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Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

Traders Scheme To Cash In On Trump Tweets
Ben White and Patrick Temple-West, Politico | Cashing In On Trump Tweets | December 16, 2016

Trump, with his itchy Twitter finger, is quickly emerging as the biggest axe there is...

How Donald Trump's Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests
Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek | Trumps Business Ties | December 13, 2016

Trump is already vulnerable to undue influence by other nations...

Electors Demand Intelligence Briefing Before Electoral College
Kyle Cheney and Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico | Electors Request Intelligence Briefing | December 13, 2016

A request by members of the Electoral College for an intelligence briefing...

Energy Department Balks At Team Trump's Climate "Witch Hunt"
Steve Benen, Rachel Maddow Show | DOE Says "No" To Trump | December 13, 2016

"It feels more like a freaking witch hunt."...

It's Like A Powder Keg That's Going To Explode
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico | Powder Keg: Trump And Ethics | December 12, 2016

Two longtime ethics experts argue Trump's business conflicts are so big it should affect how the Electoral College votes...

High On Hitler And Meth: Book Says Nazis Were Fueld By Drugs
David Segal, The New York Times | Hitler And Meth | December 11, 2016

Soldiers of the Wehrmacht were regularly supplied with methamphetamine of a quality that would give Walter white pages of envy...

Read Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize In Literature Banquet Speech
Andy Greene, Rolling Stone | Dylan's Nobel Speech | December 11, 2016

Read Dylan's speech here...

The Tina Fey Interview, by David Letterman
David Letterman, as told by Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter | Tina Fey Interviewed by David Letterman | December 8, 2016

About Trump, parenting, comedy and Hollywood...

Tom The Dancing Bug
Ruben Bolling, The Daily Kos | The World At A Crossroads | December 8, 2016

The world at a crossroads...

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, To Lead E.P.A.
Coral Davenport and Eric Lipton, The New York Times | Trump Picks Cliimate Change Denialist | December 8, 2016

Pruitt has been a key architect of the legal battle against Mr. Obama's climate change policies...