Wednesday, December 6th, 2023


Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry says he’s retiring at the end of this Congress. McHenry served as Speaker pro tempore after Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the position in October. (More)

 During a House hearing on campus antisemitism, Rep. Elise Stefanik told Harvard President Claudine Gay she should resign for not protecting Jewish students. (See Video)

 Rep. Liz Cheney says she’s weighing a third-party run for the presidency as a conservative candidate with a Democrat as her running-mate. (More)

➤ Two years ago, Congress two years ago agreed to spend $7.5 billion on a nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers, yet not a single charger has been installed. The industry blames a maze of regulations. (More)

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➤ The finalists for this year’s Heisman Trophy, to be awarded on Saturday, are Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix, Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., and LSU’s Jayden Daniels. (More)

➤ Jacksonville Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who hasn’t missed a game in three years, hurt his ankle during an upset loss to Cincinnati Monday night. It’s unclear when he’ll return. (See Video)

NCAA President Charlie Baker proposed a rule change that would allow Division 1 schools to pay athletes directly through Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals. (More)

➤ Lionel Messi, who set American soccer on fire when he joined Inter Miami this summer, has been named TIME’s “Athlete of the Year.” (More)

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Gitlab Inc

➤ Big Stock Move: GitLab stock rose 11% Tuesday after the software tools company reported better-than-expected third quarter results. (More)

➤ Genetic testing company 23andMe said hackers had accessed personal data, including DNA information, for nearly 7 million customers, about half its customer base. (More)

Moody’s downgraded China’s credit outlook to “negative” on Tuesday, citing a slowing economy and a crisis in property development. China said it was “disappointed” with the decision. (More)

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Science & Technology

➤ Stratolaunch’s Roc plane, the biggest airplane in the world, flew with a supersonic test drone attached to measure how it behaved while being carried. (See Photos)

➤ Wikipedia got more than 84 billion views this year, and the most popular article was about ChatGPT. The second most popular was Wikipedia’s annual list of deaths. (See Top 25 Articles)

Amazon has hired SpaceX to deliver satellites for its new Project Kuiper orbital internet service, despite SpaceX being a competitor with Amazon’s Blue Origin aerospace company. (More)

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Wisdom Wednesday

➤ Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner, Charlie Munger, who died recently, had three basic rules that he felt would help anyone make good career decisions. (See Rules)

Research shows that practicing gratitude 15 minutes a day for at least six weeks can promote a lasting change in perspective. UCLA Health offers tips on how to do it. (See Tips)

➤ A life coach who writes an inspirational blog offers what she calls “17 excellent words of advice,” starting with: “Focus on the things you can control.” (See Advice)

Et Cetera

Virginia police are investigating a home explosion that shook a suburb as police tried to serve a warrant. Earlier, the suspect had fired a flare gun 30-40 times in the neighborhood. (See Video)

➤ A pilot who deliberately crashed a small plane in order to get YouTube views has been sentenced to six months in prison. The pilot equipped the plane with cameras and then ejected before the crash. (See Video)

 A longtime celebrity photographer has taken photos of every actor who’s ever played a villain in a James Bond movie. The stark black-and-white images are on exhibition in London. (See Photos)

Poll Position

Who was the best James Bond?

  1. Sean Connery
  2. Roger Moore
  3. Timothy Dalton
  4. Pierce Brosnan
  5. Daniel Craig
  6. Other

Tuesday’s Results:

What’s your favorite winter sport?

  1. Skiing: 15%
  2. Snowboarding: 4%
  3. Skating: 5%
  4. Sledding: 7%
  5. Hiking: 10%
  6. Cross-country skiing: 6%
  7. Hibernating: 53%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“I still got a hold on, I think, 11 four-star generals. Everybody else is completely released from me.” 

Sen. Tommy Tuberville,  on letting go of his 10-month block on military promotions.

TriviaToday’s Trivia

What was the most popular dog breed in the 1950s? 

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