There are certain things one doesn’t ask in polite elite society. Lucky for you you’re nowhere near there. You’re in Bokbluster, so I’ll ask:
Google management was having none of that. Here’s Google CEO Sundar Pichai:
To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.
Coming down firmly on the side of bias, he fired Damore.
The Washington Post published a leaked transcript of President Trump’s phone call to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
But will Sessions pressure the press to give up its sources?
Congress can’t repeal ObamaCare but it frog marched Trump to the signing table for a Russian sanctions bill. The House voted 419-3 for the bill and the Senate came in 98-2.
Russian Sanctions Bill
And the president can’t reverse the sanctions without Congressional approval. Which may be unconstitutional, at least that’s what Trump said in his initial signing statement. Still, he didn’t have much choice but to sign the veto proof bill.
Bloomberg’s Eli Lake says leakers are forcing Trump to act against his will.
Anthony Scaramucci (a.k.a. The Mooch) had a very bad week. A short one too.
President Trump appointed him communications director over the objections of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Mooch’s Very Bad Week
Spicer got mad and quit, sort of. Mooch fired Priebus. His wife divorced him. Harvard Law School listed him as dead. He called Priebus a f-ing paranoid schizophrenic in a New Yorker interview. And then new White House chief of staff, stand up straight shooter Marine Gen. John Kelly, fired him.
Kind of like Jack Ruby whacking Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oh, and his ex-wife gave birth.
It was a week with the makings of a country song.