Friday’s Mini-Report, 7.29.16

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* A pattern seems to be emerging: “The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.”
 
* This follows the DCCC news: “Another Democratic Party group confirmed Friday it has been hacked and said the breach was ‘similar’ to a cyber strike on the Democratic National Committee, which has been blamed on the Russians.”
 
* Maybe congressional Republicans should’ve taken more of an interest: “Florida’s governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika. But he says one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites.”
 
* Flint, Michigan: “Arrogance and viewing people in Flint as expendable were the motives of six state employees criminally charged Friday over the city’s water crisis, Attorney General Bill Schuette said.”
 
* Convention ratings: “With nearly all ratings in across networks, the DNC finale comes in short of the RNC [on the fourth night] – though averages a much stronger showing over four days.”
 
* A recent Supreme Court ruling seems relevant: “A federal appeals court on Friday refused to drop corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), according to The Associated Press. Menendez’s attorneys had argued that his actions on behalf of a campaign donor were protected because he’s a sitting senator, but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed.”
 
* Wait, are flag pins still a thing? “Twitter users are defending Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich attempted to jab her Thursday night for a supposed lack of patriotism – all because she wasn’t wearing an American flag pin on her lapel.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 7.29.16

Updated