Monday’s Mini-Report, 8.27.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Trump retreats: “Following blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties and veterans groups, President Donald Trump announced Monday he had signed a formal proclamation that would give Sen. John McCain his full honors.”

* The latest update out of Jacksonville: “A gunman who shot 12 people, killing two, at a Florida video game tournament ‘clearly targeted’ other gamers, Jacksonville County Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters on Monday. The gunman, David Katz, 24, also killed himself inside a gaming bar at Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops in Jacksonville.”

* 3-D printed guns: “A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from allowing the public release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns, extending an earlier restraining order.”

* There’s some real momentum on this: “Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Saturday that with Sen. John McCain’s passing, he would seek to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for the late Republican senator from Arizona.”

* A key win for labor: “Unions representing federal workers on Saturday declared victory in what they have described as an assault by the Trump administration after a federal judge struck down key provisions of a set of executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire employees and weaken their representation.”

* Lanny Davis: “An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, is backing away from confident assertions he made that Cohen has information to share with investigators that shows Trump knew in 2016 of Russian efforts to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.”

* Verizon: “After a customer-service backlash involving California firefighters, Verizon is apologizing for slowing down the data speeds of first-responders – and says it will begin offering emergency workers a new unlimited data plan to avoid future mishaps.”

* Dino Sajudin, Trump’s former doorman, will reportedly now be free from the “catch and kill” deal he reached with American Media Inc., the National Enquirer’s parent company.

* Is this kosher? “Pam Bondi is still the attorney general of Florida, at least for another four months. But last week Bondi had a different job: co-host of Fox News’ “The Five.” She subbed on the news talk show not once, not twice, but three times, appearing as a panelist Wednesday through Friday.”

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