Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 11.29.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Congress: “The House on Wednesday adopted by voice vote a resolution that would require all House employees – including all members – to be trained annually on workplace harassment and discrimination.”

* Good economic news: “The U.S. economy’s pace of growth in the third quarter was raised to 3.3% from 3% under the government’s latest revision to gross domestic product. How good is that? It’s the fastest spurt of growth in three years.”

* Worth keeping an eye on: “President Trump pledged Wednesday that ‘additional major sanctions’ would be imposed on North Korea after Pyongyang’s latest intercontinental missile test.”

* Let’s note for context that the judge in the CFPB case was a Trump nominee: “A federal judge declined Tuesday to force out Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s choice to serve as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”

* “Today” anchor Matt Lauer “was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior that took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The accusation also noted that the alleged behavior continued in the workplace after the games, NBC News confirmed. “

* Garrison Keillor ”has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over ‘allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.’”

* I meant to mention this yesterday: “A federal judge ruled on Monday that the military must move forward with plans for allowing transgender recruits starting on Jan. 1, 2018.”

* FEMA: “After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs. Bronze Star LLC never delivered those urgently needed supplies, which even months later remain in demand by hurricane victims on the island.”

* An important post-Las-Vegas-shooting story: “Dozens of Air Force service members charged with or convicted of serious crimes were never reported to the federal gun background-check database as required, Air Force officials said on Tuesday.”

* Judicial nominees: “The Senate on Tuesday confirmed one of President Donald Trump’s legal advisers to serve on what is often described as America’s second highest court. The vote to confirm Gregory Katsas, 53, of Virginia, was 50-48.”

* Seems like a problem: “Thousands of American Airlines flights ‘during the upcoming critical holiday period’ don’t currently have pilots assigned to them because of a scheduling glitch, according to the airline’s pilot union.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 11.29.17