POLITICS: For forever, Dems have been trying to sneak a peek at Prez Trump’s personal financial records. (It’s typical for prezes to release these, but Trump never did.) Cue subpoenas. Problem, since Trump and his team argue the subpoenas aren’t valid because a prez is apparently immune to criminal investigation while in office. This set off court battle after court battle...until the case ultimately made its way to the Supremes. At the moment, it looks like they’re shaking their heads to the claim that prezes are immune...but no word yet on whether they’ll let the Prez keep his tax returns to himself. Speaking of which, yesterday, all eyes were on special elections in Wisconsin and California. Spoiler: the Republican candidates took the win.
BIZ: Uber’s unzipping its wallet. Recently, it came out that the biz is looking to acquire GrubHub (as in the food delivery biz) - merging two of the biggest players in that industry. Uber reportedly approached GrubHub with an offer back in February, and the two bizes have been chatting since then. Suspense, thick. In other news, recently, Twitter declared that it will let employees work at home “indefinitely” if they choose. Read: forever. Big deal, since there’s been some speculation over whether bizes will go back to how they were before the coronavirus pandemic when things start reopening - or keep some WFH elements around. Stay tuned.
WORLD: A couple months ago, the US and the Taliban shook hands (not really, don’t worry) on a peace deal. One of the main features of this deal was that the Taliban and the Afghan gov would work toward lasting peace - starting with a ceasefire. Fast forward to yesterday, and Afghan’s prez announced that the country would...resume offensive operations against the Taliban. The why: recent attacks on a funeral and a maternity hospital that killed dozens of people. The Taliban denied responsibility, but it still looks like the gov’s taking a red pen to the ceasefire. Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League says there were 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents in the US last year - a 12 percent surge and the highest number in over four decades.