January 20, 2017

Trump change / Ballsy / Beware this

TRUMP CHANGE. Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America at noon Eastern Time (11 a.m. Central).

 Here’s how to watch it and other events through the weekend on “fake news” CNN’s website.
 On Trump’s Day One, American Civil Liberties Union takes legal action.
 The Trump administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Journalism professor Robert Quigley says the Washington Post report includes “what might be the best pie chart I have ever seen.”
 Trump’s cabinet looks like “those who voted for Trump.”
 Draft budget would eliminate Violence Against Women grants and the Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil — not criminal — legal help to the poor.
 The children of Trump’s pick to head the Treasury Department own nearly $1 million in artwork, which he forgot to disclose.
 Headed to D.C.? New York magazine’s “Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Women’s March.”
■ Growing estimate for turnout at Chicago “Women’s March” Saturday prompts another change in plans.
■ Departing Obama staff holds last-minute scavenger hunt.
■ FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver: The real story of 2016.

BALLSY. Accused of sexual abuse and serving prison time for lying and skirting banking regulations, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is now asking the victim to pay back hush money Hastert’s lawyers say was intended “to compensate his victim for his molestation and resulting injury.”
 Chicago lawyer suspended for calling rival “C–––ney Lindbitch.”
 City of Chicago’s new top lawyer is nephew of late Chicago Tribune movie critic Gene Siskel.

BEWARE THIS. A sophisticated hack could trick you out of your Gmail password — and more.
 Amazon makes buying stuff even easier.

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