Year 3, Week 39 (October 13-19)

Well folks, by this point the shark has gone home, having performed several weeks of jumping support and concluded he’s not making enough overtime.  But there is some new badness to know, and impeachment remains a persistent, high-stakes tug-of-war we all have to keep watching.  So here we all are.

Standard standing reminders apply: I am no journalist, though I play one in your inbox or browser, so I’m mostly summarizing the news within my area of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not Pierre Delecto!–but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. And, of course, for the things that are within my lane, I’m offering context that shouldn’t be considered legal advice. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers.  Onward to the news!   


Constitutional Crisis Corners:

With everything else going on, Whistleblowing Ukraine Biden Bingo took a bit of a backseat compared to the past few weeks, but there was still plenty of bananas news nonetheless.  Here are the latest updates:   


Between Syria and the G-7 scandal that unfolded in real time, Disregard of Governing Norms had another miserably active week as well.  Here’s what I have for you:   


Your “Normal” Weird:


The Bad:


The Good:


So that’s what I have for this week, and I think we can all agree that it’s more than enough. For making it through, you deserve a visit from this desert tortoise and an eventual better government.  I’ll be back next week with more (and hopefully better) news, and I hope you will be back as well–but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments.  Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me fewer accidental naps!

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