Need 2 Know: Bush Eulogists Announced, First 5G Smartphones

December 4, 2018

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Bush Eulogists: President George W. Bush will be among the eulogists for his father tomorrow at the National Cathedral state funeral, joined by Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister, Alan Simpson, a former senator, and Jon Meacham, a presidential biographer. Traditionally, current presidents give the eulogy when a former president dies on their watch, but the Bushes are unique in that they have another former president in the family to do the honor. President Trump will attend the service and speak privately with the family. Bush will lie in state today at the Capitol for a second day. Read more here.

  • Lame-Duck Fight: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is moving to limit early voting and scale back the power of the incoming governor, a Democrat, who beat Walker by a thin margin last month. Republicans say it will help their party have a level playing field when the new administration is sworn in, while Democrats are calling them sore losers. Tony Evers, the governor-elect said, “it’s an embarrassment for the state and I think we can stop it.” Outgoing Republicans in Michigan are considering a similar bill. Read more here.

  • Russia End Game: The special counsel in the Russia investigation is expected to file sentencing memos for three of the most important figures in the case, starting with former national security adviser Michael Flynn today, followed by Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen on Friday. These memos are expected to provide one of the deepest looks yet into where the investigation stands, and suggest that Robert Mueller is “tying up loose ends” and may be approaching the “end game” of the investigation. Read more here.

  • Harvard Sued: Harvard is being sued by a group of sororities and fraternities, which claim its crackdown on single-gender social clubs is discrimination. The lawsuits allege the university is punishing students who join all-male or all-female organizations. Under the school’s policy, which it began enforcing this year, students who are part of single-sex clubs can’t be captains of sports teams and can’t receive endorsement letters from deans. Read more here.

  • 5G Smartphone: Samsung and Verizon will bring the first 5G smartphone to market in the first half of next year. Apple, meanwhile, is said to hold off on plans to produce a new iPhone that can connect to the new 5G networks until at least 2020. Read more here.

  • Monday Night Football: Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy broke his leg during last night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, all but certainly ending his season. With McCoy sidelined, the Skins brought in Mark Sanchez, whom they just signed. On Sanchez’s first snap, he threw to Adrian Peterson, who made an astounding 90-yard touchdown run. See it here.

  • Tumblr Porn: Tumblr will ban all adult content from its platform as of Dec.17. The decision comes after the Tumblr app was temporarily dropped from the Apple App Store after allegations it hosted child pornography. Tumblr, which is now owned by Verizon, became known as one of the last major social media platforms with a neutral attitude toward explicit content. A study found that adult content made up 20 percent of the site’s traffic. Read more here.

  • Davidson Speaks: Pete Davidson took to Instagram share a personal message about bullying. The SNL comedian says he’s been bullied online and in public for nine months. He says he’s spoken about BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and being suicidal so it will “help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth." He vows that he will not kill himself, “no matter how hard the internet or anyone” tries to make him. See the post here.

  • Van Dyke vs. Morgan: British anchor Piers Morgan took to Twitter to say that actor Dick Van Dyke will “have to change his name to Richard Van Non-Binary-Gender-Fluid” in what he calls this “PC-crazed era.” The 92-year-old Van Dyke had his own response on Twitter for Morgan: See it here.

  • Rhapsody Tour: Amid the success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a tour for 2019. The Rhapsody tour is scheduled for July and August, with 23 dates. General tickets go on sale Friday, while Queen and Adam Lambert Fan Club pre-sales will be held Thursday. Read more here.

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