In today’s Buzz, Greg Gianforte wins Montana’s sole House seat, the FBI ask if Vladimir Putin went to Jared, and a Delaware-based financial group answers which city in America has the biggest drinking problem.

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by swimming pools. Memorial Day weekend marks the official opening of a number of pools across the country (exuding those lucky parts of the country where pools remain open year round) .

Right Now w/ Brian Southey (LinkedIn / Twitter)

What I’m Listening to – Ryan Adams, Prisoner

What I’m ReadingFire on the Mountain: A night of terror in Gatlinburg, Tennessee by Justin Heckert

What I’m Watching – Pittsburgh vs Ottawa – Game 7

What I Want to Know from You – Do you buy a season pass for your local pool?


Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation  Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault  Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill.

Which city is the drunkest in America?  As if a city best known for football and beer needs another excuse to party.   Well, bottoms up, Green Bay. You have another trophy to put in the case. 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news and opinion corporation, just rated Green Bay the drunkest city in America.




50 Nifty

Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016  Chicago was the only city among the nation’s 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

ClearGov Launches Budget Portals, Comparison Tools for Every Municipality in the U.S.  After initially rolling out spending portals and comparison tools in selected states, ClearGov has now taken its services nationwide — nigh-comprehensively.

TrumpBeat: A Budget With Math Errors And A Fraction Of A Wall  President Trump has had a rough start to his term when it comes to passing laws or enacting new policies.

Coming to a dock near you? A cruise ship in Tacoma  Passengers would disembark at the City of Destiny as the third stop — after Seattle and Olympia

Do away with the Electoral College? Lawmakers inch Oregon closer  House lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday that would make Oregon award its Electoral College votes only to presidential candidates who win the national popular vote.

Flint tells state it’s committed to $3.5 million street and water main job  The city wants to push ahead with a $3.5 million street reconstruction and water main replacement job on parts of two streets on Flint’s north side.

Chicago police add hundreds of extra cops for Memorial Day weekend  A wooden cross stands atop a patch of grass near a boarded-up apartment building in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street, where three men were shot and wounded during last year’s violent Memorial Day weekend.

Trump’s Travel Ban Showdown Is Headed for the Supreme Court  Donald Trump’s administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.”

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, ‘A Sense Of Purpose’  The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is “the struggle of our time.”

Lawyer: Here’s what’s important for local governments planning to acquire drones  Tom Gemmell at the national law firm Polsinelli tells what’s important for local governments that are planning to acquire drones to perform municipal tasks.

Local Government Confidential

Speakers have cursed, screamed at City Council. Now the city won’t put them on TV.  In the last nine months, the Charlotte City Council and Mayor Jennifer Roberts have been assailed in public – and on live television – by protesters of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting, immigration advocates and by those on both sides of the abortion debate.

Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage  The Minneapolis City Council will likely lay out the basics of a minimum wage ordinance at a meeting Friday, and raising it to $15 an hour without a tip credit is all but certain.