Morning Brief: December 16
In an exciting week in Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s stock is rising higher than any other. The Massachusetts Democrat is leading the charge against some bank-friendly provisions in the recently-passed spending bill, speaking loudly on the issue in opposition to the President. Her strong stances have many Dems saying they’re more Ready for Elizabeth than Hillary.
NEED TO KNOW
Six Dead, Manhunt Underway after PA Shooting Spree [USA Today]
Obama’s Nominee for Surgeon General Wins Confirmation [NY Times].
Fracking Study Coming Soon, Says Cuomo [WFUV News, via AP].
Lawmakers seek to “Level Playing Field” for Domestic Violence Victims [WFUV News].
Islanders top the Devils 3-2
Nets host the Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat, 7:30PM
Knicks host a strong Dallas team, 8PM
Rangers take on the Flames in Calgary, 9PM
Rain, rain, go away—all day and night 49/42 [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• The J. Geils Band @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
• Jane Siberry’s Holiday Hoes And Hosers with Rufus Wainwright @ Iridium
• Rhett Miller’s 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza featuring Jen Kirkman, Dave Hill, Wyatt Cenac and more @ City Winery
• The Radiators Christmas Fishead Stew (with Jen Durkin And The Business featuring Garrett Shider of P-Funk) @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
• Kasim Sulton @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Alice Smith @ Rockwood Music Hall
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1773, members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act—an move known today as the Boston Tea Party
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