Friday's Morning Email: GOP Debate Fallout Continues

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GOP DEBATE FALLOUT CONTINUES "Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party’s messy debate process -- and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee." On the trail, Jeb Bush is trying to figure out how to resuscitate his campaign, while Ted Cruz is having a moment. [Politico]

THE EU VOTED TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST EDWARD SNOWDEN We hear living in London is nice this time of year. [Ryan Grenoble, HuffPost]

PAUL RYAN OFFICIALLY ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE All but nine of his Republican colleagues supported him. [WaPo]

PAYPAL GOES DOWN FOR OVER 2 HOURS The electronic payment company suffered a "data center power outage" that affected e-commerce for over two hours. [Nick Visser, HuffPost]

ANOTHER AMERICAN ARRESTED IN IRAN This is the first arrest since the Iran deal. [Reuters]

'THEY BURN WITCHES HERE' "And then they upload the photos to social media. A journey to an island caught between the ancient world and 2015." [Kent Russell, HuffPost]

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BAD NEWS, ‘GAME OF THRONES’ FANS The premiere of season six has been pushed to May, which just adds more torturous time till we know what happened to Jon Snow. [HuffPost]

CONGRATS TO SIMONE BILES ON MAKING GYMNASTICS HISTORY "A heart-stopping wobble on the beam and tumble out of bounds on the floor could not wipe the megawatt smile off Simone Biles' face as she became the first woman to win three straight all-around titles at the gymnastics world championships on Thursday." [Reuters]

APPLE IS TRYING TO MAKE YOU LATE FOR WORK You've been warned: The newest iOS update will shut off your alarms while updating your phone. [Gawker]

EARLY FORGETFULNESS CAN BE A HARBINGER OF DEMENTIA "A study that followed women for 20 years just linked early memory lapses to dementia in later years. If you sense that you are forgetting more than your peers, it could mean you will face more serious cognitive issues down the road, says the study published in Neurology." [HuffPost]

THE SURFBOARD SWEEPING THE MARKET And it's only $99. [Bloomberg]

ALL THE WAYS TO CLEAN UP YOUR HALLOWEEN MESS Yes, you can get that fake blood out of the carpet. [Deadspin]

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HOW TO STOP WASTING FOOD AT HOME "Just understanding what the expiration dates on food really mean, that they don’t mean you have to throw food away. Similarly, I think storing food properly doesn’t take a lot of time." [HuffPost]


THE QUESTIONS REFUGEES ASK WHEN THEY GET TO EUROPE "Connecting with family is a top priority for newly arrived refugees who want their loved ones to know they are safe. IRC staff direct people to cafés and restaurants that provide WiFi free of charge." [HuffPost]


~ The Senate officially passed the budget deal early this morning.

~ Police have released footage of the Waco biker shootout that killed nine people and left 20 wounded.

~ How the Koch brothers "amass clout" on college campuses.

~ Beating Uber's surge pricing.

~ Why some are tired of the "pinkification" of breast cancer.

~ This was a Wall Street Journal lede: "The distribution rights to one of the movie industry’s highest profile franchises are about to be up for grabs, leaving Hollywood shaken and stirred."

~ This kid looks so much like Leonardo DiCaprio, it's alarming.

~ Happy Friday -- check out this polar bear live stream.

~ And the "So That Happened" crew takes a deep dive into the debate and Elizabeth Warren's latest thumping of Wall Street.

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