The not great news

Dan Fitzpatrick at the Wall Street Journal does not have good news to share: J.P. Morgan's Profit Slides As Revenue Also Declines. Pedro da Costa there pointed out: “J.P. Morgan Profits Tumble 19% in First Quarter.” Colleague David Reilly put it another way: “Ruh-Roh.”

The Washington Post takes us Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations, courtesy of Adam Goldman. Katie Zezima there added: “FBI agents participated in hundreds of raids and secret operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Must-read @adamgoldmanwp.”

DNA Info has a memo showing the De Blasio Administration Wants Total Control of Hiring Process. Nick Powell at City and State wondered if he’s a “Micromanaging Mayor?”

Brad Wieners at Bloomberg BusinessWeek declares: No Way Is Matt Power Gone. Shana Lynch at Silicon Valley Business Journal called it an “Absolutely beautiful eulogy for a fearless journalist who sought out the eccentric dreamers.” Freelancer Helen Walters agreed: “Beautiful tribute to such a beautiful writer by @BradWieners.” David Howard from Bicycling Magazine added: “Riveting and heartbreaking.”

And according to the Washington Post, Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts. Gary Emerling with U.S. News & World Report tweeted this quote from the story: "After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter." Jennifer Thompson from the Post-Standard explained: “They were children when Social Security overpaid their parents. Now the Treasury is seizing their tax refunds.” The Atlantic’s Matt O'Brien added: "No one seems eager to take credit for reopening all these long-closed cases.”

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