Breakfast Briefing, 9.26.2017: The 4 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning

Uber's apology, Obamacare repeal, NASCAR releases its statement, NFL protests continue.

Uber apologizes to Londoners after being banned by the city. Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted an apology admitting that Uber had "got things wrong along the way." Khosrowshahi’s apology is a new tactic for Uber, which has butted heads with cities like Portland and Austin in the U.S., resulting in bans, and he is earning praise from professionals for being open and admitting fault. But some suspect legal fights other cities like San Francisco and New York will be next.

The latest Obamacare repeal is dead as a third Senator dropped out last night. Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham introduced the bill last week, but it faced the same problems as the previous iterations. President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have tried unsuccessfully all year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one of Trump’s campaign promises and something Republicans have been talking about since it went into effect.

NASCAR releases a statement on National Anthem protests. NASCAR earned praise from Trump yesterday when it announced it would fire drivers who knelt during the National Anthem, but later released a statement saying it respects the National Anthem while also one’s "right to peacefully express one’s opinion." The move coming after Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted his support of the protests.

While Trump continues to tweet about NFL protests. A few early morning tweets proved the NFL is still on Trump’s mind. He first said the Dallas Cowboys were booed for kneeling before the National Anthem, but then praised them for changing course and standing again while it played. The Cowboys striking an odd balance between protest and conceding to Trump.

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