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7:00 AM ET, October 24, 2017


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Leo Shane III / Military Times:
One in four troops sees white nationalism in the ranks  —  Nearly one in four troops polled say they have seen examples of white nationalism among their fellow service members, and troops rate it as a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Military Times poll.
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Leo Shane III / Military Times:
Military Times Poll: What you really think about Trump  —  President Donald Trump enjoys far stronger support among members of the military than the American public at large, according to the latest scientific Military Times poll.  —  Yet while Trump is especially popular among enlisted troops …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly ‘mad at God’ over sexual misconduct allegations  —  Bill O'Reilly on sexual misconduct: It's all crap  —  Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly blamed reports of sexual misconduct on a politically motivated media.  On Monday, he admitted that he also blames a higher power.  —  “You know, am I mad at God?
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
One Meeting.  Two Photos.  Many Questions.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — It was Kabul and it wasn't Kabul.  There was a clock and there wasn't a clock.  —  Soon after a two-hour secret visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday was publicly disclosed …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Steve Bannon's already murky Middle East ties deepen  —  WASHINGTON  —  Shortly after Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon left the White House, a company with close ties to him was hired by the United Arab Emirates to launch a social media campaign against its Arab neighbor, Qatar.
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Bannon Backs Isolation of Qatar, Comparing Threat to North Korea
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Trump's latest big interview is both funny and terrifying  —  POTUS swings and misses at the softest softballs.  —  It's not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn't very fluent on questions of public policy, but his interview over the weekend with Fox Business Channel's Maria Bartiromo …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Wall Street Journal:NEW!
U.S. to Allow Refugees From All Countries but With New Rules  —  New policy comes as the hold on U.S. refugee program lifts after 120 days  —  WASHINGTON—The Trump administration will allow refugee admissions to the U.S. to resume for all countries but with new rules meant to better vet applicants …
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:NEW!
Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico's biggest contract to get the power back on  —  For the sprawling effort to restore Puerto Rico's crippled electrical grid, the territory's state-owned utility has turned to a two-year-old company from Montana that had just two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria made landfall.
Wall Street Journal:
China's Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller  —  Pressure from Beijing officials seeking Mr. Guo's return sparks frantic response from Trump administration—and Penn Station, JFK airport standoffs  —  Guo Wengui, a wealthy Chinese businessman …
Mark Fabiani /
READ: Three Letters - Two from Megyn Kelly and One from Gretchen Carlson  —  Dear Bill:  —  What a class act you are, coming to my baby shower.  I was truly touched - I know how busy you are, especially that time of day.  It meant a lot to me + Doug.  And thank you for the darling …
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
End of Apartheid in South Africa?  Not in Economic Terms  —  Political liberation has yet to translate into material gains for blacks.  As one woman said, “I've gone from a shack to a shack.”  —  CROSSROADS, South Africa — The end of apartheid was supposed to be a beginning.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Steve Bannon Dropped Milo After White Nationalism Revelations.  Will The Mercers Stand By Him?  —  Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon has told multiple people that he will never work with Milo Yiannopoulos again in the aftermath of a BuzzFeed News exposé linking Breitbart's …
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
CHIP's budget lapsed 23 days ago.  Congress has done nothing.  —  This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America's health care debate.  Like what you're reading?  Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here.
States may roll back children's health coverage without money from Congress
Discussion: Axios
Kim Janssen / Chicago Tribune:
Des Plaines police probe alleged lynching threat made against congresswoman on Facebook  —  Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Oct. 18, 2017.  (Alan Diaz / AP)  —  Police are investigating allegations that a Des Plaines man threatened to lynch U.S …
Discussion: Raw Story
Trump attorney Cohen to meet with Hill investigators this week  —  Senate panel wants a hearing with Trump lawyer  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to meet privately with the House and Senate intelligence panels this week as part of their ongoing investigations …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan C. Brooks / BuzzFeed:
How Russians Attempted To Use Instagram To Influence Native Americans  —  Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally in New York earlier this year.  —  The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, were sacred for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Steve Phillips / The Nation:
The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor's Race  —  If Ralph Northam's campaign is any indication, Democrats have learned the wrong lesson from 2016.  —  One simple statistic highlights the folly of much of the Democratic Party's strategy and spending.
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Surviving R. Kelly  —  Kitti Jones dated R. Kelly from 2011 to 2013, and now alleges that he was abusive during their relationship.  Kelly denies the allegations.  Trevor Paulhus for Rolling Stone  —  Kitti Jones left her home and career for a relationship with the R&B idol.
Discussion: The Guardian, theGrio and The Root
Donna Freydkin /
Megyn Kelly: I complained about Bill O'Reilly's behavior  —  After Roger Ailes was booted from Fox in July 2016 and she was promoting her book “Settle For More,” Megyn Kelly talked about sexual harassment and Fox News, and what it was like for her.  Bill O'Reilly, meanwhile …
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Lawmakers want immediate review of travel restriction on Putin critic  —  The United States government has revoked travel privileges for a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, stirring alarm on Capitol Hill.  —  Bill Browder, a crusader for the Magnitsky Act designed …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Kathy Griffin Dishes on Her Feud With ‘Fame Whore’ Lawyer Lisa Bloom—and Bloom Returns Fire … Self-styled civil rights lawyer, feminist crusader, and television personality Lisa Bloom—who has spent the past two weeks on a media apology tour for her surprising, and surprisingly aggressive …
Alex Horton / Washington Post:15 minutes ago
Trump's ‘traitor’ rhetoric looms over Bowe Bergdahl's sentencing  —  Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after the first day of sentencing proceedings in his court-martial at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)  —  FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The military judge who will decide whether …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Axios
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
Liberals, Stop Applauding George W. Bush  —  One half-decent speech doesn't atone for paving the way for Donald Trump.  —  George W. Bush left office as one of the most reviled presidents in modern history—even by many Republicans' estimation—but he's found a path to rehabilitation: reminding everyone how much worse Donald Trump is.
Discussion: Power Line
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran  —  Boeing effort to sell to Iranian airline implicated in terror operations opposed by administration  —  The Trump administration is coming under increased pressure from Congress to kill a landmark deal between Boeing …
The Daily Beast:NEW!
Russian Propaganda Hosted by Man on Staten Island, New York … Russia's propaganda campaign targeting Americans was hosted, at least in part, on American soil.  —  A company owned by a man on Staten Island, New York, provided internet infrastructure services to DoNotShoot.Us …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
This Big Tax Cut for ‘High Fliers’ Shows Why an Overhaul Is Hard  —  Slashing rate for pass-throughs would benefit 1 percent most  —  Hatch doesn't want any limits on eligibility for new rate  —  President Donald Trump and Republicans love the idea of cutting taxes.
Casey Hopkins / Mediaite:
Fox News Fires John Huddy, Brother of O'Reilly Accuser Juliet Huddy  —  Fox News has parted ways with Jerusalem-based correspondent John Huddy.  The timing of this news coming out is sure to raise eyebrows as it has nearly immediately followed a shocking interview that his sister Juliet Huddy had with Megyn Kelly today.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘traitor’ rhetoric looms over Bowe Bergdahl's sentencing   Find
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran   Find
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms   Find
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Joshua Peck / Medium:
Trump's ad cuts will cost a minimum of 1.1 million Obamacare enrollments
Discussion: CNBC, ACA Signups and Washington Post
Wesley Morgan / Politico:
Top U.S. general cites ISIS affiliates in Niger attack
Discussion: Associated Press
John Hawkins / John Hawkins' Right Wing News:
25 Conservatives Worth Following on Twitter
New York Times:
Russia's Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.
Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
‘Nobody defends us’: Russian journalists respond to knife attack
Discussion: ABC News
Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records
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Olivia Campbell / thecut:
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
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Jocelyn Kiley / Pew Research Center:
In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views
Discussion: Washington Post
FCPD Media Relations / Fairfax County Police …:
Former MLB Player / TV Analyst Ray Knight Charged with Assault & Battery
Discussion: Deadspin
Alisa Hauser / DNAinfo Chicago:
‘Repulsive’ Racist Tirade About Black Nanny Sparks Outrage In West Town
Discussion: theGrio, Raw Story and The Root
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
On Safari in Trump's America
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
He Didn't Vote in a Few Elections. In the Next One, Ohio Said He Couldn't.
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Yes, James Comey was in Iowa over the weekend