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Paul Demko / Politico:
Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidies  —  President Donald Trump plans to cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage in his most aggressive move yet to undermine his predecessor's health care law.  —  The subsidies, which are worth an estimated $7 billion this year …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Unveils Full-bore Obamacare Sabotage
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Vox
Sam Baker / Axios:   Trump takes a sledgehammer to the ACA
Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States
Nicholas Bagley / The Incidental Economist:
Cutting off the cost-sharing payments.
Discussion: NPR and Talking Points Memo
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Trump will pull Obamacare subsidies in another attack on health law
Discussion: ABC News
TMZ.com:
Harvey Weinstein's Contract Allowed for Sexual Harassment  —  Harvey Weinstein may have been fired illegally by The Weinstein Company, a company that wrote a contract that said Weinstein could get sued over and over for sexual harassment and as long as he shelled out money, that was good enough for the Company.
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Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Oliver Stone on Harvey Weinstein: “It's Not Easy What He's Going Through”  —  The director addressed the international media at the Busan International Film Festival, where he is serving as chair of the event's competition jury.  —  Oliver Stone intitially declined to condemn Harvey Weinstein …
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
Harvey Weinstein: English actor says alleged sexual assault ruined film career  —  Exclusive: Sophie Dix says encounter at the Savoy hotel when she was 22 was 'the single most damaging thing that's happened in my life'  —  An English actor who was on the brink of a career in the British film industry …
Discussion: RedState
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon TV Producer Goes Public With Harassment Claim Against Top Exec Roy Price (Exclusive)  —  “You will love my d**k,” Price allegedly said to Isa Hackett, a producer on ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ who details a July 2015 incident at Comic-Con in San Diego.
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Background check chief has ‘never seen’ mistakes and omissions at level of Jared Kushner forms  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has “never seen that level of mistakes” when asked …
Discussion: Raw Story
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Hannity hits back at Sasse: ‘Call me when you repeal ObamaCare loser’  —  Fox News host Sean Hannity fanned the flames of his feud with Sen. Ben Sasse  —  (R-Neb.) late Thursday, saying he has “done nothing” in D.C. and to “call me when you repeal ObamaCare loser.”
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Put Women in Charge  —  Most women I know — and probably most women you know — have stories about sexual harassment.  Mine happened in college, with a professor who was older than my father and who made me think he was genuinely interested in my writing.  One day in his office, he told me he wanted to “kiss and molest” me.
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn't act, GOP senator says  —  TULSA — President Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, according to a Republican senator who spoke directly with the president about the issue.
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators probing Russia's suspected manipulation of the social media platform during the 2016 election, according to current and former government cybersecurity officials.
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump's pick for NOAA chief causes a storm  —  As a top executive at AccuWeather, Barry Myers has pushed for limits on the kinds of products that the National Weather Service offers to the public, saying they offered unfair competition to his industry.  —  Now, President Donald Trump's nomination …
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Where's Zinke?  The interior secretary's special flag offers clues.  —  At the Interior Department's headquarters in downtown Washington, Secretary Ryan Zinke has revived an arcane military ritual that no one can remember ever happening in the federal government.
Discussion: Raw Story
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Fractured GOP  —  Trump Republicans vs. McConnell Republicans.  —  The Republican party is divided into two groups these days.  There's the Trump faction and its rival, the elected leaders, GOP officials, and rank-and-file antagonists of Trump.  The split is not ideological.
Phil LeBeau / CNBC:
New boycott of Ford over its NFL sponsorship called by a Louisiana sheriff  —  A sheriff in Louisiana is taking a stand on the issue of whether NFL players should stand for the national anthem.  Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has told a local Ford dealership his department …
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Sen. Ted Cruz: Tax reform may not happen until early next year  — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have set a target of the end of 2017 for passing a tax bill.  — Cruz says he wants bigger tax cuts than $1.5 trillion called for in the Senate budget resolution.
Mattthew Lee / Associated Press:
Trumps said to disparage but not bolt from Iranian nuke deal  —  https://apnews.com/a660d3fd7e93484f8209 5122de8d4ff8  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests …
Discussion: Politico
Jack Shafer / Politico:
I've Normalized Trump  —  On Wednesday, Baby Donald threw a one-two punch at the press that sent it on a quick trip to the mat, stunned and bleeding.  In a tweet, responding to an NBC News story he insisted was inaccurate, the president called for the revocation of the network's broadcast licenses.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Fortune
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites  —  Legislation to provide $36.5 billion in aid for communities affected by recent wildfires and hurricanes, including Puerto Rico, secured widespread support in the House on Thursday save for 69 Republicans.
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
California Journal They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground  —  (Video by Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)  —  Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped.  The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear.
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Collins declines run for Maine governor  —  Collins' decision preserves her role as a key moderate and swing vote in the Senate.  —  Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she would not run for governor of Maine, ending weeks of speculation with a decision to stay in the Senate.
Discussion: Axios
Tony Cook / Indianapolis Star:
As Trump slams media, an Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill to license journalists  —  An Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by state police.  —  Rep. Jim Lucas had the measure drawn up earlier this year and said he may file …
Discussion: Raw Story
Andrew Beaton / Wall Street Journal:
Roger Goodell Has a Secret Defender on Twitter: His Wife  —  When media outlets wrote about the NFL commissioner, an anonymous tweeter hit back  —  When National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is under attack, as he so often is these days, @forargument is there to fight back.
 
 
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Alexander Nazaryan / Newsweek:
WHO BROKE CONGRESS?  DENNIS HASTERT, FORMER SPEAKER, BREAKS TWO-YEAR SILENCE TO DENY ROLE IN GRIDLOCK
Discussion: twitchy.com
Washington Post:
Charlottesville lawsuit seeks restrictions on white nationalist groups
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Business Insider:
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Discussion: NBC News
Washington Post:
Charity once led by Roy Moore has listed its headquarters for sale, a move that could bring him $540,000 windfall
Caroline Alphonso / Globe and Mail:
What not to wear: Ontario school board targets offensive Halloween costumes
Discussion: Truth Revolt and The Daily Caller
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Mnuchin won't fill No. 2 Treasury post as Brooks opts out of the running
Discussion: Political Wire
Nicole Gaudiano / USA Today:
Ethics investigators suggest Rep. Chris Collins may have engaged in insider trading
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Lauren Wolfe / Foreign Policy:
The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out
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CNNMoney:
Secret Service paid Mar-a-Lago at least $63,000, documents show
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Roger Stone faces subpoena threat over Assange contact
Discussion: The Hill and ABC News
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Jake Tapper: ‘Torches in the Street’ Had Obama Threatened Fox News' License
Amanda Erickson / Washington Post:
Inside American Caitlan Coleman's five-year ordeal as a Taliban prisoner
Associated Press:
Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks
Discussion: IJR
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
We're About to Fall Behind the Great Depression
Discussion: Eschaton