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11:55 AM ET, October 3, 2017


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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Bannon warns: “end of everything” if Trump supports gun controls  —  President Trump may say he's a defender of gun ownership rights, but with all the gun control pressure he'll be under after Las Vegas, how do we know he'll resist it — especially after the debt limit deal with Chuck Schumer …
Associated Press:
Gunman had ‘bump-stock’ device that could speed fire  — ce3da986fd4f  —  Link copied!  —  The gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two “bump-stocks” that could have converted semi-automatic firearms …
Discussion: RedState
Steve Israel / New York Times:
Nothing Will Change After the Las Vegas Shooting  —  WASHINGTON — In the wake of one the deadliest mass shootings in our nation's history, perhaps the most asked question by Americans is, “Will anything change?”  The simple answer is no. The more vital question is, “Why not?”
Jimmy Kimmel / YouTube:
Jimmy Kimmel on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas … After the tragedy in Jimmy's hometown of Las Vegas, he sends love to everyone affected, talks about the major gun violence problem we have in this country, calls out the senators who are in the pocket of the NRA, and asks for common sense and action …
New York Times:
477 Days.  521 Mass Shootings.  Zero Action From Congress.  —  Each colored square represents  —  a day in which at least one mass  —  shooting took place.  —  A gunman opens fire in an Orlando nightclub, leaving 49 dead and many wounded.  It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history - until Sunday.
Steven Yablonski / WFXT:
Only on Boston 25: Exclusive photos of Las Vegas shooter's guns  —  LAS VEGAS - Boston 25 News has obtained exclusive photos from police sources showing the guns used during a massacre in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 59 people and wounded 527 Sunday night.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and IJR
Las Vegas massacre: More weapons found, but no motive  —  (CNN)After the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the evil of one person was countered by the benevolence of countless others.  —  Heroes risking their lives to save strangers.  Blood donors waiting for hours to help the wounded.
Reno Gazette-Journal:
Las Vegas shooting: Who is Marilou Danley?  Reno friend says ‘she is in the Philippines’  —  The girlfriend of the man accused in the deadly Las Vegas shooting has lived in Nevada since 2003, according to records obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal from Washoe County District Court.
Michelle Ghoussoub / CBC News:
3 Canadians among dozens killed in Las Vegas mass shooting  —  At least 6 Canadians were injured in Sunday night attack on music festival  —  Calla Medig from Jasper, Alta., was among the people killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting, bringing the number of Canadians killed in the massacre to at least three.
Eric Levenson / CNN:
Portraits of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
Fan fury as three Kansas City Chiefs players sit or kneel during the national anthem hours …
Discussion: IJR and Washington Post
Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
‘I cannot express how wrong I was’: Country guitarist changes mind on gun control after Vegas
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
MSNBC's Mika: No Republican lawmakers would appear on ‘Morning Joe’ to discuss the Las Vegas massacre
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Jimmy Kimmel Seizes on Las Vegas Shooting to Champion Gun Laws in Emotional Monologue
Discussion: Vox
Shaun King / The Intercept:
The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter
Bill O'Reilly / No Spin News:
Mass Murder in Las Vegas
NBC News:
Two Nevada Gun Shops Say Stephen Paddock Passed Background Checks
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
Iraq War Veteran Helped Direct Cops To Vegas Shooter's Room
Discussion: RedState
Mary Hui / Washington Post:
CBS fires VP for writing ‘Republican gun toters’ killed in Las Vegas don't deserve sympathy
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
President Trump travels to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico  —  President Donald Trump is traveling to Puerto Rico today, two weeks after Hurricane Maria first struck the island.  —  The president said he will meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency and military officials, first responders and the people of Puerto Rico.
Discussion: Politico and Joe.My.God.
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump faces political danger in visit to Puerto Rico
Discussion: Axios, ABC News and Associated Press
Trump Heads to Puerto Rico After Criticism of Storm Response
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Root
David Usborne / The Independent:
Puerto Rico mayor invited to take part in White House conference call on hurricane disaster effort …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Caroline Kenny / CNN:
Oxfam criticizes US government response in Puerto Rico
Discussion: The Week and The Guardian
Andrea Peterson / Politico:
Hundreds of White House emails sent to third Kushner family account  —  White House officials have begun examining emails associated with a third and previously unreported email account on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's private domain, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:   DOJ releases overruled memos finding it illegal for presidents to appoint relatives
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
As fight enters second month, FBI still withholding dossier documents
Discussion: Instapundit
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
The GOP Tax Plan Is Already Hitting Speed Bumps  —  Corker questions whether GOP has fortitude for tax overhaul  —  Republicans split on whether tax plan can add to the deficit  —  The White House is showing “softness” on ending a $1.3 trillion federal tax deduction filers get for their state …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
This Is What a Real Middle-Class Tax Cut Would Look Like
New York Times:
E.P.A. Chief's Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home  —  WASHINGTON — For lunch on April 26, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, dined with top executives from Southern Company, one of the nation's largest coal-burning electric utilities …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Daily Caller
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons  —  Dreeben defended more than 100 U.S. cases to Supreme Court  —  Criminal law expert could bulletproof Mueller team's work  —  U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a distinctly modern problem.
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics  —  Keith Gaddie has “hung up his spurs.”  —  The election expert from the University of Oklahoma no longer helps state legislatures draw new district lines to maximize their partisan advantage.  —  He was still wearing those spurs …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court takes up Wisconsin as test in partisan gerrymandering claims
Discussion: ABC News
Tom Petty Found Unconscious in Full Cardiac Arrest (UPDATE)  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  1:35 PM PT — Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom's hospital room.  We're told the family has a “do not resuscitate” order on Tom.  The singer is not expected to live through the day, but he's still clinging to life.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Collins agonizes over decision to ditch the Senate  —  Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was watching TV recently when she saw a report that Susan Collins was considering a run for Maine governor and soliciting advice on the decision.  —  The North Dakota Democrat quickly shot a text message to her Republican colleague: “Don't do it.”
Washington Post:
Russians took a page from corporate America by using Facebook tool to ID and influence voters  —  A sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Russian operatives set up an array of misleading Web sites and social media pages …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
A Very Strange Night Launching Anthony Scaramucci's New Media Project  —  On Monday night, Anthony Scaramucci invited friends, publicists, and reporters to the basement of the Hunt & Fish Club, his swanky New York restaurant, to announce the launch of a cryptic new media venture, the Scaramucci Post.
Discussion: The Guardian
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