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10:05 AM ET, October 10, 2017


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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Fashion designer Donna Karan comes to Harvey Weinstein's DEFENSE suggesting his victims may have been ‘asking for it’ by the way they dress calling the shamed mogul and his wife ‘wonderful people’  — Donna Karan, 69, defended Harvey Weinstein, 65, during a red carpet interview …
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
George Clooney Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein: 'It's Disturbing on a Whole Lot of Levels' … Academy Award winner George Clooney, who got his big-screen breakthrough with help from Harvey Weinstein in the 1996 has become the latest—and most high-profile—member of Hollywood to speak …
Lena Dunham / New York Times:
Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of the Men  —  I went to Hollywood when I was 23.  I had made a low-budget film, won an award at a prestigious festival, scored an agent and made a TV deal all within six months.  It was a fairy tale most people will never experience, and I knew …
Discussion: The Guardian and Washington Post
Mark Oppenheimer / Tablet Magazine:
Harvey Weinstein, Philip Roth, and Jewish Perverts  —  At first squint, Harvey Weinstein seems like a very familiar type.  Isn't he the old, same old, another rich, entitled, powerful man with a bad dye job abusing his might to coerce women into sex?  Isn't Harvey just like Roger Ailes …
New York Times:
The Times's Executive Editor Responds to Questions About Earlier Weinstein Reporting
Wall Street Journal:   As Its Namesake Founder Becomes a Liability, Weinstein Co. Weighs Name Change
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump's frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda  —  Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda …
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
White House aides lean on delays and distraction to manage Trump  —  As White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus mused to associates that telling President Donald Trump no was usually not an effective strategy.  Telling him “next week” was often the better idea.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
If Trump doesn't deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Book: Trump choreographs photographers to hide double chin
Discussion: Raw Story
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Corker Told the Truth About Trump.  Now He Should Act on It.  —  Over the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance.  Among people who work in politics, Republicans as well as Democrats, it is conventional wisdom that President Trump is staggeringly ill-informed, erratic, reckless and dishonest.
Charlie Cook / National Journal:
Trump's Feud With Corker Takes Him To a Darker Place  —  When the chairman of the foreign relations committee says the president is on a path to World War III, and with Steve Bannon planning a populist uprising, GOP majorities on the Hill look wobbly.  —  Republicans woke up Columbus …
Inside Steve Bannon's war against Mitch McConnell
Erik Schelzig / Associated Press:
Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign announcement video  — 172628d0a7f6  —  Link copied!  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Amid a Widening Rift, John Kelly Has a Mar-a-Lago Strategy to Contain Trump  —  “He doesn't love this job,” says a person close to him.  And it may get harder at the president's winter White House.  But Kelly has a plan.  —  Donald Trump can't bear for people to think he's not calling his own shots …
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ face-off with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’
New York Times:
How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics  —  YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets.  A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives.  A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Russian propaganda engaged U.S. vets, troops on Twitter and Facebook, study finds
Discussion: The Hill
KCBD Digital / KCBD-TV:
TTU police officer shot, killed at TTPD headquarters; suspect in custody, lockdown lifted  —  By KCBD Digital  —  Live video from KCBD News is available on your computer, tablet and smartphone during all local newscasts.  When KCBD News is not airing a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent newscasts.
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Trump Approval Dips in Every State, Though Deep Pockets of Support Remain  —  A comprehensive survey of more than 470,000 Americans finds Trump's approval has fallen in every state since taking office.  —  Morning Consult illustration / Getty Images  — A majority of voters in 25 states …
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
New revelations: Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before opening fire on concertgoers, police say  —  The gunman who attacked a country music concert in Las Vegas shot a security guard in the hotel before beginning his assault on the concertgoers, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats see path to Senate majority in 2018  —  Something remarkable is happening in the halls of the Capitol: talk of a serious fight for the Senate majority next year.  —  Senate Democrats, once all but resigned to staying in the minority until at least 2020, say the door to retaking …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Michael Smith to Sit Out Tonight's ‘SC6’ After Jemele Hill Suspension  —  He'll return tomorrow, TheWrap has learned  —  Forget Jemele Hill, even Michael Smith won't be anchoring ESPN's “SC6” tonight, which is the 6 o'clock edition of “SportsCenter.”  —  The male anchor's decision was a …
Washington Post:
President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days  —  Five months before unveiling his tax plan, President Trump claimed that it “is the biggest tax cut in history.  This is bigger than Reagan. ...  This is actually bigger than Reagan tax cuts.”
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Trump sends fundraising email touting Pence's anthem walk-out  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump sent an email Monday praising Vice President Mike Pence for walking out of an NFL football game — and seeking donations in the wake of the National Anthem controversy.
Los Angeles Times:
California fires coverage: At least 10 dead in destructive Northern California firestorm
Discussion: KGO-AM, Mother Jones and Shakesville
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Virginia Is for Haters  —  Why is America the only wealthy nation …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
Deloitte hack hit server containing emails from across US government
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
New California law allows jail time for using wrong gender pronoun, sponsor denies that would happen
Discussion: Daily Wire
Liz McNeil /
'I'm Not a Punchline, I'm a Human Being': Monica Lewinsky Reflects on Clinton Scandal as She Debuts Anti-Bullying Video
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
Michael Jordan donates $7 million to fund health clinics in Charlotte's at-risk areas
J.J. Gallagher / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton links climate change to recent wildfires, hurricanes in California speech
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Dr. Jen Gunter:
Health and Human Services wants to define life as beginning at conception
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
Video: Lime-A-Rita Drinker Shouting Racial Slurs Gets Tossed Off L Train
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Column Assault guns are not just about mass shootings — they're also a big factor in attacks on police and other crimes
Luke Mullins / CNN:
The most famous ‘undecided voter’ has big problems with Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin Baron / Defense One:
Mattis to Generals: Start Talking to the Press
Discussion: Political Wire
Melania Trump responds to Ivana Trump calling herself ‘first lady’