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12:20 PM ET, October 10, 2017


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Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Tell Their Stories  —  Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.  —  1.  —  Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives …
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 …
Mark Oppenheimer / Tablet Magazine:   Harvey Weinstein, Philip Roth, and Jewish Perverts
New York Times:
The Times's Executive Editor Responds to Questions About Earlier Weinstein Reporting
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.
The Daily Beast:
Stephen Miller Stayed in the Shadows to Kill His Boss' Deal
Discussion: Vox and ImmigrationProf Blog
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
If Trump doesn't deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown
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.
New York Times:
Read Excerpts From Senator Bob Corker's Interview With The Times  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, responded to President Trump's tweets on Sunday in a phone interview with Jonathan Martin, a Times political reporter.  —  Following are excerpts from their exchange …
Wall Street Journal:
The Truth About Trump and Corker
Discussion: Raw Story
Charlie Cook / National Journal:   Trump's Feud With Corker Takes Him To a Darker Place
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ face-off with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’  —  President Trump proposed an “IQ tests” face-off with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation's top diplomat reportedly called the president a “moron” and disparaged his grasp on foreign policy.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Trump boasts of a higher IQ than Tillerson
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Threatens N.F.L. and Attacks Jemele Hill  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Tuesday to use federal tax law to penalize the National Football League over players who kneel in protest during the national anthem as he sought to escalate a political fight that has resonated with his conservative base.
Dylan Scott / Vox:
How Trump is planning to gut Obamacare by executive order  —  The president could use association health plans to badly damage the law's markets.  —  With a repeal bill off the table, the Trump administration has drafted an executive order that could blow a huge hole in the Affordable Care Act …
Steve Bannon Privately Slammed Pence VP Pick  —  “This is the price we pay.”  —  Steve Bannon privately slammed the selection of Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running mate a month before taking over the Trump campaign, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Trump sends fundraising email touting Pence's anthem walk-out
Charlottesville magistrate issues warrant for black victim of parking garage beating  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Deandre Harris, a black man whose brutal beating at the hands of Charlottesville white supremacists was captured on video, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to the Aug. 12 incident.
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:   Black man attacked at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces felony charge
Jennifer Walker / WVIR-TV:
Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris
Discussion: VICE News and WWBT-TV
NBC News:
More Than 100 Missing Persons Reports Made in California Wildfires  —  LOS ANGELES — Powerful wildfires fanned by strong winds ravaged parts of Northern California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 11 people and destroying some 1,500 structures.  —  More than a dozen blazes continued …
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: CNBC and Political Wire
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 …
George Ciccariello-Maher / Washington Post:
Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom  —  Last week, I sent a string of relatively uncontroversial tweets in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, in which I sought to answer a question about mass shootings in the United States: Why are these crimes almost always carried out by white men?
Geoff Ziezulewicz / Navy Times:
‘I now hate my ship’: Surveys reveal disastrous morale on cruiser Shiloh  —  “It's only a matter of time before something horrible happens,” one shipmate warned.  —  “Our sailors do not trust the CO,” another noted.  —  It's a “floating prison,” one said.
Discussion: Defense One
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Trumps mulls DMZ tour next month: source
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
Tearing down Tent City Jail
Discussion: Splinter and The Root
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
EPA chief: I'd ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits
Discussion: The Daily Caller
German Lopez / Vox:
This European comedy sketch explains how the world sees America's gun problem
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Virginia Is for Haters  —  Why is America the only wealthy nation …
Discussion: CNN and FiveThirtyEight
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
Deloitte hack hit server containing emails from across US government
Inside Steve Bannon's war against Mitch McConnell
 Earlier Items: 
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats see path to Senate majority in 2018
Washington Post:
President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
Michael Jordan donates $7 million to fund health clinics in Charlotte's at-risk areas
New York Times:
How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics