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9:25 PM ET, October 11, 2017


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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”:  Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”  —  In recent days, I've spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems …
NBC News:
Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation's highest ranking national security leaders …
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
Trump unleashes himself from would-be handlers, lashing out mornings, nights and weekends  —  President Donald Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly at a briefing with senior military leaders at the White House on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.  (Andrew Harrer / Getty Images)
Discussion: IJR, Joe.My.God. and Political Wire
Trump suggests challenging NBC's broadcast license  —  His tweet follows a story by NBC News Wednesday that the president calls ‘pure fiction, made up to demean.’  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that NBC's broadcast license should be pulled as punishment after NBC News published …
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump to nominate Kelly's White House deputy as DHS secretary  —  The White House announced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to run the Department of Homeland Security.  —  Nielsen served as White House chief of staff John Kelly's top aide during …
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein  — 8ad652d762dcd5e9  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser.
Discussion: Splinter and Mashable
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Justice Department moves on Harvey Weinstein and orders FBI to open probe over fears he will ‘do a Polanski’  — The FBI has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein for alleged sex crimes, has exclusively learned on Wednesday
Dan Merica / CNN:
Exclusive: Clinton ‘sick,’ ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by Weinstein allegations  —  (CNN)Hillary Clinton said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday that she will donate the money Harvey Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns after multiple sexual assault allegations were leveled against the powerful Hollywood mogul.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
How NBC ‘Killed’ Ronan Farrow's Weinstein Exposé … Freelance NBC News correspondent Ronan Farrow, whose months-long investigation into reports of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct was spiked by the network but morphed into a journalistic blockbuster at The New Yorker …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
How NBC gave up Ronan Farrow's explosive Harvey Weinstein scoop
The Daily Beast:
Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump's ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus … A data firm backed by some of Donald Trump's closest allies is now facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible collusion between the president's team and Russian operatives, The Daily Beast has learned.
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm
Discussion: RedState
Washington Post:
Undisclosed deal guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a year for part-time work at charity  —  Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden.
Léa Seydoux / The Guardian:
‘I had to defend myself’: the night Harvey Weinstein jumped on me  —  All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat.  Then he lost control, writes the award-winning actress Léa Seydoux … meet men like Harvey Weinstein all the time.
Harvey Weinstein Suicide Threat Prompts Police Response (VIDEO)
Jay-Z Talking About Buying Harvey Weinstein's Interest in The Weinstein Company
Discussion: The Root and The Daily Caller
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
‘He threw a fit’: Trump's anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise  —  President Trump was livid.  Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he sees as disastrous?
Michael Bamberger /
‘He hit the ball on the screws’: Sen. Graham details President Trump's improbable 73  —  The real Donald Trump is revealed through his golf game  —  Late on Monday afternoon, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), offered, by way of Twitter, a report on his Columbus Day round with President Trump …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Limbaugh: Trump's comments on NFL ‘starting to make me nervous’  —  Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday voiced concerns about President Trump's comments on NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, saying Trump should not have the power …
George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:   It's NFL Owners' Job — Not the President's — to Control Their Employees
David Dayen / The Intercept:
Puerto Rico Relief Bill Cancels $16 Billion in Debt — But Not for Puerto Rico  —  House Republicans unveiled a $36.5 billion disaster relief supplemental package Tuesday night, intended to pay for relief and rebuilding efforts for the floods, hurricanes, and wildfires of the past several months.
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank  —  The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization's highest honor.  —  “We believe it is critical to evolve …
Erin Mershon / STAT:
An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful  —  ASHINGTON — If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won't be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu.
Discussion: IJR, Vox and Daily Wire
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House Democrat unveils articles of impeachment against Trump, but misses chance to force vote  —  (D-Texas) on Wednesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump in an effort to force a House vote on removing him from office.  —  Green's articles of impeachment were introduced as …
Discussion: Vox and Raw Story
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Democrat stops just short of forcing House vote on Trump's impeachment
Discussion: Vox and Liberal Values
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Mitch McConnell Goes to the Mattresses for Trump's Judicial Nominees  —  The Senate majority leader takes charge of the confirmation process.  —  The Republican drive to confirm federal judges has gained momentum from a series of actions by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
New volatility seizes tense fight for control of the Republican Party
Nicholas Pugliese /
Menendez trial: Judge raises serious doubts about government's case  —  The judge overseeing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial raised serious doubts Wednesday whether a legal theory that prosecutors have relied on to prove their case is still allowed in the wake …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Couple, 98 and 100, Who Died in Fire 'Just Couldn't Be Without Each Other'  —  Sara and Charles Rippey first locked eyes at their elementary school in tiny Hartford, Wis., close to 90 years ago.  “They've basically been together ever since,” said one of their sons, Mike Rippey.
Kevin Quealy / New York Times:
The N.F.L. Is Now One of the Most Divisive Brands in the U.S.  —  About three weeks ago — before President Trump said that N.F.L. owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem — Democrats and Republicans held relatively similar views about the league.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Russian content ended up on Pinterest  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Image-bookmarking site Pinterest is known as a place where people go to get ideas about home décor, fashion, and recipes.  —  Few would associate it with politics - let alone Russian trolls.
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Trump: If NFL had suspended Kaepernick we wouldn't have ‘a problem’  —  President Trump said in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night that the current controversy over protests in the NFL would not be “a problem” had the NFL originally suspended Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem.
Discussion: IJR and The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying  —  Searches exploited popular Russian-made antivirus software to seek classified material, officials say  —  WASHINGTON—The Russian government used a popular antivirus software to secretly scan computers around the world …
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CBS News:
Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Mnuchin pushing Trump to pick Jerome Powell for Fed
Discussion: CNBC
Alex Roarty / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Obama-linked group asks for temporary injunction against Trump voter commission
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Feds won't confirm Comey assurances to Trump on Russia probe
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and RedState
Executive Summary
Occam's Razor / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Academic Antifa: Journal Removes Colonialism Article After “Credible Threats of Personal Violence”
Discussion: Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
WGN Web Desk / WGN-TV:
Mike Ditka issues statement controversial oppression comments: 'I'm sorry if anyone was offended'
Discussion: AOL and The Daily Caller
George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
New Black Pantherette Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN
Gavin Haynes / The Guardian:
Can IQ tests settle whether Trump is a moron or not?
Joe Murphy / London Evening Standard:
Donald Trump set to come to the UK next year - but it won't be the formal State Visit he was promised
Shannon Hall / New York Times:
A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone
Discussion: CBS Dallas and Althouse