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11:20 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 …
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)
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report
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
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.
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Shell-shocked Harvey Weinstein breaks silence after wife leaves him  —  Embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein says of the crisis engulfing him and of his wife, Georgina Chapman, leaving him, “I am profoundly devastated.  I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else.”
Dan Merica / CNN:
Exclusive: Clinton ‘sick,’ ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by Weinstein allegations
Jay-Z Talking About Buying Harvey Weinstein's Interest in The Weinstein Company
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
How NBC ‘Killed’ Ronan Farrow's Weinstein Exposé
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: Politico and RedState
CNN:   House intel committee to release Russia-linked Facebook ads
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.
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?
Eliza Barclay / Vox:
Everything that's been reported about deaths in Puerto Rico is at odds with the official count  —  We took a look at the numbers, and they didn't add up.  —  Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster.  And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico …
Discussion: Splinter
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
In Start to Unwinding the Health Law, Trump to Ease Insurance Rules  —  Directive is expected to expand the sale of less-expensive plans with fewer benefits  —  President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday to initiate the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: CNBC
New York Times:
Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare
Discussion: Jamie Dupree - PBP
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
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, Deadspin and The Daily Caller
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 …
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 …
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump pushes to challenge media network licenses  —  President Trump is doubling down on his suggestion that the federal government “challenge” the broadcast licenses of networks that report what he deems “fake news.”  —  “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Just Shared The First Data About How Effective Its Fake News Label Is  —  A news story that's been labeled false by Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners sees its future impressions on the platform drop by 80%, according to new data contained in an email sent by a Facebook executive and obtained by BuzzFeed News.
CBS News:
Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd  —  LAS VEGAS — A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel before the shooter began firing …
Discussion: RedState, Daily Wire and Clayton Cramer
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, Daily Wire and Vox
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.
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Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Yes, build the wall
Discussion: Doug Ross
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
Rohingya Recount Atrocities: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Trump: If NFL had suspended Kaepernick we wouldn't have ‘a problem’
Discussion: IJR and The Daily Caller
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
New volatility seizes tense fight for control of the Republican Party
Mnuchin pushing Trump to pick Jerome Powell for Fed
Discussion: CNBC
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Russian content ended up on Pinterest
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Feds won't confirm Comey assurances to Trump on Russia probe
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
 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?
Shannon Hall / New York Times:
A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone
Discussion: CBS Dallas and Althouse