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8:05 AM ET, October 13, 2017


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Paul Demko / Politico:
Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy  —  President Donald Trump plans to cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage in his most aggressive move yet to undermine the health care law.  —  The subsidies, which are worth an estimated $7 billion this year and are paid …
Nicholas Bagley / The Incidental Economist:
Cutting off the cost-sharing payments.
Discussion: NPR
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Unveils Full-bore Obamacare Sabotage
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Vox
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Trump will pull Obamacare subsidies in another attack on health law
Discussion: ABC News
Harvey Weinstein's Contract Allowed for Sexual Harassment  —  Harvey Weinstein may have been fired illegally by The Weinstein Company, a company that wrote a contract that said Weinstein could get sued over and over for sexual harassment and as long as he shelled out money, that was good enough for the Company.
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon TV Producer Goes Public With Harassment Claim Against Top Exec Roy Price (Exclusive)  —  “You will love my d**k,” Price allegedly said to Isa Hackett, a producer on ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ who details a July 2015 incident at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Oliver Stone on Harvey Weinstein: “It's Not Easy What He's Going Through”
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
Harvey Weinstein: English actor says alleged sexual assault ruined film career
Discussion: RedState
Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States  —  PROMOTING HEALTHCARE CHOICE AND COMPETITION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Sam Baker / Axios:   Trump takes a sledgehammer to the ACA
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump's pick for NOAA chief causes a storm  —  As a top executive at AccuWeather, Barry Myers has pushed for limits on the kinds of products that the National Weather Service offers to the public, saying they offered unfair competition to his industry.  —  Now, President Donald Trump's nomination …
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Background check chief has ‘never seen’ mistakes and omissions at level of Jared Kushner forms  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has “never seen that level of mistakes” when asked …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators probing Russia's suspected manipulation of the social media platform during the 2016 election, according to current and former government cybersecurity officials.
Discussion: Political Wire
Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort  —  Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter.  A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Where's Zinke?  The interior secretary's special flag offers clues.  —  At the Interior Department's headquarters in downtown Washington, Secretary Ryan Zinke has revived an arcane military ritual that no one can remember ever happening in the federal government.
Discussion: Raw Story
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
California Journal They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground  —  (Video by Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)  —  Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped.  The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear.
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn't act, GOP senator says  —  TULSA — President Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, according to a Republican senator who spoke directly with the president about the issue.
Andrew Beaton / Wall Street Journal:
Roger Goodell Has a Secret Defender on Twitter: His Wife  —  When media outlets wrote about the NFL commissioner, an anonymous tweeter hit back  —  When National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is under attack, as he so often is these days, @forargument is there to fight back.
Amanda Erickson / Washington Post:
Inside American Caitlan Coleman's five-year ordeal as a Taliban prisoner  —  It must have felt like such an exciting time: Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Joshua Boyle, were embarking on a six-month adventure through Central Asia.  —  But their exuberant trip ended in a nightmare …
Discussion: Business Insider
Tony Cook / Indianapolis Star:
As Trump slams media, an Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill to license journalists  —  An Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by state police.  —  Rep. Jim Lucas had the measure drawn up earlier this year and said he may file …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jack Shafer / Politico:
I've Normalized Trump  —  On Wednesday, Baby Donald threw a one-two punch at the press that sent it on a quick trip to the mat, stunned and bleeding.  In a tweet, responding to an NBC News story he insisted was inaccurate, the president called for the revocation of the network's broadcast licenses.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Fortune
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Exclusive: Sources say California Senate leader to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein  —  Kevin de Leon asserts DACA is constitutional  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)California Democratic state Senate president Kevin de León intends to enter California's 2018 Senate race …
Phil LeBeau / CNBC:
New boycott of Ford over its NFL sponsorship called by a Louisiana sheriff  —  A sheriff in Louisiana is taking a stand on the issue of whether NFL players should stand for the national anthem.  Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has told a local Ford dealership his department …
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Oops: Rick Perry just called Puerto Rico a ‘country’  —  A new poll shows that 55 percent of Americans think the Trump administration hasn't done enough to help Puerto Rico, and that 52 percent believe Trump doesn't even care about the U.S. territory's problems after Hurricane Maria.
Nicole Gaudiano / USA Today:
Ethics investigators suggest Rep. Chris Collins may have engaged in insider trading  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional ethics investigators have concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. engaged in insider trading and either took or requested official actions …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Mattthew Lee / Associated Press:
Trumps said to disparage but not bolt from Iranian nuke deal
Business Insider:
Here's how easy it is for anyone — including Russian operatives — to target you with ads on Facebook
Discussion: NBC News
Washington Post:
Charity once led by Roy Moore has listed its headquarters for sale, a move that could bring him $540,000 windfall
Caroline Alphonso / Globe and Mail:
What not to wear: Ontario school board targets offensive Halloween costumes
Discussion: Truth Revolt and The Daily Caller
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Mnuchin won't fill No. 2 Treasury post as Brooks opts out of the running
Discussion: Political Wire
Lauren Wolfe / Foreign Policy:
The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out
Secret Service paid Mar-a-Lago at least $63,000, documents show
Discussion: Raw Story
Roger Stone faces subpoena threat over Assange contact
Discussion: ABC News
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Kim Davis, Once Jailed in America, Campaigns Against Gay Marriage in Romania
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Jake Tapper: ‘Torches in the Street’ Had Obama Threatened Fox News' License
Associated Press:
Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks
Discussion: IJR
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
We're About to Fall Behind the Great Depression
Discussion: Eschaton
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
Jeff Bezos Screws Over Workers At Amazon. Now He Wants To Do The Same At The Washington Post.