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7:30 PM ET, October 17, 2017

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Julia Glum / Newsweek:
HOW HILLARY CLINTON STILL CAN, AND SHOULD, BECOME PRESIDENT AFTER THE TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION  —  Sure, it's been more than 340 days since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there's still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president.
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The Hill:
FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow  —  Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Bob Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Showrunner  —  A female showrunner who worked on the Weinstein Co. drama “The Mist” has accused Bob Weinstein of sexual harassment during the production of the Spike TV series.  —  Amanda Segel, an executive producer of “Mist,” …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company says  —  Amazon Studios head resigns after harassment claims  —  Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, five days after he was placed on a “leave of absence” after a producer accused him of sexual harassment, an Amazon spokesperson told CNN.
TMZ.com:
Harvey Weinstein, I'm Gonna Keep Making Movies, With or Without TWC  —  Harvey Weinstein — I'm Gonna Keep Making Movies With Or Without You, Bro  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Harvey Weinstein is not giving up — not even close — he vows he'll continue making movies, whether it's with The Weinstein Co. or someplace else.
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Post
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech  —  https://apnews.com/cd337697c2f04726b690 76627c014eb7  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America's foreign policy.
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The Daily Beast:
Trump White House Uses John Kelly's Dead Son to Trash Obama … On Tuesday morning, the White House, not just President Donald Trump, went out of its way to turn Chief of Staff John Kelly's dead son into a political football for the purpose of attacking Barack Obama's character.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Trump: Ask Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed in action
Discussion: The Guardian and Daily Kos
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Roy Moore, Doug Jones neck-and-neck in Alabama Senate race  —  Republican Roy Moore, the anti-Republican establishment candidate, is tied at 42 percent apiece with Democrat Doug Jones in the U.S. Senate race in deep-red Alabama.  —  A Fox News Poll also finds that among …
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Spicer interviewed by Mueller's team  —  The former press secretary met with prosecutors in the Russia probe on Monday.  —  President Donald Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Monday for an interview that lasted much of the day …
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Alexander, Murray strike bipartisan Obamacare deal providing subsidies, state flexibility  —  Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray say they have reached an agreement on a bipartisan Obamacare deal to fund a key insurance subsidy program and provide states flexibility to skirt some requirements of the health care law.
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Ali Rogin / ABC News:
Senators reach deal to continue Obamacare health insurance subsidy payments
Discussion: Politico and Axios
CNN:
Exclusive: Putin's ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory  —  (CNN)Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed “chef” to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press.  In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg.
Discussion: Axios, Mediaite and Raw Story
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Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election
Discussion: Raw Story, Mother Jones, ABC News and Axios
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's alternative reality  —  President Trump “goes there, on just about every topic imaginable,” as NBC's Brian Williams put it, during a pair of Q&As, two hours apart yesterday — one in the Cabinet Room and one with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden .
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Eric Boehlert / Shareblue Media:
White House now blaming Pentagon “paperwork” for Trump's failure to honor fallen US troops
Discussion: IJR and New York Times
FOX News Radio:
President Donald Trump On Tax Reform: We're the Highest Taxed Nation In the World, We Need the Tax Cuts
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Clinton lawyer pounds CNN's Chris Cillizza on email analysis piece  —  CNN politics reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza grabbed his Outrage-Timing Stopwatch.  He used this device to count the number of days that had passed before former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton denounced …
Discussion: Vox, more at Mediagazer »
Tory Newmyer / Washington Post:
The Finance 202: Trump's tax package is shrinking before the fight has even begun  —  THE TICKER  —  President Trump speaks to the media with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden on Monday.  (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
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Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Senate one step closer to approving tax cuts after vote to open budget debate
CNN:
CNN poll: Trump approval steady, but more say he's leading in the wrong direction  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's approval rating holds steady in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but that overall stability belies declining views on how things are going in the country today.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
‘Dr. Doom’ Faber: ‘Thank God white people populated America’  — The market pessimist Marc “Dr. Doom” Faber claims that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people.  — “I am not a racist, but the reality — no matter how politically incorrect — needs to be spelled out …
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Bob Bryan / Business Insider:
Marc Faber, author of influential ‘Gloom, Doom, and Boom’ …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Melissa Etehad / Los Angeles Times:
Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished  —  A security vehicle blocks an entrance at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 4 in Las Vegas.  (David Becker / Getty Images)  —  The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached …
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Virginia  —  Race for Governor Deadlocked  —  Regional partisan divides widen; Eastern/Central VA up for grabs  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The campaign for governor of Virginia remains up for grabs, with Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam locked in a one point race.
Chris Isidore / CNNMoney:
Trump's net worth drops $600 million on Forbes' rich list, falls 92 spots  —  Trump's golf clubs in Scotland are losing millions  —  The rich are getting richer.  But not Donald Trump.  —  The Forbes list of 400 richest Americans shows that the billionaire-in-chief's fortune fell by $600 million to $3.1 billion.
Wall Street Journal:
George Soros Transfers $18 Billion to His Foundation, Creating an Instant Giant  —  The pioneer of hedge-fund investing has transferred the bulk of his wealth to Open Society Foundations  —  George Soros, who built one of the world's largest fortunes through a famous series of trades …
Paraic O'Brien / Channel 4 News:
Exclusive: Neo-Nazi and National Front organiser quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage, comes out as gay  —  After a lifetime of involvement with the far-right Kevin Wilshaw announces on Channel 4 News that he is leaving the movement - at the same time publicly coming out as gay.
Discussion: Raw Story
Fox News:
Jane Fonda says she's not proud of America  —  Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America.  —  During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, “Are you proud of America today?”  —  The actress was very quick to reply with a hard “no.”  —  “But, I'm proud of the resistance,” she elaborated.
 
 
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Washington Post:
Heritage Foundation considers top White House aide, Cubs co-owner as next leader
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Top Trump aide: We need tax reform to happen this year
Jason Burke / The Guardian:
Somalia bombing may have been revenge for botched US-led operation
Discussion: Business Insider
Emilia Petrarca / thecut:
Ivanka Trump Says She Had a ‘Punk Phase’ …
Discussion: Mashable
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts' Streak
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Delta passenger says she was stopped from singing anthem
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Trump leaning toward former pharma exec for health secretary
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Deal for Bowe Bergdahl looks worse and worse
Discussion: Power Line, NewsBusters and neo-neocon
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
The New York Times's Double Standard on the NFL
Discussion: IJR
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
D.C. Circuit nominee says he worked on White House response to Mueller probe
Discussion: Raw Story
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
Female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists speak out on ‘pervasive’ harassment in California's Capitol
Discussion: The Atlantic and Refinery29
Jason Zengerle / New York Times:
Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department
Discussion: Shakesville and Mediaite