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2:40 PM ET, October 22, 2017


 Top Items: 
Glenn Whipp / Los Angeles Times:
More than 30 women come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment  —  Writer-director James Toback attends the premiere of his latest movie, “The Private Life of a Modern Woman,” at the Venice Film Festival last month.  (Filippo Monteforte / AFP / Getty Images)
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Senator slams “white supremacists” in Trump admin, defends congresswoman and Gold Star family  —  Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown slammed the white nationalism in the Trump administration in an interview Sunday morning.  —  Friday, Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson told …
Haley Britzky / Axios:
Brown: ‘Goldman Sachs’ types near Trump pressuring him to slash taxes on rich
Discussion: Politico
Nicki Zink / ABC News:
US military protects Americans' rights ‘to criticize us’: Ret. Gen. Petraeus
Discussion: Politico and Sun-Sentinel
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
John Kelly and the Dangerous Moral Calculus of Working for Trump
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Mulvaney: ‘Absolutely’ realistic to have tax bill on Trump's desk by December  —  said Sunday it is “absolutely” realistic to have a tax reform bill on President Trump's desk by December.  —  “We felt good last week, but not only did the Senate then pass the bill, we're hearing now that the House …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Donald Trump / USA Today:   President Trump: With tax reform we can make it morning in America again
Aaron Lorenzo / Politico:
Can Trump stay on track on tax reform?
Discussion: Political Wire
World Health Organization:
Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment  —  Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa.  As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment.  —  I have listened carefully …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
DNC enters 2018 in cash panic  —  LAS VEGAS — The Democratic National Committee is reeling, facing a turnaround that's proving a much bigger lift than anyone expected as it struggles to raise enough money to cover its basic promises.  —  Many donors are refusing to write checks.
Stan Collender / Forbes:
The Trump Budget Legacy: A Permanent $1 Trillion Federal Deficit  —  The U.S. Treasury Department reported last Friday that the federal budget deficit for the just-completed fiscal year had risen by $80 billion over fiscal 2016 to the ominous-sounding $666 billion, a number many people …
Discussion: RedState
Salena Zito / New York Post:
Democrats should be terrified by this governor's race  —  MORE FROM: … WINCHESTER, VA. — The melodic sounds of a street musician's trumpet echo through every corner of this old Virginia town as locals shop or make their way to lunch.  Daren Johnson has been blowing his horn …
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
OPIOID LOBBYIST LEFT A DIGITAL FINGERPRINT ON A CAMPAIGN BY “PATIENT ADVOCATES”  —  In the wake of the 60 Minutes/Washington Post story on the drug industry using its political influence to pass a law to undercut Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to police pill mill suppliers …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS Boston
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
John James could be the future Republicans have been waiting for  —  DETROIT — John James emerges with confidence from a former Detroit elementary school that has been transformed into a charter high school in the northwest side of the city.  It is a stride any parent would hope to see in a son …
Discussion: Instapundit
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Trump visits his Virginia golf club for second straight day  —  President Trump traveled to his Virginia golf club on Sunday for the second consecutive day.  —  Trump left the White House wearing a red hat, a white polo shirt and dark pants, according to a pool reporter traveling with the president.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
House GOP Fears Wave in 2018 as Money Woes Grow  —  The odds of Nancy Pelosi becoming speaker again are rising as Republican donors show frustration over the party's stalled agenda on Capitol Hill.  —  House Republicans are growing increasingly alarmed that some of their most vulnerable members …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Natasha Lennard / The Intercept:
Police Reportedly Claim a Brooklyn Teen Consented to Sex in Custody.  That's Impossible.  —  On September 28, attorney Michael David filed notice of a claim against the New York Police Department, the City of New York, and two unnamed police officers, referred to as John and Jim Doe.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and New York Post
Lawrence H. Summers / Washington Post:
Lawrence Summers: One last time on who benefits from corporate tax cuts  —  I recently asserted that Kevin Hassett deserved a failing grade for his “analysis” projecting that the Trump administration proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent would raise the wages …
Anthem issue delays league business, including Roger Goodell extension  —  The debate over NFL player protests during the national anthem has become so big within the league that it has delayed the completion of commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, league sources told ESPN.
John Bowden / The Hill:
Every investor in Trump's Toronto tower lost money except Trump : report  —  Every investing partner working with President Trump's company on a project to build luxury condominiums in Toronto lost money on the project, save for Trump himself, according to an investigation published by the Toronto Star.
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Toronto Star:   How every investor lost money on Trump Tower Toronto (but Donald Trump made millions anyway)
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Harvey Weinstein, accused by dozens, specifically disputes Lupita Nyong'o's harassment claims  —  It's been little more than two weeks since a pair of investigative reports, first from the New York Times and then from the New Yorker, exposed decades of sexual harassment and assault claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein's fall grew from rage over Trump
Discussion: IJR
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting  —  PLAINS, Ga. — Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands constant flattery, spends all day watching cable TV and behaves in a wildly unpredictable way.
John Bowden / The Hill:
Carter volunteers to help solve tensions with North Korea
Discussion: Axios and RedState
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Ali Rogin / ABC News:
Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack
Discussion: Politico
Exclusive: Former Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher enters Tennessee U.S. Senate race
Washington Post:
Trump shouldn't repeat Obama's mistake in Iraq and Syria
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Bush and Kelly: Truth Tellers
The Hill:
GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism
Discussion: Axios
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Cheaper Health Plans Promoted by Trump Have a History of Fraud
Jason Green / Mercury News:
ICE official, sheriff clash over suspected Wine Country arsonist
Discussion: IJR
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list
Crews work to clean up after train derails in North Knoxville overnight
Discussion: ABC News
Washington Post:
‘My pain is everyday’: After Weinstein's fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?