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9:15 PM ET, October 23, 2017


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M.L. Nestel / ABC News:
Fallen soldier's widow ‘very angry’ about Trump's call, says he 'couldn't remember' husband's name  —  The widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. service members killed in Niger earlier this month, expressed a mix of blame and sorrow today on “Good Morning America …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Listen to ‘The Daily’: Bill O'Reilly Goes on the Record  —  “It's horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through,” Bill O'Reilly said of the sexual harassment allegations that cost him his job at Fox News.  —  Mr. O'Reilly spoke on the record to my colleagues Emily Steel …
Donna Freydkin /
Megyn Kelly: I complained about Bill O'Reilly's behavior  —  After Roger Ailes was booted from Fox in July 2016 and she was promoting her book “Settle For More,” Megyn Kelly talked about sexual harassment and Fox News, and what it was like for her.  Bill O'Reilly, meanwhile …
NBC News:
Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta  —  WASHINGTON — Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Prominent anti-Putin whistleblower Bill Browder says he was barred from entering the US  — Bill Browder, the banker turned human-rights activist who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act in 2012, says his authorization to travel to the US via an ESTA was revoked last week.
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Lawmakers want immediate review of travel restriction on Putin critic
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Trump's latest big interview is both funny and terrifying  —  POTUS swings and misses at the softest softballs.  —  It's not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn't very fluent on questions of public policy, but his interview over the weekend with Fox Business Channel's Maria Bartiromo …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Steve Bannon Dropped Milo After White Nationalism Revelations.  Will The Mercers Stand By Him?  —  Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon has told multiple people that he will never work with Milo Yiannopoulos again in the aftermath of a BuzzFeed News exposé linking Breitbart's …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Steve Bannon's already murky Middle East ties deepen  —  WASHINGTON  —  Shortly after Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon left the White House, a company with close ties to him was hired by the United Arab Emirates to launch a social media campaign against its Arab neighbor, Qatar.
Wall Street Journal:
China's Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller  —  Pressure from Beijing officials seeking Mr. Guo's return sparks frantic response from Trump administration—and Penn Station, JFK airport standoffs  —  Guo Wengui, a wealthy Chinese businessman …
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
CHIP's budget lapsed 23 days ago.  Congress has done nothing.  —  This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America's health care debate.  Like what you're reading?  Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here.
Politico:   States may roll back children's health coverage without money from Congress
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Yes, James Comey was in Iowa over the weekend  —  James Comey has a book deal.  Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reveals what we know.  Buzz60  —  CONNECT  —  Former FBI Director James Comey was in Iowa this weekend.  —  An anonymous Twitter account believed to be used by Comey …
Discussion: AOL, Mashable, Mediaite and TheBlaze
Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Key senators say they didn't know the US had troops in Niger  —  Senators stunned over troop number in Niger  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Some senators are saying they didn't know the US had troops in Niger as questions swirl about the raid that killed four US servicemen there earlier this month.
Associated Press:
Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Casey Hopkins / Mediaite:
Fox News Fires John Huddy, Brother of O'Reilly Accuser Juliet Huddy  —  Fox News has parted ways with Jerusalem-based correspondent John Huddy.  The timing of this news coming out is sure to raise eyebrows as it has nearly immediately followed a shocking interview that his sister Juliet Huddy had with Megyn Kelly today.
Discussion: Raw Story
Megan Twohey / New York Times:
Weinstein Company Faces Civil Rights Inquiry by New York Attorney General  —  The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, has opened an inquiry into the Weinstein Company examining whether allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against its co-founder Harvey Weinstein reflect …
Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
No Signs Harvey Weinstein Is Taking on the NRA Despite Statement After Sexual Assault Scandal
Discussion: and Instapundit
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Once a ‘jackass’ and ‘idiot,’ Trump and Graham now pals  —  The South Carolina senator morphs from chief presidential critic to one of Trump's closest allies in Congress.  —  Once upon a time, Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a “jackass.”  Never to be outdone in the put-down department …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Steve Phillips / The Nation:
The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor's Race  —  If Ralph Northam's campaign is any indication, Democrats have learned the wrong lesson from 2016.  —  One simple statistic highlights the folly of much of the Democratic Party's strategy and spending.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
He Didn't Vote in a Few Elections.  In the Next One, Ohio Said He Couldn't.  —  WASHINGTON — Larry Harmon, a software engineer who lives near Akron, Ohio, says he is “a firm believer in the right to vote.”  But sometimes he stays home on Election Day, on purpose.
Alisa Hauser / DNAinfo Chicago:
‘Repulsive’ Racist Tirade About Black Nanny Sparks Outrage In West Town  —  WEST TOWN — After receiving an anonymous letter targeting their African-American nanny, two West Town moms and the nanny have fired back with their own letter and are inviting the community to a “Stand Up to Hate” play date.
Discussion: Raw Story, theGrio and The Root
Ryan C. Brooks / BuzzFeed:
How Russians Attempted To Use Instagram To Influence Native Americans  —  Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally in New York earlier this year.  —  The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, were sacred for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
CBS Boston:
Principal Apologizes For Trump Tombstone At School Halloween Party  —  GLOUCESTER - An elementary school principal in Gloucester is apologizing for a controversial Halloween display at a school party.  —  The parent teacher organization hosted a fundraiser at West Parish Elementary School Friday night …
Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
‘Nobody defends us’: Russian journalists respond to knife attack  —  Reporters decry climate of hatred after Tatyana Felgenhauer is stabbed in neck at Ekho Moskvy radio station … Russian journalists have said an increasingly polarised and violent political climate in the country …
Discussion: ABC News
New York Times:
Russia's Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant.  YouTube Helped.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos …
Jocelyn Kiley / Pew Research Center:
In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views  —  In political values ranging from views of government and the social safety net to opinions about immigrants, race and homosexuality, Americans are less likely than in the past to hold a mix of conservative and liberal views.
Discussion: Washington Post
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Mark Cuban May Run Against Donald Trump In 2020 As A Republican  —  “I wouldn't run unless I have solutions.”  —  Mark Cuban is “seriously considering” seeking the presidency in 2020, and if he runs, he could challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Travis J. Tritten / Washington Examiner:
Air Force denies report that nuclear bombers are being prepared for 24-hour alert
Discussion: Fox News, RedState, IJR and The Resurgent
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Surviving R. Kelly
Discussion: theGrio and The Root
Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records
Olivia Campbell / thecut:
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
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New York Times:
Trump Promises ‘No Change to Your 401(k)’ as Congress Considers a Contribution Cap
Brit Marling / The Atlantic:
Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent
Discussion: IndieWire
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
On Safari in Trump's America
The Daily Beast:
‘Tyrant’ Laura Ingraham Already Terrifying Fox News Staffers—and Her Show Hasn't Even Aired Yet
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Why the Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers
Chris Christie's Last Fight
Discussion: IJR and Talking Points Memo