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11:50 PM ET, October 23, 2017


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Leo Shane III / Military Times:
One in four troops sees white nationalism in the ranks  —  Nearly one in four troops polled say they have seen examples of white nationalism among their fellow service members, and troops rate it as a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Military Times poll.
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Leo Shane III / Military Times:
Military Times Poll: What you really think about Trump  —  President Donald Trump enjoys far stronger support among members of the military than the American public at large, according to the latest scientific Military Times poll.  —  Yet while Trump is especially popular among enlisted troops …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly ‘mad at God’ over sexual misconduct allegations  —  Bill O'Reilly on sexual misconduct: It's all crap  —  Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly blamed reports of sexual misconduct on a politically motivated media.  On Monday, he admitted that he also blames a higher power.  —  “You know, am I mad at God?
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
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.
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Bannon Backs Isolation of Qatar, Comparing Threat to North Korea
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 …
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 …
Discussion: RedState, Mashable, Mediaite, IJR and Politico
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Listen to ‘The Daily’: Bill O'Reilly Goes on the Record
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.
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.
Wesley Morgan / Politico:   Top U.S. general cites ISIS affiliates in Niger attack
Associated Press:
Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
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 …
Washington Post:
Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson has ‘nothing to say’ to Trump after controversial condolence call
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 …
Mark Fabiani /
READ: Three Letters - Two from Megyn Kelly and One from Gretchen Carlson  —  Dear Bill:  —  What a class act you are, coming to my baby shower.  I was truly touched - I know how busy you are, especially that time of day.  It meant a lot to me + Doug.  And thank you for the darling …
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.
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
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.
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
One Meeting.  Two Photos.  Many Questions.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — It was Kabul and it wasn't Kabul.  There was a clock and there wasn't a clock.  —  Soon after a two-hour secret visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday was publicly disclosed …
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Surviving R. Kelly  —  Kitti Jones dated R. Kelly from 2011 to 2013, and now alleges that he was abusive during their relationship.  Kelly denies the allegations.  Trevor Paulhus for Rolling Stone  —  Kitti Jones left her home and career for a relationship with the R&B idol.
Discussion: The Guardian, theGrio and The Root
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
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
Trump attorney Cohen to meet with Hill investigators this week  —  Senate panel wants a hearing with Trump lawyer  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to meet privately with the House and Senate intelligence panels this week as part of their ongoing investigations …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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 …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
This Big Tax Cut for ‘High Fliers’ Shows Why an Overhaul Is Hard  —  Slashing rate for pass-throughs would benefit 1 percent most  —  Hatch doesn't want any limits on eligibility for new rate  —  President Donald Trump and Republicans love the idea of cutting taxes.
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Joshua Peck / Get America Covered:
Trump's ad cuts will cost a minimum of 1.1 million Obamacare enrollments
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Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records
Olivia Campbell / thecut:
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Jocelyn Kiley / Pew Research Center:
In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views
Discussion: Washington Post
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Former MLB Player / TV Analyst Ray Knight Charged with Assault & Battery
Discussion: Deadspin
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Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Once a ‘jackass’ and ‘idiot,’ Trump and Graham now pals
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Mark Cuban May Run Against Donald Trump In 2020 As A Republican
Discussion: Washington Post
The Daily Beast:
‘Tyrant’ Laura Ingraham Already Terrifying Fox News Staffers—and Her Show Hasn't Even Aired Yet
Discussion: The Daily Caller