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8:45 AM ET, October 29, 2017


 Top Items: 
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Roger Stone Banned From Twitter After Threatening CNN Anchors  —  Although Stone's account is gone, some of his tweets were embedded by news outlets in stories, so the text remains.  —  Roger Stone has been banned from Twitter permanently after a vulgar meltdown Friday aimed at CNN reporters …
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Obama's Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016  —  Since April of 2016, Obama's campaign organization has paid nearly a million dollars to the law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS to compile a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump.
The Daily Caller:
CNN's Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS  —  CNN's reporting on the Trump-Russia dossier has left out at least one crucial fact: the close ties between the network and the opposition research firm at the center of the dossier controversy.  —  CNN's reporting on the dossier …
U.S. House panel says agreement reached over Fusion GPS bank records
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Annie Karni / Politico:
Trump team's response to Russia news: Focus on Clinton, leaks or anything else  —  The White House has been anticipating for months that special counsel Robert Mueller would eventually file criminal charges in his Russia investigation.  But President Donald Trump, his lawyers …
Discussion: Raw Story and CANNONFIRE
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump lawyers scramble to prepare for new stage of Russia probe
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Misery Filter  —  At Christmas in 2015, the psychiatrist and blogger Scott Alexander wrote a post about his experience treating people “in a wealthy, mostly white college town consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the country.”  Despite being in the sort of place …
Washington Post:
The Post's endorsements in Virginia  —  THE RESULTS of Virginia's gubernatorial primaries this spring, in which Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie each beat more extreme party challengers, looked promising for the commonwealth's voters, whose record of electing …
Susan Dominus / New York Times:
Refusing Weinstein's Hush Money, Rose McGowan Calls Out Hollywood  —  In late September, just as multiple women were days away from going on the record with reports of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, one of his alleged assault victims, Rose McGowan, considered an offer that suggested …
Discussion: The Verge and AOL
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
‘White Lives Matter’ organizers cancel second rally after taunts from counterprotesters … SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Crowds of protesters began gathering at 8 a.m. on a cold, cloudy Saturday.  They'd come to see Nazis.  But, two hours later, there were still none.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Week
Brian Faler / Politico:
House GOP tosses conservative playbook in bid for tax reform  —  Lawmakers look willing to move beyond their party's orthodoxy in bid for win ahead of 2018 midterms.  —  House Republicans are so desperate for a win on taxes that they're agreeing to proposals that would have caused internal party warfare just a year or two ago.
Discussion: Political Wire
Fox News Insider:
George Washington's Church Says Plaque Honoring First President Must Come Down  —  Leaders at the church that George Washington attended decided that a plaque honoring the first president of the United States must be removed.  —  Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia will take down a memorial marking …
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Hal Boedeker / Orlando Sentinel:
Casey Anthony: I think she is mentally ill, Cindy says  —  George and Cindy Anthony are suing the bank that's trying to foreclose their home, claiming that the bank “willfully ignored” a 2015 settlement agreement.  —  Cindy and George Anthony say they believe their daughter, Casey …
Discussion: AOL and IJR
Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
'You're a Quadriplegic': A Las Vegas Victim Faces a Hard Reality  —  LOMA LINDA, Calif. — “This is your life,” the doctor said.  “You're a quadriplegic.”  —  When she heard the news, Kim Gervais broke down.  The tears rolled out, and her daughter clasped her mother's head, overcome by her own inability to help.
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Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Lucía Martínez Valdivia / Washington Post:
Professors like me can't stay silent about this extremist moment on campuses
Discussion: Instapundit
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Will Congress Ever Limit the Forever-Expanding 9/11 War?
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Communism Through Rose-Colored Glasses
Discussion: NewsBusters
Rebecca Traister / thecut:
Our National Narratives Are Still Being Shaped by Lecherous, Powerful Men
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Jeff Flake knew his criticism of Trump would cost him. He couldn't stop himself.
 Earlier Items: 
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Trump travels to his Virginia golf club for fourth consecutive weekend
Discussion: Politicus USA
Melania Trump does things her way
Discussion: The Hill
Michelle Celarier / New York Magazine:
Billionaire Republicans Privately Diss Trump
Mike Allen / Axios:
What Mueller's move means
Discussion: CBS Denver and Political Wire
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Union: National Weather Service ‘on the brink of failure’ due to job vacancies
Discussion: RedState