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7:30 PM ET, November 3, 2017


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Associated Press:
Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign.  —  The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires.
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Memo Reveals Details of Hillary Clinton-DNC Deal  —  WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee struck a deal with Hillary Clinton in 2015 that gave her campaign input on some party hiring and spending decisions, but required they be related only to preparations for the general election, according to a memo obtained by NBC News.
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Donna Brazile's bombshell about the DNC and Hillary Clinton, explained  —  And why it's made Bernie Sanders supporters livid.  —  A former Democratic National Committee chair on Thursday revealed the existence of a previously secret agreement that appeared to confirm some of Bernie Sanders supporters' fears …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
How one word from Elizabeth Warren exposed the massive split in the Democratic Party
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
President Trump doesn't know if he'd fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Dara Lind / Vox:
Trump finally discovered he can't force the feds to prosecute Clinton — and he's not happy
New York Times:
Police Building Case to Arrest Harvey Weinstein in Sexual Assault Case  —  The police in New York on Friday said that they are investigating the claims of an actress who said Harvey Weinstein sexually attacked her seven years ago, and that they have developed a strong criminal case against him.
Rebecca Keegan / Vanity Fair:
Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice.  Will That Bring Him to Justice?  —  Why police may now have a case.  —  In the fall of 2010, actress Paz de la Huerta was at her highest point professionally.  Raised in SoHo and on the Lower East Side by a father descended …
Washington Post:
Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change  —  The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday detailing the growing threats of climate change.  The report stands in stark contrast to the administration's efforts …
Discussion: New York Times and The Slot
Steven E. Koonin / Wall Street Journal:
A Deceptive New Report on Climate
Discussion: NPR, Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Conservative Republicans demand Mueller recuse himself over uranium deal  —  Three conservative House Republicans are expected to file a resolution Friday calling on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to recuse himself from his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, accusing him of conflicts of interest.
Cyprus Gave Manafort's Bank Records to Mueller Team, Sources Say
Discussion: The Hill and Eschaton
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Paul Manafort plans to file motion to suppress evidence ‘improperly obtained’ by search warrant or subpoena
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republican Tax Plan Is Political Suicide  —  It is a testament to the power of self-delusion that Republicans have convinced themselves that their political self-interest demands that they pass a deeply unpopular tax-cut plan.  The House has designed a proposal that not only violates Senate budget rules …
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
Conservatives hit GOP tax bill for nixing adoption credit
Five Big Sticking Points in the Republican Tax Plan
Discussion: Tax Foundation and Raw Story
David Horsey / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the right mouthpiece for a truth-twisting president  —  Top of the Ticket cartoon ((David Horsey / Los Angeles Times)) … Donald Trump is lucky to have Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his chief spokesperson.  —  I wouldn't have said that when she first got the job.
Addy Baird / ThinkProgress:   There are many good reasons to criticize Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This isn't one of them.
Associated Press:
Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House.  But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the shower, she'd had enough.
CBS News:
Source who is being examined by special counsel: “It's every man for himself”  —  Less than a week after two top former Trump campaign officials were indicted and another adviser to the campaign had already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, the pressure on others under scrutiny appears to be growing.
Discussion: Raw Story
Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, avoids jail time  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 11:48 a.m.]  —  US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has received a dishonorable discharge but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior …
Daniel C. Drabik / The Harvard Crimson:
The Secret Harvard Fellowship of Sean Spicer  —  “Welcome everyone, just a reminder, our class today will be off the record.”  —  “Good morning, welcome to this invite-only breakfast, this event will be off the record.”  —  “Today's private forum will be off the record.”  —  “This lunch is off the record.”
Lizzie O'Leary / thecut:
The Things I Shrugged Off Then Horrify Me Now  —  What do you do when the big bank CEO calls your hotel room at 11 p.m.?  —  We were at the same resort for a conference.  We were friendly but why did he need to know what I was doing at that hour?  How did he even get my room number?
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Olbermann: I Probably Owe an Apology to George W. Bush  —  Far-left commentator Keith Olbermann said Friday on “The View” he probably owed George W. Bush an apology based on what the country has comparatively endured with the political rise of President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Business Insider, IJR and Mediaite
Jessie Singer / BuzzFeed:
We Should Ban Cars From Big Cities.  Seriously.  —  6,000 Americans were killed by cars while walking city streets last year.  As terrorists embrace this deadly power, car-free cities make even more sense.  —  In the coming days, politicians will try to convince you that what happened …
Dr. Harry Wilson / Roanoke College:
RC Poll: Northam and Gillespie deadlocked; Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General races also tied  —  With just days remaining in the campaign, Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are tied (47%-47%), while Libertarian Cliff Hyra garners three percent of likely voters …
Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Person Who Deleted Trump's Twitter Account Said to Be Contractor  —  Twitter blamed the deletion of President Trump's Twitter account on Thursday night on a rogue customer support employee.  That employee has since been hailed in social media as a hero and as a scourge for acting against the president …
Clarifying The Twitter Rules  —  Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that's easy to adhere to and understand.  Today, we're publishing a new version of the Twitter Rules to clarify our policies and how we enforce them.
Hamilton Nolan / New York Times:
A Billionaire Destroyed His Newsrooms Out of Spite  —  Reporters, for all their flaws, tend to understand what's happening in their own newsrooms.  It's their job to try to see things clearly.  Often, what they see in their workplaces is low salaries, inept management and poor communication …
Alexander Nazaryan / Newsweek:
Trump is leading the most corrupt administration in U.S. history, one of first-class kleptocrats  —  He'd promised to build the wall.  To make America great again.  To lock her up.  Now, in the last weeks of his campaign for president, Donald J. Trump needed one more stirring slogan.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Alexandra Glorioso / Politico:
Six women accuse Florida Senate budget chair Latvala of groping, sexual harassment
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Bots stoke racial strife in Virginia governor's race
Luke O'Brien / HuffPost:
Why The Alt-Right Now Loves Papa John's
Discussion: Raw Story and The Gateway Pundit
Erik Wasson / Bloomberg:
House Tax-Cut Plan Hurtles Toward Senate Roadblock
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How Bill de Blasio Overcame the Haters
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Republicans should admit to themselves they mostly don't want big change
David Brooks / New York Times:
Lovers, Prospectors and Predators
The Daily Beast:
Trump Offered Corey Lewandowski a New Job. Corey Turned It Down Because It Was ‘Chump Change.’
Discussion: Bloomberg and Talking Points Memo
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The Mystery of Mary Trump
Discussion: The Atlantic, Raw Story and The Slot
Rebecca Rosenberg / New York Post:
Portfolio manager accused of raping, beating women in penthouse dungeon
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Occidental Dissent