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11:50 AM ET, November 5, 2017


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NBC News:
Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation  —  WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia's intervention …
Jesse Ferguson:
OPEN LETTER FROM HILLARY FOR AMERICA 2016 TEAM  —  We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees.
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That are False  —  There is ample talk, particularly of late, about the threats posed by social media to democracy and political discourse.  Yet one of the primary ways that democracy is degraded by platforms …
Diana Stancy Correll / Washington Examiner:
Robby Mook: 'I didn't know' Clinton campaign paid firm that funded the ‘Trump dossier’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Gregg Jarrett / Fox News:
Hillary Clinton's scheme in ‘rigging’ the nomination may have been criminal
Washington Post:
Poll: Trump's performance lags behind even tepid public expectations  —  A majority of Americans say President Trump has not accomplished much during his first nine months in office and they have delivered a report card that is far harsher even than the tepid expectations they set for his tenure …
Washington Post:
Trump's approval rating remains historically low and confidence has declined  —  Poll Questions  —  Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?  —  Hide Results  —  Q: Trump has been president for about nine months.
Discussion: Axios, Politico and Mediaite
Gary Langer / ABC News:   A year after his surprise election, 65 percent say Trump's achieved little (POLL)
Japan Times:
Trump said Japan should have shot down overflying North Korea missiles  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has said Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year, diplomatic sources have said …
Discussion: Politicus USA
Washington Post:
Securing North Korean nuclear sites would require a ground invasion, Pentagon says  —  The only way to locate and secure all of North Korea's nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, and in the event of conflict, Pyongyang could use biological …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:   Slouching Toward War With North Korea
Matt Viser /
A year after Trump's election, York, Pa., is forever changed  —  One in a series of occasional articles examining how President Trump's ascendance and early moves have altered expectations and reality.  This story is the first of three gauging those effects in one Pennsylvania county.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Waleed bin Talal  —  LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.
Discussion: The Intercept, Reuters and The Week
Bloomberg:   Saudi Arabia Purge Leaves Crown Prince With All Levers of Power
Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Princes, Former Ministers Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation
Discussion: CNBC and NPR, more at Techmeme »
Caitlyn Hitt / New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Larry David slammed on social media for ‘Saturday Night Live’ Holocaust, Harvey Weinstein jokes  —  Pretty, pretty, pretty awful.  —  “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David is in hot water with “Saturday Night Live” viewers after making a joke about the Holocaust that's being slammed as insensitive.
Discussion: Washington Post
Don Sergent / Daily News:
BG man charged with assaulting Paul at senator's home  —  A Bowling Green man was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault following an incident at the Bowling Green home of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.  —  Rene Boucher, 59, is in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond …
Phil McCausland / NBC News:
Sen. Rand Paul Allegedly Assaulted at His Kentucky Home, Suspect Arrested
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Police arrest neighbor after Rand Paul is assaulted at Kentucky home
Discussion: Instapundit
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police
Discussion: RT, Politico, Raw Story, RedState and Instapundit
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Expects to Meet With Vladimir Putin During Asian Tour  —  U.S. president's first official trip to Asia to begin with meetings in Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe  —  U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One after landing at Yokota Air Base in Japan's Tokyo Prefecture on Sunday.
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump sets aside bellicose rhetoric in opening address to Asia trip
Discussion: ABC News
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump calls Japan ‘treasured partner,’ ally
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Lexington Herald-Leader:
Bevin calls for resignation of House members involved in sexual harassment allegations  —  FRANKFORT  —  Gov. Matt Bevin, making his first public comments on a sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the state House of Representatives, called Saturday for “the immediate resignation …
Discussion: Courier-Journal and Political Wire
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Ky Gov calls for any elected official accused of sexual harassment to resign
Discussion: Courier-Journal and Raw Story
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Tax bill raises red flags for Senate GOP  —  The House Republican tax reform package has put Senate Republicans in a tough spot, much like the House-passed ObamaCare repeal bill did earlier this year.  —  The legislation is expected to pass the House, starting a tougher battle in the Senate …
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Trump claims credit for stock market's success: 'I've always been great with money'  —  President Trump appeared to take credit for the stock market's success on Saturday.  —  Trump told reporters on Air Force One that “the reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” according to a pool report.
Discussion: RedState and Politicus USA
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Paul Ryan Puts It All on the Line in Tax Fight
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
House GOP's Child Tax Credit Expansion Excludes Millions of Children in Lower-Income Working Families
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Shutdown threat growing over immigration fight
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
John Bowden / The Hill:
Trump wins visas to hire 70 foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago
Discussion: RedState
Ian Mason / Breitbart:
Bannon: Trump, Stewart Voters Going to Win Virginia Governorship for ‘Bush Guy’ Gillespie
 Earlier Items: 
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Some middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under GOP bill, despite Trump's promise
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Virginia's election serves as a road map for 2018 congressional races
New York Times:
Poised for West Coast Dominance, Democrats Eye Grand Agenda