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10:30 PM ET, November 13, 2017


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New Yorker:
Locals Were Troubled by Roy Moore's Interactions with Teen Girls at the Gadsden Mall  —  Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was born in Gadsden, a small city flanked by Interstate 59 and the Coosa River, an hour northeast of Birmingham.
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Gadsden locals say Moore's predatory behavior at mall, restaurants not a secret  —  Roy Moore's penchant for flirting with teen girls was “common knowledge” and “not a big secret” around Gadsden, according to some area residents.  —  The Senate candidate has denied any wrongdoing in the wake …
New York Times:
A Fifth Woman Accuses Senate Candidate Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct  —  WASHINGTON — A fifth woman accused Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, on Monday of making sexual or romantic advances toward her when she was a teenager, as senior Republicans in Washington called …
Leada Gore /
50 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore  —  Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, shared a letter on Facebook indicating support from more than 50 Alabama pastors.  —  Moore's wife Kayla posted the letter to her Facebook page Sunday after days of controversy surrounding …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Moore expulsion idea splits Senate Republicans  —  Senate Republicans are escalating their demands for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to leave the race, including a growing faction calling for him to be expelled if he wins next month.  —  But some senior Republicans are wary …
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit ‘criminal prosecution’ if true  —  on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors.  —  “As it stands, I can't urge the people of Alabama …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Roy Moore is an embarrassment. Doug Jones deserves to win.
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Amid Roy Moore Scandal, the Last Thing Alabama Democrats Want Is Help
Kurt Schlichter /   The GOP Establishment Wants To Burn Down The Village To Save It...For Itself
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Ignore the spin. Trump and the GOP have made a devil's bargain with Roy Moore.
Julia Ioffe / The Atlantic:
The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks  —  Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year's presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee's oldest son and campaign surrogate.
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation …
New York Times:
Justice Department to Look Into Special Counsel Over Clinton Foundation's Dealings  —  WASHINGTON — Ten days after President Trump said that he was frustrated with the Justice Department for not investigating Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, the Justice Department told Congress on Monday …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Sessions directs prosecutors to ‘evaluate certain issues’ …
Associated Press:
Hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, FBI reports
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer  —  WASHINGTON — One of President Trump's most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office.
Gary Baum / Hollywood Reporter:
Tom Sizemore Was Removed From Movie Set for Allegedly Violating 11-Year Old Girl  —  A dozen cast and crewmembers tell THR that the actor was sent home after the girl told her parents about the incident.  —  Actor Tom Sizemore was told to leave a Utah film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told …
Discussion: RedState and Mashable
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon  —  Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the GOP's most prominent mega-donor, is publicly breaking with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his efforts to oust Republican incumbents in 2018.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Group of N.F.L. Owners Warns Jerry Jones and Threatens Penalties  —  Several fellow owners of N.F.L. teams have given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning, threatening to punish him over his efforts to block a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell …
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and The Ringer
Aric Jenkins / TIME:
Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was 16: ‘I Was a Child’  —  Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics.  —  But Corrigan was crushed …
Elaina Plott / The Daily Beast:
No One Knows What Omarosa Is Doing in the White House—Even Omarosa … It's nearly 9 a.m. in the West Wing lobby.  The room is quiet save for two staff assistants whispering about weekend plans, and me, waiting on an over-firm red sofa to meet with Omarosa Manigault.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Raw Story
Tegna / 10NEWS:
‘Transracial’ man born white feels like he is Filipino … TAMPA, Fla. — Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity.  —  Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino.  Turns out the purple ride …
Discussion: TheBlaze, AOL, The Root and IJR
Associated Press:
Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity.
Discussion: Axios
New Jersey Online:
Menendez trial in turmoil as jurors admit hearing explosive comments  —  Gallery: The trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.  —  NJ Advance Media for  —  NEWARK — Seven of the 16 jurors and alternates in the trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez raised their hands …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Matt Friedman / Politico:
Menendez jurors tell judge they're deadlocked
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Keurig CEO: Tweet regarding ‘Hannity’ created an ‘unacceptable situation’  —  Ring up any social-media expert, and you'll get the same advice: Engage with people on Twitter and Facebook and etc.  —  Over the weekend, Keurig Green Mountain, that mainstay of water-cooler proximity, did just that.
Tom Sykes / The Daily Beast:
James Woods Named by Actress Elizabeth Perkins at #MeToo Rally … Elizabeth Perkins called out the actor James Woods on Sunday, holding a sign bearing the words “James Woods #MeToo” as she joined a Los Angeles march designed to raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and to demonstrate solidarity with the victims.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kansas City Star:
‘One of the most secretive, dark states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?  —  The statement was simple.  Factual.  —  A Kansas spokesperson was acknowledging that the state highway department didn't have the money to rebuild a dangerous stretch of Interstate 70 that had been the scene …
Discussion: Axios
Rasmussen Reports:
in Politics  —  The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance.  Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.  —  The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove.
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New York Times:
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From One Frenzy to the Next  —  America is in another of its Salem moments.
Discussion: American Digest
John Solomon / The Hill:
FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue
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U.S. Department of Justice:
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