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7:15 PM ET, November 13, 2017


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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 …
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.
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 …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Roy Moore is an embarrassment.  Doug Jones deserves to win.  —  But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers.  Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, who then was 9.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Senate GOP campaign chair: Moore should be expelled if elected  —  Senate Republicans escalated their calls for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to leave the race — with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he believes the women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct …
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Woman Says Roy Moore Tried to Rape Her When She Was 16 and Signed Her Yearbook … A woman on Monday accused Roy Moore of attempting to rape her when she was 16.  —  Beverly Young Nelson is the fifth woman to accuse the Alabama Republican candidate for Senate of sexual misconduct and the first woman to accuse him of attempted rape.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
McConnell, Senate GOP campaign chief repudiate Roy Moore's candidacy following allegations of sexual misconduct with teen  —  The head of the Senate Republican campaign committee said Monday that Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is “unfit to serve,” and he should be expelled from the Senate …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Ignore the spin. Trump and the GOP have made a devil's bargain with Roy Moore.
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:   'There's more to come from this creep': MSNBC panel disturbed by Roy Moore's remarks to Sean Hannity
David Zurawik / Baltimore Sun:
How Sinclair compromised the news on an Alabama station it owns to support 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.
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.
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
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 …
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
Menendez jury deadlocks, judge orders them to keep trying to reach a verdict
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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.
Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels, The Lord of the Rings, for Television with a Multi Season Production Commitment  —  Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Amazon Sets ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series In Mega Deal With Multi-Season Commitment
Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced  —  He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality.  But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.
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: The Root, TheBlaze, AOL and IJR
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
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Owners have their own nuclear option for dealing with Jerry Jones  —  When it comes to the lingering dispute regarding the Roger Goodell contract extension, much has been written and said about the potential nuclear option possessed by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
Bill Clinton: A Reckoning  —  The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number.  If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end.
Discussion: NewsBusters and Power Line
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China  —  MANILA — President Trump personally asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in Hangzhou …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Rand Paul: ‘No justification’ for ‘hitting somebody from behind and breaking their ribs’  —  In his first interview since being sucker-attacked 10 days ago while doing yard work in Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul said there was “no justification” for what happened.
The Daily Beast:
Green Beret Discovered SEALs' Illicit Cash.  Then He Was Killed. … Logan Melgar hadn't had a drink on June 4.  —  The Green Beret sergeant's dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom military investigators now suspect killed him, officials familiar with the case said.
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Is No One Seriously Concerned About Media's New Standards on Reporting Abuse Allegations?  —  The ripple effect of Harvey Weinstein finally being exposed as, at best, a sexual pervert/harasser, and, at worst, a rapist, has been the most astonishing development in the news media in recent history (non-Donald Trump division).
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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
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