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6:40 PM ET, November 14, 2017

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Bill Riales / WKRG-TV:
Curious Robocall Seeks ‘Damaging’ Information on Moore  —  UPDATE 3:31 p.m. — The Executive Editor, Marty Baron, of the Washington Post released the following statement:  —  “The Post has just learned that at least one person in Alabama has received a call from someone falsely claiming to be from The Washington Post.
Discussion: Axios, Raw Story and Political Wire
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The Daily Beast:
Steve Bannon And Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say … Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is keeping the door open to ditching Roy Moore as the sexual-assault allegations against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate continue to pile up.
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
McConnell Says Roy Moore Should Abandon ‘Collapsing’ Senate Bid  —  Senate majority leader wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek his old Alabama seat  —  WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deepened his bid to persuade Roy Moore to drop out of the race …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC cuts off Moore  —  The national party pulls out of a fundraising pact with the Alabama candidate, further isolating him.  —  The Republican National Committee is withdrawing its support for besieged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, leaving him increasingly isolated as he confronts charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers.
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal  —  Cases were among 10 where Moore, as Alabama's top judge, dissented from court's majority view and sided with alleged offenders, Guardian review finds … Roy Moore challenged the scope of an Alabama law …
Howard Koplowitz / al.com:
Mo Brooks sticking by Moore: GOP agenda ‘vastly more important than contested sexual allegations’  —  U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, is sticking with Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, arguing Monday that the conservative agenda is …
al.com:
Our view: Roy Moore grossly unfit for office  —  New sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore  —  Roy Moore simply cannot be a U.S. Senator.  Even if his party and many of its adherents still think it possible, it is unthinkable — for his state, and his country.
Jennifer E. Duffy / The Cook Political Report:
Alabama Senate: One Hot Mess Moves to Toss Up  —  It's been five days since a Washington Post report detailed the stories of four women who allege that Republican nominee Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18 years old and Moore was in his 30s.
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
Alabama GOP Moves Toward Deciding Roy Moore's Fate Later This Week
Associated Press:
The Latest: McConnell: GOP still hopes to keep Alabama seat
Discussion: Politico, Washington Times and ABC News
New York Times:
Roy Moore, Long Divisive in His Hometown, and Even More So Now
Discussion: CNN, ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES and HuffPost
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Whether Roy Moore wins or loses, there is no good outcome for Senate Republicans
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
If Republicans believe Roy Moore's accusers, why not Trump's?
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed:
Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments “To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016”  —  The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used “to finance election campaign of 2016.”
Redding Record Searchlight:
Five people confirmed dead in Rancho Tehama shooting  —  Five people have been killed, including the shooter, in a small community about 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff.  —  Undersheriff Phil Johnston with the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said there were seven shooting scenes and there may be more victims.
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Los Angeles Times:
3 dead after shooting at elementary school in Northern California  —  Rancho Tehama School near Corning (KTLA)  —  Authorities said at least three people are dead following a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday morning.  —  Among the dead are the gunman, who was killed by police, authorities said.
Washington Post:
At least 4 dead after gunman ‘randomly picking targets’ shoots at California school and other locations, police say  —  Authorities said at least four people were killed Tuesday morning in Northern California after a gunman shooting at random opened fire at an elementary school and several other locations.
Discussion: CBS San Francisco and Shakesville
Heidi Rene / KHSL News:
Tehama Sheriff's Office: Multiple deaths at school shooting in Tehama County
Jenna Harrison / ABC News:
Shooting reported at Northern California elementary school
Discussion: twitchy.com
The Daily Beast:
Troll Smearing Roy Moore's Accuser Stole Dead SEAL's Identity … The rightwing blog The Gateway Pundit pushed a single-sourced rumor from the anonymous Twitter account @Umpire43 that claimed one of Roy Moore's accusers was offered $1,000 by The Washington Post to go public with her claims.
Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
What Is the Uranium One Deal and Why Does the Trump Administration Care So Much?  —  What is Uranium One?  —  Uranium One, with headquarters in Canada, is one of the world's largest producers of uranium with holdings in the United States.  It is a subsidiary of the Russian nuclear agency, Rosatom.
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon, RT and RedState
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Media Matters for America:
Fox News' Shepard Smith debunks Uranium One lie peddled by his own network
Discussion: Politicus USA
CNN:
‘Nothing about it felt right’: More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices — they can be trouble.  Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators …
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Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Congresswoman Says At Least 2 Members Of Congress Are Sexual Harassers  —  Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has been an outspoken advocate for making it easier for Congress workers to report sexual misconduct.  —  WASHINGTON Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she knows of two members …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Female Dem says at least two current members engaged in sexual harassment
Discussion: IJR
BBC:
Bryan Cranston: ‘There may be a way back for Weinstein’  —  Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has told the BBC there may be a way back for Harvey Weinsten and Kevin Spacey, if they show they are “truly sorry”.  —  Speaking to the BBC's Will Gompertz, he added “it would take a society to forgive them”.
Discussion: Mediaite, IndieWire and TheBlaze
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's requirement that most people have health insurance in a sprawling overhaul of the tax code, merging the fight over health care with the high-stakes effort to cut taxes.
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Washington Post:
Senate GOP to add repeal of Obamacare insurance mandate into tax bill
CBO's Publications:
Effects of legislation that would raise deficits by an estimated $1.5 trillion over the 2018-2027 period  —  Letter to the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer  —  Information about the effects of legislation that would raise deficits by an estimated $1.5 trillion over the 2018-2027 period …
Discussion: Vox, AOL and IJR
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Niv Elis / The Hill:
GOP tax bill could spur $25 billion in Medicare cuts: CBO
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Arianna Huffington Ignored Sexual Misconduct at The Huffington Post  —  When Susan Fowler rocked Uber's world with a meticulous account of the company's sexual harassment and gender discrimination issues, the ride-sharing service turned to its only female board member to help clean up its culture (and its image).
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Max Jaeger / New York Post:
De Blasio staffer says pizza from Chicago is better than New York  —  This was clearly a half-baked idea.  —  The press secretary for the mayor of New York City — America's pizza epicenter — took to Twitter to claim that a Chicago pizzeria makes better pies than all of New York.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Reflections of an Affirmative-Action Baby  —  In 1991, the African American Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter wrote a book called Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby.  I remember reading part of it at the time.  Little did I realize that the book's title applied to me.
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China  —  President Trump says he spoke to China's Xi about the players  —  SHANGHAI—Three UCLA basketball players detained for a week in China were set to fly back home late Tuesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had requested assistance …
Boston Herald:
College to name school for late journalist Gwen Ifill  —  BOSTON — A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill (EYE'-ful), a co-host of PBS' “NewsHour” and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates.  —  Simmons College announced Tuesday …
Discussion: The Root
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Socialist’ doctor ‘assaulted’ Kentucky Senator Rand Paul because the congressman's trees were ‘in the way’ and were ‘devaluing his $740,000 home that he is desperately trying to sell’  — Rene Boucher, 59, told neighbor Rand Paul that he hadn't been able to sell his house …
 
 
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