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Bill Riales / WKRG-TV:
LISTEN: Curious Robocall Seeks ‘Damaging’ Information on Moore  —  UPDATE 3:31 p.m. (WKRG) — 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.
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Bob Grip / WALA-TV:
Exclusive FOX10 Poll: Undecided voters may hold key to Moore/Jones race  —  Undecided voters may decide the Alabama U.S. Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.  The FOX10 News/Strategy Research statewide poll of 3,000 likely voters, taken on November 13, shows Moore leading Jones 49% to 43% with 8% undecided.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Associated Press:
The Latest: McConnell: GOP still hopes to keep Alabama seat
Discussion: Politico, Washington Times and ABC News
Brian Naylor / NPR:
Ryan, Sessions Add To GOP Voices Saying Moore Accusers Are Credible
Discussion: WHNT-TV and Politicus USA
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
Alabama GOP Moves Toward Deciding Roy Moore's Fate Later This Week
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
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: New York Magazine and Shakesville
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
At Least 4 Killed in Shooting in Northern California
Discussion: CBS San Francisco
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.
Media Matters for America:
Fox News' Shepard Smith debunks Uranium One lie peddled by his own network  —  Smith: “The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale.  She did not.”  —  From the November 14 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:  —  Loading the player reg...
Discussion: Politicus USA
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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.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Sessions Insists ‘Factual Basis’ Will Determine Appointment of Counsel, Not Trump
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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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
Paul Karp / The Guardian:
Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey  —  Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law … Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas …
Discussion: Vox and Joe.My.God.
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Niv Elis / The Hill:
GOP tax bill could spur $25 billion in Medicare cuts: CBO  —  The GOP tax bill could trigger automatic cuts worth $136 billion from mandatory spending in 2018, including $25 billion in Medicare cuts, if Congress doesn't find another way to offset its deficit increases, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden and Lady Gaga to create abuse trauma centers  —  and musician Lady Gaga are collaborating to open trauma centers for victims of sexual assault, according to multiple media reports.  —  “We (want to) set up trauma centers where women can go to get the long-term help they need to deal with these crises.
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Joey Nolfi / EW.com:
Lady Gaga, Joe Biden planning centers for sexual assault survivors
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
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: Voice of America Reporter Posts Racist Reddit Memes While Receiving Taxpayer Money  —  While posting on his Reddit account UncleSam4200, Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick bragged on the infamous pro-Trump subreddit r/TheDonald that he worked in Washington media …
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.
 
 
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