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7:05 PM ET, November 20, 2017


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Washington Post:
Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls  —  Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Sources: McMaster Mocked Trump's Intelligence In a Private Dinner  —  National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump's intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation.  —  Over a July dinner …
Laura McGann / Vox:
Exclusive: NYT White House correspondent Glenn Thrush's history of bad judgment around young women journalists  —  Several women told Vox about their experiences with the star reporter, and the Times has suspended him pending an investigation.  —  Sexual harassment claims against yet another powerful man …
MJ Lee / CNN:
Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.  —  It is the first allegation of improper touching by Franken …
Kenneth Lovett / New York Daily News:
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro hit with speeding charges after cops clock her driving 119 mph upstate  —  ALBANY — Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York.  —  State Police say Pirro …
Astead W. Herndon /
Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct  —  WASHINGTON — Allegations that Roy Moore sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago have turned many Republicans against their party's Senate candidate in Alabama, but one bloc of conservative leaders is standing by their man: evangelicals.
FOX News Radio:
Senator Lindsey Graham On Roy Moore: If You Can't Go To A Mall In Alabama Maybe You Shouldn't Go To The Senate
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Graham on Moore: ‘We are about to give away a seat’ key to Trump's agenda
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Shane Savitsky / Axios:
Woman who says Roy Moore assaulted her at 14 tells her story
Discussion: Associated Press, ABC News and Politico
Fox News:
Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ conspiracy theorists claim with new photo  —  Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake.  That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” …
Discussion: The Atlantic and Politicus USA
Francis Wilkinson / Bloomberg:
GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last  —  The fiction served the GOP for years, yet died quietly this month, forsaken and alone.  —  The IRS scandal came to a pathetic, whimpering conclusion earlier this month.  For half a decade the scandal had kept delinquent members of Congress occupied …
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held high-level meetings with Hungarian officials in Budapest  —  Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators …
Ben Schreckinger / GQ:
The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs  —  How did a United States Senator—just out mowing his lawn—wind up in an altercation that put him in the hospital?  Was it a politically-motivated attack?  Or was it something far more petty?
Caleb Hull / IJR:
EXCLUSIVE: 30 Sources Expose Sexually Explicit Evidence of Harassment by Ohio GOP Rep Wes Goodman  —  Note: This article contains graphic content.  —  Disgraced Ohio State Representative Wes Goodman — a Republican — in the wake of the lawmaker's recently-revealed sex scandal and resignation …
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump World Wanted Distance From Roy Moore.  Then Key Allies Lobbied The President to Reconsider. … In the span of a single week, the White House and President Donald Trump's top allies have gone from laying the groundwork to ditch Roy Moore—accused of, among other things …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Hasn't Fired Mueller Yet Because His Lawyer Is Blowing Sunshine  —  Years ago, my wife and I moved into a fixer-upper townhouse, and we hired contractors to replace the somewhat shabby kitchen.  One September day, their workers came and tore out the old kitchen, leaving nothing behind but bare wooden paneling.
Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg:
Steyer's Campaign to Impeach Trump Is Heading to Times Square  —  Says $20 million ad campaign takes issue directly to voters  —  Fox News stopped running Steyer's ads urging Trump impeachment  —  Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor …
Juan Williams / The Hill:   Juan Williams: The politics of impeachment default/files/publication/148841/2001606- macroeconomic-analysis-of-the-tax-cuts- and-jobs-act-as-passed-by-the-house-of- representatives.pdf  —  To reuse content from the Tax Policy Center, visit, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
From City Hall to the White House?  Eric Garcetti May Try to Defy the Odds  —  LOS ANGELES — There have been governors and generals, senators and members of Congress, secretaries of states and vice presidents.  There was even a billionaire business executive chosen as commander in chief.
Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Ex-Fox News Employee Says She Was Blocked From Investigating Trump-Russia Ties  —  Golloher says she was blocked from going to Moscow to report  —  Former workers meet U.K. lawmakers on proposed Fox-Sky deal  —  A former Fox News employee said the network blocked her from going to Moscow …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Raw Story
Argentinian navy detects noises that could be signal from missing sub  —  (CNN)Argentina's navy on Monday picked up noises that could be a distress signal from the crew of a missing submarine and said the sub's captain reported a “failure” in the vessel's battery system before it disappeared.
Benjamin Y. Fong / New York Times:
The Climate Crisis?  It's Capitalism, Stupid  —  Even casual readers of the news know that the earth is probably going to look very different in 2100, and not in a good way.  —  A recent Times opinion piece included this quotation from the paleoclimatologist Lee Kump …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Donald Trump is playing zero-dimensional chess (again)  —  Flake caught on hot mic talking about Trump  —  (CNN)On Sunday night, President Donald Trump attacked Jeff Flake on Twitter.  —  It went like this: … The Trump tweet came after Flake, the Arizona Republican senator …
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Trump's friends schedule fake events at failing Mar-a-Lago to make him feel better  —  Following the trajectory of his previous properties, Donald Trump's private resort in Palm Beach is failing.  But in a bid to make him feel better about another failed business venture …
Discussion: Raw Story
Adam O'Neal / Wall Street Journal:
What Will Tax Reform Do for Puppies?  —  The IRS shouldn't favor Child Moms over Dog Moms.  —  As tax reform snakes its way through the legislative process, it's becoming clear that one critical group could come out behind: dog families.  This inequity must be remedied.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Doyenne of DNA Says: Just Chillax With Your Ex  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In 2007, Anne Wojcicki, then 33, lassoed the moon.  —  She was getting her new company, 23andMe, a mail-order genetics testing firm, off the ground with her “Party 'til you spit” celebrity get-togethers.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Page Six and AOL
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration … Most people have heard of Ivanka and Jared, but the first family is far from the only group of relatives staffing the Trump administration.  —  A Daily Beast examination of public records reveals that there are at least 20 families …
Discussion: Raw Story
Oliver Smith / Telegraph:
Room rates at Trump's hotels have fallen by up to 63 per cent since he became president  —  There is further evidence that Donald Trump's occupation of the Oval Office has had a negative impact on his business empire, with new research showing that average room rates have fallen by as much as 63 per cent at all but one of his 13 hotels.
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
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Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Trump Nominee Brett Talley's Apparent Thoughts on Capital Punishment: “Just Shoot Them”
Discussion: IJR, Rewire, Daily Kos and Raw Story
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Roman Beniaminov, a Low-Profile Real Estate Exec Turned Pop Star Manager, Knew About Russia's ‘Dirt’ on Hillary
Discussion: Raw Story
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
CBS News:
Trump Jr. met with man with close ties to Kremlin
Discussion: Vox, Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
TYT Network:
White House Says No Conflict of Interest with Mulvaney and Apple
Kurt Schlichter /
Let's All Savor The Democrats' Pervgate Pain
Discussion: Village Voice
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
If the GOP tax plan is so good, why do they lie so much about it?
David Eggert / Associated Press:
Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive
David L. Ulin / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed The human side of Charlie Manson
Ed Klein / Daily Mail:
Bill Clinton is accused of sexual assault by four women
Discussion: RedState, The Gateway Pundit and IJR
Jackie Wattles / CNNMoney:
Fox News defends Sean Hannity amid calls for ad boycott
Discussion: TheBlaze
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Treasury Secretary's Wife
Discussion: Weekly Standard