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10:35 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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
CBS Suspends Charlie Rose, PBS Halts His Show Following Allegations
Discussion: Splinter
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence
Discussion: Politicus USA
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Progressive groups call on Franken to resign amid groping allegations
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed:
She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her.  Here's Why You Didn't Hear Her Story.  —  “When you make private settlements, it doesn't warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”  —  Lissandra Villa  —  Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Los Angeles Times:
59,000 Haitians living in U.S. must leave within 18 months, Trump administration says  —  Some 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. under temporary status must leave within 18 months, the Trump administration announced Monday.  —  More than 30,000 of the Haitians affected by the order live in Florida …
Washington Post:
Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 50,000 Haitians
Discussion: Politicus USA, Vox, Politico and HuffPost
Seven years after quake, Haitians to lose deportation protection in 2019
Washington Post:   Trump administration to end immigration protections for Haitians, giving them 18 months to leave
NBC News:
Donald Trump is shutting down his charitable foundation  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on “self-dealing,” is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump's charity amid ongoing investigation into the foundation
Discussion: ABC News and The Daily Caller
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 …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual harassment scandal  —  (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel, which cost the jobs of longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly.
Discussion: Political Wire
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, Raw Story and Mediaite
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Justice Department set to sue to block AT&T-Time Warner deal  —  DOJ set to sue to block AT&T-Time Warner deal  —  The Justice Department is set to file a lawsuit to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, a source familiar with the matter says.  AT&T says it is preparing a response.
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
White House pushes back against father of UCLA player released from China
Discussion: Washington Post and TheBlaze
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God. 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.
Distributional Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as Passed by the Senate Finance Committee
Discussion: Washington Post and Mother Jones
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
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 …
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.
Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to fully dismantle the agency's Obama-era net neutrality regulations, people familiar with the plans said, in a major victory …
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
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Whitefish Halts Puerto Rico Work Early Over $83 Million Bill  —  Puerto Rico utility had canceled contract after criticism  —  Island's power capacity below 50 percent weeks after hurricane  —  The company that landed and then lost a $300 million, no-bid contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's storm-ravaged grid …
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Nationalist's Delusion  —  THIRTY YEARS AGO nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.  —  It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, astonished political observers when he came within striking distance …
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?
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 …
David L. Ulin / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed The human side of Charlie Manson  —  Convicted killer Charles Manson is seen during a parole hearing in California in 1986.  (Associated Press)  —  Charles Manson died on Sunday night after being admitted to a hospital in Bakersfield on Wednesday.  The infamous cult leader …
Ben Lefebvre / Politico:
‘UGH!’:  Zinke's wife's travel caused headaches for Interior staff  —  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife has frustrated department staffers by saddling them with extra work when she traveled with her husband on official business, according to new records that a liberal watchdog group …
Discussion: Raw Story
CBS News:
Trump Jr. met with man with close ties to Kremlin  —  CBS News has confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. met with Alexander Torshin - a man with close ties to the Kremlin — at an NRA event in May 2016.  Torshin had been trying to set up a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump but ended up being introduced to Mr. Trump's son.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Raw Story and Vox
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Erica Pandey / Axios:
NYC mayor: Bill Clinton “would have to resign” if he were president now
Discussion: Politico
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Greens sue Trump over elephant trophy decision
Justin Ling / Motherboard:
Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will ‘Engineer’ Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John Solomon / The Hill:
FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Sydney Pereira / Newsweek:
Men with muscles and money are more attractive to straight women and gay men—showing gender roles aren't progressing
Discussion: RedState and
Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg:
Steyer's Campaign to Impeach Trump Is Heading to Times Square
Oliver Smith / Telegraph:
Room rates at Trump's hotels have fallen by up to 63 per cent since he became president
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
From City Hall to the White House? Eric Garcetti May Try to Defy the Odds
Discussion: New York Magazine
Francis Wilkinson / Bloomberg:
GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last
David Eggert / Associated Press:
Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Trump's friends schedule fake events at failing Mar-a-Lago to make him feel better
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Treasury Secretary's Wife
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Astead W. Herndon /
Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct