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12:30 AM ET, November 21, 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 …
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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
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 …
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 …
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Associated Press:
New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence
Discussion: Politicus USA
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 …
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Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Gets Ticket for Speeding at 119 M.P.H.  —  Jeanine F. Pirro, the high-octane host of a Fox News Channel show, was given a summons on Sunday for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York, according to the State Police.  —  Ms. Pirro, a former Westchester …
Discussion: IJR
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
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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
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.
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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
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians  —  The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, Homeland Security officials said on Monday.
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miamiherald:
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
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.
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 …
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Melissa Matthews / Newsweek:
HOW MURDERER CHARLES MANSON AND DONALD TRUMP USED LANGUAGE TO GAIN FOLLOWERS
taxpolicycenter.org:
Distributional Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as Passed by the Senate Finance Committee  —  ABSTRACT  —  The Tax Policy Center has released distributional estimates of the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16, 2017.
Discussion: Washington Post and Mother Jones
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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
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 …
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
Dino-Ray Ramos / Deadline:
Melissa Gilbert Accuses Oliver Stone Of Sexual Harassment: “It Was Humiliating And Horrid”  —  During an interview on Andy Cohen's satellite radio show Radio Andy, actress Melissa Gilbert claimed that director Oliver Stone sexually harassed her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors.
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’  —  A federal court on Monday ruled to block President Trump's executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.”
Discussion: Politico and Splinter
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.
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 …
Justin Ling / Motherboard:
Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will ‘Engineer’ Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed  —  “It's basically RT and Sputnik,” he said on Saturday.  —  Eric Schmidt and the Kremlin.  Image: Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock/Pavel Kazachkov/Wikimedia Commons.  Composition: Rachel Pick
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
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
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 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.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge: Trump voter fraud commission on ice till next year  —  A commission that President Donald Trump tasked with investigating his own unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud won't meet again this year, according to court records, fueling more questions about the panel's future and its viability.
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: Raw Story, Talking Points Memo and Vox
 
 
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Douglas Murray / National Review:
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Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
After Eight Years On The Sidelines, This Conservative Group Is Primed To Reshape The Courts Under Trump
Discussion: Above the Law
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: CNNMoney
Erica Pandey / Axios:
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
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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 twitchy.com
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
White House pushes back against father of UCLA player released from China
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post and TheBlaze
 Earlier Items: 
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
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Francis Wilkinson / Bloomberg:
GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last
David Eggert / Associated Press:
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