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6:00 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 …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct  —  The New York Times said on Monday that it was suspending Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters, after he was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior.  —  The move came after the website Vox published …
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 …
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Progressive groups call on Franken to resign amid groping allegations
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 …
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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump administration sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger  —  The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, amid a growing political storm over whether the administration has tried to use its review of the $85 billion deal to force the sale of CNN …
Stephen Braun / Associated Press:
Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure
Discussion: Axios
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Special counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department
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.
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump World Wanted Distance From Roy Moore. Then Key Allies Lobbied The President to Reconsider.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump aide blasts Democrat running against Moore
Discussion: Axios, 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: Politicus USA
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 …
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 …
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?
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 …
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:   Steyer to run Times Square billboards in campaign to impeach Trump
Juan Williams / The Hill:   Juan Williams: The politics of impeachment
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. 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.
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 …
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew
Discussion: New Republic, The Guardian and Axios
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.
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: Political Wire
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 …
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 …
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: Vox, Talking Points Memo 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 … Days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, a low-profile real estate figure with ties to powerful Russians alerted a meeting participant that the topic of “dirt” …
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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
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Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Ex-Fox News Employee Says She Was Blocked From Investigating Trump-Russia Ties
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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
Adam O'Neal / Wall Street Journal:
What Will Tax Reform Do for Puppies?
Discussion: New York Magazine
 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
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
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration
Discussion: Raw Story