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9:05 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 …
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  —  New York (AP) — Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following …
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
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 …
Seven years after quake, Haitians to lose deportation protection in 2019  —  After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will now lose that safeguard.
Discussion: Mother Jones, Axios and CBS Miami
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
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.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Graham on Moore: ‘We are about to give away a seat’ key to Trump's agenda
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
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 …
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 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: Mother Jones and Washington Post
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 …
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, Mediaite and Raw Story
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?
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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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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
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Trump Nominee Brett Talley's Apparent Thoughts on Capital Punishment: “Just Shoot Them”
Discussion: Raw Story, Rewire, IJR and Daily Kos
Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg:
Steyer's Campaign to Impeach Trump Is Heading to Times Square
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
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
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
If the GOP tax plan is so good, why do they lie so much about it?
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Doyenne of DNA Says: Just Chillax With Your Ex
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Page Six and AOL
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
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration
Discussion: Raw Story