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Kyle Whitmire /
Don't believe Roy Moore's accusers?  Then listen to Moore  —  Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves after he speaks at a church revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)  —  For some it is too much to ask to believe the women.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump on Roy Moore race: We don't need a Democrat in the seat … President Trump on Tuesday appeared to throw his support behind Roy Moore, despite allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate.  —  “We don't need a liberal Democrat in the seat,” …
Discussion: ABC News, RedState and Political Wire
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:   Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidate's Denial of Allegations
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Flip Benham: Roy Moore Pursued Teenagers Because All The Other Women Were Married
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
Roy Moore Dated ‘Younger Ladies’ For Their ‘Purity,’ His Pastor Friend Says
Discussion: The Atlantic and Washington Post
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump gives Roy Moore his de facto endorsement
Discussion: ABC News and Joe.My.God.
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Moore campaign rips media, political establishment
Discussion: IJR
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Ivanka Trump and Jeff Sessions take center stage in Doug Jones ad in Alabama
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
‘The View’: Kellyanne Conway ‘Sold Her Soul’ to Defend Roy Moore
Discussion: ABC News and Mother Jones
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed:
Another Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers Of Sexual Harassment In Court Filings This Year  —  A former scheduler for the Democratic congressman said she faced daily harassment from him, in a suit she later abandoned after a court denied her request to keep it sealed.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Why BuzzFeed teamed with a far-right figure to break the John Conyers scandal  —  Journalism can make for strange bedfellows.  Case in point: BuzzFeed and Mike Cernovich.  —  Cernovich — a controversial far-right figure who has promoted blatantly false conspiracy theories, such as the discredited …
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 …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements  —  FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Buzzfeed, a news website, is reporting that Conyers settled a complaint …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data  —  Company paid hackers $100,000 to delete info, keep quiet  —  Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and another exec ousted  —  Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc. …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders  —  One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter was known for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”  —  Rashida Jones is still credited as a writer on Toy Story 4, the next installment in the beloved franchise.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Mediaite and IndieWire
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence From Pixar Amid “Missteps”  —  “It's never easy to face your missteps, but it's the only way to learn from them,” the executive stated.  —  Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar after acknowledging “painful” …
John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs
Discussion: Power Line and AOL
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use  —  Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Hit & Run and Mashable
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The FCC's craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed
Discussion: The Verge, Common Dreams and RT
Wall Street Journal:
Special Counsel Mueller Probes Jared Kushner's Contacts With Foreign Leaders  —  Investigators look into Trump senior adviser's role in talks about U.N.'s resolution condemning Israel  —  WASHINGTON— Robert Mueller's investigators are asking questions about Jared Kushner's interactions …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
New Yorker:
Harvey Weinstein's Secret Settlements  —  The mogul used money from his brother and elaborate legal agreements to hide allegations of predation for decades.  —  On April 20, 2015, the Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez sat in an office in midtown Manhattan with an eighteen-page legal agreement in front of her.
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“Kelly Has Clipped his Wings”: Jared Kushner's Horizons Are Collapsing within the West Wing  —  The West Wing princeling's portfolio had been shrunk largely to the Middle East—but then his Saudi Arabia trip caused problems for the chief of staff.  —  When Donald Trump appointed John Kelly …
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and CNN
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
He's a Member of Congress.  The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name  —  WASHINGTON — For two decades, Representative Dana Rohrabacher has been of value to the Kremlin, so valuable in recent years that the F.B.I. warned him in 2012 that Russia regarded him as an intelligence source worthy of a Kremlin code name.
Elizabeth McLaughlin / ABC News:
Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger  —  Additional remains of U.S. soldier Sgt. La David Johnson were found on Nov. 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.  —  Johnson and three other U.S. Army soldiers were killed …
US official: Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger
Discussion: WTKR-TV and Axios
Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race  —  After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced it had built a system to spot and reject discriminatory ads.  We retested and found major omissions.
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm  —  The Trump administration is leaning toward naming Thomas Brunell, a Texas professor with no government experience, to the top operational job at the U.S. Census Bureau, according to two people who have been briefed on the bureau's plans.
Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed …
Megha Mohan / BBC:
Rape and no periods in North Korea's army  —  A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating.  And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.  —  For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept …
Discussion: Fox News, RedState and IJR
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Breitbart editor: Rape used to mean something, now it's ‘any sex that the woman ends up regretting’  —  Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow says the way rape is defined has changed.  —  “Rape used to have a narrow definition.  Rape used to have a definition where it was — it was brutality …
Katie Zavadski / The Daily Beast:
FBI Investigates Congressman for His Campaign Paying Opponent to Quit … The FBI said it is investigating Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA) for an alleged scheme to pay his primary opponent to drop out of a 2012 race against him and for allegedly lying to investigators.
Discussion: Political Wire and Mediaite
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled  —  Many people realize that smartphones track their locations.  But what if you actively turn off location services, haven't used any apps, and haven't even inserted a carrier SIM card?
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Trump tax plan is much worse than you thought.  A new analysis confirms it.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  The fate of the Senate GOP tax plan now rests in the hands of a few undecided Republican senators, and next week, they will make up their minds.  But a new nonpartisan analysis …
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
CEO of HQ, the Hottest App Going: If You Run This Profile, We'll Fire Our Host … Every day, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fire up their smartphones and log onto HQ, a live trivia app that has attracted enormous online buzz and been called the “Future of TV” in the past week.
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Discussion: Axios and The Atlantic
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Trump says AT&T plan to buy Time Warner ‘not a good deal’
Discussion: Axios
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Federal court puts stop to Trump's transgender military ban
Discussion: Splinter
Jon Schleuss / L.A. Times Guild:
Private jets and golden parachutes: The L.A. Times Guild asks, ‘Where is the money?’
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Arianna Huffington denies Franken behaved inappropriately in response to new photos
Cameron Smith /
A defiant Roy Moore answers tough questions: ‘I will never give up.’
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Perry Stein / Washington Post:
Richard Spencer hosted an event at a Maryland farm. Halfway through, everyone was kicked out.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN's Angela Rye Getting Death Threats Tied to Dates with Common
Discussion: theGrio, Raw Story and Law & Crime
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don't You Act Like It?'
Discussion: CNN and AOL
Yascha Mounk / Slate:
The End of German Stability
Scott Huver / Hollywood Reporter:
Sarah Silverman on Hollywood Harassment, Jewish Representation On Screen
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Times and IJR
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg:
House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street's Wealthiest
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Trump Halted These Hunt Trophies. Elephant Lovers Will Never Forget It.