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9:15 AM ET, November 21, 2017


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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 …
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 …
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.
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment  —  Last Thursday, after a photograph emerged of Senator Al Franken either groping or pretending to grope a sleeping woman, Leeann Tweeden, with whom he'd been traveling on a 2006 U.S.O. tour, I wrote that he should resign.
Douglas Murray / National Review:
Beware of Running with the Al Franken Story — Consider Where That Leads  —  Don't help blur the difference between bad manners and rape.  —  nd thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.  " Who could suppress at least a smirk of pleasure at the news of Senator Al Franken's …
Associated Press:
New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence
Discussion: Politicus USA
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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
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.
Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Ex-Fox News Employee Says She Was Blocked From Investigating Trump-Russia Ties
Discussion: Shareblue Media, Mediaite and Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Above the Law
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 …
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Gets Ticket for Speeding at 119 M.P.H.
Discussion: IJR
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is preparing a full repeal of net neutrality rules that require broadband providers to give consumers equal access to all content on the internet, putting more power in the hands …
Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's Twitter habit may become a legal liability for him, as his latest tweets about the Russia investigation could help build a potential case against him for obstruction of justice or witness intimidation, legal experts say.
CBS News:
Trump Jr. met with man with close ties to Kremlin
Discussion: Raw Story, Talking Points Memo and Vox
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Congress speeds toward shutdown over Dreamers  —  Concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers will trigger a government shutdown this December.  —  House conservatives have warned Speaker Paul Ryan against lumping a fix for undocumented immigrants who came …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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.
Los Angeles Times:
59,000 Haitians living in U.S. must leave within 18 months, Trump administration says
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Newly surfaced pics show Al Franken grabbing Arianna Huffington's breasts and butt  —  Newly revealed pictures show Sen. Al Franken grabbing self-described feminist Arianna Huffington on her bottom and breasts.  —  The never-before-published images, taken for a magazine in 2000 …
Euan McKirdy / CNN:
Judge rules Trump's sanctuary city order unconstitutional  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — Trump signed the order withholding funding for jurisdictions that defied ICE soon after taking office  —  (CNN)A federal judge has permanently blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding …
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Politico and Splinter
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
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 …
CBS News:
Donald Trump's science office is a ghost town  —  In its 41-year-old history as the White House hub of innovation, the Office of Science and Technology Policy has never gone this long without a leader or official mandate.  The science office, which takes up half of the fourth floor …
Discussion: Political Wire
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Here's the early proposal for Anthony Scaramucci's book, which is now dead in the water  — Anthony Scaramucci shopped a book about his time in the White House.  — He doesn't plan on publishing anything because he doesn't want to write a tell-all.  —  President Donald Trump's short …
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
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 …
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: Politico, ABC News and Raw Story
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.
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Hell, No, Bill Clinton Shouldn't Have Resigned … I see that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wants to run for president, has walked back her assertion last week that Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.  Last week, The New York Times asked her if Clinton should have stepped down back in 1998.
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Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professors Blasted for Comments on Israel, Jews
Michael Wear / The Atlantic:
Why Democrats Must Regain the Trust of Religious Voters
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:
Write-In Campaign In Alabama No Longer ‘Viable,’ McConnell Source Says
Raul A. Reyes / The Hill:
By rejecting GOP congressman, Hispanic Caucus rejects civility
Discussion: Instapundit
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:
Twitter Has Turned Over Zero New Russian Troll Accounts to Congress
Discussion: CNNMoney
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge: Trump voter fraud commission on ice till next year
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Whitefish Halts Puerto Rico Work Early Over $83 Million Bill
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
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.