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3:35 PM ET, November 23, 2017


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Tom Namako / BuzzFeed:
Here's What Trump Told The Coast Guard When He Visited Them On Thanksgiving  —  “I said, how good is this plane?  They said, well, sir, you can't see it.  I said but in a fight.  You know, in a fight, like I watch on the movies.”  —  President Trump visited and addressed the Coast Guard in Riviera Beach …
Discussion: IJR and Raw Story
Akela Lacy / Politico:
Trump's Thanksgiving message to troops: 'We're really winning'
Discussion: The Hill, Axios and CNBC
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Exclusive: Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known  —  WASHINGTON  —  Political guru Paul Manafort took at least 18 trips to Moscow and was in frequent contact with Vladimir Putin's allies for nearly a decade as a consultant in Russia and Ukraine for oligarchs and pro-Kremlin parties.
Washington Post:
Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life  —  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Associated Press)  —  Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos …
Woman accused of mailing explosives to Gov. Abbott, Pres. Obama  —  Court documents say Gov. Abbott opened the package, but it failed to explode because he didn't open it correctly.  If opened correctly, says “it could've caused severe burns and death.”  —  Author: , KHOU
Discussion: Raw Story and RedState
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father's Lesson  —  Many years ago, I committed an offense for which famous men are now being publicly, and rightly, shamed.  I patted an office secretary on her behind.  I won't offer the usual lame defense that I didn't know my advance was unwanted or that social attitudes were different back then.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
A Russian Journalist Explains How the Kremlin Instructed Him to Cover the 2016 Election  —  On a recent Saturday in November, Dimitri Skorobutov, a former editor at Russia's largest state media company, sat in a bar in Maastricht, a college town in the Netherlands, with journalists from around …
Discussion: Raw Story
Rachel M. Cohen / The Intercept:
A Baltimore Detective Set to Testify Against His Own Department Was Gunned Down.  So Police Barricaded the Community.  —  Last Wednesday, Detective Sean Suiter, along with an as-yet-unnamed partner, were in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Harlem Park.  Suiter's usual partner in the homicide unit …
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and Eschaton
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Thanksgiving is Trump's 100th day at a Trump property as president  —  Thanksgiving Day will mark the 100th day President Trump has spent at one of his properties since taking office.  —  The Trump family is spending Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince - and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’  — Source in Saudi Arabia says American private security contractors are carrying out'interrogations' on princes and billionaires arrested in crackdown
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Derek Robertson / Politico:
How Donald Trump Ruined Thanksgiving  —  In the 10 months since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been accused of torching everything from America's stature on the global stage to the country's most treasured political norms.  He “ruined the eclipse,” noted one observer; he …
Discussion: The Hill
Grabien News:
Exclusive: In '99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Lee Gifford  —  ‘He said he kissed her and grabbed her ass’  —  Add another alleged groping incident to Al Franken's growing list of sexual misdeeds.  —  The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance  —  Last Thanksgiving I wrote a column titled, “No, Trump, We Can't Just Get Along,” in which I committed myself to resisting this travesty of a man, proclaiming, “I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence …
Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching  —  One woman told HuffPost that Franken had grabbed her backside at an event honoring women.  —  Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Two More Women Accuse Franken
Discussion: AOL and Balloon Juice
NBC 10 Philadelphia:
Livid Over Temporary Protective Status Change for Immigrants, Kenney Says Trump Is a ‘Bully’ and ‘Punk’  —  Kenney questioned Trump's upbringing saying “his family didn't do a good job raising that guy.”  —  Si quieres leer esta historia en español haz clic aquí.
Discussion: AOL, Politico and The Daily Caller
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Beverly Hills police are investigating 12 Hollywood sexual assault allegations  —  Beverly Hills police are investigating 12 sexual assault allegations made against members of the entertainment industry, officials said.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)  —  The Beverly Hills Police Department …
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Tens of thousands with outstanding warrants purged from background check database for gun purchases  —  Handguns for sale at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)  —  Tens of thousands of people wanted by law enforcement officials have been removed this year …
Discussion: VICE News
Eric Beech / Reuters:
Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system
Discussion: Axios
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Judge strikes down Texas ban on common abortion procedure
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Fox News:
Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report finds
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Danny Masterson's Publicist Suggested A Woman Can't Be Raped By A Man She's In A Relationship With
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Heather Long / Washington Post:
House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
States Warn of Budget Crunch Under Republican Tax Plan
Discussion: Mother Jones
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:
The First Thanksgiving Was Nothing Like What You Were Taught
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment
Discussion: National Review
Jamie Dimon says he would bet on Trump being a one-term president
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference
Discussion: RedState and NewsBusters
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Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Mike Flynn business partner Bijan Kian now subject of Mueller probe
Discussion: Business Insider, AOL and Raw Story