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11:20 AM ET, November 26, 2017


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Associated Press:
FBI didn't tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs, The Associated Press has found.
Discussion: Axios, Political Wire and Mediaite
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Why a historically conservative county in Virginia is making national Republicans nervous  —  (Julia Rendleman/For The Washington Post)  —  CHESTERFIELD, Va. — In this bastion of Virginia-brand conservatism, dozens of Democratic women roared on a recent night as their organization's leader crowed …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Uri Friedman / The Atlantic:
What's Dangerous About Donald Trump's Foreign Policy? … When critics argue that Donald Trump is an exceptionally reckless commander in chief, they tend to highlight how the American president deviates from the norm.  —  By issuing “diplomatic pronouncements” on Twitter …
Jeffrey H Smith / The Guardian:
How Trump is slowly destroying America's national security agencies
Discussion: Daily Kos
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The Gathering Storm in the Western Pacific
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Republicans fret over White House sales job on taxes  —  When photos of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, posing with freshly printed sheets of money ricocheted across the internet earlier this month, Democrats fighting the GOP tax bill saw an opportunity to whack it.
Jake Novak / CNBC:
Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory  — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is giving President Trump yet another major victory on judicial nominations.  —  President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend.
Bill Schneider / NBC News:
Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance  —  The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless.  Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump recommends reading this insane website  —  MagaPill gets the POTUS seal of approval.  —  In a Saturday night tweet, Trump attacked CNN, saying the network's international division “represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly.”  A few minutes later, Trump tweeted an alternative:
Discussion: Mediaite
James Hamblin / The Atlantic:
Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They're Nazis  —  ELKO, Nevada—"The water is almost ready," he said, bending down to look for the little bubbles.  “Once you see the bubbles rising to the surface, you know the water is hot enough to cook the pasta.”  —  Steve Stevenson dispenses wisdom freely, though he is not a chef.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The age of outrage  —  Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and author of The Righteous Mind, among other books.  He is also cofounder of Heterodox Academy and is a voice of sanity in the asylum of higher education.
Timothy Meads /
Conyers' 2006 Staffers: Felt like ‘House Servants’, Baby Sat His Kids Six Weeks at a Time  —  Yesterday, Cortney covered new comments from John Conyers' (D-MI) former lawyer, Melanie Sloan, regarding his alleged sexual misconduct.  But a 2006 CNN interview with Sloan and two other former staffers shows …
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Root
New York Times:
Why Trump Stands by Roy Moore, Even as It Fractures His Party  —  By the time Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, made the last of his repeated pleas to President Trump to keep his distance from the Senate candidacy of Roy S. Moore, it was too late.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How December Could Make or Break the Trump Presidency  —  Donald Trump is unique among modern Presidents in that he has no significant legislative accomplishments to show for ten months after taking office.  Year one is when Presidents usually make their mark, especially if they came into office …
Rachel Syme / New York Times:
Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy  —  “I feel like I represent Beyoncé,” said the Cincinnati zoo's vice president of marketing.  “People fly across the world to just catch a glimpse.”  —  CINCINNATI — Michelle Curley's husband does not like the baby-hippo tattoo.
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
White House consulted Justice Department before naming CFPB critic to lead agency, administration says  —  The White House is preparing for a showdown over who will be the next leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a high-stakes battle that could end up in court …
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Patti Solis Doyle / CNN:
Drop the partisan nonsense on harassment
Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course
Discussion: WCMH-TV and KTLA
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
'Please, God, Don't Let Me Get Stopped': Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants
Discussion: Power Line
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Obama ethics chief warns Trump: Tweet on CNN could be evidence in AT&T case
In retaliatory move, Putin signs media ‘foreign agents’ law
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Jason Burke / The Guardian:
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family
Discussion: RT
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Black Friday posts new single day record for gun checks at more than 200,000
Discussion: The Hill and
Washington Post:
Trump tells Turkish president U.S. will stop arming Kurds in Syria
Washington Post:
‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’