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12:05 PM ET, December 2, 2017

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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Michael Flynn's Guilty Plea Sends Donald Trump's Lawyers Scrambling  —  The President insists that the investigations into Russian meddling amount to nothing more than fake news.  But the truth is now emerging.  —  Last June, less than a month after President Donald Trump fired James Comey …
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Is It Too Late for Robert Mueller to Save Us?  —  It might not be enough for the special counsel to hand us a smoking gun and an indictment.  —  We talk a lot these days about how the United States has sorted itself into two distinct media bubbles, and all the ways in which those bubbles become self-reinforcing and reality-denying.
Discussion: Washington Post
Alicia Cohn / The Hill:
Trump: I'm not worried about Flynn's guilty plea  —  President Trump on Saturday addressed for the first time his former national security adviser's admission that he lied to FBI investigators about his contact with Russian officials.  —  “No, I'm not” worried about what Michael Flynn will tell investigators, Trump told reporters.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Joe.My.God.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Mueller Investigation: Politics, Not Law Enforcement or Counterintelligence  —  The end game is the removal of Trump, either by impeachment or by publicly discrediting him and making his reelection politically impossible.  —  Here's what I'd be tempted to do if I were President Trump …
SHennessey / Lawfare:
The Flynn Plea: A Quick and Dirty Analysis
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
ABC News corrects bombshell Flynn report
New York Times:
Flynn's Guilty Plea Looms Over a White House on the Verge of a Tax Cut Success
Discussion: Business Insider
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump White House caught off guard by Flynn plea
Associated Press:
Trump's favorite general: Michael Flynn's rise and fall
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
New York Times:
A Historic Tax Heist  —  With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders' primary goal is to enrich the country's elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost.
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David Faris / The Week:
The GOP's massive tax overhaul is a monstrosity  —  In a truly wild and dizzying Friday night and Saturday morning in Washington, Senate Republicans committed collective political suicide by passing a deeply detested tax bill they were still writing seemingly moments before they jammed …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Gateway Pundit
Heather Long / Washington Post:   How an unequal tax cut grew more unequal
Matthew Chapman / Shareblue Media:
GOP passes deeply unpopular tax hike on middle class, sealing their fate for 2018
Discussion: The Week and Vox
New York Times:
Senate Passes Sweeping Republican Tax Overhaul Bill
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security
Discussion: The Week, Common Dreams and Politico
Washington Post:
Alabama race is neck and neck, with voters divided over Roy Moore allegations, poll finds  —  Alabama's closely watched U.S. Senate race is a neck-and-neck contest as voter concerns about personal moral conduct weigh on the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Discussion: Axios, Joe.My.God. and USA Today
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Washington Post:
Tight race between Moore and Jones in Alabama senate election
Discussion: Vox, Politicus USA and Politico
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
GOP's List of Economists Backing Tax Cut Includes Ghosts, Office Assistants, Ex-Felons, and a Sprinkling of Real Economists  —  Touting support for their tax cut legislation, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, released a letter …
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Dylan Scott / Vox:
The Republican tax bill will exacerbate income inequality in America
Discussion: New York Magazine
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
Special Giveaways in Tax Cut Bill Benefit Family Members, Colleagues of Key GOP Senators
Discussion: NBC News, Mother Jones and Joe.My.God.
BuzzFeed:
She Says She Quit Her Campaign Job After He Harassed Her.  Now He's In Congress.  —  Last year, a 25-year-old woman left her job on Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen's campaign because of what she says were repeated unwanted propositions for dates and sex.  Responding to these allegations …
Bloomberg:
Kushner Is Leaving Tillerson in the Dark on Middle East Talks, Sources Say  —  Tillerson worries secret plan could plunge region into chaos  —  White House rejects accusation State Department isn't informed  —  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is increasingly alarmed by what he sees …
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Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
How Rex Tillerson Wrecked the State Department
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  The public trust is in jeopardy, he said, especially since the election of Republican Donald Trump as president last year.  That was one of the worst moments of his lengthy congressional career, he said.  —  “I understood why some people voted for him, but I was worried …
Suki Kim / thecut:
Public Radio Icon John Hockenberry Accused of Harrassing Female Colleagues  —  This story starts differently than most sexual harassment accounts out there.  It begins with the accused harasser honorably “retiring” after a successful career, which sets off an investigation—my own …
Discussion: WNYC News
Jill Filipovic / New York Times:
The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election  —  Matt Lauer, like Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin before him, is a journalist out of a job after his employer fired him for sexually harassing female colleagues.  It's good news that real penalties are now leveled on men who harass …
New York Times:
Mueller Removed Top F.B.I. Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts  —  Washington — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department's inspector general began examining whether …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Trump Throws a Holiday Party for the Press.  Awk-ward.  —  WASHINGTON — The affair felt dissonant from the start: a festive gathering in the East Wing of the White House, thrown by President Trump for the journalists whose work and profession he lambastes on a near-daily basis.
 
 
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Hannah Beech / New York Times:
‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History
Discussion: ThinkProgress
New York Times:
Bid to Unite Albany Democrats Ends in More Bickering Instead
John Cicchitti / NTK Network:
Leon Panetta: It's a ‘Stretch’ to Say Trump Team Broke Law With Russian Contacts
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
US News:
The Female Obama  —  As someone christened the next Barack Obama …
Discussion: NTK Network
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Collins to vote for GOP tax plan
Discussion: IJR
Lori Ann LaRocco / CNBC:
Bush tax-cut architect dismisses JCT scoring of the Senate tax bill as a ‘fraud’
Discussion: bradford-delong.com and Vox
 Earlier Items: 
Noor Al-Sibai / Raw Story:
Steve Schmidt: If Trump pardons Flynn it will create a ‘constitutional crisis’ that will end the GOP
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Democrats say GOP tax perk aimed at helping one influential conservative college
Discussion: RedState
Sheelah Kolhatkar / New Yorker:
How the Lawyer David Boies Turned a Young Novelist's Sexual Past Against Her
Discussion: Althouse and New York Times
Riley Snyder / The Nevada Independent:
Judge again tells felon to behave because Trump “could use your vote”
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Gowdy, Benghazi panel settled wrongful firing suit with $150,000 in public funds