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3:30 PM ET, December 3, 2017

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Charles Kaiser / The Guardian:
Was Michael Flynn asked to wear a wire in Mueller hunt for evidence on Russia?  —  Plea agreement includes clause showing Flynn consented to participate in 'covert law enforcement activities" if required  —  The least-noticed sentence in Michael Flynn's plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller …
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Kailani Koenig / NBC News:
Feinstein: Senate Russia probe building obstruction case against Trump  —  WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election has revealed a possible obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on “Meet The Press” Sunday.
Discussion: Raw Story, Shareblue Media, NBC News and AOL
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump lawyer's backstory for a stunning tweet  —  John Dowd, President Trump's personal lawyer, tells me that a Trump tweet that caused an eruption yesterday was “my mistake,” made in a tweet he had drafted and passed to White House social media director Dan Scavino.
Discussion: IJR and The Daily Caller
CNN:
Louis: It's time to start talking about impeachment
Discussion: The Atlantic, KTLA and Bloomberg
Daniel Dale / Toronto Star:   Oops: Trump's latest tweet about Michael Flynn could strengthen Mueller's case against president, experts say
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Did Trump's tweet about Michael Flynn's guilty plea just admit something it shouldn't have?
Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Critics react to Trump's tweet on firing Flynn
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Finds Loopholes in Chief of Staff's New Regime  —  Kelly establishes control, but the president's ‘workarounds’ show its limits  —  WASHINGTON—Chief of Staff John Kelly over the past five months has imposed discipline and rigorous protocols on a freewheeling White House.
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump has given staffers assignments and told them not to tell Kelly: report  —  President Trump has reportedly given staffers direct assignments by calling them secretly to the residence in the evenings, in an attempt to circumvent chief of staff John Kelly
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties  —  WASHINGTON — A conservative operative trumpeting his close ties to the National Rifle Association and Russia told a Trump campaign adviser last year that he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump …
Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
Why did Flynn lie and why did Mueller charge him with lying?  —  BY ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 12/02/17 03:50 PM EST THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty …
Discussion: Althouse
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
McConnell: There will be no government shutdown  —  (R-Ky.) said Sunday that there will not be a government shutdown over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing “there is no crisis.”  —  “Look, there's not going to be a government shutdown.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
McConnell: 'There's not going to be a government shutdown'
Discussion: Axios and The Week
The Daily Beast:
McConnell Walks Back Roy Moore Criticisms: It's Up to Alabama to Decide
Discussion: Washington Post, ABC News and Axios
ABC News:
Senate majority leader: 'There's not going to be a government shutdown'
Discussion: NBC News
The Daily Beast:
Report: FBI Agent Axed From Russia Probe Over ‘Anti-Trump Texts’  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller removed a senior FBI official from his team in the Russia probe after learning of anti-Trump text messages that could be used to undermine the investigation's credibility, The Washington Post reports.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Nunes blows up, threatens contempt after FBI stonewalls House on Russia investigator demoted for anti-Trump bias
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
MSNBC Host Joy Reid Wrote Numerous Anti-Gay Articles on Her Old Blog  —  Recently resurfaced internet archives show political commentator Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts in 2007, 2008, and 2009 that contained homophobic conspiracies and anti-gay jokes.  —  The MSNBC weekend host ran …
Colum Lynch / Foreign Policy:
Trump Boycotts U.N. Migration Talks  —  The White House's ‘America First’ policy makers see little gain in setting the global rules for migration.  —  President Donald Trump has decided to boycott a global conference on migration scheduled to begin Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico …
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
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BostonGlobe.com:
Trump campaigned as a populist.  He's not delivering as president  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump ran a campaign on lifting up the little guy.  He was, in the words of his oldest son, “a blue-collar billionaire,” and it was his plain-spoken promise to be their warrior in Washington …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:   ‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections
New York Times:
Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry  —  The overhaul by Republican lawmakers of the nation's tax laws percolated for weeks with virtually no public input, and by the end it turned into a chaotic mad dash with many last-minute changes on Friday night and Saturday morning …
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Washington Post:
CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry, people familiar with the deal said  —  Pharmacy giant CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion blockbuster acquisition that could rein in health care costs and transform its 9,700 pharmacy storefronts …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Terry McAuliffe's Dead-Serious Advice For Democrats: Have Some Fun!  —  There's a joke about Terry McAuliffe.  He made it up himself.  —  “Lot of history here,” he'll tell guests at the Virginia Executive Mansion.  “Our first governor, Patrick Henry.  Our second governor, Thomas Jefferson.
 
 
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Bill McKibben / Rolling Stone:
Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 12-3-17: Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Adam Schiff
Discussion: New York Magazine
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter, Fox Business host suggests
Discussion: bizpacreview.com
Ilan Lior / Haaretz:
Tens of Thousands of Israelis Join ‘March of Shame’ Against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv
Stan Collender / Forbes:
Will GOP Cut Social Security And Medicare Before Or After The 2018 Election?
Discussion: The Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Despite lawmakers' warnings, few Iowa farmers face estate tax
James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
Will Mark Halperin's Harassment Scandal Be a Game Changer?
John Sexton / Hot Air:
Charlottesville Police Chief: ‘Let Them Fight’
Discussion: RedState
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
How Trolls Locked My Twitter Account For 10 Days, And Welp
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Pompeo: Trump tweets actually ‘help’ CIA
Discussion: bizpacreview.com
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Most vulnerable Republican senator kicks stage 4 cancer patient out of town hall
Discussion: Raw Story