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New York Times:
McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows  —  WASHINGTON — An email sent during the transition by President Trump's former deputy national security adviser, K.T. McFarland, appears to contradict testimony she gave to Congress over the summer …
Discussion: Axios
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Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
Woman shares new evidence of relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17  —  Delray Beach, Fla. — Debbie Wesson Gibson was in her attic hauling out boxes of Christmas decorations last week when she noticed a storage bin she said she had forgotten about.  Inside was a scrapbook from her senior year …
Kara Scannell / CNN:
WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence  —  Trump's lawyer says he wrote Flynn tweet  —  Washington (CNN)The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive: Trump lawyer claims the “President cannot obstruct justice”  —  John Dowd, President Trump's outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice.  —  The “President cannot obstruct justice …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Sessions argued in Clinton impeachment that presidents can obstruct justice  —  Donald Trump's personal lawyer argued Monday that, as the nominal head of federal law enforcement, the president is legally unable to obstruct justice.  But the exact opposite view was once argued by another senior Trump lawyer …
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation  —  Which means that it's an impeachment investigation  —  The smoke is clearing from an explosive Mueller investigation weekend of charges, chattering, and tweets.  Before the next aftershock, it might be helpful to make three points about where things stand.
Sara Carter / The Sean Hannity Show:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Supervisor BOOTED from Mueller Probe INTERVIEWED Mike Flynn
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Dismissed FBI agent changed Comey's language on Clinton emails to ‘extremely careless’: report
Discussion: RedState
Corey Lewandowski / Politico:
'I've Got a Crook Running My Campaign'  —  The following is an excerpt from Let Trump Be Trump by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to be published on December 3.  —  We were somewhere over New Jersey, on our way to an event in Delaware, on the Trump helicopter when all hell broke loose.
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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Mueller: Paul Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Russian Operative Last Week
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:   Manafort worked on op-ed with Russian while out on bail, prosecutors say
Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel
Discussion: Axios
Associated Press:
Prosecutors: Manafort wrote op-ed with colleague in Russia
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban while legal challenges continue  —  The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Trump's request that his revised travel ban be enforced fully while legal challenges to it proceed in lower courts.  —  The justices approved a request …
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CNBC:
Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban  — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect.  —  The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect
Discussion: IJR
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court lets Trump fully impose latest travel ban
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
President Trump Expected to Shrink Bears Ears by as Much as 90 Percent  —  SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump is expected to announce a historic reduction to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday, a sprawling region of red rock canyons in Utah that has been at the center of a national fight …
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Washington Post:
Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Navajo Nation promises lawsuit against Trump's national monument rollback
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Bill O'Reilly Is Sued by Woman Who Settled Over Harassment Accusations  —  A woman who reached a settlement with Bill O'Reilly over harassment allegations sued Mr. O'Reilly and Fox News on Monday for defamation and breach of contract, saying that public statements he and the network made violated …
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Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Tucker Carlson explains why he has avoided covering sexual-harassment stories about Fox News
Discussion: Mediaite
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
MSNBC to Cut Ties With Sam Seder After Roman Polanski Rape Joke (Exclusive)  —  “Internally there was disgust over the tweet,” an individual familiar with the matter tells TheWrap  —  MSNBC has decided not to renew its contract with contributor Sam Seder after an old tweet emerged …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The Senate GOP Accidentally Killed Some of Its Donors' Favorite Tax Breaks  —  On Friday, Senate Republicans rewrote the American tax code over lunch — and passed their (partially handwritten) legislation around 2 a.m. the following morning. … Mitch McConnell never subjected his blueprint …
Rick Spruill / KAJA-TV:
Farenthold: “I didn't do anything wrong.”  —  CORPUS CHRISTI -  —  U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold says he's going to pay back the money taxpayers spent settling a lawsuit filed against his office by a former employee.  —  The four-term Congressmen tells 6 Investigates he was not given a choice …
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Exclusive: Feds issue 4,000 orders to seize guns from people who failed background checks  —  A USA TODAY review finds thousands of guns were sold to people who should have failed their background checks.  Now, federal agents have the dangerous jobs of trying to get those guns back.  —  CONNECT
Discussion: Axios and IJR
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Republicans Sought to Undercut an Unfavorable Analysis of the Tax Plan  —  WASHINGTON — A Republican requirement that Congress consider the full cost of major legislation threatened to derail the party's $1.5 trillion tax rewrite last week.  So lawmakers went on the offensive to discredit the agency performing the analysis.
CNN:
Trump pick for top UN position praised Milo Yiannopoulos, shared inflammatory memes on Facebook  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's pick for a top post at the United Nations repeatedly praised far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and shared disparaging memes …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Roy Moore: ‘Immorality has sunken to a new low’  —  Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said in an interview released Monday that he's learned while running for Senate that “immorality has sunken to a new low,” citing political advertisements run by his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.
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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Economist Larry Summers predicts 10,000 will die per year due to tax reform  — Some 10,000 Americans a year will die if the Republican tax reform bill is passed as written, economist Larry Summers said.  — Summers, a top official in both the Clinton and Obama administrations …
CNNMoney:
ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross' Michael Flynn error  —  ABC suspends reporter over faulty Trump report  —  ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn …
Sarah Nassauer / Dow Jones Newswires:
While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of stores aimed at lower-income shoppers in small towns  —  EVENSVILLE, Tenn.—The local Dollar General store, built on a rural highway and surrounded by farmland, sells no fresh meat, greens or fruit.
Discussion: Vox
 
 
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Adam Clymer / New York Times:
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Paul Guzzo / Tampa Bay Times:
Sign language interpreter at Seminole Heights news conference delivered confusion, not clarity
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 Earlier Items: 
Greg Leiserson / Equitable Growth:
The Tax Foundation's treatment of the estate tax in its macroeconomic model
Discussion: New York Times
Steve Inskeep / National : NPR:
After Flynn Plea, What Comes Next In Russia Investigation?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Christopher Flavelle / Bloomberg:
Trump Disbands Group Meant to Prepare Cities for Climate Shocks
Discussion: Axios
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Netflix Exec Tells Woman The Company Doesn't Believe Actor's Rape Accusers.  Then She Said She Was One.
Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
Bus company serving University of Illinois criticized for ‘racist and bigoted’ ad
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia?
Discussion: CNBC
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Trump Has Unleashed “Unprecedented” Levels Of Polarization In How People View The Media, Says This New Survey
Discussion: The Hill