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3:35 PM ET, December 6, 2017


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New York Times:
Read the Letter That Cummings Sent on Flynn Whistle-Blower  —  Representative Elijiah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland, wrote a letter on Wednesday to Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Deutsche Bank Records Said to Be Subpoenaed by Mueller  —  Corrects Dec. 5 story that said subpoena ‘zeroed in’ on Trumps  —  Subpoena is said to seek information on affiliated people  —  Deutsche Bank AG provided records to special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation after receiving …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Double-crossing FBI agent must be held accountable
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Flynn texted partners about nuclear plan during inauguration, whistleblower says
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her  —  A former Democratic congressional aide said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a U.S. senator.  —  The aide, whose name POLITICO is withholding to protect her identity …
Kirsten Gillibrand:
Senator Franken Should Step Aside  —  I have been shocked and disappointed to learn over the last few weeks that a colleague I am fond of personally has engaged in behavior towards women that is unacceptable.  I consider Senator Franken to be a friend and have enjoyed working with him in the Senate …
Tina Dupuy / The Atlantic:
I Believe Franken's Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too  —  In mid-November, a Los Angeles radio host named Leeann Tweeden stepped forward to claim that Senator Al Franken had shoved his tongue down her throat under the pretext of a rehearsal for a sketch he'd written.
Discussion: AOL and WHNT-TV
James Pindell /
Aide says Warren told Franken he should resign  —  WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren told Minnesota Democrat Al Franken that he should resign in the wake of yet another sexual harassment allegation, according to an aide to Warren.  —  “She thinks he should resign and had told …
Discussion: RedState
Most Senate Dems calling for Franken to resign
Discussion: Politicus USA
MJ Lee / CNN:
Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign
Josh Delk / The Hill:
Schumer says he advised Trump to declare Jerusalem Israel's ‘undivided’ capital  —  advised President Trump to declare Jerusalem the “undivided” capital of Israel ahead of Trump's expected announcement on the matter this week, the New York Democrat told The Weekly Standard on Tuesday.
Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Discussion: KTLA and CBS Philly
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump's Jerusalem decision promises upheaval
Brian Faler / Politico:
‘Holy crap’: Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches  —  Republicans' tax-rewrite plans are riddled with bugs, loopholes and other potential problems that could plague lawmakers long after their legislation is signed into law.  —  Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say.
Joe Concha / The Hill:
NYT's Bret Stephens says he can never vote Republican again  —  New York Times columnist Bret Stephens declared he can never vote Republican again because of the party's backing of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.  —  “Until last year, I voted Republican in every single election,” Stephens told MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle.
Discussion: Political Wire
Fire closes I-405, rages near Bel Air, Getty museum in Los Angeles  —  Los Angeles (CNN)A new wildfire closed Interstate 405 early Wednesday near Los Angeles' posh Bel Air area and prompted evacuations — one in a series of blazes that have scorched more than 83,000 acres …
Eun Kyung Kim /
The Silence Breakers are TIME's 2017 Person of the Year  —  TIME has named The Silence Breakers, the individuals who set off a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment, as its 2017 Person of the Year.  —  The magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed …
Maegan Vazquez / CNN:
Bannon on Romney: ‘You hid behind your religion’ to avoid Vietnam  —  Bannon hits Romney for avoiding Vietnam  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Steve Bannon bashed Mitt Romney Tuesday night for, as he put it, hiding behind his religion to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam War.
Linda Blackford / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Kim Davis denied him a marriage license.  Now he wants to take her job.  —  MOREHEAD  —  David Ermold, one of the men denied a same-sex marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in 2015, hopes to challenge her for the clerk's seat next year, he announced Wednesday.
Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly  —  The measure drew the support of 58 House Democrats.  —  House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.  But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump says government shutdown ‘could happen’
Discussion: RedState
Washington Examiner:
Court records suggest Roy Moore dated wife while she was still married  —  Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's account of when he began dating his wife Kayla would place the start of their courtship before her divorce from her first husband, according to court documents.
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack patients  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.
Diana Falzone / Fox News:
Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators found by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office  —  Has Corey Feldman been vindicated?  —  The former child actor claimed in October that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office …
How a joke, and Mike Cernovich, got Sam Seder booted from MSNBC  —  In 2009, Sam Seder told a vulgar joke on Twitter that would eventually cost him a job he didn't yet have — and make him a target of a movement that didn't yet exist.  —  MSNBC said Monday that it will not renew Seder's contract …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and TVNewser
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Nicole Lewis / Washington Post:
Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?
America's Voice:
LIVEBLOG: Dreamers and Advocates Hold Day of Action for Dream Act
Discussion: Daily Kos
Oobah Butler / VICE:
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
Discussion: The Week and American Digest
Oprah Winfrey / Hollywood Reporter:
The Jennifer Lawrence Interview, by Oprah Winfrey
Associated Press:
Votes by citizen legislators sometimes have personal benefit
Discussion: ABC News
Greg Hinz / Chicago Business:
Invoking the specter of Nazi Germany, Obama warns against complacency
Discussion: NewsBusters, Towleroad and Joe.My.God.
Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
NRA Blasts Misleading Claims Made About Gun Background Check Bill Ahead of House Vote
Discussion: RedState
 Earlier Items: 
John Lichfield / The Guardian:
The tragedy of Johnny Hallyday? He should have sung Piaf, not Presley
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Eliot Nelson / HuffPost:
Steve Bannon Glosses Over Racist Past In Speech To Black Republicans
Discussion: Raw Story
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country's wealth than at any time in the past 50 years
Noah Bookbinder / USA Today:
Firing Mueller would be hard for Trump — and Congress should make it impossible
Discussion: CREW and ACS Blog
Kimberly Kindy / Washington Post:
Conyers faced mounting sexual misconduct allegations as he weighed his future
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Atlanta Mayoral Race Poised to Move to a Recount
Discussion: Shareblue Media and The Root
New York Times:
Weinstein's Complicity Machine