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1:40 AM ET, December 11, 2017


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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would ‘eliminate many problems’  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Did Roy Moore spend the final weekend of the campaign in Philly?  —  MOBILE, Ala. — In the last weekend of Alabama's wild special Senate election, Doug Jones barnstormed the state with A-list Democrats in a bid to turn out black voters he desperately needs to win in the deep-red state.
Discussion: The Atlantic and ABC News
Alexandra Jaffe / VICE News:
Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations, Booker says  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called on President Donald Trump to resign Saturday night over the allegations of sexual harassment that have dogged him since the presidential campaign.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / VICE News:   He's disappeared the weekend before Alabama's special election
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed:
Roy Moore Was Nowhere To Be Found On The Last Weekend Of The Alabama Senate Race
Discussion: Washington Monthly and IJR
New York Times:
Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly
Discussion: CNBC and The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore
Ellie Smith / ABC News:
Roy Moore win would ‘harken us back to days of segregation’: Alabama congresswoman
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Shelby: My state of Alabama ‘deserves better’ than Moore
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore
Howell Raines / New York Times:   Roy Moore's Alabama
Amy Davidson Sorkin / New Yorker:
Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and the Degradation of the G.O.P.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Wishes Jewish Host Jake Tapper A ‘Merry Christmas’  —  One of the Trump administration's top diplomats, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, wished CNN host Jake Tapper a “Merry Christmas” on Sunday — even though he is Jewish.  —  At the end of an interview with Haley …
Discussion: RedState and
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’  —  WASHINGTON — Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” a surprising break from the administration's …
CBS News:
Transcript: Nikki Haley on “Face the Nation,” Dec. 10, 2017
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg:
The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier  —  Unpleasant facts are spilling out.  Republicans don't want to know them.  —  Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation.  It won't end soon.  It will get uglier.  —  A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
Discussion: CNN
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Schiff: Evidence of coordination between Trump campaign and Russia ‘pretty damning’  —  (D-Calif.) said Sunday the evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia is “pretty damning.”  —  “The Russians offered help.  The campaign accepted help.  The Russians gave help.
Yonhap News Agency:
Trump nominates Cha as U.S. ambassador to S. Korea: sources … U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated former White House official Victor Cha as Washington's ambassador to South Korea and requested the approval of the Asian country's government, sources said Sunday.
New Yorker:
In Memory of Otis Redding and His Revolution  —  Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, a private plane carrying Otis Redding and the members of his touring band stalled on its final approach to the municipal airport in Madison, Wisconsin, and crashed into the waters of Lake Monona, killing all but one of the eight people onboard.
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Simeon Booker, intrepid chronicler of civil rights struggle for Jet and Ebony, dies at 99  —  The photographs stunned the country: a 14-year-old boy dead in a coffin, his head crushed, an eye gouged, his body disfigured beyond recognition from an agony in which he was beaten, shot …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Republicans step up defense of ‘not qualified’ judicial nominees  —  Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association.  —  Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has played a critical, behind-the-scenes role in assessing judicial nominees and their fitness to serve on the bench.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Most Americans doubt GOP bill will cut their taxes or boost the economy  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are poised to pass the biggest tax overhaul in a generation, but Americans remain unconvinced that the measure will cut their own taxes or significantly boost the economy.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Mediaite
‘What I am detained for?’  Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested in Miami  —  Popular comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested Saturday night in Wynwood on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer.  —  Buress, 34, was booked into a Miami-Dade jail at 1:57 a.m. Sunday …
Discussion: AOL and The Root
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The Baker and the Empire  —  There are fine constitutional lawyers …
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Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Gingrich defends Franken: ‘This is purely and simply hysteria’
Discussion: RedState
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Discussion: Instapundit
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Emily Yoffe / Politico:
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Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
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