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Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Trump praises ‘Fox & Friends’ for being named ‘most influential’ because he watches it  —  on Thursday praised “Fox & Friends” after a media website named it the “most influential” because he watches it.  —  “Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news?”  Trump tweeted.
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Mediaite:
Most Influential in Media 2017  —  5. Rachel Maddow  —  When it comes to MSNBC prime time, there is Maddow. . and then everyone else.  The 9 PM MSNBC break out star has successfully positioned herself as a leading voice (and perhaps the leading voice) of “The Resistance” …
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem  —  UNITED NATIONS — A majority of the world's nations delivered a stinging rebuke to the United States on Thursday, denouncing its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ignoring President Trump's threats …
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Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Nikki Haley Confronts the U.N.'s ‘Jackals’  —  The U.S. ambassador, like the president, knows that the organization is irrelevant without its richest member.  —  When U.N. member states vote Thursday on a resolution condemning America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Ambassador Nikki Haley will be watching.
Bloomberg:
Mueller Avoids Pitfalls by Giving Trump the Silent Treatment  —  Some Republicans are escalating attacks on Russia probe  —  Special counsel aims to convey credibility, officials says  —  Through all the controversy, threats and noise surrounding the Trump-Russia investigation …
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI  —  A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally …
Lindsey McPherson / Roll Call:
Pelosi to GOP: You're on Your Own With CR  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging her Democratic colleagues to vote against a bill to fund the government past Dec. 22, putting pressure on House Republicans to come up with a plan their conference can carry.
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Luke Nozicka / Des Moines Register:
President Trump commutes sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, ex-Iowa slaughterhouse executive
Mitch Smith / New York Times:
President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Caller
NBC News:
Prosecutors ask FBI agents for info on Uranium One deal  —  On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics …
Bloomberg:
Mueller Is Looking Into a U.S. Foundation Backed by Russian Money  —  Foundation got $500,000 in undisclosed Russian donations  —  Representatives attended meeting with Trump campaign officials  —  Sara Peterson flew to Moscow in 2012 to take home two Russian orphans just as the Kremlin …
Jordan Pascale / Virginian-Pilot:
Virginia officials will randomly pick winner of tied House of Delegates race on Dec. 27  —  Politicos, mark your calendars for Wednesday Dec. 27.  —  That's the day the Virginia Board of Elections will randomly pick the winner of the high stakes and tied 94th House District race.  —  The impact?
Washington Post:
Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year … American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
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USA Today:
Life expectancy is down for a second year. Drug overdoses are a big reason why.
Discussion: AOL
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
Exclusive: US making plans for ‘bloody nose’ military attack on North Korea  —  America is drawing up plans for a “bloody nose” military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme, The Telegraph understands.  —  The White House has “dramatically” stepped up preparation …
John Judis / Talking Points Memo:
The Politics of the Republican Tax Bill: A Dissenting View  —  I am not a fan of the new tax bill that the Republican Congress passed.  It will widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else and increase the likelihood over a decade or so of another crash.
New York Times:
Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination  —  This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.  —  A few weeks ago, Verizon placed an ad on Facebook to recruit applicants …
John W. Schoen / CNBC:
Dozens of lawmakers stand to reap a tax windfall due to a GOP loophole  — Dozens of lawmakers stand to reap a tax windfall thanks to a loophole inserted in the sweeping GOP tax overhaul bill, according to a review of federal financial disclosures.  — Those benefits will now go to …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Ivanka Trump: Corker had ‘real integrity’ during tax negotiations
The Commercial Appeal:
Memphis removing Confederate statues from Downtown parks  —  Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal  —  The city of Memphis sold two public parks containing Confederate monuments to a nonprofit Wednesday in a massive, months-in-the-planning operation to take the statues down overnight.
Discussion: Mother Jones, WREG-TV, WHNT-TV and Raw Story
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Yascha Mounk / New York Times:
The Real Coup Plot Is Trump's  —  When Donald Trump's campaign was accused of spreading “fake news,” he quickly appropriated the term for himself.  The true purveyors of fake news, he claimed, were television networks like CNN and newspapers like this one.  —  Now, as Mr. Trump and his allies seem …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
You Cannot Be Too Cynical About the Republican Tax Bill  —  The rush to enact the tax bill was designed to mask — as a break for the middle class — what is in fact a $1.4 trillion package of benefits for key donors and lobbyists, the richest members of Congress, President Trump, his family and other families like his.
Manohla Dargis / New York Times:
Review: In ‘The Post,’ Democracy Survives the Darkness  —  THE POST - NYT Critic's Pick - Directed by Steven Spielberg - Biography, Drama, History, Thriller - PG-13 - 1h 55m  —  Steven Spielberg's exhilarating drama “The Post” is about a subject that's dear to the heart of journalists: themselves!
Fox Business:
Money Talks: Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR dial up donations to key GOP lawmakers as tax bill protects carried interest loophole  —  If you want to know how one of Wall Street's biggest players managed to keep a massive and controversial loophole in the GOP tax bill, just follow the money.
Discussion: Washington Post
Arie Shapira / Bloomberg:
Long Island Iced Tea Soars 500% After Changing Its Name to Long Blockchain  —  There's a new leader in the sweepstakes for the zaniest name change in the crypto craze.  —  Long Island Iced Tea Corp. shares rose 238 percent after the company rebranded itself Long Blockchain Corp. It's …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Hell freezes over: Media start admitting that Trump's first year isn't a flop  —  I have sensed for weeks now that some in the media were on the verge of rolling out a contrary take on President Trump's first year in office.  —  And in the wake of yesterday's final passage of massive tax cuts, that moment has arrived.
Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
Janet Elder, a Top Editor at The Times, Is Dead at 61  —  Janet Elder, who in a three-decade career at The New York Times rose from reporter to deputy managing editor, along the way spending many years as the editor of news surveys and election analysis, died on Wednesday.  She was 61.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Cochran's future in the Senate in doubt  —  Sen. Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, hasn't presided over a hearing since early September.  The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he's introduced only two bills during that time, both of them minor.
Erik Wasson / Bloomberg:
Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue  —  President Donald Trump plans to sign the tax bill on Jan. 3 to ensure automatic spending cuts to Medicare and other programs don't take effect, according to a House Republican aide familiar with the plans.
Discussion: Refinery29 and IJR
David Crook / DCReport.org:
Deducting a CEO's Jet, But Not a Cop's Uniform  —  What the Republicans' Tax Bill Really Means for People Like Us  —  Donald Trump often declares his support, even love, for police, firefighters and other first responders.  That isn't stopping him, however, from nicking their wallets …
Bloomberg:
Ryan Pushes Trump to Follow Tax Win With U.S. Welfare Revamp  —  Trump determined use momentum from tax win for big legislation  —  Ryan pressing to top agenda with limits on social safety net  —  Republicans want to channel momentum from the GOP's victory on taxes into a push to overhaul …
Discussion: Political Wire, FiveThirtyEight and IJR
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Chappelle to Trump voters in new special: 'You are poor.  He's fighting for me'  —  Dave Chappelle says he “feels sorry” for “poor whites” who voted for President Trump  —  in the 2016 election because the commander in chief doesn't have their best interests in mind.
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Forget what they say — House Democrats are readying for impeachment  —  To fill their top spot on the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats had a choice between experts in two critical policy arenas: a constitutional law ace with firsthand experience battling President Trump, and an architect of sweeping immigration legislation.
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
Bloomberg:
How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda  —  Under fire for Facebook Inc.'s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship.  “We hope to give all people a voice and create …
Discussion: Instapundit
 
 
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Agence France-Presse:
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Donovan Slack / USA Today:
Illegal VA policy allows hiring since 2002 of medical workers with revoked licenses
Wall Street Journal:
Billionaire Koch Brothers Invest Millions More to Promote Tax Overhaul
Discussion: Daily Kos and Breitbart
The Outside / The Guardian:
Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country
Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Koch Network To Launch Multimillion-Dollar Campaign To Try To Convince Americans To Support The New Tax Plan
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Man afraid of Tasmanian Devil says father-in-law of terrorized him with bushy toupee
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David Smith / The Guardian:
Trump will personally save up to $15m under tax bill, analysis finds
James Piereson / American Greatness:
Good Riddance to the Blue State Model
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
Ofcom has “significant concerns about GB News' editorial control of its live output” after finding GB News in breach over Laurence Fox's misogynistic comments

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