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6:20 PM ET, December 21, 2017

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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I Have Power”: Is Steve Bannon Running for President?  —  On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump's former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss—and his own political ambitions.
New York Times:
Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem  —  UNITED NATIONS — A lopsided majority of United Nations members rebuked the United States on Thursday, denouncing its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ignoring President Trump's threats to retaliate …
Discussion: National Review
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Washington Post:
U.N. resoundingly rejects U.S. decision on Jerusalem in pointed rebuke … The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure rejecting the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which was repeatedly criticized as undermining prospects for peace.
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.
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital
Discussion: Lawfare and IJR
ABC News:
Nikki Haley addresses UN in wake of ‘taking names’ warning
Discussion: Politico
Colin Dwyer / NPR:
U.N. Votes Overwhelmingly To Condemn U.S. Decision On Jerusalem
Discussion: Eschaton and TheBlaze
Kelsey Snell / NPR:
McConnell Wants Bipartisanship In 2018 On Entitlements, Immigration And More  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants 2018 to be a year of bipartisanship, even if that means moving on from GOP dreams of cutting welfare and fully rolling back the Affordable Care Act.
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Paul Demko / Politico:
Obamacare sign-ups surge, despite Trump's declaration on ‘repeal’
Discussion: ACA Signups and Balloon Juice
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Congress races to fund the government and avert a shutdown  — Congress races to pass a short-term spending bill aimed at averting a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday.  — The measure also contains a provision that would allow President Trump to sign the GOP tax bill immediately …
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Modern Healthcare:
MENU  —  House leaders reached a deal on a plan to avert …
Discussion: The Hill and ThinkProgress
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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Cora Lewis / BuzzFeed:
Five Women Are Accusing A Top Left-Leaning Media Executive Of Sexually Harassing Them  —  Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, was placed on “indefinite leave” after BuzzFeed News asked his oversight board about accusations that he inappropriately touched employees, sent lewd emails, and showed them explicit photographs.
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
All 6 Defendants Not Guilty In Key Felony Trial Of Trump Inauguration Protesters  —  The case could determine the fate of many of the nearly 200 people arrested during the inauguration.  —  All six defendants in a crucial trial involving demonstrators arrested during President Donald Trump's inauguration …
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Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
Inauguration Protesters Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury Trial
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 …
Ryan Struyk / CNN:
Most Americans doubt Trump on Russia probe, while Mueller approval tilts positive  —  Berman: Trump wrong to claim collusion ‘disproven’  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — 56% of Americans think Trump's public statements on the Russia probe have been mostly or completely false
Luke Nozicka / Des Moines Register:
President Trump commutes sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, ex-Iowa slaughterhouse executive  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of former Iowa slaughterhouse executive Sholom Rubashkin, who was sentenced to 27 years for bank fraud and money laundering, the White House said.
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mypalmbeachpost:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Mar-a-Lago tax deal veiled from IRS review  —  PALM BEACH POST INVESTIGATION … Donald Trump stands in the living room at Mar-a-Lago, 1992.  Photo by Katie Deits / Zuma Press  —  PALM BEACH — Donald Trump's deal with the town of Palm Beach to turn Mar-a-Lago …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Raw Story
The Hill:
Court denies Trump attempt to halt transgender military enlistment  —  A three-judge panel on a federal appeals court ruled Thursday against the Trump administration's efforts to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military.  —  A two-paragraph order said Judges Diana Gribbon Motz …
Discussion: Politico
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
U.S. court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
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?
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.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Sore loser Roy Moore lashes out at Doug Jones' gay son  —  He's blaming everyone but himself.  —  Republican Roy Moore has still not conceded his loss in the Alabama Senate race, and in recent days, has seemed to pin the blame at minority groups he is known for despising.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump visits US troops at Walter Reed
Discussion: IJR
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Pence visits troops in Afghanistan in first trip to a war zone
Samantha Bomkamp / Chicago Tribune:
Restaurant workers at O'Hare airport go on strike on peak travel day
Discussion: NPR
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
The presidency survived the Watergate, Iran-contra and Clinton scandals.  Trump will exact a higher toll.
Manohla Dargis / New York Times:
Review: In ‘The Post,’ Democracy Survives the Darkness
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Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
Janet Elder, a Top Editor at The Times, Is Dead at 61
The Guardian:
Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country
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Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Hell freezes over: Media start admitting that Trump's first year isn't a flop
Arie Shapira / Bloomberg:
Long Island Iced Tea Soars 500% After Changing Its Name to Long Blockchain
Fox Business:
Money Talks: Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR dial up donations to key GOP lawmakers as tax bill protects …
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