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6:50 PM ET, January 13, 2018


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Washington Post:
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland … Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
New York Times:
Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error  —  An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on emotional edge …
Associated Press:
Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile  —  HONOLULU (AP) — A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said.  —  The emergency alert …
Jon Letman / The Daily Beast:
Terror in Paradise: I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die
Discussion: Boing Boing
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
Eliza Dushku:
When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood's leading stunt coordinators.  —  Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever.  At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers.
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Trump Accuser Jessica Drake Has an NDA Preventing Her from Talking About Donald Trump … The Daily Beast was informed late Friday that porn star Jessica Drake is not allowed to discuss President Donald J. Trump on account of a non-disclosure agreement she signed barring her from any such talk.
Sky News:
Trump supporters demand arrest of London Mayor Sadiq Khan  —  Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan, calling for the London Mayor to be arrested.  —  Mr Khan was about to start speaking to the Fabian Society in London when he was disrupted by protesters …
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Mark Wahlberg Donates $1.5M In Michelle Williams' Name To #TimesUp Legal Fund  —  BREAKING: Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will donate in Michelle Williams' name the $1.5 million in money he received for All The Money In The World reshoots.  The donation is being made to #TimesUp …
Rlitt / Lawfare:
The President is Wrong to Accuse the FBI of Treason  —  With all of the attention paid to President Donald Trump's confusing tweets about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and his profane description of African nations, another comment he made should not escape notice.
New York Times:
Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them  —  For a fashion model, success is the ability to incite desire.  The job requirements often include nudity and feigning seduction; provocation is a lever for sales.  In the industry, boundaries between the acceptable …
Noah Yoo / Pitchfork:
Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia  —  “They said, like, ‘Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that... sort of put it out there.’”  —  Last February, following …
Leigh Giangreco / CityLab:
The City That ‘This Town’ Forgot  —  On a bone-chilling January night last week, customers lined up inside Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle for the midnight release of Michael Wolff's account of the Trump administration, Fire and Fury.  The occasion should have merited …
Erin Beck / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs  —  In the nearly three months since the state began drug testing low-income people applying for financial help from the state, four of the nearly 900 applicants tested positive, an official with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Sean Penn / TIME:
‘Donald Trump Is the Enemy of Compassion’  —  Within days of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, 29 American volunteers and I became quickly embedded with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.  Alongside our military mentors, our hands and souls touched the bodies of the dying and the dead.
New York Times:
Donald Trump Flushes Away America's Reputation
Discussion: New Yorker
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Black Protest Has Lost Its Power  —  Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?  —  The recent protests by black players in the National Football League were rather sad for their fruitlessness.  They may point to the end of an era for black America …
Hon. Paul D. Ryan /
RESIGNATION AS MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON ETHICS  —  The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following resignation as a member of the Committee on Ethics:  —  Congress of the United States,  —  House of Representatives,  —  Washington, DC, January 10, 2018.  —  Speaker, House of Representatives,
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Obama rips Fox News viewers: ‘You are living on a different planet’  —  Former President Barack Obama resurfaced on Friday and took a shot at Fox News viewers, saying they're “living on a different planet” than people who consume mainstream media.  —  Obama made the remarks on the premiere …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Romney Who Is Unfailingly Loyal to Trump  —  NORTHVILLE, Mich. — She is the very profile of the voter President Trump tends to repel: a soft-spoken, college-educated mother of two who lives in an upscale suburb in one of the most contested battleground states.
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Maxine Waters to skip Trump's State of the Union … Rep. Maxine Waters  —  (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump  —  's first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.  —  “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?”
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
RYAN CHALLENGER pulled in 1.2M last quarter — AFRICAN UNION CONDEMNS Trump — GRASSLEY gets lambasted in rural Iowa — ELIANA JOHNSON on JOHN KELLY — SPOTTED: Obama golfing in Florida — B'DAY: Rod Rosenstein  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Good Saturday morning.
Wall Street Journal:
World Bank Unfairly Influenced Its Own Competitiveness Rankings  —  The World Bank's chief economist said he would recalculate national rankings of business competitiveness going back at least four years  —  The World Bank repeatedly changed the methodology of one of its flagship economic reports …
Discussion: Mother Jones
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
‘This is super tight’: Companies struggle to find, retain workers in a hot economy  —  Ron Sandlin has tried everything.  —  He has boosted pay, added vacation days and even lowered the minimum age requirement from 25 to 23.  But he still can't find enough qualified people to drive Patriot Transportation Holding's oil trucks.
Discussion: IJR
David Rogers / Politico:
GOP tax law a one-two punch to charities — and American giving  —  Back in 2011, when Republicans still talked about deficits, a bipartisan budget commission proposed to save tens of billions a year by revamping the charitable deduction for federal income taxes.
Associated Press:
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with ‘swatting’ suspect from Sedgwick County jail  —  WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update 10 p.m. Jan. 12:  —  For the first time since his arrest, the suspect in a deadly Wichita swatting case spoke on camera Friday with Eyewitness News.  —  Eyewitness News reporter Jacob Albracht talked …
Discussion: RedState
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Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist
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Education Dept. awards debt-collection contract to company with ties to DeVos
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
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New York Times:
Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks, New Documents Show
Discussion: Axios
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Smoking penalties, ER fees, premiums on the poor: How states want to shrink Medicaid
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Rewire
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Anti-birth control official who led Title X departs HHS
Noor Al-Sibai / Raw Story:
CNN panel devolves into screaming match when televangelist offers biblical defense for Trump's ‘sh*thole’ comment
Discussion: AOL, Splinter and Friendly Atheist
Lauren Dezenski / Politico:
How Charlie Baker ditched Trump to become the most popular governor in America
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Moore forces seek retribution against Shelby
Discussion: Raw Story