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10:30 AM ET, November 8, 2018

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Los Angeles Times:
Gunman kills 12 in ‘horrific’ mass shooting at Thousand Oaks bar packed with college students  —  A gunman threw smoke bombs and rained bullets on a crowd of hundreds inside a Thousand Oaks bar that is popular with college students Wednesday night, leaving 12 dead including a Sheriff's sergeant shot trying to stop the carnage.
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Washington Post:
Breaking: 13 dead including deputy, gunman, in bar filled with college students in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Dozens injured.  —  Authorities in Thousand Oaks, Calif., northwest of Los Angeles, reported 13 fatalities at a bar and dance hall late Wednesday after multiple shots were fired by a man inside.
New York Times:
12 Killed in California Shooting; Gunman Targeted Bar in Thousand Oaks  —  THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A armed man dressed in black opened fire late Wednesday night inside a crowded country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., killing at least 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy who had responded to the scene.
Discussion: CNN, AOL, TheBlaze, Splinter and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
The Latest: 29-year-old used smoke, .45-caliber handgun  —  THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a bar in Southern California (all times local):  —  A law enforcement official says authorities have identified the gunman and the handgun he used to kill 12 people at a Southern California bar.
NBC News:
Mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California  —  Several hundred people were inside the venue at the time, police said.  The gunman later was confirmed dead.  —  Twelve people including a police officer were killed by a gunman at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday, officials said.
Los Angeles Times:
Some inside Borderline bar survived Las Vegas mass shooting, friends say  —  Friends and family anxiously converged at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks early Thursday to learn the fate of the hundreds of people who were inside when a gunman opened fire.  —  Chandler Gunn, 23 …
Brett Molina / USA Today:   ‘He died a hero’: Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus among those killed in bar shooting
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
12 Killed in Mass Shooting at Thousand Oaks, California Bar; Gunman in All Black Threw Smoke Grenades
Discussion: The Week
Brittany Shammas / Miami New Times:
Trump's Acting Attorney General Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company … Today, President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and announced that his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would become acting attorney general.  Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney in Iowa …
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Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Trump's acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam  —  Matthew Whitaker sat on advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered to pay $26m settlement in May  —  Donald Trump's new acting attorney general was part of a company accused by the US government of running a multimillion-dollar scam.
The Daily Beast:
Jeff Sessions' Replacement, Matthew Whitaker, Led Secretive Anti-Dem Group  —  Acting AG Matthew Whitaker ‘is on record as being more interested in propping up Trump than in upholding the rule of law,’ one Justice Department lawyer says.  —  Acting Attorney General Mark Whitaker …
Marty Lederman / Just Security:
A Quick Primer on the Legality of Appointing Matthew Whitaker as “Acting” …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump delivers first Dem probe on a silver platter
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
A Thousand Cuts: How the Acting Attorney General Could Kill Russia Investigations Without Firing …
Discussion: CNN and KTLA
Des Moines Register:
Matthew Whitaker's troubling opinion: Judges need a biblical view
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
New York Times:
Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Sessions Out, Whitaker In — For Now, and Maybe for Good
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism  —  By producing a split decision, the election that was supposed to end all elections turned out to be fairly predictable.  But it's the day after that was unlike any other.  —  The Republican president, the likely speaker …
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
White House pulls CNN's Jim Acosta's pass after contentious news conference  —  (CNN Business)Breaking news update:  —  In a stunning break with protocol, the White House said Wednesday night that it's suspending CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's hard pass “until further notice.”
Sinéad Baker / Business Insider:
White House appears to share Jim Acosta mic grab video doctored by far-right Infowars  — White House Press Secretary is accused of sharing a doctored video of CNN's Jim Acosta from far-right outlet Infowars.  — A White House intern tried to take Acosta's microphone away …
Axios:
Trump uses CNN's Jim Acosta to act on longtime fantasy against media
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘They were threatening me and my family’: Tucker Carlson's home targeted by protesters  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
Discussion: Axios and Chicks On The Right
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Ashley May / USA Today:
Mob chants outside Fox's Tucker Carlson's home, breaks door
Discussion: Fox News
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
A Mob Showed Up Outside Tucker Carlson's House And Ordered Him To ‘Leave Town’
Joseph A. Wulfsohn / Mediaite:
Mob Gathers Outside Tucker Carlson's Home: ‘We Know Where You Sleep at Night!’
Discussion: The Federalist
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“The President Is Very Depressed”: With Don Jr. Facing Possible Indictment, and Endless House Investigations Forthcoming, No Wonder Trump Is in a Bad Mood  —  He finally got rid of Jeff Sessions—but Donald Trump's life is about to get much harder.  —  BY - GABRIEL SHERMANNovember 7, 2018,
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
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WCBS Newsradio 880:   CBS News: Chris Christie Being Considered To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General
Annie Karni / Politico:
After Sessions, who will Trump dump next?
Washington Post:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
Karen Handel concedes 6th District race to Lucy McBath  —  ATLANTA - Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia's 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning.  —  In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data …
Discussion: Axios and Joe.My.God.
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Bret Stephens / New York Times:
The Midterm Results Are a Warning to the Democrats  —  Derision gets you nowhere.  —  For months we've heard from sundry media apocalypticians that this year's midterms were the last exit off the road to autocracy.  On Tuesday, the American people delivered a less dramatic verdict about the significance of the occasion.
Sun-Sentinel:
Broward still counting votes, but elections supervisor doesn't know how many are left  —  Republican Rick Scott declared victory in Florida's U.S. Senate race, but with a such a slim lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, the race may be headed toward a recount.  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel
Arizona Republic:
Election Day in Arizona: Ballots are processed … With the U.S. Senate seat hanging in the balance, the Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit against all Arizona county recorders and the Secretary of State late Wednesday.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender  —  In the quixotic battle against old age, some people use skin care and spin class.  —  That's not enough for Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old who feels like he's in his 40s.  The Dutch pensioner is asking a court …
Discussion: Althouse
Brian Murphy / Raleigh News & Observer:
Republicans won 50.3 percent of NC's votes for Congress.  They took 10 of 13 seats.  —  Democrats rushed to a majority in the U.S. House by flipping seats in Republican states across the nation, including South Carolina, Utah, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma.  —  But despite heavy investments …
 
 
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Axios:
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New York Times:
A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Hit & Run
Keri Blakinger / Houston Chronicle:
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Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’