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12:35 PM 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:
Gunman Who 12 Killed in Thousand Oaks Shooting Is Identified  —  THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The gunman who fatally shot at least 12 people at a crowded country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was identified on Thursday as a 28-year-old who had served in the Marine Corps.
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.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump delivers first Dem probe on a silver platter  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT ... 13 DEAD IN MASS SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA ... L.A. TIMES: “13 dead in mass shooting at Thousand Oaks bar packed with college students”: “At least 13 people are dead …
6abc.com:
What we know about Thousand Oaks shooting suspect, Ian David Long  —  The suspect in the Thousand Oaks nightclub mass shooting has been identified as Ian David Long, a Marine veteran who neighbors said had PTSD.
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.
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Washington Post:
Trump's acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe, associates say  —  Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election …
WCBS Newsradio 880:   CBS News: Chris Christie Being Considered To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General
The Daily Beast:
Jeff Sessions' Replacement, Matthew Whitaker, Led Secretive Anti-Dem Group
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
A Thousand Cuts: How the Acting Attorney General Could Kill Russia Investigations Without Firing …
Discussion: CNN and KTLA
Marty Lederman / Just Security:
A Quick Primer on the Legality of Appointing Matthew Whitaker as “Acting” …
Haaretz:
Whitaker, Acting U.S. Attorney General, Was on Board of Firm That Threatened Duped Clients With ‘Israeli Special Ops’
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Sessions Out, Whitaker In — For Now, and Maybe for Good
Washington Post:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request
New York Times:
Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It
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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Shane Croucher / Newsweek:
Video: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Used Doctored InfoWars Footage to Justify Acosta Ban  —  White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a video to Twitter of the clash between CNN's Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump that appears to be a doctored version shared previously by an editor for conspiracy website InfoWars.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
White House pulls CNN's Jim Acosta's pass after contentious news conference
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.
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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 …
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Steve Bousquet / Tampa Bay Times:
Recounts loom larger, legal action begins as margins tighten in key Florida races  —  Legal confrontations begin as Florida's close Senate race moves to treacherous recount territory.  —  As the Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson appears headed to a statewide recount …
Discussion: Florida Politics
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Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, breaks ribs in fall  — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office at the court and fractured three ribs, according to a release Thursday.  — “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted …
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Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and Mashable
Axios:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillium and Stacey Abrams: Many Whites ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates  —  Democratic officials woke Wednesday morning searching for answers as to why the party was unable to win several marquee Senate and gubernatorial races the night before.
Tim Mak / NPR:
Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Continues Receiving Threats, Lawyers Say  —  Christine Blasey Ford is still being harassed after leveling sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers say.  —  “Justice Kavanaugh ascended to the Supreme Court …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Jezebel
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.
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
William La Jeunesse / Fox News:
Migrant caravan gets within reach of border: What happens now?  —  Resilient and eternally optimistic, what lies ahead for the 5,000 to 7,000 migrants making their way to the US border?  Fox News reached out to three widely divergent views for their take on the uncertain road ahead and how this may end.
 
 
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