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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,
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WCBS Newsradio 880:
CBS News: Chris Christie Being Considered To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General  —  NEW YORK (WCBS 880/CBS News) — CBS News has learned former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being considered to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.  —  Christie is a long-time friend …
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 …
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 …
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
Washington Post:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Sessions Out, Whitaker In — For Now, and Maybe for Good
New York Times:
Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It
Des Moines Register:
Matthew Whitaker's troubling opinion: Judges need a biblical view
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
Annie Karni / Politico:
After Sessions, who will Trump dump next?
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
The Daily Beast:
A White Nationalist Leader Just Posted Pics From His White House Visit  —  The Trump White House has yet to explain how Identity Evropa's Patrick Casey apparently ended up on the grounds.  —  The leader of a white nationalist group whose members marched in the 2017 white supremacist rally …
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.
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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
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 …
Los Angeles Times:
Blue wave or no, Trumpism lives on.  And it continues to be America's loudest voice  —  Enough Americans rose up against President Trump on Tuesday to take from him and his party one house of Congress, and that will partially block his path of destruction through the nation.  For that we are grateful.
Discussion: Althouse
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Down two, California Republicans could lose up to four more House seats  —  California Republicans lost two House seats in Tuesday's midterm election and could surrender more as tens of thousands of ballots are counted in four other contests that remain too close to call.
Discussion: Raw Story
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Jeffries makes move for Democratic leadership position  —  Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is launching an 11th hour bid to become House Democratic Caucus chair, a move his cheerleaders hope will position him to become the first black speaker should he win.  —  Multiple critics of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi …
Discussion: Axios
 
 
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Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillium and Stacey Abrams: Many Whites ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates
Discussion: Vox
Elyssa Cherney / Chicago Tribune:
Holocaust-denier Arthur Jones loses in Illinois 3rd District, but still gets more than 25 percent of the vote
Jonathan Shorman / Wichita Eagle:
Medicaid expansion? School funding? Kelly's plans face skeptical GOP Legislature
Andrea Castillo / Los Angeles Times:
Families search for missing loved ones after Thousand Oaks shooting: 'My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead.'
Axios:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Ex-Manafort family member arrested in fraud case
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Democrats prepare to investigate all aspects of Trump's foreign policy
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“We'll Be Further Apart as a Country”: Trump, the Midterm Elections, and Why the Really Crazy Times …
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
For Both Parties, a Political Realignment Along Cultural Lines
Discussion: Political Wire
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
The two Americas just lurched further apart
Associated Press:
Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN
Mark Niesse / politics.myajc:
Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Election Day?
Jonathan Vankin / Yahoo News:
Florida Governor Race Recount Now Likely, Andrew Gillum Claims Vote Gap Down To 15,000 Votes Behind DeSantis
New York Times:
A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Hit & Run
Keri Blakinger / Houston Chronicle:
Promise not to kill anyone? After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile defendants
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’