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12:25 PM ET, November 8, 2018

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CNN:
Trump reviewing his answers to Mueller as he changes who oversees the Russia investigation  —  Washington (CNN)As he was preparing to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Donald Trump had already begun reviewing with his lawyers the written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.
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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 …
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,
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” …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump delivers first Dem probe on a silver platter
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
White House pulls CNN's Jim Acosta's pass after contentious news conference
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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’
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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Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillium and Stacey Abrams: Many Whites ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates  —  The progressive leader says Democratic senators who lost in GOP states should've been more like Beto O'Rourke, and that race may be responsible for near-misses in the South.
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
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
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
The Texas Tribune:
Gerrymandering backfired for Texas Republicans in Dallas County in 2018  —  Republicans hoped to keep a majority Texas House seats from Dallas County when they redrew district boundaries in 2011.  Seven years later, they've only held onto two of 14. … At the end of the 2011 legislative session …
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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Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Down two, California Republicans could lose up to four more House seats
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Jeffries makes move for Democratic leadership position
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender
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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 …
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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
Mark Niesse / politics.myajc:
Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Election Day?
Discussion: Spectator USA
Keri Blakinger / Houston Chronicle:
Promise not to kill anyone? After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile defendants
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