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11:40 AM 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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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 …
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,
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
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” …
Brittany Shammas / Miami New Times:
Trump's Acting Attorney General Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company
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
Des Moines Register:
Matthew Whitaker's troubling opinion: Judges need a biblical view
Discussion: Raw Story and Friendly Atheist
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.
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.
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.”
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump delivers first Dem probe on a silver platter
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’
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
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Steve Bousquet / Tampa Bay Times:
Recounts loom larger, legal action begins as margins tighten in key Florida races
Discussion: Florida Politics
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, Joe.My.God. and Essence
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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.
Discussion: Axios and Washington Free Beacon
Axios:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office on Wednesday evening and has been admitted to George Washington University Hospital “for observation and treatment” after fracturing three ribs, according to a statement from the Supreme Court.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and Mashable
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
Keri Blakinger / Houston Chronicle:
Promise not to kill anyone?  After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile defendants  —  After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep, Harris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning …
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
 
 
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Virgil Dickson / Modern Healthcare:
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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Progressives' plan for victory just took a gut-punch. Now what do they do?
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Schneiderman Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Abuse Complaints
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Alex Daugherty / miamiherald:
Trump mocks Miami Republicans who tried to run their own campaigns — and lost
Margot Sanger-Katz / New York Times:
When Medicaid Expands, More People Vote
Discussion: Political Wire and Shareblue Media
Los Angeles Times:
Blue wave or no, Trumpism lives on. And it continues to be America's loudest voice
Discussion: Althouse
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.'
 Earlier Items: 
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Jeffries makes move for Democratic leadership position
Discussion: Axios
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Ex-Manafort family member arrested in fraud case
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender
Discussion: Althouse
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
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
New York Times:
A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Hit & Run