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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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Slate
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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 …
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,
Des Moines Register:
Matthew Whitaker's troubling opinion: Judges need a biblical view  —  Editor's note: This column was originally published on May 4, 2014.  —  “I'd like to see things like their world view, what informs them.  Are they people of faith?  Do they have a biblical view of justice?”
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Natasha Bertrand / The Atlantic:
What Sessions's Resignation Means for Robert Mueller  —  President Donald Trump has forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions just one day after the midterm elections and after nearly a year of berating him for recusing himself from the Justice Department's Russia investigation.
Annie Karni / Politico:
After Sessions, who will Trump dump next?  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have been the first Trump Cabinet-level member purged in the wake of the midterm elections — but he is unlikely to be the last.  —  Several Trump Cabinet officials and senior aides are on the ropes and could be pushed …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump delivers first Dem probe on a silver platter
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:   Matthew Whitaker, Acting Attorney General, Once Used His Justice Bona Fides to Tout ‘Scam’ Business
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Matt Whitaker's Small Russia Probe World
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Washington Post:
Washington in battle mode as Trump vows retaliation against Democratic probes
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump's new acting attorney general once mused about defunding Robert Mueller
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.”
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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 …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Bars CNN's Acosta From the White House  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump took the exceedingly rare step of suspending the White House credentials of Jim Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN, on Wednesday after an intense verbal clash at a news conference earlier in the day.
CBS News:
Combative Trump brawls with media and slams his own party
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
A Mob Showed Up Outside Tucker Carlson's House And Ordered Him To ‘Leave Town’  —  MEDIA  —  A left-wing mob showed up outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson's house Wednesday evening, posted pictures of his address online and demanded that he flee the city of Washington, D.C.
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Joseph A. Wulfsohn / Mediaite:
Mob Gathers Outside Tucker Carlson's Home: ‘We Know Where You Sleep at Night!’
Discussion: The Federalist
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Lasting Implications for the Courts as Republicans Gain in the Senate  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans' expansion of their Senate majority means that the conservative legal movement is poised to expand and entrench its influence over the federal courts, leaving Democrats with dwindling hopes …
Discussion: National Review
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Democrats' Gain Was More Impressive Than It Appears
The Hill:
The blue wave ran into Trump's red wall
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 and BuzzFeed News
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’  —  Also laments that elite Republicans are joining Democrats.  —  Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate …
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
Jonathan Vankin / Yahoo News:
Florida Governor Race Recount Now Likely, Andrew Gillum Claims Vote Gap Down To 15,000 Votes Behind DeSantis  —  As the United States Senate race in Florida headed to a recount, the governor's race there on Wednesday morning also looked likely to go to a recount of its own even though Democrat Andrew Gillum, as
New York Times:
A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast  —  In New Jersey, voters slashed the number of Republicans in Congress from five down to two, and possibly only one.  —  In New York, Democrats declared victory in three congressional races in President Trump's home state …
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
Mark Niesse / politics.myajc:
Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Election Day?  —  Metro Atlanta voters stood in long lines Tuesday, amid a surge in turnout that made the midterm election resemble a presidential contest.  —  As they waited — some for hours — hundreds of voting machines sat unused …
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.
New York Times:
How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus  —  The message from Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, was urgent and unsparing.  In a meeting with Republican lawmakers before they left Washington for the August congressional recess, Mr. McCarthy warned …
Discussion: The Hill
Politico:
Europe's conservatives nominate Manfred Weber for EU top job  —  The European People's Party nominated their parliamentary leader as the next president of the European Commission.  —  HELSINKI — The European People's Party on Thursday chose Manfred Weber as its nominee for Commission president …
The Daily Beast:
Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison  —  Former Rep. Stephen Stockman (R-TX) was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for orchestrating a scheme to defraud donors and using the money for personal and campaign use, according to a Justice Department press release.
Jesse Westbrook / Bloomberg:
Deutsche Bank's Trump Ties Will Get Scrutiny, Maxine Waters Says  — She says Democrats want to know more about loans to president  — California lawmaker also promises examination of Wells Fargo  —  Deutsche Bank AG's lending to President Donald Trump is likely to be a focus …
 
 
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
What the Midterm Results Mean
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Associated Press:
Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Republicans abandon the fight to repeal and replace Obama's health care law
Discussion: ABC News and New York Magazine
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Post-Election Day, Pentagon drops name for border support mission
Discussion: TheBlaze and Washington Times
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why Social Media's Misinformation Problem Will Never Be Fixed
The White House:
Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference After Midterm Elections
Discussion: Washington Post
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Vote For the Dead Brothel Owner. It's Important!
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Beto's consolation prize: Running for president
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‘None of the above’ tops list of potential 2020 Dems, poll shows
Anti-Defamation League:
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NBC News:
Paul Manafort's ex-son-in-law Yohai charged with another real estate scam in LA