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1:05 PM ET, November 9, 2018

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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year  — President Donald Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Politico
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Pressure mounts over acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker  —  Matt Whitaker has been acting attorney general for just one full day but he's already under extreme pressure.  —  Why it matters: President Trump, who shocked even some of his senior most staff with the hasty timing of his firing …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's authoritarian response to Florida shenanigans hints at worse to come  —  In the run-up to Election Day in 2016, Donald Trump repeatedly and flatly declared that the outcome of the election would be legitimate only if he won.  The claim, stripped down to its essence …
Discussion: Townhall, FiveThirtyEight, NPR and VICE News
CNN:
Whitaker backlash prompts concern at the White House
Judith Miller / Wall Street Journal:   Jeff Sessions's Exit Interview
The Daily Beast:
Matthew Whitaker, Mueller's New Boss, Said There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Republicans Freak Out as New Ballots Threaten Florida Senate Win  —  New ballots in Broward County have conspiracy theorists — including the state's top elected officials — calling for an investigation of Democrats.  —  As the Republican margin in the Florida Senate race narrowed …
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WPLG-TV:
Broward County elections supervisor explains why it's taking so long to count ballots  —  'Don't try to turn it around to make it seem like I'm making comedy out of this'  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - As Broward County appears to be at the epicenter of another recount, Supervisor of Elections …
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Gillum statement stokes intrigue as Florida vote margin tightens
Discussion: ThinkProgress, TheBlaze and Rewire.News
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Rick Scott Cites Rampant Fraud in Florida, as Senate and Governor Races Tighten
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Florida readies for massive recount
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
In revealing new memoir, Michelle Obama candidly shares her story  —  As Michelle Obama's highly anticipated memoir “Becoming” arrives, it's clear that the former first lady is occupying a space in the culture beyond politics.  With an arena book tour featuring A-list special guests …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.”
Discussion: Althouse and Axios
Katie Kindelan / ABC News:
Michelle Obama opens up about her miscarriage, going through IVF and Donald Trump in ABC News prime-time special for new memoir ‘Becoming’  —  Former first lady Michelle Obama said she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage about 20 years ago, during an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls
Discussion: Vox and Axios
Kansas City Star:
Inside Kris Kobach's losing Kansas campaign: ‘Check logic and reason at the door’  —  Kris Kobach blamed money.  He blamed history.  He didn't blame himself for losing a race for governor in a state where Republicans outnumber Democrats nearly 2 to 1.  —  “Obviously, if we'd had more money …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Why Aren't Democrats More Excited About the 2018 Results  —  For a party that had a great night on Tuesday, Democrats aren't really acting like it.  Yes, they lost at least three Senate incumbents, but given the exposure they were up against, this is not such a bad result.
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Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
There's a New Electoral Map in Town
Discussion: New Republic and FiveThirtyEight
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Matthew Whitaker is a crackpot  —  The acting attorney general of the United States is a crackpot.  —  Matthew G. Whitaker, installed in the job by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, was asked in 2014, during an ill-fated run in the Republican senatorial primary in Iowa, about the worst decisions in the Supreme Court's history.
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline  —  A federal judge blocked the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline Thursday, saying the Trump administration's justification for approving it last year was incomplete.  —  In a major victory for environmentalists and indigenous rights groups …
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Associated Press:
Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
Discussion: The Week
Alex Guillén / Politico:
Judge tosses Trump's Keystone XL approval over climate change
Discussion: ThinkProgress
CBS Los Angeles:
Thousand Oaks Gunman's High School Coach Speaks About Sexual Assault  —  NEWBURY PARK (CBSLA) — The Thousand Oaks shooter's high school track coach says that he assaulted her.  —  “I turned on the news and I was watching it and when they said his name my jaw just dropped,” said Dominique Colell.
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Claudia Rosenbaum / BuzzFeed News:   The Thousand Oaks Shooter Used A High-Capacity Magazine That Voters Outlawed In 2016
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses  —  WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drastically limited the ability of federal law enforcement officials to use court-enforced agreements to overhaul local police departments accused …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Splinter
CBS News:
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulls ahead in razor-close Arizona Senate race  —  Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulled ahead of Republican Martha McSally on Thursday in the Arizona Senate race by a margin of 2,000 votes.  This marked the first time that Sinema has pulled ahead of McSally in the days since the election.
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Rob O'Dell / Arizona Republic:
How many votes left to count in the McSally-Sinema race? Here's our latest estimate
The White House:
Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States  —  The United States expects the arrival at the border between the United States and Mexico (southern border) of a substantial number of aliens primarily from Central America who appear …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Claims New Power to Bar Asylum for Immigrants Who Arrive Illegally
Discussion: Fox News, Daily Wire and Jezebel
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Mueller Grand Jury Witness Cryptically Suggests He's In Legal Jeopardy  — Jerome Corsi, a journalist known for pushing the Obama “birther” conspiracy theory, suggested on Thursday that he could face prosecution in the Mueller probe.  — On his daily webcast, Corsi became emotional …
Associated Press:
Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A video distributed by the Trump administration to support its argument for banning CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House appears to have been doctored to make Acosta look more aggressive than he was during …
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Reuters:
Supreme Court justice Ginsburg ‘up and working’ after fall  —  WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already up and working in her hospital room, a day after breaking three ribs in a fall, her nephew said late on Thursday at the Hollywood premiere of a film about her life.
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Reuters:
Justice Ginsburg ‘up and working’ after breaking ribs, nephew says
Discussion: Breitbart and Above the Law
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Democrats could win 40 House seats, the most since Watergate  —  Democrats have won at least 33 seats, but they look poised to win closer to 40 — there are 13 races that are either not called or too close to call, and Democrats have a solid chance of winning seven of those.
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Katie Arrington blames Mark Sanford and his supporters for her defeat in SC  —  Eight hours after Republican Katie Arrington lost her South Carolina congressional race, she blamed her shocking defeat on U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, the outgoing Republican congressman she bested in the primary.
Discussion: Political Wire
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Fresh Off Re-Election, Gillibrand Says She Is Giving ‘Long, Hard Thought’ to 2020 Run  —  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday gave her strongest public indication yet that she was contemplating a run for president in 2020, telling the late-night show host Stephen Colbert she would “give it a long, hard thought of consideration.”
Discussion: Political Wire and The Daily Beast
 
 
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Lucy Handley / CNBC:
The 'world's first' A.I. news anchor has gone live in China
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
‘Year of the Woman’ Indeed: Record Gains in the House
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Republican lawmakers consider limiting incoming Gov. Tony Evers' power over state rules
Craig Butt / The Age:
As it happened: terror suspect known to ASIO dies after stabbing rampage
Discussion: Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Shaun King / The Intercept:
Why It's a Big Deal That Four Black Candidates Won Their State Attorney General Races
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Doesn't anybody here respect us journalists?
Will Oremus / Slate:
No, It's Not OK That Leftists Threatened Tucker Carlson's Family at His D.C. Home
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Florida teacher finds ‘provisional ballot box’ in storage area
Discussion: The Federalist