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Washington Post PoliticsNov 17, 2018
Trump's border deployment will face scrutiny from new Democrats with national security experience
There's new momentum in the House to investigate whether Trump used the military to score political points.

Fox PoliticsNov 17, 2018
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't travel to US to face charges, lawyer says
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he won't voluntarily travel to the U.S. to face charges against him.

Washington Post PoliticsNov 17, 2018
The CIA's big finding on Jamal Khashoggi's death pits a disbelieving Trump against his intelligence community -- again
A new CIA report says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. And Trump doesn't want to believe it.

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Washington Post PoliticsNov 17, 2018
Democratic Rep. Moulton draws fire for campaign to deny Pelosi speaker's job
The two-term Massachusetts congressman has become a top enemy of liberals on and off Capitol Hill while he's angered colleagues after House Democrats' big electoral win.

Drudge ReportNov 17, 2018
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Washington Post PoliticsNov 17, 2018
Half of the opposition to Pelosi is from her non-incumbent right flank
It could be a harbinger of what's to come in 2020

CNN PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Donald Trump takes it personally
Friday, while insisting he wasn't "agitated" by the ongoing Russia probe being led by Robert Mueller (HINT: He is!), President Donald Trump was asked why he felt so strongly about the investigation. And he said this:

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Politics - U.S. SenateNov 16, 2018
The Florida Recount: Missing Votes, Machine Error and an Errant Paper Clip
None of the discrepancies are enough to affect the outcome of races. But they call into question the reliability of the state's elections.

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Nelson's chance at win in Florida Senate race dwindles as key counties complete hand recount (Washington Post Politics)

The Daily BeastNov 16, 2018
Lou Dobbs Loses His Mind After CNN Defeats White House Over Acosta's Press Access
Photo Illusration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily BeastMinutes after a federal judge ordered the White House to reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs took to Twitter to bash the decision, contradicting his network's company line in the process.

"Outrageously puerile reasoning and ruling: Our district courts are filled with farcical excuses for judges," Dobbs tweeted, linking to a Fox story about the Friday ruling.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, granted the network's request to temporarily restore Acosta's White House press badge after it was revoked last week following a public spat with the president during a press conference.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta (Reuters Politics)
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Washington Post PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Democrat Stacey Abrams accepts defeat in contentious Georgia governor's race
The outcome remained uncertain for days as Abrams pressed for the counting of ballots that had been rejected for minor errors. Abrams, who would have been the nation's first female African American governor, had hoped to force a runoff with Republican Brian Kemp.

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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race (Reuters Politics)
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Reuters PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Tight U.S. Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots
Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after elections.

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Florida Recounts Senate Votes Yet Again, and Nelson's Chances Dwindle (Politics - U.S. Senate)

Drudge ReportNov 16, 2018
DAY 10: Stacey Abrams ends run for governor




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New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
ActBlue, the Democrats' Not-So-Secret Weapon
The online platform emerged in the 2018 midterms as a force in fund-raising; plus, an updated on undecided elections.

BBC PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Brexiteer cabinet ministers in plan to shift May on EU deal
A group of five ministers are hoping to persuade the PM to make changes to the deal, the BBC understands.

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Fox PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Florida recounts continue with Senate: A look at where we are now with the election
The Florida gubernatorial race is seemingly over - but a recount effort is still ongoing in the Sunshine State.

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PoliticoNov 16, 2018
Fire death toll rises to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit


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New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks's Assange
As American spies worked to collect intelligence on Julian Assange, Justice Department prosecutors took steps that resulted in secret charges.

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New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed on Saudi Crown Prince's Orders, C.I.A. Concludes
Intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week and offered the agency's analysis of the assassination and Prince Mohammed's culpability.

CNN PoliticsNov 16, 2018
House Republicans ready subpoenas for James Comey, Loretta Lynch
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee, in its final days in power, is planning to issue subpoenas to former FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch, according to a source with knowledge of the subpoenas.

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Washington Post PoliticsNov 16, 2018
House Ethics Committee sanctions a Democrat and a Republican over sexual-harassment-related allegations
The panel formally sanctioned Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen and Republican Rep. Mark Meadows on Friday for offenses related to sexual harassment.

CNN PoliticsNov 16, 2018
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's death, official says
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official.

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New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Ethics Committee Rebukes Mark Meadows Over Aide's Sexual Misconduct
Although Mr. Meadows, the Freedom Caucus chairman, banned his chief of staff from his Washington office, he improperly compensated the aide for months until firing him, investigators found.

PoliticoNov 16, 2018
Intelligence officials: Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing


CNN PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Anti-Pelosi vote grows to 18 Democrats as Spanberger says she won't back her
Rep.-elect Abigail Spanberger of Virginia said Friday she would vote against House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the House, marking at least 18 Democrats who have publicly and recently committed to opposing the California lawmaker's bid to return to being House speaker.

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Ohio Democrat hints may take on Pelosi for powerful U.S. House speaker job (Reuters Politics)

Fox PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Trump says he has finished answering Mueller probe questions
President Trump said Friday he has finished answering questions to written questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but he hasn't submitted them yet.

BBC PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Brexit: Can Theresa May get her deal through the Commons?
The Commons numbers are not looking good for Theresa May, writes the BBC's Peter Barnes.

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The Daily BeastNov 16, 2018
Here's How To Finally Fix Facebook
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily BeastIt's tempting to dismiss the behavior of Facebook executives detailed by the New York Times as juvenile hijinks. We can almost hear the sniggering as the young men of Silicon Valley swear to gray haired senators to mend their ways, then keep doing just what they want to do. But Facebook is perhaps the most powerful communications corporation in history—and it's now clear its executives will lie to Congress and worse.

That's why it's vital for the U.S. government to begin immediately to restructure the corporation. This is not a matter simply of replacing Mark Zuckerberg as CEO. Nor a matter only of adopting new national privacy rules, as Europe did earlier this year. What the government must do now is fundamentally alter how Facebook earns its money. The advertising-based revenue model must go.

A good guide for how to tame Facebook comes from America's long experience with AT&T, the telephone corporation that dominated American communications during the 20th Century.  During these years Americans insisted that AT&T remain a neutral platform for communications and not try to make money through other lines of business, like running news services or selling the content of people's phone conversations to marketers.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Reuters PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court
The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on Friday to decide if the action was lawful.

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The Daily BeastNov 16, 2018
‘Escape at Dannemora': A Real-Life Prison-Break Sex Triangle Turned Must-See TV
Christopher Saunders/ShowtimeAt one point in Escape at Dannemora, Showtime's new miniseries set inside a maximum security state prison, David Sweat (Paul Dano) reclines in his cell reading Call of the Wild. The book is an obvious choice for an inmate, a man shackled by regiment and regulation, compelled to suppress his primordial instincts. Yet for Sweat and his savvy prison ally Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro), the wild won't stop calling. And they know that, if they're smart about it, their animal urges—for sex, power, freedom—don't have to be stymied. They can be stoked ablaze.

Directed by Ben Stiller, the seven-part series—premiering Nov. 18 on Showtime—is a taut, classy drama that follows Sweat and Matt, both serving life sentences, as they concoct and execute a grand ploy to break free. Like many worthy movies and shows directed by veteran actors, Escape at Dannemora thrives on its performances; the characters here, based on real people from the true-life 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape, are alive in ways not often achieved onscreen. We don't see anything of Sweat or Matt's backstories or know what they did to earn their sentences (Matt's nickname is "Chainsaw," which gives us an ide


New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Trump Awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson
Among famous figures in sports, entertainment and politics, one honoree stands out: Miriam Adelson, a prominent Republican donor and wife of Sheldon Adelson.

Reuters PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Trump: Russia probe investigators' questions were easy to answer
President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.

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Fox PoliticsNov 16, 2018
"Suspicious Minds": Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Scalia
President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals.

Wall Street OpinionNov 16, 2018
The Play-Date Police
D.C. regulators give new meaning to the ‘nanny state.'

New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Justices Asked to Rule on Legality of Acting Attorney General's Appointment
The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a dispute about the evidence to be considered in a challenge to a question on citizenship in the census.

Reuters PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Senate Judiciary chair Grassley's move leaves key opening
Senator Chuck Grassley said on Friday he will relinquish his job as U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman next year, creating a coveted vacancy atop a panel that reviews judicial nominations and was among those examining Russia's role in U.S. elections.

Yahoo PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker
An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.


Yahoo PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange
While transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange's arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it's possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.


The Daily BeastNov 16, 2018
Top Dem Group To Dem Lawmakers: Don't Fund Government Without Protecting Mueller
The most powerful Democratic think tank in Washington, D.C. is raising the stakes of the spending fight that awaits Congress when it returns from Thanksgiving break.

In a memo sent to Capitol Hill on Friday, the Center for American Progress urged Democratic lawmakers to oppose any measure to fund the government unless it includes a provision to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

"Members of Congress should not vote for any spending bill that does not include provisions protecting the Mueller investigation," the memo reads. "The DOJ cannot effectively operate with an acting attorney general installed to subvert a lawful investigation, and so Congress cannot fund the DOJ without express provisions to protect against such possible obstruction of justice."

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Yahoo PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.


New York Times PoliticsNov 16, 2018
Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal
Charges were filed secretly in recent months. A case against Mr. Assange could have implications for the special counsel inquiry as well as the publication of government secrets.

Politics - U.S. SenateNov 15, 2018
Here's Why Election Day in Florida and Georgia Has Turned Into Election Week and a Half
Election results still aren't clear in Florida and Georgia, where lawsuits, recounts and confusion are the order of the day.

Foreign PolicyNov 05, 2018
Halfway Isn't Good Enough on Human Rights
Myanmar and Sri Lanka were praised for minimal progress. Now it's all falling apart.
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