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McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments (Dan Merica/CNN)

1 hour 3 min ago

Dan Merica / CNN:
McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain, in an interview about the Vietnam War, appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump when he criticized people from “the highest income level” who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who …

Having fled Cuba, campus speaker warns Democrat Party hijacked by 'socialist, communist movement' (Mark McGreal/The College Fix)

1 hour 18 min ago

Mark McGreal / The College Fix:
Having fled Cuba, campus speaker warns Democrat Party hijacked by ‘socialist, communist movement’  —  Rafael Dagnesses was born in Cuba in 1965, and fled the communist country as a young boy with his family after Fidel Castro executed many of his adopted grandfather's military comrades.

He Didn't Vote in a Few Elections. In the Next One, Ohio Said He Couldn't. (Adam Liptak/New York Times)

1 hour 18 min ago

Adam Liptak / New York Times:
He Didn't Vote in a Few Elections.  In the Next One, Ohio Said He Couldn't.  —  WASHINGTON — Larry Harmon, a software engineer who lives near Akron, Ohio, says he is “a firm believer in the right to vote.”  But sometimes he stays home on Election Day, on purpose.

Trump Election Commissioner's Voter Database Is a Ripe Target for Hackers (Ari Berman/Mother Jones)

1 hour 23 min ago

Ari Berman / Mother Jones:
Trump Election Commissioner's Voter Database Is a Ripe Target for Hackers  —  Kris Kobach calls the program a model for the country.  It has major security problems.  —  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has called his Interstate Crosscheck Program, which compares voter registration lists among states …

Yes, James Comey was in Iowa over the weekend (Jason Noble/Des Moines Register)

1 hour 27 min ago

Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Yes, James Comey was in Iowa over the weekend  —  James Comey has a book deal.  Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reveals what we know.  Buzz60  —  CONNECT  —  Former FBI Director James Comey was in Iowa this weekend.  —  An anonymous Twitter account believed to be used by Comey …

Gold Star widow breaks her silence, says Trump couldn't remember husband's name and said 'he knew what he signed up for' (Rebecca Harrington/Business Insider)

1 hour 32 min ago

Rebecca Harrington / Business Insider:
Gold Star widow breaks her silence, says Trump couldn't remember husband's name and said ‘he knew what he signed up for’  — The Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday.  — Her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in an ambush in Niger early this month.

Prominent anti-Putin whistleblower Bill Browder says he has been barred from entering the US (Natasha Bertrand/Business Insider)

1 hour 32 min ago

Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Prominent anti-Putin whistleblower Bill Browder says he has been barred from entering the US  — Bill Browder, the banker turned human-rights activist who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act in 2012, says his authorization to travel to the US via an ESTA has been revoked.

No plans for Trump to visit DMZ, White House official says (Andrew Restuccia/Politico)

1 hour 42 min ago

Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
No plans for Trump to visit DMZ, White House official says  —  President Donald Trump has no current plans to visit the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea during his trip to Asia next month, a White House official said Monday.  —  Instead, Trump is slated to speak …

Weinstein Company Faces Civil Rights Inquiry by New York Attorney General (Megan Twohey/New York Times)

1 hour 42 min ago

Megan Twohey / New York Times:
Weinstein Company Faces Civil Rights Inquiry by New York Attorney General  —  The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, has opened an inquiry into the Weinstein Company examining whether allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against its co-founder Harvey Weinstein reflect …

Donald Trump's sexual harassment accusers hope president goes way of Weinstein (Lucia Graves/The Guardian)

1 hour 57 min ago

Lucia Graves / The Guardian:
Donald Trump's sexual harassment accusers hope president goes way of Weinstein  —  Three of the women who accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances feel the culture may finally change but worry about men's relative silence  —  As the aftershocks from Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct spread …

'Tyrant' Laura Ingraham Already Terrifying Fox News Staffers--and Her Show Hasn't Even Aired Yet (The Daily Beast)

1 hour 57 min ago

The Daily Beast:
‘Tyrant’ Laura Ingraham Already Terrifying Fox News Staffers—and Her Show Hasn't Even Aired Yet … When conservative author and talk radio host Laura Ingraham sits down in the anchor chair on Oct. 30 for the first time as a host on Fox News' evening lineup, the cable network will be making a multi-prong bet.

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain (Patrick Radden Keefe/New Yorker)

2 hours 3 min ago

Patrick Radden Keefe / New Yorker:
The Family That Built an Empire of Pain  —  The Sackler dynasty's ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.  —  The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur …

Congress is on track for a major government shutdown showdown (Tara Golshan/Vox)

2 hours 7 min ago

Tara Golshan / Vox:
Congress is on track for a major government shutdown showdown  —  Don't look now, but it's becoming a real possibility that the government will shut down in December.  Congress has until midnight on December 15 to pass a spending bill or the federal government will run out of money.

Obama's army enlists in redistricting fight (Edward-Isaac Dovere/Politico)

2 hours 7 min ago

Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama's army enlists in redistricting fight  —  Organizing for Action, the progressive group born out of Barack Obama's old campaign apparatus, is joining the redistricting effort that Obama has made a central cause of his post-presidency.  —  On Monday, OFA will officially launch a partnership …

Trump contradicts widow Myeshia Johnson's account of his condolence phone call, saying he mentioned husband's name (Veronica Stracqualursi/ABC News)

2 hours 18 min ago

Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Trump contradicts widow Myeshia Johnson's account of his condolence phone call, saying he mentioned husband's name  —  President Donald Trump today contradicted the account of a fallen soldier's widow, arguing that he said her husband's name “without hesitation” when he called to offer condolences Tuesday.

Sanders keeps 'em guessing: Bernie to seek Senate reelection as independent, amid 2020 talk (Paul Steinhauser/Fox News)

3 hours 47 min ago

Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Sanders keeps 'em guessing: Bernie to seek Senate reelection as independent, amid 2020 talk  —  ROLLINSFORD, NH - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he'll run as an independent for reelection next year, as he made his second visit in less than two months to the first-in-the-nation …

Darkness: life in Puerto Rico without electricity (Yochi Dreazen/Vox)

3 hours 57 min ago

Yochi Dreazen / Vox:
Darkness: life in Puerto Rico without electricity  —  Puerto Rico's misery won't end without power.  The problem is that it isn't getting any.  —  ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico — In the final frantic days before Hurricane Maria devastated this small town in the mountains of central Puerto Rico …

Senators Stunned to Discover We Have 1,000 Troops in Niger (Betsy Woodruff/The Daily Beast)

3 hours 57 min ago

Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Senators Stunned to Discover We Have 1,000 Troops in Niger … The death of four U.S. Special Operations Forces troops in Niger has generated a raucous conversation about how presidents should comfort bereft Gold Star families.  —  But, quietly, it's fueling a more difficult debate than whether …

"It made me cry." Fallen soldier's widow calls out Trump - and he immediately attacks her (Eric Boehlert/Shareblue Media)

3 hours 57 min ago

Eric Boehlert / Shareblue Media:
“It made me cry.”  Fallen soldier's widow calls out Trump — and he immediately attacks her  —  “Why would we fabricate something like that?” asks Myeshia Johnson, as she denounces Trump's lies about his call to the family of a fallen soldier.  —  Branding Donald Trump a liar on national television …

Why the Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers (Kevin Draper/New York Times)

3 hours 57 min ago

Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Why the Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers  —  By the time you finish reading this article, the upstart sports news outlet called The Athletic probably will have hired another well known sportswriter from your local newspaper.  In a couple of years, once The Athletic has completed its breakneck expansion …

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