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Trump calls for Congress to fix 'ObamaCare mess,' end 'bailouts' for insurers (John Bowden/The Hill)

1 hour 16 min ago

John Bowden / The Hill:
Trump calls for Congress to fix ‘ObamaCare mess,’ end ‘bailouts’ for insurers  —  President Trump on Tuesday evening praised bipartisan efforts in the Senate to find compromise on stabilizing the nation's health-care markets while calling on lawmakers to end “bailouts” for insurers.

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like (Megha Rajagopalan/BuzzFeed)

1 hour 16 min ago

Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like  —  KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police.  So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.  —  Driving or taking a bus to a neighboring town …

Trump's incompetence will not save us from his malevolence (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

1 hour 46 min ago

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's incompetence will not save us from his malevolence  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  If you had hoped that President Trump's incompetence would save us from his malevolence, here's some bad news: Trump's efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act out of pure rage and spite are likely …

Iowa Secretary of State's office considers proposals to implement new voter ID law (Brianne Pfannenstiel/Des Moines Register)

1 hour 46 min ago

Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Secretary of State's office considers proposals to implement new voter ID law  —  A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows that 69 percent of Iowans favor a proposed law that would require voters to show a government-issued ID at the polls.  Eighty-eight percent of Iowa Republicans support the proposal.

All the Other Harvey Weinsteins (Molly Ringwald/New Yorker)

1 hour 56 min ago

Molly Ringwald / New Yorker:
All the Other Harvey Weinsteins  —  The tale of Harvey Weinstein is now a thread that has tangled its way through Hollywood, connecting women, mostly actresses, in a depressingly common way.  We all seem to have a Harvey story, each one a little different but with essentially the same nauseating pattern and theme.

Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers (Washington Post)

2 hours 1 min ago

Washington Post:
Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers  —  On Oct. 4, the day four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting …

Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: 'He knew what he signed up for' (Sanela Sabovic/WPLG-TV)

2 hours 1 min ago

Sanela Sabovic / WPLG-TV:
Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He knew what he signed up for’  —  Trump faces controversy after U.S. Army deaths in Africa  —  MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - U.S. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson's widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for …

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting (Bloomberg)

2 hours 1 min ago

Bloomberg:
Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting  —  Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse.  —  , and  —  Jennifer Smith doesn't like the term “accident.”  It implies too much chance and too little culpability.

Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse (Damian Paletta/Washington Post)

2 hours 11 min ago

Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse  —  White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads …

Jared Kushner Adds Charles Harder to Legal Team As West Wing Pressure Mounts (Gabriel Sherman/Vanity Fair)

2 hours 46 min ago

Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Jared Kushner Adds Charles Harder to Legal Team As West Wing Pressure Mounts  —  On Friday, Reince Priebus testified for hours with lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team.  While Priebus has been careful not to criticize the president openly, sources who have spoken to him say he's …

Judge: DACA legal advice must be made public (Josh Gerstein/Politico)

2 hours 46 min ago

Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge: DACA legal advice must be made public  —  A federal judge in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to turn over emails, letters, memos and other materials related to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Trump speaks to families of Green Berets killed in Niger (The Hill)

2 hours 56 min ago

The Hill:
Trump speaks to families of Green Berets killed in Niger  —  President Trump spoke on Tuesday with the families of the four soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger nearly two weeks ago, the White House announced.  —  “President Trump spoke to all four of the families of those who were killed …

New poll predicts unprecedented defeat for House Republicans in 2018 (Eric Boehlert/Shareblue Media)

3 hours 11 min ago

Eric Boehlert / Shareblue Media:
New poll predicts unprecedented defeat for House Republicans in 2018  —  Congressional Democrats have opened up huge leads among voters, while the GOP struggles under their unpopular leadership.  —  For Republicans peering into the near future, none of the electoral news in the Trump era looks good.

Morning Joe rips evangelical hypocrites: 'Donald Trump is the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ said' (Travis Gettys/Raw Story)

3 hours 11 min ago

Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Morning Joe rips evangelical hypocrites: ‘Donald Trump is the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ said’  —  MSNBC's Joe Scarborough ripped congressional Republicans and conservative Christians for allowing themselves to be used by President Donald Trump.  —  The “Morning Joe” …

The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights (Ashley Parker/Washington Post)

3 hours 16 min ago

Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  For the past seven years, Gen. John F. Kelly has gone out of his way to keep the death of his son free from politics.  —  He did not talk about him when — just four days after his death in southern Afghanistan …

Heritage Foundation considers top White House aide, Cubs co-owner as next leader (Washington Post)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:20

Washington Post:
Heritage Foundation considers top White House aide, Cubs co-owner as next leader  —  The Heritage Foundation has narrowed its search for a new president down to a shortlist of finalists, a group that includes Todd Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, and Marc Short, a senior Trump White House official …

Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company says (Brian Stelter/CNNMoney)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:20

Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company says  —  Amazon Studios head resigns after harassment claims  —  Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, five days after he was placed on a “leave of absence” after a producer accused him of sexual harassment, an Amazon spokesperson told CNN.

Senate one step closer to approving tax cuts after vote to open budget debate (Elise Viebeck/Washington Post)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:00

Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Senate one step closer to approving tax cuts after vote to open budget debate  —  Senate Republicans desperate to pass tax cuts as a way to salvage their deadlocked legislative agenda earned a series of much-needed victories Tuesday, raising GOP hopes of approving legislation this week that will lay the groundwork for rate cuts later.

'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America' (Jeff Cox/CNBC)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:35

Jeff Cox / CNBC:
‘Dr. Doom’ Faber: ‘Thank God white people populated America’  — The market pessimist Marc “Dr. Doom” Faber claims that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people.  — “I am not a racist, but the reality — no matter how politically incorrect — needs to be spelled out …

Top Trump aide: We need tax reform to happen this year (Max Greenwood/The Hill)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:30

Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Top Trump aide: We need tax reform to happen this year … Marc Short, President Trump's legislative affairs director, is pushing for Congress to pass tax reform by the end of the year, despite efforts by the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  —  (R-Ky.) to curb that expectation.

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