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Rex Tillerson May be Dropped by Trump

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The White House has developed a plan to force Rex W. Tillerson out as secretary of state, according to sources, as President Trump sours on him.

Fact Check: The Senate G.O.P. Tax Plan

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Senate Republicans and President Trump are rushing to overhaul the tax system. Does their plan live up to their promises?

U.K. Outcry at Trump's Tweets Reopens Fight Over State Visit

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Lawmakers responded angrily after the president shared videos from a British far-right group, then rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May.

Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign After an Accuser Details Her Charges

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

One of Representative John Conyers Jr.’s accusers appeared on “Today” to explicitly detail her harassment accusations, prompting the Democratic leader to say he should go.

James O’Keefe, head of Project Veritas, vows further undercover operations: ‘Being hated is a sign of respect’

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

At a speech at Southern Methodist University, O'Keefe defends tactics: "Yes, we use disguise, yes, we go undercover, but sometimes it’s the only way to ferret out what people really believe — when nobody’s looking."

McCain to Support Senate Tax Bill

Reddit | Thursday November 30, 2017

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She Didn't Fight Back, She's Posting Selfies. Why People Doubt Victims of Sexual Misconduct.

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Some of the common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay in reporting or a hazy recall of events, are the very hallmarks experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

Disabled Florida inmate was gassed to death after begging for medical help, lawsuit says

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Randall Jordan-Aparo, who suffered from a rare blood disorder, died on the floor of his prison cell, covered in chemical spray.

Judge thrown off bench for witness tampering in wife's federal corruption trial

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

A 'thank you' note to one potential witness against his wife, and a voice mail for a second witness, convinced the Va. Supreme Court that Kurt Pomrenke's continued presence on the bench would impair public confidence in the judiciary.

A controversial 'oversight board' could take over Puerto Rico's hurricane rebuilding effort

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Puerto Ricans see the board as undemocratic — and even colonial.

California Today: Jerry Brown's China Ace Card

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Thursday: Jerry Brown confronts Detroit, Harvey Weinstein’s long shadow, Californians brace for higher taxes