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Los Angeles Times Winds, danger return as Thomas fire takes aim at Santa Barbara CountyLos Angeles TimesSpotters are in place. Hillsides have been scrubbed of as much flammable vegetation as possible. And now it's time to see whether it was all enough to stop the deadly Thomas fire from wreaking additional havoc. All eyes Saturday morning are expected to ...California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in stateReutersDeadly California wildfire surges as forecasts called for renewal of gusty windsChicago TribuneArmy of firefighters takes on still-growing California fireABC NewsWTOP -Space.com -89.3 KPCC -KABC-TVall 295 news articles »

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tillerson adjusts rhetoric on talks with North KoreaPittsburgh Post-GazetteWASHINGTON — America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ...Tillerson says N. Korea must 'earn' way to talksArkansas OnlineChinese Navy Conducts Live-Fire Drills in Korean Peninsula as Fears EscalateBreitbart NewsMattis says North Korea isn't capable of striking the USWPLG Local 10Daily Mail -Aljazeera.com -The Hindu -NDTVall 240 news articles »

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Los Angeles Times Third attack by marine mammal in San Francisco's Aquatic Park prompts swimming banLos Angeles TimesA third attack by a sea mammal in San Francisco in a week has prompted officials to ban swimming in the Aquatic Park Cove on the northern edge of the city's waterfront. “The Aquatic Park Cove has been closed to swimming due to reports of an aggressive ...Same sea lion eyed in two separate attacks in San Francisco coveFox News2 swimmers in San Francisco bit by sea lions 24 hours apartABC NewsSea Lions Attack Two Swimmers in 24 Hours at San Francisco Aquatic ParkNewsweekNBC New York -KTVU San Francisco -Sky News -KGO-TVall 52 news articles »

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Washington Post Republicans have votes to pass tax plan after Rubio, Corker pledge supportWashington PostCongressional Republicans secured enough support Friday to pass their massive tax plan, a measure that would deliver a major legislative victory to President Trump and his GOP allies and make tax changes affecting nearly every American family and ...Republicans' $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Appears on Track to Pass Next WeekNew York TimesRepublicans release their final tax bill ahead of key vote next weekCNNRepublicans unveil final version of tax billThe HillBloomberg -NPR -U.S. News & World Report -Los Angeles Timesall 3,029 news articles »

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Washington Post CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversityWashington PostThe Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. Policy ...CDC banned from using 'evidence-based' and 'science-based' on official documents: reportThe HillReport: Trump Bans 'Transgender,' 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based' From CDC DocumentsHuffPostTrump administration reportedly prohibits CDC from using words like 'transgender,' 'fetus'Fox NewsBusiness Insider -New York Daily News -Daily Beast -Evening Standardall 25 news articles »

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USA TODAY Did the FCC just take the Net back to 2014?USA TODAYWhen the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday to scrap Obama-era rules meant to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Internet service providers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the action would simply return the Net to 2014. But the reality is ...What's next for net neutrality, and when will we see change?NBCNews.comSchumer promises a Senate vote on overturning FCC's net neutrality repealThe HillSenate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repealReutersSalon -Business Insider -Washington Examiner -Mashableall 965 news articles »

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Washington Post Doug Jones, eager to speak for the South, embraces the spotlightWashington PostDoug Jones, weeks away from taking office as Alabama's first Democratic senator since 1996, is not done talking about his win. On Wednesday, as national TV cameras rolled, he spent 26 minutes talking about his goals for 2018. On Thursday, he talked to ...Alabama's Unlikely RebelNew York TimesRoy Moore campaign asks supporters to contribute to 'election integrity fund'Washington ExaminerDoug Jones' victory in Alabama has sparked another 'yes we can' movement for DemocratsRaw StoryThe Hill -Daily Beast -Los Angeles Times -HuffPostall 7,950 news articles »

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CNN How the Trump White House and GOP senators fast-track judicial nomineesCNNWashington (CNN) Under normal circumstances, confirmation hearings for district court judges aren't headline grabbers. But overnight, an exchange between a nominee and a senator on the Judiciary Committee caught fire on Twitter. First Amendment is at a ...Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in HearingNew York TimesPresident Trump set record with appeals judge appointees, but some setbacks with district judge nomineesABC NewsVideo Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of LawNPRWashington Post -The Hill (blog) -Fox News -Mother Jonesall 122 news articles »

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CNN Trump lets off steam on a cloudy Friday in DCCNNWashington (CNN) Even presidents aren't immune to some holiday stress. With a bruising week nearly over, President Donald Trump sought to let off steam Friday. US President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on December 15, 2017 in ...President Trump claims the FBI is tainted and its reputation in tatters. This graph shows he's wrong.Washington PostWatchdog: DOJ didn't consult us before releasing FBI agent's textsThe HillJustice Department watchdog details role in sharing anti-Trump textsPoliticoBloomberg -Business Insider -Los Angeles Times -Washington Examinerall 598 news articles »

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USA TODAY Trump administration cracks down on visa waiver programUSA TODAYThe Trump administration on Friday announced it will more closely scrutinize countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program, which allows foreigners to travel to the U.S. without first securing a visa. The U.S. has agreements with 38 countries ...Trump administration wants tighter security measures for countries in US visa waiver programLos Angeles TimesTrump Administration Issues New Rules on US Visa WaiversU.S. News & World ReportDepartment of Homeland Security rolls out new rules for countries in Visa Waiver ProgramNew York Daily NewsNBCNews.com -Washington Examiner -Wall Street Journal -TIMEall 56 news articles »

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