First Right: Friday, December 1, 2017


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12/01/2017 05:13 CDT


VARIETY REPORTS THAT NBC EXECS KNEW ABOUT LAUER’S BEHAVIOR AS DISGRACED ANCHOR SEEKS HUGE PAYOUT; ACQUITTAL ON MAJOR CHARGES IN STEINLE CASE; GOP SENATE STILL ADJUSTING TAX BILL AS VOTE LOOMS


TODAY’S TOP 10

VARIETY REPORTER ON WHETHER NBC anchors had knowledge of Lauer conduct: They knew. The Hill.

  • Lauer’s lawyers seeking $30 million payout. New York Post.

  • Today’s staffers furious with Megyn Kelly. Hot Air.

CONGRESS PAID $100,000 IN SECRET sexual harassment settlement for former Democratic House member. Hot Air.

JOSE GARCIA KARATE ACQUITTED of murder in Kate Steinle shooting. Washington Times.

SENATE REPUBLICANS STILL rewriting tax bill and push back vote until today. Politico.

DOD INSPECTOR GENERAL opens probe into retaliation by Obama holdover. Daily Caller.

TRUMP SENIOR ADVISER MILLER chides media for refusing to cover what really is happening in White House. Washington Examiner.

WAPO “FACT CHECK” ADMITS Pence gave a true statement but gives him three “Pinocchios” anyway. NewsBusters.

NATIONAL REVIEW CALLS BRUCE RAUNER of Illinois the worst GOP governor in America. National Review.

HERE ARE THE GOP HOUSE SEATS being targeted by Soros-backed groups. Free Beacon.

FBI DIRECTOR: WE’RE INVESTIGATING Antifa-linked individuals for terrorism. NTK Network.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • I’m a liberal and I agree with Hannity that American journalism is dead. The Federalist.

  • Trump has momentum and the opposition is losing it. Rush Limbaugh.

  • Remember, Elizabeth Warren isn’t Native American. Brian Darling.


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Liberal Scarborough accuses Trump of having dementia. NTK Network.

  • Not every accuser tells the truth — I should know. Tucker Carlson.

  • More women conceal carrying. NRA News.


FAILED LIBERAL MAGAZINE DEMONSTRATES WHY IT FAILED


TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@RealJamesWoods) It’s like the fall of Rome out there. Every day there is some insane story. This is going to go on for months and months until the purge is complete and every big name is lying in the lime pits. Tweet.

  • (@RichLowry) Trump’s presidency is much better than his Twitter feed. Although he stands ready and willing to convince you otherwise, 280 characters at a time. Tweet.


DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • TAX HIKES TO PASS TAX CUTS? VOTE DELAYED; DEFICIT CONCERN Drudge.