John Conyers and Sexual Harassment Claims, Cory Booker and Bob Menéndez Join Forces on Immigration and 2020, and Makan Delrahim Says No to Time Warner Merger

It’s a showdown over a shutdown. The fight over “Dreamers” is escalating as the legislative calendar winds down and a year-end clash that may lead to a government shutdown is looking probable. House conservatives don’t want Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to include a “Dreamer” fix into a year-end deal. But liberal Dems have already vowed to withhold votes from the spending bill should it not address “Dreamers.” Speaking of shutdowns, the Trump Foundation is closing its doors after facing scrutiny during the presidential campaign for unusual practices, and afterward as a source of potential conflicts of interest. Also, even more claims of sexual harassment continue to surface. CBS’ Charlie Rose is the latest to be named, after eight women say he made advances towards them. More on other claims below, including those against CBC founding Member Congressman John Conyers, Jr (D-MI). In obnoxious news, here are some clips from CNN's interview with LaVar Ball. In sad news, Della Reese passed away Sunday evening at the age of 86. The famed gospel and jazz singer, actress, and minister became the first Black woman to co-host The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. As a reminder, this is our last Beat DC for the week so the team can enjoy Thanksgiving with family. In thankful news: Perhaps inspired by the November election results, The Beat DC saw a hefty spike in subscriptions this month with more than 2,000 new readers signing up for the daily rundown in the first three weeks of November alone. If you need something to talk about over the dinner table before Cousin Calvin hits you up for some cash or Uncle Joe starts relaying his latest conspiracy theory, tell your friends and family to subscribe to The Beat DC! It’s our honor to reach tens of thousands of influencers all across the country as we highlight the diversity that leads the nation’s capital. Oh, and btw, we all know what happens when history gets revised. So, as a reminder, here’s the real story about Thanksgiving from our friends at Indian Country. Until next week, enjoy those greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and you NAME it. See ya on Monday! 

  • Bombshell report reveals Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) settled harassment claims.
  • Senators want an investigation into FCC objectivity and impartiality in Sinclair-Tribune deal.
  • FCC Chair Ajit Pai rolls out plan today to dismantle net neutrality.
  • Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams looking to buy DC City paper.
  • Poynter and NABJ announce participants in 2017 Leadership Academy.
  • NJ Democratic Senators Cory Booker Bob Menéndez want to know why DHS is keeping social media info on immigrants.
  • Former Miami Dolphins player running for Hawaii Lieutenant Governor.
  • NM gubernatorial candidate Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM)calls on fellow Democrat to pull out of Lt. Gov. race after harassment allegations resurface.
  • Meet the Morehouse grad and the “Master of Selfies” jumping into the race to succeed retiring Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R-FL).
  • Miami Dade College president joins Urban Institute’s board.
  • NALEO elects new board members.
  • DOJ targets Harvard over affirmative action policies.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) “endorses” fellow NJ Senate Democrat Cory Booker for president. 
  • Group of Dems continues to push for Trump impeachment.
  • Digital ads target Republicans who voted for House tax plan.
  • has a new editor.
  • Former longtime CNN en Español anchor joins Univisión.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times has a new COO.
  • Administration ends TPS protection for Haitians.
  • DOJ showers millions of dollars on cities that report undocumented immigrants.
  • Indian Country fights Keystone XL Pipeline.
Brenda Arredondo