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3:10 AM ET, November 26, 2022


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Trump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner  —  Former President Trump dined and conversed with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday night, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
New York Times:
Trump's Latest Dinner Guest: Nick Fuentes, White Supremacist  —  The former president's table for four at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday also included Kanye West, whose antisemitic statements have made him an entertainment-industry outcast.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday night …
Trump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes Alongside Kanye West; UPDATE - Trump Responds, ‘Had Never Met and Knew Nothing About’ Fuentes  —  UPDATE: After the publication of this article, Trump's campaign provided Breitbart News with this statement from President Trump …
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
‘F—ing nightmare’: Trump team does damage control after he dines with Ye and white supremacist Nick Fuentes  —  Former President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and white supremacist Nick Fuentes …
Daily Mail:
Trump was ‘very taken’ with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes' and they fawned over each other during Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West - but former President claims he had no idea he was a white supremacist  — Former President Donald Trump was reportedly ‘very taken’ by known white supremacist …
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Donald Trump dined with white nationalist, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes  —  Former President Donald Trump hosted white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on Tuesday night, according to multiple people familiar with the event.
Halisia Hubbard / NPR:
Twitter has lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk took over, report says  —  Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website.  A report from Media Matters for America states that these 50 advertisers have spent almost $2 billion …
Jared Gans / The Hill:
DOJ: JetBlue passenger held razor blade to woman's throat on flight  —  A Utah man was arrested after he held a razor blade to a woman's throat while on a JetBlue flight on Monday, according to the Justice Department.  —  A Wednesday release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Elon Musk and the Narcissism/Radicalization Maelstrom  —  It's a fascinating thing to watch far-right radicalization unfold in real time.  I've been watching the Elon Musk and Twitter drama with a mix of fascination and awe.  He bought Twitter as part of his romance with the “free speech"/anti-"cancel culture" right and Donald Trump.
Discussion: Althouse
Katy Stech Ferek / Wall Street Journal:
House Republicans' Slim Majority Creates Extra Challenges for Party Leaders  —  Each member will have more leverage to alter or block legislation; McCarthy highlights plans for investigations  —  WASHINGTON—Republicans won enough seats during midterm elections to capture a slim majority in the House …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
Backers of Farmworker Visa Overhaul Make Year-End Push for Immigrant Labor Deal
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Former surgeon general faces his wife's cancer — and the ‘Trump Effect’  —  Jerome Adams and his wife, Lacey, want to tell a personal story about melanoma and cancer prevention.  But it is hard to excise the stigma of serving under the former president.  —  Former surgeon general Jerome Adams …
Discussion: Raw Story, New York Post and The Hill
Abdujalil Abdurasulov / BBC:
Ukraine war: Facing a harsh winter on the front line  —  Ukraine's energy infrastructure has come under attack from Russia once again this week, leaving millions without power.  As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, there are fears Moscow - struggling to win the war it started - is “weaponising winter”.
Graham Gallagher / New Republic:
Elite Conservatives Have Taken an Awfully Weird Turn  —  An inkling of the Republican Party's shocking underperformance in the midterms could be seen in a literal, not figurative, crusade.  Allen West, former congressman and Texas Republican Party chairman, decided in September that the time was ripe …
Discussion: Raw Story and Digby's Hullabaloo
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Gone.  The Battle Over It Remains.  —  A pandemic-era program that sent monthly checks of up to $300 per child to most families drove down poverty rates.  Amid new research about its merits, some Democrats are vowing to bring it back.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Zion National Park:
Zion National Park rescues one person and responds to one fatality in the Narrows  —  Contact: Jonathan Shafer, (435) 772-0145  —  SPRINGDALE, Utah - On the morning of Wednesday, November 23, Zion National Park shuttle drivers reported that visitors had encountered an injured man and a non-responsive woman in the Narrows.
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Discussion: Nature
The Economist:
Why Republican donors on Wall Street are abandoning Donald Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Faye Brown / Sky News:
Rishi Sunak mulls crackdown on foreign students to reduce immigration
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