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1:20 PM ET, November 26, 2014


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New York Times:
The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots  —  The St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who in August shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, would have generated widespread anger and disappointment in any case.
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Ferguson Fraud  —  The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said don't shoot, he would almost certainly be alive today.  His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri wouldn't have experienced multiple bouts of rioting …
Ed Driscoll:
New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson's Address  —  All the doxing that's fit to print.  —  “The Times “had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson's enemies to track him and his wife down at home,” John Nolte writes at Big Journalism …
Dan Good / ABC News:
Exclusive: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Tells George Stephanopoulos He's Having a Baby … Police Officer Darren Wilson, who has been in seclusion since the fatal shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, revealed to “Good Morning America” today that he and his new wife are expecting a baby.
David Edwards / Raw Story:
‘Fanciful and not credible’: CNN legal analyst destroys Darren Wilson's testimony
New York Times:
Amid Conflicting Accounts, Trusting Darren Wilson
Charles Roberts /
Watch: Darren Wilson Explains Why He Shot Michael Brown (Video)
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Holder: ‘Disappointed’ by Violence in Ferguson
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Nick Hanauer / Politico:
The Pitchforks Are Coming... For Us Plutocrats  —  To: My Fellow Zillionaires  —  You probably don't know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist.  I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
What's Next for the Democrats?  —  I was talking to Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, when Nick Hanauer approached.  “What did you call it again?”  Strickland asked Hanauer, a Seattle-based tech zillionaire who has become a celebrity on the left for his advocacy of wealth redistribution.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Veto threat derails Reid tax deal  —  The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an emerging deal that would restore several lapsed tax breaks, bringing into the open tensions between President Obama and the top Senate Democrat.  —  Jennifer Friedman, a White House spokeswoman …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Congressional Talks On Tax Breaks Stall As White House Threatens Veto
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Didn't Republicans See Obama's Immigration Move Coming?  —  Congress foiled by extremely predictable scheme.  —  Shares  —  One of the strangest things about the immigration debate is the fervent belief by conservatives that President Obama is motivated only by devious partisan considerations.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer: Dems erred with ObamaCare  —  Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday.  —  Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Admits: ‘I Just Took an Action to Change the Law’  —  The White House has argued that President Obama's executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law.  But in remarks in Chicago tonight, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Obama to immigration hecklers: ‘I just took an action to change the law’  —  Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he “just took an action to change the law.”
Discussion: Riehl World News
U.S. EPA: We need tougher ozone standards  —  For 44 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has defended the American people's right to breathe clean air by setting national air quality standards for common air pollutants.  —  Successful public health protection depends on the latest science.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
NBC News:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Stent Placed in Her Heart  —  Ginsburg, 81, said in a series of interviews this year that she has no plans to retire.
U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi  —  (Reuters) - U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Daily Kos
Associated Press:   Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned
Rachel Huggins / The Hill:
Obama fires back at hecklers: ‘Get the facts’  —  President Obama shot back at hecklers Tuesday who interrupted his speech in Chicago, insisting they “get the facts.”  —  Back in his hometown, Obama pitched his sweeping executive actions on immigraton to a pre-dominantly Polish-American crowd.
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Why amnesty will force layoffs  —  President Obama's amnesty for illegal immigrants will produce a disaster of unparalleled magnitude when the ObamaCare employer mandate kicks in.  —  Those granted amnesty will not be eligible for ObamaCare.  The amnesty will merely keep them safe from deportation; it won't make them legal.
Washington Post:
Ferguson violence broke the mold in three ways — one of which is just unfolding now  —  Even as the president, live from the White House, said “there is inevitably going to be some negative reaction, and it will make for good TV,” the news channels split their screens to show police shooting …
James Oliphant / National Journal:
Obama's Split-Screen Appeal Lost in Ferguson's Anger
Discussion: Washington Post, Time and The Dish
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Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting
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Two FBI agents shot during confrontation with murder suspect in north St. Louis County
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action
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James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi withdraws $55-million lawsuit against CBC
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Uber Said Poised to Raise Funds Showing $40 Billion Value
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