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1:50 PM ET, November 26, 2015


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Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Four new Laquan McDonald shooting videos raise more questions  —  Activists take to the streets in reaction to the release of a Chicago police dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by an officer in October 2014.  —  Newly released videos from four additional police vehicles …
Discussion: The Week, Raw Story, Mediaite and CNN
President Obama / Facebook:
Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.  This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who've suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor.
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The Chicago Protests Aren't Just About Laquan McDonald
Discussion: Fusion and BizPac Review
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Obama ‘deeply disturbed’ by McDonald shooting video
Discussion: Liberaland and news
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Trump blasted by New York Times after mocking reporter with disability  —  Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump is under fire for mocking a New York Times reporter with a congenital joint condition during a campaign rally in South Carolina this week, drawing a scornful rebuke …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
New York Times slams Trump's mocking of reporter as ‘outrageous’
Matt Latimer / Politico:
How to BE the Crazy Uncle This Thanksgiving  —  Every year at the holidays, millions of Americans partake in a whole parallel tradition: avoiding the “crazy uncle,” that one exhausting relative who treats every event as a chance to assault you with their fringe political ideas …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
America's higher education brought low  —  Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education.  People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not.
Scott W. Johnson / Weekly Standard:
The Threat from ‘Minnesota Men’  —  Where ISIS goes for American recruits.  —  If you get your news from the headlines, you can be excused for thinking that “Minnesota men” pose a special risk of taking up the terrorist jihad at home and abroad.  As the Wall Street Journal reported this past April …
Discussion: Power Line and Breitbart
Susan Berfield /
How Walmart Keeps an Eye on Its Massive Workforce … People take part in a protest for better wages outside a Walmart in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2013.  —  Photographer: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Michael Sasso / Bloomberg Business:
United Offers Pilots 13% Raise in Bid to Find Labor Peace  —  Initial boost said to be followed by two more annual increases  —  Accord awaits union leadership approval, rank-and-file vote  —  United Continental Holdings Inc., seeking labor peace five years after the airline's creation in a merger …
Discussion: Reuters and The Daily Caller
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall.  (There is no Plan B.)  —  When Donald Trump landed in Ohio this week, he got a taste of the meager Republican super PAC efforts aimed at him: a 47-second web video clipping together some of his most provocative comments and a small airplane trailing …
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
Why a Georgia sheriff posted this ‘politically incorrect’ welcome sign … Drive through western Georgia on State Route 116 and you might notice an unusual declaration on a welcome sign: Harris County is not politically correct.  —  The sign, which went up earlier this week …
Raw Story:
Georgia sheriff brags about ‘politically incorrect’ county with new sign: We say Merry Christmas
Al Baker / New York Times:
Heavy Police Presence Planned for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  —  As an expected three million spectators turn their eyes skyward on Thursday morning, police sharpshooters on rooftops will be peering down for any signs of trouble at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
David Brody  —  I'm in Iowa — the heartland of America.  Earlier today, I sat down with Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.  I asked him about same-sex marriage being so-called “settled law.”  He had some interesting things to say about the moral conflict many Christians face when the Bible commands …
Daily Mail:
Thugs hurling stones, cars set on fire and refugee children aged five escorted to school by POLICE: Inside the once tranquil Swedish village at war with migrants housed in emergency centre  — ‘We have highest tax rate in the county because we are paying for so many immigrants,’ says local councillor
Discussion: Vlad Tepes and Vox Popoli
Avi Selk / Irving Blog:
Armed mosque protesters publish Irving Muslims' home addresses  —  This group has posted the home addresses of dozens of Muslims and “sympathizers”.  (Avi Selk/TDMN)  —  By JULIE FANCHER and AVI SELK  —  Staff Writers  —  The organizer of a recent armed anti-Muslim protest …
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Texas gun nuts who terrorized mosque publish names and addresses of Muslim families
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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Roger Simon / Politico:
All hail Donald  —  Do not say you were not warned.  Der Donald has warned you.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
Daily Mail:
ISIS taunt America in new video urging them to ‘bring it on’ …
Daniel Wiser / Washington Free Beacon:
Islamic State Radicalizes ‘Thousands’ in United States
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Daily Kos
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
U.S. Announces Sanctions on 2 Accused of Dealings With Assad or ISIS
Michael W. McConnell / Politico:
Yes, we should consider refugees' religion
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Los Angeles Times:
Sanders pledge illustrates how plans to curtail mass incarceration fall short
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Chris Morran / Consumerist:
No, Target Is Not Giving You A 50% Off Everything Coupon For Liking A Page On Facebook
Discussion: WCMH-TV