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New York Times:
Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says  —  The firefight that left six people dead is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiments, an official said.  —  RIGHT NOW Investigators are focusing on the shooters' motives.
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New York Times:
Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuses  —  The president's order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to sign an executive order …
New York Times:
3 Crime Scenes and 6 Dead: Rampage Stuns Jersey City  —  The violence ended at a kosher market where three bystanders were slain.  The mayor said the shooters had “targeted the location.”  —  The shooting began outside a cemetery in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday when a 40-year-old detective tried …
Associated Press:
Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market  —  JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey city said Wednesday it's “clear” that gunmen targeted a kosher market during a furious shooting that killed six people and raised questions about whether anti-Semitism was involved.
Melissa Weiss / Jewish Insider:
A first look at the language of Trump's executive order on antisemitism  —  Jewish Insider has obtained a draft of the executive order that President Donald Trump will sign this afternoon at the White House.  —  As first reported by The New York Times on Tuesday, the order formally calls …
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:   Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Jewish Students from Discrimination
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
IG Horowitz rips ‘failure’ of entire ‘chain of command’ in FBI's Trump-Russia probe  —  Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday decried what he called “failure” by the entire “chain of command” involved in the FBI's initial Trump-Russia investigation …
Discussion: Associated Press and Breitbart
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
William Barr's deceptions are more dangerous than you think.  Here's the latest.  —  President Trump is openly telegraphing that he fully expects his attorney general to validate one of his biggest lies: that the real crime in 2016 wasn't Russia's sabotaging of our election but rather the decision by law enforcement to investigate it.
Discussion: Raw Story, CNN and YouTube
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Ex-Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Warns William Barr Will Try To Interfere In 2020 Election
Discussion: Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:   The IG, Nunes and Schiff
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:   Trump Goes Off on IG Report at Rally: ‘Scum’ at the FBI ‘Destroyed the Lives of People!’
David French / TIME:   The Inspector General's FBI Report Should Disturb Republicans and Democrats Alike
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden's top advisers and prominent Democrats outside the Biden campaign have recently revived a long-running debate whether Biden should publicly pledge to serve only one term, with Biden himself signaling …
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year  —  The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden is Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.  —  Greta Thunberg, the soft-spoken Swedish teen who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism …
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Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
TIME Set to Name Whistleblower, Impeachment Witnesses ‘Person of the Year’
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Why Democrats sidelined Mueller in impeachment articles  —  On Dec. 2, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on a trip to a climate change conference in Spain, she held a conference call with about a dozen of the most vulnerable Democrats who delivered her the House.  —  Their message to Pelosi …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Impeachment is a ‘pattern and practice’ case
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Anthony Brooks / WBUR:
WBUR Poll: Buttigieg, Biden Top N.H. Primary Race, While Warren's Support Slips  —  Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and former Vice President Joe Biden are leading the crowded Democratic presidential primary race in New Hampshire, according to a new WBUR poll.
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QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips …
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security  —  The network's furthering of lies from foreign adversaries and flagrant disregard for the truth have gotten downright dangerous.  —  Monday's split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson accused of hiding in fridge in order to avoid interview with Piers Morgan  —  LONDON — On the final day of election campaigning in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of hiding in a refrigerator in an attempt to dodge an interview with TV anchor Piers Morgan.
Discussion: Contemptor and Deseret News
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
What Pete Buttigieg Says He Did at McKinsey  —  Last month, a source emailed a colleague of mine with a complicated theory that, the source claimed, proved Pete Buttigieg had been in the CIA.  “The American people have the right to know if he was ever an agent or officer,” the person wrote …
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Adam Carlson / People.com:
Michelle Obama Talks Bond with George W. Bush After Controversy Over Him Sitting with Ellen: ‘Our Values Are the Same’  —  “We disagree on policy, but we don't disagree on humanity,” Obama said of Bush, to whom she's grown closer over the years  —  Twitter controversies aside …
Discussion: UPI and Page Six
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Carly Stern / Daily Mail:
‘Our values are the same’: Michelle Obama defends her friendship with George W. Bush …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Thanos Creator Feels “Violated” After Trump Campaign's ‘Avengers’ Ad  —  “These are sad and strange times we are going through,” says Jim Starlin of the video that replaces the ‘Endgame’ villain with the president.  —  In the climax of Avengers: Endgame, the chief villain Thanos utters the now-famous line …
Politico:
United Kingdom — 2019 general election  —  The U.K. goes to the polls on December 12 to elect a new parliament.  Here's the latest polling data and projections from POLITICO Poll of Polls.
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Ryan Heath / Politico:   Is Boris good for America?  —  The biggest story in politics …
The Daily Beast:
Pro-Trump Network OAN Tried to Get This Ukrainian Millionaire a Visa Before His Arrest  —  The Trumpiest of TV channels tried to bring a peddler of Biden dirt to America.  The Ukrainian went to jail instead.  —  Before catching the eye of German law enforcement, former Ukrainian parliamentarian …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling  —  Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass legislation meant to prevent Russia and other countries from interfering in elections.  —  Crapo's move came after Sen. Chris Van Hollen …
New York Times:
Trump Pays $2 Million to 8 Charities for Misuse of Foundation  —  Under a settlement, the president admitted he had used his charity to bolster his campaign and settle business debts.  —  President Trump has paid $2 million to eight charities as part of a settlement in which the president admitted …
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
ProPublica:
Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep  —  During a summer 2019 hunting trip, Donald Trump Jr. killed a rare argali sheep.  The Mongolian government issued him a hunting permit retroactively and he met with the country's president.
Discussion: VICE
Cory Turner / NPR:
Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  These borrowers — more than 200,000 of them — say some for-profit colleges lied to them about their job prospects and the transferability of credits.
Discussion: The Hill
The Week:
Mr X: mystery tycoon accused of rape and sexual assault  —  One of Britain's wealthiest men is being investigated by police over former employee's allegations  —  Police have launched an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault against a multimillionaire tycoon who can be referred to only as Mr X.
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry  —  A JPMorgan employee and a customer secretly recorded their conversations with bank employees.  —  Jimmy Kennedy earned $13 million during his nine-year career as a player in the National Football League.
Discussion: New York Post
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Buttigieg Denies Youthful Indiscretion of Cutting Private Insurance Costs  —  Last night, Pete Buttigieg appeared on Rachel Maddow's program to deny what, incredibly, has become for the moment the most incendiary charge against his candidacy: As a young McKinsey employee …
Art Cullen / The Storm Lake Times:
Warren the best choice from a great field  —  Elizabeth Warren spoke volumes to us when she launched her Presidential campaign in January with a swing through Council Bluffs, Sioux City and Storm Lake in Northwest Iowa, the most conservative and rural part of the state, planting her flag and declaring that nobody will be left behind.
 
 
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