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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 …
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New York Times:
Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic and Anti-Police Posts, Official Says  —  The morning after a firefight left six people dead, the mayor said camera footage indicated a kosher market had been deliberately chosen.  —  RIGHT NOW Jersey City's mayor says camera footage suggests …
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.
Discussion: New York Post and CBS New York
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Jewish Students from Discrimination
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  —  The argument from critics of a “narrow” impeachment ignores two critical considerations.  First, these focused articles on Ukraine conduct and obstruction of the investigation were the ones able to get across-the-board support in the Democratic conference.
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Your guide to the most fateful 8 days of 2019
Discussion: Washington Post
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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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg releases names of consulting clients  —  Pete Buttigieg released a list of nine clients, including corporations and government agencies, he worked for during his tenure at McKinsey and Company, as his campaign tries to suppress attacks on his brief business record.
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
Why McKinsey became a problem for Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: Mic
New York Times:
How Pete Buttigieg Spent His McKinsey Days: Blue Cross, Best Buy, U.S. Agencies
Discussion: Common Dreams and CNN
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips, While Biden And Sanders Gain In Primary, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Slightly More Than Half Of Voters Say Don't Impeach Trump  —  In the Democratic primary race for president, former Vice President Joe Biden …
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Anthony Brooks / WBUR:
WBUR Poll: Buttigieg, Biden Top N.H. Primary Race, While Warren's Support Slips
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Greta Thunberg named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Trump Goes Off on IG Report at Rally: ‘Scum’ at the FBI Destroyed People's Lives!  —  President Donald Trump unloaded on “scum” at the FBI at his rally in Pennsylvania tonight, following yesterday's IG report from DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz.  —  Horowitz's report concluded …
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is looking to survive impeachment the same way he built his powerful presidency — by assaulting facts and seeking to expand the limitations of the office he is accused of abusing.  —  On the day that Democrats proposed …
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Jonathan Bernstein / Yahoo Finance:   Pelosi's Impeachment Plan Isn't Set in Stone Yet
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall  —  A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration's plan to pay for border barrier construction with $3.6 billion in military funds, ruling that the administration does …
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Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Judge blocks Trump from using billions in Pentagon funds to build border wall
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 …
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 …
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Liberal Democrat leader stands by promise to cancel Brexit
Washington Post:
‘We ate their lunch’: Democrats claim legislative victories with dealmaker Trump  —  President Trump's top trade official clashed with an influential Republican senator during a conference call Tuesday morning as some GOP discontent and resignation about the revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico began to grow.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Yahoo News:
FBI warned six months ago about loophole Pensacola shooter used to obtain a gun  —  WASHINGTON — More than six months before the Dec. 6 shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., where a Saudi gunman used a weapon obtained using a hunting license exemption, the FBI issued a report warning about precisely this loophole.
Discussion: Townhall, New York Times and Breitbart
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Reuters:   U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Claims He's Heard FBI ‘Lovers’ Had a ‘Restraining Order,’ Admits He Has No Evidence  —  The president tosses out the baseless claim to supporters before admitting he doesn't “know if it's true.”  But “it could be true,” he insists.  —  Not long after Donald Trump took to the stage …
Discussion: Fox News, CNBC, CNN and HuffPost
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: Axios
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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 …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists  —  For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Lee Moran / HuffPost:
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Marianne Williamson's Vaccine ‘Adviser’ Is an Anti-Vaxx Lawyer
Discussion: Slate
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP
Discussion: The Hill
Carly Stern / Daily Mail:
‘Our values are the same’: Michelle Obama defends her friendship with George W. Bush …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
NBC News:
Pentagon IG opens review into troop deployment at U.S.-Mexico border
Discussion: Law & Crime, ABC News and Axios
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled
Discussion: Raw Story
Mediaite:
Megan Rapinoe Calls Out Sports Illustrated's Lack of Diversity in Sportsperson of the Year Award Speech
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy