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Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse  —  Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg will be added to a Facebook privacy lawsuit.
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Schiff ‘vehemently’ disagrees with Attorney General Garland's reluctance to pursue Trump  —  American judge and 86th United States Attorney General  —  In unusually pointed comments about a member of President Biden's Cabinet, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff says he …
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Wall Street Journal:
Jan. 6 Committee Set to Recommend Contempt Charge for Steve Bannon
Devan Cole / CNN:
Judge who's criticized Capitol insurrection to hear Trump's challenge to House subpoena of presidential records
Discussion: Raw Story and WSVN-TV
Washington Post:
Biden tells Democrats that package of up to $1.9 trillion should be new target of talks  —  The president met with key party members as they race to secure a pact.  —  President Biden told Democrats during a private meeting Tuesday that he believed they could secure a deal on a new tax …
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CNN:
Biden discusses $1.9 trillion top line for economic package and tells Democrats free community college is out  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden informed House progressives Tuesday afternoon that the final bill to expand the social safety net is expected to drop tuition-free community college …
Washington Post:
White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5-11  —  The White House on Wednesday announced its plan to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending the vaccine's approval by the Food and Drug Administration, which the Biden administration anticipates will happen within weeks.
Discussion: CNN and ABC7
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The White House:
FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Update on Operational Planning for COVID-⁠19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11
Discussion: Bloomberg
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:   Biden in Wonderland  —  No matter how strenuously it insists that down is up and up is down …
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Co-CEO Says He ‘Screwed Up’ When Defending Dave Chappelle Special  —  ‘I should have recognized the fact that a group of our employees was really hurting,’ Ted Sarandos says in interview  —  Netflix Inc. Co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos said he “screwed up” in his efforts to communicate …
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all city workers  —  All New York City municipal employees will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine under a new mandate announced by Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday.  —  The city workers — including firefighters and cops …
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Azi Paybarah / New York Times:
New York City will require all city employees to be vaccinated.
Discussion: Twitchy
Sam Janney / Twitchy:
Terry McAuliffe's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad campaign gets WORSE as he flips out during interview, scolds reporter and storms off (watch)  —  Terry McAuliffe's campaign seems to be in a world of hurt right now.  From his recent ad claiming NO NO, he really does think parents …
Discussion: WJLA-TV, HotAir, Townhall and Breitbart
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Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
White House Turns to Legally Dubious Tactics To Boost McAuliffe for Virginia Gov
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and RedState
Politico:
Why Biden's not doing interviews  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  President JOE BIDEN is not doing one-on-one interviews.  —  In the first nine months of his presidency, he has participated in just 10, none since Labor Day.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto tests positive for Covid-19  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has tested positive for Covid-19.  —  Cavuto, who has been public about his health challenges over the years, including a nearly 25-year journey with multiple sclerosis …
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Associated Press:
Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines
Discussion: Variety
Elena Kadvany / San Francisco Chronicle:
In-N-Out blasts S.F. over vaccine mandate shutdown: ‘We refuse to become the vaccination police’  —  Beloved California burger chain In-N-Out is firing back against San Francisco's vaccine mandate.  The company blasted the city after the Department of Public Health temporarily shut …
Quinnipiac University Poll:
78% Of Republicans Want To See Trump Run For President In 2024, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Americans Now Split On Border Wall As Opposition Softens  — mail_outline  —  Nearly one year after the 2020 presidential election, a majority of Americans (58 - 35 percent) …
New York Times:
Trump Organization, Already Under Indictment, Faces New Criminal Inquiry  —  The investigation, by the Westchester County district attorney's office, increases the legal scrutiny of the former president and his family business.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump's family business …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Tablet Magazine:
Lectures From Limousine Liberals  —  The same people who sat at home praising essential workers as heroes now repay them with exclusion and sneering condescension
Discussion: HotAir and Instapundit
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Border arrests have soared to highest levels since 1986, new CBP data shows  —  U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, and arrests by the Border Patrol soared to the highest levels since 1986 …
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Soldier with ‘Hitler mustache’ is first to be thrown out of military after Capitol riot charges  —  An Army reservist charged in the Justice Department's sweeping investigation of the U.S. Capitol riot was quietly demoted and discharged earlier this year, becoming the first known service member …
Discussion: Raw Story
Page Six:
Kanye West dons bizarre mask for second Michael Cohen meeting  —  Who was that masked man?  —  Kanye West was spotted meeting again with former Trump fixer Michael Cohen for coffee on the Upper East Side on Tuesday — but this time, West was wearing the same strange prosthetic mask he'd been seen wearing at JFK Airport a day earlier.
Kevin Duggan / AM New York:
SEE IT: Video shows maskless cops in Manhattan shove rider out of subway platform for asking them to cover faces  —  Two police shove a rider out the emergency exit at the 8th Street Station in Manhattan.  —  Instead of “serve” and “protect,” these cops shove and eject!
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Examiner:
COVID-19 is plummeting in Florida — DeSantis's critics hardest hit  —  Late this summer, COVID-19 finally took off in Florida and began ravaging its elderly population, courtesy of the delta variant.  Some people were very pleased about it.  —  Critics of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis were positively gleeful.
Discussion: Yahoo
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Jake Sullivan discussed Saudi-Israel normalization with MBS  —  White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised normalization with Israel during his recent meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, three U.S. and Arab sources tell Axios.
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
‘Coup memo’ think tank encouraging ‘secession-by-sheriff’ with latest project: report  —  A right-wing Claremont Institute is undermining law and order and encouraging secession one county at a time.  —  The think tank, where coup memo author John Eastman remains a member in good standing …
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Brazilian Leader Accused of Crimes Against Humanity in Pandemic Response  —  A report from lawmakers initially said Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with mass homicide and genocide, accusing him of letting Covid-19 spread in a failed bid for herd immunity.  —  BRASÍLIA, Brazil …
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Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair:
“Right Now, All I Want Is a Healthy Baby”: Former Congresswoman Katie Hill Is Ready for Her Next Chapter  —  Hill has been laying low since her congressional career blew up in scandal—now she's expecting her first child, and is plotting for the years ahead.
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Daily Mail:
REVEALED: Accused rapist who ‘attacked’ woman on SEPTA train in Philadelphia as passengers ‘filmed it’ is an illegal Congolese immigrant with prior convictions for sex abuse and drugs who should have been deported in 2015  — Alleged rapist Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been present in the US illegally since 2015
Discussion: Fox News and New York Post
Shea Johnson / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Embroiled in controversies, Michele Fiore announces run for governor  —  Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore said Tuesday she will seek the Republican nomination for governor, casting herself as a champion for conservative values amid a cascade of controversies that figure to be election cycle targets.
Discussion: Raw Story
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Said With a Straight Face That He Was a ‘Firm Believer’ in Time's Up  —  IS THAT A JOKE  —  In what can only be described as a death blow to irony, Jeffrey Epstein told Steve Bannon that he supported a charity dedicated to ending sexual harassment.
Washington Post:
Rep. Andy Harris, a doctor, says he's prescribed ivermectin as a covid-19 treatment  —  Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), a practicing anesthesiologist, said he has prescribed ivermectin, a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans, as a covid-19 treatment …
Discussion: WND
 
 
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
China's Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself
Associated Press:
Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children
Adam Sexton / WMUR:
Georgia lieutenant governor visits NH pitching idea of ‘GOP 2.0’ after fighting Trump on election results
New York Post:
The Post Says: Diss is what the Dems now are
Discussion: Power Line and Daily Pundit
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
SEC: GameStop Frenzy ‘Tested the Capacity and Resiliency’ of Stock Market
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A red state Democrat tries to talk sense to Joe Manchin
Financial Times:
Evergrande share trading halt pushes HKEX suspensions to record $61bn
 Earlier Items: 
Axios:
First look: Trump Republican comes to Rahm's defense
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School will be renamed. Which name is hotly debated.
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Never Trump ‘Red Dogs,’ Democrats' Litmus Tests Are Not About You
Ryan Hoffman / Omaha World-Herald:
Federal grand jury issues indictment for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
New York Times:
F.B.I. Raids Homes Linked to Russian Oligarch