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Washington Post:
House censures Rep. Gosar, ejects him from committees over video depicting slaying of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez  —  The House voted Wednesday to censure Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) for tweeting an anime video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging swords at President Biden …
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Jean Guerrero / Los Angeles Times:
Paul Gosar's anime video of killing AOC is not a joke.  It displays the new GOP's violent extremist turn  —  Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona has spent more than a week defending an anime video he tweeted that depicts him killing New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Politico:
GOP can't escape ‘self-inflicted injuries’ as they fight to reclaim House  —  House Republicans should be riding high: The majority is in their grasp and President Joe Biden's poll numbers are tanking.  —  Instead, they're getting in their own way, again.  —  Ahead of a vote …
Discussion: Forbes and Washington Examiner
New York Times:
House, Mostly Along Party Lines, Censures Gosar for Violent Video
Politico:
House votes to punish Gosar for video depicting killing of AOC
New York Times:
2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated Decades Later  —  The 1966 convictions of the men are expected to be thrown out after a lengthy investigation, validating long-held doubts about who killed the civil rights leader.  —  Follow our live coverage of reactions to the exonerations …
Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Rating agencies say Biden's spending plans will not add to inflationary pressure  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's infrastructure and social spending legislation will not add to inflationary pressures in the U.S. economy, economists and analysts in leading rating agencies told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:   Inflation is manageable. Inflation panic is out of control.
Timothy B Lee / Full Stack Economics:   No, the real inflation rate isn't 15 percent
Washington Post:
100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 12 months during the pandemic  —  The U.S. drug epidemic reached another terrible milestone Wednesday when the government announced that more than 100,000 people had died of overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021.
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Democrats Shouldn't Panic.  They Should Go Into Shock.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.  —  The rise of inflation, supply chain shortages, a surge in illegal border crossings, the persistence of Covid …
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Man who raped four teenagers gets no jail time, judge says: 'Incarceration isn't appropriate'  —  A New York man who pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse for assaulting four teenage girls during parties at his parents' home will not face jail time after a judge Tuesday sentenced him to eight years probation.
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
Bridget Read / The Cut:
What Happened at Carmine's  —  A confrontation between a host and dining patrons slid neatly into every outrage narrative of 2021.  Maybe a bit too neatly.  —  A few hours before his workplace went viral, Matt, a server at Carmine's on the Upper West Side, was sitting in a pre-shift meeting, taking notes on the dinner specials.
FOX13 News Memphis:
Rapper Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis, law enforcement sources confirm  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.  —  Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened …
Politico:
Where's Marty Walsh sleeping?  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice, Stephanie Murray and Rebecca Rainey.  —  Labor Secretary MARTY WALSH has not moved to Washington, D.C.
Mark Zandi / CNN:
Here's when high inflation will come to an end  —  Mark Zandi is chief economist of Moody's Analytics.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.  —  We can't catch a break.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, the United States has suffered hundreds …
Politico:
Sinema speaks up — and shakes off her critics  —  Watch the Senate floor enough and you'll notice Sen. Kyrsten Sinema regularly chatting with Mitch McConnell and his top deputy John Thune.  Republicans have even tried to recruit her to their conference, and throw the Senate to the GOP.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Allegations of bigotry and calls for impeachment rock College Democrats  —  The kids are not alright.  —  The College Democrats of America — the Democratic Party's national organization presiding over 500 chapters on campuses across the country — is in turmoil.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Wall Street Journal:
Catholic Bishops Drop Effort to Ban Communion for Politicians Who Support Abortion Rights  —  The vote was the culmination of a debate that has exposed deep ideological divisions between U.S. bishops and Rome  —  BALTIMORE—The Catholic bishops of the U.S. ended a nearly yearlong debate Wednesday …
Discussion: Washington Post, ABC News and Politico
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Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Conference of Catholic Bishops approves Communion document without singling out politicians who back abortion rights
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The Collapse of Kamala Harris  —  You hate to see it.  —  ast week, a poll by Suffolk University revealed that just 28 percent of American voters approve of the job Vice President Harris is doing.  That result is shocking . . . ly high.  —  That America's voters disdain Harris …
Eric Kleefeld / Media Matters for America:
The New York Times gets trees wrong — and just repeats the right-wing playbook against Build Back Better  —  The New York Times ran a piece Wednesday titled “From Electric Bikes to ‘Tree Equity,’ Biden's Social Policy Bill Funds Niche Items,” in which the paper simply rehashed …
Discussion: New York Times
Amanda Holpuch / New York Times:
Idaho Lawmaker Is Censured for Doxxing Intern Who Reported Rape  —  Priscilla Giddings, an Idaho state representative, shared a student intern's personal information after the teenager accused another lawmaker of rape.  —  An Idaho lawmaker who shared the personal information …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
DeSantis Spokesperson Blames Vaccine Passport on the Rothschilds … The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a forgery written by the czarist secret police more than a century ago, purporting to reveal a lurid international Jewish plot.  The Rothschild family played an outsize role in the imagined conspiracy …
Adam Clark Estes / Vox:
Facebook's freaky new glove  —  Reality Labs is working on clothing that helps you feel things in the metaverse.  —  On Tuesday afternoon, Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, made a supposedly exciting announcement: a glove.  But not just any glove.
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump-backed House candidate has history of conspiratorial tweets and defended anti-Semitic Twitter account  —  (CNN)John Gibbs, the former Trump administration official backed by the ex-President in his bid to unseat a Republican congressman who voted for impeachment, has a history …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Poll: Voters' doubts rising about Biden's health, mental fitness  —  Voters have increasing doubts about the health and mental fitness of President Joe Biden, the oldest man ever sworn into the White House, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.  —  Only 40 percent of voters surveyed agreed …
Jennifer Cohn / The Independent:
Steve Bannon isn't just a problem for America.  He is an international menace  —  Steve Bannon recently made headlines for defying a subpoena regarding the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.  But Bannon, who once said that his goal is to …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Russian entrepreneur drops suit against BuzzFeed over Steele dossier  —  A Russian internet entrepreneur has dropped a four-year legal battle against BuzzFeed over its publication of the so-called Steele dossier, a politically charged compendium produced during the 2016 presidential campaign …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Washington Post
Laura Collins / Daily Mail:
Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ only sharing the high-definition drone video footage (pictured) on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded  —  Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger played …
Christian Berthelsen / Bloomberg:
Miami Condo Collapse Victims Sue Next-Door Luxury Development  — Families of deceased say outsized project destabilized land  — Excavation, water damage corroded structural support of towers  —  The catastrophic structural failure that led to the collapse of the Champlain Towers …
Discussion: ABC News and Joe.My.God.
Wall Street Journal:
In Arbery Murder Trial, Defendant Travis McMichael Takes the Stand  —  Defendant tells jury his Georgia neighborhood had seen a rise in thefts  —  Travis McMichael, one of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, took the stand in his defense Wednesday, stating his neighborhood had seen …
Jack Elbaum / Foundation for Economic Education:
Exclusive: I Spotted Three of CNN's Most Well-Known Names at an Indoor Billy Joel Concert—Without Masks On  —  Earlier this month, Billy Joel finally returned to Madison Square Garden for his first show at the venue since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion: Red Voice Media
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley, A Capitol Riot ‘Flag-Bearer,’ Sentenced To Prison  —  Jacob Chansley, whom prosecutors called “the public face of the Capitol riot,” received one of the harshest sentences of any Jan. 6 defendant to date.  —  Jacob Chansley, the man federal prosecutors called …
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Stricter Gun Laws Less Popular in U.S.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' support for stricter gun control has fallen five percentage points to 52%, the lowest reading since 2014.  At the same time, 35% of U.S. adults think laws covering the sale of firearms should be kept as they are now and 11% favor less strict laws.
Discussion: National Review, Breitbart and TheBlaze
Dana Loesch / Dana Loesch's Chapter and Verse:
Kyle Rittenhouse Isn't a Villain and There Is Nothing Wrong with Open Carry  —  I've known David French for a few years and there are things we agree on and things we do not agree on and this is most definitely the latter.  I feel compelled to respond to this. … Open carry is “menacing?”
Discussion: Breitbart, The Dispatch and RedState
Lori Higgins / Chalkbeat Detroit:
Detroit school district moving to remote learning on Fridays in December as COVID cases rise  —  The Detroit school district is moving to remote instruction for three Fridays in December, a decision district officials attributed to concerns about mental health, COVID cases, and school cleanliness.
Discussion: HotAir and Twitchy
Rainesford Stauffer / InStyle:
Hallie Jackson Opens Up About Mental Health and Burnout in Her New Show  —  Here's why the political journalist felt too “ashamed” to go there sooner, and why now's the time for her to get real.  —  More  —  In a segment of Hallie Jackson's new show, Hallie Jackson Now …
 
 
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Catherine Wong / South China Morning Post:
China ‘open’ to idea of jointly releasing oil reserves with US
Discussion: Breitbart
Spectrum News 1 Charlotte:
Longtime eastern N.C. congressman to retire, sources say
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
A plurality of Republicans think they're more moderate than their party
Discussion: Politico
Santi Ruiz / Washington Free Beacon:
Conservative Cable Network Gets Behind Biden's FCC Nominee
Discussion: The Verge and RedState
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Republicans are becoming more diverse. That's a great thing.
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Grant Stern / Occupy Democrats:
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The right-wing culture war just got worse. Liberals need a better response.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Scott Bland / Politico:
Liberal ‘dark-money’ behemoth funneled more than $400M in 2020
Discussion: Just The News
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Scott Alexander / Astral Codex Ten:
Ivermectin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know  —  I know I'm two months late here.
Discussion: HotAir