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10:20 AM ET, November 21, 2021

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Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
AOC Fumes Over ‘Empty Promises’ Amid Gutted Spending Bill, Calls on WH to Bypass Congress: ‘Biden Could Do This Stuff With a Stroke of a Pen’  —  To hear Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tell it, Senate passage of the Build Back Better Act in something close to its current form is nothing short of a must.
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Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why Democrats' ‘Talking Points Are Not Enough’  —  The House progressive spoke about “demoralizing” congressional negotiations, how she was told to stay away from Virginia's elections, and what it means to excite the Democratic base.
Associated Press:
Rittenhouse lawyers' trial playbook: Don't ‘crusade,’ defend  —  (AP) - Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal …
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madison.com:
Kyle Rittenhouse verdict sends a chilling message to Wisconsin and the rest of the country
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Timothy Nerozzi / Washington Examiner:
State university offers race-segregated events after Rittenhouse trial, mistakenly saying Jacob Blake is dead
Discussion: RedState
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Marine Corps compliance with vaccine mandate on course to be military's worst  —  Up to 10,000 active-duty Marines will not be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus when their deadline arrives in coming days, a trajectory expected to yield the U.S. military's worst immunization rate.
Enes Kanter / Wall Street Journal:
Move the Olympics for Peng Shuai's Sake  —  The IOC shockingly echoes Beijing's rhetoric on the tennis star's disappearance.  —  Tennis champion Peng Shuai took to social media earlier this month to accuse a former top-ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party of sexually assaulting her.
Discussion: New York Times and Reuters
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The GOP Dark Money Group Giving Big to White Supremacists  —  Donors Trust raised $360 million last year.  They've been spreading around that money to white supremacist organizations, Jan. 6 organizers, conservative causes, and universities.  —  Efforts to overturn the election.  Jan. 6 organizers.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Carrie Levine / Center for Public Integrity:
Pro-Trump nonprofit gives millions to groups boosting his agenda  —  Dollars flowed to groups registering voters and pushing restrictive election laws.  —  A nonprofit closely tied to former President Donald Trump and his administration gave millions of dollars in 2020 to an array of conservative groups …
Sarah Fortinsky / CNN:
Jan. 6 committee member: Many of 200+ witnesses are ex-Trump admin staff who voluntarily came forward  —  Washington, DC (CNN)A member of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack told CNN Saturday many of the more than 200 witnesses they have interviewed are former officials …
Discussion: The Hill and Insider
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Billy House / Bloomberg:
Trump Says Former Trade Aide Navarro Must Defy House Covid Probe
Discussion: HuffPost, Insider and The Hill
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — 'She's F'ing Crazy': Trump Slams Pelosi over Iconic Finger Wagging Picture in Forthcoming Photo Book  —  Former President Donald Trump's forthcoming photo book will include the iconic photograph of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wagging her finger at him during a White House meeting …
Discussion: HuffPost
Wall Street Journal:
Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing  —  Asian output is coming back and some bottlenecks are clearing, but labor shortages could persist into next year  —  Global supply-chain woes are beginning to recede, but shipping, manufacturing and retail executives say that they don't expect …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Trump's Battle to Keep His Grip on His Party  —  If Donald Trump tries to run for president again, one of his former campaign advisers has a plan to dissuade him.  Anticipating that Trump may not know who Adlai Stevenson was or that he lost two straight presidential elections in the 1950s …
Discussion: Raw Story
KTVU-TV:
Looters and vandals strike San Francisco's Union Square  —  Video shows SFPD chasing down suspected Louis Vuitton robbery suspects  —  Raw video of eyewitnesses who saw the aftermath of the San Francisco Union Square Louis Vuitton store being ransacked.  Caution: Content has strong language and video may be disturbing to some.
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Rachel Swan / San Francisco Chronicle:   One garage. Two days. Nine break-ins. S.F.'s surge in burglaries is driving residents ‘hopping mad’
Brad Dress / The Hill:
Space Force general: 'We're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians' with hypersonic missiles  —  American hypersonic missile capabilities are “not as advanced” as those of China or Russia, Space Force General David Thompson said Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada …
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Plans to Stage Protest Outside Fox News Headquarters  —  ‘CONTROLLED OPPOSITION’  —  MyPillow CEO and 2020 dead-ender Mike Lindell has announced plans to organize a protest outside Fox News' New York City headquarters.  “We are going to do something out in front of Fox News …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
A MAGA squad of Trump loyalists sees its influence grow amid demands for political purity among Republicans  —  The show of force from Donald Trump's staunchest congressional allies began almost immediately after 13 House Republicans voted this month in favor of a massive infrastructure bill …
Jennifer Smith / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia cop who was fired for anonymously donating $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse's defense fund after being outed by hackers demands his job back from woke police chief as jury acquits on ALL counts  — Lt. William Kelly, 42, was fired by Norfolk Police Department in April this year
John Wright / Raw Story:
Proud Boy Capitol rioter wants charges dropped because he's ‘not unlike Kyle Rittenhouse’  —  An accused Capitol rioter and leader of the Proud Boys militia group is invoking Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's case in arguing that charges against him should be dropped.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Selina Cheng / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
Exclusive: Hong Kong public libraries purge 29 titles about the Tiananmen Massacre from the shelves  —  Hong Kong public libraries over the past 12 years have removed 29 out of 149 books about the Tiananmen Massacre from their shelves, a total of 263 individual copies, a review by HKFP has found.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
2024 Watch: Pence heading back to first presidential primary state  —  Your weekly look at the latest developments, buzz, and speculation in the next race for the White House  —  Mike Pence blasts Biden proposal to pay millions to migrant families separated at border
Discussion: New York Post and The Hill
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
China and Russia vow not to let West divide them  —  Chinese and Russian nuclear-capable bombers conducted a “joint patrol” over the Sea of Japan in a military gesture that dramatized Russian President Vladimir Putin's vow to remain unified with his communist neighbor.
CNN:
Acosta says this comment has put Tucker Carlson over the top  —  CNN's Jim Acosta criticizes Fox News' latest coverage of top headlines including the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the Astroworld tragedy in Houston and Vice President Kamala Harris, stating the network is churning out “lie after lie.”
 
 
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Katherine Shaver / Washington Post:
Single-family zoning preserves century-old segregation, planners say. A proposal to add density is dividing neighborhoods.
Ben Gingell / The American Conservative:
Antifa and its Origins  —  In his latest, Paul Gottfried explains how “fascism” …
Nicholas Fondacaro / Newsbusters:
Itching for Defamation Suit: Cuomo Smears Rittenhouse as Out to Kill
Discussion: Townhall
Ellen Uchimiya / CBS News:
Biden is the first president to turn 79 while in office
Discussion: RedState
Kansas City Star:
Judge announces verdict in Kansas City police shooting trial
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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