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2:20 AM ET, November 22, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Two Fox News Contributors Quit in Protest of Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 Special  —  Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they've had enough.  —  The trailer for Tucker Carlson's special about the Jan. 6 mob at the Capitol landed online …
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The Dispatch:
Why We Are Leaving Fox News  —  A brief explanation.  —  We joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009.  Combined, that's more than 20 years of experience, relationships, and friendships.  For most of that time, we were proud to be associated with the network, if not necessarily with every program …
Discussion: NPR, Deadline and Page Array
Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
Leaked Texts: Jan. 6 Organizers Say They Were ‘Following POTUS’ Lead'  —  Rally planners coordinated closely with the White House before Jan. 6 and readied a dinner party while the Capitol was under siege, according to leaked group text messages obtained by Rolling Stone
Discussion: emptywheel and Raw Story
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I support the BLM movement’  —  Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted of murder last week after shooting and killing two people in Kenosha, Wis., during civil unrest there last year, said he supports the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.  —  “I'm not a racist person.
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Charles Homans / New York Times:
To Paramilitary Groups, Rittenhouse Verdict Means Vindication  —  His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.  —  On Friday, as Kyle Rittenhouse stood in a courtroom in Kenosha, Wis., awaiting the verdict in his trial …
Discussion: RedState
New York Post:
Armed father-daughter duo march alongside anti-Rittenhouse protesters — to protect them  —  KENOSHA, WI — Protesters upset over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse marched in Kenosha on Sunday — in the presence of a Second Amendment-supporting father-daughter duo armed with AR-15s they said were to protect the demonstrators.
Global Times:
Rittenhouse case ‘exposes illness of US political system’
Discussion: Instapundit
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
A car plowed through the Waukesha Christmas Parade and people are injured, according to witness  —  Christopher Kuhagen Mary Spicuzza Molly BeckMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  WAUKESHA - A car plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade Sunday evening, leaving multiple people injured, according to witnesses on scene.
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian:
Republicans' vilification of Trump critics is ‘ruining’ the US, says governor  —  New Hampshire's Chris Sununu tells CNN House Republicans ‘have their priorities screwed up’  —  The Republican party's vilification of members of Congress who have criticized Donald Trump or supported bipartisan legislation is …
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Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Biden tries to calm nerves about 2024
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans define themselves by misogyny and violence
Discussion: Insider
Natasha Anderson / Daily Mail:
Gang of EIGHTY crowbar-wielding looters in ski masks ransack California Nordstrom and fill 25 cars with designer goods in raid lasting less than one minute  — Approximately 80 thieves wearing ski masks stormed the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek, California around 9pm Saturday night
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Annie Vainshtein / San Francisco Chronicle:
‘People are freaking out’: From martial arts to high-end locks, S.F. residents are investing in self-protection
Discussion: Breitbart
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
SHOCK POLL: Matthew McConaughey Tops Texas Gov. Greg Abbott By 8 in Head-to-Head Matchup, Clobbers Beto Nearly 2-to-1  —  Matthew McConaghey's chances of becoming Texas governor are looking alright, alright, alright according to a shocking new major poll.  —  According to a survey released …
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New York Times:
G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden's Agenda  —  The two Democratic senators are attracting campaign contributions from business interests and conservatives as progressives fume over their efforts to pare back the president's domestic policy bill.
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Mark Phillips / KNXV:
VIDEO: Senator Kyrsten Sinema sits down with ABC15
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Hill
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Another voter fraud accusation blows up in Republicans' faces  —  Washington (CNN)The mysterious case of Rosemarie Hartle's vote in the last presidential election, three years after her death, was trumpeted in November 2020 by the Nevada Republican Party and various prominent conservatives.
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Washington Post:
Facebook's race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show … Last year, researchers at Facebook showed executives an example of the kind of hate speech circulating on the social network: an actual post featuring an image of four female Democratic lawmakers …
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
Chinese hypersonic weapon fired missile over South China Sea  —  Pentagon struggles to understand how Beijing mastered technology that tests constraints of physics  —  China's hypersonic weapon test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached …
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Appears in Beijing Amid Assault Claim  —  Takes part in video meeting with International Olympic Committee president hours after footage shows her attending tennis tournament  —  HONG KONG—Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai took part in a video meeting …
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Emma Colton / Fox News:
Blackburn says it's ‘unsafe’ for US athletes to go to Beijing Olympics: ‘Disappear you’
Discussion: NPR, Bloomberg and Politico
CNN:
Ann Arbor becomes first US city to require free menstrual products in public restrooms  —  (CNN)Ann Arbor, Michigan, will soon require menstrual products in public restrooms, as it sets to enact legislation national advocates say is a first.  —  The city council unanimously voted to pass …
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge News:
Hunter Biden's Private Equity Firm Facilitated $3.8 Billion Chinese Purchase Of American-Owned Cobalt Mine  —  An investment firm founded by Hunter Biden facilitated a $3.8 billion purchase of an American-owned cobalt mine by a Chinese conglomerate, placing a key resource used in the manufacture …
Tony Czuczka / Bloomberg:
Biden to Speak on Economy on Tuesday With Fed Decision Looming  — President to make remarks on economy and lowering prices  — White House has said Fed pick to be unveiled pre-Thanksgiving  —  President Joe Biden will give a speech on the economy and combating inflation on Tuesday …
Discussion: The Hill
Stephen Fowler / NPR:
As Georgia grows more Democratic, its members of Congress will not  —  ATLANTA — Republicans in Georgia are set to approve a new congressional map that adds to their representation in the U.S. House even as they voted to trim their own majority in the state legislature.
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Rep. Jeffries demands filibuster reform to pass voting rights bill  —  Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) told “Axios on HBO” that the “integrity of our democracy” is at stake without federal voting rights legislation, and the Senate must seriously consider filibuster reform if it can't get 60 votes to pass it next year.
Robert Tracinski / Quillette:
The Enemy of My Enemy  —  During a recent conference of nationalist conservatives—a faction attempting to bring intellectual substance and coherence to the political phenomenon of Trumpism—one of the movement's leading figures, Yoram Hazony, proposed “a new deal between national conservatives …
CBS News:
Rising prices take toll on Americans' wallets — and Biden's numbers — CBS News Poll  —  This year may have seen unemployment drop, stocks rise, and continued — albeit slowing — growth, but those are all big-picture, “macro” numbers for the U.S. economy.  On the ground, for Americans staring …
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Alicia A. Caldwell / Wall Street Journal:   Think Gas Prices Are Too High? In This California County, a Gallon Costs $6
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Disney “pauses” vaccine mandate in Florida  —  The empire of the mouse may still want its workers to dress up in silly costumes every day but, at least for now, they won't have to provide proof of COVID vaccination to keep their jobs at Disney World in Florida.
 
 
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Annabelle Timsit / Washington Post:
More Americans say they're not planning to have a child, new poll says, as U.S. birthrate declines
Harry Enten / CNN:
Why Republicans are favored to take back the Senate
Politico:
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Kana Ruhalter / The Daily Beast:
Trump ‘Fixer’ Michael Cohen Is About to Be a Free Man
Discussion: Bloomberg and Political Wire
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
Afghanistan's Opium Business Cranks Up as the Taliban Look the Other Way
David French / The Dispatch:
The Moral Collapse of America's Largest Christian University
CBS News:
Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on “Face the Nation”, November 21, 2021
Discussion: Insider
Tsvetelia Tsolova / Reuters:
Bulgarian President Radev set to win second term on anti-corruption ticket
 Earlier Items: 
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Fueled by Trump-inspired grievance, attempts to terrorize public officials escalate
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Discharge of Felon's Gun Prompts Panic at Atlanta Airport
Anthony L. Fisher / Insider:
Parents of kids that couldn't go to school for a year and a half are mad as hell. That's a problem for Democrats.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
As Gerrymanders Get Worse, Legal Options to Overturn Them Dwindle
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Wall Street Journal:
Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — 'She's F'ing Crazy': Trump Slams Pelosi over Iconic Finger Wagging Picture in Forthcoming Photo Book
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why Democrats' ‘Talking Points Are Not Enough’
 

 
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