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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Will Tap Jerome Powell for New Term as Fed Chairman  —  Reappointment signals continuity in economic policy with central bank leader who remains popular among lawmakers in both parties  —  President Biden is set to nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to a second term leading …
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Jeanna Smialek / New York Times:
President Biden will keep Jerome Powell as Fed chair, resisting political pressure for a shake-up.  —  President Biden will renominate Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, to another four-year term — ensuring policy continuity at a moment of rapid inflation and vast economic uncertainty …
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
Biden to nominate Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair, signaling continuity amid heavy economic headwinds  —  The president also will nominate Lael Brainard, the Fed's only Democrat, to become the central bank's vice chair  —  President Biden will nominate Jerome H. Powell to lead …
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Nears Endgame on Fed Chair Decision  —  Choice between Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard reflects desire for policy continuity  —  President Biden faces one of the most important economic policy decisions of his presidency, which is expected this week, when deciding who should lead …
Tony Czuczka / Bloomberg:
Biden to Speak on Economy on Tuesday With Fed Decision Looming
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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
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.
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Washington Post:
5 dead, more than 40 injured after SUV plows into crowd at Christmas parade in Wisconsin  —  Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured after a driver in an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday evening, officials said — a violent end to the otherwise festive scene …
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.
Discussion: Althouse
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Charles Homans / New York Times:
To Paramilitary Groups, Rittenhouse Verdict Means Vindication
Discussion: RedState
Eoin Higgins / The Flashpoint:
Company Man: The Data Behind Glenn Greenwald's Twitter Loyalty to Fox News  —  He's hardly tweeted a critical word about the network since April 2020  —  Conservative provocateur Glenn Greenwald takes pride in his consistency and principles—especially when it comes to taking the media to task.
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
Bezos and Obama's Surprise $100 Million Marriage  —  A nine-figure gift from Jeff Bezos to the Obama Foundation, midwifed by Jay Carney, marks another evolution in Bezos' remarkable career as the Amazon founder seeks new causes (and friends) in politics and philanthropy.  —  Jason Armond via Getty Images)
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Biden's Big Squeeze … It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that the fate of American democracy may hinge on President Joe Biden's success.  If his approval rating sinks too far below 50 percent, it becomes more likely than not that the next election will reinstall into power his exiled predecessor …
Discussion: Politico
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate's Jan. 6 ethics probe into Cruz, Hawley drags on  —  House Democrats swiftly moved to punish Paul Gosar within days of his violent social media post.  The Senate's investigation into two Republicans who challenged the 2020 election is a much different matter.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Rep. Welch announces Democratic bid for seat of retiring Sen. Leahy of Vermont  —  Rep. Peter Welch (D), Vermont's sole House member, said Monday that he is moving forward with a widely expected bid to succeed Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), who announced last week that he would not seek a ninth term next year.
CBS News:
European thinktank adds U.S. to list of “backsliding” democracies for 1st time  —  Stockholm — The United States has joined an annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time, the International IDEA think-tank said on Monday, pointing to a “visible deterioration” that it said began in 2019.
Discussion: Raw Story, Al Jazeera and Japan Times
Rachel Roubein / Washington Post:
How much to cut hospital payments is another Build Back Better battle  —  Hellooo, and welcome to Thanksgiving week, where your Health 202 host is hosting dinner for the first time. … Below, many Marines aren't complying with the vaccination mandate and new covid-19 treatments can't alone end the pandemic.
Washington Post:
N.Y. prosecutors set sights on new Trump target: Widely different valuations on the same properties  —  The Trump Organization owns an office building at 40 Wall Street in Manhattan.  In 2012, when the company was listing its assets for potential lenders, it said the building was worth $527 million …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Sarah Salem / Washington Post:
Voting machines are a casualty of unnecessary election audits  —  Welcome to The Cybersecurity 202!  We're starting the week off strong because Sagittarius season starts today!  —  Below: The FBI is investigating a possible election office security breach, and Iranian hackers compromised …
Annie Vainshtein / San Francisco Chronicle:
‘People are freaking out’: From martial arts to high-end locks, S.F. residents are investing in self-protection  —  On a recent foggy night in San Francisco's Richmond District, a group of about a dozen people bent their knees and prepared their fists to assume a fighting pose.
Discussion: Breitbart
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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
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
White House doctor is hiding Joe Biden's brain drain  —  President Biden went for a colonoscopy Friday and his doctor pronounced his brain is fine.  —  So now he and his inner sanctum have let it be known he plans to run again in 2024, when he would be 82.  —  No one really believes any of it.
Discussion: Insider and Power Line
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
How to be an anti-racist  —  Diversity training doesn't work — here's some stuff that does  —  Stanford political scientist Hakeem Jefferson remarked the other day that “what's so wild to me about all of these arguments for ‘popularism’ is that popularists never seem to entertain the idea …
Meghan Bartels / Space.com:
NASA's DART mission will move an asteroid and change our relationship with the solar system  —  The dinosaurs didn't have a space agency; maybe if they did they'd still be here, would-be planetary defenders sometimes quip about their quest to avoid an asteroid impact.
Sacramento Bee:
Equal opportunity extremism: How women seized the moment in California's far-right radical politics  —  Extremism in California: A McClatchy Investigation  —  For much of the past two years in California, extremists have swarmed protests and local board meetings with a toxic mix of conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric.
New York Times:
As Hopes for Nuclear Deal Fade, Iran Rebuilds and Risks Grow  —  With Iran's new administration preparing for its first international nuclear negotiations, there are signs that there will be no going back to the 2015 agreement.  —  WASHINGTON — Over the past 20 months …
 
 
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Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Self-Pitying Jan. 6 Rioter-on-the-Run Sucks Up to Russia on State TV
Discussion: Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and YouTube
Haaretz:
‘The Iran Deal Was a Mistake. Withdrawing From It Was Even Worse’
Robert Tracinski / Quillette:
The Enemy of My Enemy  —  During a recent conference of nationalist conservatives …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Rep. Jeffries demands filibuster reform to pass voting rights bill
CNN:
Ann Arbor becomes first US city to require free menstrual products in public restrooms
 Earlier Items: 
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
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Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Disney “pauses” vaccine mandate in Florida
Politico:
‘No ground for cockiness’: Tough love for U.S. at pro-democracy conference
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
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Fueled by Trump-inspired grievance, attempts to terrorize public officials escalate
Discussion: Raw Story