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3:15 PM ET, November 22, 2021

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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 …
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Washington Free Beacon:
Man Plows SUV Through Wisconsin Christmas Parade  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) — Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, plowing into dozens of people, including young children.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
A car plowed through the Waukesha Christmas Parade and people are injured, according to witness
ABC News:
5 dead, over 40 injured after car plows into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
As two Fox contributors quit over Tucker Carlson, an alarming truth is revealed  —  It is fitting that two Fox News contributors have severed their ties with the network over Tucker Carlson's glorification of Jan. 6 at exactly the moment when more than 150 scholars are sounding a loud, clanging alarm about the future of our democracy.
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
Two Fox News commentators resign over Tucker Carlson series on the Jan. 6 siege
Discussion: Mediaite
The Dispatch:
Why We Are Leaving Fox News
New America:   Statement in Support of the Freedom to Vote Act
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Two Fox News Contributors Quit in Protest of Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 Special
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)
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Kate Scanlon / Washington Examiner:
Sean Parnell loses legal custody of his children after domestic abuse allegations
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
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.
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Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
U.S. listed as a ‘backsliding’ democracy for first time in report by European think tank  —  The United States for the first time was added to a list of “backsliding democracies” in a report released Monday by the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Man charged with carrying loaded firearm to the Capitol on Jan. 6  —  An Indiana man charged with carrying a loaded firearm to the Capitol on Jan. 6 told investigators that if he had found Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “you'd be here for another reason,” according to court documents posted over the weekend.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
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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
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.
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 …
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: Insider and Balloon Juice
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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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Targeted by Georgia GOP, McBath switching to safe Democratic district  —  U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath will run for Congress in a neighboring suburban district after Republicans redrew her congressional seat to be a conservative bastion, a move that will set up a potential showdown …
Haisten Willis / Washington Examiner:
White House announces $1.5 billion to expand healthcare access in ‘underserved’ areas  —  The White House has announced a $1.5 billion initiative designed to shore up healthcare access in rural or otherwise underserved areas and help diversify the nation's healthcare workforce.
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Rebecca Rainey / Politico:
White House: About 95 percent of federal workers have complied with vaccine mandate
Discussion: Townhall and Political Wire
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Neither party's top 2024 candidate can admit he might not run  —  President Biden keeps saying he will run for reelection in 2024.  Disgraced former president Donald Trump wants everyone to know he is leaning toward a run.  ("I am certainly thinking about it and we'll see," Trump said in a recent interview.
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Michael Cohen ends prison term after Trump-related crimes  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over as he took another swipe …
Discussion: CNBC and CBS New York
Matt Reynolds / ABA Journal:
Lawyers call on members of the profession to defend voting rights  —  In late August, Marc Elias, a prominent lawyer on the left fighting against changes to voting laws, announced he was leaving legal giant Perkins Coie and would bring 10 of the firm's partners and three of its counsel with him.
Brad Polumbo / Washington Examiner:
TikTok censored me for defending Kyle Rittenhouse  —  Last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a jury found 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty in a now-infamous self-defense/homicide trial.  Yet even though the full procedures of our criminal justice system have vindicated Rittenhouse's shooting …
Discussion: Page Array and Instapundit
 
 
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BBC:
Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women in TV dramas
Reuters:
Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders China does not seek ‘hegemony’
Discussion: HotAir and Bloomberg
Andrea Hsu / NPR:
Companies are telling unvaccinated workers to pay more for health insurance
Rachel Maddow / MSNBC:
Biden surprises with USPS board shake-up; key DeJoy allies to be replaced
Bloomberg:
U.S. Poised to Release Oil From Reserve Along With Other Nations
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Fauci warns about ‘prematurely’ dropping mask mandates as DC lifts requirement
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
Man Who Threatened Democrats Online Could Face Years in Prison
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR:
In a first test of its planetary defense efforts, NASA's going to shove an asteroid
Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Self-Pitying Jan. 6 Rioter-on-the-Run Sucks Up to Russia on State TV
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Raw Story and YouTube
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Rep. Welch announces Democratic bid for seat of retiring Sen. Leahy of Vermont
Discussion: Fox News, Joe.My.God. and Politico
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate's Jan. 6 ethics probe into Cruz, Hawley drags on
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
White House doctor is hiding Joe Biden's brain drain
Discussion: Power Line and Insider
Sacramento Bee:
Equal opportunity extremism: How women seized the moment in California's far-right radical politics
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Post:
Armed father-daughter duo march alongside anti-Rittenhouse protesters — to protect them
Discussion: Fox News and Althouse
 

 
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