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10:05 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 …
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
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
Tony Czuczka / Bloomberg:
Biden to Speak on Economy on Tuesday With Fed Decision Looming
Discussion: The Hill
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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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.
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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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I support the BLM movement’
Charles Homans / New York Times:
To Paramilitary Groups, Rittenhouse Verdict Means Vindication
Discussion: RedState
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
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)
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.
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 …
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
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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Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
Greg Abbott holds 6-point lead over Beto O'Rourke, bigger edge in 3-way Texas governor's race
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Self-Pitying Jan. 6 Rioter-on-the-Run Sucks Up to Russia on State TV  —  Evan Neumann is filled with regret over his role in the insurrection, but is still backing Trump and cozying up to Putin: “I don't understand why Russia is our enemy.”  —  Evan Neumann of Mill Valley, California …
Discussion: Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and YouTube
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 …
Haaretz:
‘The Iran Deal Was a Mistake.  Withdrawing From It Was Even Worse’  —  Former Defense Minister Ya'alon says at Haaretz-UCLA Israeli National Security Conference that Trump and Netanyahu's attempt to collapse the nuclear deal was ‘the main mistake’ in Iran policy over past decade
 
 
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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
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
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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
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: Politico and Raw Story
 

 
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Yahoo debuts a revamped version of its free Yahoo News app, powered by Artifact's AI tech, after acquiring the Instagram co-founders' news app in April 2024

Michael Schaffer / Politico:
Sources say the publisher Little, Brown canceled prominent journalist Jason Zengerle's biography of Tucker Carlson, partly due to Carlson's mainstream absence

Andrew Deck / Nieman Lab:
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