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4:30 PM ET, November 22, 2021

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Darrell Brooks is the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident.  The Milwaukee man has been charged with crimes 16 times since 1999  —  Ashley Luthern Daniel Bice Molly Beck Elliot HughesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  The driver suspected of plowing through the Waukesha holiday parade Sunday …
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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 …
Jessica McBride / Heavy.com:
Darrell Brooks Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  —  Darrell Brooks Jr. is a Milwaukee man who was taken into custody in connection with the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy in Wisconsin on November 21, 2021, according to police.  At least five people were killed and 48 were injured.
ABC News:
5 dead, over 40 injured after car plows into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade
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Politico:
Parnell suspends Pennsylvania Senate campaign  —  Pennsylvania Republican Sean Parnell is suspending his campaign for Senate after losing a fight for custody of his children Monday to his estranged wife, who had accused him of abuse in court testimony.  —  Parnell had been endorsed in the race …
Kate Scanlon / Washington Examiner:   Sean Parnell loses legal custody of his children after domestic abuse allegations
Washington Post:
Sean Parnell ends Pennsylvania Senate campaign after wife granted sole legal custody of their children
Discussion: Associated Press
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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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:   Bret Baier and Chris Wallace Reportedly Protested to Fox News Leadership About Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge
The Dispatch:
Why We Are Leaving Fox News
Politico:   POLITICO Playbook: The case for why Biden is screwed
CNN:
Al Gore ‘was a man’ about his election loss, unlike Trump, federal judge says  —  Trump lost the election.  By a lot.  Al Gore has a message for him  —  (CNN)A federal judge took aim at former President Donald Trump on Monday for lying about voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
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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
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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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: Forbes and Joe.My.God.
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.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
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Washington Post:   White House largely pauses new staff hiring
Rebecca Rainey / Politico:
White House: About 95 percent of federal workers have complied with vaccine mandate
Discussion: Townhall and Political Wire
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
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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Victoria Guida / Politico:
Biden renames Powell to lead Fed, risking the left's wrath
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 …
Discussion: HotAir
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, Mediaite and CBS New York
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.
Discussion: HotAir, Bloomberg and Twitchy
 
 
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Matt Reynolds / ABA Journal:
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Reuters:
Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders China does not seek ‘hegemony’
Discussion: HotAir and Bloomberg
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Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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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
New York Post:
Armed father-daughter duo march alongside anti-Rittenhouse protesters — to protect them
Discussion: Fox News and Althouse