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6:40 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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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.
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 …
ABC News:
5 dead, over 40 injured after car plows into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade
Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pa. Senate candidate Sean Parnell has lost his custody battle after abuse claims by his estranged wife  —  Senate candidate Sean Parnell has lost his battle for custody of his three children after his estranged wife accused him of physical and verbal abuse, a ruling likely to deal …
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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
Discussion: CNN
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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New America:   Statement in Support of the Freedom to Vote Act
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Bret Baier and Chris Wallace Reportedly Protested to Fox News Leadership About Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge
Discussion: NPR, Raw Story and The Western Journal
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
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Forbes
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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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 …
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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 …
Amanda Holpuch / New York Times:
Groveland Four Are Exonerated More Than 70 Years Later  —  The men, known as the Groveland Four, were cleared on Monday after a Florida prosecutor said “a complete breakdown of the criminal justice system” led to the charges in 1949.  —  Four Black men wrongly charged with raping a white woman …
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Erik Ortiz / NBC News:
Groveland Four, the Black men accused in a 1949 rape, get case dismissed
Washington Post:
RNC agrees to pay some of Trump's legal bills in N.Y. criminal investigation  —  The Republican National Committee is paying some personal legal bills for former president Donald Trump, spending party funds to pay a lawyer representing Trump in investigations into his financial practices in New York, a party spokeswoman said Monday.
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 …
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Republicans are fomenting a violent insurgency in America.  It may have already started.  —  The United States has a serious problem with political violence, particularly right-wing violence, which has overtaken Islamist attacks as the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat.
David Gilbert / VICE:
The QAnon JFK Cult in Dallas Is Tearing Families Apart  —  “My sister may be too far gone, but it's not too late to bring awareness to others.  Do not fall into this trap.”  —  DG  —  Katy Garner and her sister grew up in a small town in Arkansas and were always close.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Select Committee to Investigate …:
Select Committee Subpoenas Individuals Involved in Planning and Organizing the Rallies and March Preceding January 6th Attack  —  Bolton, MS—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee has issued subpoenas to five individuals as a part of its investigation …
Discussion: Insider and POLITICUSUSA
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Hmmm: Biden picking fight with progressives over the Fed?  —  It seems Joe Biden has found another Donald Trump policy he wants to keep.  Given the opportunity to put his own stamp on the Federal Reserve, Biden will instead leave Trump appointee Jerome Powell in place, rewarding the current Fed chair …
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Will Tap Jerome Powell for New Term as Fed Chairman
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.
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.
CNN:
US considering sending extra weaponry to Ukraine as fears mount over potential Russian invasion  —  (CNN)The Biden administration is weighing sending military advisers and new equipment including weaponry to Ukraine as Russia builds up forces near the border and US officials prepare allies …
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Ridley Scott Pins ‘The Last Duel’ Bombing on Apathetic Millennials  —  The film starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck, cratered when it arrived exclusively in theaters in late October.
Discussion: Variety and IndieWire
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Ghislaine Maxwell's Trial Opens a New Chapter in Heinous Jeffrey Epstein Saga  —  Maxwell is facing charges that she groomed and trafficked young girls for the late pedophile financier.  What we learn in the process—and whether more charges materialize down the line—will largely depend on who takes the stand.
Magdi Semrau / The Editorial Board:
Biden's policies are more popular than he is.  For the first time in the modern era, the link between president and agenda is broken  —  How the press distorts political reality.  —  President Joe Biden's polling appears to be in a slump.  His approval average is 43 percent, with 52 percent disapproving.
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, Balloon Juice and Insider
Gizmodo:
We're Making the Facebook Papers Public.  Here's Why and How  —  Independent experts from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU are partnering with Gizmodo to responsibly publish this historic leak.  —  Alerts … In one of Silicon Valley's largest leaks …
 
 
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Vox:
Jonathan Guyer Joins Vox as Senior Foreign Policy Writer
Jordan Pearson / VICE:
‘Buy the Constitution’ Aftermath: Everyone Very Mad, Confused, Losing Lots of Money, Fighting, Crying, Etc.
Fatma Khaled / Newsweek:
Police Officer Fired Over $25 Donation to Kyle Rittenhouse Demands Job Back After Verdict
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Jacob Chansley's Longtime Counsel Disputes Claims That Kyle Rittenhouse's Ex-Lawyer Retained His Client for Possible Appeal
Discussion: NBC News and Talking Points Memo
Human Rights Watch:
Afghanistan: Taliban Crackdown on Media Worsens
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Economic Concerns Hit Pandemic High; Still Low Historically
Discussion: Townhall, UPI and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
White House largely pauses new staff hiring
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Politico
Joe Lonsdale / Washington Post:
America's leadership culture is rotten. That's why we need the University of Austin.
Matt Reynolds / ABA Journal:
Lawyers call on members of the profession to defend voting rights
Andrea Hsu / NPR:
Companies are telling unvaccinated workers to pay more for health insurance
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
How to be an anti-racist  —  Diversity training doesn't work — here's some stuff that does
Discussion: HotAir
 

 
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Nic Newman / Reuters Institute:
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New York Times:
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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