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11:01 AM ET, November 24, 2021

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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Weekly jobless claims post stunning decline to 199,000, the lowest level since 1969  —  The ranks of those submitting jobless claims tumbled to their lowest level in more than 52 years last week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.  —  New filings totaled 199,000, a number not seen since Nov. 15 …
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Washington Post:
Weekly jobless claims plunge to 199,000, the lowest level in more than 50 years  —  Claims fell more than 71,000 from last week, marking the eighth straight week of declines  —  The number of Americans filing initial unemployment claims fell to 199,000 — the lowest level since November 1969 — the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Gwynn Guilford / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Jobless Claims Drop Sharply  —  Initial claims for jobless benefits fell 71,000 last week to 199,000  —  Jobless claims fell sharply to a pandemic low of 199,000 last week, below pre-pandemic levels as employers curbed layoffs amid a tightening labor market.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous ‘Burner Phones’ to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say  —  A key planner of the Jan. 6 rally near the White House insisted the burner phones be purchased with cash, a source says  —  Some of the organizers who planned the rally …
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Biden hits a new low in the NPR/Marist poll as inflation concerns rise  —  Americans' most pressing economic concern is inflation, and it's contributing to a decline in how they view President Biden, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.  —  Biden's approval is down to 42%, the lowest recorded in the survey since Biden took office.
Discussion: HotAir and Marist Poll
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YouTube:
President Biden Announces OMB Director and Deputy Director Nominees  —  to lead the Office of Management and Budget — Shalanda Young as Director and Nani Coloretti as Deputy Director.
Discussion: The White House, NPR, Townhall and Politico
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Lee Brown / New York Post:
Darrell Brooks shared pro-Hitler memes, called for violence against white people  —  The ex-con charged over the deaths of six people at a Wisconsin Christmas parade shared social media posts calling for violence against white people — and suggesting “Hitler was right” for killing Jews.
Discussion: Metro.co.uk
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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘The old white ppl...knock dem TF out!’  Waukesha suspect shared social media posts promoting violence towards white people and claiming black people were the ‘true Hebrews’  — Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, allegedly drove the red Ford SUV that plowed through crowds on Sunday and charged …
Discussion: OutKick and New York Post
Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Kyle Rittenhouse met with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago after acquittal  —  Kyle Rittenhouse met with Donald Trump at the former president's Mar-a-Lago club after the teen was acquitted of all charges in his homicide trial last week.  —  The meeting between the two was disclosed during Trump's …
Discussion: TMZ.com, The Wrap, Joe.My.God. and Insider
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John Wright / Raw Story:
Trump welcomes ‘nice young man’ Kyle Rittenhouse to Mar-a-Lago in wake of murder trial
Washington Post:
Spencer, Kessler, Cantwell and other white supremacists found liable in deadly Unite the Right rally … Prominent white supremacists Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and Christopher Cantwell and others engaged in a conspiracy in advance of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, a jury has ruled.
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now  —  The Communist Democrats don't want to defeat China.  They seek to replicate its totalitarian system.  —  Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center specializing in investigative reporting on the Left and Islamic terrorism.
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
FBI acknowledges some agents may have Havana Syndrome symptoms  —  The FBI is promising to make sure employees who have symptoms consistent with Havana Syndrome get access to medical care after a former agent suffering almost daily headaches was rebuffed when he sought testing and treatment, according to documents obtained by NBC News.
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
America's Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster  —  Is Vermont the envy of America no more?  The state long hailed for its pandemic response is experiencing one of the most intense COVID-19 surges in the country.  Cases are twice as high as they've been at any other point.
The Daily Beast:
Trumpist Election-Deniers Descend Into High School Drama  —  Lin Wood, Sebastian Gorka, Sidney Powell, and Michael Flynn are hurling accusations of money woes, betrayals, “fraud,” and ghosting.  —  In the aftermath of the contested 2020 vote, Trump's biggest election-fraud cheerleaders …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Boing Boing
American Greatness:
Here's a List of Leftist Liars Whose Hands Are Stained with Waukesha's Blood  —  These media lies are both intentional and pernicious.  They spread like wildfire, and they are specifically meant to gin up racial hatred against white people.  —  It turns out that propaganda has consequences.
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Despite vaccines, the U.S. has lost more lives to Covid this year than last.  —  This was supposed to be the year vaccines brought the pandemic under control.  Instead, more people in the United States have died from Covid-19 this year than died last year, before vaccines were available.
Discussion: Fox News
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Natasha Frost / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: New Zealand Will Reopen to Tourists Within Months
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Washington Examiner:
Still thankful for the best country on Earth  —  Americans began celebrating Thanksgiving long before there was a United States.  For hundreds of years, the colonies celebrated a day for local communities to come together and give thanks to God.  —  It was not until the height of national division …
Aaron Maté / RealClearInvestigations:
Five Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Corrections We Need From the Media Now — Just for Starters  —  Five years after the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories known as the Steele dossier was published by BuzzFeed, news outlets that amplified its false allegations …
Michael Sainato / The Guardian:
Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize  —  Management urges baristas to reject the union at mandatory ‘listening’ sessions and shuts stores holding drives  —  Will Westlake, a Starbucks barista in Hamburg, New York, whose store recently filed …
Garrett Epps / Washington Monthly:
Are the Courts Getting Ready to Crack Down on Reporters?  —  A ruling blocking The New York Times from covering a far-right activist group has ominous implications for the First Amendment.  —  In 1994, the CBS program 48 Hours prepared to air explosive video about unsanitary conditions …
Desmond Butler / Washington Post:
Exxon lobbyist questions urgency of climate's catastrophic risks  —  Speaking on panel, ExxonMobil lobbyist highlights carbon capture's potential and says of global warming: ‘Is it catastrophic inevitable risk?  Not in my mind.’  —  Just last month, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods assured lawmakers …
Zach Dorfman / Yahoo News:
Frustrated with CIA, Trump administration turned to Pentagon for shadow war with Iran  —  In the final month of his presidency, Donald Trump signed off on key parts of an extensive secret Pentagon campaign to conduct sabotage, propaganda and other psychological and information operations in Iran …
Discussion: Political Wire
Alex Thompson / Politico:
The Buttigieg presidential buzz has penetrated the White House  —  PHOENIX — Pete Buttigieg has long been a man in a hurry.  —  Since 2010, he has run for treasurer of Indiana, mayor of South Bend, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and president of the United States.
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC ignore NYT bombshell report on Hunter Biden's business deal with Chinese company  —  Hunter Biden struck the deal while his father was vice president  —  Hunter Biden will be a top priority for Republicans: Comer  —  It wasn't long ago that a New York Times bombshell …
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY
Rachel Roubein / Washington Post:
There's more to be thankful for this pandemic Thanksgiving  —  Good morning!  And thanks to the readers who sent hosting tips and recipes over the last few days.  We hope you have a great day. … Today, we take a deep dive into the financials of Biden's pick to run the FDA …
Discussion: Politico
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
O'Rourke seizes on Texas power grid in bid against Abbott  —  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) is seizing on Texans' concerns over their energy grid following the devastating winter storm earlier this year in his bid to oust Gov. Greg Abbott (R).  —  The O'Rourke campaign sees the grid …
Politico:
Susan Rice needs those TPS reports  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  When people applied to join SUSAN RICE's staff at the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) this year …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
U.S. Department of Defense:
DoD Announces the Establishment of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG)  —  Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in close collaboration with the Director of National Intelligence, directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security …
Discussion: CBS News
Omar Abdel-Baqui / Wall Street Journal:
Missouri Man Who Spent 43 Years in Prison for Wrongful Conviction Is Freed  —  Judge says conviction of Kevin Strickland is ‘so undermined that it cannot stand’  —  A Missouri man was exonerated Tuesday after 43 years of incarceration, one of the longest prison terms spent by a wrongfully convicted person in recent U.S. history.
Andrew Malcolm / RedState:
Do Not Fall for Joe Biden's Slick New Oil Trick  —  Joe Biden felt a need to escape the luxury of the White House for the holiday.  —  So just before burning a few tons of jet fuel and emitting fresh carbon emissions on the four-hour flight to Nantucket, President Climate Change ordered …
Discussion: CNBC, NPR and HotAir
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ actor charged with joining Oath Keepers during Capitol breach  —  A Broadway actor and Michael Jackson impersonator starring as Judas in a traveling performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” joined the Oath Keepers who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.
 
 
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Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
U.N. Nuclear Chief Leaves Iran Without a Deal on Factory Inspection, Diplomats Say
Discussion: Bloomberg
Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
AOC Rails Against ‘Excessive Bail’ After Waukesha Massacre
Discussion: The New Neo and The Federalist
Rong-Gong Lin II / Los Angeles Times:
With hospitals full, Central California pleading to send COVID-19 patients to L.A.
Tyler O'Neil / Fox News:
Fort Worth School District offers teachers a course on ‘critical race theory’
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Venezuelan migrants are new border challenge for Biden administration
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Republican National Committee dismisses call for Ronna McDaniel to resign as chairwoman over outreach to LGBTQ voters
Discussion: Insider, The Hill and The Daily Beast
Washington Free Beacon:
EXCLUSIVE: Kamala Harris Bought $375 Pot on Paris Trip
 Earlier Items: 
David Wasserman / The Cook Political Report:
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Appeals court order in Jan. 6 documents case may be bad news for Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
He Attacked Cops At The Capitol Riot. Then He Went To Air Force Basic Training.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.