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9:10 PM ET, November 23, 2021

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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Charlottesville Rally Trial: Jury Finds Far-Right Conspiracy  —  Jurors found the main organizers of the deadly right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 liable under state law, awarding more than $25 million in damages, but deadlocked on federal conspiracy charges.
Discussion: Slate, Vanity Fair, Law & Crime and NPR
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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.
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
A Charlottesville Jury Ordered White Nationalists To Pay $25 Million To Victims Of The “Unite The Right” Rally  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — A Charlottesville jury found several of the most high-profile white supremacist leaders and organizations in the United States violated state civil rights laws …
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 …
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
What we know so far about the five victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade
Politico:
Jan. 6 investigators subpoena Proud Boys, Oath Keepers as probe turns to domestic extremism  —  The Jan. 6 select committee on Tuesday subpoenaed the leaders of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, extremist groups that responded to former President Donald Trump's call to descend on Washington …
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Washington Post:
House Jan. 6 committee intensifies focus on law enforcement failures that preceded Capitol attack
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Mike Lindell Blames a Vast GOP Conspiracy for His Supreme Court Failure  —  The pillow boss has long promised he'd file his unhinged ravings to the high court by Tuesday, but that hasn't happened.  Of course, a conspiracy must be to blame, Lindell says.  —  MyPillow chief and 2020 dead …
Discussion: Raw Story, Second Nexus and Joe.My.God.
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Oklahoma GOP Head: RNC Chair ‘Must Resign’ For LGBTQ Support
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
The White House:
President Biden Announces Release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices and Address Lack of Supply Around the World  —  Announcement is in parallel with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom
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Haisten Willis / Washington Examiner:
Biden lashes out at oil and gas companies over high prices in economic speech
Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Anya Kamenetz / NPR:
Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout  —  Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina voted on Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a “day of kindness, community and connection.”
Maya Yang / The Guardian:
Seven doctors contract Covid after attending Florida anti-vaccine summit  —  Doctors tested positive or developed symptoms ‘within days’ of conference at which alternative treatments were discussed  —  Seven anti-vaccine doctors fell sick after gathering earlier this month for a Florida …
Apple:
Apple sues NSO Group to curb the abuse of state-sponsored spyware  —  Apple also announced a $10 million contribution to support cybersurveillance researchers and advocates  —  CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today filed a lawsuit against NSO Group and its parent company to hold it accountable …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking to Block Its Access to iPhones
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Fox Fix  —  Welcome to the Tuesday, a weekly newsletter about that which has come to pass and that which may yet be, along with politics, language, and culture.  To subscribe to the Tuesday, follow this link.  —  Fox News Refugees  —  If you'll forgive a little inside-baseball media stuff . . .
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Bret Baier Reveals ‘Concerns’ About Tucker Carlson's ‘Patriot Purge’ When Questioned By Kilmeade: 'I Don't Want to Go Down This Road'
Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson's Peppa Pig speech forces him to answer the question: ‘Is everything okay?’  —  LONDON — “Is everything okay?” is probably not a question any world leader wants to be asked, especially in relation to their competence.  —  But that is the question politicians …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
He Attacked Cops At The Capitol Riot.  Then He Went To Air Force Basic Training.  —  Aiden Bilyard, who was known to online sleuths as #HarvardSweats, smashed out a window at the Capitol and attacked law enforcement.  —  The FBI has arrested a supporter of former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
New York Times:
New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections  —  New York City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.  —  New York City lawmakers are poised to allow more than 800,000 …
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce Tuesday.
New York Times:
Everyone's Moving to Texas.  Here's Why.  —  Farhad Manjoo is an Opinion Columnist.  Gus Wezerek and Yaryna Serkez are graphics editors for Opinion.  —  The traumas of the past few years have rearranged all of our lives.  Many Americans have new needs, new desires, new possibilities and new priorities.
David Wasserman / The Cook Political Report:
The Biggest Victim in 2021 Redistricting So Far: Competition  —  Heading into Thanksgiving, new congressional maps have either passed or are awaiting signature in 20 states — almost half of the 44 states with two or more seats.  And although Republicans are poised for modest mapping gains, the most dramatic trend is anti-competitive.
Lauren Fox / CNN:
‘Toxic is spot-on’: House members describe roiling animosity among lawmakers  —  CNN breaks down Gosar's history of controversies prior to his censuring  —  (CNN)Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump poll tests his 2024 comeback map  —  As Donald Trump builds out a presidential-campaign-in-waiting, his team is focusing on an electoral strategy that relies on recapturing the five states that flipped to Joe Biden in 2020.  —  The five states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan …
Jackson Richman / Mediaite:
Washington Post's Erik Wemple Scorches Brian Stelter and CNN Over Coverage of Steele Dossier: ‘Journalistic Abdication’  —  Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple took CNN to task on Tuesday for how it has handled coverage of the Steele dossier.  —  A number of mainstream news outlets …
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
With hundreds of nominees to confirm, the Senate doesn't deserve Thanksgiving break  —  While the rest of us have turkey with friends and family, the Senate should stay in Washington and do its job — specifically, the job of advice and consent prescribed in the Constitution.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Voter Fraud Claims Test Republican Candidates  —  Some embrace, and all must navigate, an issue the former president has said will help the party win back Congress  —  WASHINGTON—Former President Donald Trump's yearlong campaign falsely claiming he won the 2020 election …
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 …
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sean Parnell is out.  What's next for Republicans in Pa.'s 2022 Senate race?  —  Pennsylvania's Republican Senate race is hitting reset.Just three months after he looked like the GOP front-runner, Sean Parnell's rapid collapse — sealed Monday by a judge's decision against him in his bitter custody battle …
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Appeals court order in Jan. 6 documents case may be bad news for Trump  —  WASHINGTON — An order from a federal appeals court late Tuesday may be a worrisome sign for former President Donald Trump in his effort to assert executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Discussion: Raw Story, Vanity Fair and UPI
Capital Research Center:
Breaking: Arabella's Left-wing Activist Network Raked in $1.7 Billion in 2020—a “Dark Money” Blowout  —  If there was any doubt that the Left's biggest “dark money” network had its way with the 2020 election, this should silence it.  —  Newly obtained filings reveal a record-smashing $1.7 billion haul …
New York Times:
In Venezuela's Flawed Vote, Maduro Shows One Way to Retain Power  —  European observers said the elections were neither free nor fair.  They showed how President Nicolás Maduro's government, however unpopular, can win by excluding and splitting opponents.
Joey Fox / New Jersey Globe:
Ciattarelli won all five of New Jersey's competitive congressional districts  —  Jack Ciattarelli may have lost this year's gubernatorial election, but his performance against Gov. Phil Murphy could still bode well for Republicans ahead of next year's midterm congressional elections.
 
 
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Hank Stephenson / Arizona Agenda:
Paul Boyer is done with the Arizona Legislature
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
A Capitol rioter who declared ‘Civil War is coming’ just avoided the prison sentence prosecutors wanted
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Bishop / The Center Square:
Pritzker enacts new Congressional map after Illinois loses seat in U.S. House
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Operation Steel Curtain plus 10,000 state troopers and National Guard units deployed to protect Texas border
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Molly Jong-Fast / The Atlantic:
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Adrian Horton / The Guardian:
Stephen Colbert on Rittenhouse verdict: 'If he didn't break the law, we should change the law'
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Mark Moore / New York Post:
Trump receives honorary ninth-degree black belt in taekwondo
Discussion: donga.com, Breitbart and Joe.My.God.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Chris Christie and the Death of the Never Trump Republican
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
How Trump Repeatedly Duped the GOP Elites
Timothy B Lee / Full Stack Economics:
The Democrats' child care proposal is deeply flawed
Chris Lehmann / New Republic:
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