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8:10 AM ET, November 23, 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
Washington Free Beacon:
Meet the Progressive DA Behind the Waukesha Bail Catastrophe
Discussion: Instapundit
Politico:
Bannon indictment does little to jumpstart Jan. 6 committee's subpoena talks with top targets  —  Two months after the Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed them, two of Donald Trump's top White House aides are locked in a standoff with the panel — and the indictment of Trump ally Steve Bannon appears …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Select Committee to Investigate …:
Select Committee Subpoenas Individuals Involved in Planning and Organizing the Rallies and March Preceding January 6th Attack
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Thomas Jefferson statue removed from City Hall after 187 years  —  MORE ON:  —  Thomas Jefferson is about to no longer be in the room where it happens.  —  Art handlers packed up an 884-pound statue of Jefferson in a wooden crate Monday after a mayoral commission voted to banish the likeness …
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.
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 …
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The Guardian:
Joe Biden intends to run again in 2024, White House confirms
Myah Ward / Politico:
Rep. Louie Gohmert announces he's running for Texas AG  —  Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, a staunch Trump ally, made it official on Monday: He's joining the crowded primary to unseat GOP incumbent Ken Paxton for state attorney general.  —  The congressman announced earlier this month …
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 …
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Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pa. Senate candidate Sean Parnell has lost his custody battle after abuse claims by his estranged wife
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
Discussion: Insider
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
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: The Bulwark, Mediaite and Raw Story
Robert Mann / Washington Post:
Our Foghorn Leghorn Republican senator little resembles his former Democratic self, but in Louisiana we know the type  —  Robert Mann, a mass communication professor at Louisiana State University and former press secretary for Democratic senators Russell Long and John Breaux of Louisiana …
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.
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Judge orders two lawyers who filed suit challenging 2020 election to pay hefty fees: ‘They need to take responsibility’  —  A federal judge has ordered two Colorado lawyers who filed a lawsuit late last year challenging the 2020 election results to pay nearly $187,000 to defray the legal fees …
Discussion: Raw Story
David Siders / Politico:
The Democratic brand is broken.  The infrastructure bill isn't fixing it.  —  In the days after the Democratic Party's collapse in the Virginia governor's race, party strategists descended on the commonwealth to figure out what went wrong and understand just how bad the national outlook might be next year.
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
N.Y. man gets 19 months for urging Trump supporters to kill lawmakers who backed election results  —  NEW YORK — A supporter of former president Donald Trump was sentenced to 19 months in prison for threatening to “slaughter” members of Congress days after the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol …
Jordan Pearson / VICE:
‘Buy the Constitution’ Aftermath: Everyone Very Mad, Confused, Losing Lots of Money, Fighting, Crying, Etc.  —  ConstitutionDAO tried to buy the Constitution.  Now it has a $40 million mess on its hands and entire refunds are being wiped out by high fees.  —  The community of crypto investors …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Biden's choice for Fed chair is a smart and overdue break with the left of his party  —  After a rocky few months in which President Biden sometimes seemed captive of the progressive wing of his own party, he took a solid step back toward the center Monday in renominating Jerome H. Powell as Federal Reserve chair.
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.
Jiyoung Sohn / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chipmaking Factory  —  The announcement is expected at Tuesday event to be attended by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, sources say  —  Samsung Electronics Co. plans to build a roughly $17 billion chip-making plant in Taylor, Texas …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ COVID-19 warning for Germany, Denmark … The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department on Monday advised against travel to Germany and Denmark because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in those countries.
Hannah Sampson / Washington Post:
Buttigieg says vaccine mandate for U.S. flights isn't necessary  —  The transportation secretary is confident masks are keeping travelers safe  —  Despite a recent push from dozens of lawmakers for the United States to add a vaccination requirement on domestic flights, the prospect of a federal mandate is looking slim.
Discussion: New York Times and Fox News
OH Predictive Insights:
Democrats Support Ousting Sinema in 2024 Primary  —  Democrats Support Ousting Sinema in  —  2024 Primary  —  Kelly Faces Alarming Favorables One Year Out from Election  —  Toplines and crosstabs can be found here  —  PHOENIX (November 22nd, 2021)- When Sen. Mark Kelly was elected in 2020 …
Scott Alexander / Astral Codex Ten:
When Will The FDA Approve Paxlovid?  —  You thought it wasn't going to be a prediction market post, but surprise, it's a prediction market post!  —  Metaculus predicts January 1 as the median date for the FDA approving Paxlovid.  They estimate a 92% chance it will get approved by March.
William Saletan / Slate:
Republicans Will Be Sorry If the Supreme Court Overturns Roe  —  Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.  The suit, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy …
New York Times:
Cuomo's Office Undermined Health Department, Top Doctor Testifies  —  The N.Y. Health Department became a “toxic work environment” early in the pandemic, a senior official told officials investigating ex-Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  —  Long before Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo resigned in August amid …
 
 
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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
$15 minimum wage for federal contractors will take effect Jan. 30.
Discussion: Insider and UPI
Elise Elder / Miami Herald:
Issues arise about some NYPD cops who relocated to Florida
Discussion: WUFT News and Florida Politics
Eva Mathews / Reuters:
U.S. FTC recommended lawsuit against Amazon over privacy breaches at Ring - the Information
Chicago Tribune:
The next Kyle Rittenhouse legal battle? The $2 million bail posted after his arrest.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Tim Weiner / Rolling Stone:
This Is Where Oliver Stone Got His Loony JFK Conspiracies From
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Businessman pleads guilty in $25M extortion attempt of Matt Gaetz's father
Talia Bracha Lavin / The Sword and the Sandwich:
Antivaxx Holocaust  —  Vaccine protests, yellow stars, and an inoculation of historical reality
 Earlier Items: 
Vox:
Jonathan Guyer Joins Vox as Senior Foreign Policy Writer
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Jacob Chansley's Longtime Counsel Disputes Claims That Kyle Rittenhouse's Ex-Lawyer Retained His Client for Possible Appeal
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Ghislaine Maxwell's Trial Opens a New Chapter in Heinous Jeffrey Epstein Saga
Gizmodo:
We're Making the Facebook Papers Public. Here's Why and How
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
 

 
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Reuters:
Sources: GitLab, which has an ~$8B market cap, is exploring a sale after attracting interest from its peers, including Datadog, which has a $44B market cap

Laura Waxmann / San Francisco Chronicle:
Elon Musk says he plans to move X's headquarters to Austin, after he protested a new California law that bans schools' transgender notification policies

Emilia David / VentureBeat:
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