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12:05 PM ET, November 23, 2021

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
What we know so far about the five victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade  —  Bill Glauber Sophie Carson Sarah Volpenhein Talis ShelbourneMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  Every parade has an act that draws the eye, that brings a quick smile and a delighted laugh.
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Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
How Big-Time Right-Wing Trolls Andy Ngo and Tim Pool Tied Waukesha Killings to Black Lives Matter
Discussion: Washington Examiner and MEAWW
Jessica McBride / Heavy.com:
Darrell Brooks Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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
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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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 …
Justin Ray / Los Angeles Times:
Two Fox News contributors resign over former La Jolla resident's documentary  —  Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter.  It's Tuesday, Nov. 23.  I'm Justin Ray.  —  Two longtime Fox News contributors recently resigned over a controversial documentary by a former La Jolla resident.
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Wilfred M. McClay / First Things:
Tucker Carlson, Class Traitor
Discussion: spectatorworld.com and Power Line
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 …
Discussion: Fox News
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 …
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 …
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.
Alyssa Lukpat / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: Cases in U.S. Children Are Surging, Doctors Say  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  Pediatricians say Covid cases in children are on the rise.  —  Coronavirus cases in children in the United States have risen by 32 percent from about two weeks ago …
Discussion: Eschaton
Chris Lehmann / New Republic:
We All Live in the John Birch Society's World Now … When Lionel Trilling dismissed America's conservative intellectual tradition as a series of “irritable mental gestures,” it's a safe bet that he had people like Robert Welch in mind.  Welch, the irascible candy executive who founded …
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: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Biden's Low-Key Media Strategy Draws Allies' Concern  —  So far in his tenure, the president has given far fewer one-on-one interviews than his two predecessors.  Some Democrats are asking if he could be making better use of his White House pulpit.  —  As president, Donald J. Trump …
Discussion: Political Dictionary
Paul M. Duggan / Washington Post:
Proud Boys leader denied early release from D.C. jail  —  Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, a national leader of the far-right group the Proud Boys, has been denied early release from the D.C. jail by a judge who ruled that poor living conditions in the facility are not sufficient reason for Tarrio to be transferred to home confinement.
Discussion: The Hill
The New York Times Company:
German Lopez Joins The Morning as a Reporter and Writer  —  German will enable The Morning to expand to seven days a week early next year.  Read more in this note from David Leonhardt and Amy Fiscus.  —  German Lopez is one of journalism's clearest writers on a remarkable array of topics …
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNN:
Breakfast is going to be more expensive next year  —  New York (CNN Business)Expect to pay more for some of your favorite cereals, snacks, soups and cooking brands next year.  —  General Mills (GIS) notified retail customers that it's raising prices in mid-January on hundreds of items across dozens of brands.
Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
D.C. records 200th homicide of the year, a mark not seen since 2004  —  The District on Monday recorded its 200th homicide this year, the first time that symbolic threshold of deadly violence has been reached in the nation's capital since 2004.  —  A man was fatally shot just after 10:15 p.m …
Discussion: The Hill
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams considers Goldman Sachs CFO for a key economic role in his administration  — New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams is considering a Goldman Sachs executive for a role in his administration, according to people familiar with the matter.
Timothy B Lee / Full Stack Economics:
The Democrats' child care proposal is deeply flawed  —  It could actually raise costs for many parents in the first three years.  —  On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act on a near party-line vote.  Every Republican voted against the bill, while all Democrats but one voted for it.
Discussion: Vox
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Rittenhouse to Biden: Did you even watch the trial?  —  And if you think Kyle Rittenhouse has a bone to pick with Joe Biden, just wait to hear what he thinks of Lin Wood and John Pierce.  Tucker Carlson scored the first big interview with the now-acquitted defendant, in which Rittenhouse heaps praise on — not kidding — his jailers.
Joe Sutton / CNN:
Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, has died, officials say  —  (CNN)A daughter of slain Black civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, died Monday, the New York Police Department told CNN.  —  Shabazz, 56, was found unconscious by her daughter at her home in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD.
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
How Trump Repeatedly Duped the GOP Elites  —  Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's new book, in describing the end of Trump's presidency, offers a modern tale of the definition of insanity.  —  When a blockbuster nonfiction book like Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's Peril comes out …
Jonathan Edwards / Washington Post:
A Michigan woman tried to hire an assassin online at RentAHitman.com.  Now, she's going to prison.  —  Seething and vengeful, Wendy Wein was on the lookout for the professional killer she meant to hire as she waited inside a southeastern Michigan cafe in July 2020.  —  Wein wanted her ex-husband dead.
Discussion: TheBlaze
Tim Stelloh / NBC News:
Maryland police officer convicted of rape is sentenced to home detention  —  A Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer convicted of raping a woman and assaulting another was sentenced to home detention after a judge found that there was no “psychological injury” in one of the cases, prosecutors said Monday.
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and Raw Story
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Hogan knocks Trump: 'I'd prefer endorsements from people who didn't lose Maryland by 33 points'  —  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) knocked former President Trump on Monday, pointing to the former president's loss in Old Line State during the 2020 presidential election.
Discussion: Maryland Matters
Brentin Mock / Bloomberg:
The Housing Proposal That's Quietly Tearing Apart Atlanta  —  Secession efforts by Buckhead residents are gaining momentum as the city proposes zoning changes to create more apartments and affordable housing.  —  For those leading a campaign to secede from the city of Atlanta …
 
 
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MSNBC:
Father of man killed by Rittenhouse slams Marjorie Taylor Greene for attacking son's character
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Hannah Sampson / Washington Post:
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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Discussion: CBS News and Joe.My.God.
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William Saletan / Slate:
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Chicago Tribune:
The next Kyle Rittenhouse legal battle? The $2 million bail posted after his arrest.
Discussion: Townhall, Joe.My.God. and Law & Crime
Washington Post:
RNC agrees to pay some of Trump's legal bills in N.Y. criminal investigation
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
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