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7:40 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  —  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.
Associated Press:
Chief: No evidence parade-crash suspect knew anyone on route  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha's police chief said Monday.
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 …
Discussion: Summit News and The Daily Caller
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.
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
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 …
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
The Guardian:
US added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time  —  ‘Visible deterioration’ in US civil liberties began in at least 2019, says international thinktank  —  The US has been added to an annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time, the International IDEA thinktank has said …
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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
The Guardian:
Joe Biden intends to run again in 2024, White House confirms  —  The US president's approval rating has dipped to 40% but Vice-President Kamala Harris's was just 28%  —  The White House has said that Joe Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, a statement that comes amid speculation …
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 …
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 …
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Jacob Chansley's Longtime Counsel Disputes Claims That Kyle Rittenhouse's Ex-Lawyer Retained His Client for Possible Appeal  —  In a wild post-sentencing legal drama, two lawyers claiming to represent Jacob Chansley have been vying for the title as counsel of record for the Viking helmet …
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 …
Elise Elder / Miami Herald:
Issues arise about some NYPD cops who relocated to Florida  —  New details are emerging about the newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to Central Florida from New York City to escape what the governor described as low morale and a lack of support from Democratic politicians there.
Discussion: WUFT News and Florida Politics
 
 
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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
$15 minimum wage for federal contractors will take effect Jan. 30.
Discussion: Insider and UPI
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
CNN:
Biden hopes to announce decision to release oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but needs an agreement from other nations
Discussion: Bloomberg
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: The fall of Black Lives Matter
 Earlier Items: 
Talia Bracha Lavin / The Sword and the Sandwich:
Antivaxx Holocaust  —  Vaccine protests, yellow stars, and an inoculation of historical reality
Vox:
Jonathan Guyer Joins Vox as Senior Foreign Policy Writer
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Ghislaine Maxwell's Trial Opens a New Chapter in Heinous Jeffrey Epstein Saga
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