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4:00 PM ET, November 23, 2021

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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Jury Finds Rally Organizers Responsible for Charlottesville Violence  —  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
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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.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Joe.My.God.
Denise Lavoie / ABC News:
Jury awards millions in damages for Unite the Right violence
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'  —  Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, on his radio show, questioned his colleague Bret Baier on Tucker Carlson's controversial series “Patriot Purge.”
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:   The Fox Fix  —  Welcome to the Tuesday, a weekly newsletter about that which has come to pass …
Justin Ray / Los Angeles Times:
Two Fox News contributors resign over former La Jolla resident's documentary
Discussion: First Things
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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Paul M. Duggan / Washington Post:
Proud Boys leader denied early release from D.C. jail
Discussion: The Hill
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: 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: 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
House Jan. 6 committee intensifies focus on law enforcement failures that preceded Capitol attack  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is increasingly focused on law enforcement failures that preceded the insurrection, scrutinizing in particular multiple warnings …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking to Block Its Access to iPhones  —  Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of “flagrant” violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple sued the NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company …
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: Raw Story
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 …
Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
How Big-Time Right-Wing Trolls Andy Ngo and Tim Pool Tied Waukesha Killings to Black Lives Matter  —  SORRY, NOT SORRY  —  They raced to put up facts that supported what appears to be a false narrative about a racially motivated attack.  —  Hours after a suspect was detained by the police …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Chris Christie and the Death of the Never Trump Republican … “Never Trump” was a label embraced by a handful of Republicans who deemed Donald Trump disqualified for office by some combination of his ignorance, his mendacity, his bigotry, and/or his authoritarianism.
Mark Moore / New York Post:
Trump receives honorary ninth-degree black belt in taekwondo  —  ​He got a kick out of this honor.  —  Former President Donald Trump was presented with an honorary ninth dan black belt in taekwondo over the weekend by the head of one of the sport's governing bodies at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
Discussion: donga.com and Breitbart
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.
Discussion: HotAir and Washington Post
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.”
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.
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 …
New York Times:
What New Documents Reveal About Jeffrey Epstein's Final Days  —  Newly released records show the disgraced financier living a mundane existence in jail before his suicide, while also spinning deceptions until the very end.  —  The disgraced financier, jailed in Manhattan …
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
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
Adrian Horton / The Guardian:
Stephen Colbert on Rittenhouse verdict: 'If he didn't break the law, we should change the law'  —  Late-night hosts discuss the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, Biden's 79th birthday and Kevin McCarthy's nine-hour rant  —  On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Stephen Colbert listed numerous reasons …
Discussion: Twitchy
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 …
Molly Jong-Fast / The Atlantic:
Biden Needs an Enemy  —  Less than a year ago, America was led by a man who governed to please the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and toyed with the idea of imposing martial law.  After Donald Trump, you'd think the American people would just enjoy having a normal president who doesn't use …
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.
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:
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.
Discussion: HotAir and Althouse
 
 
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Biden's Low-Key Media Strategy Draws Allies' Concern
Discussion: Political Dictionary
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNN:
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Discussion: HotAir and The Daily Caller
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Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
D.C. records 200th homicide of the year, a mark not seen since 2004
Discussion: UPI and The Hill
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Judge orders two lawyers who filed suit challenging 2020 election to pay hefty fees: ‘They need to take responsibility’
Robert Mann / Washington Post:
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