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7:20 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: Vanity Fair, Slate and Law & Crime
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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 …
Discussion: National Review
Integrity First for America - IFA:
Charlottesville Plaintiffs Win Historic Lawsuit, Securing Justice Against White Supremacist Leaders and Groups for Planning Racially Motivated Violence  —  BY: INTEGRITY FIRST FOR AMERICA PRESS RELEASES  —  Jury Held Defendants Liable for Conspiring to Deprive Minorities and  …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
Bloomberg:
Biden Orders Release of U.S. Oil Reserves in Challenge to OPEC+
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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 …
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, Joe.My.God. and Second Nexus
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Oklahoma GOP Head: RNC Chair ‘Must Resign’ For LGBTQ Support
Discussion: Political Wire
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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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
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 …
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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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: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: HotAir, Washington Post and Fox News
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.
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
A Capitol rioter who declared ‘Civil War is coming’ just avoided the prison sentence prosecutors wanted  — Rasha Abual-Ragheb received a sentence lighter than the prison sentence prosecutors recommended.  — She encouraged people to bring firearms to Washington and posed for photographs inside the Capitol.
Discussion: Raw Story
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, Breitbart and Joe.My.God.
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 …
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: Washington Post and HotAir
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.
A.D. Quig / Chicago Business:
'If I ran for governor ... I'm the only candidate that can win'  —  That's Adam Kinzinger, assessing the current field of GOP contenders to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker, in an exclusive interview for the next Crain's “A.D. Q&A” podcast.  Hear a snippet.  —  KINZINGER ASSESSES THE GUBERNATORIAL FIELD
Discussion: Insider, The Hill, Mediaite and Joe.My.God.
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.
 
 
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Greg Bishop / The Center Square:
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Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Operation Steel Curtain plus 10,000 state troopers and National Guard units deployed to protect Texas border
Discussion: BorderReport
Chabeli Carrazana / The 19th:
‘Am I even fit to be a mom?’ Diaper need is an invisible part of poverty in America
Molly Jong-Fast / The Atlantic:
Biden Needs an Enemy
Discussion: The Western Journal
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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Meg O'Connor / The Appeal:
One Rochester Cop's Abuses Reveal A Culture of Police Impunity
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Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
How Trump Repeatedly Duped the GOP Elites
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Biden's Low-Key Media Strategy Draws Allies' Concern
Washington Post:
Under Trump, ICE aggressively recruited sheriffs as partners to question and detain undocumented immigrants
Timothy B Lee / Full Stack Economics:
The Democrats' child care proposal is deeply flawed
Chris Lehmann / New Republic:
We All Live in the John Birch Society's World Now
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA