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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   Chris Christie and the Death of the Never Trump Republican
Justin Ray / Los Angeles Times:
Two Fox News contributors resign over former La Jolla resident's documentary
Discussion: Patriot Fetch
Wilfred M. McClay / First Things:
Tucker Carlson, Class Traitor
Discussion: spectatorworld.com and Power Line
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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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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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Fossil fool: Biden to release 50M barrels of oil from strategic reserve to lower pump prices
Discussion: CNBC, Democrats and The Federalist
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 and The Federalist
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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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: Reason, 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
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNN:
Dollar Tree hikes prices 25%.  Most items will cost $1.25  —  New York (CNN Business)Dollar Tree will soon be $1.25 tree.  —  The company — one of America's last remaining true dollar stores — said Tuesday it will raise prices from $1 to $1.25 on the majority of its products by the first quarter of 2022.
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 …
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
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 and UPI
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Waukesha, violence against women, and terror  —  Sure, there are reasons to have a cynical Thanksgiving in 2021 — the second in a pandemic, with America's divisions growing more bitter — but there's still a lot to give thanks for.  Personally, I'm grateful for my health after the last two years …
Discussion: CNN
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Insider
George Joseph / Gothamist:
Crisis At Rikers: How Case Delays Are Locking Up More and More People For Years Without Trial  —  Rafael Negron woke up in his Rikers Island dorm on October 26th, vomiting and demanding to see a doctor.  Instead, he claimed, correction officers told the Type 1 diabetic he had to go to court.
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.
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.
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
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.
 
 
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From Zoom to COVID vaccines to Biden and (gulp) Trump, a liberal's Thanksgiving thanks
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ COVID-19 warning for Germany, Denmark
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