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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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Justin Ray / Los Angeles Times:
Two Fox News contributors resign over former La Jolla resident's documentary
Discussion: First Things
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: 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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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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: UPI and Financial Times
Meg O'Connor / The Appeal:
One Rochester Cop's Abuses Reveal A Culture of Police Impunity  —  If Officer Matthew Drake had faced serious discipline for his misconduct, he might not have been on duty the night of Tyshon Jones's death.  —  In March, Rochester, New York, police officer Matthew Drake shot and killed Tyshon Jones …
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.
Taylor Popielarz / Spectrum News 1 Ohio:
Rep. Jim Jordan says he won't commit to cooperating with Jan. 6 committee  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has not yet subpoenaed any sitting members of Congress, but it has left the door open to do so.
Discussion: Politico, Vanity Fair, POLITICUSUSA and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Remove Colombian Rebel Group FARC From Terrorist List, in Support of Five-Year-Old Peace Pact  —  2016 peace deal between FARC, Colombian government ended 52-year conflict  —  The Biden administration will remove a major Colombian rebel group from a list of foreign terrorist organizations …
Cydney Hargis / Media Matters for America:
The Kenosha shooting was the inevitable result after decades of the NRA's twisted self-defense rhetoric … The National Rifle Association has spent decades poisoning the media landscape with a twisted and paranoid definition of self-defense, making a tragedy like the Kenosha shooting almost inevitable.
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
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 …
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.
 
 
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts:
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Politico:
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Discussion: Washington Post
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Waukesha, violence against women, and terror
Discussion: CNN
David Solway / pjmedia.com:
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Biden's Low-Key Media Strategy Draws Allies' Concern
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
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MSNBC:
Father of man killed by Rittenhouse slams Marjorie Taylor Greene for attacking son's character
Brentin Mock / Bloomberg:
The Housing Proposal That's Quietly Tearing Apart Atlanta
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Hogan knocks Trump: 'I'd prefer endorsements from people who didn't lose Maryland by 33 points'
Discussion: Maryland Matters
Jonathan Edwards / Washington Post:
A Michigan woman tried to hire an assassin online at RentAHitman.com. Now, she's going to prison.
Discussion: TheBlaze
Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
D.C. records 200th homicide of the year, a mark not seen since 2004
Discussion: UPI and The Hill