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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Weekly jobless claims post stunning decline to 199,000, the lowest level since 1969  —  The ranks of those submitting jobless claims tumbled to their lowest level in more than 52 years last week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.  —  New filings totaled 199,000, a number not seen since Nov. 15 …
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Washington Post:
Weekly jobless claims plunge to 199,000, the lowest level in more than 50 years  —  Claims fell more than 71,000 from last week, marking the eighth straight week of declines  —  The number of Americans filing initial unemployment claims fell to 199,000 — the lowest level since November 1969 — the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Gwynn Guilford / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Jobless Claims Drop Sharply
Discussion: The Hill, TheBlaze and The Daily Caller
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Recovery Accelerates on Spending, Labor Market Growth
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Forbes
Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous ‘Burner Phones’ to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say  —  A key planner of the Jan. 6 rally near the White House insisted the burner phones be purchased with cash, a source says  —  Some of the organizers who planned the rally …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
On ‘Hannity,’ Trump reveals the truth about right-wing lionization of Rittenhouse  —  Donald Trump ventured into the safe confines of Sean Hannity's show on Tuesday night, where he disclosed that Kyle Rittenhouse had visited him at Mar-a-Lago.  “Really a nice young man,” the former president declared.
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Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Kyle Rittenhouse met with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago after acquittal
Discussion: Raw Story, The Wrap and Insider
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery: Live Updates  —  The three men were found guilty of murder and other charges on Wednesday for the pursuit and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.  Follow live here.  —  Three men found guilty of murder in Arbery shooting.
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Washington Post:
Jury finds all 3 men guilty of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's death  —  BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Jurors have found all three men guilty of murder in the killing Ahmaud Arbery.  —  The decision was read to the court shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.  —  Earlier Wednesday, Jurors asked to review video …
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Biden hits a new low in the NPR/Marist poll as inflation concerns rise  —  Americans' most pressing economic concern is inflation, and it's contributing to a decline in how they view President Biden, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.  —  Biden's approval is down to 42%, the lowest recorded in the survey since Biden took office.
Discussion: HotAir, Breitbart and Twitchy
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Marist Poll:
NPR/Marist National Poll: Economy & Biden Approval, November 2021
Discussion: Power Line
Gabby Orr / CNN:
‘Nothing about this is normal’: RNC payments to Trump attorneys irk GOP officials  —  (CNN)A pair of payments the Republican National Committee made to a law firm representing former President Donald Trump is raising questions among former and current GOP officials about the party's priorities …
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS News
Lee Brown / New York Post:
Darrell Brooks shared pro-Hitler memes, called for violence against white people  —  The ex-con charged over the deaths of six people at a Wisconsin Christmas parade shared social media posts calling for violence against white people — and suggesting “Hitler was right” for killing Jews.
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Republicans Hit Biden on Coronavirus  —  Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.  —  WASHINGTON — Over eight hours last Thursday night and into Friday morning …
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Melanie Zanona / CNN:
Trump's influence looms over McCarthy's race to be next House speaker
Aaron Maté / RealClearInvestigations:
Five Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Corrections We Need From the Media Now — Just for Starters  —  Five years after the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories known as the Steele dossier was published by BuzzFeed, news outlets that amplified its false allegations …
Tom Lawrence / The Daily Beast:
Rittenhouse Photo Reveals Where Trump Keeps Bizarre Rushmore Sculpture  —  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gave the strange homage to the then-president in 2020.  —  SIOUX FALLS—The “Mount Trumpmore” statue that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gave to then-President Donald Trump—grafting him onto the iconic monument—was not mothballed.
Choire Sicha / New York Magazine:
Here's the Best Strike for Most People  —  In October 2016, Wirecutter, a scrappy website that uses journalism to help people make purchases, was five years old.  On a Sunday that month, Brian Lam, the site's founder, told everyone to clear their Monday for an all-hands meeting.
Jan M. Olsen / Associated Press:
Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later  —  COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden's prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.
Molly Jong-Fast / The Atlantic:
Deprogram your relatives this Thanksgiving  —  Some people (like my friend Tom Nichols) think that you should spend your Thanksgiving playing nice, pretending that your cousin doesn't follow QAnon and that your uncle doesn't believe the election was stolen and also that the Cyber Ninjas …
U.S. Department of Defense:
DoD Announces the Establishment of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG)  —  Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in close collaboration with the Director of National Intelligence, directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS News
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Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Pentagon creates new organization to investigate UFOs
Discussion: ABC News
David Charns / KLAS:
Woman yelling 'Let's go Brandon' wheeled off Las Vegas jet bridge, arrested over mask disturbance  —  LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police arrested a woman at McCarran International Airport over the weekend after a disturbance on a plane.  —  Katrina Alspaugh, of Las Vegas …
The White House:
Update on Implementation of COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement for Federal Employees … In order to ensure the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the efficiency of the civil service, President Biden issued an Executive Order on September 9, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccination for Federal employees.
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC ignore NYT bombshell report on Hunter Biden's business deal with Chinese company  —  Hunter Biden struck the deal while his father was vice president  —  Hunter Biden will be a top priority for Republicans: Comer  —  It wasn't long ago that a New York Times bombshell …
The Daily Beast:
Trumpist Election-Deniers Descend Into High School Drama  —  Lin Wood, Sebastian Gorka, Sidney Powell, and Michael Flynn are hurling accusations of money woes, betrayals, “fraud,” and ghosting.  —  In the aftermath of the contested 2020 vote, Trump's biggest election-fraud cheerleaders …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Boing Boing
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court will hear dispute over GOP legislators' defense of North Carolina voter ID law  —  Justice Breyer: 'It's important not to have transparency'  —  (CNN)The Supreme Court said Wednesday that it will hear a case brought by Republican legislators in North Carolina who are seeking …
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Official Accused of Sexual Assault Played Key Role in Setting Up Beijing 2022 Olympics  —  Zhang Gaoli, accused of assault in a post on tennis star Peng Shuai's social-media account, headed a steering committee to land the Games  —  A video call between the head …
Maxine Joselow / Washington Post:
White House creates new energy division to coordinate climate change policies  —  The White House has launched a new energy division of its Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and appointed Sally Benson, a well-known energy expert at Stanford University, to a high-level position to coordinate climate change policy.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and IJR
Bloomberg:
Dimon Regrets Quip JPMorgan to Outlast China Communist Party  — Says he was trying to emphasize strength, longevity of bank  — JPMorgan has almost $20 billion of exposure in Chinese economy  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he regrets making a quip …
Lissandra Villa / BuzzFeed News:
Why Cori Bush Won't Be Silent On Democrats' Failures: “You Should've Fixed It Before I Got There” … Reporting From  —  St. Louis, Missouri  —  Copy  —  ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Before she was in Congress, Cori Bush was a registered nurse.  And because she was a nurse, in uniform …
Jonathan Larsen / TYT Network:
Maria Butina's National Prayer Breakfast Host Was a Chick-fil-A Executive  —  Despite Focus on NRA's Russian Ties, Butina's Handler Had Family Connections Long Before  —  Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 2, 2017.
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
OPEC Weighs Shift in Oil Policy After Crude Release  —  Saudis, Russia consider pausing planned production increases after U.S., others release crude to push prices lower  —  Top oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia are considering a move to pause their recent efforts to provide the world with more crude …
 
 
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Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Jim Jordan reveals he had COVID-19 this summer
Discussion: Townhall, Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and IJR
U.S. Department of Justice:
Florida Man Arrested on Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Michael Lange / The Narrative Wars:
The evolution of the City Council Speaker's Race
Greg B. Smith / THE CITY:
Meet the City's Half-Million-Dollar Man: New York's Highest-Paid Employee
Michael Sainato / The Guardian:
Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize
Washington Examiner:
Still thankful for the best country on Earth
American Greatness:
Here's a List of Leftist Liars Whose Hands Are Stained with Waukesha's Blood
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Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
FBI acknowledges some agents may have Havana Syndrome symptoms
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
America's Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster
Discussion: Commentary Magazine
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now
Discussion: Progress Pond
Alex Thompson / Politico:
The Buttigieg presidential buzz has penetrated the White House
Discussion: spectatorworld.com
Washington Free Beacon:
EXCLUSIVE: Kamala Harris Bought $375 Pot on Paris Trip