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11:55 PM ET, November 27, 2021

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Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
New York declares covid state of emergency as Gov. Hochul says of omicron variant: 'It's coming'  —  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) declared a state of emergency Friday in response to a cold-weather surge of coronavirus infections and the threat of the newly detected omicron variant …
Discussion: New York Times, WTOP News, CNN and Breitbart
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Washington Post:
'You've got to prepare for the worst': World responds to new variant's arrival  —  The first inkling of a new, potentially fearsome threat arrived a few days ago.  The latest variant of the coronavirus was on the move, the Biden administration was told.  And, before long …
Nicole Acevedo / NBC News:
Omicron Covid-19 variant could already be in U.S., Fauci says  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci on new COVID-19 omicron variant: ‘Do not pull back on your guard’  —  It is possible that omicron, a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, could already be in the United States …
Erin Banco / Politico:
New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team  —  The emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has sparked urgent conversations among top Biden administration health officials about how to fend off a potential new surge in the U.S. and about the need to significantly ramp …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: MTG plays cat and mouse with McCarthy  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Just a few days after Rep. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE called KEVIN MCCARTHY “weak” and said he needed to earn her vote to become speaker, the Republican lawmaker from Georgia took a different tone toward the GOP leader Friday night.
The Guardian:
South Africa accuses UK and others of ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to new variant
Liz Jassin / KRON4:
Oakland police release new lead in killing of KRON4 security guard  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) - Oakland Police Department Homicide investigators are asking for help from the public finding a car that might be connected to the killing of a KRON4 security guard.
Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
Canada's indigenous health expert Carrie Bourassa loses job when ancestry claims prove false  —  A Canadian medical researcher who rose to become the nation's top voice on indigenous health has been ousted from her government job and her university professorship — after suspicious colleagues investigated …
Discussion: Townhall
CNN:
Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members  —  (CNN)A moderate House Republican is firing off a warning shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he caters to his right flank in a quest for the speaker's gavel.  —  “He's taking the middle of the conference for granted …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Jim Acosta Rips Kevin McCarthy: ‘Not Going to Stand in the Way’ of the ‘Trump Republican Party Freak Show Caucus’  —  CNN Newsroom Host Jim Acosta tore into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for his unwillingness to stand up to the controversial members of the House Republican Conference …
Discussion: Conservative Brief
John Asbury / Newsday:
Proud Boys march, hand out flyers in Rockville Centre  —  About 20 members of the far-right group the Proud Boys marched through Rockville Centre on Small Business Saturday, drawing ire from local lawmakers and concern from local businesses and customers.  —  Members of the group marched …
Discussion: Raw Story
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
For Clarence Thomas, avowed critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited  —  Judge Clarence Thomas said at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 that he hadn't given that much thought to whether Roe v. Wade was correctly decided.
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
How an American in Paris won the rarest of French honors  —  Laurent Kupferman has been obsessed with Josephine Baker for nearly a decade, reading everything he could about a woman whose life story was so improbable, so American and yet so French.  —  She was a Black entertainer …
Stacie Sherman / Bloomberg:
N.Y. to Offer Boosters at Nursing Homes After State of Emergency  —  A day after declaring a state of emergency for New York, Governor Kathy Hochul is ordering nursing homes and adult-care facilities to make boosters available to all residents after hospitalizations across the state jumped 20% in the past week.
 
 
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Pethő András / Direkt36:
Orbán's ally told Hungarian intelligence services that opposition is the greatest national security threat, leaked recording reveals
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
NYT wonders: Say, why aren't deep-blue states progressive Utopias?
Discussion: Power Line
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Disconnect Between Biden's Popular Policies and His Unpopularity
Discussion: Fox News
Charles Sykes / MSNBC:
Charlottesville verdict another missed opportunity for Republicans to disavow hate
Discussion: Raw Story
Tunku Varadarajan / Wall Street Journal:
Walter Kirn Is Middle America's Defiant Defender
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Looks to NATO to Deter Russian Aggression as Ukraine Warns of Possible Coup
Danny Lee / South China Morning Post:
BA to temporarily suspend passenger flights to and from Hong Kong
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Bloomberg
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Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
In Minneapolis Schools, White Families Are Asked to Help Do the Integrating
Reuters:
U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery