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12:00 AM ET, November 28, 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
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 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
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
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 …
Erdogan orders probe into Turkish lira's slump - Anadolu … Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered an investigation into possible currency manipulation after the lira fell sharply to record lows against the dollar this week, the Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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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
Stacie Sherman / Bloomberg:
N.Y. to Offer Boosters at Nursing Homes After State of Emergency
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
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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
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Danny Lee / South China Morning Post:
BA to temporarily suspend passenger flights to and from Hong Kong
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The National Interest:
Russian & Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People's Democratic Rights
Discussion: TASS
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
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