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9:30 AM ET, November 28, 2021


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South African doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are ‘unusual but mild’  —  Dr Angelique Coetzee noticed otherwise healthy patients showing unusual symptoms and worries how the new variant might hurt the elderly  —  The first South African doctor to alert the authorities …
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 …
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 …
Christina Zhao / Newsweek:
'Doesn't Have a Clue': Trump Calls on Mitch McConnell to Resign as Senate Minority Leader  —  Former President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mitch McConnell to resign as Senate Minority Leader for supporting President Joe Biden's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed Congress earlier this month.
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:   Jim Acosta Rips Kevin McCarthy: ‘Not Going to Stand in the Way’ of the ‘Trump Republican Party Freak Show Caucus’
Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members
Discussion: The Guardian and Political Wire
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: The Daily Wire and Fox News
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Inflation always punishes America's left  —  Biden's lowest-cost remedy is to get tough on Covid  —  America's inflation hawks are always prone to crying wolf.  Since they spent the post-2008 years forecasting hyperinflation that never arrived, it was no surprise that so few people sat up when they issued the same warnings last year.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
QAnon Hero Michael Flynn Secretly Said QAnon Is ‘Total Nonsense’  —  Lin Wood released a recording of a call in which Flynn says QAnon is a CIA-created disinformation campaign.  —  Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has embraced his position as a hero to QAnon conspiracy theorists.
No one seems to like the Lincoln Project anymore  —  It was the darling of the resistance for savagely attacking Donald Trump.  But now, everyone keeps rolling their eyes at the Lincoln Project and fears they may be clearing a path for the former president's reemergence.
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.
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.
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Jan. 6 Organizer Ali Alexander Will Comply With Subpoena Because He's Broke  —  NO CASH  —  Ali Alexander, one of the main organizers of the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the deadly Capitol riot, has announced that he will comply with a congressional subpoena over his role in the attempted insurrection.
Discussion: Political Wire
CBS News:
Transcript: Dr. Anthony Fauci on “Face the Nation,” November 28, 2021  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, that aired on Sunday, November 28, 2021, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: Dr. Fauci, thank you very much for making time.
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Amid massive shortage, Canada taps strategic reserves — of maple syrup  —  Petroleum stockpiles aren't the only strategic reserves being tapped this season amid concerns of supply shortages and sky-high prices.  —  The Canadian federation that controls close to three-quarters …
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
‘More money than God:’ Chinese titan lavished Hunter Biden with 3-carat gem, offer of $30 million  —  The Biden family offered their services to a huge, Chinese-government-linked energy consortium to expand its business around the world.  How do we know?  Because of hundreds of emails documenting …
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
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
If Merrick Garland Doesn't Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast  —  NOW OR NEVER' … The AG trying to restore norms, but so far he's let the people who shattered them get away without consequence.  —  T he Department of Justice announced this week that it would crack …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Edgar Sandoval / New York Times:
How Austin Became One of the Least Affordable Cities in America
First lady Jill Biden to unveil the holiday theme and decor for the White House Monday
Discussion: HuffPost and The Hill
Erdogan orders probe into Turkish lira's slump - Anadolu
Pethő András / Direkt36:
Orbán's ally told Hungarian intelligence services that opposition is the greatest national security threat, leaked recording reveals
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 and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
How an American in Paris won the rarest of French honors
Discussion: WTOP News
Charles Sykes / MSNBC:
Charlottesville verdict another missed opportunity for Republicans to disavow hate
Discussion: Raw Story
POLITICO Playbook: MTG plays cat and mouse with McCarthy
Danny Lee / South China Morning Post:
BA to temporarily suspend passenger flights to and from Hong Kong
Discussion: Bloomberg
Associated Press:
Court blocks Covid-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons
Discussion: National Review, HotAir and The Hill
The National Interest:
Russian & Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People's Democratic Rights
Discussion: TASS
Voice of America:
Iran Forces Fire on Water Protesters in Most Violent Crackdown Since July
Discussion: New York Times and Reuters