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11:45 AM ET, November 28, 2021

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Telegraph:
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 …
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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Sunday morning talking heads  —  What looked a few days ago to be a slow post-holiday morning on the Sunday shows will be newsy instead as America awaits updates on the new Omicron variant from South Africa.  No cases of O have been detected in the U.S. as I write this on Saturday morning …
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Fauci says US must prepare for omicron variant: ‘Inevitably it will be here’
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Allie Bice / Politico:
Fauci: 'I'm going to be saving lives and they're going to be lying'  —  Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday said Sen. Ted Cruz's call to prosecute him smacked of bias against science.  —  “Anybody who's looking at this carefully realizes …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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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.
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.
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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’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
CNN:
Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members
Discussion: The Guardian and Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
Taliban Covert Operatives Seized Kabul, Other Afghan Cities From Within  —  Success of Kabul's undercover network, loyal to the Haqqanis, changed balance of power within Taliban after U.S. withdrawal  —  KABUL—Undercover Taliban agents—often clean-shaven, dressed in jeans and sporting sunglasses …
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
The Rule of Six: A newly radicalized Supreme Court is poised to reshape the nation  —  Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., the Eisenhower appointee who became the liberal lion of the Warren Court, had a tradition for introducing every new batch of law clerks to the realities of the institution.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
For Clarence Thomas, avowed critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited
Discussion: Althouse
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.
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Mediaite
Politico:
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.
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 …
Andrea Marks / Rolling Stone:
Ghislaine Maxwell's Sex-Trafficking Trial Is Starting.  Here's What We'll Find Out  —  Who are the alleged co-conspirators?  Will she testify?  Opening arguments begin Nov. 29 in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged procurer
Discussion: The Daily Beast and USA Today
United States Navy:
U.S. Navy Ship Rescues Iranian Mariners in Gulf of Oman  —  From NAVCENT Public Affairs  —  GULF OF OMAN - A U.S. Navy vessel rescued two Iranian mariners Nov. 27 from a fishing vessel after it was adrift for eight days in the Gulf of Oman.  —  Dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) …
Discussion: Agence France-Presse
Edgar Sandoval / New York Times:
How Austin Became One of the Least Affordable Cities in America  —  The capital of Texas has long been an attractive place to call home.  But with an average of 180 new residents a day arriving, its popularity has created a brewing housing crisis that is reshaping the city.
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.
 
 
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Jan. 6 Organizer Ali Alexander Will Comply With Subpoena Because He's Broke
Discussion: Political Wire
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
If Merrick Garland Doesn't Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast
Discussion: Raw Story and emptywheel
CNN:
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Discussion: HuffPost and The Hill
Reuters:
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Pethő András / Direkt36:
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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: The Hill, Fox News and Associated Press
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
How an American in Paris won the rarest of French honors
Discussion: WTOP News
Liz Jassin / KRON4:
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The National Interest:
Russian & Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People's Democratic Rights
Discussion: TASS