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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down, sources say  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role, sources tell CNBC's David Faber.  —  Twitter stock jumped more than 11% on the news.  —  Dorsey currently serves as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company.
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Axios:
GOP courts anti-vaxxers with jobless aid  —  Republican officials around the country are testing a creative mechanism to build loyalty with unvaccinated Americans while undermining Biden administration mandates: unemployment benefits.  —  Driving the news: Florida, Iowa …
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John Kruzel / The Hill:
Judge halts Biden vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states  —  A federal court on Monday temporarily halted the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health workers at hospitals that receive federal funding.  —  The ruling by a Missouri-based federal judge applies …
Jennifer Oliver O'Connell / RedState:
MO Atty Gen Eric Schmitt Announces Court Stay on the Vaccine Mandate Affecting Healthcare Workers
Washington Post:
Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts across the country, spurring fears about future vote challenges  —  In Michigan, local GOP leaders have sought to reshape election canvassing boards by appointing members who expressed sympathy for former president Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 vote was rigged.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Youngkin playbook won't work for Herschel Walker  —  Former president and persistent misogynist Donald Trump, accused by more than two dozen women of sexual predation (which he has denied), has boldly announced his 2022 picks for the Senate.  Several share one distinctive characteristic.
Discussion: Twitchy
Representative Ilhan Omar:
Rep. Ilhan Omar Statement on Conversation with Rep. Lauren Boebert  —  WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement after she spoke with Rep. Lauren Boebert.  —  “Today, I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology …
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Dems' dicey decision: Punish Boebert or not?
John McCormack / National Review:
Will the Supreme Court Overrule Roe and Casey?  —  In 1973, the Court invented a right to abortion that makes the U.S. an extreme outlier in the world.  Now, it has a chance to undo that grievous wrong.  —  ut of nearly 200 nations in the world, just seven allow elective abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Discussion: Jezebel and JONATHAN TURLEY
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The Atlantic:
Whatever Happened to the Exceptions for Rape and Incest?
Sam Dorman / Fox News:   Gov. Noem pushes back on narrative GOP is anti-woman, says telemedicine abortions show left is ‘hypocritical’
Washington Post:
As omicron emerges, a tired public has little appetite for new restrictions  —  Cold weather is driving more Americans indoors.  The holiday season has prompted a wave of travel, generating new lines of covid transmission.  And the delta variant is pushing up hospitalizations.
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Telegraph:
With Kamala Harris looking unelectable, the Democrats are considering the nuclear option  —  Whispers in Washington suggest Joe Biden's camp has a plan to find a more popular replacement ahead of the 2024 White House battle  —  Democrats desperately scrambling to find a potential successor …
Jim Swift / The Bulwark:
Conservative Media Makes Up a Fake Florida Mansion for Nancy Pelosi  —  Anatomy of a viral lie.  —  Over the weekend, Conservatism Inc. found a new scandal to promote: A false report that Nancy Pelosi had purchased a $25 million mansion in Florida, home to 2024 hopeful, Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Trump.
Discussion: Mediaite and SFGATE
David Dayen / American Prospect:
The Great Escape  —  Why workers are quitting their jobs, after the trauma of the pandemic.  —  The first thing you should know about Caroline Potts of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is that she loves her pets.  “I have five cats and three dogs,” she told me, proudly.  “The only thing I don't have is birds.”
Angela Wang / Insider:
The FAA accidentally disclosed more than 2,000 flight records associated with Jeffrey Epstein's private jets … - Insider filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Federal Aviation Administration, seeking all flight history data associated with four planes owned by Jeffrey Epstein.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
The White House:
Holidays at The White House  —  2021 White House Holiday Theme:  —  Gifts from the Heart  —  Inspired by the small acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year and throughout the pandemic, rooms throughout the White House are decorated to reflect the Gifts from the Heart that unite us all:
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Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor
Marc Caputo / Politico:
'They're all begging me': Trump's 2024 veep tryouts get underway  —  The last time Donald Trump picked a running mate, he made a conventional choice in Mike Pence — a relatively safe decision with traditional presidential ticket-balancing in mind.  —  But as Trump gears up for a 2024 bid …
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
A colossal flop — fawning media can't save Chris Christie's new book  —  Just 2,000 copies sold … Subscribe to PRESS RUN  —  It's hard to recall a former politician who was showered with more free media attention than Chris Christie this month as he peddled his new book, “Republican Rescue.”
Discussion: Political Wire
Shawn McCreesh / New York Magazine:
Welcome to the Beach Cafe, the Upper East Side's Republican Cheers  —  There's this unassuming pub on the corner of 70th and Second that's a dovecote for that rarest of birds: the right-winged Manhattanite.  It's called the Beach Cafe.  Cindy Adams comes here.
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: ‘Dropping like flies’  —  BIDEN TRIES TO CALM FEARS OVER NEW COVID VARIANT — President JOE BIDEN sought to calm growing anxiety about Omicron, the new coronavirus variant, in a speech this morning.  “This variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,” he said.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Inside the ‘Misinformation’ Wars  —  Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth.  The results are not always clearer.  —  On Friday afternoons this fall, top American news executives have dialed into a series of off-the-record Zoom meetings led by Harvard academics whose goal is to …
MSNBC:
The Infrastructure Bill in Action  —  President Biden hits the road this week to promote the infrastructure bill.  Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is already putting those dollars into action.  What does the infrastructure bill mean for your state, and will the human infrastructure bill …
 
 
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Newton Public Schools / Parents Defending Education:
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Jan. 6 investigators prepare to hold former Trump admin official in contempt
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