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6:30 PM ET, November 29, 2021

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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
CNN host Chris Cuomo used his media sources to find out info on brother Andrew's accusers, records show  — Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with a top aide to his brother Andrew Cuomo about incoming reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by the then-New York governor, new records show.
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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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Washington Post:
We don't need universal booster shots. We need to reach the unvaccinated.
Discussion: Politico
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Biden says ‘lockdowns’ not needed to curb coronavirus variant
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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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call  —  Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) clashed in what both described as a tense phone call on Monday after video surfaced of the far-right lawmaker making Islamophobic remarks about her colleague.
Rachael Bade / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Dems' dicey decision: Punish Boebert or not?
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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Michele Goodwin / The Atlantic:
Whatever Happened to the Exceptions for Rape and Incest?  —  Amid all the attention paid to the legal drama surrounding both Mississippi's and Texas's contested abortion laws, one striking detail seems to have escaped much notice: Neither state makes an exception for rape or incest.
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John McCormack / National Review:
Will the Supreme Court Overrule Roe and Casey?
Discussion: Jezebel and JONATHAN TURLEY
Sam Dorman / Fox News:   Gov. Noem pushes back on narrative GOP is anti-woman, says telemedicine abortions show left is ‘hypocritical’
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
Discussion: Twitchy
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
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 and CNBC
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.”
Zach Everson / Forbes:
A Third Trump Golf Course Appears To Be Violating Law By Using The Presidential Seal  —  A third Trump golf course appears to have deployed the presidential seal as a tee marker, possibly in violation of a federal law.  —  On Nov. 21, an Instagram user posted a photo showing the presidential seal set …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
The Biden administration, under fire for supply chain woes, says stores will be fully stocked for the holidays.  —  President Biden told executives from some of the nation's largest retailers on Monday that his administration was committed to partnering with them to untangle supply chains …
Discussion: The White House and Political Wire
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
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:
Discussion: Associated Press, Metro.co.uk and IJR
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
‘Gifts from the Heart’ is Biden White House Christmas theme
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.
 
 
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Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Florida House redistricting map targets Stephanie Murphy's seat, gives GOP big advantage
Discussion: Florida Politics
New York Times:
Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push
Newton Public Schools / Parents Defending Education:
Newton North Principal calls Rittenhouse verdict “devastating” and “racism” in email to staff; promises racially segregated spaces for students and staff of color to process jury's decision
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Jan. 6 investigators prepare to hold former Trump admin official in contempt
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Democrats anxious over Abrams silence on Georgia governor bid
Discussion: Political Wire
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Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney+ Drops ‘Simpsons’ Episode in Hong Kong Because of Tiananmen Square Joke
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
Doctors Warn New Medical School Guidance Would Lead to Unqualified Physicians and Unscientific Medicine
Shawn McCreesh / New York Magazine:
Welcome to the Beach Cafe, the Upper East Side's Republican Cheers
Discussion: Raw Story
Kristofer Harrison / The Bulwark:
Meet the Texas Secessionist Movement: Brought to You by Russia
Discussion: Morning Shots and Raw Story