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6:10 PM ET, November 30, 2021


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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory  —  Sources tell Guardian Trump pressed lieutenants at Willard hotel in Washington about ways to delay certification of election result  —  Hours before the deadly attack on the US Capitol this year …
First on CNN: Meadows cooperating with January 6 investigators  —  (CNN)Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot and is providing records and agreeing to appear for an initial interview, CNN first reported Tuesday.
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
House committee probing Jan. 6 riot interviews Georgia's top elections official  —  Georgia's top elections official was interviewed for more than four hours Tuesday by a panel of U.S. House lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob as it widens a probe into the causes of the insurrection.
Discussion: Washington Post
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's coverup of his Jan. 6 corruption takes an ominous new turn  —  As the Jan. 6 select committee investigation gathers momentum, Donald Trump has gotten several cronies to refuse to testify by invoking “executive privilege.”  That's absurd on its face: Much of the information Trump wants …
Discussion: Raw Story, New York Times and Politico
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump allies launch a MAGA publishing house with an eye on profit and intel  —  Allies of former President Donald Trump are trying to rip up the traditional book publishing paradigm in politics by setting up a publishing house of their own.  And they have the ex-president helping them do it.
Appeals court judges poised to reject Trump's effort to withhold Jan. 6 documents  —  Three federal appellate judges appear likely to reject Donald Trump's effort to block Jan. 6 investigators from obtaining his White House records — a big potential boost for lawmakers hoping to reveal …
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Mark Meadows Cooperating With Jan. 6 Attack Inquiry
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Never Got Another Classified Intelligence Briefing After Jan. 6
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Dr. Mehmet Oz / Washington Examiner:
Why I'm running to be a senator from Pennsylvania  —  We are angry at our government and at each other.  —  We have not managed our crises as effectively as past generations.  During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions.
Daniel Summers / The Daily Beast:
Please Don't Elect Dr. Oz—He's a Disgrace to Our Profession  —  Dr. Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania.  “I greet this prospect with the same enthusiasm I'd have for contracting dysentery,” writes Dr. Daniel Summers. … Can we please not do this, Pennsylvania?  —  By “this,” I mean send Mehmet Oz to the Senate.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
Sources: Dr. Oz plans to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's Dr. Oz Show after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican …
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Dr. Oz Says He's Running for Senate in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Insider and Human Events
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was terrorist  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado suggested to a crowd in September that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, whom she called “black-hearted” and “evil,” was a terrorist.
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Greene calls fellow Republican ‘trash’ of GOP conference
Washington Post:
Prosecutors demanded records of Sidney Powell's fundraising groups as part of criminal probe  —  A subpoena issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. sought communications and other documents related to fundraising and accounting by Defending the Republic
Discussion: Raw Story
The Daily Beast:   Feds Are Asking Questions About Sidney Powell and Her Pro-Trump Group
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Case Against Abortion  —  A striking thing about the American abortion debate is how little abortion itself is actually debated.  The sensitivity and intimacy of the issue, the mixed feelings of so many Americans, mean that most politicians and even many pundits really don't like to talk about it.
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Why Wednesday is a big day for abortion at the Supreme Court
Discussion: ABC News and Insider
Michele Goodwin / New York Times:   I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life.
Jamie Smyth / Financial Times:
Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron  —  Stéphane Bancel foresees ‘material drop’ in current jabs' effectiveness, sending stocks and oil prices lower  —  The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective …
Washington Post:
As Biden pushes to end the pandemic, omicron's emergence points to a longer struggle
Expanding our private information policy to include media  —  As part of our ongoing efforts to build tools with privacy and security at the core, we're updating our existing private information policy and expanding its scope to include “private media.”  Under our existing policy …
Detroit News:
Three dead, six hurt in Oxford High shooting; 15-year-old in custody  —  Oxford — Three students were killed Tuesday and six others wounded in an afternoon shooting at Oxford High School, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.  —  The shooter, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody, McCabe added during a news conference.
Jonathan V. Last / Bulwark+:
Phony!  Phoni!  Phoné!  —  Chris Christie fails.  Again.  —  1. Chris Christie Is Nobody  —  Spoiler: I'm going to poleaxe Chris Christie in a minute.  But first, I want to acknowledge that he presents a genuine moral dilemma. … Welcoming people who previously collaborated …
Discussion: Shore News Network and PRESS RUN
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Red states are now paying people not to get vaccinated  —  Once upon a time, states debated whether to pay people to get vaccinated.  Now, some red states are paying people not to get vaccinated, by cutting checks to workers who quit or are fired because they refuse covid-19 shots.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Space Force General: China and Russia attacking U.S. space assets ‘every day’  —  When Russia blows up a satellite in space with a missile (as it did this month), or when China tests a new hypersonic missile (as it did last month), the ongoing arms race in space leaps into the news.
Discussion: The Nation
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How Biden and Trump actually compare on coronavirus deaths
Discussion: The Federalist and IJR
A.O. Scott / New York Times:
Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side  —  When Steven Spielberg asked Kushner, America's most important living playwright, to take on ‘West Side Story,’ he thought, 'He's lost his mind.' But he dared.  —  To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Edward McKinley / Houston Chronicle:
Gov. Abbott says he can ‘guarantee the lights will stay on’ this winter in Texas  —  Gov. Greg Abbott promised that the state's electric grid would be able to withstand pressures caused by any potential winter storm that occurs this year in a television interview Friday.  —  “Listen, very confident about the grid.
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and NBC News
Matthew Herper / STAT:
FDA panel narrowly recommends authorization of Merck Covid pill after day of tense discussion  —  A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration voted by a slim margin on Tuesday to recommend the agency authorize the Covid treatment developed by Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics …
Discussion: CBS News, WHTM-TV, NPR, abc7NY and KRON4
Jacob Magid / The Times of Israel:
He led IDF intel gathering on Iran, was ignored and fears Israel is now paying price  —  Danny Citrinowicz, ex-head of Military Intelligence research, says politicians' inability to adopt a nuanced approach led to ‘colossal’ policy failure, sped up Tehran's nuke effort
Discussion: Defense One and The New Arab
Lizzie Johnson / Washington Post:
They trusted a coach with their girls and Ivy League ambitions.  Now he's accused of sex abuse. … The rowing season had already ended by the time the seven girls began drafting a letter that they hoped would get their coach fired.  —  They'd spent years competing for the crew team affiliated …
Adam Gurri / Liberal Currents:
Liberal Democracy and the Federal System  —  The American federal system and the various Supreme Courts that have defended its boundaries impose firm limitations on what system-wide reforms are possible.  To many it seems impossible to make any meaningful improvement to American governance without amending …
Konrad Putzier / Wall Street Journal:
Metaverse Real Estate Piles Up Record Sales in Sandbox and Other Virtual Realms  —  Firms' purchases of digital land in online worlds are bets that property values will rise as more people join in  —  The latest hot real-estate market isn't on the scenic coasts or in balmy Sunbelt cities.
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Lara Logan draws outrage for comparing Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele on Fox News  —  It's the latest in a series of inflammatory and conspiracy-tinged comments from the once-lauded former ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent.  —  Lara Logan, once a lauded foreign correspondent for CBS News's …
Courtney Kube / NBC News:
Defense Secretary Austin orders National Guard to get vaccinated or face loss of pay  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered that all members of the National Guard and Reserve must receive Covid vaccines or face loss of pay and being marked absent without cause from drills and training …
Jennifer Szalai / New York Times:
‘Looking for the Good War’ Says Our Nostalgia for World War II Has Done Real Harm … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.  —  Toward the end of “Looking for the Good War,” Elizabeth D. Samet's discerning new book about the gauzy mythology …
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Julia Marsh / New York Post:
De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US
Discussion: Breitbart
Congress fumbles for shutdown remedy ahead of Friday deadline
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Vox and Breitbart
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Schumer eyeing Build Back Better vote as soon as week of Dec. 13
Discussion: NewsNation Now
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
CNBC host suggests nationwide vaccine mandate: ‘Have the military run it’
Discussion: Townhall, Breitbart and The Federalist
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech
Discussion: Instapundit
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Maryland Democrats are advancing hideously gerrymandered congressional map
 Earlier Items: 
Charles Fried / New York Times:
I Once Urged the Supreme Court to Overturn Roe. I've Changed My Mind.
Discussion: Washington Post, Slate and Reason
Peter Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
The ‘QAnon Shaman’ Is Appealing the Result of His Own Guilty Plea
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Local news deserts are expanding: Here's what we'll lose
American Greatness:
The Madness of Anthony Fauci
Discussion: and Townhall