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11:00 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 …
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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.
CNN:
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 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, CNN and New York Times
Politico:
Appeals court judges poised to reject Trump's effort to withhold Jan. 6 documents
CNN:
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely  —  New York (CNN Business)CNN said Tuesday that it has suspended Chris Cuomo “indefinitely” after new documents released this week indicated that the anchor was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo …
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.
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Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Dr. Oz officially joins the Senate race in Pennsylvania  —  Dr. Oz is in.Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz launched his campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania Tuesday, bringing a splash of star power, wealth and political outsider status to the unsettled Republican primary …
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.
Michele Goodwin / New York Times:
I Was Raped by My Father.  An Abortion Saved My Life.  —  Ms. Goodwin is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of “Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.”  —  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments …
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Rick Rojas / New York Times:
Inside the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Why Wednesday is a big day for abortion at the Supreme Court
Discussion: ABC News and Insider
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.
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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: Fox News and Raw Story
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The Daily Beast:
Feds Are Asking Questions About Sidney Powell and Her Pro-Trump Group
Discussion: Washington Times
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump allies launch publishing house with an eye on upending the book industry  —  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.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
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Matthew Herper / STAT:
FDA panel narrowly recommends authorization of first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19  —  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 …
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Neal Augenstein / WTOP News:
Fairfax Co. sees largest drop in Va. public school enrollment  —  For the second straight year, enrollment in Virginia public schools has dropped, with 46,000 fewer students enrolled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  —  According to data from the Virginia Department of Education …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
Twitter:
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 …
Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept:
He Declined the FBI's Offer to Become an Informant.  Then His Life Was Ruined.  —  Aswad Khan didn't understand why people were congratulating him.  On a February morning in 2017, rolling out of bed at his home in an upper-middle class area of Karachi, Pakistan, Khan saw a flurry of text messages …
Discussion: The Crime Report
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 …
Discussion: WHTM-TV, CNN and Orange County Register
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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 …
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 …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
We Need to Stop Saying ‘Blacklist’ and ‘Whitelist’  —  It's time we stop using offensive and harmful words, which have clearer, more inclusive alternatives.  —  Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai  —  Earlier this month, the U.S. government sanctioned the controversial spyware vendor NSO Group …
Politico:
French conservative presidential voting kicks off with no clear favorite  —  PARIS — Members of the conservative Les Républicains (LR) are voting this week to pick their candidate for the French presidential election in April in a race that even party experts can't predict.
Discussion: Power Line
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.
William Saletan / Slate:
Red States Are Now Paying Unemployment Benefits to Anti-Vaxxers Who Quit Their Jobs  —  On Oct. 20, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a crackdown on unemployment benefits.  She required recipients to double their job-search activity, and she imposed strict audits—with the threat …
Discussion: Washington Post
Robin Bravender / Insider:
Republicans eyeing a 2023 majority say they're eager to grill Biden's Cabinet secretaries, investigate Hunter, and (maybe) impeach the president  — Republicans have big plans to thwart Joe Biden if they reclaim the US House.  — Biden foes like Reps. Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene would get more powerful.
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 …
NBC News:
In bid to block Biden's $1.7T bill, conservatives praise Democrat Manchin at home  —  President Biden looks to push Build Back Better plan through the Senate  —  WASHINGTON — A conservative group focused on combating President Joe Biden's economic agenda is launching a nearly $800,000 ad campaign pushing …
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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Joe Jordan / METRO:
Lawmakers want NU Chancellor gone
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
Biden suffers string of court setbacks as administration's vaccine mandates are put on hold
Discussion: Insider and Townhall
Sami Sparber / Dallas Morning News:
North Texas man charged with assaulting cops during Capitol insurrection is running for Texas House
Discussion: Insider and Washington Post
Robert Law / CIS.org:
CBO: House-Passed ‘Reconciliation’ Bill Will Amnesty 6.5 Million Illegal Aliens
Discussion: IJR and Washington Examiner
Jacob Magid / The Times of Israel:
He led IDF intel gathering on Iran, was ignored and fears Israel is now paying price
Discussion: Defense One and The New Arab
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US
Discussion: Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Lara Logan draws outrage for comparing Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele on Fox News
Politico:
House Democrats grow antsy to pass shutdown fix ahead of Friday cliff
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Examiner
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Instapundit
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Maryland Democrats are advancing hideously gerrymandered congressional map
Jennifer Szalai / New York Times:
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A.O. Scott / New York Times:
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