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8:20 PM ET, November 30, 2021


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New York Times:
CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo After New Details on Help He Gave His Brother  —  The cable news network's top-rated anchor was an enthusiastic adviser to Andrew Cuomo in the last 18 months of his governorship.  —  The star CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely by the network on Tuesday …
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 …
Zachary Evans / National Review:
CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo Indefinitely  —  CNN suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely following revelations that he used media contacts to help his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate allegations of sexual harassment.  —  Those revelations came from documents published …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo Indefinitely Over Role in Brother's Response to Sexual-Misconduct Allegations
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Political Wire
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.
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 …
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
Dr. Oz announces Senate bid to his millions of followers  —  It's official.  Dr. Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania.  —  The celebrity TV doctor made the announcement Tuesday, rolling out a video he shared with his millions of followers on social media.
Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Oz Enters Race for GOP Senate Seat in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Townhall, The Daily Caller and TheBlaze
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 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: Slate, Raw Story and New York Times
Appeals court judges poised to reject Trump's effort to withhold Jan. 6 documents
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 …
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.
Meridith McGraw / Politico:   Trump allies launch publishing house with an eye on upending the book industry
Donald J. Trump / Barnes & Noble:   Our Journey Together  —  Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping … Overview
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
The Daily Beast:   Feds Are Asking Questions About Sidney Powell and Her Pro-Trump Group
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.
New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: Merck's Covid Pill Recommended for High-Risk Adults by F.D.A. Panel  —  The new Omicron variant was already in Europe a week ago, officials said, a week before the W.H.O. labeled it a “variant of concern.”  Scientists are still unsure where or when Omicron originated.  —  Video
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 …
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:
If Biden's political fortunes are tied to the pandemic, omicron could signal trouble
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Washington Post:
Stricter coronavirus testing being weighed for all travelers to U.S. … The Biden administration is preparing stricter testing requirements for all travelers entering the United States, including returning Americans, to curb the spread of the potentially dangerous omicron variant, according to three federal health officials.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Guardian
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.
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.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Maryland Democrats are advancing hideously gerrymandered congressional map  —  You may not know this, but the most gerrymandered congressional map in America is in Maryland right now, drawn to give Democrats 88% of the congressional delegation in a state where Democrats win at most 66% of the vote.
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
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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
Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept:
He Declined the FBI's Offer to Become an Informant. Then His Life Was Ruined.
Discussion: The Crime Report
Robert Law /
CBO: House-Passed ‘Reconciliation’ Bill Will Amnesty 6.5 Million Illegal Aliens
Discussion: IJR and Washington Examiner
NBC News:
In bid to block Biden's $1.7T bill, conservatives praise Democrat Manchin at home
Discussion: The Hill
Antony J. Blinken / United States Department of State:
Revocation of the Terrorist Designations of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Additional Terrorist Designations
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Post
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Congress fumbles for shutdown remedy ahead of Friday deadline
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Vox and Breitbart
Adam Gurri / Liberal Currents:
Liberal Democracy and the Federal System
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech
Discussion: Instapundit
Jennifer Szalai / New York Times:
‘Looking for the Good War’ Says Our Nostalgia for World War II Has Done Real Harm
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Space Force General: China and Russia attacking U.S. space assets ‘every day’
Discussion: New York Post