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10:50 AM 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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Never Got Another Classified Intelligence Briefing After Jan. 6  —  Donald Trump skipped his classified intelligence briefings for the holidays.  And then, after his Jan. 6 briefing didn't happen, he never got another one, a new CIA book reveals.  —  After a holiday break …
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Trump takes attempt to block release of his January 6 documents to court Tuesday
Discussion: Associated Press and USA Today
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 …
CBS News:
Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world  —  Dutch health authorities announced on Tuesday that they found the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in cases dating back as long as 11 days, indicating that it was already spreading …
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.
New York Daily News:
An errant op-ed: Rich Azzopardi, Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Tish James
Discussion: Politico and Los Angeles Times
CNN to conduct ‘thorough review’ of documents showing Chris Cuomo's intimate role advising brother Andrew Cuomo
POLITICO Playbook: How the continuing resolution stole Christmas
Discussion: Power Line, HotAir and Mediaite
New York Times:
Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users to Open in New York City  —  The Manhattan facilities will provide clean needles, administer medication to reverse overdoses and provide users with options for addiction treatment.  —  In an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused …
Discussion: NBC New York and National Review
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:   New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Greene calls fellow Republican ‘trash’ of GOP conference  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) blasted Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) after the South Carolina lawmaker criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for an anti-muslim remark Boebert made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Representative Ilhan Omar:
Rep. Ilhan Omar Statement on Conversation with Rep. Lauren Boebert
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call
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 …
Discussion: Twitchy, TechCrunch and Townhall
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.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
A shadow war in space is heating up fast  —  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.  But in between these “Sputnik”-like moments …
Discussion: The Nation
Washington Post:
GOP resistance to preschool plan could imperil key Biden proposal in many states  —  His signature universal preschool plan would depend on the participation of states, which have had uneven approaches to implementing federal aid  —  The White House's proposal to create universal prekindergarten …
Democrats' December dread builds after defense stumble  —  Senate Democrats' daunting year-end agenda started off with a face plant on a routine, popular defense bill.  That was supposed to be the easy part.  —  Senate Republicans' Monday blockade of the annual defense legislation over lack …
Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
‘Welcome to our world’: Muslims see disparities and dangers in Jan. 6 probe  —  “LOL!!”  Obeidallah tweeted when a rioter who bragged that she'd never go to jail ended up with a two-month sentence.  —  “FINALLY!!!” he wrote in celebration of charges against a man who allegedly punched a police officer.
Chris Casteel / The Oklahoman:
Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says Oklahoma National Guard members must get vaccinated  —  Members of the Oklahoma National Guard must get vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of their duty status or personal beliefs, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday.
Wall Street Journal:
White House Considering Richard Cordray as Top Fed Banking Regulator  —  Ohio attorney served as the first confirmed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  —  President Biden is considering Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …
American Greatness:
The Madness of Anthony Fauci  —  Rather than own up to his disastrous policy and medical advice, Fauci instead is accelerating his messianic impulses.  —  It's nearly impossible to select the most maniacal comment made by Dr. Anthony Fauci in his nearly 70-minute interview with “Face the Nation” …
Discussion: Breitbart
Exclusive: Airbnb hosts Xinjiang rentals on land owned by sanctioned group  —  Airbnb has more than a dozen homes available for rent in China's Xinjiang region on land owned by an organization sanctioned by the U.S. government for complicity in genocide and forced labor, an Axios investigation has found.
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.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and Insider
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Trump decries smash-and-grab robberies  —  Former President Trump on Tuesday decried the spike in smash-and-grab robberies that have taken place across the country, calling on Democrats to take action to “immediately” stop the crimes.  —  “If Democrats don't immediately stop smash-and-grab robberies …
Billy Binion / Reason:
A SWAT Team Blew Up This Innocent Woman's House and Cost Her Over $50,000.  The City Tried To Stop Her From Suing.  —  A SWAT team destroyed an innocent woman's house after a fugitive barricaded himself inside.  Last week a federal court ruled that she can sue the government for damages.
Jake Auchincloss / Fox News:
Republicans politicize inflation while Dems work to fix it.  Let's tackle this together  —  Republicans need to shake off their habit of scoring political points off economic issues  —  Auchincloss on future of massive spending bills: 'We're going to deliver both bills'
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
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Althea Legaspi / Rolling Stone:
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Teaganne Finn / NBC News:
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Discussion: Althouse
Jay Greene / Washington Post:
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