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3:00 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 …
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.
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Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows cooperating with Jan. 6 committee  —  Meadows has provided records to the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob and will give a deposition.  —  Mark Meadows, former president Donald Trump's White House chief …
Associated Press:
Ex-Trump aide Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 panel
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 …
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Cora Engelbrecht / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: Omicron Was Already in Europe a Week Ago, Officials Say
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 …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   Will Twitter Censor Images of Riots?
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
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The Daily Beast:
Feds Are Asking Questions About Sidney Powell and Her Pro-Trump Group  —  This is just the latest problem for the embattled ‘Kraken Queen.’  —  Ever since Sidney Powell spearheaded one of then-President Donald Trump's efforts to nullify the 2020 election, she has found herself on the wrong side …
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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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Greene calls fellow Republican ‘trash’ of GOP conference
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.
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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
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Roe v. Wade on the line as Supreme Court takes up Mississippi abortion rights case
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.
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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 …
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses  —  Forensic analysts have identified a new and highly potent family of synthetic opioids in the District's illicit drug supply, a worrisome discovery in a city already struggling with a wave of fatal overdoses that shows no signs of abating.
Discussion: The Hill
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Wall Street Journal:
Powell Warns Omicron Variant Could Worsen Inflation-Boosting Bottlenecks  —  Officials could weigh whether to accelerate reduction in asset purchases at next meeting  —  Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is grappling with how to chart policy amid an inflationary surge far larger …
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
Powell says Federal Reserve could move faster toward rate hikes amid high inflation
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and New York Times
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Pence 2024?  —  Mike Pence spent much of his vice presidency quietly catering to the whims of President Donald Trump.  But on January 6, he broke with Trump by refusing to overturn the 2020 election results.  And now, Pence is eyeing a presidential run of his own, even though his old boss hasn't ruled out a 2024 campaign.
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.
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.
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
New York Daily News:
An errant op-ed: Rich Azzopardi, Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Tish James  —  We publish lots of op-eds.  More often than we'd like, errors make it into print.  It is rare that a guest opinion essay has misstatements rooted in an author's personal recollection that we specifically sought …
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
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
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
 
 
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Maryland Democrats are advancing hideously gerrymandered congressional map
Jennifer Szalai / New York Times:
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
McCarthy's floor speech pays off as he becomes first House GOP leader to launch national ad blitz
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
Peter Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
The ‘QAnon Shaman’ Is Appealing the Result of His Own Guilty Plea
Discussion: Raw Story
Rod Dreher:
How To Talk Like An EU Baizuocrat
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How Biden and Trump actually compare on coronavirus deaths
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 Earlier Items: 
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Lorne Michaels still lives for Saturday night
Todd Spangler / Detroit Free Press:
US Rep. Debbie Dingell's Dearborn office vandalized, window smashed
Discussion: New York Post and The Hill
Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
‘Welcome to our world’: Muslims see disparities and dangers in Jan. 6 probe
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Trump decries smash-and-grab robberies
American Greatness:
The Madness of Anthony Fauci
Discussion: Townhall
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.