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12:45 AM ET, December 1, 2021


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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.
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.
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.
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: New York Times, Raw Story and CNN
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.
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.
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
Obama makes surprise visit to D.C. vaccination site amid polarized virus debate
Matthew Herper / STAT:
FDA panel narrowly recommends authorization of first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
New York Times:
A federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for U.S. health workers.  —  A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to halt the start of President Biden's national vaccine mandate for health care workers, which had been set to begin next week.
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
Biden suffers string of court setbacks as administration's vaccine mandates are put on hold
Discussion: Insider and Townhall
Caroline Lewis / Gothamist:
After Years Of Delay, NYC Opens First Supervised Injection Sites In US To Fight Opioid Overdoses  —  After years of stalled progress, New York City is preparing to open its first overdose prevention centers — otherwise known as supervised injection sites.  The two centers …
Discussion: New York Post, Reason and CBS News
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US
Discussion: Breitbart
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Chris Christie: Trump administration “didn't get a lot of stuff done”  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sharply criticized President Trump's administration, saying it “didn't get a lot of stuff done” in an interview with the “Ruthless” podcast that aired Tuesday.
Discussion: HotAir, Power Line and Insider
Jonathan V. Last / Bulwark+:
Phony! Phoni! Phoné!
J.D. Capelouto / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Dickens wins runoff election, will become Atlanta's 61st mayor  —  Andre Dickens, the Atlanta native who first beat an incumbent eight years ago for a spot on the City Council, defeated Felicia Moore in Tuesday's runoff election to become Atlanta's 61st mayor.
Discussion: Political Wire
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
Christopher Dinsmore / Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Sun Media proposes moving printing of newspapers to Delaware, laying off 100+ workers  —  Baltimore Sun Media is considering a plan to move the printing of its newspapers from Baltimore to a printing plant in Wilmington, Delaware, owned by the newspaper there.
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, The Daily Beast and Raw Story
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 …
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
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 …
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
E. Jean Carroll / Ask E. Jean:
Trump v. Me  —  On Friday, December 3rd, in this Year of Our Lord, 2021, Donald Trump's lawyers and the DOJ will try to convince three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the President of the United States was just doing his job when he slandered a woman …
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
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 …
Bojan Pancevski / Wall Street Journal:
Omicron Risks Infecting Vaccinated People but May Not Cause Them Severe Illness  —  Some scientists say the virus will likely remain vulnerable to immune cells; 'Don't freak out,' says BioNTech co-founder  —  The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus could lead to more infections among vaccinated people …
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Julia Fanzeres / Bloomberg:
Oil Sinks More Than 5% as Powell Signals Faster End to Tapering
Discussion: CoinDesk
William Saletan / Slate:
Red States Are Now Paying Unemployment Benefits to Anti-Vaxxers Who Quit Their Jobs
Discussion: Washington Post
Joe Jordan / METRO:
Lawmakers want NU Chancellor gone
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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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Lara Logan draws outrage for comparing Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele on Fox News
Edward McKinley / Houston Chronicle:
Gov. Abbott says he can ‘guarantee the lights will stay on’ this winter in Texas
House Democrats grow antsy to pass shutdown fix ahead of Friday cliff
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Examiner
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 and The Daily Caller
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Maryland Democrats are advancing hideously gerrymandered congressional map
Konrad Putzier / Wall Street Journal:
Metaverse Real Estate Piles Up Record Sales in Sandbox and Other Virtual Realms