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9:55 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 …
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Conservatives plot government shutdown over vaccine mandate  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  FRIDAY'S SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN GETS REAL — Conservatives on both sides of the Capitol are privately plotting to force a government shutdown Friday in an effort to defund …
Harvard University:
1. A majority (52%) of young Americans believe that our democracy is either “in trouble,” or “failing”  — Only 7% of young Americans view the United States as a “healthy democracy”; 27% described the nation as a “somewhat functioning democracy,” 39% a “democracy in trouble,” …
Washington Post:
Young Americans are really down on democracy and reeling from the pandemic  —  It's December.  We hereby declare Rihanna as The Early's hero, too, and are currently accepting Shiba Inu coins, tips and recipes:  —  🚨: “A 15-year-old opened fire …
J.D. Capelouto / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   BREAKING: Dickens wins runoff election, will become Atlanta's 61st mayor
GOP feud simmers despite McCarthy's warning, causing concerns over 2022 prospects
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump tested positive for Covid few days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book  —  Mark Meadows makes stunning admission in new memoir obtained by Guardian, saying a second test returned negative  —  Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 three days before his first debate …
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Marcus Lamb, head of Daystar, a large Christian network that discouraged vaccines, dies after getting covid-19  —  Marcus Lamb, founder of the large Christian network Daystar, died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus.  Lamb's network during the pandemic has made the virus a huge focus …
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Founder Of Anti-Vaccine Christian TV Network Dies After COVID-19 Fight  —  Televangelist Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, died at age 64.  —  Televangelist Marcus Lamb, the founder of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network …
Tim Fitzsimons / NBC News:
Anti-vaccine Christian broadcaster Marcus Lamb dies at 64 after contracting Covid
Discussion: The Guardian and New York Post
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.
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Dr. Oz Quacks the Code of Republican Politics
Discussion: Insider
Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Dr. Oz officially joins the Senate race in Pennsylvania
Emma Platoff / The Boston Globe:
Governor Charlie Baker telling allies he isn't running for reelection  —  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the Republican who maintained the enduring support of his blue state constituents through boom times, the Trump presidency, and in the face of mass death during the COVID-19 pandemic …
Discussion: The Hill and
Kate Scanlon / Washington Examiner:
GOP senators back Mississippi abortion law ahead of landmark Supreme Court case  —  Ahead of Supreme Court arguments later in the week, Republican senators argued that Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban is a reasonable compromise, foreshadowing arguments many of them will likely make on the campaign trail next year.
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Pro-life, pro-choice lawmakers brace for historic Supreme Court abortion arguments
Michele Goodwin / New York Times:
I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life.
Discussion: Washington Post
Ann M. Simmons / Wall Street Journal:
Russia Expels Some U.S. Diplomats in Latest Tit-for-Tat Action  —  Russia indicates that the move was in retaliation for Washington's expulsion of more than 50 Russian diplomats  —  MOSCOW—Russia's foreign ministry ordered U.S. Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Why the Discredited Dossier Does Not Undercut the Russia Investigation  —  Donald J. Trump and his backers say revelations about the Steele dossier show the Russia investigation was a “hoax.”  That is not what the facts indicate.  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump and his allies …
Discussion: Just Security
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
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.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Private payrolls post better-than-expected growth of 534,000 in November, ADP says  — Private payrolls increased by 534,000 for November, better than the Dow Jones estimate of 506,000, according to ADP.  — Leisure and hospitality saw a gain of 136,000, part of the 424,000 positions added in the services sector.
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
‘I heard boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  The dead were all students at Oxford High.  —  OXFORD CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Students at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit rushed for cover and barricaded classroom doors with chairs when they heard the first gunshots on Tuesday afternoon.
Clinton Foundation donations plummet 75%  —  Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted to $16 million last year, down nearly 75% from the organization's peak when former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was running for president, records reviewed by Axios show.
Discussion: Breitbart
Eliza Collins / Wall Street Journal:
Virginia Democrat Plays Up Defense as Build Back Better Stalks Sidelines  —  Rep. Elaine Luria, a top GOP target, focuses on military and individual social programs, not Biden's overall $2 trillion spending plan  —  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—Democrats' difficult path to retaining …
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.
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.
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
Steven Cohen's Venture Firm Backs 24-Hour Stock-Trading Startup  —  24 Exchange aims for round-the-clock stock trading; Mr. Cohen's Point72 Ventures is leading a funding round  —  Hedge-fund billionaire and New York Mets owner Steven A. Cohen is backing a startup that wants …
Jerusalem Post:
COVID: First signs that vaccine protects against Omicron - health minister  —  So far, Israel has registered four cases infected with the new variant, while general morbidity remains low.  —  There are indications that individuals fully vaccinated against corona within six months …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and HotAir
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Dark-Money Group Paid Former Trump AG to Ask for Pardons—and He Never Registered as a Lobbyist  —  Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker left the Trump administration and almost immediately started asking for presidential pardons—without registering as a lobbyist.
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Morgan / WGCL-TV:
Khalid Kamau wins mayoral election in South Fulton  —  SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (CBS46) — The City of South Fulton will have a new mayor, as the final unofficial results from Fulton County show incumbent mayor Bill Edwards losing his seat to challenger Khalid Kamau.
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Andrew Fedorov / Off the Record:
Curse of the Byline Doppelgängers  —  As The New York Times's Julian Barnes …
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Most Americans believe COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab, support ‘reparations’ for cover-up, poll finds
Discussion: National Review
Mike Stone / Reuters:
U.S. in hypersonic weapon ‘arms race’ with China -Air Force secretary
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Trump's Iran Policy Has Become a Disaster for the U.S. and Israel
Discussion: The Atlantic
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 Earlier Items: 
E. Jean Carroll / Ask E. Jean:
Trump v. Me  —  On Friday, December 3rd, in this Year of Our Lord, 2021, Donald Trump's lawyers …
Caroline Lewis / Gothamist:
After Years Of Delay, NYC Opens First Supervised Injection Sites In US To Fight Opioid Overdoses
Discussion: New York Post, Breitbart and Reason
French conservative presidential voting kicks off with no clear favorite
Discussion: Power Line
William Saletan / Slate:
Red States Are Now Paying Unemployment Benefits to Anti-Vaxxers Who Quit Their Jobs
Discussion: The Guardian
Neal Augenstein / WTOP News:
Fairfax Co. sees largest drop in Va. public school enrollment
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
We Need to Stop Saying ‘Blacklist’ and ‘Whitelist’