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8:15 PM ET, December 3, 2021


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Mike Martindale / Detroit News:
Oakland County fugitive team searching for parents of Oxford High suspect  —  Pontiac — The Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team is searching Friday for the parents of an Oxford High teenager charged in Tuesday's school shooting after the couple stopped responding to their attorney, according to authorities.
Detroit Free Press:
Parents of Oxford school shooting suspect charged with involuntary manslaughter  —  Gina Kaufman Elisha Anderson Emma SteinDetroit Free Press  —  As news broke Tuesday of a mass shooting at Oxford High School, the mother of the teen suspect sent her son a text message.  —  “Ethan, don't do it,” Jennifer Crumbley wrote.
Fox News:
School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley's parents returning after manhunt underway, lawyers say  —  A statewide ‘Be on the Lookout’ (BOLO) alert was issued for James and Jennifer Crumbley Friday  —  Manhunt underway for Michigan shooting suspect's parents  —  Attorneys for the parents …
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Mediaite and IJR
New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: Scientists Say Omicron Is Spreading Faster in South Africa Than Any Other Variant  —  The new research indicates that the variant can spread more easily than Delta, which was previously the most contagious version of the virus.  Omicron has been found in at least six states, mostly among travelers.
Governor Larry Hogan / The Office of Governor …:
Governor Hogan Announces First Three Confirmed Cases of Omicron Variant in Maryland  —  State Health Officials Continue to Urge Boosters, Strongly Recommend Testing If Symptomatic or Recently Returned From International Travel  —  ANNAPOLIS, MD—  Governor Larry Hogan today announced …
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
It's time to say it: The conservatives on the Supreme Court lied to us all  —  They lied.  —  Yes, I'm talking about the conservative justices on the Supreme Court, and the abortion rights those justices have now made clear they will eviscerate.  —  They weren't just evasive, or vague, or deceptive.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Horizons
Kyle Tharp / FWIW:   Where are the alarm bells?  —  Many of us listened in horror on Tuesday, as Donald Trump's …
David Gilbert / VICE:
Tucker Carlson Asked Hunter Biden to Help His Son Get Into College  —  The email exchange was leaked as a part of the ongoing civil war inside QAnon.  —  DG  —  A leaked copy of an email exchange between Hunter Biden and Tucker Carlson suggests that the Fox News host once asked …
Discussion: Slate, Vanity Fair and Mediaite
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Time to Pull the Plug on Cable News  —  How did the cable news networks become our main stage?  —  Nary a day goes by without somebody saying something stupid somewhere on cable that ignites a national uproar that seizes the news cycle for days.  On Wednesday, Tucker Carlson praised …
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Former Fox News Editor Chris Stirewalt Decries Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 Series: ‘Beyond Reckless,’ ‘Infowars-ian Garbage’
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns  —  As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Eastman takes the Fifth with Jan. 6 committee  —  John Eastman, the attorney who helped former President Donald Trump pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election, has asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, according to a letter he delivered …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Top Trump official to plead the fifth to Capitol attack committee
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Insider
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate's company  —  A division of industrial giant Koch Industries has bought Senate hopeful Jim Lamon's company, likely providing a cash infusion for the Arizona Republican as he pours huge sums of his own money into the race.
Discussion: The Hill
John Wright / Raw Story:
‘Bags and bags’ of money found stashed in bathroom wall at Joel Osteen's megachurch: report  —  A plumbing repair at televangelist Joel Osteen's megachurch in Houston reportedly led to the discovery of “bags and bags” of cash and checks in a bathroom wall.  —  The discovery came several years …
Discussion: Todd Starnes and ABC13
Plumber discovers money, checks in wall of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church years after $600K burglary
Steve Contorno / CNN:
DeSantis proposes a new civilian military force in Florida that he would control  —  St, Petersburg, Florida (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control.  —  DeSantis pitched the idea Thursday …
EXCLUSIVE U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware … Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene aren't fringe.  They're leading indicators.  —  In the past week or so, some of the most notorious hard-right Republican members in the House have been under fire for anti-Muslim bigotry.  So they and their media allies have now hatched a creative new defense for it:
Conrad Swanson / Denver Post:
“No such thing as bad publicity”: Lauren Boebert maintains hold over CD3, despite Islamophobic comments
Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
John Nichols / The Nation:
Ted Cruz Is the Disease  —  The senator is once again attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci and spreading misinformation.  There's a serious side to what the Texan is doing.  —  When Sesame Street's Big Bird announced early in November that he had been vaccinated against Covid-19 …
Elizabeth Spiers / New York Times:
Amy Coney Barrett Doesn't Understand the Trauma of Adoption  —  Ms. Spiers, a Democratic digital strategist, was adopted as an infant.  —  On Wednesday, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from state attorneys seeking to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban …
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
Amy Coney Barrett's Adoption Myths
Discussion: Political Junkie
Burnout, money, concern drive Harris turnover  —  Burnout, better opportunities and concern about being permanently branded a “Harris person” is driving some of the turnover in Vice President Kamala Harris's office, people familiar with the situation tell Axios.
Politico:   Doug Emhoff's miracle of light
Jeremy Pelzer / Plain Dealer:
Ohio Republican Party leaders stop meeting, call in sheriff's deputies because of anti-DeWine demonstrators  —  LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — An Ohio Republican Party Central Committee meeting ended abruptly Friday after raucous opponents of Gov. Mike DeWine in the audience refused to leave …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Jessica Taylor / The Cook Political Report:
What is The Cook Political Report?  —  The Cook Political Report is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends.
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Democratic Socialists Decline To Expel Rep. Jamaal Bowman Over Israel Stances  —  Bowman, a New York Democrat, met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in November.  The visit angered members of the DSA political group.  —  The Democratic Socialists of America decided not to expel Rep. Jamaal Bowman …
US Capitol rioter ‘sought to physically remove’ Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say  —  (CNN)Justice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Raw Story
David Lat / Original Jurisdiction:
As The Yale Law School World Turns  —  Happy Friday.  It's time for some updates in everyone's favorite legal-academic soap opera, As the Yale Law School World Turns.1  —  As usual, I assume familiarity with all recent scandals and controversies at Yale Law School, including Dinner Party-gate …
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Reason
Influential Koch network rocked by an alleged affair scandal, donor departures and a discrimination lawsuit  — The influential, libertarian-leaning Koch network has been rocked by an alleged affair scandal, departures of key donors and a workplace discrimination lawsuit.
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
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Russell Contreras / Axios:
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American Prospect:
As Buttigieg Eyes a Presidential Run, His DOT Is Floundering
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Murray Waas / The Guardian:
Sidney Powell filed false incorporation papers for non-profit, grand jury finds
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Job growth disappoints in November, with a gain of just 210,000, despite high hopes
Jenny Jarvie / Los Angeles Times:
A drama professor told students they got their feelings hurt too easily. They decided to fight back
Discussion: Althouse