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7:25 AM ET, December 4, 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.
There is a manhunt for parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect, but two attorneys say they are not fleeing  —  (CNN)Hours after a prosecutor announced involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old accused of killing four fellow students …
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.
Detroit Free Press:
James and Jennifer Crumbley caught, arrested after vehicle is found in Detroit  —  Darcie Moran Tyler J. Davis Phoebe Wall Howard Elisha AndersonDetroit Free Press  —  James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen charged in the Oxford High School shooting, were located …
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: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and IJR
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 …
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: HuffPost and Raw Story
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump.  Here's proof.  —  A sampling of headlines atop the influential Politico Playbook newsletter over the past month:  —  “Let the Democratic freakout begin.”  —  “Dems start to face the hard questions.”  —  “Does the WH owe Larry Summers an apology?”
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:   Guns, abortion and COVID in America: Life, death and differences too stark to bridge
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 …
Rebecca Robbins / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: F.D.A. Authorizes Eli Lilly Antibody Treatment for Youngest Covid Patients  —  Fauci and top U.S. officials project strength in fighting Omicron, which has been found in at least 11 states.  New research in South Africa indicates that the variant can spread more easily than Delta.
New York Times:
Israeli Company's Spyware Is Used to Target U.S. Embassy Employees in Africa  —  The hack is the first known case of the spyware, known as Pegasus, being used against American officials.  —  WASHINGTON — The iPhones of 11 U.S. Embassy employees working in Uganda were hacked using spyware developed …
Discussion: Al-Monitor
Washington Post:   Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad
EXCLUSIVE U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware
Bill Adair / Air Mail:
Loving Lies  —  Stephen Glass, the most notorious fraud in journalism, decided he would live by one simple rule: Always tell the truth.  Then he broke that rule  —  PORTRAITS BY SHARON SUH  —  I've never liked liars.  I was a newspaper reporter for 20 years and got so frustrated …
Washington Post:
A Kamala Harris staff exodus reignites questions about her leadership style — and her future ambitions  —  The rumors started circulating in July: Vice President Harris's staff was wilting in a dysfunctional and frustrated office, burned out just a few months after her historic swearing-in and pondering exit strategies.
Doug Emhoff's miracle of light
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
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 …
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
A blizzard warning is in effect for Hawaii as the lower 48 contends with a snow drought  —  (CNN)As of Friday morning, only two states in the US have blizzard warnings — and they are Alaska and Hawaii.  Yes, you read that correctly.  In fact, more snow has fallen in Hawaii this season than in Denver, Colorado.
Discussion: CBS News, Gizmodo and Forbes
Conrad Swanson / Denver Post:
“No such thing as bad publicity”: Lauren Boebert maintains hold over CD3, despite Islamophobic comments  —  The Western Slope conservative firebrand has 30 times more cash on hand than her next closest challenger  —  Despite a video surfacing this month of Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert implying …
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
Plumber discovers money, checks in wall of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church years after $600K burglary  —  The 500 envelopes full of cash and checks were found behind a loose toilet as workers moved insulation out of the wall.  —  Re'Chelle Turner, Reporter, Houston
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Fascists Are Already Weaponizing Twitter's New ‘Private Media’ Rule  —  A new Twitter rule against sharing “personal media” without consent is predictably being gamed by the far right.  —  Alerts  —  Twitter's new rule against posting “private media,” such as photographs and videos …
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.
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In Afghanistan, ‘Who Has the Guns Gets the Land’
Alex Kotch / EXPOSEDbyCMD:
ALEC Launches Attack on Banks That Divest From Fossil Fuels
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
The Disgusting Reality Behind Ron DeSantis' New ‘Army’
Discussion: Raw Story
Influential Koch network rocked by an alleged affair scandal, donor departures and a discrimination lawsuit
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Whoopi Goldberg's Nonsensical Abortion Rant
Discussion: HotAir
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Haley has ‘positive’ meeting with Trump
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jeremy Pelzer / Plain Dealer:
Ohio Republican Party leaders stop meeting, call in sheriff's deputies because of anti-DeWine demonstrators
Discussion: The Hill
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Covid Quagmire
Discussion: Power Line
David Lat / Original Jurisdiction:
As The Yale Law School World Turns
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Reason
Russell Contreras / Axios:
A critical race theory founder says he's being inundated with threats
Discussion: The Hill and Jo's Blog
US Capitol rioter ‘sought to physically remove’ Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Eastman takes the Fifth with Jan. 6 committee