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10:00 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: 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 …
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
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:   Guns, abortion and COVID in America: Life, death and differences too stark to bridge
Kyle Tharp / FWIW:   Where are the alarm bells?  —  Many of us listened in horror on Tuesday, as Donald Trump's …
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: Fauci and Top U.S. Officials Project Strength in Fighting Omicron  —  New research in South Africa indicates that the variant can spread more easily than Delta, which was previously the fastest-moving version of the virus.  Omicron has been found in at least 11 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 …
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.
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 …
Washington Post:   Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad
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
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Former Fox News Editor Chris Stirewalt Decries Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 Series: ‘Beyond Reckless,’ ‘Infowars-ian Garbage’
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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 …
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
The Disgusting Reality Behind Ron DeSantis New ‘Army’
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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
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 …
Doug Emhoff's miracle of light  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  A White House's success is often measured by the dramatic actions it takes.  But occasionally the more remarkable breakthroughs come …
Burnout, money, concern drive Harris turnover
Video15:08 Inside Australia's Covid internment camp  —  Freddie Sayers spoke to Hayley Hodgson, who has returned from a 14-day detention  —  Hayley Hodgson, 26, moved to Darwin from Melbourne to escape the never-ending lockdowns — only to find herself locked up in a Covid Internment Camp without even having the virus.
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
Amy Coney Barrett's Adoption Myths
Discussion: Political Junkie
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.
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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
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Haley has ‘positive’ meeting with Trump
Discussion: Politico
Jeff Charles / RedState:
Black Lives Matter Trashes Capitalism, Forgets Very Important Detail
Discussion: Townhall and Fox News
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Covid Quagmire
Discussion: Power Line
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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: Jo's Blog and The Hill
US Capitol rioter ‘sought to physically remove’ Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Raw Story
American Prospect:
As Buttigieg Eyes a Presidential Run, His DOT Is Floundering
Discussion: Eschaton
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