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4:40 PM ET, December 4, 2021


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Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect arrested after manhunt  —  James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to all charges against them during their arraignment Saturday morning.  —  The couple “fully intended” to turn themselves in “first thing this morning for arraignment …
The Daily Beast:
School Gunman's ‘Fugitive’ Parents Laugh, Cry in Court After Wild Manhunt  —  James and Jennifer Crumbley fronted court Saturday after fugitive teams tracked them down in an industrial building in east Detroit.  —  The parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley pleaded not guilty …
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 …
There is a manhunt for parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect, but two attorneys say they are not fleeing
ABC News:
Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty, held on $500K bond each
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 …
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?”
Harris allies want her to take the reins as a staff shakeup looms
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Wire
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
It's Tough to Deter Putin Once You've Given Him the Pipeline He Wanted  —  God only knows if this unidentified U.S. intelligence official speaking to Sky News is correct...  Russia is planning a military offensive against Ukraine, which could begin as soon as early 2022, according to United States intelligence officials.
Discussion: Sky News and Politico
Washington Post:
Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns
Biden and Putin to hold video call on Tuesday, will discuss Ukraine
Ashley Wong / New York Times:
How a Cream Cheese Shortage Is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops  —  Supply chain problems that have hit businesses across the country now threaten a quintessential New York treat.  —  Zabar's is running low.  Tompkins Square Bagels is down to sticks.  Pick-a-Bagel has only a few days' supply left.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Justice Sotomayor drops the S-bomb  —  Stench.  —  Justice Sonia Sotomayor said stench, about her own court, during oral argument Wednesday in the Mississippi abortion case.  Specifically, observing that states were passing ever-stricter abortion laws, explicitly inspired by the court's …
Discussion: The Guardian
New York Times:
Fearing a Repeat of Jan. 6, Congress Eyes Changes to Electoral Count Law  —  Members of the special House committee investigating the Capitol riot are among those arguing for an overhaul of a more than century-old statute enacted to address disputed elections.
Diana Leonard / Washington Post:
Snow may vanish for years at a time in Mountain West with climate warming  —  Study warns of impending water supply problems due to nearly snowless mountains in about 35 to 60 years  —  A new study provides a glimpse into the future of Western U.S. snow and the picture is far from rosy …
Discussion: Twitchy
The Guardian:
WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads  —  US and Australia become latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases  —  The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the World Health Organization has said …
Washington Free Beacon:
Media Blame Vaccine Hoarding for Omicron's Emergence in Africa. They're Wrong.
Discussion: Instapundit
Eileen O'Grady / Concord Monitor:
‘Teacher Loyalty’ bill would restrict how U.S. history, especially racism, can be discussed in school … Just one year after New Hampshire legislators first introduced a bill that banned the teaching or discussion of “divisive concepts” like systemic racism, another bill will be debated …
Joshua Zitser / Insider:
A Trump-loving former KKK leader who was jailed for beating a Black man is running for office as a Republican in Georgia, report says  — Chester Doles is running as a Republican for a spot on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners.  — He spent decades involved with the Ku Klux Klan …
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
‘A real fight for our existence’: Massachusetts GOP spirals in Baker exit  —  BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker kept Republicans relevant in deep-blue Massachusetts.  Now his exit has the GOP at each others' throats.  —  Baker announced this week that he wouldn't seek a third term.
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:
Why Tucker Carlson Is Defending Alex Jones  —  There was a time when someone like Jones would have been too toxic to embrace.  —  About the author: Peter Wehner is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Manchin: Yes, I'll vote to end Bidens private-sector vaccine mandate  —  Shadow President Joe Manchin continues to wreak havoc with the Democrats' agenda in the Senate.  As Ed already reported, Manchin was all set to support an amendment in the continuing resolution this week …
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden's $2T bill
Discussion: Insider and Outside the Beltway
Audrey Conklin / Fox News:
National School Board Association fallout continues as half of US states push back against organization  —  The votes to withdraw membership come after the NSBA sent a controversial letter to the White House  —  NSBA coordinated with White House before sending school board memo
Discussion: 1819news and National Review
Washington Post:
Friends who attended anime convention with man who contracted omicron have tested positive for coronavirus, health official says  —  The Minnesota man who contracted the omicron variant of the coronavirus met up with about 35 friends at a New York City anime convention and about half …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Who knew?  Emails reveal the unlikely close friendship between Hunter Biden and Tucker Carlson: President's son wrote Georgetown recommendation …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
'She's going to lose': Dems brag redistricting dooms conservative Illinois freshman
Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Federal Scrutiny of Cuomo Widens to His Office's Treatment of Women
Roger Kerson / Slate:
Meet the Trump Fanatics Who Have Taken Over Elections in a Critical Swing State
Syed Raza Hassan / Reuters:
Pakistan receives $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia
 Earlier Items: 
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Cuomo spy games: DeRosa used MTA official to secretly record sex harassment accuser
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Marcus Lamb died of covid-19 after his network discouraged vaccines. But some Christian leaders don't want to talk about it.
Josh Israel / The American Independent:
6 million jobs have been added under Biden. House Republicans call it a ‘disaster.’
Discussion: The Hill, The Bias and CNBC
New York Times:
In Afghanistan, ‘Who Has the Guns Gets the Land’
Alex Kotch / EXPOSEDbyCMD:
ALEC Launches Attack on Banks That Divest From Fossil Fuels