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10:25 AM ET, December 4, 2021


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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:
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 …
Discussion: New York Post, Insider and Breitbart
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.
The Daily Beast:
School Gunman's ‘Fugitive’ Parents Nabbed After Manhunt  —  James and Jennifer Crumbley disappeared after they were charged in connection with their teen son's massacre.  —  The parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley have been arrested in an industrial building in Detroit …
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.
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 …
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?”
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.
Harris allies want her to take the reins as a staff shakeup looms
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Doug Emhoff's miracle of light
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
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
Washington Free Beacon:
Media Blame Vaccine Hoarding for Omicron's Emergence in Africa.  They're Wrong.  —  To hear the media tell it, the emergence of the fast-spreading Omicron variant discovered in South Africa is a sign that “the continent was yet again bearing the brunt of panicked policies from Western countries” (New York Times).
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 …
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Twitter says it suspended accounts in error following flood of ‘coordinated and malicious’ reports  —  Far-right activists had urged their followers to use a new company rule to target anti-extremism researchers and journalists  —  Twitter said Friday that it had mistakenly suspended accounts under …
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.
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
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
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.  —  When famed televangelist Marcus Lamb died this week at 64 after contracting covid-19, a who's who of conservative Christian leaders sent out regrets.
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 …
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
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
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Discussion: The Independent
Jeremy Pelzer / Plain Dealer:
Ohio Republican Party leaders stop meeting, call in sheriff's deputies because of anti-DeWine demonstrators
Discussion: The Hill
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate's company
Discussion: The Hill