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9:40 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.
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CNN:
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 …
Discussion: New York Post, Insider and Breitbart
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 …
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?”
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.
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Politico:
Harris allies want her to take the reins as a staff shakeup looms  —  Kamala Harris is undergoing yet another transition.  —  Less than a year after assembling a mostly new team to help settle her into the vice presidency, key members of Harris' orbit are leaving and even more are eyeing the exits.
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Politico:
Doug Emhoff's miracle of light
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
Washington Free Beacon:
The Omicron Factor the Media Won't Tell You About  —  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
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Rebecca Robbins / New York Times:
Covid Live Updates: F.D.A. Authorizes Eli Lilly Antibody Treatment for Youngest Covid Patients
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 …
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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
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 …
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 …
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Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden's $2T bill
Discussion: Insider and Outside the Beltway
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.
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Jill Lawrence / USA Today:   Guns, abortion and COVID in America: Life, death and differences too stark to bridge
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 …
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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 …
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.
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
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Cuomo spy games: DeRosa used MTA official to secretly record sex harassment accuser  —  Andrew Cuomo's top aide pulled a downright dirty — and possibly illegal — trick to try and impugn one of the then-governor's sexual harassment accusers, The Post has learned.
CNN:
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
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.
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 …
 
 
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Conrad Swanson / Denver Post:
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CNBC:
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