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10:40 AM ET, December 6, 2021

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Barton Gellman / The Atlantic:
Trump's Next Coup Has Already Begun  —  Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup.  It will rely on subversion more than violence, although each will have its place.  If the plot succeeds, the ballots cast by American voters will not decide the presidency in 2024.
Axios:
Right wing builds its own echo chamber  —  Conservatives are aggressively building their own apps, phones, cryptocurrencies and publishing houses in an attempt to circumvent what they see as an increasingly liberal internet and media ecosystem.  —  Why it matters: Many of these efforts …
Discussion: Political Wire and Twitchy
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Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:   Who Just Gave Trump $1 Billion? Let's Find Out.
Wall Street Journal:
CNN President Jeff Zucker Protected Chris Cuomo.  Then Came a U-Turn.  —  Network boss fired the star anchor on Saturday, leaving a hole in the channel's prime-time lineup  —  CNN President Jeff Zucker stood by Chris Cuomo last spring after revelations that the star anchor had helped his brother …
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Politico:
Democrats fall flat with ‘Latinx’ language  —  As Democrats seek to reach out to Latino voters in a more gender-neutral way, they've increasingly begun using the word Latinx, a term that first began to get traction among academics and activists on the left.  —  But that very effort …
Discussion: RedState
Washington Post:
Sidney Powell group raised more than $14 million spreading election falsehoods  —  In the months after President Donald Trump lost the November election, lawyer Sidney Powell raised large sums from donors inspired by her fight to reverse the outcome of the vote.
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
New York City sets sweeping vaccine mandate for all private employers.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City on Monday morning to combat the spread of the Omicron variant.  —  Mr. de Blasio said the aggressive measure …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How TikTok Reads Your Mind  —  It's the most successful video app in the world.  Our columnist has obtained an internal company document that offers a new level of detail about how the algorithm works.  —  There are four main goals for TikTok's algorithm: .户价值, .户 …
Michael Schulman / New Yorker:
On “Succession,” Jeremy Strong Doesn't Get the Joke  —  “I take him as seriously as I take my own life,” he says of his character, Kendall Roy. … When Jeremy Strong was a teen-ager, in suburban Massachusetts, he had three posters thumbtacked to his bedroom wall: Daniel Day-Lewis in …
Politico:
Dems plot escape from Biden's poll woes  —  Rep. Jared Golden is facing one of the toughest reelection battles in the country.  One thing he says doesn't keep him up at night, though, is President Joe Biden's sinking approval rating.  —  “I really don't care at all.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away
Discussion: Fox News
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week  —  (CNN)The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, according to several sources.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Charlie Sykes stuns MSNBC host with lewd description of Thomas Massie's gun photo as like pic of his privates  —  Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, conservative commentator and Bulwark editor attacked Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY) after he posted a Christmas photo of him with his family in their pajamas with a bunch of guns.
Discussion: Morning Shots and HuffPost
Washington Post:
Seven days: Following Trump's coronavirus trail  —  When he first learned he had tested positive for the coronavirus, President Donald Trump was already aboard Air Force One, en route to a massive rally in Middletown, Pa.  —  With him on the plane that Saturday evening were dozens of people …
Discussion: Insider, POLITICUSUSA and IJR
Feliz Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to Four Years in Myanmar Prison  —  Guilty verdicts for incitement and breaching pandemic rules are first in raft of charges brought against the ousted leader by the military  —  Myanmar's ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years imprisonment …
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Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
Myanmar Court Sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 Years in Initial Verdicts
Washington Post:
‘Rife’ cocaine use reported in U.K. Parliament — just as Boris Johnson announces crackdown on drug crime  —  LONDON — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says he is calling in police to investigate reports that drug use is “rife” in Parliament — as Prime Minister Boris Johnson dressed …
Discussion: Sky News and Breitbart
Washington Post:
Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  We chuckled at the line about Politico journalists in HBO's “Succession” last night.  But first:  —  Biden is approving more drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis shows
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Trump brokers deal to remake the field in N.C. Senate race  —  Donald Trump brokered a deal this weekend to clear the North Carolina GOP Senate field for Rep. Ted Budd, the candidate he endorsed in June but who has failed to emerge so far as the clear frontrunner.
Discussion: The Hill, NBC News and The Daily Caller
Katrina Manson / Financial Times:
Biden turns to spy chief for tricky diplomatic missions  —  CIA director Bill Burns tries to re-engineer the agency while dealing with Russia and an assertive China  —  As the first career diplomat to run the CIA, director Bill Burns sometimes has to remind himself to stick to his role as US spy chief.
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
A Chicken-Fried McGovern, Newt's Good Ideas and the Senate Zoo: A Dole One-Liner Sampler  —  Bob Dole, who died on Sunday at age 98, was generous with his sarcastic wit, using it against Democrats, Republicans and often himself.  —  At a vice-presidential debate against Walter Mondale in 1976 …
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Washington Examiner:
Biden needlessly extends COVID misery  —  The film Please Remove Your Shoes, released in 2010, documents the development of security theater in airports after 9/11.  It shows how the Transportation Security Administration's screening for commercial flights encouraged a false sense …
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump backed former GOP Sen. Perdue launches Georgia gubernatorial bid; charges Gov. Kemp ‘failed all of us’  —  Perdue, declaring his candidacy for Georgia governor, argues that Kemp ‘caved to Abrams’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for December 6  —  EXCLUSIVE - Former Republican …
Miami Herald:
Florida's elected leader must try to prevent gun violence  —  OPINION AND COMMENTARY  —  Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters.  —  Eight Floridians die every day because of gun violence.
The White House:
A Proclamation on the Death of Robert Joseph Dole  —  As a mark of respect for Robert Joseph Dole, a statesman like few in our history and a war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The goodness of Bob Dole
 
 
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Neri Zilber / New Lines Magazine:
Why Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal
Associated Press:
Trump-tied group pushing for voting changes in Wisconsin
Gene Johnson / Associated Press:
Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant
Discussion: Boston.com and ABC News
Eric Dezenhall / Wall Street Journal:
The Media Stonewalls on the Steele Dossier
Tyler O'Neil / Fox News:
Fort Worth School Board Racial Equity Committee co-chair owns up to attacks on parents
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:
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Reuters:
Far-right French presidential hopeful promises ‘reconquest’ at rally
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
“I am not a traitor”: Reality Winner explains why she leaked a classified document
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Denmark sees ‘concerning’ jump in omicron cases — a warning sign for Europe
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New York Times:
What an America Without Roe Would Look Like
Sarah Mucha / Axios:
Vulnerable Democrats: Less Trump talk
Discussion: HotAir and A More Balanced Force
Nicole Chavez / CNN:
Students are fed up with racist slurs and bullying. Now they're walking out of class
Discussion: The Root
Charles Gaba / ACA Signups:
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Discussion: Rolling Stone