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10:15 AM ET, November 24, 2022


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Nathaniel Herz / Washington Post:
Lisa Murkowski and Mary Peltola win Alaska races, defeating Trump-backed opponents  —  Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola on Wednesday became the first Alaska Native to win a full term in Congress, securing reelection along with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who both defeated challengers endorsed …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Murkowski, Peltola win in Alaska  —  Two Alaska moderates, GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola, won reelection Wednesday over two challengers backed by former President Donald Trump, thanks to the state's ranked-choice-voting system, which allowed them to prevail without winning a majority of the vote.
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Porn-Star Dad of LGBT Club Massacre Suspect Spews Homophobia in First Interview  —  Aaron Franklin Brink, who has appeared in such films as “I Wanna Get Titty Fucked” and “Latina Slut Academy,” said he was just happy his kid isn't gay.  —  MMA-fighter-turned-porn-actor Aaron Franklin Brink …
NBC News:
Right-wing influencers and media double down on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in the wake of the Colorado shooting  —  Some right-wing media figures and influencers have doubled down on the use of inflammatory rhetoric against the LGBTQ community in the wake of Saturday night's shooting at a Colorado gay club that killed five.
European Parliament:
European Parliament declares Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism  — Russia is committing war crimes and uses “means of terrorism”  — MEPs call for the further international isolation of Russia  — Close and ban Russian state-affiliated institutions in the EU spreading propaganda
New York Times:
Russia unleashes a missile barrage, knocking out power and killing at least 10.  —  G7 and Allies Fail to Agree on Price Cap for Russian Oil … E.U. diplomats disagree on where exactly the price cap should be set.  —  Talks to set a cap on the price of Russian oil long in the works …
James Risen / The Intercept:
I Experienced Jack Smith's Zeal Firsthand.  Will Trump Get the Same Treatment? … Jack Smith came after me.  If he goes after Donald Trump with the same unrelenting ferocity, Trump will be in trouble.  —  On Friday, Smith was appointed special counsel to handle two ongoing criminal investigations …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Trump's new nemesis … - Protection: Trump is no longer in office, meaning the Justice Department policy that barred Mueller from indicting a sitting president does not apply. … - Timing: Both Garland and Smith have stressed that the appointment will not slow the pace of either investigation.
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 panel staffers angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump  —  Fifteen former and current staffers expressed concern that important findings unrelated to Trump will not become available to the American public  —  Since Rep. Liz Cheney accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's offer …
Michael Wilson / New York Times:
After 3 Mass Shootings, a Thanksgiving With 14 Empty Chairs  —  The victims' lives paint a picture of a uniquely American holiday's ideals.  Their deaths reveal how routinely those dreams are dashed.  —  A janitor working his shift at a Virginia Walmart.  A 40-year-old woman returning home to Colorado Springs for the holidays.
6 victims shot and killed in a Virginia Walmart include a 16-year-old boy, authorities say
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation  —  Prosecutors want to speak with the former vice president as a witness to former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in power, and he is said to be considering how to respond.  —  The Justice Department is seeking …
Washington Post:
Trump aides Bannon, Miller advising the Bolsonaros on next steps  —  Some allies and advisers want the Brazilian president to contest his election loss to Lula.  Others want a global fight over free speech.  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — While tens of thousands of supporters of President Jair …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
US Confronts Iran on Protests, Ukraine and Nuclear Enrichment  —  The Biden administration has imposed new sanctions on Tehran and expressed support for protesters, as the Iranian government aids Russia in the Ukraine war and continues nuclear enrichment.  —  Over the past few days …
John Nichols / The Nation:
FDR Served Up a Critique of Capitalism With His Thanksgiving Proclamations  —  The 32nd president regularly decried “greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”  —  Franklin Delano Roosevelt wasn't a socialist.  But, like Abraham Lincoln before him, the 32nd president enjoyed …
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
There is a growing shadow campaign to defend Joe Biden from House Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — As Republicans prepare to use their new House majority to probe the Biden administration and the business dealings of the president's son Hunter, Democrats are assembling a constellation of groups to respond.
Charlie Mahtesian / Politico:
What 2022 tells us about the 2024 electoral map  —  THE NARROW PATH — Iowa, Florida, and Ohio are gone.  Minnesota is fool's gold for Republicans.  Texas remains out of reach for Democrats.  —  These are some of the early signs from the midterm election results, which provide some clues …
Discussion: New York Times
Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
Biden administration clears way for ESG in 401(k)s, reversing Trump rules  —  The Labor Department cleared the path for employers to consider environmental, social, and governance principles when choosing investment funds for their 401(k) plans.  —  The move, which was announced on Tuesday …
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Congressmembers Tried to Stop the SEC's Inquiry Into FTX  —  The ‘Blockchain Eight’ wrote a bipartisan letter in March attempting to chill the SEC's information requests to crypto firms.  FTX was one of those firms.  —  Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee …
Discussion: Eschaton, New Republic and Quartz
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Likely Won't Be Forced to Testify at Trial in the First Amendment Case Brought by Prosecutor He Ousted  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) likely will not testify at a trial over his decision to oust a Democratic local prosecutor who refused to prosecute abortion cases.
Bill McKibben / New Yorker:
Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We're Inching Toward It  —  The scientists who study solar geoengineering don't want anyone to try it.  But climate inaction is making it more likely.  —  If we decide to “solar geoengineer” the Earth—to spray highly reflective particles …
Discussion: Althouse
Bryce Covert / Talking Points Memo:
Is Long COVID Part Of The Historically Tight Labor Market?  Signs Point to Yes.  —  Long COVID Has Likely Taken Millions of Americans Out of the Workforce  —  Amanda Finley got interested in archeology when her third grade teacher spent the school year on it.  “I just loved it,” she said.
McKenzie Beard / Washington Post:
Covid is no longer mainly a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Here's why.
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Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia Supreme Court upholds Saturday voting in US Senate runoff
Charles Ashby / Daily Sentinel:
Boebert gets new FEC warning letter
Schumer proposes Dem leadership shake-up
Discussion: Political Wire
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
Almost Safe, She Returned to Munich and Lost Her Painting and Her Life
Ian James / Los Angeles Times:
'It's a disaster.' Drought dramatically shrinking California farmland, costing $1.7 billion
Discussion: and The Hill
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Ohio St. apologizes to Michigan St. hockey player after racial slur
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Beast
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Doug Mastriano supporters are flooding Pa. courts with baseless recount petitions in the governor's race
Discussion: Raw Story
David Conn / The Guardian:
Revealed: Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly received £29m from ‘VIP lane’ PPE firm
Ashley Southall / New York Times:
How New York City Became a Free-for-All of Unlicensed Weed
Washington Post:
GOP candidate for Arizona attorney general sues to reverse results