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12:55 PM 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 …
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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.
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine Scrambles to Restore Power After Russian Missile Strikes  —  Russia, after a string of defeats on the battlefield, is targeting civilians across Ukraine as temperatures plunge  —  KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian authorities worked to bring back electricity supplies in several cities including Kyiv …
New York Times:
Russia unleashes a missile barrage, knocking out power and killing at least 10.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
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Tyler Pager / Washington Post:
White House likely to honor some GOP probes but not those on Hunter
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Newsbusters
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 …
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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 …
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.
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James Risen / The Intercept:   I Experienced Jack Smith's Zeal Firsthand. Will Trump Get the Same Treatment?
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 …
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.
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 …
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Trump Hosts Holocaust Revisionist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago  —  Fuentes and West are the latest figures with known histories of extremism and explicit antisemitic remarks to meet with Trump since he announced his 2024 presidential candidacy earlier this month
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
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 …
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Doug Mastriano supporters are flooding Pa. courts with baseless recount petitions in the governor's race  —  Doug Mastriano lost by a lot.But some of his supporters wrongly believe the results are inaccurate, and they think they've found a way to do something about it.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Sandra Laville / The Guardian:
Over 20,000 died in western Europe's summer heatwaves, figures show
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia Supreme Court upholds Saturday voting in US Senate runoff
Bill McKibben / New Yorker:
Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We're Inching Toward It
Discussion: Althouse
Charles Ashby / Daily Sentinel:
Boebert gets new FEC warning letter
Politico:
Schumer proposes Dem leadership shake-up
Discussion: Political Wire
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Ian James / Los Angeles Times:
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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
ESPN:
Ohio St. apologizes to Michigan St. hockey player after racial slur
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Beast
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 panel staffers angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump
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