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10:30 PM ET, November 27, 2022

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Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Twitter grapples with Chinese spam obscuring news of protests  —  For hours, links to adult content overwhelmed other posts from cities where dramatic rallies escalated  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter's radically reduced anti-propaganda team grappled on Sunday with a flood of nuisance content …
Discussion: Political Wire
Andrew Solender / Axios:
GOP lawmakers hushed on Trump's dinner with white nationalist … - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in a statement to Axios: “Republicans who continue to remain silent become complicit in legitimizing bigotry and hate when the leader of their own party mainstreams fringe white nationalists and antisemites.”
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Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Key Trump 2024 Rivals Silent After His White Supremacist Meeting  —  Many of Donald Trump's potential 2024 rivals and some top Republicans have fallen silent on the former president's dinner with a notorious white supremacist, illustrating the party's continuing struggle to escape his grasp.
Jackie Shafer / Zionist Organization of America:
ZOA Deplores Pres. Trump for Dining with Jew-Haters Kanye West & Nick Fuentes, and Demands he Condemn Them  —  Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein, a child of holocaust survivors, released the following statement: … President Trump's stirring call to the entire nation …
New York Times:
Deadly Fire in China Fuels Protests Over Xi's Covid Policies  —  Protests became rare once the government cut off most routes to collective action.  But ubiquitous Covid rules, bringing shared suffering, have created a focus for anger.  —  The fire began with a faulty power strip in a bedroom …
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Reuters:
Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests  —  Chinese protesters have turned to blank sheets of paper to express their anger over COVID-19 restrictions in a rare, widespread outpouring of public dissent that has gone beyond social media to some of China's streets and top universities.
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Protests Spread Over Government's Covid Restrictions
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The far right is losing.  That's why America has never been so dangerous.  —  “Tis the season, apparently.  Pre-Thanksgiving travelers who clogged the busy Gate D10 at Seattle-Tacoma International were shocked — although maybe slightly less shocked than they would have been five years ago …
Deepa Bharath / Associated Press:
Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler  —  Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building's co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down.  —  “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Meet the Voters Who Fueled New York's Seismic Tilt Toward the G.O.P.  —  Republicans used doomsday-style ads to prey on suburban voters' fear of crime in New York, helping to flip enough seats to capture the House.  —  GREAT NECK PLAZA, N.Y. — Lynn Frankel still has bouts of nostalgia for her old life …
New York Times:
The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths  —  Why other rich nations have surpassed the U.S. in protecting pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.  —  About a thousand people gathered on a bright morning on the National Mall the Saturday before Thanksgiving for what has become …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wall Street Journal:
Stop Pronouncing ‘Turkey’ Wrong, Country Begs the Rest of the World  —  In part weary of bird comparisons, Turkey wants everyone to say its name as Tour-key-yeh.  The rebranding has been a head-scratcher for many people.
Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Iran want USA banned for 'offending country's dignity' over World Cup flag  — USA show Iran flag without emblem of Islamic republic  — Teams meet on Tuesday in their final Group B match  —  It has long threatened to be one of the World Cup's biggest flashpoints: the “Great Satan” against the “Axis of Evil”.
Tyler Estep / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Voters turn out for Saturday voting in Georgia Senate runoff  —  Republicans had challenged legality of post-holiday early voting  —  Johnnie Brooks likes to vote early, in general — and early in the day, too.  —  Usually it helps limit the wait.  But a lot of the 78-year-old's neighbors seemingly …
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Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing
Agence France-Presse:
Ex-US Marine General Among Russia's Wagner Mercenaries: Founder … The head of the Russian mercenary outfit Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said Friday that a former US Marine general was working for the group.  —  In response to a request for comment from Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat …
Washington Post:
After more than 600 mass shootings this year, let's be honest about guns  —  The mass shootings that plague this nation are a uniquely American jumble of contradictions.  Each new one horrifies, and yet fits into a depressingly familiar pattern.  Communities count the dead …
Discussion: NPR and PennLive
David Smith / The Guardian:
‘They will bend the knee’: Lincoln project cofounder cautions against dismissing Trump  —  Rick Wilson, a veteran Republican strategist, suggests the ex-president still holds sway despite multiple crises  —  Donald Trump, the former US president, is all washed up.
Discussion: RedState, New York Post and Raw Story
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Can Ron DeSantis ride the culture war to the White House?
Discussion: Haaretz and The Capitolist
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Divided government demands creativity.  Here are 3 ways to get things done.  —  The past two years deserve to be seen as a time of progress — and the 2022 election as ratification that voters noticed.  Even in the face of high inflation, they kept the Senate in Democratic hands …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Clare Toeniskoetter / New York Times:
Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases
Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
Discussion: Political Wire
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Waste, fraud, abuse’: GOP lawmaker says House committee will investigate COVID spending
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
 Earlier Items: 
Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Murphy says Senate does not have 60 votes to pass assault weapon ban
New York Times:
As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone
Discussion: Mercury News
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
January 6 report expected to focus on Trump's role and potential culpability