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12:10 AM ET, November 29, 2022

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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Trump's Jewish Allies Denounce Dinner With Kanye West and Nick Fuentes  —  Supporters who looked past the former president's admirers in bigoted corners of the far right, and his own use of antisemitic tropes, now are drawing a line.  “He legitimizes Jew hatred and Jew haters,” says one.
Discussion: Breitbart and The Atlantic
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John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
Let's Play ‘Secret Hitler’  —  Making Sense of Trump's Meeting with Fuentes and Kanye  —  As you probably know already, last week Donald Trump had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Kanye West and Nicholas J. Fuentes, one of America's premier White Nationalists and Holocaust deniers.
Discussion: National Review
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Antisemitism's March Into the Mainstream  —  Tom Stoppard's wrenching drama “Leopoldstadt,” which I recently saw on Broadway, begins in 1899 at a Christmas party in the Vienna apartment of Hermann Merz, a prosperous and assimilated Jewish businessman, who is married to a Catholic and nominally converted.
Discussion: Bloomberg, PBS NewsHour and Insider
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The GOP's sickness is far worse than a ‘Trump problem’  —  No one is buying the idea that Donald Trump's dinner last week at Mar-a-Lago with antisemite and white nationalist Nick Fuentes was some sort of aberration — even if Trump's claim is true that Fuentes showed up unannounced in the company of rapper …
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Trump's former antisemitism envoy calls Trump out for meeting with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes  —  WASHINGTON (JTA) — When he was president, Donald Trump hired Elan Carr as his State Department's antisemitism monitor.  Two years after they both left office, Carr is calling out his former boss …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Herschel Walker Only Recently Stopped Renting Out Georgia Home He Claims as His Residence  —  Records show the Senate hopeful—who's facing fresh questions about his Georgia residency—rented out his Atlanta home just before launching his campaign.  —  When he launched his campaign …
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Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff  —  The former president, who held two big rallies before the state's two runoff elections two years ago — both of which Democrats won — will steer clear of Georgia before next week's Senate election.  —  Donald J. Trump will not cross …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp slams Trump's ‘un-American’ white supremacist dinner guest; Walker is silent
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines  —  Two counties in a couple of swing states turned what is usually an uneventful step in the election process into a political flashpoint on Monday.  —  Officials in rural, Republican-controlled Cochise County …
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Arizona Republic:
Democrats could win more seats if Cochise County refuses to certify election  —  Opinion: If Cochise County refuses to certify election results in time, it could hand close congressional and statewide offices to Democrats.  —  Voters − not elected politicians − decide the outcome of elections in this country.
Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk's Boring Company Ghosts Cities Across America  —  The tunnel venture has repeatedly teased local officials with a pledge to ‘solve soul-destroying traffic,’ only to back out  —  ONTARIO, Calif.—The unsolicited proposal from Elon Musk's tunnel-building venture arrived in January 2020.
Discussion: TESMANIAN and Eschaton
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Elon Musk and the hardcore cult of Diet Coke  —  Elon Musk, the world's richest human, might be completely unrelatable in most ways — who among us can buy a $44 billion company on a whim or build a rocket ship to Mars because they liked reading science fiction as a kid?
Discussion: New York Post and Slate
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Averting a Rail Shutdown  —  I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators - without any modifications or delay - to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown.
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Washington Post:
As rail strike deadline nears, Biden to call on Congress to intervene
Josh Funk / Associated Press:
Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike
Anthony Gockowski / Alpha News:
Controversial energy official charged with stealing woman's luggage at MSP  —  Sam Brinton, one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman's luggage at MSP Airport.
Washington Post:
Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store  —  In a series of tweets, the billionaire says Apple also has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter  —  Elon Musk on Monday went on a tear against Apple, Twitter's top advertiser, after he said the company threatened to block …
Chantal Da Silva / NBC News:
Virginia law enforcement worker killed in shootout with deputies after murdering family of teen he had catfished, police say  —  A Virginia law enforcement worker was killed in a shootout with deputies in California after he allegedly killed the mother and grandparents of a teenage girl he had catfished online, police said Sunday.
James Crisp / Telegraph:
Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules  —  Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution in a move set to reignite tensions with farmers who say the industry is unfairly targeted  —  The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near …
Zoe Tillman / Bloomberg:
Trump Immunity Claim in 2020 Civil Rights Suit Rejected by Judge  —  Donald Trump can't claim presidential immunity to avoid a lawsuit that accuses him of civil rights violations in his efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 election, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Discussion: CNN
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
An S.B.F. Ally in the Barrel  —  Sean McElwee, the ur-connected political operative, is the latest to get singed by the FTX scandal following a no-confidence vote at Data for Progress.  His exit speaks volumes, not only about Sam Bankman-Fried, but about the power of social media contagion.
Diana Glebova / The Daily Caller:
Biden Family Excludes Hunter Biden's Daughter From Christmas Stockings Two Years In A Row  —  The Biden family unveiled the 2022 White House Christmas decorations on Monday, hanging a stocking for each of President Joe Biden's grandchildren other than the daughter Hunter Biden had out of wedlock.
Gabriel Rinaldi / Politico:
Germany plans overhaul of immigration system, citizenship laws  —  BERLIN — In a new effort to attract talented foreign workers to the country, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced plans to reform Germany's immigration system and citizenship laws.  —  On Monday, Scholz reiterated his backing …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Hannah Critchfield / Tampa Bay Times:
Who would The Villages back in a Trump-DeSantis clash?  —  The world's largest retirement community has long been a Republican stronghold.  —  THE VILLAGES — The world's largest retirement community was comfortable with consensus.  —  If they talked about politics at all …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Indiana Man Arrested on Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach  —  Defendant Accused of Striking Officers With Flagpole; Nephew Charged With Related Misdemeanor Offenses  —  WASHINGTON — An Indiana man has been arrested on felony charges, including assaulting law enforcement officers …
Landon Mion / Fox News:
Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin dead at 61 after battle with colorectal cancer  —  Rep. Donald McEachin was just re-elected for his fourth term in Congress earlier this month  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for November 28  —  Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin died on Monday …
Washington Post:
Covid deaths skew older, reviving questions about ‘acceptable loss’  —  The pandemic has become a plague of the elderly, with nearly 9 out of 10 deaths in people 65 or older  —  President Biden may have declared the coronavirus pandemic “over,” but from John Felton's view …
Daniel Boguslaw / The Intercept:
Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa Company Desiccating Arizona Was Elected to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors … An official recently elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, where he holds sway over an ongoing water dispute, was also a lobbyist for a Saudi company looking to protect its extraction of precious groundwater.
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court Suggests It Will Limit Corruption Prosecutions  —  US Supreme Court justices signaled they will put new limits on public-corruption prosecutions as they considered overturning the conviction of a onetime top aide to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
NBC News:
Kellyanne Conway appears before Jan. 6 committee  —  Kellyanne Conway sits for deposition with Jan. 6 committee  —  WASHINGTON — Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared Monday before investigators of the House select committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.
americamagazine.org:
Exclusive: Pope Francis denounces polarization, talks women's ordination, the U.S. bishops and more  —  Editor's Note: On Nov. 22, 2022, five representatives of America Media interviewed Pope Francis at his residence at Santa Marta at the Vatican.  Matt Malone, S.J., the departing editor in chief of America …
 
 
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Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
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Sara Dorn / Forbes:
Trump, Kari Lake Amplify Unfounded Claims Of Election Malfeasance In Arizona As Certification Deadline Nears
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
Discussion: Washington Post
Gary Craig / USA Today:
Buffalo Tops shooter pleads guilty to murder, hate crime charges in mass killing
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Judge reprimands Trump Corp. lawyers for late night filings
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
Associated Press:
WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns