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9:25 AM ET, November 28, 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 …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
House Dems on GOP's thin majority: Welcome to hell  —  Democrats just spent two harrowing years navigating one of the tiniest majorities in House history.  Now it's the GOP's turn — and things could get even worse.  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his team are set …
Discussion: New Republic
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: We run down the year-end sprint  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  President JOE BIDEN and lawmakers return to Washington this week facing a lengthy lame-duck to-do list with only three weeks scheduled to resolve it …
Politico:   A five-week framework for shaking McCarthy
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump ‘shied away from criticising Nick Fuentes’  —  Advisers wanted ex-president to distance himself from white supremacist with whom he dined but Trump feared alienating supporters - insiders  —  Donald Trump repeatedly refused to disavow the outspoken antisemite …
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Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Key Trump 2024 Rivals Silent After His White Supremacist Meeting
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Not an accidental meeting.’ GOP Arkansas governor blasts Trump for hosting white supremacist
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Major News Outlets Urge U.S. to Drop Its Charges Against Assange  —  In a joint letter, news organizations warned that the indictment of Julian Assange “sets a dangerous precedent” that could chill reporting about matters of national security.  —  WASHINGTON — The New York Times …
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The New York Times Company:
An Open Letter from Editors and Publishers: Publishing is Not a Crime  —  The U.S. government should end its prosecution of Julian Assange for publishing secrets.  —  Twelve years ago, on November 28th 2010, our five international media outlets - The New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde …
Associated Press:
Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down  —  Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China's powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party.
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Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
China's zero-Covid protests create a rare nationwide coalition of interests
The White House:
Holidays at The White House … East Wing - Honor & Remembrance  —  The bells that adorn the East Entrance of the White House symbolize the unifying and healing power of music, welcoming guests with melody and song.  —  Holiday greenery and red cardinals line the columns and beams of the East Wing Lobby.
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
White House looks to tell ‘great story of America’ with holiday decor
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Junot Díaz in limbo  —  Your Email addressSign Up  —  It took a bit of persuading to get the writer Junot Díaz to meet me at the McNally Jackson bookstore on Spring Street in Manhattan last Saturday.  Once inside, he pulled his Detroit Tigers cap low over his eyes and pretended to browse the nonfiction paperbacks table.
Eva Corlett / The Guardian:
Twitter failed to detect upload of Christchurch mosque terror attack videos  —  Footage was taken down only after the New Zealand government alerted Twitter, which had failed to pick up the content as harmful  —  Twitter has removed freshly uploaded footage of the Christchurch terror attack …
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 …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Billionaire-Backed ‘Hub for Election Denial’  —  Dick Uihlein has been awfully busy backing election deniers.  A new IRS filing shows he also teamed up with one.  —  Right-wing megadonor Dick Uihlein has been funneling tens of millions of dollars to election deniers …
Discussion: Raw Story
The White House:
Presidential Memorandum to Promote Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence  —  Today, President Biden will sign a Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to strengthen the U.S. government's efforts to combat conflict-related sexual violence …
Discussion: Associated Press
Leanne Italie / Associated Press:
What headline?  ‘Gaslighting’ Merriam-Webster's word of 2022  —  “Gaslighting” — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.  Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before.  But something else happened.
Discussion: The Hill, Metro.co.uk and Fox News
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing  —  Ads with the candidates' ex-wives.  Cries of “liar” flying in both directions.  Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure.  Questioning an opponent's independence.  His intellect.  His mental stability.
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Emma Hurt / Axios:
Scoop: Brian Kemp launches federal PAC
 
 
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Christine Mai-Duc / Wall Street Journal:
California's Homelessness Problem Pits Gov. Gavin Newsom Against Mayors
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Jonathan Shamir / Haaretz:
New Powers in Far-right Hands: Israel's National Security Ministry, Explained
Mitchell Epner / The Daily Beast:
Trump Might Have to Face His Worst Nightmare—a D.C. Jury
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Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
Discussion: Political Wire
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Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler
Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Iran want USA banned for 'offending country's dignity' over World Cup flag
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