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8:15 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 …
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 …
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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
Politico:
A five-week framework for shaking McCarthy  —  SCOOP: ‘CORRUPT BARGAIN’ SEASON FOR McCARTHY — As House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy works to lock down the GOP votes he needs to win the speaker's gavel in January, he's getting squeezed from the right on a number of fronts.
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Biden Helped Democrats Avert a '22 Disaster.  What About '24?  —  A stronger-than-expected midterm showing has quieted the party's public hand-wringing about a re-election campaign for President Biden.  But it hasn't put those worries to rest.  —  Expecting a cataclysmic midterm election …
Emma Hurt / Axios:
Scoop: Brian Kemp launches federal PAC
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
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.
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Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Not an accidental meeting.’ GOP Arkansas governor blasts Trump for hosting white supremacist
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.
Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
China's zero-Covid protests create a rare nationwide coalition of interests  —  Both factory workers and urban elites oppose a policy that the Communist party has no easy way to abandon  —  Every day, somewhere in China, there is a local protest going on.  The country sees hundreds of strikes a year …
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Lily Kuo / Washington Post:
Rare protests against China's ‘zero covid’ policy erupt across country
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 …
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
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
White House looks to tell ‘great story of America’ with holiday decor  —  This year's White House holiday decor is taking a cue from the Constitution, decking the halls with the theme, “We the People.”  —  Jill Biden unveiled the theme for the annual decorating tradition on Monday …
Discussion: CNN and Associated Press
Mitchell Epner / The Daily Beast:
Trump Might Have to Face His Worst Nightmare—a D.C. Jury  —  The 11th Circuit's upcoming ruling likely means the end of the special master in the investigation over classified documents.  That means a District jury, not a Florida one. … Federal prosecutors on Tuesday …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Murphy says Senate does not have 60 votes to pass assault weapon ban  —  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a leading advocate for gun control in the Senate, expressed doubt on Sunday that an assault weapons ban once again being pushed by President Biden after the country's latest mass shooting could pass the upper chamber.
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Washington Post:
After more than 600 mass shootings this year, let's be honest about guns
Discussion: NPR and PennLive
 
 
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Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
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Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Iran want USA banned for 'offending country's dignity' over World Cup flag
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Meet the Voters Who Fueled New York's Seismic Tilt Toward the G.O.P.
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