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10:20 AM ET, November 28, 2022

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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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Politico:
The GOP's great Trump reckoning begins at the state party level  —  For years, Lou Barletta counted himself among Donald Trump's most diehard allies.  The former Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate and congressman endorsed him at a time in 2016 when many GOP elected officials saw Trump as radioactive.
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
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:
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.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: We run down the year-end sprint
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
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 …
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 …
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: Metro.co.uk and Fox News
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Merriam-Webster:
Word of the Year 2022  —  ‘Gaslighting,’ plus ‘sentient,’ ‘omicron,’ ‘queen consort,’ and other top lookups of 2022  —  In this age of misinformation—of “fake news,” conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls,and deepfakes—gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time.
Discussion: The Hill
Joe Mcdonald / Associated Press:
China eases COVID rules after wide protests of lockdowns  —  Chinese authorities eased some anti-virus rules but affirmed their severe “zero COVID” strategy Monday after protesters demanded President Xi Jinping resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.
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Associated Press:
Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down
Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
China's zero-Covid protests create a rare nationwide coalition of interests
Lily Kuo / Washington Post:
Rare protests against China's ‘zero covid’ policy erupt across country
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 …
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
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.
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
Washington Post:
High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk's reign  —  Shift in follower counts for Elizabeth Warren, Ted Cruz show how the platform is beginning to change under Musk  —  High-profile Republican members of Congress gained tens of thousands of Twitter followers …
 
 
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Christine Mai-Duc / Wall Street Journal:
California's Homelessness Problem Pits Gov. Gavin Newsom Against Mayors
Discussion: Power Line
Jonathan Shamir / Haaretz:
New Powers in Far-right Hands: Israel's National Security Ministry, Explained
The White House:
Presidential Memorandum to Promote Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Emma Hurt / Axios:
Scoop: Brian Kemp launches federal PAC
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The far right is losing. That's why America has never been so dangerous.
Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
Discussion: Political Wire
Deepa Bharath / Associated Press:
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