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2:20 PM 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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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp slams Trump's ‘un-American’ white supremacist dinner guest; Walker is silent  —  Gov. Brian Kemp criticized former President Donald Trump for his dinner with Nick Fuentes, whose unabashed racism and antisemitism has made him the nation's most prominent white nationalist figure.
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
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.
Politico:   A five-week framework for shaking McCarthy
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 and Raw Story
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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 …
Rich Lowry / National Review:   The Extreme Recklessness of Biden 2.0
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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Joe Mcdonald / Associated Press:
China eases COVID rules after wide protests of lockdowns
TechCrunch:
Great Wall of porn obscures China protest news on Twitter  —  Search any major Chinese city on Twitter, and you will see a cascade of spam tweets showing porn, escort services, and gambling content that are published every few seconds, making it impossible to get any legitimate results.
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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
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Warnock rallies weekend voters, but Walker is out of sight  —  U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock hardly took any time off for Thanksgiving break, headlining six separate events scattered across metro Atlanta this weekend to pump up weekend voting.  Meanwhile, Herschel Walker …
Discussion: CNN, RedState and Bloomberg
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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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.
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Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:   Jan. 6 committee is questioning ex-Trump aide Kellyanne Conway
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 …
Discussion: HotAir and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Russia-Ukraine War  —  Russia Denies Reports That It Will Withdraw from Embattled Nuclear Plant … The Kremlin tries to tamp down speculation that its forces will leave the Zaporizhzhia plant.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Following a string of Ukrainian military successes in the south …
Benjamin Wilson / Washington Free Beacon:
Google Gave FBI Location Data for Thousands of Cell Phones Near Jan. 6 Riots, Court Records Show  —  Google provided the FBI with the locations of 5,723 cellphones near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, court records show.  —  Filings in the case against suspect David Rhine show Google identified 5,723 devices …
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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: MLive.com, The Hill, Just The News and IJR
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Associated Press:
WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns  —  The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist.  The U.N. health agency said in a statement Monday …
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Judge reprimands Trump Corp. lawyers for late night filings  —  New York CNN —  Judge Juan Merchan reprimanded lawyers for the Trump Corporation for filing motions and new exhibits late Sunday night that they want to introduce Monday morning when they question Mazars accountant Donald Bender …
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
Gary Craig / USA Today:
Buffalo Tops shooter pleads guilty to murder, hate crime charges in mass killing  —  The 19-year-old white man accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday morning to more than two dozen related state charges.
Catherine Pearson / New York Times:
Why Is It So Hard for Men to Make Close Friends?  —  American men are stuck in a “friendship recession.”  Here's how to climb out.  —  The Tuesday before every Thanksgiving, Aaron Karo and Matt Ritter, both 43, go out to dinner with a group of seven men whom they befriended as second graders in Plainview, N.Y.
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Turning Point for Garland as Justice Dept. Grapples With Trump Inquiries  —  After months of an already hyperpartisan political environment, the attorney general appears to be acknowledging that his approach has to be recalibrated.  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland …
 
 
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Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Oxford school district officials lying to victims' families, 2 ex-board members say
Discussion: Raw Story
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in China:
U.S. Mission China Statement to American Citizens
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Ava Kofman / New Yorker:
How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
Discussion: Washington Post
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US says Russia abruptly postpones arms control talks
Discussion: Bloomberg, Reuters and Al Jazeera
The City:
Brooklyn Democratic Machine Appoints Little Pakistan Residents to Party Posts Without Their Knowledge
CNN:
CNN ANNOUNCES PHIL MATTINGLY AS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT AND MJ LEE AS SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT
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Jennifer Rankin / The Guardian:
‘Russia wins by losing’: Timothy Snyder on raising funds for Ukrainian drone defence
Discussion: The Hill and The Intercept
Sun-Sentinel:
Innocence Sold: Florida's foster system provides dangerous sex traffickers with easy access to vulnerable children
Christopher Robbins / Hell Gate:
A Very Moynihan Train Hall Thanksgiving: 'Wow, I Can't Even Sit Down?'
Eva Corlett / The Guardian:
Twitter failed to detect upload of Christchurch mosque terror attack videos
Jonathan Shamir / Haaretz:
New Powers in Far-right Hands: Israel's National Security Ministry, Explained
Discussion: Al-Monitor
Mitchell Epner / The Daily Beast:
Trump Might Have to Face His Worst Nightmare—a D.C. Jury
Discussion: Raw Story
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Junot Díaz in limbo  —  Your Email addressSign Up  —  It took a bit of persuading …
 

 
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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
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Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
YouTube is testing Notes, an experimental crowdsourced tool to let users add context to videos, similar to X's Community Notes, on mobile in the US in English

Jonathan Maze / Restaurant Business:
McDonald's ends its IBM partnership to test automated Drive Thru orders, plans to remove the tech from 100+ restaurants by July 26, and seeks a new partner

 
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