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10:40 AM ET, November 28, 2022

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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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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 …
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Not an accidental meeting.’ GOP Arkansas governor blasts Trump for hosting white supremacist
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 …
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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:
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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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 …
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 …
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
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
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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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
 
 
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Emma Hurt / Axios:
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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