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5:05 PM ET, November 28, 2022

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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
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.
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Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff  —  The former president, who held two big rallies before the state's two runoff elections two years ago — both of which Democrats won — will steer clear of Georgia before next week's Senate election.  —  Donald J. Trump will not cross …
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 …
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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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
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: Raw Story and New Republic
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
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court Suggests It Will Limit Corruption Prosecutions  —  US Supreme Court justices signaled they will put new limits on public-corruption prosecutions as they considered overturning the conviction of a onetime top aide to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Jan. 6 committee is questioning ex-Trump aide Kellyanne Conway
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Leon Black Is Accused in Lawsuit of Rape at Home of Jeffrey Epstein  —  An attorney for the former Apollo CEO calls the claims ‘categorically false’  —  A woman sued Leon Black, alleging the billionaire co-founder of Apollo Global Management Inc. attacked and raped her in 2002 at the home of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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.
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Mark Harris / Wired UK:
A Peek Inside the FBI's Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet  —  Google provided investigators with location data for more than 5,000 devices as part of the federal investigation into the attack on the US Capitol.  —  The FBI's biggest-ever investigation included the biggest-ever haul …
Discussion: Big League Politics and Twitchy
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Benjamin Wilson / Washington Free Beacon:   Google Gave FBI Location Data for Thousands of Cell Phones Near Jan. 6 Riots, Court Records Show
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Arizona Republic:
Democrats could win more seats if Cochise County refuses to certify election  —  Opinion: If Cochise County refuses to certify election results in time, it could hand close congressional and statewide offices to Democrats.  —  Voters − not elected politicians − decide the outcome of elections in this country.
Discussion: Politico, The Hill, NPR and Associated Press
americamagazine.org:
Exclusive: Pope Francis denounces polarization, talks women's ordination, the U.S. bishops and more  —  Editor's Note: On Nov. 22, 2022, five representatives of America Media interviewed Pope Francis at his residence at Santa Marta at the Vatican.  Matt Malone, S.J., the departing editor in chief of America …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Black Friday gun sales were third highest ever  —  People weren't just buying TVs at Walmart on Black Friday.  —  Last Friday also went down in history as likely the third-best day for gun sales ever, with the FBI recording 192,749 background checks.  —  Traditionally, Black Fridays …
Discussion: NSSF
Washington Post:
Covid deaths skew older, reviving questions about ‘acceptable loss’  —  The pandemic has become a plague of the elderly, with nearly 9 out of 10 deaths in people 65 or older  —  President Biden may have declared the coronavirus pandemic “over,” but from John Felton's view …
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 …
Washington Post:
These are nine stories from America's homicide crisis.  —  Jaylon was on his front porch.  —  SCROLL TO CONTINUE  —  Violence found them all.  —  During the last three years, homicides nationwide have reached their highest levels in decades.  —  The deadly spike coincided with the onset …
Cheryl Teh / Insider:
Mike Lindell is running to lead the Republican National Committee and unseat longtime foe Ronna McDaniel  — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is running for RNC chair against incumbent Ronna McDaniel.  — The Trump ally announced his bid on Monday morning on his “Frank Speech” streaming platform.
 
 
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Lindsay Whitehurst / Associated Press:
Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing
Mike Stone / Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine
Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Oxford school district officials lying to victims' families, 2 ex-board members say
Discussion: Raw Story
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How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
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The City:
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CNN:
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Catherine Pearson / New York Times:
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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
Christopher Robbins / Hell Gate:
A Very Moynihan Train Hall Thanksgiving: 'Wow, I Can't Even Sit Down?'
Discussion: CBS News
Merriam-Webster:
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Mitchell Epner / The Daily Beast:
Trump Might Have to Face His Worst Nightmare—a D.C. Jury
Discussion: Raw Story