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9:45 AM ET, November 29, 2022

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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Trump's Jewish Allies Denounce Dinner With Kanye West and Nick Fuentes  —  Supporters who looked past the former president's admirers in bigoted corners of the far right, and his own use of antisemitic tropes, now are drawing a line.  “He legitimizes Jew hatred and Jew haters,” says one.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
On the Georgia Trail: Herschel Walker silent on white supremacist's visit to Mar-a-Lago  —  CUMMING — Herschel Walker quoted Ricky Bobby from the movie “Talladega Nights.”  And the Republican Georgia Senate candidate reminded supporters that the University of Georgia will play football …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Antisemitism's March Into the Mainstream  —  Tom Stoppard's wrenching drama “Leopoldstadt,” which I recently saw on Broadway, begins in 1899 at a Christmas party in the Vienna apartment of Hermann Merz, a prosperous and assimilated Jewish businessman, who is married to a Catholic and nominally converted.
Discussion: The Forward, Bloomberg and PBS NewsHour
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The GOP's sickness is far worse than a ‘Trump problem’  —  No one is buying the idea that Donald Trump's dinner last week at Mar-a-Lago with antisemite and white nationalist Nick Fuentes was some sort of aberration — even if Trump's claim is true that Fuentes showed up unannounced in the company of rapper …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Herschel Walker Only Recently Stopped Renting Out Georgia Home He Claims as His Residence  —  Records show the Senate hopeful—who's facing fresh questions about his Georgia residency—rented out his Atlanta home just before launching his campaign.  —  When he launched his campaign …
Madison Fernandez / Politico:
Georgia runoff, by the numbers
John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
Let's Play ‘Secret Hitler’
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp slams Trump's ‘un-American’ white supremacist dinner guest; Walker is silent
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Trump's former antisemitism envoy calls Trump out for meeting with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes
NBC News:
Arizona secretary of state sues GOP-controlled county over refusal to certify election results  —  Cochise County has repeatedly refused to certify its results from the Nov. 8 election.  The deadline for certification is Nov. 28.  —  Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs sued …
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Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines
Sara Dorn / Forbes:
Trump, Kari Lake Amplify Unfounded Claims Of Election Malfeasance In Arizona As Certification Deadline Nears
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Why some tech CEOs are rooting for Musk  —  They're skeptical of their workers, too.  PLUS: New details on Musk's ‘general amnesty’ for banned Twitter users  —  and Zoë Schiffer  —  After a long weekend away, today let's talk about the largely positive reception that Elon Musk's radical remaking …
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Washington Post:
Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store  —  In a series of tweets, the billionaire says Apple also has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter  —  Elon Musk on Monday went on a tear against Apple, Twitter's top advertiser, after he said the company threatened to block …
Allie Griffin / New York Post:
Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman's $2.3K luggage at airport  —  A Biden administration employee - and one of the federal government's first gender non-binary officials - has been accused of stealing a travelor's luggage from the Minneapolis airport in September.
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Anthony Gockowski / Alpha News:
Controversial energy official charged with stealing woman's luggage at MSP
Washington Post:
As rail strike deadline nears, Biden to call on Congress to intervene  —  Railroad workers would need to ratify union contracts before a Dec. 9 strike deadline to avert a rail shutdown, renewing pressure on Congress and the White House to intervene  —  With less than two weeks until …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Why ‘Union Joe’ put the screws to rail workers
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC commissions ‘review’ of party tactics after disappointing midterm  —  The Republican National Committee is launching a review of the party's performance in the midterm election and bringing on a team of outside advisers to help guide strategy, as the GOP reckons with its disappointing performance in the election.
Discussion: CNN, RedState and Insider
Peter Stone / The Guardian:
US courts ruling in favor of justice department turns legal tide on Trump  —  The ex-president's supporters will no longer be able to avoid testifying before grand juries in Washington DC and Georgia  —  spate of major court rulings rejecting claims of executive privilege and other arguments …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Zoe Tillman / Bloomberg:
Trump Immunity Claim in 2020 Civil Rights Suit Rejected by Judge
Discussion: CNN
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Even Pat Boone Is Praying Trump Doesn't Run Again  —  The singer, who knows a thing or two about extreme views, thinks the ex-president has gone too far. … Pat Boone—as in the long-ago teen idol, Hollywood heartthrob, and 1960s-era TV star turned right-wing activist and evangelical celebrity …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gabriel Rinaldi / Politico:
Germany plans overhaul of immigration system, citizenship laws  —  BERLIN — In a new effort to attract talented foreign workers to the country, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced plans to reform Germany's immigration system and citizenship laws.  —  On Monday, Scholz reiterated his backing …
Discussion: Euractiv and ImmigrationProf Blog
Nick Catoggio / The Dispatch:
Aren't You Embarrassed? … It's become immensely embarrassing to be a conservative in the United States.  —  Many of us have coped with that embarrassment by reregistering as independents.  A few found it so intolerable that they changed their views on policy altogether.
Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
Rick Scott slams McConnell and GOP leadership for ‘compromising our principles’  —  Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) defended his decision to release a 12-point midterm agenda earlier this year and promised his leadership challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is just the beginning …
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
A Letter to the DeSantis Fan-Boys From a Real Never Trumper  —  Level-setting on the New Precious.  —  In 2024, the chosen one will be Gov. Ron DeSantis.  It has thus been decreed by the old-guard members of Conservative Inc. Or at least the ones calculating enough to have survived the MAGA takeover.
James Crisp / Telegraph:
Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules  —  Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution in a move set to reignite tensions with farmers who say the industry is unfairly targeted  —  The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near …
Lizzie Presser / New York Times:
Was She Ready to Be a Mother?  A Judge Got to Decide.  —  As abortion access dwindles, America's ‘parental involvement’ laws weigh even more heavily on teenagers — who may need a court's permission to end their pregnancies.  —  To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Florida is no longer a swing state.  That's good news for U.S. foreign policy.  —  The Democrats' midterm wipeout in Florida — not a single Democrat will hold statewide office next year in what was once a swing state — is bad news for the party but good news for the future of U.S. foreign policy.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Dem dreams of a ‘real’ majority hinge on Georgia
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
The GOP's path to dumping Trump will be torturous
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Miguel Almaguer remains absent from NBC since stunning Paul Pelosi attack report was mysteriously retracted
Discussion: HotAir
Associated Press:
Students sent home, police on patrol as China curbs protests
Reuters:
The yuan's the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback
Discussion: Insider and TrackRecord Daily
Landon Mion / Fox News:
Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin dead at 61 after battle with colorectal cancer
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
An S.B.F. Ally in the Barrel
 Earlier Items: 
U.S. Department of Justice:
Indiana Man Arrested on Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Discussion: Wired UK
NBC News:
Ex-Virginia trooper dies in shootout after killing family of teen he had catfished, police say
Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk's Boring Company Ghosts Cities Across America
Discussion: TESMANIAN and Eschaton