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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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John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
Let's Play ‘Secret Hitler’  —  Making Sense of Trump's Meeting with Fuentes and Kanye  —  As you probably know already, last week Donald Trump had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Kanye West and Nicholas J. Fuentes, one of America's premier White Nationalists and Holocaust deniers.
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Trump's former antisemitism envoy calls Trump out for meeting with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes  —  WASHINGTON (JTA) — When he was president, Donald Trump hired Elan Carr as his State Department's antisemitism monitor.  Two years after they both left office, Carr is calling out his former boss …
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Guess Who Came to Dinner
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 …
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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.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Trump is handing white supremacists huge propaganda victories  —  After the news broke that Donald Trump dined with white-supremacist Nick Fuentes at the former president's Mar-a-Lago home, Trump rapidly disavowed any knowledge of Fuentes's views.  “I didn't know Nick Fuentes,” Trump declared.
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines  —  Two counties in a couple of swing states turned what is usually an uneventful step in the election process into a political flashpoint on Monday.  —  Officials in rural, Republican-controlled Cochise County …
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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.
Mark Scolforo / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania county deadlocks on certifying election results  —  Officials in a northeastern Pennsylvania county where paper shortages caused Election Day ballot problems deadlocked Monday on whether to report official vote tallies to the state, effectively preventing their certification of the results.
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Elon Musk and the hardcore cult of Diet Coke  —  Elon Musk, the world's richest human, might be completely unrelatable in most ways — who among us can buy a $44 billion company on a whim or build a rocket ship to Mars because they liked reading science fiction as a kid?
Discussion: New York Post and Slate
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 and Eschaton
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 …
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Anthony Gockowski / Alpha News:
Controversial energy official charged with stealing woman's luggage at MSP  —  Sam Brinton, one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman's luggage at MSP Airport.
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 …
Chantal Da Silva / NBC News:
Virginia law enforcement worker killed in shootout with deputies after murdering family of teen he had catfished, police say  —  A Virginia law enforcement worker was killed in a shootout with deputies in California after he allegedly killed the mother and grandparents of a teenage girl he had catfished online, police said Sunday.
Zoe Tillman / Bloomberg:
Trump Immunity Claim in 2020 Civil Rights Suit Rejected by Judge  —  Donald Trump can't claim presidential immunity to avoid a lawsuit that accuses him of civil rights violations in his efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 election, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Discussion: CNN
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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Josh Funk / Associated Press:
Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike
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 …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Indiana Man Arrested on Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach  —  Defendant Accused of Striking Officers With Flagpole; Nephew Charged With Related Misdemeanor Offenses  —  WASHINGTON — An Indiana man has been arrested on felony charges, including assaulting law enforcement officers …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Diana Glebova / The Daily Caller:
Biden Family Excludes Hunter Biden's Daughter From Christmas Stockings Two Years In A Row  —  The Biden family unveiled the 2022 White House Christmas decorations on Monday, hanging a stocking for each of President Joe Biden's grandchildren other than the daughter Hunter Biden had out of wedlock.
Hannah Critchfield / Tampa Bay Times:
Who would The Villages back in a Trump-DeSantis clash?  —  The world's largest retirement community has long been a Republican stronghold.  —  THE VILLAGES — The world's largest retirement community was comfortable with consensus.  —  If they talked about politics at all …
Daniel Boguslaw / The Intercept:
Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa Company Desiccating Arizona Was Elected to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors … An official recently elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, where he holds sway over an ongoing water dispute, was also a lobbyist for a Saudi company looking to protect its extraction of precious groundwater.
Discussion: Mercury News
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 …
Washington Post:
On the edge of retreat  —  An island community moved to the mainland.  Now the fast-rising sea is following — a warning for the rest of the East Coast.  —  A century ago, about 250 people lived on Hog Island, a seven-mile expanse off the Virginia coast.  They raised livestock and gathered oysters.
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 …
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.
 
 
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Sara Dorn / Forbes:
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Mike Stone / Reuters:
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NBC News:
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Judge reprimands Trump Corp. lawyers for late night filings
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Associated Press:
WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns