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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.
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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 …
Madison Fernandez / Politico:
Georgia runoff, by the numbers  —  Here we are again— the final days beforethe Georgia Senate runoff election.  Early voting kicked off over the weekend as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker make their final pitches to voters.  —  Here are some numbers …
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Guess Who Came to Dinner  —  On a meal at Mar-a-Lago and the problem of antisemitism, in America and elsewhere (ever and always)  —  Until men are angels, we will not eradicate antisemitism — but we can curb it, manage it.  By “we,” I mean humanity.  In America recently …
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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Trump is handing white supremacists huge propaganda victories
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The GOP's sickness is far worse than a ‘Trump problem’
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Susan Collins: Trump should have never met with Fuentes
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
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
An Arizona county has refused to certify election results by the legal deadline  —  Officials in a rural, Republican-controlled county in Arizona have voted to delay certifying the results of this month's midterm elections and miss the state's legal deadline of Monday, despite finding no legitimate problems with the local counts.
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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.
Sara Dorn / Forbes:
Trump, Kari Lake Amplify Unfounded Claims Of Election Malfeasance In Arizona As Certification Deadline Nears
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
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: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
 
 
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John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
Let's Play ‘Secret Hitler’
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Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing
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Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Oxford school district officials lying to victims' families, 2 ex-board members say
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Ava Kofman / New Yorker:
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Cheryl Teh / Insider:
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