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Philip Klein / National Review:
Trump's Reckless Dinner with Kanye Is a Window into a Second Term  —  Donald Trump's reckless dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes should be treated as a preview of what to expect were he to be given a second term.  That is, what it would be like to have a Trump who is totally left to his own devices …
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Semafor:
‘Immoral,’ ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Ass Clown’: Republicans rage against Trump's antisemitic dinner party
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The GOP's sickness is far worse than a ‘Trump problem’
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Jewish Trump officials distance themselves after his dinner with white supremacist
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Dem dreams of a ‘real’ majority hinge on Georgia  —  If Raphael Warnock wins in Georgia next week, Democrats will claim a prize bigger than a single Senate seat: a real majority.  —  The Dec. 6 runoff between Warnock and GOP opponent Herschel Walker is an unusually consequential individual Senate race …
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Zachary Donnini / Decision Desk HQ:
The US House Was Biased Toward Democrats in 2022: Why Republicans Are Developing a Geography Problem  —  In the 2012 Presidential Election, Democrat Barack Obama decisively defeated Republican Mitt Romney.  Obama won 332 electoral votes and the national Presidential popular vote by nearly 4%.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
On the Georgia Trail: Herschel Walker silent on white supremacist's visit to Mar-a-Lago
Madison Fernandez / Politico:
Georgia runoff, by the numbers
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Fox News
Sen. Rick Scott / Washington Examiner:
Washington liars will not stop us from rescuing America
Discussion: The Hill
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
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge says Trump's political actions around 2020 election not protected by ‘absolute immunity’
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Root
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.
New York Times:
Russian Retreat Reveals Signs of an Atrocity in a Ukrainian Village  —  In the southern Kherson region, the pattern seen in eastern Ukraine is repeating: The withdrawal of Russian forces yields evidence of possible war crimes.  —  PRAVDYNE, Ukraine — First came small pieces of bone.
Discussion: Associated Press
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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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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Morgan Meaker / Wired:
Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter's Child Safety Team  —  Just one person remains to enforce the company's ban on child sexual abuse content across Japan and the Asia Pacific region.  —  Removing child exploitation is “priority #1”, Twitter's new owner and CEO Elon Musk declared last week.
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Bloomberg:
Elon Musk's Job Cuts Decimated Twitter Team Tackling Child Sexual Abuse
Discussion: The Daily Dot
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Democrats prepare to upend presidential primary calendar  —  The list of states with the biggest say in Democratic presidential contests could get a big shake-up this week.  —  A flurry of public and private lobbying to reformat the longtime early-state lineup of Iowa, New Hampshire …
Washington Post:
As rail strike deadline nears, Biden calls 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 to intervene  —  With less than two weeks until a railroad strike deadline …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Why ‘Union Joe’ put the screws to rail workers
Reuters:
The yuan's the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback  —  Chinese entrepreneur Wang Min is delighted about Russia's embrace of the yuan.  His LED lights company can price contracts to Russian customers in yuan rather than dollars or euros, and they can pay him in yuan.  It's “win-win”, he says.
Discussion: Insider and TrackRecord Daily
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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Sara Dorn / Forbes:
Trump, Kari Lake Amplify Unfounded Claims Of Election Malfeasance In Arizona As Certification Deadline Nears
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.
 
 
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Congress needs some toddler-proofing before the GOP House majority takes power
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Allie Griffin / New York Post:
Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman's $2.3K luggage at airport
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Florida is no longer a swing state. That's good news for U.S. foreign policy.
Discussion: Political Wire
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
The GOP's path to dumping Trump will be torturous
Brian Flood / Fox News:
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