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8:35 PM ET, November 29, 2022

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Washington Post:
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy  —  A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of seditious conspiracy for leading a months-long plot to unleash political violence to prevent the inauguration of President Biden, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
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CNN:
First on CNN: Top Trump adviser Stephen Miller testifies to January 6 federal grand jury  —  Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller testified on Tuesday to a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, as part of the January 6, 2021, investigation, CNN has learned, making him the first known witness …
Carlos Lozada / New York Times:
Mike Pence Is Having a Moment He Doesn't Deserve  —  Mike Pence had a go-to line during his time as vice president of the United States.  When his boss would ask him to carry out some task or duty — say, take an overseas trip or run the response to a pandemic — Pence would look President Trump in the eye …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jury convicts Oath Keepers leader of seditious conspiracy  —  A jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of masterminding a plot to violently subvert the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, finding that Rhodes entered into a seditious conspiracy against the U.S. government.
New York Times:
Oath Keepers Leader Convicted of Sedition in Landmark Jan. 6 Case  —  A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia, and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power.  —  Stewart Rhodes, the leader …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
NBC News:
Two Oath Keepers, including founder, convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes found guilty of seditious conspiracy
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
The inside story of Trump's explosive dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes  —  Just two days before Thanksgiving, Donald Trump was planning to have a private, uneventful dinner with an old friend: Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.  —  The two had arranged to break bread Tuesday night …
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump fires back at ‘loser’ McConnell, says Fuentes' views 'wouldn't have been accepted' if raised at dinner  —  Trump said he ‘had never heard of’ Nick Fuentes and ‘had no idea’ about his antisemitic views  —  Jonathan Swan hits Trump for dining with Ye, Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago: ‘Two is worse than one’
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
McCarthy Condemns White Supremacist, Stopping Short of Faulting Trump
CNN:
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker described himself as living in Texas during 2022 campaign speech  —  Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, facing renewed and growing questions about his residency in the final week of the runoff campaign, described himself during …
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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%.
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Washington Post:
Senate passes bill to protect same-sex, interracial marriages
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Senate to vote Tuesday on same-sex marriage bill after breaking a filibuster
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
The powerful gay man behind Tucker Carlson's bloodcurdling hate  —  Justin Wells is in charge of Carlson's entire Fox News empire.  He's helped ramp up vitriol against LGBTQ people while rising higher still at News Corp. … On his first Fox News broadcast following the November 19th mass shooting …
Washington Post:
Elon Musk is harming free expression on Twitter, not protecting it  —  “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Elon Musk tweeted after he posted the results of an unscientific poll showing respondents favor allowing former president Donald Trump to return to Twitter.  The Latin phrase, roughly translating to …
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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid misinformation policy
Cory Shaffer / Plain Dealer:
Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman must spend 500 hours registering voters as penance for phony robocalls targeting Black voters in Cleveland  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A judge on Tuesday ordered Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two right-wing conspiracy theorists behind robocalls that sought to intimidate Black voters …
Discussion: The Daily Dot
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Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:   Right-Wing Operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Must Spend Hundreds of Hours Registering Voters After Targeting Black Communities with ‘Despicable’ Robocall Scam
Washington Post:
Whip count: Here's how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in  —  Would-be House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appeared on Newsmax on Monday.  And rather strikingly, he floated a scenario for the upcoming vote to lead the House: “If we play games on the floor, the Democrats could end up picking who the speaker is.”
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Politico:
Mark Meadows ordered to testify in Trump investigation  —  South Carolina's Supreme Court has unanimously ordered former White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify to an Atlanta-area grand jury investigating Donald Trump's effort to overturn the election in Georgia.
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White House Decision to Force Tentative Agreement Does Not Address Rail Industry Disease  —  The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is deeply disappointed by and disagrees with United States President Joseph R. Biden's statement …
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Why you should almost always wash your clothes on cold  —  And while you're at it, don't wash them so much.  —  In Elena Karpova's household, the rumbling sound of a clothes dryer has become an unfamiliar noise.  —  “I use the dryer maybe twice, three times a year, just when it's an emergency …
Christopher F. Rufo:
Disney Retreats  —  Returning CEO Bob Iger moves toward neutrality in the culture war.  —  In recent years, the Walt Disney Co. has become embroiled in America's culture war.  As I have reported, the company has pushed critical race theory in its employee training programs and radical gender ideology in its children's programming.
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.
Susan Samples / WOOD-TV:
Testimony: Poll worker admitted to using USB drive  —  GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A poll worker charged with violating election law admitted he used a personal flash drive to export the electronic poll book at a Gaines Township precinct, according to testimony Monday.
Anuj Chopra / The Guardian:
‘The Godfather, Saudi-style’: inside the palace coup that brought MBS to power  —  Not long ago, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, was all set to assume power.  But his ambitious young cousin had a ruthless plan to seize control for himself  —  he Saudi prince was detained all night.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New Trumpist threats in Arizona make electoral college reform urgent  —  At first glance, the spectacle of the Incredible Shrinking Kari Lake might be cause for optimism.  Lake is contesting her loss in the Arizona governor's race, but in so doing, she's shriveling into an almost cartoonish figure …
Discussion: Slate and New York Times
Lizzie Presser / New York Times:
She Wasn't Ready for Children.  A Judge Wouldn't Let Her Have an Abortion.  —  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 …
The Post Millennial:
Gay Huffington Post contributor arrested for making threats against Atlanta LGBTQ nightclub  —  The social media posts circulated around Atlanta's gay community prior to the club's call to police.  Employees at the club told police that “they observed threatening remarks made towards their establishment on social media.”
Discussion: PinkNews
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 …
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: The Atlantic and Raw Story
 
 
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