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3:55 AM ET, November 30, 2022

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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: Insider and The Gateway Pundit
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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.
NBC News:
Two Oath Keepers, including founder, convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case  —  WASHINGTON — A federal jury in Washington on Tuesday found Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs, another member of the far-right organization, guilty of seditious conspiracy in connection …
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.
The Intercept:
Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk … Elon Musk claims to be “fighting for free speech in America” but the social network's new owner appears to be overseeing a purge of left-wing activists from the platform.  —  Several prominent antifascist organizers …
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Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Twitter ends its ban on covid misinformation  —  Doctors and public health officials say Musk's decision is a ‘huge step backwards’ and will lead to more deaths  —  Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against coronavirus misinformation, worrying experts who say the move …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fox News
Washington Post:
Elon Musk is harming free expression on Twitter, not protecting it
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
Washington Post:
Senate passes bill to protect same-sex, interracial marriages  —  The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples.  —  The bill passed in a 61-36 vote, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats to vote for it.
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Democrats have doubled GOP spending on Georgia runoff ads
Discussion: Breitbart
CNN:
Rail unions decry Biden's call for Congress to block strike.  Businesses praise the plan  —  New York CNN Business —  President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling …
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Reuters:
U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections
Bill Rankin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
S.C. court directs Meadows to appear before Fulton grand jury  —  The South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' attempt to avoid testifying before the special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and his allies for their alleged meddling with the 2020 elections.
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 …
Discussion: HuffPost
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Never Trump Means Never  —  This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture.  Sign up for it here.  —  Never Trump is—still—a movement that is about more than just one man.
New York Times:
As Haiti Unravels, U.S. Officials Push to Send in an Armed Foreign Force  —  Fearing a mass exodus, some Biden officials are pressing for a multinational force, but they don't want to send U.S. troops and haven't been able to persuade other countries to take the lead.
Discussion: IJR and Fox News
Daniel Nichanian / Bolts:
In Legislative Elections, Democrats Defied Recent History  —  Republicans were confident that they would build up power in statehouses and inflict a “bloodbath” on Democrats.  Instead, they failed to win any new legislative chamber, their seat gains are minuscule by recent standards …
Discussion: Politics with Pete and PennLive
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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Mike Wendling / BBC:
Oath Keepers: 'How I escaped my father's militia'  —  The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years plotting to help his family escape from his father's control.  Now that the elder Rhodes faces decades in prison, the rest of the family is rebuilding their lives.  —  The time had come.
Debra Kamin / New York Times:
Discrimination Seeps Into Every Aspect of Home Buying for Black Americans  —  The National Association of Real Estate Brokers says discrimination is holding Black buyers back in all steps of the home buying process, starting with the rejection of a mortgage application.
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 …
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: Law & Crime, The Daily Dot and The Hill
Financial Times:
Alibaba founder Jack Ma living in Tokyo since China's tech crackdown  —  Billionaire has spent almost six months in Japan after largely disappearing from public view  —  Jack Ma, the Alibaba founder and once the richest business leader in China, has been living in central Tokyo for almost six months …
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
Biden, in Michigan, sharpens 2024 pitch with focus on 2021-2022  —  Fresh from a midterm success, the president begins crafting a message that touts his first-term record  —  BAY CITY, Mich. — President Biden celebrated the achievements of his first two years in office here Tuesday …
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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