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10:45 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 …
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
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.
Discussion: RedState
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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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Democrats have doubled GOP spending on Georgia runoff ads
Discussion: Breitbart and CNN
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
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
Discussion: The Hill
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
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 …
Discussion: Semafor
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Washington Post:
Elon Musk is harming free expression on Twitter, not protecting it
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 …
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.
Discussion: Washington Times and RedState
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Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
A Letter to the DeSantis Fan-Boys From a Real Never Trumper
Discussion: Raw Story
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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BMWED:
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 …
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CNN:
Rail unions decry Biden's call for Congress to block strike. Businesses praise the plan
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Twitter's advertising losses are piling up  —  Revenues are in free fall, employees say.  Can Musk turn the tide?  —  and Zoë Schiffer  —  On Monday morning, a revenue analyst for Twitter in Europe shared some disheartening news.  “We are seeing a significant decline in bookings …
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.
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.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid misinformation policy  —  New York CNN Business —  Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.
New York Times:
New York City Will Hospitalize More Mentally Ill People Involuntarily  —  Mayor Eric Adams directed city agencies, including the Police Department, to take people who appear mentally ill and seem likely to harm others to hospitals for psychiatric care.  —  Mayor Eric Adams announced …
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
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.
 
 
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