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3:40 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.
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
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 …
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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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, HotAir 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
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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
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Democrats have doubled GOP spending on Georgia runoff ads
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Elon Musk is harming free expression on Twitter, not protecting it
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
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
Reuters:
U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections
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 Hill and The Daily Dot
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.
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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.
Washington Post:
Biden should respond boldly to a radical Netanyahu government  —  Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East analyst and negotiator for the State Department, is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel …
Discussion: Al-Monitor and The Times of Israel
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.
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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