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10:45 PM ET, December 3, 2022


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Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post  —  Former President Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election and reinstate him to power Saturday in a continuation of his election denialism and pushing of fringe conspiracy theories.
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's pre-runoff message: Terminate the Constitution  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  DONALD TRUMP, the former president and the person that polls show is still the most likely GOP presidential nominee in 2024 …
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
No, You Do Not Have a Constitutional Right to Post Hunter Biden's Dick Pic on Twitter  —  Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi's First Amendment follies.  —  While normal humans who denied Republicans their red wave were enjoying an epic sports weekend, an insular community of MAGA activists …
David French / The Atlantic:
Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson Don't Understand the First Amendment  —  Last night, Matt Taibbi, an independent journalist, wrote a lengthy Twitter thread he called “THE TWITTER FILES.”  The thread purported to expose how Twitter made the decision to dramatically suppress discussion of the contents …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Georgia Senate runoff smashes early voting records — and attracts new voters  —  ATLANTA — Georgia has set new records for early voting again as the two Senate candidates blitz the state ahead of Tuesday's runoff election.  And the contest is drawing new voters, too.
Gabriella Killett / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Chris Christie's niece kicked off New Orleans plane, injured 6 deputies, officials say  —  She asked passengers she perceived to be Latino if they were ‘smuggling cocaine’  —  After getting forced off an airplane, for asking passengers who appeared to her to be Latino whether they were drug mules …
Discussion: Raw Story, Jezebel and Political Wire
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
The Twenty-Seven Most Embarrassing Reactions to Taibbi Thread About Twitter Censoring Hunter Biden Tweets  —  Construct Tweet: [Say formerly respected or once great, etc.] Matt Taibbi [call it PR or comms or like that] for the [world's richest man, the richest person in the world, so on].
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Twitchy
Washington Post:
White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election  —  The White House issued a stern rebuke on Saturday after former president Donald Trump suggested suspending the Constitution in his ongoing crusade to discredit the results of the 2020 election.
Discussion: CNN, Power Line, Raw Story and Fox News
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Elon Musk's promised Twitter exposé on the Hunter Biden story is a flop that doxxed multiple people … Free-speech crusader Elon Musk isn't happy with Twitter's years-old decision to suppress a news story about Hunter Biden's laptop just ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Druggings, Deaths and Robberies Put New York's Gay Community on Edge  —  At first, the men's deaths were treated as overdoses, until tens of thousands of dollars were found drained from their bank accounts.  —  Julio Ramirez died in the back seat of a taxi in April after he left a popular gay bar in Manhattan with a group of men.
Discussion: East Bay Times
Victor Nava / New York Post:
Who is Vijaya Gadde, the Twitter exec involved in censoring Post's Hunter Biden laptop bombshell?  —  One of the high-level Twitter executives who reportedly played “a key role” in the company's decision to censor The Post's bombshell story on Hunter Biden's laptop has a long history of being accused of suppressing conservative voices.
Brian Fung / CNN:
Released Twitter emails show how employees debated how to handle 2020 New York Post Hunter Biden story
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Scientist who worked at Wuhan lab says COVID was man-made virus  —  A scientist who worked at a controversial research lab in China has claimed that COVID was a man-made virus that leaked from the facility, according to a report.  —  Andrew Huff, who worked for a New York-based non-profit …
Discussion: The Sun, RedState and Power Line
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Scoop: Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck  —  A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to “must-pass” year-end bills, Axios has learned. … - In an email reviewed by Axios, the Justice Department said it would be able to implement the revised legislation.
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
Donald Trump ought to face the same charges the Oath Keepers did  —  Tuesday's convictions of five Oath Keepers — including founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes and top deputy Kelly Meggs who were found guilty of the gravely serious charge of seditious conspiracy — may seem like game-winning goals …
Republicans Deploy The Buddy System To Save Herschel Walker  —  Few candidates have gotten as much help on air and off as Senate nominee Walker, a first-time political contender known for his bizarre comments.  —  MACON, Ga. ― When Herschel Walker participates in nationally televised interviews …
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CNN says it has integrated its Race and Equality team of reporters in other areas across its platforms, instead of the team existing in an “organizational silo”

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