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8:00 AM ET, December 4, 2022

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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 …
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.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's pre-runoff message: Terminate the Constitution
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
New York Times:
How Democrats' New Primary Calendar Changes the Chessboard  —  President Biden's push to abandon Iowa for younger, racially diverse states is likely to reward candidates who connect with the party's most loyal voters.  —  When a panel of Democratic Party insiders endorsed President Joseph …
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Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line  —  The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!”  That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state …
Washington Post:   Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms
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: RedState
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.
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Brittany Gibson / Politico:
'I've never been hiding': Walker defends campaign ahead of Tuesday's runoff  —  ATLANTA, Ga. — Herschel Walker defended his campaign strategy less than four days before the Georgia Senate runoff and denied that he has been avoiding questions from voters and mainstream news organizations …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Daily News
Politico:
Defense bill could roll back Covid vaccine policy, top Dem says  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Final defense legislation set to be unveiled next week could undo the Pentagon's policy of kicking out troops for not taking the Covid vaccine, the Democratic chair of the House Armed Services Committee said Saturday.
HuffPost:
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 …
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.
 
 
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The Guardian:
Revealed: UK has failed to resettle Afghans facing torture and death despite promise
Josh Glancy / The Spectator World:
Please America, don't get into soccer
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Inside Biden's State Dinner: Hot Dog Talk and a Party That Lasted Until 1 A.M.
Discussion: Mediaite
Peter Smith / Associated Press:
Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic
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Liam Stack / New York Times:
Druggings, Deaths and Robberies Put New York's Gay Community on Edge
Discussion: East Bay Times
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Elon Musk's promised Twitter exposé on the Hunter Biden story is a flop that doxxed multiple people
 

 
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Mike Vorkunov / New York Times:
Sources: the WNBA's media rights deals mirror the NBA's, and the league is set to get at least $2.2B over 11 years or $200M/year, up from the current ~$50M/year

Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Peter White / Deadline:
Emmy nominations numbers: Netflix took top spot with 107; FX, 93; HBO/Max, 91; Apple TV+, 72; ABC and CBS, 38 each; Prime Video, 37; Hulu, 26; and Disney+, 19

 
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