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12:45 PM ET, December 4, 2022

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Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Iran Shutting Down Morality Police,Official Says, After Months of Protests  —  The move appeared to be a concession to the protest movement that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was being held by the morality police for supposedly violating Islamic dress rules.
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David S. Cloud / Wall Street Journal:
Iran Abolishes Morality Police, Considers Changing Hijab Laws, Official Says  —  Move is aimed at trying to quiet protests that have taken place across the country, analysts say  —  Iran's attorney general said the country had disbanded its so-called morality police and is considering altering …
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.
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Sareen Habeshian / Axios:
Trump: Constitution should be terminated due to “massive” election fraud  —  Former President Trump on Saturday falsely cited election fraud as a reason to terminate the Constitution, after Elon Musk released information about Twitter's role in limiting access to a story about Hunter Biden.
Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post
NBC News:
Biden's 2024 primary calendar gives Kamala Harris an edge in a future White House bid  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's push to make South Carolina the first major battleground in Democratic presidential primaries has a second big beneficiary: Vice President Kamala Harris.
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Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Owed Hidden Debt While In Office  —  Donald Trump's business attracted so much scrutiny during his time in office that it would be easy to conclude that all information about its foreign entanglements must be out by now.  It is not.  Buried in a heap of recently released financial paperwork sits …
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 …
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Laura Bassett / Jezebel:
Chris Christie's Niece Kicked Off Plane for Accusing Latino Family of ‘Smuggling Cocaine’
Discussion: Political Wire
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Can't Account for Billions Sent to Alameda  —  Entrepreneur says he had little insight into workings of trading firm even though he owned 90% of it  —  Where Did the Missing Money Go?  Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Can Only Guess  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, 11-term member of Congress, dead at 80  —  Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, a moderate Republican from Tucson who advocated free trade and liberalized immigration rules during his 22 years in Washington, has died at age 80.  —  “Pima County and Southern Arizona could always count on Jim Kolbe …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Norma Coile / Arizona Daily Star:
Former Tucson congressman Jim Kolbe dies at 80
Discussion: Associated Press and RedState
CNN:
GOP Strategist: If we nominate Trump, Biden will probably win re-election  —  On CNN's State of the Union, Jake Tapper speaks to Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Republican strategist Scott Jennings, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, and CNN Political Commentator Jonah Goldberg …
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:
US intel chief thinking ‘optimistically’ for Ukraine forces  —  The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia's war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months.  Avril Haines alluded to past allegations …
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
From chicken wings to used cars, inflation begins to ease its grip  —  But there's still a long way to go before consumers feel much relief or the Federal Reserve hits its goal of a 2 percent annual price target  —  The price of gasoline is dropping like a rock.  Chicken wings are suddenly a bargain.
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].
David Gelles / New York Times:
The Texas Group Waging a National Crusade Against Climate Action  —  The Texas Public Policy Foundation is shaping laws, running influence campaigns and taking legal action in a bid to promote fossil fuels.  —  When a lawsuit was filed to block the nation's first major offshore wind farm off …
Discussion: Bad Crow Review
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 …
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Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Georgia Senate runoff smashes early voting records — and attracts new voters
 
 
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
The shadow race is on to succeed Feinstein
Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:
Some Trump Jewish Allies at Breaking Point After Kanye West, Nick Fuentes Meeting
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
What Euthanasia Has Done to Canada
Discussion: National Review and Althouse
Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
Group aiding kin of slain CIA officers comes out of shadows
Janelle Stecklein / Enid News & Eagle:
State law loosening requirements for teachers comes under fire
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Scoop: Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
Donald Trump ought to face the same charges the Oath Keepers did
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Glancy / The Spectator World:
Please America, don't get into soccer
David French / The Atlantic:
Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson Don't Understand the First Amendment