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2:30 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 …
Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
House Republican won't denounce Trump over call to terminate Constitution's election rules  —  Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) on Sunday declined to denounce former President Trump for suggesting the termination of the Constitution's election provisions over unfounded claims of mass electoral fraud in 2020.
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NBC News:
Top Republicans stay silent on Trump's call to terminate the Constitution  —  Top Republicans have stayed silent as the White House strongly criticized former President Donald Trump for suggesting that the Constitution be terminated in his ongoing efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Blue Virginia
Sareen Habeshian / Axios:
Trump: Constitution should be terminated due to “massive” election fraud
Washington Post:
White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election
Washington Post:
Elon Musk's ‘Twitter Files’ ignite divisions, but haven't changed minds
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
The Twenty-Seven Most Embarrassing Reactions to Taibbi Thread About Twitter Censoring Hunter Biden Tweets
Discussion: Samizdata, Twitchy and RedState
Nicholas Grossman:
Another Hyped “Hunter Biden Laptop” Reveal Flops  —  Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi said the “Twitter Files” would show a political scandal, but the information itself did the opposite  —  It was hyped as a big revelation, proof of a political conspiracy.  Twitter's new owner Elon Musk gave …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Is going first a good thing for South Carolina?  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There probably isn't much doubt that putting South Carolina first in the order of primary states in 2024 is good for President JOE BIDEN.
Discussion: USA Today
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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 …
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
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.
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
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News parts ways with Lara Trump as a contributor, citing father-in-law's presidential campaign  —  Donald Trump's announced 2024 bid for the White House means a member of his family will no longer be getting a Fox News paycheck.  —  The network confirmed Saturday it has parted ways with Lara Trump …
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
The shadow race is on to succeed Feinstein  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein hasn't said if she intends to seek another term in 2024 — but the competition to succeed the oldest member of Congress is escalating.  —  Reps. Ro Khanna and Katie Porter are fielding entreaties to jump into the race …
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: Military.com and RedState
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Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
Donald Trump ought to face the same charges the Oath Keepers did
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