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7:25 PM ET, December 4, 2022

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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.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's call for suspending the Constitution is too dangerous to ignore  —  There was a time, in the naive spring and summer of 2015, when I deemed Donald Trump beneath my notice and refused to write about him: Why soil myself, I thought, and also: Surely he will fade away.
Sareen Habeshian / Axios:
Trump: Constitution should be terminated due to “massive” election fraud
Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:   Some Trump Jewish Allies at Breaking Point After Kanye West, Nick Fuentes Meeting
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Is going first a good thing for South Carolina?
Discussion: USA Today
New York Times:
Iran Has Abolished Morality Police, an Official Suggests, After Months of Protests  —  The move, which the government did not confirm, appeared to be a concession to the protest movement that erupted after the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police.
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Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Iranian protesters call for three-day strike as pressure on regime builds  —  State media distance themselves from claim ‘morality police’ have been shut down after Mahsa Amini death  —  Protesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike this week amid conflicting reports that the nation's …
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 …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
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 …
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Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Elon Musk says ‘more smoking guns’ are on the way from Twitter after Hunter Biden laptop exposé
Washington Post:
Elon Musk's ‘Twitter Files’ ignite divisions, but haven't changed minds
WRAL-TV:
Moore County authorities investigate social posts claiming knowledge of Moore County blackout … Emily Grace Rainey, a former U.S. Army psychological operations officer, made several posts about it on social media, even saying in one post: “The power is out in Moore County and I know why.”
Discussion: Raw Story and The Post Millennial
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Pilot:
Emergency Declared, Curfew Ordered Following Moore Power Grid Attack
Sky Palma / DeadState:
James Woods says he plans to sue Democrats: ‘They ruined my career’  —  During an appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show this Friday, actor James Woods promised to sue the Democratic National Committee over a Twitter thread posted by journalist Matt Taibbi about the Twitter's handling of the Hunter Biden story.
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
CNN:
Exclusive: China operating over 100 police stations across the world with the help of some host nations, report claims  —  Beijing has set up more than 100 so-called overseas police stations across the globe to monitor, harass and in some cases repatriate Chinese citizens living in exile …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy  —  The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency.
Discussion: Washington Post, CBS News and Vox
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
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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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
 
 
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