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9:50 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 …
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Political Wire
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Laura Bassett / Jezebel:
Chris Christie's Niece Kicked Off Plane for Accusing Latino Family of ‘Smuggling Cocaine’  —  Shannon Epstein, 25, reportedly kicked, bit, and spit on deputies, injuring six of them, when they tried to arrest her at the New Orleans airport.  —  Alerts  —  Shannon Epstein …
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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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.
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.
Politico:   POLITICO Playbook: Trump's pre-runoff message: Terminate the Constitution
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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Washington Post:   Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Iran Abolishes Morality Police 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 being held by the morality police for supposedly violating Islamic dress rules.
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
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 …
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
Janelle Stecklein / Enid News & Eagle:
State law loosening requirements for teachers comes under fire  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to Oklahoma's continued teacher shortage, lawmakers passed a measure that no longer requires educators to have a college degree in order to teach permanently in public schools.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Insider, Variety and Deadline
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 …
 
 
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Sophia Cai / Axios:
Scoop: Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck
The Guardian:
Revealed: UK has failed to resettle Afghans facing torture and death despite promise
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
Donald Trump ought to face the same charges the Oath Keepers did
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Daily News
 Earlier Items: 
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
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