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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: McCarthy puts McConnell on notice  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  ELECTION DAY IN GEORGIA — Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. in the Senate runoff between incumbent Democrat RAPHAEL WARNOCK and Republican HERSCHEL WALKER.
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Aren't You All Tired of This Crap?  —  Are you not tired of this crap yet? … Trump's lying, of course.  He said what he said, and now he's trying to back out of it.  The more interesting question is why anyone is helping him do it.  Week in, week out, this is what the guy does.
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
How Trump's legacy became ‘pure poison’ for independents  —  The highly touted red wave in last month's midterm election failed to develop largely because it hit a wall of resistance among independent voters, especially across the key battleground states.  And that presents difficult questions for Republicans looking forward to 2024.
Discussion: Raw Story and Opinion Today
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump insists he doesn't want to ‘terminate’ Constitution
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
When Trump Promises to Be a Tyrant, Take Him at His Word
New York Times:
Ukraine Targets Bases Deep in Russia, Showing Expanded Reach  —  Launching drones at air bases 300 miles from its own territory, Ukraine changed the geography of the war.  It said it had developed drones with a range of over 600 miles.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine executed its most brazen attack …
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Max Boot / Washington Post:
We can win a battle of production lines with Russia.  But there's a better way.  —  The conflict in Ukraine has already lasted nearly 10 months, and it has turned into something the United States has not seen since World War II: a battle of production lines.  Both Russia and Ukraine have been expending munitions at a furious rate.
New York Times:
Russia-Ukraine War  —  Drone Attacks Hit Russia for 2nd Straight Day … A drone strikes an oil depot in Russia, a local official says.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — A drone strike hit an oil facility near an airfield in a Russian region that borders Ukraine, the region's governor said early Tuesday …
Jill Lawrence / The Bulwark:
Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is GOP  —  Herschel Walker, Bill Bennett, and Donald Trump's legacy.  —  Reagan-era Education Secretary William Bennett had a moment last week: On November 29, Simon & Schuster released a thirtieth-anniversary updated edition of his 1993 bestseller, The Book of Virtues.
Discussion: Morning Shots
CNN:
Trump's slow 2024 start worries allies  —  Back in 2015, Donald Trump's first campaign rally in Iowa as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination came just 10 hours after he declared his candidacy in New York.  The following day, he was across the country in New Hampshire …
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Associated Press:
Youngkin's early shine faces test as he eyes White House bid  —  Glenn Youngkin swept into office as a Republican sensation with a fresh formula for victory as the GOP contemplated its future beyond Donald Trump.  But one year after Youngkin became the first Republican in more than a decade …
CNN:
Kevin McCarthy faces debt-limit dilemma as House GOP ratchets up demands amid speaker bid  —  House Republicans are plotting tactics for their new majority and weighing how to use their leverage to enact a laundry list of demands, with many zeroing in on an issue with enormous economic implications: Raising the nation's borrowing limit.
Washington Post:
Trump's committee paying for lawyers of key Mar-a-Lago witnesses  —  Save America PAC has spent millions on Trump-related legal fees, filings show; some say paying for witness's lawyers poses a conflict  —  Former president Donald Trump's political action committee is paying legal bills …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
Top evangelicals are backing away from Donald Trump  —  Call it a crisis of faith.  Despite appointing the conservative judges who ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade — and fervently courting the religious right during his presidency — prominent evangelicals are beginning to shy away …
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Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
The Empty Gestures of Disillusioned Evangelicals
Discussion: Joel Mathis and Raw Story
Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
In Sweeping New Law, Indonesia Outlaws Sex Outside of Marriage  —  An earlier version of the bill was shelved in 2019 after tens of thousands of young people protested in the streets, arguing that the law threatened their civil liberties.  —  Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy …
Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Government Told Spy to Stay Home From British Teen Death Trial  —  Anne Sacoolas will be sentenced Thursday after admitting she drove her Volvo down the wrong side of the road when she hit teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn, killing him.  —  Correspondent-At-Large
Discussion: Bloomberg
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
Mike Lee, Burgess Owens are raising money for Herschel Walker's Senate campaign — and keeping half of the cash  —  The Utah politicians join other Republicans, including Donald Trump, who are using Walker's campaign to boost their own campaign coffers.  —  Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Burgess Owens …
Discussion: Mediaite and Kenneth's Musings
Elaina Plott Calabro / The Atlantic:
Why Is Marjorie Taylor Greene Like This?  —  This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday.  Sign up for it here.  —  I.  —  She was very late.
Deirdre Walsh / NPR:
Capitol Police chief: Jan. 6 failures ‘largely’ fixed but extremism threat persists  —  Congressional leaders will bestow their highest honor — the Congressional gold medal —  to the United States Capitol Police and Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department for defending …
Discussion: The Hill, CBS News and Associated Press
Jordain Carney / Politico:
GOP senators tune out House conservatives' impeachment calls  —  House conservatives want their party to go big on impeachment next year.  Across the Capitol, Senate Republicans on their would-be jury are not ready to convict.  —  While House GOP leaders feel intense pressure …
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors  —  One week after the historic seditious conspiracy conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, federal prosecutors will try to once again prove that other members of the far-right militia were planning …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
Jefferson Morley / JFK Facts:
Major Break Coming in the JFK Assassination Story  —  The CIA is concealing a secret operation that involved accused assassin Oswald.  —  Many Americans wonder why the CIA is still concealing records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened nearly 60 years ago.
William M. Arkin / Newsweek:
FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism  —  The FBI is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity, according to FBI documents and government specialists.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Talk show host and Georgia House candidate accused of illegal voting  —  Brian K. Pritchard allegedly voted nine times while on felony probation  —  Conservative North Georgia talk show host Brian K. Pritchard, a candidate for the state House who rails against election fraud …
Ro Khanna / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Duty to Protect Free Speech  —  Censorship of the Hunter Biden story might have helped my party, but it was bad for our democracy.  —  WSJ Opinion: Elon Musk's Bumpy Landing at Twitter  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.  —  Defending free speech is easy when it's speech you agree with.
Discussion: NOQ Report, Reason, MurderPM and Insider
Tess Owen / VICE:
The Far-Right Attacked Drag Events in 4 States This Weekend  —  Protests against drag events have been an almost weekly occurrence this year.  This weekend was no different.  —  Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, militiamen, Christian nationalists, and culture warriors in at least four states mobilized …
 
 
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