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Jonah E. Bromwich / New York Times:
Trump Organization Found Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme  —  The former president's company had been accused of providing off-the-book benefits to executives.  The testimony of its former chief financial officer proved crucial to the case.
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Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Trump Organization convicted in N.Y. criminal tax fraud trial  —  NEW YORK — Former president Donald Trump's namesake company was convicted of tax crimes committed by two of its longtime executives after a Manhattan trial that gave jurors a peek at some of the inner workings of the Trump Organization's finances.
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Jury finds Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud  —  As if Donald Trump weren't already struggling with an avalanche of legal troubles, a jury today found the Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud.  —  As if Donald Trump weren't already struggling with an avalanche of legal troubles …
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials in Trump Jan. 6 probe  —  The requests to multiple counties Trump targeted in effort to reverse 2020 loss are among the first issued since Jack Smith was appointed special counsel  —  Special counsel Jack Smith has sent grand jury subpoenas …
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Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Why the Right Needs Hunter Biden  —  They think his story assuages their guilt, but it doesn't.  —  They are all leaping in with both feet—all the usual suspects.  Elon Musk gave Matt Taibbi access to internal Twitter documents, promising a big reveal about how the company handled the Trump campaign's planned October surprise.
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Lindsay Beyerstein / The Editorial Board:
House Republicans poised to launder Russian disinfo again
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Post
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Twitter, the FBI, and the First Amendment
New York Times:
Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Election Results  —  Senator Raphael Warnock, whose victory in a 2021 runoff helped Democrats gain control of the Senate and made him the first Black senator from Georgia, is again facing a runoff election.  This time, he is vying against Herschel Walker, a former football star and Trump-backed Republican.
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New York Times:
Warnock Claims Momentum in Georgia, as Walker Banks on Election Day Turnout  —  On the eve of Georgia's Senate runoff, Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, warned his supporters about being overconfident.  Herschel Walker urged Republicans to flood the polls on Tuesday.
Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
‘A Bunch of Vultures and Hyenas’ Have Hamstrung the Herschel Walker Campaign
NBC News:
F.B.I. asking about videos and racist website in connection with Colorado shooting  —  The F.B.I. is asking about two websites in connection with last month's shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado that left five dead and 17 others injured, a former neighbor and friend of the suspect told NBC News.
Discussion: CNN and UPI
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Associated Press:
‘Next mass killer’: Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath  —  Anderson Lee Aldrich loaded bullets into a Glock pistol and chugged vodka, ominously warning frightened grandparents not to stand in the way of an elaborate plan to stockpile guns, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb to become “the next mass killer.”
New York Times:
Biden Joins Toast to His 2024 Presidential Run at State Dinner  —  The Democratic Party is anxiously awaiting a formal announcement from President Biden about whether he is running for re-election.  —  WASHINGTON — Jill Biden, the first lady, told President Emmanuel Macron of France …
Rep. Andy Biggs / The Daily Caller:
I'm Running To Replace Kevin McCarthy As House Speaker And Break The Establishment  —  It is time.  It is time for new leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  People are thrilled that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reign of Leftist extremism is ending.
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Edward Wong / New York Times:
U.S. Court Dismisses Suit Against Saudi Ruler in Khashoggi Killing  —  The court followed the Biden administration's guidance that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity as a head of government in a case over the death of Jamal Khashoggi.  —  WASHINGTON — A U.S. federal court …
CNN:
House January 6 committee has decided to make criminal referrals, chairman says  —  The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has decided to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, the panel's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, told reporters Tuesday.
CNN:
Family of fallen officer snubs McCarthy and McConnell as Congress honors law enforcement who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6  —  The family of a fallen officer snubbed top congressional Republicans on Tuesday at a ceremony held to honor law enforcement who defended the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
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Rachel Schilke / Washington Examiner:
Over 1,000 Iranian students suffer ‘poisoning’ ahead of mass protests  —  The night before a swell of protests against the Iranian regime was set to take place, 1,200 Iranian university students were struck with food poisoning.  —  The national student union announced that students at Kharazmi …
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Daniel Wu / Washington Post:
‘Shark Week’ lacks diversity, overrepresents men named Mike, scientists say  —  Researchers say Discovery's programming overwhelmingly featured White men as experts while emphasizing negative messages about sharks  —  Lisa Whitenack loved sharks as a kid.  She spent rainy days leafing through a guide to sharks in Reader's Digest.
Robby Burke / House Republican Leader:
Oversight in the 118th Congress  —  Over the last two years of Democrats' one-party rule in Washington, House Democrats have not lifted a finger to engage in oversight and accountability of the Biden administration's actions and abuses of power.  The American people responded this fall …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
JFK Assassination Investigator Has Jarring New Claim About Oswald's CIA Involvement  —  A prominent Kennedy assassination investigator says the CIA has never disclosed documents proving that Lee Harvey Oswald was involved with the CIA in 1963.  —  The CIA holds documents …
NBC News:
Ethics panel directs Madison Cawthorn to donate $15K for improperly promoting Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency  —  The House Ethics Committee directed GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina to pay nearly $15,000 to a charity Tuesday after finding “substantial evidence” that he improperly promoted a cryptocurrency while in Congress.
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Politico:
Doug Emhoff emerges as the face of Biden's fight against antisemitism  —  A few months ago, second gentleman Doug Emhoff asked his team about what more he could do about the rise of antisemitic incidents across the country.  —  The issue had long concerned him.
Washington Post:
U.S. troops to expand patrols in Syria despite tension with Turkey  —  The move risks further upsetting relations between NATO allies  —  The Pentagon is preparing to resume full ground operations alongside Kurdish partners in northern Syria, officials said Tuesday, a move …
Discussion: FDD
Mark Judge / The Stream:
Michael Avenatti Tried to Extort Me to Lie About Brett Kavanaugh — Was He Also Working With Christine Blasey Ford?  —  Michael Avenatti is finally where he belongs — in jail.  The creepy porn lawyer was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding his clients.
Discussion: New York Times
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Iranian War Ship ‘Attempts To Blind’ US Missile Destroyer  —  An Iranian Navy patrol boat “attempted to blind” a U.S. guided-missile destroyer vessel in international waters late Monday and then conducted maneuvers that almost caused a collision between the warships, according to U.S. Central Command.
Discussion: CNN and USNI News
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump's Niece Seeks to Revive Fraud Suit Over Family Fortune  —  Donald Trump's niece Mary asked a New York appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit that accused the former president and his siblings of cheating her out of her share of the family fortune.  —  Mary Trump's case was dismissed …
Discussion: Raw Story
Peter Stone / The Guardian:
Top US conservatives pushing Russia's spin on Ukraine war, experts say  —  Some of the Kremlin's most blatant falsehoods aimed at undercutting US aid are promoted by major figures on the right  —  Ever since Russia launched its brutal war in Ukraine the Kremlin has banked …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
Prestigious Psych Journal Cans Editor for Soliciting Criticism of Black Psychologist
Discussion: Association …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Trump would have hard time becoming president given Constitution comments
Washington Post:
As fatal police shootings increase, more go unreported
Discussion: The Editorial Board
Jill Lawrence / The Bulwark:
Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is GOP
Discussion: Morning Shots and The Atlantic