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12:40 AM ET, December 7, 2022

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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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NBC News:
Herschel Walker's loss is just more bad news for Trump  —  From falling short in Georgia to the dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes, the Trump campaign has had to beat back controversies.  But will it matter?  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump train is stuck in the station, and it was weighed …
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.
David Siders / Politico:
Midterms deliver one last Trump loss: 3 takeaways from Georgia's Senate runoff
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
NBC News:
Jury finds Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud scheme
Discussion: Raw Story, HuffPost and The Guardian
New York Times:
Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Last Senate Seat
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.”
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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: UPI and CNN
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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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.
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
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 …
Cheryl Teh / Insider:
Watch the moment relatives of a fallen January 6 police officer snubbed Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy and refused to shake their hands  — The family of fallen police officer Brian Sicknick snubbed Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.  — Sicknick's family filed past McConnell …
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CNN:
Family of fallen officer snubs McCarthy and McConnell as Congress honors law enforcement who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6
Jessica Willey / ABC13:
Ted Cruz's daughter OK after HPD called to senator's home, rep says  —  Houston police and fire department personnel responded to the Houston home of Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.  —  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police and fire department personnel responded to the Houston home of Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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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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.
Discussion: Twitchy
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
Alice Hancock / Financial Times:
COP15: UN warns of the cost of ‘humanity treating nature like a toilet’  —  Heated negotiations expected at summit over funding to deal with damage to environment and wildlife  —  The UN secretary-general warned that humanity was “treating nature like a toilet” and that the degradation …
Discussion: CBS News, The Hill, Bloomberg and Euractiv
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: USNI News and CNN
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Amazon, Uber ads appear on Twitter pages of white nationalists restored by Musk  —  Ads from dozens of major brands were appearing on white nationalist and extremist accounts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Ads for more than three dozen brands including major corporations appeared on the Twitter pages …
Discussion: The Daily Wire
 
 
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Associated Press:
Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800s
Discussion: WFLA-TV, The Daily Wire and WINK NEWS
ACEEE:
Scorecard: Leading States Cutting Costs for Residents with Energy Efficiency, but More Progress Needed
Discussion: The Hill and WWLP-TV
Politico:
Where's the beef?  —  Presented by United Indian Nations of Oklahoma and 141 Tribes Standing for Tribal Sovereignty
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Former FTX engineer quietly became multimillion-dollar Democratic donor after new role at cryptocurrency exchange
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Raphael Warnock: I Support Abortion Because “It's Exactly What Jesus Would Do”
Discussion: Reuters and Ace of Spades HQ
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump's Niece Seeks to Revive Fraud Suit Over Family Fortune
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Trump would have hard time becoming president given Constitution comments
Peter Stone / The Guardian:
Top US conservatives pushing Russia's spin on Ukraine war, experts say
Discussion: Raw Story