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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
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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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New York Times:
Russia-Ukraine War  —  Drone Attacks Hit Russia for 2nd Straight Day
Joe Gould / Defense News:
Army plans ‘dramatic’ ammo production boost as Ukraine drains stocks
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.
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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 …
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.
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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.
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
The Constitution is more important than any former president  —  Now that former President Donald Trump has called for the suspension of the Constitution when it suits his ends, every elected Republican should ostracize him.  —  Nobody who advocates the “termination of all rules, regulations …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Last Refuge and The Hill
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Washington Post:
For Trump, the Constitution is malleable  —  “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.  Our great ‘founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False and Fraudulent elections!”
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
When Trump Promises to Be a Tyrant, Take Him at His Word
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 …
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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 …
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
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Global Car Supply Chains Entangled With Abuses in Xinjiang, Report Says  —  A new report on the auto industry cites extensive links to Xinjiang, where the U.S. government now presumes goods are made with forced labor.  —  The global auto industry remains heavily exposed to the Xinjiang region …
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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Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
In Sweeping Legal Overhaul, Indonesia Outlaws Sex Outside Marriage  —  Parliament also approved a law that criminalizes criticism of the government, delivering a blow to the country's progressive reputation.  —  Indonesia has long been known as a widely tolerant nation at the forefront …
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
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
Washington Free Beacon:
Stacey Abrams's Georgia Nonprofit Could Face Criminal Investigations for Unlicensed Fundraising  —  New Georgia Project's charity license has lapsed in at least nine states  —  Stacey Abrams's New Georgia Project is collecting donations without a license in at least nine states …
Jarrell Dillard / Bloomberg:
Senators Seek Deal to End Cocaine Sentencing Disparity Before Year-End  —  A group of senators is working to lessen the disparity in federal sentencing between drug offenses involving crack and powder cocaine by attaching it to an annual defense bill, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
Discussion: Fox News and Politico
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.
Discussion: NBC News
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
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
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.
 
 
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Lindsay Beyerstein / The Editorial Board:
House Republicans poised to launder Russian disinfo again
Glenn Fine / The Atlantic:
The Supreme Court Needs Real Oversight
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Ro Khanna / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Duty to Protect Free Speech
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Ilya Somin / Reason:
Jeffrey Friedman, RIP
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
GOP Election Losers Are Getting Even Weirder on Twitter
Discussion: Raw Story
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Web Designer Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
Supreme Court Rejects Conspiracy Theory-Laden Case Against Dominion Voting Systems
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Devan Cole / CNN:
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