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3:05 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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Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme  —  Donald Trump's company was convicted of tax fraud on Tuesday in a case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney, a significant repudiation of financial practices at the former president's business.
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.
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Warnock defeats Walker, giving Democrats 51-49 majority in Senate  —  U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock fended off a challenge from Republican Herschel Walker to win a full six-year term that broadens the Democratic majority in the chamber after a turbulent runoff campaign that sharpened partisan divides …
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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 …
David Siders / Politico:
Midterms deliver one last Trump loss: 3 takeaways from Georgia's Senate runoff
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
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.
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:
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 …
Discussion: Axios and Wall Street Journal
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 …
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Twitter, the FBI, and the First Amendment  —  TWITTER, THE FBI, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT.  New Twitter owner Elon Musk made a lot of news in the conservative world on Friday when he released information about Twitter's infamous suppression of the October 2020 New York Post story about Joe Biden …
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Telegraph:
1,200 university students ‘poisoned’ the night before planned anti-regime protests  —  Iranian news agency says students were struck down by ‘food poisoning’ which led to them dumping their food onto the streets  —  More than a thousand Iranian university students appear to have been poisoned …
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Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
Strikes Across Iran Lead to Shuttered Shops and Ghost Towns
Discussion: Informed Comment
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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Insider:
Madison Cawthorn ordered to pay $15,237.49 in fines by House Ethics Committee for promoting ‘LGB Coin’ cryptocurrency he was invested in  — Rep. Madison Cawthorn was fined over $15,000 by the House Ethics Committee, according to a new ethics report.  — Cawthorn promoted a cryptocurrency named …
Kevin McCarthy / 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:
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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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
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.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Former FTX engineer quietly became multimillion-dollar Democratic donor after new role at cryptocurrency exchange  — A year after Nishad Singh became FTX's director of engineering, he quietly emerged as a reliable political donor for the Democrats.  — Singh donated $8 million …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
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 …
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.
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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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
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Mark Judge / The Stream:
Michael Avenatti Tried to Extort Me to Lie About Brett Kavanaugh — Was He Also Working With Christine Blasey Ford?
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Scorecard: Leading States Cutting Costs for Residents with Energy Efficiency, but More Progress Needed
Discussion: The Hill and WWLP-TV
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Raphael Warnock: I Support Abortion Because “It's Exactly What Jesus Would Do”
Discussion: Reuters
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump's Niece Seeks to Revive Fraud Suit Over Family Fortune
Discussion: Raw Story
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Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
Prestigious Psych Journal Cans Editor for Soliciting Criticism of Black Psychologist
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U.S. Department of Justice:
New York Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Trump would have hard time becoming president given Constitution comments
Selim Algar / New York Post:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joins Elon Musk as Time Person of Year finalist
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
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