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7:15 PM ET, December 6, 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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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.
NBC News:
Jury finds Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud scheme  —  Jury finds Trump Organization guilty on all counts in tax fraud trial  —  A criminal court jury in New York on Tuesday found the Trump Organization guilty of all charges in a sweeping, 15-year tax fraud scheme that prosecutors …
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 for Trump communications  —  The requests, sent to multiple counties targeted by Trump in his effort to reverse his 2020 loss, are among the first known subpoenas issued by Jack Smith, the newly appointed special counsel in the Jan. 6 probe
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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
Discussion: Semafor, CNN and Washington Examiner
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Trump would have hard time becoming president given Constitution comments
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.
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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.
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Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
‘A Bunch of Vultures and Hyenas’ Have Hamstrung the Herschel Walker Campaign
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Georgia Runoff: What a Walker or Warnock Victory Would Look Like
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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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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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.
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, Associated Press and UPI
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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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 …
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.
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: Wall Street Journal and Axios
Politico:
Where's the beef?  —  Presented by United Indian Nations of Oklahoma and 141 Tribes Standing for Tribal Sovereignty  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
Institute for the Study of War:
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, December 5  —  Click here to see ISW's interactive map of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  This map is updated daily alongside the static maps present in this report.  —  ISW is publishing an abbreviated campaign update today, December 5.
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
John Ferrannini / KRON4:
San Francisco legislator receives another bomb threat  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) received bomb threats at his Castro neighborhood home and at his office, he stated in a press release Tuesday.  —  “Early this morning, I was informed by the San Francisco Standard …
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden faces press outcry after ‘petty’ and ‘punitive’ Christmas party snubs  —  They're making a list and checking it twice.  —  President Biden is facing an outcry from the White House press corps for the “petty” exclusion of journalists from the traditional presidential media Christmas parties.
Discussion: The Western Journal, IJR and Reuters
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
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
 
 
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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: Ace of Spades HQ
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump's Niece Seeks to Revive Fraud Suit Over Family Fortune
Discussion: Raw Story
Insider:
Madison Cawthorn ordered to pay $15,237.49 in fines by House Ethics Committee for promoting ‘LGB Coin’ cryptocurrency he was invested in
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
Prestigious Psych Journal Cans Editor for Soliciting Criticism of Black Psychologist
Discussion: Association …
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Washington Post:
As fatal police shootings increase, more go unreported
Discussion: The Editorial Board
Joan Biskupic / CNN:
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Jill Lawrence / The Bulwark:
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Discussion: Morning Shots and The Atlantic
 

 
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
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Jason Parham / Wired:
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