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9:40 PM ET, December 7, 2022

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Washington Post:
Trump team searches two of his properties amid court battle with DOJ  —  The former president's lawyers say no classified documents were found at Trump Tower in New York or at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.  —  Lawyers for former president Donald Trump conducted a search of at least …
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New York Times:
Classified Documents Found in Trump Search of Storage Site  —  The discovery came as series of searches were conducted by a team hired by the former president, after a federal judge directed his lawyers to look for any materials still in his possession.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump hired people …
Alex Leary / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Legal Team Finds Two More Documents Marked Classified
Discussion: Bloomberg
House Committee on Ethics:
Statement of the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), and 17A(j), the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member …
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Zach Everson / Forbes:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee  —  The House Committee on Ethics is investigating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), according to a statement the panel issued on Wednesday.   —  The statement, which did not provide many details about the inquiry …
Ryan King / Washington Examiner:
AOC facing House Ethics Committee investigation
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
How Raphael Warnock defeated Herschel Walker  —  It was one of the most unusual political events in recent Georgia history.  After vilifying Gov. Brian Kemp for much of the past decade, the Democratic Party of Georgia held a suburban event featuring voters who sang the Republican's praises …
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Natalie Allison / Politico:
‘He never should have run for this seat’
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Are We Ready to Learn Our Lessons Now, Republicans?
Romy Ellenbogen / Miami Herald:
'Don't say gay' bill sponsor indicted on fraud charges related to COVID business loans  —  State Rep. Joe Harding, a Republican from North Florida, was indicted Wednesday on charges of money laundering and wire fraud after a federal grand jury said he falsely claimed two inactive businesses …
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Mitra Taj / New York Times:
Peru's President Quickly Ousted After Moving to Dissolve Congress  —  Pedro Castillo announced the move just before Congress voted to impeach him.  Much of his government resigned to protest what political leaders said was a coup attempt.  —  LIMA — Peru's president was ousted from office …
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Marco Aquino / Reuters:
New Peru president sworn in, predecessor Castillo arrested
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Hello!  You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Twitter And Hunter Biden's Laptop  —  Hello!  Someone has referred you to this post because you've said something quite wrong about Twitter and how it handled something to do with Hunter Biden's laptop.
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Tom Ley / Defector:
What Are The Twitter Files, And Do You Need To Care About Them?
Georgi Kantchev / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Oil-Price Cap Adds to Fiscal Pressure on Moscow  —  Ceiling of $60 a barrel provides room for Russia to profit from current prices, but won't be enough to slow widening budget deficit  —  How a Cap on Russian Oil Prices Could Affect U.S. Consumers  —  Created with sketchtool.
Discussion: Politico, Marketplace and Bloomberg
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Simon Shuster / Time:
Volodymyr Zelensky  —  SEE FULL LIST  —  Read about the people who represent the Spirit …
ABC News:
Trump hosts event featuring QAnon, ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theorist at Mar-a-Lago  —  The event came two weeks after Trump had dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes.  —  A prominent adherent of the QAnon and “pizzagate” conspiracy theories posed for photos with former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: New York Times, CNN, The Hill and Raw Story
Paul Kirby / BBC:
Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup  —  Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids across Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government.  —  The group of far-right and ex-military figures are said to have prepared to storm the parliament building, the Reichstag, and seize power.
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NBC News:
Germany arrests dozens suspected of plotting far-right extremist coup
Candice Ortiz / Mediaite:
‘These F*cking People’: Barstool Star and Fox News Regular Caught on Hot Mic Destroying Network, Its Audience, and Tucker  —  Barstool Sports star Francis Ellis has appeared multiple times on Fox News, particularly on the 7 p.m. show hosted by Jesse Watters.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Daily Wire
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Inside the turmoil roiling No Labels' unity ticket presidential campaign  —  Over the past year, the centrist group No Labels has spearheaded an ambitious $70 million project laying the groundwork for a unity ticket presidential campaign in 2024.  —  For that effort, its founder and CEO …
Discussion: Political Wire
Alys Davies / BBC:
Putin: Nuclear risk is rising, but we are not mad  —  Vladimir Putin has said the threat of a nuclear war was rising, but insisted Russia had not “gone mad” and would not use its nuclear weapons first.  —  The Russian president insisted that his country would only use weapons of mass destruction in response to an attack.
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Host Mark Levin's War on ‘Imbecile’ Far-Right Congressmen Just Got Uglier  —  The intense battle between the shouty right-wing radio host and several conservative lawmakers escalated this week with a new round of Trumpian insults.  —  A skirmish between shouty Fox News host Mark Levin …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Forbes
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Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Trump told crowd to ‘fight like hell’ before riot. Can he be sued?
Discussion: Raw Story
Maureen Mackey / Fox News:
Kirk Cameron is denied story-hour slot by public libraries for his new faith-based kids book  —  Actor-writer has not gotten a single ‘yes’ from the 50-plus public libraries his publisher has contacted so far — ‘messaging does not align,’ he was told  —  Kirk Cameron, former ‘Growing Pains’ actor …
Michael Harriot / TheGrio:
Thankfully, Van Jones has apologized for my silence on antisemitism  —  Editor's note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author's own.  Read more opinions on theGrio.  —  (The full text and audio of Van Jones' speech at the UJA-Federation of New York Wall Street Dinner are available at ejp.com.)
Peter Kiefer / The Ankler:
The 'Grey's Anatomy' Liar Confesses it All  —  Elisabeth Finch, disgraced and in exile, explains what made her do it  —  “At a certain point, the hardest thing becomes remembering what you said or told people.”  —  It's Halloween, a fitting holiday for former Grey's Anatomy star writer Elisabeth Finch …
 
 
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Douglas London / Foreign Policy:
U.S. Rivals Are Facing Unrest. Is It Due to Luck or Skill?
CNN:
Exclusive: Biden administration weighs Ukrainian requests for access to US stockpile of controversial cluster munitions
Discussion: Political Wire
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Beloved Seattle restaurant suffers 18th break-in by thieves the Democrats enable
Discussion: HotAir and Ace of Spades HQ
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
Headed Toward a Middle Ground? Today's Argument in Moore v. Harper
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Hammer / Daily Mail:
American Girl is accused of ‘stripping away all innocence’ in book that teaches children as young as THREE how to change gender by asking doctors for puberty blockers
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Ron DeSantis is not moderate
Kate Aurthur / Variety:
Jennifer Lawrence and Viola Davis Get Honest About Female Action Heroes, Motherhood and Press Tours Ruining Acting
William Saletan / The Bulwark:
Cowardice and Desperation: How Republicans Responded to Trump's Constitution Comment
Joe Perticone / The Bulwark:
House Republicans ‘May Dig Their Own Grave’ With Fringe Political Investigations
Discussion: Raw Story
U.S. Department of Justice:
Russian Intelligence Agent Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering in Connection with Purchase and Use of Luxury Beverly Hills Real Estate
Sadie Gurman / Wall Street Journal:
Whitey Bulger Killed After Inmates Were Tipped Off on His Prison Transfer, Watchdog Says