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10:50 PM ET, October 24, 2023

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ABC News:
Ex-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows granted immunity, tells special counsel he warned Trump about 2020 claims: Sources  —  Meadows said Trump was “dishonest” on election night, according to sources.  —  Former President Donald Trump's final chief of staff in the White House, Mark Meadows …
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emptywheel:
Cautions on ABC's Huge Mark Meadows Scoop  —  For more than six months, access journalists in DC have been trying to confirm how much Mark Meadows cooperated with Jack Smith.  —  Today, ABC has a huge scoop reporting that Meadows testified at least three times, one time — before a grand jury — with immunity.
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Politico:
‘I killed him’: How Trump torpedoed Tom Emmer's speaker bid  —  Just when the congressman thought he had neutralized Trump, the former president lowered the boom.  —  Just hours after Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) won the Republican Conference's nomination to be Speaker on Tuesday …
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The Hill:
Emmer bid collapses, extending extraordinary GOP Speaker losing streak  —  House Majority Whip Tom Emmer's (R-Minn.) Speakership nomination collapsed in extraordinary fashion on Tuesday, surviving only four hours and showcasing the complete chaos enveloping the House GOP conference.
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Divided House Republicans Meet Yet Again to Choose a Speaker  —  Tom Emmer, the House G.O.P.'s No. 3 leader, narrowly won his party's nomination but drew an immediate backlash from right-wing colleagues and former President Donald J. Trump.  —  Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota …
NBC News:
Republicans nominate Tom Emmer for House speaker: Live updates
Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
House GOP spirals into chaos as Emmer becomes third speaker nominee dropped in three weeks
Washington Post:
Live updates House Republicans pick Tom Emmer as third speaker nominee
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
MAGA Diehards Are Furious Jenna Ellis Pleaded Guilty After Raising $200K  —  Jenna Ellis raised more than $216,000 to fight her Georgia RICO indictment ... then accepted a plea deal  —  Jenna Ellis smiled in her mugshot.  The former Trump attorney who was indicted alongside him and 17 others …
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Former Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia case  —  Former Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Georgia election subversion case and will cooperate with Fulton County prosecutors - the third guilty plea in the past week.
New York Times:
Jenna Ellis, Former Trump Lawyer, Pleads Guilty in Georgia Election Case
Andrew Atterbury / Politico:
Florida orders universities to ‘deactivate’ pro-Palestinian group  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's university system chancellor, responding to a push by Gov. Ron DeSantis, directed state universities Tuesday to disband campus groups with ties to the national Students for Justice in Palestine organization …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Andrew Miller / Fox News:
DeSantis admin directs Florida universities to terminate student chapters that support ‘Hamas terrorism’
NBC News:
McCarthy floats partnership with Jim Jordan as assistant speaker  —  Amid the impasse, McCarthy is floating a plan that would reinstall him as speaker and make Jordan, a conservative Trump ally, the assistant speaker, according to three sources familiar with McCarthy's pitch.
Dan Merica / The Messenger:
Biden Will Not Be on New Hampshire Primary Ballot  —  The president's campaign said he would follow rules set by the Democratic National Committee, which has sparred with New Hampshire Democrats over the state's primary date  —  President Joe Biden's re-election campaign informed the chair …
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
White House press secretary says she misheard question on antisemitism during briefing  —  “As I have footstomped many times from the podium and on the air, antisemitism is an abomination that this President has fought against his entire life; and I feel strongly about that work,” Jean-Pierre told POLITICO in a statement.
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Haisten Willis / Washington Examiner:
White House defends free speech at protests criticized for antisemitic comments
Siena College Research Institute:
Biden - with Worst Ever Favorability & Job Approval Ratings - Leads Trump 46-37%; Only Leads By 7 Points if RFK & West Are on Ballot; 52% of Dems Want Party to Nominate Someone other than Biden in '24  — Recent Influx of Migrants is Serious Problem: 84% (57% Very Serious); …
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
New No Labels Plan: Deadlocking the 2024 Election?  —  One of Democrats' many nightmares heading into the 2024 election involves the schemes of No Labels.  The shadowy centrist organization has been planning an independent presidential candidacy designed to break the major-party duopoly …
Discussion: NBC News
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New York Times:
Cohen Denounces Trump During Courtroom Face-Off  —  Michael D. Cohen accused his onetime boss, Donald J. Trump, of manipulating his net worth as Mr. Trump stared blankly ahead.  It was their first interaction in five years.  —  For five years, Michael D. Cohen has waged battle with Donald J. Trump …
NBC News:
Drone attacks on American bases injured two dozen U.S. military personnel  —  The groups conducting the attacks are supported by Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a Pentagon spokesman said.  —  Two dozen American military personnel were wounded last week in a series of drone attacks …
Randy Fine / Washington Times:
Donald Trump has never let us down  —  Actions speak louder than words  —  FRONT PAGE PODCAST … LATEST CARTOON  —  How confident are you that Republicans can agree on a new House Speaker?  —  Question of the Day  —  Very, they'll pull together  —  Fairly, it has to happen
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Powell, Chesebro, And Now Ellis  —  TPM Reader EK steps back and surveys the damage done by the trio of Trump lawyers pleading guilty:  —  My gosh.  These are three big names.  All three have now admitted to fraudulent claims of election theft.  —  These are obviously major developments in the legal case against Trump.
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Polls Showing Support For Israel Hide Some Ugly Truths  —  There were dozens of Charlottesville-type marches in the United States last week.  No one in the media wants to ask why.  —  According to a new Harvard/Harris poll, only the police and military are more respected than Israel.
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Insider:
Kyrsten Sinema said she doesn't care if she loses reelection because she ‘saved the Senate by myself’ and can go serve ‘on any board I want to,’ book says  — Kyrsten Sinema doesn't care one bit if she wins re-election, according to a new book.  — “I can go on any board I want to.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Stewart S. R. Jamieson / Nature:
An ancient river landscape preserved beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet  —  orcid.org/0000-0002-9036-2317 1 na1, - Neil Ross  —  orcid.org/0000-0002-8338-4905 2 na1, - Guy J. G. Paxman 1, - Fiona J. Clubb  —  orcid.org/0000-0003-1135-1765 1, - Duncan A. Young 3, - Shuai Yan 3,4, - Jamin Greenbaum
Discussion: Raw Story, CBS News and Reuters
 
 
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David Corn / Mother Jones:
How the 47 Percent Video Drove Mitt Romney to Depression and Nearly Out of the 2012 Race
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Florida asks Supreme Court to allow its anti-drag law to take effect
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Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
Inside ICE's Database for Finding ‘Derogatory’ Online Speech
The Times of Israel:
Israel demands UN chief resign after he says Hamas attacks ‘did not occur in vacuum’
Chelsea Cirruzzo / Politico:
‘On track’: 3 percent of Americans have gotten the new Covid shot, but the CDC director remains confident
Discussion: The Messenger
Yaniv Kubovich / Haaretz:
Israel-Hamas War Day 18 | IDF Spokesperson: Fuel Will Not Enter Gaza; IDF Thwarts Terrorists Attempting to Infiltrate From the Sea
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