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11:35 AM ET, November 9, 2023


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Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
The public doesn't understand the risks of a Trump victory.  That's the media's fault  —  With democracy in the balance, the press must relay the crucial importance of this election and the dangers of a Trump win  —  Whatever doubts you may have about public-opinion polls, one recent example should not be dismissed.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Echoes of Jan. 6 committee as Jack Smith foreshadows plan to tie Trump to Capitol riot  —  Donald Trump doesn't want prosecutors to talk about Jan. 6.  They want to make it central to their case.  —  When Donald Trump faces a jury on charges stemming from his bid to subvert the 2020 election …
Kimberly Atkins Stohr / The Boston Globe:
Trump was defeated twice in one week  —  Trumpism lost big in the courtroom and at the polls, proving the rule of law and democracy still matter.  —  Donald Trump got two rude awakenings this week.  One happened Monday in a New York courtroom, and the other came the next day courtesy of voters across the nation.
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
NBC News:
Minnesota Supreme Court dismisses effort to block Trump from state's primary ballot
Rebecca Blackwell / Washington Examiner:
Republican debate: Haley calls Ramaswamy ‘scum’ in dustup over TikTok  —  Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy swung at each other during the third Republican primary presidential debate over their use of TikTok, with Haley calling her opponent scum.
Losers, scumbags and policy, too. The third GOP debate got testy, quick.
NBC News:
Highlights from the third Republican Debate: Ramaswamy, Haley and DeSantis spar over Trump, abortion and the economy
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Fatalism creeps in around DeSantis
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on the Tentative Agreement Between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and SAG-AFTRA  —  Collective bargaining works.  I applaud SAG-AFTRA and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for working together in good faith towards …
Discussion: The Messenger
Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter:
SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios, Ending Actors Strike  —  The work stoppage will end 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. … The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved the agreement in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA announced.  The strike will end at 12:01 am Thursday.
Los Angeles Times:
SAG-AFTRA committee approves deal with studios to end historic strike
Laura Kelly / The Hill:
Death toll in Gaza likely ‘higher than is being reported’: US official  —  A senior Biden administration official said the death toll of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is likely far higher than the 10,000 number being reported by the health ministry amid Israel's war against Hamas.
Honest Reporting:
Broken Borders: AP & Reuters Pictures of Hamas Atrocities Raise Ethical Questions  —  On October 7, Hamas terrorists were not the only ones who documented the war crimes they had committed during their deadly rampage across southern Israel.  Some of their atrocities were captured …
Tim Scott's girlfriend is, in fact, real.  —  The senator debuted his significant other at the most charming of spots: the stage of the GOP primary debate.  —  Who says that politics isn't romantic?  —  Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday finally debuted his girlfriend, bringing her onstage …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
James Comer, Like Joe Biden, Also Paid His Brother $200K  —  James Comer is going after Joe Biden because he loaned his brother, James Biden, $200,000.  If that's the standard, James Comer may want to investigate himself. … Pay Dirt is a weekly foray into the pigpen of political funding.
Discussion: emptywheel and Raw Story
Scott Feinberg / The Hollywood Reporter:
Gruesome Footage of Oct. 7 Hamas Atrocities Screens in Hollywood Under Heavy Guard  —  On Wednesday night, with a sizable security presence and protesters audible through the walls, some 200 members of the industry screened ‘Bearing Witness,’ comprising 43 minutes of uncensored footage, at the Museum of Tolerance in West L.A.
Holmes Lybrand / CNN:
DOJ announces arrests in ‘high-end brothel network’ used by elected officials, military officers and others  —  Three individuals have been arrested on charges of operating a “high-end brothel network” in Massachusetts and Virginia with a clientele that included elected officials …
US Department of Justice:
Three Arrested for Operating High-End Brothel Network
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Feds charge 3 with running high-end brothels allegedly frequented by politicians
Discussion: Raw Story
Camille Mumford / Emerson Polling:
Swing State 2024 Polling: Biden Trails Trump in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Leads Trump in Michigan  —  Home Polls Swing State 2024 Polling: Biden Trails Trump in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Leads Trump in Michigan
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Former Sen. Martha McSally describes sexual assault near Omaha, Neb.  —  Former U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said she was sexually assaulted Wednesday while running near Omaha, Neb., in an incident in which she said she pursued her fleeing attacker, contacted police and described the ordeal shortly afterward on social media.
Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Says Women Who Have Abortions ‘Probably Got Talked Into’ it  —  During a Wednesday appearance on Hannity, Huckabee discussed the impact Republican messaging has had on abortion  —  Former GOP Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that women who have received abortions probably …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Junior leader turned Biden foe: How Dean Phillips fell from Democratic grace  —  Once known as a Minnesota-nice moderate, he's infuriating House colleagues with a quixotic primary bid focused on the president's age — which polls show is a weakness.  —  As President Joe Biden's party frets openly …
House Speaker Johnson Is Running Out of Time to Avoid Shutdown  — Conservatives push to attach immigration changes to stopgap  — No House, Senate plans yet to avoid shutdown end of next week  —  Speaker Mike Johnson, the little-known Louisiana congressman who emerged from a hardliner revolt …
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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
NewsNation to host next GOP debate; Megyn Kelly to moderate
Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Says GOP Infighting ‘Not Helping’ After Testy Debate
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and Political Wire
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
The untold story of an FBI inquiry into Biden's golf club membership
Jonathan Nicholson / HuffPost:
GOP Candidates Say Lack Of Energy Is Causing Inflation — Despite Record Oil Production
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
ABC News:
US launches 2nd round of airstrikes on Iran-backed groups it says attacked American troops
Thomas Catenacci / Fox News:
Local residents explode at Biden officials over plan to release grizzly bears near their communities
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
Joe Sonka / Louisville Public Media:
County flips and statewide shifts: Here are the numbers behind Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's reelection victory
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
U.S. officials pick Greenbelt, Md., for new FBI national headquarters
Rotimi Adeoye / The Daily Beast:
Mississippi's Election Day Voting Failures Simply Should Not Be Happening in 2023
Discussion: Associated Press

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