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11:45 AM ET, November 19, 2023

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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Israel and Hamas reach tentative U.S.-brokered deal to pause conflict, free dozens of hostages  —  A five-day pause in fighting, monitored by aerial surveillance, could see dozens of women and children freed from captivity in Gaza, according to people familiar with the terms of the agreement
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The Times of Israel:
PM says bucking int'l pressure against Gaza op, stresses no hostage deal ‘as of now’  —  Netanyahu, Gallant vow IDF will track down Hamas operatives in south of Strip, outside enclave; Gantz: ‘Everything we are doing is aimed first and foremost’ at return of hostages
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Poll: Biden's standing hits new lows amid Israel-Hamas war  —  Young voters are breaking from Biden, helping give Trump a narrow lead for the first time in NBC News polling, though the gap is within the margin of error.  —  President Joe Biden's approval rating has declined to the lowest level …
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Washington Post:
Biden campaign works to ease Democratic anxiety over reelection chances  —  The president and his team are facing calls to become more active and aggressive in highlighting the contrast with his most likely opponent, Donald Trump  —  Over the last full weekend of September …
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Trump vows to kill Asia trade deal being pursued by Biden if elected
Discussion: Washington Examiner and NewsNation
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Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Neo-Nazis March Through Madison Yelling ‘There Will Be Blood’  —  They wore masks, of course.  —  A group of masked neo-Nazis marched through the capital of Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon waving swastikas around, shouting racial slurs at onlookers, and chanting “there will be blood.”
Ken Tran / USA Today:
Ron DeSantis refuses to condemn Elon Musk's endorsement of antisemitic conspiracy theory  —  WASHINGTON — 2024 Republican presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused on Sunday to condemn Elon Musk over his endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory that falsely accused Jewish people …
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Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
X is placing ads for Amazon, NBA Mexico, NBCUniversal, and others next to content with white nationalist hashtags
Allison Morrow / CNN:
With antisemitic tweet, Elon Musk reveals his ‘actual truth’
Joe Biden / Washington Post:
The U.S. won't back down from the challenge of Putin and Hamas  —  Joe Biden, a Democrat, is president of the United States.  —  Today, the world faces an inflection point, where the choices we make — including in the crises in Europe and the Middle East — will determine the direction of our future for generations to come.
Courtney Kube / NBC News:
Militants believed to be Houthi rebels use helicopter to seize Japanese tanker in Red Sea  —  The attack off the coast of Yemen comes just days after the Houthis issued a graphic with captions in Hebrew, Arabic and English that said, “We will sink your ships.”
Discussion: Bloomberg, FDD and The US Sun
New York Times:
A Jan. 6 Defendant Pleads His Case to the Son Who Turned Him In  —  The Capitol attacks ruptured their mutual trust.  In the weeks before Brian Mock's sentencing, could he mend the divide with his son A.J.?  —  By Eli SaslowPhotographs by Erin Schaff  —  The trial was over and the verdict was in …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kati Pohjanpalo / Bloomberg:
EU Commissioner Urpilainen Joins Race to Be Finland's President  — Sauli Niinisto hits term limit after serving for 12 years  —  Finland's representative on the European Commission, Jutta Urpilainen, plans to enter the race to become president of the Nordic country.
Discussion: Politico
Kimberly Wehle / Politico:
I Read Mike Johnson's Legal Filings.  They Reveal a Distinctive Pattern.  —  The new speaker's view is “the First Amendment for me but not for thee.”  —  The newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Michael Johnson (R-La.), spent years as a practicing lawyer before his election …
Discussion: Raw Story
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Newsom TV ad hits DeSantis on abortion as Fox debate looms  —  California's Democratic governor is airing a new ad in Florida and Washington criticizing his Florida Republican nemesis over his state's six-week abortion ban.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newson is sending …
David Zipper / Fast Company:
You shouldn't be driving over 100 mph—and your car shouldn't let you  —  The NTSB recommended that automakers be required to install technology to prevent reckless speeding.  —  The traffic signal on North Las Vegas's North Commerce Street had been red for at least 29 seconds, but the Dodge Challenger did not slow down.
 
 
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Sen. Manchin Teases 2024 Independent Presidential Bid, Aims to ‘Mobilize Radical Middle’
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