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12:50 PM ET, November 20, 2023


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Alexandra Hutzler / ABC News:
Biden turns 81 as questions about age continue to dominate 2024 race  —  Polls show voters continue to be concerned by Biden's age.  —  President Joe Biden smiles as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, June 1, 2023, in Washington.
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Many former Trump aides say he shouldn't be president.  Will it matter?  —  Critics are grappling with how they can puncture Trump's candidacy in 2024 and whether their voices will have any impact  —  John F. Kelly, the longest-serving chief of staff in President Donald Trump's White House …
Washington Post:
With a new speaker, the old MTG is back  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  This morning, we're thinking of former president Jimmy Carter, who lost his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, on Sunday.  Tips:  Was this forwarded to you?  Sign up here.  Thanks for waking up with us.
Playbook: A not so happy birthday for Biden
Discussion: Breitbart and HotAir
Chris Brennan / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The ‘faith-based’ leader for Philly's Moms for Liberty chapter is a registered sex offender  —  Phillip Fisher Jr. is a pastor and Republican ward leader who coordinates faith-based outreach for Philadelphia's Moms for Liberty chapter.He's also a registered sex offender …
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
4 more free COVID tests will be available to each household ahead of the holidays  —  The winter season is expected to bring a resurgence of the virus.  —  Boxes of BinaxNow a COVID-19 at home test kit made by Abbott, Aug. 13, 2022, in North Haledon, N.J.  —  Ahead of the approaching holidays …
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian:
Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says  —  ‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality  —  The richest 1% of humanity is responsible for more carbon emissions than the poorest 66% …
Discussion: France 24, Climate Desk and Breitbart
Oxfam International:
Richest 1% emit as much planet-heating pollution as two-thirds of humanity
Discussion: The Hill, The Guardian and Truthout
Julie Wernau / Wall Street Journal:
Support for Abortion Access Is Near Record, WSJ-NORC Poll Finds  —  Some 55% of respondents say a pregnant woman should be able to get an abortion for any reason  —  Santana De'LaBay, a 29-year-old Republican with six children, thinks her party is wrong to back broad abortion restrictions.
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:
Fiery right-wing populist Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidency and promises ‘drastic’ changes
Washington Post:
Trump-like libertarian Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidency
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Aileen Cannon's Games in Florida May Delay Other Trump Trials  —  The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents case is setting up some serious roadblocks in the case, and injecting confusion in his other upcoming trials too.  —  When Donald Trump's beloved federal …
Discussion: Raw Story and Law and Chaos
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
How SCOTUS's “ethics code” provides cover for corruption  —  It's weak sauce — which was the goal all along. … After unrelenting pressure from everyone but Republicans, who by and large are thrilled that Supreme Court justices can be bought, the Court has issued a voluntary, non-binding code of conduct.
Discussion: The Hill
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Wages are rising.  Jobs are plentiful.  Nobody's happy.  —  It's a good time to be a worker and a bad time to be a consumer — the problem is most people are both.  —  Explaining the state of the American economy at the moment is a conundrum.  The labor market is good …
Discussion: New York Times
Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
UAW formally claims contract wins at Big Three  —  Across General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, 64 percent of UAW members voted in favor of the tentative agreements brokered by union leadership.  —  Unionized workers at Detroit's Big Three car companies have officially ratified their contracts, the United Auto Workers announced Monday.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Rachael Bade / Politico:
GOP moves to split Arizona Democrats in 3-way Senate race  —  A new NRSC ad boosts independent Kyrsten Sinema while slamming likely Democratic nominee Ruben Gallego.  —  Senate Republicans are rolling out a provocative new strategy as they try to boost the GOP's chances in Arizona next year: propping up incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Alastair Gale / Wall Street Journal:
The Era of Total U.S. Submarine Dominance Over China Is Ending  —  New Chinese submarines and sensors to catch U.S. subs will alter the balance of power  —  For decades, the U.S. hasn't had to worry much about China's submarines.  They were noisy and easy to track.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and tireless humanitarian who advocated for mental health issues, dies at 96  —  Carter devoted herself to several social causes in the course of her public life, including programs that supported health care resources, human rights, social justice and the needs of elderly people.
The Carter Center:
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Rosalynn Carter, First Lady and a Political Partner, Dies at 96
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Erin B. Logan / Los Angeles Times:
Tony Cárdenas won't seek reelection in 2024, setting up race for San Fernando Valley seat
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Quinnipiac University Poll:
Who Is Most Responsible For Divisions In The U.S.? …
Discussion: The Hill
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Shakira Dodges Trial by Settling Tax Fraud Case in Spain
CBS News:
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter remembered by Bidens, Obamas, Bush family
Discussion: Washington Examiner and HuffPost
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on the Passing of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Discussion: IJR, Washington Post and The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate Dems stake their 2024 hopes on last 2 red-state incumbents
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Olesia Safronova / Bloomberg:
Austin Visits Kyiv to Signal US Support as Battles Rage
Guido Alfani / New York Times:
The Super Rich No Longer Try To Support Their Societies
Jordan Rau / New York Times:
Extra Fees Drive Assisted Living Profits