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5:55 PM ET, November 20, 2023

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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 …
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Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Right-Wing ‘Moms for Liberty’ Organizer Is a Convicted Sex Offender  —  Phillip Fisher Jr., who does faith-based outreach for the group in Philadelphia, abused a 14-year-old in 2011, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday  —  MOMS FOR LIBERTY is a conservative parental rights group …
Discussion: Newsbusters
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Federal appeals court ruling threatens enforcement of the Voting Rights Act  —  The decision from the 8th Circuit is likely headed to the Supreme Court.  —  A federal appeals court issued a ruling Monday that could gut the Voting Rights Act, saying only the federal government …
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Sen. Mike Lee promotes a debunked conspiracy theory about a Jan. 6 rioter  —  Kevin Lyons stole a photo and a wallet from Nancy Pelosi's office, but conservative figures are using a video of the Trump supporter to spread misinformation about Jan. 6.  —  WASHINGTON — A Republican senator …
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Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Greene calls for new Jan. 6 select committee  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Sunday called on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to create a new Jan. 6 select committee she said would target the original members of the panel and exonerate the so-called “MAGA” wing of the Republican Party …
Walter Shapiro / New Republic:
The Real Reason Why Biden Shouldn't Drop Out  —  Panicked Democrats, vibrating with anxiety over the polls, continue to nurture an unlikely fantasy: Joe Biden looks at his family across the Thanksgiving table on Nantucket and says with a weary sigh, “I can't do this for another five years.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Althouse
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Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Biden quips about his age while pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys on his birthday  —  President Biden made a few jokes about his age while pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys at the White House, an annual tradition that fell on his 81st birthday.  —  He thanked the chair of the National Turkey Federation …
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
‘Congratulations, Birds’: Biden Pardons a Pair of Turkeys
Alexandra Hutzler / ABC News:
Biden turns 81 as questions about age continue to dominate 2024 race
Brandi Buchman / Law & Crime:
Appeals court judges express skepticism as Trump lawyer fights to reverse gag order in Jan. 6 case  —  At oral arguments debating whether a temporarily-lifted gag order on Donald Trump in his election subversion case in Washington, D.C., is warranted, it was a question of the First Amendment and faith …
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Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Aileen Cannon's Games in Florida May Delay Other Trump Trials
Discussion: Law and Chaos, Raw Story and Truthout
Associated Press:
The lion, the wig and the warrior.  Who is Javier Milei, Argentina's president-elect?  —  His legions of fans call him “the madman” and “the wig” due to his ferocity and unruly mop of hair.  He refers to himself as “the lion.”  He thinks sex education is a Marxist plot to destroy the family …
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Insider Paper:
President-elect Milei vows 'end of Argentina's decline'
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Trump congratulates Javier Milei on win in Argentina presidential race
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 …
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Jamie Weinstein / The Dispatch:
Trump's Retribution … The New York Times political correspondent Maggie Haberman tells Jamie that a second Trump will be defined by unfettered score settling.  Plus:  —Trump's social media strategy  —Bannon friction -Trump/Carlson 24?  —Trump's totalitarian rhetoric -The trials are happening
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% …
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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.
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NBC News:
New York Jets icon Joe Namath allegedly allowed sexual abuse at his camp, lawsuit says  —  Philip Lyle Smith, 64, said he was sexually abused by a high school football coach at Namath's camps in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit.  —  A Florida real estate broker accused New York Jets icon Joe Namath …
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
RFK Jr. leads 2024 candidates in favorability poll  —  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. currently leads the pack of 2024 presidential candidates with a high favorability rating among respondents in a Harvard CAPS-Harris survey.  —  The poll, published Monday and shared …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
What happens after Donald Trump's ‘final battle’?  —  I was driving with my kids on Sunday, mind wandering as I steered.  I was looking at a cluster of leafless trees when the first words from a social media post by Donald Trump popped into my mind.  —  “2024 is our final battle.”
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
Cardi B declines to endorse Biden, pointing to spending on wars  —  Rapper and actress Cardi B declined to lend her endorsement to President Biden's 2024 reelection effort, noting New York City's recent public service cuts and the country providing resources to Israel and Ukraine.
Quinnipiac University Poll:
Who Is Most Responsible For Divisions In The U.S.?  Social Media Ranks #1 Among Young Voters, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Table The Talk About Politics At Thanksgiving, Say Voters  —  mail_outline  —  Given a list of four options and asked which they hold most responsible …
Discussion: Breitbart, WFLA-TV and The Hill
 
 
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
6 in 10 Trump voters say there's a ‘chance’ they choose another candidate: Poll
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CBS News:
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter remembered by Bidens, Obamas, Bush family
Discussion: Washington Examiner and HuffPost
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
How SCOTUS's “ethics code” provides cover for corruption
Discussion: The Hill
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Wages are rising. Jobs are plentiful. Nobody's happy.
Discussion: New York Times
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate Dems stake their 2024 hopes on last 2 red-state incumbents
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 

 
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
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