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4:55 PM ET, November 27, 2023

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Donald P. Moynihan / New York Times:
Trump Has a Master Plan for Destroying the ‘Deep State’  —  I study government bureaucracies.  This is not normally a key political issue.  Right now, it is, and everyone should be paying attention.  —  Donald Trump, the former president and current candidate, puts it in apocalyptic terms …
Discussion: Raw Story and Digby's Hullabaloo
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
With Trump moving closer to renomination, rewriting Jan. 6 attack gains urgency  —  There is no mystery about the Capitol riot.  There is nothing intangible, no unseen engine for what occurred.  There is no uncertainty about what happened and why.  —  But because everything about what unfolded …
Erica Orden / Politico:
Trump is fighting an uphill battle in his fraud trial.  But it could be years before penalties kick in.  —  A verdict is expected in December.  Here's how the case is going — and what comes next.  —  NEW YORK — Two months into Donald Trump's civil fraud trial, the case does not seem to be going well for him.
Adam Klasfeld / The Messenger:
Donald Trump and Eric Trump's Defense Case Testimony Scheduled in Civil Fraud Trial  —  The former president will be the final defense witness on Dec. 11 — and his son will testify on Dec. 6, according to their attorney  —  Former President Donald Trump and his son Eric Trump's second stints …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Gary Fields / Associated Press:
Trump hints at expanded role for the military within the US. A legacy law gives him few guardrails
Discussion: Raw Story and The Messenger
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Haberman, Swan sign deal for Trump book
Kelby Vera / HuffPost:
Chris Christie Says Trump's Behavior ‘Encourages’ Antisemitism And Intolerance
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Man pleads not guilty in shooting of 3 Palestinian American students in Vermont  —  The man accused of shooting three Palestinian American students in Vermont pleaded not guilty to charges at an arraignment hearing Monday.  —  Jason Eaton, 48, appeared in court virtually …
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Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Shot Palestinian Student's Family Thought He'd Be Safer in U.S.
Discussion: CBS News and The Nation
Washington Post:
Donations to GOP drop as worries mount about the party's finances  —  Donors have not cut as many large checks to the RNC in recent years, and the party's small-dollar program has also suffered  —  The Republican Party's finances are increasingly worrisome to party members …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Matt Gaetz is 2023's ‘Politician of the Year’  —  Two numbers define the last year in politics.  The first is 15, for the 15 votes it took in January to confirm a Republican Speaker of the House.  The second is three, for when the House shut down in October for three weeks …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Is Miraculously More Hated Than Ever in Congress
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
Arek Sarkissian / Politico:
‘This guy is a charlatan’: University of Florida turns against Joe Ladapo  —  Colleagues say the state surgeon general rarely is on campus and has “sullied” the reputation of the flagship school.  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Professors at the University of Florida had high hopes for Joseph Ladapo.
Ben Jacobs / Slate:
Trump Rallies Aren't Even Really About Politics at This Point  —  Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have partisans.  Donald Trump has fans.  —  For all of Donald Trump's rhetorical innovations, personality quirks, and alleged criminal malfeasance, what has made him truly unique as a political figure …
Discussion: Raw Story and National Review
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Trump Organization no longer prepares financial statements at heart of trial, executive testifies  —  Former President Trump's company no longer prepares the sweeping financial statements now under scrutiny in his civil fraud trial in New York, an executive testified on Monday.
Discussion: Associated Press and Raw Story
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Arizona Legislators Must Testify About Voting Laws, Supreme Court Rules  —  Two Republican lawmakers had argued that they could not be questioned about their motives for supporting the laws, which require proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections.  —  The Supreme Court ruled on Monday …
Discussion: The Hill
Justin Rowlatt / BBC:
COP28: UAE planned to use climate talks to make oil deals  —  The United Arab Emirates planned to use its role as the host of UN climate talks as an opportunity to strike oil and gas deals, the BBC has learned.  —  Leaked briefing documents reveal plans to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations.
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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Leaked documents show UAE effort to push fossil fuel deals amid leadership of global climate summit
Discussion: Bloomberg
Rolling Stone:
We Spied on Trump's ‘Southern White House’ From Our Couches  —  Tracking people in-and-out of Mar-a-Lago was easy, thanks to commercial software.  Think your privacy is any better protected?  —  SPYING ON PRESIDENTS used to be a tough business.  One of the great unsung heroes of American history …
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Netanyahu Welcomes Elon Musk to Israel After Antisemitic Post  —  The editor of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz bashed the prime minister for giving the “blatant antisemite” X owner a “PR visit”  —  DAYS AFTER ENDORSING an antisemitic conspiracy theory on X, Elon Musk flew to Israel to meet …
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Johnson speaks to Santos ‘about his options’ amid threatened expulsion  —  Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Monday said he spoke with Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) “at some length” during the holiday recess “about his options” as the embattled lawmaker faces a likely third vote on his expulsion.
 
 
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Monica Lewinsky / Vanity Fair:
We the People...Demand More Amendments!  —  A modest proposal to add six new codicils to the US Constitution.
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Billionaire Ken Langone to meet with Nikki Haley in NY as he weighs backing her in 2024
Discussion: Forbes
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
Speaker Johnson says he's ‘confident’ Ukraine, Israel aid will pass House
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Miranda Devine / New York Post:
Railroaded Derek Chauvin's foes are out for his blood in prison and his case
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Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Doesn't Want to Name His Experts in the Hush Money Case
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
This lawsuit could disrupt the U.S. tax system. Key facts are in dispute.
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Vox and SCOTUSblog
Bloomberg:
Biden Touts Steps to Ease Inflation as Holiday Shopping Starts
New York Times:
Biden to Skip U.N. Climate Summit, White House Official Says
 

 
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Hadas Gold / CNN:
The News/Media Alliance asks the DOJ, the FTC, and California's AG for a probe into whether Google broke any laws when removing some links to CA news sites

Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

Hana Yoo / AdExchanger:
IAB and PwC report on US digital ad sales in 2023: total revenue grew 7.3% YoY to $225B, digital video grew 10.6% to $52.1B, and digital audio grew 18.9% to $7B

 
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