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5:35 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
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.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Judge denies Trump's ‘fishing expedition’ to subpoena Jan. 6 committee records  —  In one of the cases brought by Jack Smith, Trump's team had wanted to get its hands on what it described as “missing” records from the Jan. 6 committee.  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge overseeing President …
Discussion: The Messenger
Gary Fields / Associated Press:
Trump hints at expanded role for the military within the US. A legacy law gives him few guardrails
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Haberman, Swan sign deal for Trump book
Kelby Vera / HuffPost:
Chris Christie Says Trump's Behavior ‘Encourages’ Antisemitism And Intolerance
Elizabeth Crisp / The Hill:
Biden condemns shooting of Palestinian students: ‘No place for violence or hate in America’  —  President Biden on Monday condemned the shooting in Burlington, Vt., that seriously injured three Palestinian college students visiting the city for Thanksgiving.
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 …
Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Shot Palestinian Student's Family Thought He'd Be Safer in U.S.
Discussion: The Nation and CBS News
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 …
Jo Yurcaba / NBC News:
Explainer: What does ‘deadname’ mean?  —  “Deadname,” which can be used as a noun or a verb, is among the words that defined 2023, according to Merriam-Webster.  —  A “deadname” is the name a transgender person was given at birth but no longer uses.  The word, which can be used as a noun or a verb …
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
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Is Miraculously More Hated Than Ever in Congress
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
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
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.
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: Raw Story and Associated Press
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.
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Leaked documents show UAE effort to push fossil fuel deals amid leadership of global climate summit
Discussion: Bloomberg
Monica Lewinsky / Vanity Fair:
We the People...Demand More Amendments!  —  A modest proposal to add six new codicils to the US Constitution.  —  If, like me, you're a child of the '70s (or maybe someone who gets high and watches cartoons), you might recall when you first learned of the US Constitution: Schoolhouse Rock!, the animated Saturday morning show.
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
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 …
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
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Strengthen America's Supply Chains, Lower Costs for Families, and Secure Key Sectors  —  During the inaugural convening of the new White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience, President Biden will unveil more than 30 new actions to strengthen America's supply chains
Biden Touts Steps to Ease Inflation as Holiday Shopping Starts
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The White House:
First Lady Jill Biden Announces 2023 White House Holiday Theme:The “Magic, Wonder, and Joy” of the Holidays
Adam Klasfeld / The Messenger:
Donald Trump and Eric Trump's Defense Case Testimony Scheduled in Civil Fraud Trial
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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
 Earlier Items: 
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Johnson speaks to Santos ‘about his options’ amid threatened expulsion
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
Railroaded Derek Chauvin's foes are out for his blood in prison and his case
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
New York Times:
Biden to Skip U.N. Climate Summit, White House Official Says

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Mandiant links hacktivist group Cyber Army of Russia, which claimed to target utilities in France, the US, and Poland, to Russia-linked hacking group Sandworm

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Current and former T-Mobile and Verizon employees say they are receiving texts offering up to $300 to perform a SIM swap; T-Mobile says it is investigating

Rob Golum / Bloomberg:
Filing: Take-Two plans to lay off 5% of its workforce, expecting to incur up to $200M in charges as part of the downsizing, including $140M from canceled titles

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