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6:20 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
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 …
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Haberman, Swan sign deal for Trump book
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
Word of the Year 2023  —  ‘Authentic,’ plus ‘rizz,’ ‘deepfake,’ ‘coronation,’ and other words that defined the year  —  Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2023 is authentic—the term for something we're thinking about, writing about, aspiring to, and judging more than ever.
Jo Yurcaba / NBC News:   Explainer: What does ‘deadname’ mean?
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 …
Stephen Neukam / The Messenger:
Expelling George Santos: Democrats May Force GOP's Hand  —  Democrats may make the first move if Santos doesn't resign, or if GOP leaders don't act  —  As GOP leaders agonize over how to handle disgraced Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., whose expulsion from Congress seemed inevitable last week, Democrats have a plan to force action.
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: Raw Story and Mediaite
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.
Maggie Harrison / Futurism:
Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated Writers  —  There was nothing in Drew Ortiz's author biography at Sports Illustrated to suggest that he was anything other than human.  —  “Drew has spent much of his life outdoors, and is excited to guide you through his never-ending list …
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 …
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 …
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
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
In Countdown to Iowa, Trump Is Coasting, as DeSantis and Haley Clash  —  The former president's chief rivals are running low on time to make a statement in Iowa's caucuses, which could determine whether the Republicans' nominating contest is seriously contested at all.  —  Negative mailers are overstuffing Iowa mailboxes.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Billionaire Ken Langone to meet with Nikki Haley in NY as he weighs backing her in 2024
Discussion: Forbes
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Biden's Weakness Among Young Voters Should Be Taken Seriously  —  Almost all the polling shows the same pattern.  Could the coming campaign restore Democrats' usual advantage?  —  Could President Biden and Donald J. Trump really be locked in a close race among young voters …
Just How Bad Is the US Cost-of-Living Squeeze?  We Did the Math  —  After years of inflation, US consumers are shouldering a burden unlike anything seen in decades — even as the pace of price increases has slowed.  —  It now requires $119.27 to buy the same goods and services a family could afford with $100 before the pandemic.
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
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How Christie dropping out could help Haley  —  Yes, polls suggest his supporters would largely move to her.  But it's probably helpful only in one state, and it's not nearly enough.  —  A battery of recent New Hampshire polls has shown Nikki Haley and Chris Christie running second and third …
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Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
North Korea, US envoys engage in rare, public sparring match at UN
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Strengthen America's Supply Chains, Lower Costs for Families, and Secure Key Sectors
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
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Arizona Legislators Must Testify About Voting Laws, Supreme Court Rules
Discussion: The Hill and SCOTUSblog
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
Speaker Johnson says he's ‘confident’ Ukraine, Israel aid will pass House
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Doesn't Want to Name His Experts in the Hush Money Case
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Washington Post:
This lawsuit could disrupt the U.S. tax system. Key facts are in dispute.
Discussion: Vox, Washington Examiner and SCOTUSblog
Justin Rowlatt / BBC:
COP28: UAE planned to use climate talks to make oil deals

From Techmeme:

Thomas Barrabi / New York Post:
Google fires 28 employees over their participation in a 10-hour sit-in at the company's New York and Sunnyvale offices to protest its business ties with Israel

Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Europol, law enforcement in 19 countries, Microsoft, and others disrupt phishing-as-a-service platform LabHost in a year-long operation and make 37 arrests

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
The US CFPB fines BloomTech, formerly Lambda School, and CEO Austen Allred $164K and bans BloomTech from lending for 10 years over deceiving students on loans

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