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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
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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.
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.
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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 …
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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
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.
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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
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
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Bloomberg:
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
Discussion: acecomments.mu.nu
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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Ellise Shafer / Variety:
Hugh Grants says he settled with News Group to avoid up to £10M in costs and “Murdoch's settlement money has a stink and I refuse to let this be hush money”

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

 
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