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11:10 AM ET, November 28, 2023


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ABC News:
Pence told Jan. 6 special counsel harrowing details about 2020 aftermath, warnings to Trump: Sources  —  The former VP is the top official known to have spoken with investigators.  —  In this Nov. 24, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence prepare to speak …
Bid to hold Trump accountable for Jan. 6 violence stalls at appeals court  —  The long-awaited D.C. Circuit ruling in a trio of civil lawsuits could influence Trump's criminal cases as well.  —  A federal appeals court mulling Donald Trump's legal liability for Jan. 6 violence is approaching a conspicuous anniversary of inaction.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Judge denies Trump's ‘fishing expedition’ to subpoena Jan. 6 committee records
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Backdoor Attempts to Delay His Trials Are Backfiring  —  The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money trial won't even consider pushing it back, especially after prosecutors accused defense lawyers of delay games. … Donald Trump's calendar is filling up—and not with campaign events.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Georgia prosecutors oppose plea deals for Trump, Meadows and Giuliani  —  Exclusive: sources say Fulton county prosecutors unwilling to offer deals to key trio, preferring instead to force them to trial  —  Fulton county prosecutors do not intend to offer plea deals to Donald Trump and at least …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Billionaire-backed Koch network endorses Nikki Haley for president  — The political network largely financed by billionaire Charles Koch has endorsed Nikki Haley for president.  — The endorsement marks the end of a yearlong search for a viable alternative to Donald Trump.
Dylan Wells / Washington Post:
Koch network endorses Nikki Haley for president as it looks to stop Trump  —  The powerful political network led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch endorsed Nikki Haley for president on Tuesday, as it looks to stop Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How Christie dropping out could help Haley
The Hunter Biden counter-offensive: A strategy long overdue, or a political minefield  —  The president's son has a new legal plan, and it will play out in parallel with his father's reelection campaign.  —  For years, as Hunter Biden faced a protracted criminal probe …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden says he is willing to testify in public hearing before House panel
NBC News:
Hunter Biden's team weighs House subpoena as James Biden cooperates with GOP panel
Discussion: CNBC and New York Post
Stephen I. Vladeck / The Atlantic:
Why the Fifth Circuit Keeps Making Such Outlandish Decisions  —  Where to even start in cataloging the most ridiculous—and alarming—recent rulings to come out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit?  —  There's a case about whether a class action could go forward that boiled …
Jimmy Carter and all living former first ladies to attend Rosalynn Carter's memorial service
Washington Post:
Why Biden is falling behind on nominations  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  This evening is the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting.  The tree is a Norway spruce from West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest.  Tips:  Was this forwarded to you?  Sign up here.
Discussion: Roll Call and Vox
The Hill:
Biden campaign jumps into ObamaCare fight
Steve Levy / Washington Examiner:
The Left's fear of fascism under Trump is the ultimate example of projection  —  The liberal crazies, from actor Rob Reiner to the once conservative but now ideologue-for-sale Joe Scarborough, have their knickers in a knot over the potential that America may drift into “fascism” …
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Washington Post:
Antagonisms flare as red states try to dictate how blue cities are run  —  Despite long advocating small government and local control, Republican governors and legislators across a significant swath of the country are increasingly overriding the actions of Democratic cities …
Discussion: Political Wire
Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Jewish groups sue University of California over ‘unchecked’ antisemitism  —  The 36-page lawsuit argues that UC Berkeley and its law school's inaction on discrimination against Jewish students has led to a spread of antisemitism.  —  Jewish groups are suing the University of California system …
Ann M. Simmons / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Court Extends Detention of WSJ Reporter
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 …
House GOP chaos might just give Senate GOP a fundraising edge  —  Compared to the Republican presidential primary and the House GOP, the party's senators look like the capable adults in the room — and they know it.  —  A month after the House GOP lost its single-best fundraiser as it careened into chaos …
Rebecca Picciotto / CNBC:
‘Stop the price gouging’: Biden hits corporations over high consumer costs  — President Joe Biden took aim at corporations for charging prices he said were artificially high.  — “Any corporation that has not brought their prices back down, even as inflation has come down …
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Strengthen America's Supply Chains, Lower Costs for Families, and Secure Key Sectors
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The new Trump judge revolt against the Voting Rights Act, explained
The Hill:
GOP faces ominous signs in effort to avoid January shutdown
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
‘Take It Seriously’: Presidential Historian Issues Warning Over New Donald Trump Vow
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
In Alabama, another small-town paper hit in ‘open season’ on free press
Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
North Korea, US envoys engage in rare, public sparring match at UN
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Expelling George Santos: Democrats May Force GOP's Hand
Elizabeth Crisp / The Hill:
Biden condemns shooting of Palestinian students: ‘No place for violence or hate in America’
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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

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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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

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