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1:05 AM ET, November 28, 2023


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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 …
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Bulwark
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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?
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
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
In Alabama, another small-town paper hit in ‘open season’ on free press  —  It's an increasingly familiar drama: Local authorities go after journalists and publishers of small papers, which find themselves on the First Amendment's front lines.  —  ATMORE, Ala. — When Don Fletcher checked …
The Hill:
Biden campaign jumps into ObamaCare fight  —  The Big Story  —  President Biden's reelection campaign is enthusiastically jumping into a fight with former President Trump over the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.  —  © Greg Nash, The Hill
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 …
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
Jonathan Braun, the drug smuggler Trump pardoned, once flew to California to beat an associate with a belt, prosecutors alleged  — A drug smuggler pardoned by Trump was accused of “viciously” beating a younger employee with a belt.  — Braun's “brutal assault left the 'kid's' entire body ‘black and blue,’” prosecutors alleged.
Discussion: PolitiZoom and Raw Story
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
Texas Gov. Abbott goes skydiving with 106-year-old  —  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) just checked an item off his bucket list: going skydiving with a 106-year-old World War II veteran.  —  The Texas Tribune reported Monday that the governor traveled to an area near San Marcos to go skydiving with Al Blaschke …
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
Amanda Woods / New York Post:
Two women arrested in NYC attack on Jewish victim who confronted them for tearing down hostage posters: cops  —  Two women have been slapped with hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a Jewish person who confronted them on the Upper West Side for tearing down posters of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas, cops said Monday.
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.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Billionaire Ken Langone to meet with Nikki Haley in NY as he weighs backing her in 2024  — Home Depot co-founder and billionaire Ken Langone plans to meet with Nikki Haley next week in New York.  — “The only person I see who can give [Donald] Trump a run for his money is Nikki Haley,” Langone told CNBC in an interview Monday.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
In Countdown to Iowa, Trump Is Coasting, as DeSantis and Haley Clash
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Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
North Korea, US envoys engage in rare, public sparring match at UN
The White House:
First Lady Jill Biden Announces 2023 White House Holiday Theme:The “Magic, Wonder, and Joy” of the Holidays
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Trump Organization no longer prepares financial statements at heart of trial, executive testifies
Discussion: Associated Press and Raw Story
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Emily Brooks / The Hill:
Speaker Johnson says he's ‘confident’ Ukraine, Israel aid will pass House
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
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Rolling Stone:
We Spied on Trump's ‘Southern White House’ From Our Couches
Washington Post:
Donations to GOP drop as worries mount about the party's finances