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10:00 AM ET, November 28, 2023


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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: The Hill, Raw Story and The Bulwark
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
‘Take It Seriously’: Presidential Historian Issues Warning Over New Donald Trump Vow  —  “This is what authoritarians do.  This is what fascists do,” said Michael Beschloss, who explained why the former president must be taken at his word.  —  LOADING  —  NBC News presidential historian …
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's New Gambit to Delay His Trials Isn't Quite Working  —  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, Political Wire and Politico
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 …
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
Jonathan Braun, the drug smuggler Trump pardoned, once flew to California to beat an associate with a belt, prosecutors alleged
Discussion: PolitiZoom and Raw Story
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
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 …
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 …
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  —  Evan Gershkovich has been in custody since March and denies an allegation of espionage  —  A Russian court ruled to extend the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich for a third time since he was taken into custody …
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 …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Uncharitable giving  —  In the United States, the federal tax deduction for charitable giving was created in 1917.  The idea was that non-profit organizations provide tangible benefits to society, and donations should be encouraged.  The tax deduction effectively lowers the cost of donations to worthy causes through a public subsidy.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Fox News
The Hill:
GOP faces ominous signs in effort to avoid January shutdown  —  No government funding bills are scheduled to hit the House floor this week, an ominous sign for Republicans returning to Washington for the first time since their Thanksgiving recess.  —  Lawmakers face a mid-January deadline …
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
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 …
Associated Press:
US tells Israel any ground campaign in southern Gaza must limit further civilian displacement  —  The Biden administration has told Israel that it must work to avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza if it renews its ground campaign aimed at eradicating …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
New pause in Gaza fighting, more hostage releases now on the table  —  CIA director Bill Burns will meet with Mossad director David Barnea and Qatar's prime minister in Doha on Tuesday to discuss a possible second extension of the pause in the fighting in Gaza if Hamas releases more hostages …
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.
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?
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In Countdown to Iowa, Trump Is Coasting, as DeSantis and Haley Clash
Elizabeth Crisp / The Hill:
Biden condemns shooting of Palestinian students: ‘No place for violence or hate in America’
 Earlier Items: 
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Trump Organization no longer prepares financial statements at heart of trial, executive testifies
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Rolling Stone:
We Spied on Trump's ‘Southern White House’ From Our Couches
Ben Jacobs / Slate:
Trump Rallies Aren't Even Really About Politics at This Point
Discussion: Raw Story and National Review
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Matt Gaetz is 2023's ‘Politician of the Year’
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and The Daily Beast

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

George Steer / Financial Times:
Nvidia closed down 10% on Friday, falling the most since March 2020 and losing more than $200B of its market value, as investors pull back from AI bets

Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Court filing: OpenAI says Elon Musk's claim that the company has abandoned its altruistic principles is “revisionist history” and a bid to boost his AI company

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