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10:10 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.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Judge denies Trump's ‘fishing expedition’ to subpoena Jan. 6 committee records
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
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
John Hudson / Washington Post:
CIA director pushes big hostage deal in secret meeting with Mossad chief  —  The meeting in Qatar comes as William Burns takes on a central role navigating the crisis for President Biden  —  CIA Director William J. Burns arrived in Qatar on Tuesday for secret meetings with Israel's spy chief …
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: Mediaite
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden says he is willing to testify in public hearing before House panel  —  Hunter Biden's lawyer said Tuesday that the president's son is willing to testify in a public hearing before the House Oversight Committee.  —  The letter from Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Hunter Biden …
NBC News:
Hunter Biden's team weighs House subpoena as James Biden cooperates with GOP panel
Discussion: CNBC and New York Post
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: New York Times, ABC News and Bloomberg
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 …
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.
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Biden condemns shooting of Palestinian students: ‘No place for violence or hate in America’
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Rolling Stone:
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Ben Jacobs / Slate:
Trump Rallies Aren't Even Really About Politics at This Point
Discussion: Raw Story and National Review

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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

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
The US Senate reauthorizes FISA's Section 702; some communication service providers had threatened to stop cooperating with the US government in case of a lapse

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