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8:20 PM ET, November 29, 2023

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Tom LoBianco / The Messenger:
Ramaswamy Political Director Joining Trump Campaign (Exclusive)  —  The move marks a major blow to Ramaswamy, who soared to prominence over the summer but has struggled to maintain his momentum  —  A former top aide to GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is leaving his campaign …
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Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Caught Moving Money Around to Pay Massive Tax Bill  —  Trump wasn't supposed to be moving significant amounts of money around without notifying a court-appointed auditor.  He just got caught paying himself so he could pay his taxes. … A court-ordered financial auditor …
Discussion: The Messenger, CNBC and Raw Story
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Trump unleashes grievances, warnings in wild 24 hours on Truth Social  —  Former President Trump has spent the last 24 hours on Truth Social unleashing a torrent of grievances, vengeful promises and links to online conspiracy theories about his political rivals.
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
'I Didn't Say He'd Be a Great President': McCarthy Jabs at Trump, Predicts He'll Lose 2024 If Campaign is About ‘Revenge’  —  Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) jabbed former President Donald Trump while being interviewed at the New York Times's Dealbook Summit on Wednesday.
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Trump doubles down, saying ‘Obamacare Sucks’ and must be replaced  —  Despite the GOP 2024 frontrunner's call, congressional Republicans are divided on whether to pick that battle again after they tried and failed to eliminate the law in 2017.  —  WASHINGTON — Even as his party has backed away …
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
McCarthy says he doesn't criticize Trump on TV because ‘it drives him crazy’
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
The bad news is Trump is polling well — but the good news is he's ready to blow it
CNN:   Top Ramaswamy aide leaves to join Trump campaign
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Deutsche Bank was keen to land a ‘whale’ of a client in Trump, documents at his fraud trial show
Meg Kinnard / Washington Examiner:
Koch allies' Haley endorsement raises questions about GOP foreign policy debate
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senators feel ambushed by Trump's policy promises
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump attacks wife of New York fraud trial judge as appeals court considers gag order
Discussion: HuffPost and Slate
The Hill:
Democrats won't bail out Santos this time around, sending grim sign about fate in House  —  House Democrats have had it with Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.).  —  While dozens of Democratic lawmakers had voted against the effort to expel the embattled New York Republican earlier in the month …
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ABC News:
Speaker Johnson has ‘real reservations’ as House mulls George Santos expulsion
Washington Post:
Speaker Johnson expresses ‘real reservations’ about motion to expel Santos
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Mysterious woman tells school board that Scholastic book sparked porn addiction  —  On November 14, a 20-year-old woman named Lanah Burkhardt appeared before the school board of the Conroe Independent School District in Texas.  Burkhardt told the board that, when she was 11 …
Nicholas Biase / US Department of Justice:
U.S. Attorney Announces Charges In Connection With Foiled Plot To Assassinate U.S. Citizen In New York City  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York  —  Indian Government Employee Directed a Plot From India to Murder U.S.-Based Leader of Sikh Separatist Movement
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Washington Post:
U.S. prosecutors allege assassination plot of Sikh separatist directed by Indian government employee
Aimee Picchi / CBS News:
Here's how much more you need to spend to maintain your living standard  —  The typical American household must spend an additional $11,434 annually just to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021, right before inflation soared to 40-year highs, according to a recent analysis of government data.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Washington Post:
Arizona officials charged with allegedly conspiring to delay midterm election outcome  —  PHOENIX — Two Republican members of a county election board in southern Arizona were indicted by a state grand jury this week for allegedly flouting last year's deadline to formally accept the results of the November 2022 midterm election.
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Biden warned Bibi Israel can't operate in southern Gaza the way it did in north  —  President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday that he is concerned about a possible Israeli military operation in southern Gaza after the current pause in fighting ends, two U.S. officials told Axios.
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Politico:
No conditions on future Israel aid despite Biden's ‘worthwhile thought’ quip
ABC News:
Attorney warned Trump 'it's going to be a crime' if he didn't comply with subpoena for classified docs: Sources  —  Trump attorney Jennifer Little spoke with federal investigators, sources said.  —  This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022 …
Discussion: The Messenger and Raw Story
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Mark Cuban says ‘no plans’ to run for president in 2024 on heels of Dallas Mavericks deal  — The billionaire Mark Cuban reiterated that he has no plans to run for president in 2024.  — Cuban plans to sell a majority stake in the NBA team Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson and her family …
Politico:
Bombenomics: Biden admin circulates map showing states that benefit from Ukraine aid  —  The White House has adjusted its sales pitch to skeptical Republicans, highlighting how continued funding benefits the U.S.  —  Battleground states Pennsylvania and Arizona are reaping billions of dollars …
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Students for Trump founder arrested, accused of striking girlfriend with gun  —  Ryan Fournier, 27, charged with domestic assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon over incident in North Carolina  —  The co-founder of Students for Trump, a supporters group formed ahead of the 2016 election …
Helen Santoro / The Lever:
Why Drugs Are Disappearing From Your Insurance Coverage  —  For the millions of Americans that take one or more prescription drugs, having a health insurance plan that covers their medications is crucial.  The list of covered medications — called a drug formulary — can mean the difference between …
Discussion: Jacobin
 
 
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Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Boebert tussles with Social Security official over claims backlog
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Daily Kos
The White House:
Readout of President Biden's Call with President Mohamed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates
Discussion: Axios
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Mike Johnson to Keynote Far-Right Christian Nationalist Gala
Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
Politico:
Tuberville considers dropping some military holds ‘soon, but not today’
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Messenger
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Holt / The Messenger:
Virginia Senate Candidate Accuses Ailing Congresswoman Of Sticking Around Congress To Cash Out On Pension
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Political Wire
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Schumer Condemns Antisemitism, Warning the Left Against Abetting It
Rachel Schilke / Washington Examiner:
Chicago's Brandon Johnson blames Lori Lightfoot for ‘international crisis’ he inherited
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
US military Osprey aircraft with 6 aboard crashes off southern Japan, at least 1 dead
 

 
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