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12:15 AM ET, November 30, 2023

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Thomas W. Lippman / Washington Post:
Henry Kissinger, who shaped world affairs under two presidents, dies at 100  —  The diplomat exercised an unparalleled control over U.S. international affairs and policymaking.  He was also the target of relentless critics, who deemed him unprincipled and amoral.
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HuffPost:
Henry Kissinger, America's Most Notorious War Criminal, Dies At 100  —  The titan of American foreign policy was complicit in millions of deaths — and never showed remorse for his decisions.  —  Henry Kissinger — who as a top American foreign policy official oversaw …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Henry Kissinger Is Dead at 100; Shaped Nation's Cold War History  —  The most powerful secretary of state of the postwar era, he was both celebrated and reviled.  His complicated legacy still resonates in relations with China, Russia and the Middle East.  —  Henry A. Kissinger …
Sophal Ear / The Conversation:
Henry Kissinger's bombing campaign likely killed hundreds of thousands of Cambodians − and set path for the ravages of the Khmer Rouge  —  Henry Kissinger, who died on Nov. 29, 2023 at the age of 100, stood as a colossus of U.S. foreign policy.  His influence on American politics lasted long beyond …
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.
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Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
McCarthy says he doesn't criticize Trump on TV because ‘it drives him crazy’
Laura Davison / Bloomberg:
Wall Street Wants Anyone But Biden and Trump for 2024
Meg Kinnard / Washington Examiner:
Koch allies' Haley endorsement raises questions about GOP foreign policy debate
ABC News:
Speaker Johnson has ‘real reservations’ as House mulls George Santos expulsion  —  Johnson said he trusts people to decide on the expulsion “in good faith.”  —  Speaker of the House Mike Johnson meets with reporters to discuss GOP efforts to investigate President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, at the Capitol, Nov. 29, 2023.
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Washington Post:
Speaker Johnson expresses ‘real reservations’ about motion to expel Santos
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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CNN:   Top Ramaswamy aide leaves to join Trump campaign
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: Raw Story, The Messenger and CNBC
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.
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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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.
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
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Court filing reveals Rep. Scott Perry's vast web of contacts in bid to reverse 2020 election  —  A federal appeals court on Wednesday released previously secret text messages from Perry — only to remove them from the public docket later in the day.  —  At 11:08 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2020 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
NBC News:
Trump will hold a closed-door fundraiser during the next Republican debate  —  It will be the first time he won't hold a public-facing counterprogramming event during one of the debates.  —  Former President Trump will host a closed-door fundraiser in Florida during the next week's Republican …
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
Fox Co-Hosts Call Out Jesse Watters After Remarks on Women, Cars  —  Watters also claimed that only “liberal, suburban house husbands” are in the market for electric vehicles.  —  Jesse Watters was called out Wednesday by his female colleagues during a discussion on electric vehicles …
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Mike Johnson to Keynote Far-Right Christian Nationalist Gala  —  The new Speaker will speak to the National Association of Christian Lawmakers — a group dedicated to giving a right-wing “biblical worldview” the force of law  —  IF ANYONE WAS trusting that Mike Johnson would cool …
Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
 
 
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Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: No Labels abandons its in-person presidential convention
Discussion: New York Times and Political Wire
Juliegrace Brufke / Axios:
GOP speculation mounts that McCarthy will exit Congress early
Discussion: New York Times and Roll Call
Washington Post:
Trump tries to embrace Black Lives Matter, a group he previously said ‘hates our country’
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
James Comer Seems to Forget He Said Hunter Biden Could ‘Choose’ Public Hearing
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
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Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Deutsche Bank was keen to land a ‘whale’ of a client in Trump, documents at his fraud trial show
Matt Holt / The Messenger:
Virginia Senate Candidate Accuses Ailing Congresswoman Of Sticking Around Congress To Cash Out On Pension
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Helen Santoro / The Lever:
Why Drugs Are Disappearing From Your Insurance Coverage
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WBD reports Q4 revenue down 7% YoY to $10.3B, adjusted EBITDA down 5% YoY to $2.5B, 97.7M global streaming subscribers, and a $103M streaming profit for 2023

Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
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