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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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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
Discussion: Axios
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Political Wire
Helen Santoro / The Lever:
Why Drugs Are Disappearing From Your Insurance Coverage
Discussion: Jacobin

From Mediagazer:

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:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU

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