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11:30 AM ET, December 1, 2023


 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago  —  A blueprint reviewed by The Times laid out the attack in detail.  Israeli officials dismissed it as aspirational and ignored specific warnings.  —  Israeli officials obtained Hamas's battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack …
Ben Reiff / +972 Magazine:
‘A mass assassination factory’: Inside Israel's calculated bombing of Gaza  —  Permissive airstrikes on non-military targets and the use of an artificial intelligence system have enabled the Israeli army to carry out its deadliest war on Gaza, a +972 and Local Call investigation reveals.
Washington Post:   Why Rep. Jared Moskowitz gave Biden a ‘10 out of 10’ on Israel
Michael Bachner / The Times of Israel:
Blinken said to tell Israel to change strategy for southern Gaza, suggest it won't have months to win war
Steve Scalise reveals what's really happened since McCarthy's fall  —  The House Majority Leader illuminates what happened behind closed doors after Kevin McCarthy's ousting as well as what to expect next on impeachment; why he will vote against expelling George Santos; and how Speaker Mike Johnson …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Kyle Stewart / NBC News:
Rep. George Santos may be expelled from the House — what happens next?  —  Two-thirds of the House would need to vote to remove Santos from Congress and make him the sixth House member in history to be expelled by his colleagues.  —  WASHINGTON — The House will vote Friday on whether to expel Rep. George Santos from Congress.
Playbook: Steve Scalise unpacks the House GOP  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT — “War resumes in Gaza after truce collapses,” by Reuters' Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Suhaib Salem: “Israeli warplanes resumed pounding Gaza …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
NBC News:
House votes to expel indicted Rep. George Santos from Congress
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Santos Relishes the Limelight Even as His Show Looks Likely to Close
Speaker Johnson wrote foreword for book filled with conspiracy theories and homophobic insults  —  Speaker of the House Mike Johnson wrote the foreword and publicly promoted a 2022 book that spread baseless and discredited conspiracy theories and used derogatory homophobic insults.
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Biden Wants to Abolish the Fees Trump Charges at His Resorts  —  In going after Donald Trump's business practices, Joe Biden is combining a hit on his opponent with a boost of his own economic record. … Biden resorts to a fresh Trump attack  —  Ahead of the 2024 election …
Discussion: and Raw Story
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump's campaign thinks it's getting a surprise assist from Dean Phillips  —  Joe Biden's primary opponent is make the ex-president's electability argument for him.  —  Donald Trump's campaign believes it's getting a welcome boost from an unexpected source.
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post, Forbes and KEYT-TV
NBC News:
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, dead at 93  —  From the early 1990s until her retirement in 2005, she was the indisputable swing justice  —  Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the justice who held the court's center for more than a generation …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93
Behind the Curtain — Scoop: The Trump job applications revealed  —  We told you in a “Behind the Curtain” column last month that Trump allies are pre-screening the ideologies of thousands of potential appointees and employees in case he wins back the White House.
Discussion: The Messenger and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump can be held civilly liable in Jan. 6 riot, judges rule  —  Donald Trump can be held civilly liable for the actions of the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, an appeals court ruled Friday in a long-awaited decision that could clear the way for lawsuits seeking financial damages from the former president.
Trump may be sued over Jan. 6 incitement claims, appeals court panel rules
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Gag Order Is Back After Appeals Court Sides With Judge
Washington Post:
DeSantis calls for resignation of embattled Florida GOP chairman  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is calling for the resignation of Florida GOP Chairman Christian Ziegler, who is ensnared in a police inquiry involving alleged sexual battery.  —  “I don't see how he can continue …
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
Florida GOP chairman faces allegations of sexual battery
Frank Thorp V / NBC News:
Rand Paul performs Heimlich on fellow GOP senator  —  Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa thanked Sen. Rand Paul in a post on X after the incident.  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., performed the Heimlich maneuver on Sen. Joni Ernst during a Republican conference lunch at the Capitol on Thursday, according to a tweet by the Iowa senator.
Tim Alberta / Politico:
The Bogus Historians Who Teach Evangelicals They Live in a Theocracy  —  A new book on the Christian right reveals how a series of unscrupulous leaders turned politics into a powerful and lucrative gospel.  —  POLITICO illustration/Photos by AP, Gage Skidmore, iStock
Discussion: and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Airstrikes resume in Gaza as pause in fighting ends 23 minutes ago  —  Here are the hostages released by Hamas and those remaining in Gaza  —  Thin rations, heavy bombing: Israel's hostages start sharing their stories  —  Israel-Gaza war
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
MSNBC draws backlash for canceling Mehdi Hasan show  —  The liberal host, who regularly went viral for his combative interviews, lost his weekly and streaming shows in a programming shake-up  —  MSNBC faced a blizzard of backlash Thursday after announcing that popular liberal host Mehdi Hasan …
Max Tani / Semafor:
MSNBC cancels Mehdi Hasan's show
US Department of Justice:
Former U.S. Marine Pleads Guilty to Firebombing a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Orange County and Admits to Planning Additional Attacks  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California  —  SANTA ANA, California - An Orange County man pleaded guilty today …
Phil Helsel / NBC News:   Former Marine pleads guilty in California Planned Parenthood firebomb attack
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Katherine Doyle / NBC News:
The White House ran afoul of the Hatch Act after initial warning, government watchdog says
Discussion: The Hill
Meghan Bobrowsky / Wall Street Journal:
Montana Judge Says TikTok Ban Likely Violates First Amendment
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
Nobody Wants Your RBG Candle Anymore
Associated Press:
Biden lights the National Christmas Tree, taking his turn to bring holiday spirit to Washington
Emily Jacobs / Washington Examiner:
Dave Chappelle makes surprise visit to the Capitol ahead of evening show at The Anthem
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
 Earlier Items: 
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Trump spokesperson: DeSantis ‘so desperate for attention’ he's debating ‘Grade A loser’ Gavin Newsom
David French / New York Times:
Welcome to Our New ‘Bespoke Realities’
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the Biden White House's aggressive back-to-office push
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dan Primack / Axios:
Mark Cuban says he's never running for elective office
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
Florida Democrats plan to cancel presidential primary, enraging Dean Phillips' campaign
Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech / The Hill:
Three US cities make list of most expensive in world
Matt Friedman / Politico:
Former N.J. Trump golf club worker says she was sexually harassed, tricked into signing NDA

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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Janko Roettgers / Lowpass:
A look at possible effects of Walmart's Vizio purchase: a negative impact on Roku, for whom Walmart is a big retail partner, and Vizio's data unit shutting down

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