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6:55 PM ET, December 1, 2023


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Liz Skalka / HuffPost:
George Santos Accused Of Stealing House Member's Personal Credit Card Info  —  GOP Rep. Max Miller of Ohio made the allegation not long before Santos was expelled from Congress.  —  Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) accused his now-former GOP colleague George Santos of stealing his and his mother's …
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
House Staffer Swiftly Changes Locks On George Santos' Office  —  The New York Republican was finally expelled from the chamber after a brief and scandalous tenure.  —  LOADING  —  The U.S. House wasted no time after its members voted to remove disgraced Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) …
Discussion: The Hill and UPI
Washington Post:
How each House member voted on expelling George Santos from Congress  —  Supports 311 Opposes 114  —  Did not vote 8  —  Present 2  —  One-hundred and five Republicans and 206 Democrats voted to expel George Santos (R-N.Y.) from the House of Representatives on Friday.
New York Times:
House Expels George Santos From Congress in Historic Vote  —  Mr. Santos, a New York Republican, is the sixth member of the House to be expelled in the body's history.  “To hell with this place,” he said after his colleagues ousted him.  —  Back  —  TRANSCRIPT  —  House Ousts George Santos From Office in Bipartisan Vote
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Laments Santos Expulsion as a Loss for Israel
Discussion: New York Post, Raw Story and CBS News
NBC News:
Sparks flew behind the scenes at the Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom debate  —  While the candidates said they were happy to keep debating for longer than 90 minutes, an intervention from the California governor's wife put a stop to it.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom …
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Newsom camp: Hannity, DeSantis cheated.  They dispute the charges.  —  The messy prime-time event outside Atlanta between Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis didn't end when the Fox News cameras stopped.  Newsom's team says DeSantis and Fox broke several rules.  —  ALPHARETTA, Georgia — So much for that Newsom-Hannity bromance.
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
Trump's Georgia trial should be kicked to 2029 if he wins the election, his lawyer says
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Sandra Day O'Connor, pathbreaking woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93  —  The court's first female justice was known for her independence on the bench  —  Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, whose independence on a court that was often ideologically divided …
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies
NBC News:
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, dead at 93
New York Times:
DeSantis Super PAC Suffers Another Big Staff Loss, This Time Its Chairman  —  The departure of Adam Laxalt, a longtime friend of the Florida governor, is the latest shake-up inside Never Back Down as it faces questions over the group's strategy and spending.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
DeSantis campaign blames its own super PAC for leaks, bad TV advertising  —  The criticism comes amid an intensifying feud between Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign and Never Back Down.  —  Tensions between Ron DeSantis' struggling presidential campaign and his allied super PAC are boiling over …
Walmart says it is not advertising on social platform X  —  Walmart (WMT.N) said on Friday it is not advertising on social media platform X, one of the latest brands to say it has dropped the Elon Musk-owned site.  —  “We aren't advertising on X as we've found other platforms to better reach our customers …
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.
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
NY-03: With Santos Expulsion Likely, Toss Up Special Looms on Long Island  —  With nearly 90 House Republicans planning to vote to expel GOP Rep. George Santos (NY-03) per Politico's latest whip count, it looks like a matter of hours until the most infamous House member of the social media age is finally ousted.
Eli Okun / Politico:
Playbook PM: Bye George
Discussion: ABC News and The Atlantic
Why Cornel West Is Broke  —  Newly uncovered divorce filings reveal allegations of a “secret life” and help explain why the presidential candidate, who has earned millions of dollars over the years, has hardly anything left.  —  Cornel West has been a fixture of American society for more than three decades …
Marc Brown / ABC7:
Exclusive: Felicity Huffman speaks about college-admission scandal, promotes women's rehab group  —  In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, Felicity Huffman is speaking about her involvement in the college-admissions scandal.  —  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — One day in December 2017 actress …
Public Counsel:
Temecula Students, Parents, and Teachers Seek to Halt Enforcement of the School Board's Discriminatory Policies  —  National experts in education and health weigh in with support  —  A coalition of students, parents, teachers, and the local teachers' union has filed a motion for preliminary injunction …
AJ McDougall / The Daily Beast:
Boebert Enlists Dave Chappelle for Transphobic Photo Op  —  SAY CHEESE  —  Dave Chappelle obliged a number of starstruck lawmakers' requests for photos while at Capitol Hill on Thursday, among them Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL).  “May we get a selfie with you?”
Marc Caputo / The Messenger:
Trump Camp Blasts Republican Congressman for Running ‘Dishonest Scam PAC’ (Exclusive)  —  Trump's campaign warned Republicans not to use his image in unauthorized fundraising pitches  —  Donald Trump's presidential campaign managers Friday accused an Oklahoma Republican of misusing …
Discussion: Political Wire
Andrew Zhang / Politico:
5th Circuit rules Texas must remove river border buoys  —  The barrier in the river border Texas shares with Mexico has been condemned by immigrant advocates, Democrats and the Mexican government.  —  A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Texas must remove a series of buoys …
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Matt Dixon / NBC News:
How religion plays into Ron DeSantis' public image — from ‘armor of God’ to a Bible ordered on Amazon
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Daily Kos
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Gay Board Member Attacked by Zieglers Slams Their Hypocrisy Amid Sex Scandal
Discussion: Florida Center …
Elizabeth Napolitano / CBS News:
What to know about the widening cantaloupe recall over deadly salmonella risks
Discussion: NPR, UPI, KEYT-TV and NBC News
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
GOP Melts Down As Dick Durbin Uses Its Tactics For Advancing Biden Judges
Discussion: The Nation, and RedState
The Messenger:
Democratic Senate Candidates Relish Chance to Run on Obamacare After Trump Floats Repeal
Discussion: Political Wire
Abid Rahman / The Hollywood Reporter:
Julianna Margulies Says Black and LGBTQ Supporters of Palestine Are “Brainwashed to Hate Jews”
Steve Scalise reveals what's really happened since McCarthy's fall
Discussion: CBS News and Washington Examiner