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9:15 PM ET, December 1, 2023

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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
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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.
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
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 …
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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.
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Washington Post:
Trump can be held civilly liable in Jan. 6 riot, judges rule
Politico:
Trump may be sued over Jan. 6 incitement claims, appeals court panel rules
Politico:
Trump's Georgia trial should be kicked to 2029 if he wins the election, his lawyer says
Patricia McCabe / Supreme Court of the United States:
For Immediate Release  —  For Further Information Contact:  —  Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O'Connor died this morning in Phoenix, Arizona, of complications related to advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer's, and a respiratory illness.
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Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Sandra Day O'Connor, pathbreaking woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93
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.
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
DeSantis campaign blames its own super PAC for leaks, bad TV advertising
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
911 Call Released in Florida GOP Chair Rape Probe  —  “She's saying she's scared that the person who raped her came to her house, so she's scared to leave,” a friend of the accuser said.  —  The woman who accused Florida GOP chairman Christian Ziegler—husband of Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler …
Discussion: Florida Center …
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Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Gay Board Member Attacked by Zieglers Slams Their Hypocrisy Amid Sex Scandal  —  Bridget Ziegler refused to act when her openly gay colleague was labeled a groomer despite the Moms for Liberty co-founder allegedly engaging in her own same-sex relationship.  —  A lesser person than Tom Edwards …
Discussion: Florida Center …
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Florida appeals court reverses ruling on DeSantis's congressional maps  —  A state appeals court in Florida reaffirmed Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R) congressional maps Friday, reversing a lower court ruling that labeled them unconstitutional.  —  The appeals court said the lower court misapplied precedent …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Appeals court orders Texas to remove buoy barrier on the Rio Grande border  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's request to reverse a lower court's finding that the floating barriers were illegal.  —  A federal appeals court on Friday ordered Texas …
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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?”
Discussion: Raw Story
Reuters:
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 …
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CNN:
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.
Congressman Adam Smith:
Rep. Smith Statement on Vandalism at His Home  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. -Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today released the following statement on the vandalism against his home in Bellevue, Washington regarding the conflict in Israel and Gaza.  —  “Last night, my house was vandalized …
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.
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Eli Okun / Politico:
Playbook PM: Bye George
Discussion: ABC News
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
How religion plays into Ron DeSantis' public image — from ‘armor of God’ to a Bible ordered on Amazon  —  The Florida governor has never made his faith a major part of his public image, but he's having to talk about it more as he reaches out to conservative religious voters.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Daily Kos
 
 
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