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12:10 AM ET, December 4, 2023


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Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
The Pentagon says a US warship and multiple commercial ships have come under attack in the Red Sea  —  An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
Ron DeSantis bashes Trump and teases plans to ‘supersede’ Obamacare  —  The Florida governor touted his campaign's efforts in Iowa on NBC's “Meet the Press” six weeks ahead of the caucuses.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on NBC's “Meet the Press” that he would replace Obamacare with a …
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump's Defense to Charge That He's Anti-Democratic? Accuse Biden of It
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
DeSantis says he will win Iowa
Myah Ward / Politico:
Swing-state Muslim leaders launch campaign to ‘abandon’ Biden in 2024
Associated Press:
Former US ambassador arrested in Florida, accused of serving as an agent of Cuba, AP source says  —  A former American diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested in a long-running FBI counterintelligence investigation, accused of secretly serving as an agent of Cuba's government …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:   Former U.S. diplomat arrested in FBI spying probe
New York Times:
U.S. Is Pressing Israel and Hamas to Resume Talks, White House Official Says  —  John Kirby said that Hamas was to blame for the breakdown in the negotiations, and that Israel was heeding U.S. advice on limiting civilian casualties.  —  The U.S. government is making an intense effort …
David Cohen / Politico:
I've lost confidence in Lloyd Austin, Lindsey Graham says  —  The South Carolina Republican decries his statements on the Israel-Hamas war.  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he has lost confidence in Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin because of his recent comments about the Israel-Hamas war.
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
John Kerry says no coal plants should be ‘permitted anywhere in the world’  —  U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said he thinks coal plants should not be “permitted anywhere in the world.”  —  During a speech at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Kerry said he is becoming …
Wall Street Journal:
One Supreme Court Case Could Mess Up Chunks of the Tax Code  —  Justices will debate the meaning of ‘income’ under the 16th Amendment  —  WASHINGTON—A case that could punch holes in the federal tax code heads to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.  —  The court will hear arguments in Moore v. U.S. …
The Guardian:
Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels  —  Exclusive: UAE's Sultan Al Jaber says phase-out of coal, oil and gas would take world ‘back into caves’  —  The president of Cop28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” …
Michaela Zee / Variety:
George Santos Movie in the Works at HBO Films  —  A movie about George Santos is in the works at HBO Films, Variety has confirmed.  —  HBO Films has optioned the rights to Mark Chiusano's book “The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos,” which was published on Nov. 28.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
‘Time to Be Bold’: Advice for Democrats from a Quietly Powerful Governor  —  Gov. Tim Walz has some tips for the party as he takes over as chair of the Democratic Governors Association.  —  Perhaps it's because he's a quintessential Midwesterner, but Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has flown …
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
DeSantis's Education Policies in Florida Drive Out Liberal-Leaning Professors  —  Liberal-leaning professors are leaving coveted jobs with tenure.  And there are signs that recruiting scholars has become harder.  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis had just taken office in 2019 when the University …
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U.S. Department of Defense:
‘A Time for American Leadership’: Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum (As Delivered)  —  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III  —  Good morning, everyone.  And Ben, thanks for that kind introduction.
Zachary Leeman / The Messenger:
Swalwell Predicts Kevin McCarthy Will Be Next Expelled From Congress  —  The California congressman predicted the former speaker of the House won't last long following a physical scuffle with Tim Burchett  —  JWPlayer  —  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is predicting Republicans will move …
Discussion: HuffPost
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
The Dirty Tricks the GOP Is Using to Keep Abortion Off the Ballot in 2024  —  Republicans are getting killed on reproductive rights, and they're taking desperate measures to prevent their constituents from having a say next year  —  TIFFANY CAMPBELL USED to describe herself as a “hardcore, church-going Republican.”
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
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