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10:00 AM ET, December 5, 2023


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Maeve Reston / Washington Post:
Liz Cheney, outspoken Trump critic, weighs third-party presidential run  —  The former congresswoman says she is determined to stop Trump.  Other Trump critics think a third-party candidacy could help him.  —  Liz Cheney, one of the most vociferous critics of Donald Trump in the Republican Party …
Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
Trump Rips Drudge Report For Covering Him ‘Unfairly’: ‘Site Fell Apart’  —  The former president praised the aggregation news site's downfall: ‘I love it!’  —  Former President Donald Trump over the weekend slammed conservative news aggregation site the Drudge Report in a Truth Social post for …
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
Biden's 2024 Challenge: Taking Down Trump's Poll Numbers  —  Democrats have struggled to budge voters' views of the former president  —  WASHINGTON—With President Biden struggling to bring his polling numbers up, he and his fellow Democrats are sharpening their focus on a different task …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:   First signs of Trump jury selection process may have just landed in D.C. mailboxes
Anne Applebaum / The Atlantic:
Trump Will Abandon NATO
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Trump Insists He Was ‘Angry’ and ‘Eating Too Much’ After Jan. 6
Dylan Wells / Washington Post:
Four GOP presidential candidates qualify for fourth primary debate  —  Four Republican candidates will take the stage in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night, and former president Donald Trump will once again skip the event.  —  Four Republican candidates will take the stage in Tuscaloosa …
New York Times:
Some Republicans Have a Blunt Message for Chris Christie: Drop Out  —  Several anti-Trump Republican donors and strategists are pushing Mr. Christie to end his presidential campaign and back Nikki Haley.  —  Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, has traveled the world in his quest …
Matt Holt / The Messenger:
Messenger Poll: Haley, DeSantis Far Behind in Head-to-Head Matchups Against Trump (Exclusive)
Discussion: The Hill and Fox News
New York Times:
Republicans Weigh New Debate Rules That Could Lead to More Onstage Clashes
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate anti-Trump GOP see Haley as best hope to avoid disaster
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
United States House Committee on Oversight …:
Comer Releases Direct Monthly Payments to Joe Biden from Hunter Biden's Business Entity  —  WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) released subpoenaed bank records revealing Hunter Biden's business entity, Owasco PC, made direct monthly payments to Joe Biden.
Washington Post:
Comer mischaracterizes Hunter Biden car payment reimbursement to his dad  —  The payments Hunter Biden made to his father came two years after the elder Biden had left the vice presidency  —  As House Republicans move toward a floor vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Biden …
NBC News:
Tucker Carlson's longtime producer accused of 2008 sexual assault  —  The accuser, Andrew Delancey, alleges that Justin Wells lured him to his apartment in New York, and then pushed him onto a bed and forcibly grabbed his genitals.  —  Tucker Carlson's longtime executive producer at Fox News …
James Bikales / Politico:
Congress provided $7.5B for electric vehicle chargers.  Built so far: Zero.  —  The sluggish rollout could undermine President Joe Biden's reelection messaging promoting electric vehicles.  —  Congress at the urging of the Biden administration agreed in 2021 to spend $7.5 billion to build tens …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Ex-Trump State official Morgan Ortagus announces new SiriusXM show  —  Morgan Ortagus says that while many political consultants argue that presidential elections aren't focused on foreign policy, “2024 is going to be different.”  —  “I think that people feel a very deep unease about the fact …
Jennifer McDermott / Associated Press:
US unveils global strategy to commercialize fusion as source of clean energy during COP28  —  The United States will work with other governments to speed up efforts to make nuclear fusion a new source of carbon-free energy, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said Tuesday, the latest …
Discussion: Reuters, Associated Press and NPR
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
23andMe confirms hackers stole ancestry data on 6.9 million users  —  On Friday, genetic testing company 23andMe announced that hackers accessed the personal data of 0.1% of customers, or about 14,000 individuals.  The company also said that by accessing those accounts, hackers were also able to access …
Business Insider:
John Fetterman paid George Santos $343 for a Cameo to troll Bob Mendendez  — George Santos was expelled from Congress last week.  — Now he's on Cameo.  — John Fetterman bought a video from Santos to troll Bob Menendez, who is under investigation for bribery.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Steve Bannon Blasts Fox News as ‘TV for Stupid People’  —  “It's a disgrace,” Bannon raged over the right-wing network fact-checking Trump's election lies.  —  Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon tore into Fox News for cutting away from a Donald Trump speech over the weekend and fact-checking …
Discussion: HuffPost, Breitbart and New Republic
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
SHOCK: Fox News, CNN, MSNBC Shoot Down Prospect of George Santos Hire
Discussion: Political Wire and HuffPost
Douglas Soule / Tallahassee Democrat:
'That's authoritarianism': Florida argues school libraries are for government messaging  —  Public school libraries are “a forum for government speech,” not a “forum for free expression,” according to a legal brief.  —  Florida's government is arguing that school districts have a First Amendment right to remove LGBTQ books.
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Opponents of No Labels and other third-party presidential bids launch ads  —  One ad casts Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West and Jill Stein as campaigns that are likely to help Donald Trump win a second term in the White House.  —  A bipartisan group founded to oppose the presidential effort …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
New York Times:
R.F.K. Jr. Allies Say They'll Spend Over $10 Million on Ballot Access
Discussion: Political Wire
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Emmet Lyons / CBS News:
Elon Musk's X platform fueled far-right riots in Ireland, experts say
Discussion: Twitchy
James Politi / Financial Times:
US funding for Ukraine set to run out by end of the year, White House warns
Israel says ground forces operating across Gaza Strip as offensive builds
 Earlier Items: 
House GOP throws a party for former Speaker McCarthy
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
US Department of Justice:
Former U.S. Ambassador and National Security Council Official Charged with Secretly Acting as an Agent of the Cuban Government
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
CNN's Bash has tense exchange over Hamas rapes with Jayapal