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11:20 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 …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The anti-Trump alarm goes off  —  THE ANTI-TRUMP ALARM GOES OFF.  Around this time in 2015, some in the political commentary class had a collective realization: Donald Trump could win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  A freakout of sorts ensued, although many remained confident …
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
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 …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
First signs of Trump jury selection process may have just landed in D.C. mailboxes  —  The former president's federal election interference trial is scheduled to start in March.  —  WASHINGTON — Potential jurors in former President Donald Trump's federal election interference trial may know they are in the pool now.
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 …
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
David Emery / Snopes:
No, Trump Did Not Say 'We've Been Waging an All-Out War on American Democracy'
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Fetterman mocks Speaker Johnson over Biden impeachment inquiry push: ‘Oh no!’  —  Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) went after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Monday, mocking his effort for an impeach inquiry of President Biden over unproven claims of illicit family business deals.  —  “Oh, no, please, please don't!”
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Alec Dent / The Messenger:
Gingrich Warns that GOP Votes Against Impeachment Will ‘Guarantee’ Primary Challenges  —  Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., announced on Fox and Friends over the weekend that he believed he has the votes for an impeachment inquiry  —  Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich …
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
Nikki Haley wants to reform Social Security and Medicare.  Donors are paying attention  —  As she woos her party's wealthy donors, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is promoting a policy that sets her apart from her closest competitors for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination …
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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
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 and RedState
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NBC New York:
Gold bars featured in Bob Menendez bribery case linked to 2013 robbery, records show
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
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 …
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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.
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Washington Post:
Comer mischaracterizes Hunter Biden car payment reimbursement to his dad
The Hill:
House Judiciary Committee looks into oversight of DOJ's Civil Rights division: Watch live  —  The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government is holding a hearing Tuesday morning to examine the work of the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
New York Times:
R.F.K. Jr. Allies Say They'll Spend Over $10 Million on Ballot Access  —  A super PAC backing Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s independent presidential candidacy is leading the costly and legally complex effort, which the Democratic establishment is trying to fight.  —  A super PAC backing …
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Opponents of No Labels and other third-party presidential bids launch ads
 
 
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John Ellis / Wall Street Journal:
Higher Ed Has Become a Threat to America
Discussion: National Review and Fox News
Jennifer McDermott / Associated Press:
US unveils global strategy to commercialize fusion as source of clean energy during COP28
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Emmet Lyons / CBS News:
Elon Musk's X platform fueled far-right riots in Ireland, experts say
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James Politi / Financial Times:
US funding for Ukraine set to run out by end of the year, White House warns
Reuters:
Israel says ground forces operating across Gaza Strip as offensive builds
Politico:
House GOP throws a party for former Speaker McCarthy
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
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23andMe confirms hackers stole ancestry data on 6.9 million users