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7:25 PM 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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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jack Smith wants to tell jury about Trump's earlier attempts to sow doubt about elections  —  The special counsel is seeking a judge's permission to introduce evidence that may help jurors assess Trump's intent in the weeks leading to Jan. 6.  —  Special counsel Jack Smith wants a Washington …
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Bannon, Patel say Trump ‘dead serious’ about revenge on media: 'We're going to come after you'  —  Steve Bannon and Kash Patel claimed that former President Trump is “dead serious” about exacting revenge on his political enemies if he wins a second term as president, and they warned members …
Washington Post:
Special counsel alleges Trump ‘sent’ supporters on path to Jan. 6 violence  —  Jack Smith accused the former president of a history of election lies and ‘encouragement of violence.’  —  Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused former president Donald Trump of a long pattern of lying about elections …
Discussion: Raw Story, NBC News, Forbes and KEYT-TV
New York Times:
Donald Trump's 2024 Campaign, in His Own Menacing Words
Discussion: Raw Story
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Mad at Biden's inflation record? Another Trump term would be way worse.
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Special counsel hits back at Hunter Biden requesting Trump, Barr subpoenas
Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
Trump Rips Drudge Report For Covering Him ‘Unfairly’: ‘Site Fell Apart’
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Tommy Tuberville announces end to blanket military holds  —  ‘We fought hard,’ he said after telling his Republican colleagues he was lifting his holds  —  Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) announced Tuesday that he would lift his blanket hold on military promotions, ending a nearly 10-month standoff …
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden rips Tuberville after military holds lifted: ‘I hope no one forgets what he did’  —  President Biden on Tuesday ripped Sen. Tommy Tuberville after the Alabama Republican ended a nearly 10-month hold on military nominations, arguing the senator's actions were “politically motivated” and “pointless.”
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Top Democratic Donor, Reid Hoffman, Gives $250,000 to a Nikki Haley Super PAC  —  Mr. Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, has funded an array of anti-Trump candidates and causes.  —  When Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, urged Democratic donors last week to rally behind Nikki Haley …
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Wall Street opens wallets wide for ‘Trump alternative’ Nikki Haley at $500K fundraiser
Discussion: KEYT-TV
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Mike Johnson Says Republicans Are Blurring Jan. 6 Footage To Protect Rioters From DOJ  —  The House speaker offered a remarkable statement in support of those who rioted at the Capitol in 2021.  —  WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Tuesday that Republicans …
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Stephen Neukam / The Messenger:
GOP Decision to Blur Jan. 6 Faces Has Democrats ‘Deeply Troubled’
Daily Mail:
Hamas raped men as well as women during October 7 attack: Investigators reveal how sex assault victims were tied up, stripped and mutilated as Israel launches its ‘biggest ever criminal investigation’  — Advocacy group said sexual violence was perpetrated against both sexes
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New York Times:
Accounts of Sexual Violence by Hamas Are Aired Amid Criticism of U.N.
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Special election to replace ex-Rep. George Santos set for Feb. 13  — The special election to fill the U.S. House seat of expelled Republican Rep. George Santos will be Feb. 13, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday.  — House Republicans will be down a seat for the next two months …
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Lahav Harkov / Jewish Insider:
Hamas drugged hostages before releasing them  —  Israeli Health Ministry confirms Hamas gave hostages tranquilizers, extra food, right before their release so they would look better than their actual health condition  —  Hamas gave Israeli hostages tranquilizers to make them appear …
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Melanie Zanona / CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene alleged a male Republican got physically aggressive with her  —  In a private meeting with House Speaker Mike Johnson last week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accused fellow Georgia Republican Rep. Richard McCormick of getting physically aggressive with her …
McHenry:
Statement from Congressman Patrick McHenry  —  WASHINGTON — Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement:
Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
New Hampshire Republicans Introduce 15-Day Abortion Ban  —  With a Republican trifecta in the Senate, House and governor's mansion, the bill has a real chance to become law.  —  Republicans in New Hampshire filed one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country on Tuesday ― …
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Speaker Johnson gives Biden an ultimatum on Ukraine funding, immigration  —  Biden administration has warned that Ukraine funding will run out by the end of the year  —  There will be no additional funding for Ukraine without first making extensive reforms to the U.S. immigration system …
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Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Fetterman mocks Speaker Johnson over Biden impeachment inquiry push: ‘Oh no!’
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Pennsylvania Rep. Thompson diagnosed with cancer  —  Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday he was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, adding he plans on continuing to represent his district in Pennsylvania.  —  “After a routine physical and subsequent tests …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Reese Gorman / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Nancy Mace has lost three senior staff members in past week  —  Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) has lost three of her senior staffers in the past week, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.  —  Her three senior staffers include her former chief of staff Dan Hanlon …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Political Wire
Harvard University:
Introduction  —  A national poll released today by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School indicates that among 18-to-29-year-olds, President Biden's approval rating stands at 35%.  Still, the President maintains a solid lead in a head-to-head matchup against former President Trump.
 
 
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Ashley Zavala / KQCA-TV:
Amid planned protests, Gov. Newsom won't hold public Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony
Discussion: National Review and RedState
Wall Street Journal:
Cuban Intelligence Recruits Driven by Ideology, Not Money
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
DeSantis sets aside $1 million to sue over Florida State's playoff snub
CBS News:
College presidents face Congress over antisemitism on campuses
Reuters:
Ex-DEA informant pleads guilty to role in killing Haitian president
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Marc Caputo / The Messenger:
Sen. Rick Scott: 'I Don't See How' Florida GOP Leader Can Serve Amid Rape Investigation
Marik Von Rennenkampff / The Hill:
Powerful members of Congress are dead-set on killing UFO transparency
 

 
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Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
A look at Udio, which was founded by four former DeepMind employees in December 2023 and launched a product on April 11 that generates songs from text prompts

New York Times:
Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially by conservatives, and spurred vehement pushback from some staffers

Jenny Strasburg / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of Nicolai Tangen, Norway's sovereign-wealth fund manager and host of In Good Company, a podcast that has interviewed Elon Musk, Daniel Ek, and others

 
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