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8:00 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 …
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: NBC News, Raw Story, Forbes and KEYT-TV
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 …
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.
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.”
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Tuberville releasing hold on hundreds of military promotions
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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Nancy Cook / Bloomberg:
DeSantis Campaign in Turmoil Ahead of Republican Primary Voting
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Wall Street opens wallets wide for ‘Trump alternative’ Nikki Haley at $500K fundraiser
Discussion: Florida Politics and 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’
Washington Post:
Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on Ukraine  —  Billions in additional aid stuck as Republicans push border security, walk out of classified briefing  —  Senators began blaming each other Tuesday for the looming potential failure to provide additional aid to Ukraine as fragile negotiations …
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Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Fetterman mocks Speaker Johnson over Biden impeachment inquiry push: ‘Oh no!’
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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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.
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 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Raw Story
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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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 …
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 ― …
Ashley Zavala / KQCA-TV:
Amid planned protests, Gov. Newsom won't hold public Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony  —  With multiple protests planned near the state Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided to not hold the annual public Christmas tree lighting live and in person as originally planned on Tuesday.
Discussion: National Review and RedState
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.
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
 
 
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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
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Special counsel hits back at Hunter Biden requesting Trump, Barr subpoenas
Marik Von Rennenkampff / The Hill:
Powerful members of Congress are dead-set on killing UFO transparency
Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
Nikki Haley wants to reform Social Security and Medicare. Donors are paying attention
Discussion: Alternet.org and The Messenger
 

 
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Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A Los Angeles ethics agency fines former CBS CEO Les Moonves $15K for misconduct in obtaining confidential police info about a sexual assault claim against him

Souhail Karam / Bloomberg:
A Tunisian court sentences prominent government critic and journalist Mohamed Boughalleb to six months in prison for defamation, renewing press freedom concerns

Jonathan Barrett / The Guardian:
James Warburton, the CEO of Australia's Seven West Media since 2019, steps down; CFO Jeff Howard will take over as CEO starting on April 19

 
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