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10:05 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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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 …
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
The fear of a looming Trump dictatorship  —  You're reading an excerpt from the Today's WorldView newsletter.  Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe and interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday.  —  Former congresswoman Liz Cheney …
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 …
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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.
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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
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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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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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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
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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
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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
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House GOP throws a party for former Speaker McCarthy
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
CNN's Bash has tense exchange over Hamas rapes with Jayapal
Ximena Conde / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Hundreds rally for Gaza in Philly, stop to protest outside Goldie falafel shop
 

 
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