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8:25 AM ET, December 6, 2023


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Exclusive: Georgia prosecutors put Mike Pence on their witness list in 2020 election subversion case against Trump  —  Prosecutors in the Georgia election subversion case against former President Donald Trump have officially listed former Vice President Mike Pence as one of the witnesses …
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
Trump Refuses to Tell Hannity He Will Not Abuse Power if Re-Elected
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jack Smith wants to tell jury about Trump's earlier attempts to sow doubt about elections
Washington Post:
Special counsel alleges Trump ‘sent’ supporters on path to Jan. 6 violence
New York Times:
Donald Trump's 2024 Campaign, in His Own Menacing Words
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Senate confirms 425 military nominees after Sen. Tommy Tuberville drops his hold  —  Tuberville “has nothing to show for his 10 months of delay,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a scathing speech after the nominees were confirmed.  Tuberville has retained his holds on roughly 11 other promotions.
Washington Post:
Tommy Tuberville announces end to blanket military holds
Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Mike Johnson's Office Walks Back Reason For Blurring Insurrectionists' Faces  —  After saying faces were blurred in security footage to shield alleged Jan. 6 rioters from prosecution, a spokesperson confirmed the DOJ already has access to the unedited clips.
Stephen Neukam / The Messenger:
GOP Decision to Blur Jan. 6 Faces Has Democrats ‘Deeply Troubled’  —  'They don't get a chance to alter that footage for the American people to be the best judge,' Rep. Annie Kuster told The Messenger  —  JWPlayer  —  House Democrats excoriated House Speaker Mike Johnson's decision to blur …
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Cheney blasts GOP for blurring faces in Jan. 6 tapes: Nothing ‘can change the facts’
Discussion: RedState and CNN
Houston Keene / Fox News:
Riley Gaines hits back at ‘Squad’ Dem calling her testimony ‘transphobic’: You're a ‘misogynist’  —  Lee called a point of order, urging Gaines' remarks be struck from the record, but it was withdrawn  —  NCAA swimming legend and women's sports advocate Riley Gaines hit back against a …
Discussion: Twitchy
Houston Keene / Fox News:
AOC claims women will face ‘genital examinations’ if biological men barred from female sports
Discussion: The Messenger and Breitbart
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Giuliani's no-show prevents courtroom confrontation with Georgia election workers  —  Rudy Giuliani is facing money damages in the election workers' defamation lawsuit.  —  Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, two Georgia election workers who have been tormented by harassment and threats since 2020 …
‘Test case’ for America: Colorado's top court poised to weigh Trump's eligibility to run again  —  A Wednesday argument brings the question of Trump's eligibility under the 14th Amendment one step closer to the Supreme Court.  —  The most potent effort to disqualify Donald Trump …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Inside the Secret Meeting That Cleared the Way for Tom Suozzi's Return  —  Gov. Kathy Hochul had been toying with blocking the former congressman's nomination for the crucial special election to replace George Santos.  Then a phone call came.  —  With his successor, George Santos …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The report AT&T didn't want to produce  —  Last Friday, AT&T quietly published an extraordinary document.  For the first time ever, the company released a “political congruency report.”  The report, which covers the year 2022, looks at the “[s]tate and federal elected officials to whom AT&T …
Catherine Herridge / CBS News:
Intelligence report warns of rising foreign terror threats in U.S. amid Israel-Hamas war  —  A new joint bulletin from the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to local, state and federal law enforcement warns that groups like al Qaeda and ISIS will likely use the Israel-Hamas war …
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Lawyers Keep Trying Hopeless Hail Marys in Court  —  Donald Trump's lawyers made a laughable request at the start of his bank fraud trial.  Then they did it again.  Now they've done it a third time.  —  Donald Trump lost the bulk of his bank fraud trial before it ever started …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Steven Shepard / Politico:
The debates mattered.  They just didn't knock out Trump.  —  Nikki Haley's rise and Vivek Ramaswamy's fall are the direct results of their debate performances.  —  Nikki Haley was at just 3 percent when she got on a debate stage in late August and started taking shots at her rivals.
Mariam Zuhaib / 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 …
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Pregnant Woman Carrying Doomed Fetus Sues to Get Abortion  —  Kate Cox's fetus will likely not survive days past birth.  So she's asking a Texas court to block the state's abortion laws and let her end the pregnancy.  —  A woman whose fetus has a fatal condition is petitioning a Texas court …
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Al Gore calls social media algorithms ‘digital’ AR-15s  —  Former Vice President Al Gore took aim at social media algorithms on Tuesday, saying sites that are “dominated by algorithms” are the “digital equivalent of AR-15s.”  —  Gore, speaking at the the Bloomberg Green at COP28 event …
Biden tells donors he's 'not sure I'd be running' in 2024 if Trump wasn't in the race  —  President Joe Biden told Democratic donors Tuesday he wasn't confident he'd be seeking another term if his predecessor Donald Trump wasn't running for the White House, a notably candid assessment …
John Sexton / HotAir:
Progressive Briahna Joy Gray Demands More Evidence Israeli Women Were Raped on 10/7 (Update)  —  As you may have seen already, there have been a series of stories coming out in the past week about the sexual assault of Israeli women by Hamas during the 10/7 attack.
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
White House interns demand a Middle East cease-fire in letter to Biden
Discussion: The Guardian and The Daily Beast
Jim Geraghty / Washington Post:
This Trump plan lost the Heritage Foundation. That's how bad it is.
Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
Will It Be Riot Season Again in 2024?
Washington Post:
Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on Ukraine
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Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Pennsylvania Rep. Thompson diagnosed with cancer
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
DeSantis sets aside $1 million to sue over Florida State's playoff snub
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
NYT: A New Dem ‘Operation Chaos’ Pays Off for Haley; Update: DeSantis Blasts
Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
New Hampshire Republicans Introduce 15-Day Abortion Ban
Lahav Harkov / Jewish Insider:
Hamas drugged hostages before releasing them
Statement from Congressman Patrick McHenry

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Thomas Barrabi / New York Post:
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