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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 …
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
Trump Refuses to Tell Hannity He Will Not Abuse Power if Re-Elected  —  When asked a very simple question, Trump refused to rule out acting illegally and abusing his power.  —  Donald Trump, in a Fox News town hall Wednesday, did not rule out breaking the law if re-elected president.
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.
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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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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 …
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New York Times:
Accounts of Sexual Violence by Hamas Are Aired Amid Criticism of U.N.
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: Wall Street Journal
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
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Houston Keene / Fox News:
AOC claims women will face ‘genital examinations’ if biological men barred from female sports
Discussion: 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 …
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 …
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CNN:
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 …
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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 …
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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Brent D. Griffiths / Business Insider:
Liz Cheney says Nancy Pelosi didn't care about any of the bad things she said about Pelosi before she appointed Cheney to the Jan. 6 committee  — Liz Cheney said she had barely talked to then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi before a critical phone call.  — Pelosi, Cheney wrote in her new book …
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 …
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.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
White House interns demand a Middle East cease-fire in letter to Biden  —  The letter, first shared with NBC News, is supported by more than 40 interns who work in the White House and other executive branch offices.  —  WASHINGTON — A group of White House interns joined the growing list …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Guardian
 
 
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Jim Geraghty / Washington Post:
This Trump plan lost the Heritage Foundation. That's how bad it is.
Discussion: Alternet.org and The Root
Catherine Herridge / CBS News:
Intelligence report warns of rising foreign terror threats in U.S. amid Israel-Hamas war
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Wall Street Journal:
Cuban Intelligence Recruits Driven by Ideology, Not Money
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DeSantis sets aside $1 million to sue over Florida State's playoff snub
Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
New Hampshire Republicans Introduce 15-Day Abortion Ban
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