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5:45 PM ET, December 6, 2023

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Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020  —  MADISON, Wis. — In a legal settlement Wednesday, the 10 Republicans who signed official-looking paperwork falsely purporting Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2020 have agreed to withdraw their inaccurate filings …
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Tabitha Mueller / The Nevada Independent:
Nevada GOP ‘fake electors’ indicted for falsely claiming Trump won state's 2020 election  —  A Nevada grand jury has indicted the six Republicans — including the chair of the Nevada Republican Party — who falsely pledged Nevada's electoral votes to Donald Trump following …
CNN:
Nevada grand jury indicts six pro-Trump fake electors  —  A Nevada grand jury has indicted six individuals who acted as fake electors in a scheme intended to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 election win, according to the state's attorney general.  —  The indictments make Nevada the third state …
Washington Post:
Pro-Trump electors indicted in Nevada, the third state to issue charges  —  A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday charged six Republicans who claimed to be presidential electors in 2020 and submitted certificates to Congress falsely asserting that former president Donald Trump had won the election in their state.
Kevin McCarthy / Wall Street Journal:
My Next Chapter  —  I'm leaving the House but not the fight.  —  I'm an optimist.  How could I not be?  I'm the son of a firefighter.  For 17 years I've served in the same congressional seat—the same office in which I was once denied an internship.  Only in America.
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NBC News:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the ousted speaker, announces he's leaving Congress
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
‘This Is Grim,’ One Democratic Pollster Says  —  The predictive power of horse-race polling a year from the presidential election is weak at best.  The Biden campaign can take some comfort in that.  —  But what recent surveys do reveal is that the coalition that put Biden in the White House …
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Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Trump is hiding his fascist plans in plain sight  —  Trump's nightmarish scheme was leaked to the New York Times — and yes, it was on purpose  —  Watching cable news is a frequent source of despair, but one especially fraught spiral occurred Monday while subjecting myself to “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Discussion: Raw Story
Fox News:
Here are the top moments from Trump's ‘Hannity’ town hall  —  Trump touched on topics ranging from President Biden to dictatorships  —  Former President Trump joined Fox News' “Hannity” on Tuesday night for a town hall discussion on the GOP presidential primary, President Biden, dictatorships, and more.
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump declines to rule out abusing power to seek retribution if he returns to the White House
Politico:
‘Test case’ for America: Colorado's top court poised to weigh Trump's eligibility to run again
Sam Lansky / TIME:
Person of the Year  —  Taylor Swift  —  Taylor Swift is telling me a story, and when Taylor Swift tells you a story, you listen, because you know it's going to be good—not only because she's had an extraordinary life, but because she's an extraordinary storyteller.
mpdc.dc.gov:
Juvenile Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Northeast  —  Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Carjacking Task Force the FBI Washington Field Office Violent Crimes Task Force announce a juvenile has been arrested in connection to an armed carjacking of a federal agent in the 100 block of 12th Street, Northeast.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
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WTTG-TV:
17-year-old arrested, charged with carjacking FBI agent in DC
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
America's White Evangelical Problem  —  When the journalist Tim Alberta's father unexpectedly died, another ordeal awaited Tim.  His father had pastored the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian church in Michigan, where the Alberta family now gathered to honor his life alongside the congregation the father had nurtured.
Discussion: Raw Story and Newsbusters
Chris Morris / Variety:
Norman Lear, TV Legend, Dies at 101  —  Writer-producer-developer Norman Lear, who revolutionized American comedy with such daring, immensely popular early-'70s sitcoms as “All in the Family” and “Sanford and Son,” died on Tuesday.  He was 101.  —  Lear's publicist confirmed to Variety …
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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Norman Lear, boundary-breaking TV master and progressive activist behind ‘All in the Family,’ dies at 101
Rolling Stone:
Sean Combs Accused of ‘Gang Rape’ of 17-Year-Old in New Lawsuit  —  Jane Doe alleges Combs, former Bad Boy president Harve Pierre, and a third man trafficked and raped her at Combs' New York recording studio in 2003  —  SEAN COMBS, HIS longtime lieutenant Harve Pierre …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
George Santos is earning six figures from Cameo videos  —  The Scene  —  Just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, George Santos was at Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in Queens.  —  Santos, whose biography on the celebrity video platform Cameo identifies him as a “Former congressional ‘Icon’!
Ella Lee / The Hill:
Trump says he told son Eric not to testify at fraud trial  —  Former President Trump says he directed his second eldest son, Eric Trump, not to testify again in the New York fraud trial threatening the family's business empire.  —  “Eric has already testified, PERFECTLY …
Discussion: CNN, Forbes and Raw Story
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Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Lawyers Keep Trying Hopeless Hail Marys in Court
Discussion: Alternet.org and Raw Story
Quinnipiac University Poll:
NYC Mayor Adams' Approval Sinks To Record Low, Under Fire On Several Fronts, Quinnipiac University New York City Poll Finds; Most Voters Worry Budget Cuts Will Affect Their Daily Lives  —  mail_outline  —  As New York City Mayor Eric Adams nears the end of his second year in office …
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
Are We Shocked a Dem Rep Said This About Florida and Texas?  —  It's one of those moments where you hear Winston Churchill's remarks about democracy: the most significant argument against it is five minutes with the average voter.  Yes, we're a constitutional republic, but you get the point.
ABC News:
Suspect ID'd in Texas shooting spree that left 6 dead, 3 injured  —  A suspect was arrested after the shootings in Austin and near San Antonio.  —  Police investigate a crime scene in Austin, Texas, after a series of shootings in Austin and near San Antonio on Dec. 5, 2023.
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Another Nearly $5 Billion in Debt Relief for Over 80,000 Student Loan Borrowers  —  This brings total approved debt cancellation by the Biden-Harris Administration to $132 billion for over 3.6 million Americans  —  Today my Administration …
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Targeting costly meds, Biden admin asserts authority to seize certain drug patents  —  The decision could give the president another tool to use in his effort to lower drug prices.  —  The Biden administration has determined that it has the authority to seize the patents of certain high-priced medicines …
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Dems assess wreckage of border talks: ‘They never should have started’  —  With a foreign aid package slated to go down on the Senate floor Wednesday, Democrats aren't hiding their frustration that border policies ever became linked to cash for Ukraine and Israel.
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Kyiv assassinates pro-Russian Ukrainian politician outside Moscow: reports  —  Kyiv claimed credit on Wednesday for orchestrating the assassination of former Ukrainian lawmaker Illya Kyva, who was convicted of high treason and was living in hiding in Russia.
Grayson Everett / Yellowhammer News:
Katie Britt: For a secure border, a strong homeland, and a safe world - President Trump is the choice in 2024  —  When I announced my candidacy for the United States Senate in 2021, I made my motivation clear: Wesley and I want to preserve the American Dream for our children - and for generations to come.
Discussion: The Messenger, The Hill and NBC News
 
 
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Tara Suter / The Hill:
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Comer, Jordan threaten to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress after he rejects subpoena for deposition
Associated Press:
US files war crime charges against Russians accused of torturing an American in the Ukraine invasion
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Megan Specia / New York Times:
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