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8:20 AM ET, December 8, 2023


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Evan Perez / CNN:
First on CNN: Federal prosecutors file new criminal case against Hunter Biden  —  Federal prosecutors have filed a new criminal case against Hunter Biden, people briefed on the matter said.  —  The exact nature of the charges couldn't immediately be learned because court documents have not been made public.
Fox News:
Hunter Biden faces new indictment in California  —  President Biden's son Hunter Biden was indicted in California Thursday on a litany of tax charges, according to documents made public.  —  The indictment Hunter Biden's failure to pay nearly $200,000 of income tax in the year 2019.
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Hunter Biden Says Republicans Are Trying To ‘Kill’ Him To Destroy His Father's Presidency  —  Joe Biden's son sat down for a rare podcast interview with Moby.  —  LOADING  —  WASHINGTON ― Hunter Biden said in a podcast interview published Friday that Republicans and the right-wing media …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Hunter Biden indicted on federal tax evasion charges in California  —  Second indictment of President Biden's son follows gun charges in Delaware in mid-September  —  Special counsel David Weiss has filed a second indictment against President Biden's son Hunter, this time on tax charges …
Matt Egan / CNN:
UPenn board chair expected to speak with president Liz Magill about stepping down  —  New York CNN —  The University of Pennsylvania's board of trustees held an emergency meeting Thursday as school president Liz Magill faces scathing criticism over her performance at a House hearing earlier this week.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Penn loses $100 million donation over antisemitism hearing  —  A wealthy donor to the University of Pennsylvania is withdrawing a gift worth around $100 million in protest of the school's response to antisemitism on campus.  —  The big picture: The final straw for Ross Stevens …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Where Are All the Anti-Trump Republicans?  —  A vast array of GOP power brokers detest and disdain the former president.  So why are they keeping so quiet?  —  Here's a portrait of how Donald Trump reclaims power.  —  At a Hoover Institution conference here last week …
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
GOP's Brutal Math: Trump Could Secure Nomination Before Conviction  —  Looking at the primary schedule, Republicans see the party handcuffing itself to a candidate on the verge of politically toxic criminal convictions. … ‘People need to wake up’  —  There's a scenario many Republicans are dreading …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump appeals Jan. 6 immunity ruling, launching process that may delay trial
NBC News:
North Dakota senator's son charged with manslaughter after officer killed in police chase  —  Sen. Kevin Cramer's son, Ian Cramer, was charged in connection with a police chase on Wednesday that led to the death of a sheriff's deputy in Mercer County, North Dakota.
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota:
Senator Cramer Issues Personal Statement
Scott Macfarlane / CBS News:
Alan Hostetter, ex-police chief who brought hatchet to Capitol on Jan. 6, sentenced to 11 years in prison  —  A former California police chief who brought a hatchet to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in the siege.
Exclusive: Pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro cooperating in multiple state probes into 2020 fake electors plot  —  The pro-Trump lawyer who helped devise the 2020 fake electors plot and already pleaded guilty to the conspiracy in Georgia is now cooperating with Michigan and Wisconsin state investigators …
Louis Casiano / Fox News:
Texas progressive group previously bailed out suspect charged in deadly Austin, San Antonio shooting rampage  —  Shane James, 34, previously served as a U.S. Army infantry officer before he was discharged in August 2015, the Army said  —  A suspect accused of six murders across Texas during …
Carl Gibson / Raw Story:
N.Y. appeals court upholds Judge Engoron's ruling that Trump committed ‘widespread fraud’  —  Former President Donald Trump was dealt a major blow by the New York Court of Appeals on Thursday in the midst of his ongoing civil fraud trial in the Empire State.
Michael Goot / WNYT-TV:
Albany Police: Man fired gun outside Temple Israel, told officers ‘Free Palestine’  —  One person investigated for shooting at Temple Israel  —  One person investigated for shooting at Temple Israel  —  A 28-year-old man is accused of firing shots on the grounds of Temple Israel and yelling “Free Palestine” before he was arrested.
Guy Faulconbridge / Reuters:
Putin tells soldiers: I will run for president again in 2024  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told soldiers who had fought in the Ukraine war that he would run for president again in the 2024 election, a move that will allow the former KGB spy to stay in power until at least 2030.
Discussion: CNBC, and Al Jazeera
David French / New York Times:
Why Fundamentalists Love Trump  —  I just finished reading Tim Alberta's masterly new book, “The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism.”  It's a powerful and emotionally resonant account of the transformation in evangelical politics that has brought us …
Discussion: Vanity Fair and The Atlantic
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
GOP lawmaker: Ousted aides targeted my daughter for OnlyFans account  —  Rep. Brandon Williams, who represents a battleground seat, says his altercation stemmed from a threat to expose his daughter's OnlyFans account.  —  A Republican member of Congress is alleging that a former top aide spearheaded a …
David Gilbert / Wired:
White Supremacists Are Celebrating Vivek Ramaswamy's ‘Great Replacement’ Rant  —  Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy boosted multiple far-right conspiracy theories during the GOP debate on Wednesday night, in a dangerous mainstreaming of once-fringe claims.
Democrats eye Montana abortion ballot measure to boost Tester  —  Democrat-aligned groups are working to put a state constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights on Montana's ballot next year, a move that would boost embattled Democratic Sen. Jon Tester's re-election bid.
Laura Collins / Daily Mail:
Lauren Boebert used campaign funds to buy tickets to cheer boyfriend Quinn Gallagher on to 774th place in grueling Colorado bike race - weeks before the couple were kicked out of Beetlejuice performance  — Records obtained by show Lauren Boebert used campaign funds to watch …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
MAGA rioter punched woman ‘in the throat’ after his sexual advances were denied: Feds  —  Federal prosecutors are arguing that a North Carolina man charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack should await trial in jail because he allegedly instigated a bar fight after a woman rejected him …
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Benjamin Oreskes / Los Angeles Times:
A Pritzker heir was about to co-host a Biden fundraiser in L.A. Then he was accused of sexual misconduct
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Fetterman says if we want peace, Israel needs to be able to destroy Hamas
 Earlier Items: 
Bridget Bowman / NBC News:
New York Democrats pick Tom Suozzi as their candidate for George Santos' seat
Fetterman defends ‘reasonable’ border talks as fellow Dems fume
Discussion: HotAir and The Messenger
New York Times:
Killing of Reuters Journalist Was ‘Apparently Deliberate’ Israeli Strike, Group Says
Bonchie / RedState:
WATCH: Hamas Terrorists Surrender en Masse, and the Photos and Videos Are Telling
The Messenger:
House Freedom Caucus Losing Faith in Speaker Johnson After His ‘Ass Whooping’
Discussion: NBC News