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11:25 AM ET, December 9, 2023

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J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Texas Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Court-Approved Abortion  —  The court, responding to an appeal from Attorney General Ken Paxton, put on hold a lower court order allowing an abortion for a woman whose fetus has a fatal condition.  —  The Texas Supreme Court late Friday temporarily halted …
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Eleanor Klibanoff / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to stop abortion for woman with lethal fetal anomaly  —  After a Travis County district judge cleared the way for Kate Cox, 31, to terminate her pregnancy, Ken Paxton petitioned the state's highest court to halt the ruling.
Politico:
Dems want to focus on abortion rights.  A Trump ally may have just helped.  —  A Texas case underscores the legal and ethical gray areas physicians have faced since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  —  A showdown in Texas over one woman's right to terminate a non-viable pregnancy …
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New York Times:
Fears of a NATO Withdrawal Rise as Trump Seeks a Return to Power  —  Current and former European diplomats said there was growing concern a second Trump presidency could mean an American retreat from the continent and a gutting of NATO.  —  For 74 years, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization …
Discussion: Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Takes 2024 Lead as Biden Approval Hits New Low, WSJ Poll Finds  —  Unhappiness with Biden's performance is pervasive, with economic pessimism weighing him down  —  WASHINGTON—President Biden's political standing is at its weakest point of his presidency, a new Wall Street Journal poll finds …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Her Online Sex Life Was Exposed.  She Lost Her Election.  Now She's Speaking Out.  —  Susanna Gibson's campaign was rocked when an opponent exposed her private digital life to the public.  She won't be the last.  —  It is not often that a state legislative campaign in an off-season election seizes the national spotlight.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tara Suter / The Hill:
CDC issues travel advisory for Mexico, citing ‘Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever’  —  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a travel advisory for Mexico Friday, citing “reports” of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.  —  “There have been reports of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) …
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Sen. Vance sends letter slamming Ohio State University DEI efforts, calling it ‘racial hatred’  —  Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) sent a letter slamming Ohio State University for its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts Friday.  —  “Today I wrote to the leadership of Ohio State …
Associated Press:
US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza  —  UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
Associated Press:
Voters to choose between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Sen. John Whitmire for Houston mayor  —  The new mayor will have to deal with new laws from the GOP-led state government over control of local elections and the ability to impose local regulations.  —  HOUSTON — Two of Houston's …
Laura Kuenssberg / BBC:
Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without aid, Olena Zelenska warns  —  Olena Zelenska has warned that Ukrainians are in “mortal danger” of being left to die if Western countries don't continue their financial support.  —  Ukraine's first lady spoke to Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg …
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Politico
Isabella Murray / ABC News:
Why are the 14th Amendment lawsuits seeking to bar Trump failing?  —  So far, all 14th Amendment lawsuits against Trump have been rejected by courts.  —  Former President Donald Trump attends a Manhattan courthouse trial in a civil fraud case in New York, October 18, 2023.
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC officially bows out of hosting primary debates  —  The organization steps aside as television networks plan more early state debates.  —  The Republican National Committee is pausing its participation in 2024 GOP primary debates, the organization decided Friday.
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
‘What the Heck?’ CNN's Debate Plans Leave New Hampshire Officials Confused.
 
 
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