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12:05 PM ET, December 10, 2023


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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jack Smith reveals sweeping scope of bid to debunk Trump election machine claims  —  In a new filing, his team described interviewing more than a dozen of the top intelligence officials in Trump's administration.  —  Special counsel Jack Smith on Saturday sharply rejected Donald Trump's contention …
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
University of Pennsylvania president steps down amid criticism of antisemitism testimony  —  The chair of the Penn Board of Trustees announced that Liz Magill has voluntarily stepped down as president of the Ivy League school.  —  University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill resigned …
New York Times:
Penn's President Resigns After Her Responses About Antisemitism  —  At a congressional hearing this week, Elizabeth Magill had appeared to dodge questions of whether she would discipline students if they called for the genocide of Jews.  —  The president of the University of Pennsylvania …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Exclusive: Wharton board tries to increase pressure on Penn president Liz Magill  —  The next several days could be critical for the future of University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill, who remains under fire for her testimony at a congressional hearing on antisemitism.
Ry Rivard / Politico:
I Covered Joe Manchin for Years.  He Might Not Care If He Sinks Joe Biden.  —  The senator's brand of centrism helped him survive West Virginia's rapid transformation from blue to red.  But it also helped sow the seeds of the Democratic Party's demise back home.
Discussion: The Messenger and Associated Press
Jason Beeferman / Politico:
Trump defends dictator comments amid NYC soiree filled with MAGA diehards  —  At an event with key figures within the MAGA movement, the former president repeated comments that he wants to be a dictator on “day one.”  —  NEW YORK — The chairman of an Austrian political party founded by ex-Nazis …
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
Trump the ‘human gumball machine’ will ‘impose his will’ on the nation if elected, Romney says  —  “A thought or a notion comes in and it comes out of his mouth.  There's not a lot of filter that goes on,” he said of Trump.  —  Some Republicans have read former President Donald Trump's comment …
George Packer / The Atlantic:
‘We Only Need Some Metal Things’  —  Will America abandon Ukraine?  —  In the summer of 1940, when Great Britain was fighting Nazi Germany alone, Winston Churchill asked to borrow a few dozen aging American destroyers to defend the English coast from imminent invasion.
Discussion: The Hill
Andrew Zhang / Politico:
Sheila Jackson Lee loses Houston mayor's race to tough-on-crime state senator  —  The showdown illuminates the faultlines within the Democratic Party over how to deal with crime on a local level.  —  Democratic state Sen. John Whitmire defeated Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee …
NBC News:
She's with him: Hillary Clinton steps out as a key player in Biden's re-election effort  —  Clinton hosted a $1 million fundraiser at her Georgetown home.  —  WASHINGTON — On the final Monday in November, in a Washington home stately enough to have a name — Whitehaven …
Maegan Vazquez / Washington Post:
Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts order that allowed pregnant woman to have abortion  —  The Texas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily halted an order allowing a woman who is 20 weeks pregnant to get an abortion — reversing a lower-court ruling that marks the first case of a pregnant woman seeking …
Eleanor Klibanoff / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to stop abortion for woman with lethal fetal anomaly
Olivia Alafriz / Politico:
Trump hits Casey DeSantis over call for out-of-state backers to ‘be a part of the caucus’ in Iowa  —  The Florida first lady told Fox News viewers that “you do not have to be a resident of Iowa to be able to participate in the caucus.”  —  Former president Donald Trump seized on an apparent blunder …
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.
Rashad Simmons / The Hill:
Trump lawyer says he will take stand in fraud trial regardless of gag order  —  Former President Trump's attorney Alina Habba claimed Friday that her client would take the stand on Monday in his civil fraud trial, despite the judge's gag order and discouragement from his legal team.
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