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Fresh off big Senate wins, Unite Here leader thinks even bigger

Roll Call By Jim Saksa
  • McCombs was seated in a corner of the cafeteria in the Dirksen Building basement with four other members of Unite Here Local 23, talking about what’s changed since his workplace organized and reached a collective bargaining agreement last year .
  • Taylor is calling for the major unions to collectively target some of the emerging large industries, such as clean energy or e-retailers like Amazon, much as the labor movement did in the 1930s when the United Auto Workers organized American car manufacturers.
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House to vote Wednesday on legislation to avert a railroad shutdown

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  • The House on Wednesday will vote on legislation to avert a rail shutdown following a grave warning from President Joe Biden about the economic danger posed by congressional inaction.
  • Democratic leadership has been whipping votes on the legislation, sources familiar with the effort told CNN, which will be split into two votes: One that would adopt a September tentative agreement approved by labor and management leaders and one to add paid sick leave to the legislation.
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New Alzheimer’s drug faces uncertain regulatory path

Axios By Caitlin Owens
  • Advocates are already turning their attention to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which limited coverage of the class of Alzheimer's drugs to which lecanemab belongs to patients enrolled in clinical trials or CMS-approved comparative studies.
  • The company told STAT that the two deaths represent the only fatal macro-hemorrhages among patients who have received lecanemab in clinical trials.
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How the Oath Keepers were radicalized

Axios By Sophia Cai
  • Graydon Young, a witness and the first Oath Keeper to plead guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the Jan. 6 attack, saw joining the group as a way to take action against election fraud — claims of which were in truth baseless.
  • Holding a role providing security for the Oath Keepers felt like a way to reclaim the military career she lost, Watkins said in the trial.
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Record-breaking early voting in Georgia Senate runoff

Axios By Emma Hurt
  • Georgia has seen record-breaking early vote turnout ahead of its Dec. 6 Senate runoff between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican Herschel Walker.
  • The big picture: As of Tuesday evening more than 800,000 Georgians have voted in the runoff — which will define whether Democrats expand their Senate majority with a pivotal additional seat or whether the 50-50 majority remains for the remainder of President Biden's term.
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Speech Wars: Elon Musk Calls Out Apple Over Censorship Issues

Liberty Nation By Andrew Moran
  • In a series of tweets on Nov. 28, Musk revealed that Apple had mostly halted its advertising efforts on Twitter, asking if the behemoth “hate[s] free speech in America.”
  • Musk retweeted comments from the popular Twitter account Watcher.Guru, which noted that the iPhone-maker applies a 30% levy on app developers who earn more than $1 million through the App Store.
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This Couple Died by Suicide After the DEA Shut Down Their Pain Doctor

VICE US - VICE News By Keegan Hamilton
  • After years of trying alternative pain treatments such as acupuncture, along with other types of opioids, around 2002 Elliott found a doctor who prescribed fentanyl, which gave him some relief.
  • But amid efforts to shut down so-called “pill mills” and other illegal operations, advocates for pain patients say the DEA has gone too far, overcorrecting to the point that people with legitimate needs are blocked from obtaining the medication they need to live without suffering.
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Jiang Zemin, Chinese President Who Came to Power After Tiananmen Square Protests, Dies at 96

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By Dan Ladden-Hall
ReutersJiang Zemin, the former Chinese leader who rose to power in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests, died in Shanghai on Wednesday, state media reports. He was 96. A statement from the Chinese Communist Party said Zemin died from leukemia and multiple organ failure, adding that he is remembered as an “outstanding leader with high prestige” and a “long-tested communist fighter.” Zemin was chosen as a compromise leader of China when the country was plunged into turmoil in the aftermath of a deadly crackdown on student-led protests in Beijing’s Tiananman Square in 1989. His death comes as China’s ruling party is facing its […]Read more >Similar articles >
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China says it will crack down on ‘hostile forces’ as anti-lockdown protests continue

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  • China’s ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it would "resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces" amid large protests by citizens frustrated with the country's strict coronavirus restrictions.
  • Most protesters criticized China's "zero-COVID" policy that has led to a lockdown and quarantine, which has limited their food and medicine access while also hurting the economy and restricting travel.
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The (Nonpartisan) Polls Were Fine, Actually

The Bulwark By Lakshya Jain and Dan Guild
  • Most of the phantom Republican strength in pre-election statewide polling was a function of junk firms with poor data quality and low transparency spamming the polling averages with bad polls.
  • In reality, an aggregation of nonpartisan polls predicted the correct winner in every Senate battleground and would have predicted the margin substantially more accurately than the partisan GOP pollsters which flooded the averages in almost every major race.
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How Donald Trump Excuses His Bigotry

News and Politics - Slate Magazine By Dahlia Lithwick
  • Donald Trump, who had dinner and fun times last week with virulent antisemite Kanye West (now known as Ye) and white-supremacist-slash-Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes, initially defended himself by claiming that he had no idea who Fuentes was .
  • The problem with the “I didn’t know” defense, which Trump has never stopped deploying to cover his own worst behaviors, is that it is wildly contagious, as Masha Gessen noted after former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told NBC News he didn’t know he was being led on a photo-op through Lafayette Square, in June of 2020, as a pretext to clear out anti-racist protesters.
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The Best Tax System on Earth

TAP : The American Prospect By Ryan Cooper
  • Here, all ordinary wage and tax transactions are processed through a central government system, and TAKS automatically takes out whatever it estimates you owe before the money is deposited in your bank account, along with any welfare payments—like family or unemployment benefits, pension payments, and so on.
  • That said, the Faroese government has implemented both internal quotas and trade agreements to prevent overfishing, thanks in part to a drastic collapse of catches in the mid-1990s that helped trigger an economic crisis, causing the population to shrink by about 10 percent in just a few years.
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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who rose to power after the Tiananmen Square protests and presided over years of explosive growth, died on Wednesday. He was 96.Driving the news: The ruling Communist Party said he died of leukemia and multiple organ failure, state media reported. Zemin served as president from 1993 to 2003, a period that included the transfer of Hong Kong to China and the country’s entry into the World Trade Organization.The big picture: His death comes as China’s COVID response has fueled an unprecedented surge of public anger in the country.The largest protests since Tiananmen in 1989 have been spreading […]Read more >Similar articles >
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7 Senators Urge Biden To Grant Clemency To Leonard Peltier

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  • Seven senators on Tuesday urgently appealed to President Joe Biden to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier, the ailing 78-year-old Native American rights activist whom the U.S. government put in prison 46 years ago after a trial riddled with misconduct and racism.
  • “Mr. Peltier’s continued imprisonment defies the promises of justice, and the power to exercise mercy in this case lies solely within your discretion,” reads a letter to Biden from Democratic Sens.
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National Democrats meet this week to decide fate of Iowa caucuses

Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism By Robin Opsahl, Iowa Capital Dispatch
  • “We proposed those bold changes to streamline the caucus process and keep our spot among the early states in the nominating calendar,” Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn said.
  • The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee is scheduled to recommend a new presidential nominating calendar during its meeting Dec. 1-3 in Washington D.C. The panel decided earlier this year to strip Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina of their traditional leading positions and require them to compete with other states for the coveted spots.
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How The Far Right Is Escaping Biden’s Attempted Crackdown On ‘Ghost Guns’

Politics - U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis
  • HuffPost has found that far-right ghost gun enthusiasts are boldly threatening law enforcement more than previously seen on mainstream platforms, brandishing logos and designs of known anti-government groups such as the Boogaloo Bois and sharing tips on how to evade the new regulations.
  • “ I think most of the ghost gun manufacturers and actors who are in these spaces have a good process in place to ensure they’re just on the right side of the law,” Jonathan Lewis, a research fellow at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, told HuffPost.
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G20 advance international health passport…

Revolver News By Revolver News
  • This is an attempt to revamp the WHO’s so-called international pandemic treaty — an effort to give it sweeping powers to dictate public health measures to countries with the full backing of international law, potentially overriding their national sovereignty.
  • The G20 leaders further stated: “We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalise and build on the success of the existing standards and digital Covid-19 certificates.”
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More than half of top Medical Schools now mandate Critical Race Theory

Sara A. Carter By Sara Carter Staff
  • Approximately 58 of the top 100 medical schools ranked by the U.S. News & World report include CRT in their courses and student training, according to the Critical Race Training in Education database .
  • The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, ranked third in the U.S. News & World report of medical schools, has racial affinity caucusing groups for students to participate in “antiracist work and process the impact of racism on ourselves and our community,” the school’s website reads .
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Why Arturo Castro Savors Playing the Asshole in ‘The Menu’

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Allegra Frank
  • There’s just characters that happen to be Latin… I don’t know if I’ve ever gotten to be with three other fellow Latinos as lead roles in a movie that doesn’t specifically point it out.”
  • Not that he’s actually had any proper failures, creatively—the Guatemalan actor’s career comprises cult-favorite turns in Broad City and Narcos, an Ang Lee film, his own sketch-comedy show, and memorable supporting roles in two of the fall’s most special movies.
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Amid right-to-work laws and anti-labor practices, a new union rises in the South

Salon.com By Kelly Candaele
  • Naomi Harris, 21, and Brandon Beachum, 35, are founding members of the newly established Union of Southern Service Workers (USSW), who gathered in Columbia, South Carolina, on Nov. 17 for a three-day summit to launch their effort.
  • Inspired by the Fight for $15 movement to raise minimum wage laws and improve working conditions, they will forgo using the cumbersome and deeply flawed National Labor Relations Board union election process to obtain their goals.
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Did Putin Astroturf the Libertarian Ron Paul Revolution?

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Louis Anslow
  • Ron Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, while en route to the Jay Leno taping, sent an email to a reporter seeking comment about an investigation exposing a Ukrainian botnet that had sent almost 200 million pro-Ron Paul spam emails—throwing the authenticity of his online momentum into question.
  • The recent news that Jesse Benton has been convicted of funneling Russian money to support Donald Trump (who pardoned him for his involvement in nefarious campaign activities during Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign) has presented an opportunity to take a second look at the “Ron Paul Revolution”—and a number of unreported and under-reported facts.
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Bibi Is Destroying Israel’s Special U.S. Relationship

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By David Rothkopf
  • But, thanks to the recklessness of both Benjamin Netanyahu —soon to become the next Israeli prime minister—and his supporters on the far right in both Israel and the U.S., it is now fair to ask whether that special relationship will endure much beyond its 75th anniversary next spring.
  • Former Israeli diplomat Alon Pinkas said to me, “The relationship may reach a point of inflection in the next 12 months… What is at stake is not a particular policy vis-à-vis Iran or the Palestinians but the core concept of “shared values” that is undermined by the composition, nature and expected policies of the new administration.”
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Kentucky Braces for a Raucous GOP Primary to Try to Unseat Democratic Governor

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Ursula Perano
  • Although polling isn’t out yet, Kentucky politicos generally point toward three candidates as the leading contenders: state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and Kelly Craft, former ambassador to the United Nations under Trump.
  • “Republicans shouldn’t be under any illusion here that, you know, just because it’s a Republican state that we’re guaranteed a Republican governor,” said Scott Jennings, a Kentucky native and longtime GOP strategist.
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Sen. Raphael Warnock Is Finally Going for the Jugular in Georgia Senate Battle

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Sam Brodey, Jake Lahut
  • While the Democrat’s social media messaging and campaign ads still play up his political brand—even reprising his famous “Beagle” ad from 2020 —Warnock has increasingly made attacks on the character and credibility of his opponent, Herschel Walker, a centerpiece of his closing message ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff election.
  • “He has been a little more hard, as people say, with the tweets this time,” said Jeremy Halbert-Harris, who was a senior adviser to the Georgia Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign for the 2020 runoffs.
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Russian Oligarch’s Cousin Funneled Cash to N.Y. Politician

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By William Bredderman
  • The cousin and cash handler for one of Russia’s most notorious oligarchs poured tens of thousands of dollars into electing a newly minted congressman-elect who called Ukraine’s government “a totalitarian regime.”
  • Republican George Devolder-Santos vanquished Democrat Robert Zimmerman this month in the race for a House seat covering parts of Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens—riding a red wave that swept the Empire State this cycle, and washing away two decades of Democratic dominance in the district.
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Meet the QAnon Leader Who Also Happens to Be a Groomer

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Will Sommer
  • A few months later, with B.D. still 15 years old and Godlewski a decade her senior, they began a sexual relationship, according to police records and a sworn affidavit from Godlewski’s victim that was filed in court in November.
  • Thanks to an ill-conceived defamation lawsuit against a local newspaper, Godlewski has put his conspiracy-theory career at risk by inadvertently prompting the release of more details regarding his case, including lurid text messages and a video of his erect penis.
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Jiang Zemin, former president who guided China’s rise, dies at 96

L.A. Times - National News By David Pierson
BEIJING —  Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led his country out of isolation after the crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, has died, state TV said. He was 96.Jiang died in Shanghai, state TV reported on its website.A surprise choice to lead a divided Communist Party after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, Jiang saw China through history-making changes, including a revival of market-oriented reforms, the return of Hong Kong from British rule in 1997 and Beijing’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001. Even as China […]Read more >Similar articles >
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NYPD launches investigation after suspicious substance found at hotel leaves employee sick

FOX News US
  • The discovery of a potentially explosive substance at a hotel in New York City prompted a massive police response Tuesday evening and now police are looking for a man known to law enforcement.
  • In a news conference Tuesday night, NYPD Assistant Chief James McCarthy said officers responded to the Hyatt hotel at 58th Street and Seventh Avenue after a female employee at the hotel fell ill shortly after cleaning a room on the 11th floor around 1:20 p.m.
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Disney+’s ‘Willow’ Series Is Just Like the Movie—Except Much, Much Worse

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Nick Schager
  • Though Willow ostensibly already rescued Elora from harm, Willow informs viewers that shortly after his triumph, he came to suspect that apocalyptic forces were once again on the horizon, thereby compelling him and Bavmorda’s daughter Sorsha (Joanne Whalley, reprising her role) to hide the baby away.
  • Arriving in the wake of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, High School Musical: The Musical – The Series and various Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars efforts —and ahead of The Santa Clauses and National Treasure: Edge of History — Willow continues that tactical trend.
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Landmark legislation to protect same-sex marriages passes US Senate

US News - The latest headlines from the US | Sky News
  • The bill has gained momentum since the Supreme Court's decision in June that overturned the federal right to an abortion - a ruling that included a concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested same-sex marriage could also come under threat.
  • The bill's passage is a sign of shifting politics on same-sex marriages and will provide a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalised gay marriage nationwide .
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Lawful Americans Took Advantage of Black Friday to Stock Up on Firearms

Big League Politics By Jose Nino
  • According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the most recent National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) checks on gun purchases during Black Friday ended up being one of the “Top 10” busiest days in history.
  • NSSF claimed that NICS processed 711,372 background checks in the days leading up to and even on Black Friday itself.
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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in 38 years causing concern, attracting onlookers

FOX News US
  • Officials initially feared that lava flowing down the side of the world's largest volcano would head toward South Kona, but scientists later said the eruption moved to a rift zone on the volcano's northeast flank and that it was not a threat to any communities.
  • Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupted for the first time in 38 years over the weekend, attracting some people to the view while concerning others who have dealt with prior volcano experiences.
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Ideas–Even the Most Foolish Ones–Have Consequences

CounterPunch.org By Walden Bello
  • The “Decline of the West” (also the title of his key work) was inevitable, but he argued it could be postponed if the peoples of Europe would recognize and embrace their common collective cultural and racial identity and decisively reject the corrosive influence of liberalism, with its leveling doctrines of democracy and equality.
  • Well, they may start from that, but humans that they are, some of them try to rationalize their hates and fears into theories that, though detached from reality, literally provide the ammunition that enables their followers to wreak havoc, like the guy did who descended on a store frequented by Black people in Buffalo several months ago in order to kill as many African-Americans as possible.
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Populist Climate Action Requires Thinking About Freedom From Specific Oppressors—Not Just Species Survival

CounterPunch.org By Carter Dillard
  • In September 2022, an international group of climate scientists published a study showing that the world was close to, or in some cases had even surpassed, key tipping points in the climate crisis that would trigger irreversible changes in the world’s ecosystems.
  • And in the case of things like pandemics, where amorphous threats like contagions were framed as threats by the government to deprive us of liberty, they have triggered terrifying populist responses .
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COP27 and the 10 Rules of Corporate Greenwashing

CounterPunch.org By Thomas Klikauer
  • The top-10 corporate greenwashing corporations are: Volkswagen, BP, Exxon, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, IKEA, plastic bottle water companies, major banks, and fashion companies like H&M, Zara and Uniqlo.
  • Meanwhile, the Coca-Cola corporation – world’s worst corporate plastic polluter for four years in a row – has resisted legislation intended to force the company into adopting more environmentally friendly practices.
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Survey of the AgroAbsurd

CounterPunch.org By Bill Hatch
  • It’s not normal or inevitable that any California irrigation district should contract to provide 5 acre-feet of water to its members, about 500 farms owned by a few large, absentee farmers, in control of 3.1 million acre-feet of water from a catastrophically overdrawn river.
  • Power and money will decide the winners and losers of Colorado River water next year and the decision will be sold as, somehow, beneficial to economic growth and the environment.
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CANCEL CULTURE WARS: Comedian fears government officials will abuse power to censor free speech

FOX News US
  • "We've gone from liberal activists convincing business owners not to host us all the way to city government officials essentially racketeering and threatening the venue owners if they're willing to allow us to perform and speak," a Los Angeles-based comedian, Josh Denny, told Fox News.
  • The Los Angeles comedian, who's touring with Anthony Cumia and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, said four venues canceled on their tour over fear of violence from locals who find their humor offensive or object to their political beliefs.
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GOP to grill Biden judicial nominees on Second Amendment, allowing ‘dangerous’ criminals out on bail

FOX News : Politics By Brianna Herlihy
  • Some of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees will face criticism from Republicans at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for their track record of letting criminals out on bail and their legal theories on the Second Amendment.
  • Judge Jonathan James Grey, who was nominated to the District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, last year granted bail for a man charged with embezzling $2 million and who the government considered a flight risk because for his history of domestic violence, weapons use, a DUI conviction, and lying to and hiding from federal agents, according to a Republican committee aide.
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‘Blueprint’ for 2024? DeSantis pens book on going after ‘entrenched elites’ as presidential speculation swirls

FOX News : Politics By Andrew Murray
  • EXCLUSIVE: Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida will chronicle his life in public service in a new book that will publish in late February in what will be seen by political pundits as another step by the conservative champion toward a possible 2024 presidential run.
  • The autobiography by DeSantis, who was overwhelmingly re-elected three weeks ago to a second four-year term steering the increasingly red Sunshine State, is titled "The Courage to Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival."
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JonBenet’s father challenges Colorado governor to meet: ‘time for answers is running out’

FOX News US
  • Most recently, the 78-year-old father of five has been pushing the Boulder Police Department (BPD) to turn over evidence from the case, which has been in their possession since JonBenet's murder, to an independent agency with more advanced DNA testing capabilities than the Colorado government's.
  • Ramsey previously told Fox News Digital that BPD's Nov. 9 announcement about its decision to consult with the Colorado Cold Case Review Team "sounded like more of the same, and that's not what we need."
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Is DACA a Trojan Horse? Multiple Criminal Juveniles Slipping Through

Sara A. Carter By Sara Carter Staff
  • Democrats and immigration activists have long claimed that amnesty for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children wouldn’t include young people with a criminal history, but many of the juvenile beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) were affiliated with gangs and had arrest records when granted the program’s benefits, according to the report.
  • Of this standard, the Center for Immigration Studies report quips, “It is certainly comforting to know that, despite Secretary Napolitano’s assurances, USCIS reserves the right to grant DACA to an alien who poses a threat to national security or public safety, who has been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors.”
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Right Wing Round-Up: Dinner Disaster

Right Wing Watch By Kyle Mantyla
Rachel Maddow: Republican leader Trump’s dinner with racist forces reckoning for normal Americans. Marc Caputo @ NBC News: The inside story of Trump’s explosive dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes. Kathryn Joyce @ Salon: Look who came to dinner: Nick Fuentes (and Ye) want to push GOP toward full-on Nazism. Jonathan Weisman @ The New York Times: Jewish Allies Call Trump’s Dinner With Antisemites a Breaking Point. Zachary Petrizzo @ The Daily Beast: Racist YouTuber Joins Kanye West’s Campaign. Spencer S. Hsu, Tom Jackman and Rachel Weiner @ The Washington Post: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of seditious conspiracy. The post Right […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Man who wears eye patch after shooting himself with his own gun convicted over Capitol riot

US News - The latest headlines from the US | Sky News
  • The jury took three days to find Rhodes and Meggs guilty of seditious conspiracy - a Civil War-era charge that has not been used at trial since the 1995 prosecution of Islamist militants who planned to bomb New York City landmarks, although three other Oath Keepers have pleaded guilty to the charge.
  • The founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy for his involvement in last year's attack on the US Capitol.
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Mayor Eric Adams to Involuntarily Hospitalize Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Breitbart News By Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
  • Under Adams’ directive, New York City police officers, firefighters, and health department officials are allowed to involuntarily commit mentally ill individuals if they “cannot support their basic human needs to an extent that causes them harm.”
  • In announcing his plan, Adams claimed that the idea that city officials were only empowered to involuntarily hospitalize an individual if they are violent was a “myth” that “must be put to rest.”
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South Korea Orders Striking Truckers Back to Work, Truckers Say No Deal

Breitbart News By John Hayward
  • The trucker crisis in South Korea came to a head on Tuesday when the government ordered striking truckers to return to work, even though the truckers say that no deal to address their grievances has been reached.
  • The union of striking truckers is relatively small, but their pivotal role in South Korean industry makes the disruption caused by their work stoppage enormous.
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Trump: Nick Fuentes’s Antisemitic Views ‘Wouldn’t Have Been Accepted’ if He Raised them at Dinner 

Breitbart News By Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
  • Former President Donald Trump said that Nick Fuentes’s antisemitic views “wouldn’t have been accepted” if he raised them during their dinner with Kanye West.
  • In the aftermath of Trump’s dinner with Fuentes and West, many members of Congress, including McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), have condemned Fuentes’s antisemitic views.
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Mitch McConnell: ‘Anyone Meeting’ with Individuals with Anti-Semitic Views ‘Highly Unlikely’ to be Elected President

Breitbart News By Hannah Bleau
  • Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to throw shade at former President Donald Trump this week, asserting that anyone who meets with those who hold anti-semitic or white supremacist views are “unlikely” to be elected president — a likely reference to Trump’s dinner with Kanye West and with an unexpected guest — a Holocaust denier named Nick Fuentes.
  • McConnell’s remark follows the news of Trump meeting with West, along with Fuentes, at Mar-a-Lago last week following the rapper and fashion mogul’s threat to go “death con [sic] 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” and claiming that “Jewish people have owned the black voice,” among other controversial remarks.
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“Dine Kampf.”

Crooked Media By Haley Muse
  • Donald Trump gets dinner with a Nazi, a new special counsel to investigate his crimes, and his Twitter account back.
  • NYT: Garland Names Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries
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Happy Birthday Ms. Chis

Crooked Media By Raven Yamamoto
New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a directive to city agencies on Tuesday to begin involuntarily hospitalizing unhoused people who are, presumably, suffering from mental illness – a move sharply criticized by mental health experts and homeless advocates. Today would have been Shirley Chisholm’s 98th birthday. She was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first woman to seek a major party nomination for president. Rep. Barbara Lee of California, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Chisholm biographer Dr. Anastasia Curwood join us to discuss her life and legacy. And in headlines: President Biden called on […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Trump 2.0 Could Destroy America as We Know It

CounterPunch.org By Chloe Atkinson
  • On the foreign front, Trump reduced America to a laughingstock and brought shame and embarrassment upon the American people.
  • The disturbing prospect of Trump managing to reenter the White House as president has many people worried, but not necessarily only over his policies or his antics.
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‘Momentous and historic’: New Alzheimer’s drug slows memory decline

US News - The latest headlines from the US | Sky News
  • Results from the clinical trial also revealed that the drug lecanemab cleared clumps of a protein called amyloid - thought to be a key cause of the most common form of dementia - from patients' brains.
  • Critically, the drug removed so much of the amyloid protein that the patients wouldn't have had enough evidence of Alzheimer's disease on their brain scans to actually qualify for entry to the trial.
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CNN’s Laura Coates speaks with Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, about his reaction to the Senate’s passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Every Political Debate. Ever.

Latest articles from Crooks and Liars By Chris capper Liebenthal
Brief overview of the video you just watched. Pithy yet insightful comment about the video and/or the situation outlined. Insertion of "Open thread below…" line. Sitting back and enjoying compliments being tossed in my direction. Open thread below… read more […]Read more >Similar articles >
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‘Real’ Journalists Recognize That Prosecuting Julian Assange Poses a Grave Threat to Freedom of the Press

Latest By Jacob Sullum
  • Journalists who reported the information that Assange obtained are guilty of the same crimes, a daunting fact that poses an obvious threat to freedom of the press.
  • In urging the Justice Department to drop that case, the Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País implicitly acknowledge that freedom of the press is meaningless when the government decides who is allowed to exercise it.
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Nick Fuentes Contradicts Kanye Campaign Boss Over Trump Dinner

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By Zachary Petrizzo
Oliver Contreras/Getty ImagesWhite nationalist Nick Fuentes tossed cold water on Milo Yiannopoulos’ claim that the now-infamous meeting between Donald Trump and Kanye West was intended to kneecap the former president. NBC News reported on Tuesday—citing the extremely unreliable Fuentes and Yiannopoulos, among others—that the dinner was a troll attempt to leave Trump politically wounded. “Ye’s political adviser Milo Yiannopoulos has grown disillusioned with Trump & said he was the ‘architect’ of the dinner trap. He said he knew the meeting would leak, & he dispatched Fuentes there ‘just to make Trump’s life miserable,’” NBC reporter […]Read more >Similar articles >
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‘Flagrant betrayal’: Luminaries blast Biden’s Iran envoy for ‘abetting the suppression of liberty’

Just The News - Not The Noise By Aaron Kliegman
  • The joint statement, issued Monday, blamed Robert Malley, who's been spearheading the Biden administration's efforts to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran, for comments by the State Department earlier this month discrediting Iran's most prominent opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK), which seeks to overthrow the Iranian regime.
  • The joint statement said Malley, whose office is housed in the State Department, released the comments about the MEK through a public affairs officer, a claim which Just the News has not been able to independently confirm.
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‘Degrading and racist’: White social worker sues Seattle for CRT-based harassment, retaliation

Just The News - Not The Noise By Greg Piper
  • Critical race theory is more than just the employee training framework inside Seattle's Human Services Department, according to a longtime white social worker who received HSD's "maximum achievement" award just three years into his employment.
  • His problems started in 2016, he claims, when he "repeatedly" told supervisors his work had drastically increased with only a "slight" pay bump and title change, while he was also dealing with a "chronic medical issue." The 2017 clash with his supervisor over his white privilege showed "Diemert was punished for taking FMLA leave because of his race."
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Sam Bankman-Fried Had $100K Left in His Bank Account ‘Last Time I Checked’

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By AJ McDougall
  • Throwing crisis managers everywhere in paroxysms of anxiety, Sam Bankman-Fried simply will not stop talking to reporters in the wake of the fiery $32-billion collapse of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
  • In an ill-advised interview with Axios published Tuesday, the 30-year-old former executive, who at one point was worth $26.5 billion, said he had “no idea” how much he had left in his coffers.
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County under a cloud: Maricopa’s decade-long history of election issues, from 2012 to 2022

Just The News - Not The Noise By Natalia Mittelstadt
  • During the 2012 presidential general election in Maricopa County, key races went undecided for two weeks after Election Day as a result of "record numbers of provisional and early ballots" remaining uncounted after polls closed, according to the Arizona Republic .
  • Numerous issues occurred at vote centers on Election Day in Maricopa County earlier this month, from election machine problems to hours-long lines, according to widespread reports.
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Qatar Admits Up to 500 Died While Building World Cup Facilities

Breitbart News By Frances Martel
  • The head of a top Qatari government agency admitted this week to “between 400 and 500” worker deaths during the construction of facilities for the FIFA World Cup — a much larger figure than the 40 the Islamist regime had admitted to in the past.
  • Qatari officials addressed the first concern by moving the tournament out of the summer to November and the second by enlisting thousands of impoverished migrant workers to build new, state-of-the-art stadiums, hotels, and other facilities.
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Canceled Balenciaga Ad Campaign Featured Book by Painter Who Depicts Castrated Children

Breitbart News By Breccan F. Thies
  • “As a result of Defendants’ misconduct, members of the public, including the news media, have falsely and horrifically associated Balenciaga with the repulsive and deeply disturbing subject of the court decision,” it continues.
  • Balenciaga apologized for the campaigns twice — the most recent being Monday,in which it said, “We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in the narrative.
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Illegal Alien Accused of Placing Hidden Camera in Teen Girl’s Bathroom Shower

Breitbart News By John Binder
  • Horacio Minero-Hernandez, a 39-year-old illegal alien, was arrested by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and charged with two counts of child sexual exploitation after his wife found a video camera in a light fixture in the shower of her teenage daughter’s bathroom.
  • While being questioned, Minero-Hernandez told police he never watched the teenage girl take a shower, alleging that the hidden camera did not work.
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Moscow Rebukes Pope Francis over Remarks on Ukraine War

Breitbart News By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
  • Russia’s state-owned news agency TASS declared the pope was guilty of “race-baiting” and Deputy Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said the pontiff’s statement draws “a dividing line between peoples and religions.”
  • “Russia is outraged at the insinuation of alleged atrocities by Russian service people during the course of the special military operation in Ukraine,” he said.
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4.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Hawaii Coast While Mauna Loa Eruption Continues

Breitbart News By Ethan Letkeman
  • As residents currently do not have to worry about any seismic earthquakes or tsunami activity, there is also no current danger of lava flow threatening downslope communities as a result of the volcanic eruption.
  • However, scientists are keeping a close eye on the lava flow activity due to Mauna Loa’s slope being steeper than other active volcanoes on the island, such as Kīlauea, the Associated Press noted .
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House Democrat Sues Pennsylvania County Board of Elections for Failing to Certify Election Results

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Caden Pearson
  • U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) on Tuesday sued the board of elections of a Pennsylvania county that didn’t have enough paper ballots on Election Day for failing to certify his victory by the Nov. 28 deadline.
  • On Nov. 28, Democrat board members Denise Williams and Audrey Serniak voted in favor of the certification, while Republican board members Alyssa Fusaro and Jim Mangan abstained, according to the Times Leader .
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Missouri Man Executed for Murdering Cop Despite Claims of Prosecutor’s Racial Bias

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By AJ McDougall
  • Kevin Johnson, a Missouri man convicted of killing a St. Louis-area police officer in 2005, was executed by the state on Tuesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court declined for the second time in a week to block the procedure.
  • “Tonight, the State of Missouri killed Kevin Johnson, an amazing father to his daughter Khorry, and a completely rehabilitated man,” Johnson’s lawyer, Shawn Nolan, said in a statement.
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Trump Says He Had ‘Never Heard’ Of White Nationalist Nick Fuentes Before Dinner

Politics - U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis
  • Former President Donald Trump told Fox News on Tuesday he had “no idea” what white nationalist Nick Fuentes’ views were before they dined together at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week.
  • Though the former president said he extended an invitation to Ye, who he claimed “very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said the rapper and designer brought Fuentes to dinner without him knowing.
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The Party Of Fear Is Becoming The Party Of Losers

National Memo By Lucian K. Truscott IV
  • went on to list more fears many Republicans share, but that one stopped me in my tracks, and not because I’ve written books, write a column, and for more than 50 years have depended on readers in order to make a living.
  • The letters page, of course, was the comments section of the era, when readers got their opportunity to vent, telling Voice authors what they thought of them, complaining that their favorite political issue, or their favorite entertainment venue, or their favorite playwright or artist or dance company wasn’t getting the attention it deserved.
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Idaho murders: Former FBI special agent says investigation shouldn’t be ‘hampered’ because of remote learning

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  • Former FBI special agent Jonathan Gilliam told Fox News Digital that he doesn't believe the decision to give students the option of learning remotely will have a negative effect on the investigation, but said police should remain in contact with students.
  • A former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent said the investigation into the fatal stabbing of four students at the University of Idaho shouldn't be hampered because of the school's decision to allow students to learn remotely after the Thanksgiving break.
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Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Lindsey Graham’s ‘Erection’ for Herschel Walker

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By Matt Wilstein
“Speaking of head injuries,” Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday night, pivoting from a story about a Canadian hockey brawl to the Senate runoff in Georgia, “polls are showing Herschel Walker in a dead heat with the incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock.”As the late-night host put it, Republicans are “pulling out all the stops” for Walker, noting that Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in particular have been “spending more time with him than he’s spent with all of his children combined.”After playing a montage of Cruz and an especially fired up Graham going to bat for Walker on Fox […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Steve Kirsch: Watch these four videos…

Revolver News By revolvereditor
  • Since easily falsifiable information exists in the video that will be focused on in any attempt to debunk it, that will significantly weaken its message and allow the vaccine blood clots to be associated with other unprovable conspiracy theories.
  • Although there was much I appreciated about Died Suddenly (e.g. it touched upon the history of elitist population control which I presented detailed evidence of here alongside a summary of the known previous attempts to develop and deploy sterilizing vaccines on the public), I feel the lack of editorial control will be extremely problematic later on.
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Court Docs Reveal Who Gets What in Kim, Kanye Divorce

The Daily Beast Latest Articles By AJ McDougall, Brett Bachman
  • According to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Kardashian, 42, and West, 45, are expected to share joint custody with “equal access” to their brood—North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.
  • Kardashian, who will revert to her maiden name, will be given ownership of the family’s primary residence in Hidden Hills, California, and another property at a ritzy celebrity-favorite golf club in Idaho, according to the court documents—as well as a five-bedroom property West bought next door to the compound in an apparent bid to be closer to the children following the pair’s split.
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Tucker Suggests Apple, American News Media Is For ‘Covering’ For The CCP

Politics – The Daily Caller By Harold Hutchison
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized Apple and American news outlets Tuesday, saying they were “covering” for the Chinese Communist Party.
  • “Unless you read the Daily Mail, which is an English paper published online, you probably didn’t know that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent tanks into a major city last night to put down protests against his rule,” Carlson said during the opening of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
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Ha! Successful Dem Strategy: Quoting Republicans’ Own Words

Latest articles from Crooks and Liars By Kerry Eleveld
  • House Majority PAC cut an ad titled " Actual Quotes " in which school girls read back excerpts of Gibbs' own blog posts.
  • This cycle, the Democratic group House Majority PAC put its own spin on that tack after it was revealed that the Republican nominee for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, John Gibbs, had once lamented the fact that women have the right to vote—in writing, no less.
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Star player diagnosed with pelvic contusion…

Revolver News By revolvereditor
  • The forward went down fighting during Tuesday’s make-or-break matchup against Iran, sending the U.S. men’s national team onto the knockout round thanks to his first-half goal.
  • Christian Pulisic is considered day-to-day after suffering a pelvic contusion in the U.S. men’s national team win over Iran on Tuesday, the squad announced after the game .
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NYC retirees sue Adams administration for $55M… over $15 health-care copays

Breaking NYC News & Local Headlines | New York Post By Carl Campanile, Priscilla DeGregory
  • It claims the city and Emblem Health/GHI are violating a court order to not impose additional costs on retirees for the 20 percent supplemental coverage not covered by Medicare, the federal health program for senior citizens 65 and over.
  • But one health care expert said it’s time for NYC retirees to help the city rein in medical costs.
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Breaking: Posobiec says Elon Musk has found internal communications on every Twitter ban since 2016…

Revolver News By revolvereditor
This could be a bombshell. Even before Elon’s tweet about the Twitter Files, a friend reached out to tell me Elon’s team had found something in their review of censorship decisons They said it was internal comms on every single high-profile ban and shadowban that’s happened since 2016 — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 29, 2022 We eagerly await the release of the Twitter Files. The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened … — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Former acting secretary of the DHS says that criminals are taking advantage of the DACA program

Just The News - Not The Noise By Charlotte Hazard
  • The report from the CIS shows that a lot of the youth applying for DACA had been involved in gang activity and had charges against them for certain crimes.
  • "At the end of the day, it's up to career bureaucrats to adjudicate and decide if folks need to fall out of the DACA program because of certain criminal convictions, apprehensions, misdemeanors, and whatever it might be," Wolf explained.
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Data suggests Alzheimer’s drug may benefit some patients

Just The News - Not The Noise By Ben Whedon
Clinical trials of a new Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, dropped Tuesday evening, indicating that it had demonstrated positive results in treating the condition. “Lecanemab reduced markers of amyloid in early Alzheimer’s disease and resulted in moderately less decline on measures of cognition and function than placebo at 18 months but was associated with adverse events,” reads a summary of the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ”Longer trials are warranted to determine the efficacy and safety of lecanemab in early Alzheimer’s disease.” Manufacturer Eisai and Biogen […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Georgia Man Convicted of Voter Fraud, Slapped with Brutal Punishment for His Crime

Commentary – The Western Journal By Elizabeth Stauffer
  • Following his conviction for voter fraud, William Chase, 62, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for forging a ballot in Georgia’s January 2021 runoff election, according to WTVC .
  • The report, according to the Journal, cites examples of such schemes, including “the 1997 Miami mayoral election that resulted in 36 arrests for absentee-ballot fraud.
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Divided Loyalties? Who Was Former AG Bill Barr Really Serving?

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Lee Smith
William Barr was hired to restore public faith in federal law enforcement. The fact that more people distrust the DOJ and FBI now than they did before his tenure is evidence he failed. By not holding U.S. officials responsible for repeated election interference, he facilitated further abuses of our political system. Now, Barr’s latest attacks on the 2024 GOP frontrunner show he’s joined the anti-democracy forces. In this controversial new episode of Over the Target, Brendon Fallon and Lee Smith shine a light on the real William Barr. * Click the “Save” button below the video to access it later on “My […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Record Numbers Turn Out For Early Voting in Georgia Senate Runoff

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Dan M. Berger
  • Early voting in Georgia’s Senate runoff between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker is setting records, as it did before the November general election.
  • “Georgia voters, facilitated through the hard work of county election and poll workers, have shattered the old early vote turnout, with 300,438 Georgians casting their votes today.
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Senate Rejects Religious Freedom Protections, Approves ‘Respect for Marriage Act;’ Biden to Sign

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Mark Tapscott
  • The first of the three, according to Lankford said the bill reference to “any individual or entity acting under the color of state law” would be subject to penalties for failing to support same-sex or inter-racial marriage.
  • A bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate approved the Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday after rejecting on close votes a trio of detailed amendments that sponsors claimed were required to protect the right of religious freedom of practice and expression.
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U-S-A, U-S-A: World Cup win over Iran marks a new era in US soccer

Opinion – Latest Op-Eds & News Commentary | New York Post By Post Editorial Board
  • The US Men’s National Soccer Team advanced Tuesday to the Round of 16 in the 2022 World Cup by beating Iran 1-0.
  • This success is sure to feed Americans’ growing interest in what other nations call “football ”: Fox Sports’ broadcast of Friday’s opening game against England already set a new record for US soccer viewership, with more than 15.3 million sets tuned in — eclipsing the old record of 14.5 million for the US-set finale of the 1994 Cup.
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A tight job market could help kill the taxpayer-funded college racket

Opinion – Latest Op-Eds & News Commentary | New York Post By Betsy McCaughey
  • At New York University, students who take out federal loans and major in theater, one of the most popular choices, will likely earn an annual salary of only $29,054 three years after graduating, per federal data.
  • At the State University of New York at Purchase, theater is the second-most-popular major among students with federal loan debt.
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White House offers mere mush on China’s protests

Opinion – Latest Op-Eds & News Commentary | New York Post By Post Editorial Board
  • The White House prefaced its support for the right to protest in China with only mild doubts about Beijing’s Zero COVID approach — holding off from stating the obvious: It’s utterly insane.
  • But that leaves plenty of room for the world’s beacon of freedom to call out the evil they’ve embraced, far beyond supporting “the right to peacefully protest.”
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Letters to the Editor — Nov. 30, 2022

Opinion – Latest Op-Eds & News Commentary | New York Post By Post readers
  • The voters of New York wanted and continue to want Bragg as their prosecutor.
  • District Attorneys Alvin Bragg, Larry Krasner and George Gascón are all known for gaslighting the public they were elected to protect [ “The (Ugly) Bragg Difference,” Editorial, Nov. 28].
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Union Joe suddenly turns into Union-Buster-in-Chief — to save himself

Opinion – Latest Op-Eds & News Commentary | New York Post By Post Editorial Board
  • He now wants Congress to force rail unions to take a deal and avert a catastrophic strike, even though some unions have already nixed it.
  • “I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement [reached in September by] railroad workers and operators,” Biden said Monday, insisting no “path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table” exists.
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Gov. Kristi Noem bans TikTok for South Dakota gov’t workers: ‘We will have no part in intelligence gathering for China’

TheBlaze By Carlos Garcia
  • Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an order banning the TikTok social media platform in her state over concerns that the application was gathering information to be used by the hostile communist government in China.
  • Experts have expressed concerns that the popular application appears to be very invasive when downloaded onto phones, and there is evidence that the company is sending users' private information to the Chinese government.
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Former chief of staff to the NSC says the Biden administration is worried about offending the CCP

Just The News - Not The Noise By Charlotte Hazard
  • Former chief of staff to the National Security Council Fred Fleitz says that the Biden administration won't speak out against China's censorship and abuse of its own people because they don't want to offend the Chinese Communist Party.
  • According to Fleitz, the Chinese people know that their government is corrupt and lying, but the China surveillance state is severe and many protesters could end up in jail.
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Meghan Markle Faced “Disgusting And Very Real” Threats To Her Life, A Top UK Police Official Said

BuzzFeed News By Ellie Hall
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex faced “disgusting and very real” threats to her life from UK right-wing extremists, a senior British police officer said.Neil Basu, the outgoing assistant commissioner of Metropolitan Police and former head of counterterrorism for the force, said in an interview released Tuesday that the duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, were specifically targeted by far-right terrorists.”You were in charge of royal protection. How would you characterize the threats that Meghan and Harry received?” Channel 4 reporter Cathy Newman asked the veteran […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Ivanka Trump spent Giving Tuesday in North Carolina distributing food to rural families

FOX News : Politics By Brooke Singman
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ivanka Trump spent Giving Tuesday in North Carolina with Ripe Revival, an organization that works to distribute meat, dairy, fresh produce and other items to food-insecure rural families in the state.
  • During her visit, Trump helped Ripe for Revival pack its mobile market bus with food and later volunteered at one of their weekly distribution sites in Littleton, N.C. The organization has partnered with the Ed Fitts Charitable Foundation and Littleton Academy, a community organization and a school, to establish a voucher program that lets parents shop for groceries with their children after school.
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Joe Biden lauds Senate passage of same-sex marriage bill

The Washington Times stories: Politics By Joseph Clark
  • President Biden on Tuesday praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to codify same-sex marriage rights in federal law and pledged to promptly sign the legislation once passed in the House, as is expected.
  • Hodges made marrying a person of one’s own sex a federal constitutional right, Democrats feared that the conservative-leaning high court may overturn the ruling as it did Roe v.
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Over 2,000 Employers Sign Anti-Woke Pledge to Not Discriminate Against Personal Beliefs, Free Speech of Workers

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Bryan Jung
  • Companies requesting access to RedBalloon’s job board are encouraged to pledge to not discriminate against employees over their private opinions, violate their constitutional rights, invade their medical privacy, or enforce vaccinations without their consent, Crapuchettes told PJMedia in a separate interview on Sept.
  • It is a free legal resource that provides American workers and companies with a clear definition of understanding employee rights and protections when dealing with woke discrimination in the workplace.
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Proposed Tax Credit Bill Would Spur Creation of 500,000 Affordable Homes: Nonprofit

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Greg Isaacson
  • A coalition of nonprofits, industry trade groups, and state housing agencies is calling on Congress to pass a federal tax credit that would support the creation of 500,000 starter homes in low-income areas.
  • Introduced in the House and Senate last year, the bill creates a tax credit that would fund part of the development costs to build or rehabilitate half a million homes over the next decade.
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Illinois Democrat to Lose Committee Chair Following Domestic Violence Allegations

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Bradley Martin
  • The state senator has since filed a motion in court ( pdf ) for discovery in an attempt to identify the public employee who distributed copies of the police report filled with allegations of emotional and physical abuse involving his now ex-wife.
  • In September, Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker called on Hastings to resign, along with state Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) who has been charged in federal court with bribery in his dealings involving a red light camera company.
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News Wrap: University students in China sent home after weekend protests

PBS NewsHour - Politics
In our news wrap Tuesday, universities in Beijing and other Chinese cities sent students home after weekend protests against COVID restrictions and the country’s leaders, a new Pentagon report estimates China is rapidly building its nuclear arsenal and closing the gap with the U.S. and the city of Houston, Texas lifted a boil-water notice for more than two million residents. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Appeals court says Air Force ‘wrongly relied’ on broad formula to deny religious objections to vax mandate

FOX News : Politics By Kelly Laco
  • The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction protecting unvaccinated Air Force service members from being punished or involuntarily terminated from the military due to religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
  • The ruling comes in an ongoing class action lawsuit at the 6th Circuit to grant relief to over 10,000 unvaccinated active duty, reserve, and National Guard Air Force and Space Force members who submitted a religious exemption to the Pentagon's vaccine mandate and were denied or are awaiting a decision.
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Biden administration’s border woes increasing, as 2022 draws to a close

FOX News : Politics By Adam Shaw
  • A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the U.S. government’s use of the Title 42 public health authority to expel a majority of migrants at the southern border is unlawful.
  • After a 2022 that saw record numbers of migrants hit the southern border, the Biden administration’s ongoing border and immigration challenges are only increasing – as it stares down a looming end to its ability to expel migrants under Title 42, and an incoming Republican Congress demanding answers.
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NYPD launches dedicated squad to combat subway pickpocket spike

Breaking NYC News & Local Headlines | New York Post By David Meyer
  • “As the ridership and trains have become more crowded, we have seen an increase in grand larceny this year — 51% so far,” Transit Chief Jason Wilcox told MTA board members at a bus and transit committee meeting.
  • While grand larcenies are up over last year, their overall numbers remain below 2019 levels, or pre-pandemic, when ridership was higher, according to the latest NYPD data.
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12 GOP Senators Help Democrats Erode Americans’ Right To Act On Religious Convictions About Marriage

The Federalist By Jordan Boyd
  • Instead of using amendments as prerequisites for their support, these Republicans opened the door for their congressional colleagues to reject three separate attempts to give the bill robust legal protections for religious Americans who believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
  • Twelve Republicans disregarded their constituents ’ wishes and aided Democrats in deriding the First Amendment rights of religious Americans by passing the deceptively-named Respect For Marriage Act without including any of their colleagues’ proposed protective amendments.
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McCarthy Says GOP Opposition to His Leadership Could Allow Democrats to Choose the Next Speaker

Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times By Joseph Lord
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that Republicans opposing his bid for the speakership could lead to Democrats “picking who the speaker is.”
  • While McCarthy defeated Biggs for the Republican nomination, winning 188 votes to Biggs’ 31 votes in the closed-door conference meeting, the man who would be speaker still lacks the votes from his caucus to win the top House spot next year.
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Oklahoma Singer Dies in Sleep Hours After Wedding

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By Alec Karam
lina aidukaite/GettyOklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep Sunday, just hours after celebrating his marriage to his wife Brenda. The 37-year-old’s sudden death shook the state’s music scene with tributes pouring out to honor the fallen country singer. His wife took to Facebook early Monday to post a video from their wedding with the caption, “I don’t understand.” “He was just a straight-up good dude and not only worked on his own music but tried to help pave the way for some other artists that hadn’t really recorded yet,” Mike McClure, member of The Great Divide, told The Oklahoman. Flint had recorded four albums […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Nigerian Stowaways Survive 11-Day Journey to Canary Islands on Ship’s Rudder

Latest From The Cheat Sheet® By AJ McDougall
Salvamento Maritimo/Handout via ReutersThree men who snuck onto an oil tanker’s rudder as it departed Nigeria for the Canary Islands were found alive after the 2,800-mile journey—though they appeared worse for wear after suffering from dehydration and hypothermia, according to Spanish officials. The trio, all Nigerian, were hospitalized after being retrieved from the 183-meter Alithini II on Monday. Two of the three stowaways were later returned to the ship to be deported, a local government spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday, while the third remained under medical care. Spanish law dictates that migrants who do not seek political asylum […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Watch: ‘Just the News, No Noise’ with GOP Rep. Murphy, former acting DHS Secretary Wolf

Just The News - Not The Noise By Just the News staff
Tonight’s featured guest is North Carolina Republican Rep. Greg Murphy. Also appearing will be former acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, and George Mason University Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Weifeng Zhong. The show runs weekdays at 6 p.m. EST and may be live-streamed on the Real America’s Voice Network. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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McConnell says there is ‘widespread agreement’ on need to pass an omnibus

Just The News - Not The Noise By Ben Whedon
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said Washington lawmakers shared a "widespread agreement" on the need to pass an omnibus spending package in December.
  • McConnell said "defense and Ukraine" funding were "at the top of the list" for Republicans, but they were concerned over Democratic bids for discretionary spending, according to The Hill.
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NYC student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ City College — then freed without bail

Breaking NYC News & Local Headlines | New York Post By Melissa Klein, Elizabeth Rosner, Tina Moore
  • In its message to the school community, City College said that its public safety office “acted on the threat with the NYPD and the FBI, and the student was promptly identified and arrested.”
  • City University of New York officials issued a warning to the school community on Monday about the case involving 21-year-old Din Bajrektarevic, who has been suspended and barred from campus.
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NY nursing home owners stole $18M, leaving residents in ‘inhumane’ conditions: suit

Breaking NYC News & Local Headlines | New York Post By Priscilla DeGregory
  • Attorney General Letitia James announced her lawsuit against The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion, claiming it was “one of the worst offenders” of nursing homes that put profits over patient care, leading to a crisis when COVID-19 struck in 2020.
  • The owners of an upstate New York nursing home are accused of siphoning over $18 million in government funds – leaving residents to languish in “inhumane” conditions that only got worse during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday.
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NY man gets 17 years in prison for ‘vicious and shocking’ attack on Asian woman

Breaking NYC News & Local Headlines | New York Post By Mark Lungariello
  • Tammel Esco, 42, was seen in the caught-on-video attack in March punching the victim more than 125 times and stomping her with construction boots in what Westchester County’s top prosecutor called one of “the most vicious and shocking hate crimes” in the New York City suburb’s history.
  • “Because of the viciousness and hate of Tammel Esco, I lost the place I called home for over 24 years, the place where I raised my daughters, and my longtime neighbors,” the victim said in a statement read in court, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s Office.
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The Maddening Tale of Russian Refugees at the U.S. Border

News and Politics - Slate Magazine By Fred Kaplan
  • A foreign-policy disaster is looming along the southern U.S. border, involving the treatment of asylum-applicants—not from various South American trouble-spots this time, but rather from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
  • President Biden has frequently portrayed international politics as a competition between democracy and authoritarianism, seeing the main task of U.S. foreign policy as proving that American democracy can solve “big problems” and provide a better life for its citizens.
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Split widens between labor, Biden on move to impose contract on railroad workers to avert strike

The Washington Times stories: Politics By Dave Boyer, Jeff Mordock and Dave Boyer, Jeff Mordock
  • President Biden and congressional Democrats moved Tuesday with Republicans to impose a freight rail agreement on balky unions to prevent a crippling strike, exposing a rift between the president and his labor base heading into the 2024 election cycle.
  • They said Mr. Biden, who bills himself as the most pro-union president in history, was betraying his supporters and ignoring workers’ efforts to negotiate paid sick leave.
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Ayatollah Khomeini’s niece urges ‘conscientious’ governments to cut ties with Iran’s regime

FOX News International
  • The niece of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini has urged for governments to cut ties with Tehran over its suppression of anti-regime protests .
  • "I ask the conscientious people of the world to stand by us and ask their governments not to react with empty words and slogans but with real action and stop any dealings with this regime," she said in a video posted by her brother after her arrest on Nov. 23.
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These Beloved Himbos May Restore My Faith in Men

Jezebel By Audra Heinrichs
  • PRINZE: Listen, after watching this movie, even at 46 years old, there was a level of anger that I still had toward my father and the choices he made, and I don’t know how to say this the way I want to without breaking down completely, but I don’t hate him anymore.
  • PRINZE: What you just said made me think of self-worth and how so many artists struggle with it at different times in their careers, where they may not feel worthy of the roles or the praise they’re receiving.
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14 Very Chill Gifts For Stoners Of All Kinds

Refinery29 By Charlotte Lewis
  • We're here to help you navigate the best weed-centric gifts to send the stoners in your life this holiday season and beyond.
  • With so many family and friends joining in the rapidly growing population who appreciates greenery, bestowing a cannabis-centric gift can be a real high note to the holiday.
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Collateral damage: Ukraine war derails diplomacy as Russia scraps nuke talks with U.S.

The Washington Times stories: Politics By Ben Wolfgang
  • Even as the U.S. and its NATO partners move forward with aggressive military backing of Ukraine and economic sanctions on Russia, the White House had hoped to use the Cairo meeting to move forward on a New START extension and prove the two countries can still work together when necessary.
  • The long-awaited talks in Cairo, meant to pave the way for an extension of the vital New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, would have been the first such discussions between the former Cold War foes since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February.
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Oath Keepers Elmer Stewart Rhodes, Kelly Meggs found guilty of seditious conspiracy

Daily Kos By Brandi Buchman
  • For their attempt to stop the nation’s peaceful transfer of power by force on Jan. 6, 2021, a jury has found the leader of the extremist Oath Keepers organization Elmer Stewart Rhodes and co-defendant Kelly Meggs guilty.
  • Florida Oath Keeper leader Kelly Meggs was found guilty of seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging his duties and tampering with documents.
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Judge dismisses Arizona GOP AG candidate’s election lawsuit as premature

Just In | The Hill By Zach Schonfeld
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Randall Warner said Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee (RNC), which joined the suit, cannot file an election contest until after Arizona certifies the election, currently scheduled for Monday.
  • A state judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit from Arizona Republican attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh contesting this month's election, arguing it was filed prematurely.
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What you need to know about Georgia Senate runoff

Just In | The Hill By Julia Mueller
  • The midterms aren’t over yet in Georgia as incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker jockey for the state’s Senate seat in an intense runoff race after neither candidate scored more than half the vote in the first go.
  • Georgia has seen high voter turnout throughout the midterms, and the runoff race is pulling in record numbers even weeks after November's Election Day.
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The disturbing links between climate change and modern-day slavery

Just In | The Hill By Gary Haugen, opinion contributor 
  • International Justice Mission (IJM), a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence, observed this connection in South Asia where we combat forced labor slavery.
  • Slavery and environmental destruction flourish where criminal impunity prevails and legal protection for both people and the environment is lacking.
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Editorial: China got COVID wrong, and now Xi Jinping is paying the price

Chicago Tribune By The Editorial Board
  • At protests across the country, demonstrators have been holding aloft blank sheets of paper as a gesture against the Chinese government’s bids to censor or bury social media posts about the spread of dissent, and about the government’s role in an apartment building fire last week in the far western city of Urumqi.
  • What is clear, however, is that Chinese citizens are fed up with outdated, draconian anti-COVID measures that are doing far more harm than good to China’s people and economy.
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Japan looks for counterstrike missile capabilities: reports

FOX News International
  • The Associated Press reported on Nov. 22 that a Japanese government-commissioned panel said in a report to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that drastic defense buildup including the use of preemptive strike is "indispensable" to counter growing threats in the region.
  • Japan’s efforts to bolster its defense against growing threats in the region are currently underway, which includes looking into acquiring counterstrike capabilities, according to reports.
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SC Supreme Court Orders Mark Meadows To Testify In Trump Probe

Bipartisan Report By Caleb Newton
  • Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff in Trump’s White House at the time of the Capitol riot and was supportive of and involved in the then-president’s ambition to stay in power despite losing that year’s presidential race, has been ordered to testify for a Georgia criminal investigation into pro-Trump election meddling.
  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the Georgia probe, has routinely sought approval from judges local to where out-of-state witnesses live in pursuing their testimony, and she has been largely — although not entirely — successful.
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Washington woman suspected of serial arsons charged with murder after being linked to new crimes

FOX News US
  • Sarah Ramey, 42, is facing charges of first and second degree murder after being linked to a string of fires including a New Year’s Eve fire that resulted in the death of 83-year-old James Elliot, according to documents obtained by KCPQ-TV .
  • The fire at Elliot’s home was initially believed to have been accidental and concluded Elliot had died from smoke inhalation but investigators later determined that Ramey was involved after she allegedly used his credit cards to buy more than $6,200 worth of goods at Lowe’s hardware store in Tacoma, Washington.
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