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8:55 PM ET, November 30, 2015


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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Whisper Campaigns And “Zipper Problems”: How Jeb Bush's Allies Tried — And Failed — To Stop Marco Rubio  —  On the night of the 2010 midterm elections, a portly, silver-haired Jeb Bush stood on a stage in the courtyard of Miami's luxe Biltmore Hotel, appearing to choke back tears.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
As Cruz gains, GOP senators rally for Rubio
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate GOP to meet, discuss ObamaCare repeal
Discussion: Liberaland
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Obamacare repeal may finally land on Obama's desk
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
Black Pastors Rail Against Closed-Door Meeting With Trump, Citing Racist Language And Incitement  —  Dozens of African American pastors gathered behind closed doors with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump at his office in New York City on Monday.  The Trump campaign originally told press the pastors …
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump insists ‘most’ black pastors endorsing him
Discussion: Liberaland
Irin Carmon / MSNBC:
Abortion opponents defend their movement after Colorado shooting  —  In the wake of Friday's deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, groups that oppose abortion are defending themselves against the charge that their rhetoric helped inspire the killer.
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Fiorina: Spin after clinic attack ‘typical left-wing tactics’10 minutes ago
Discussion: WHTM-TV
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
GOP chairwoman defends abortion probe after Planned Parenthood shootings
Discussion: Politico and PoliticusUSA
Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
The 2016 Pirelli Calendar May Signal a Cultural Shift  —  When Agnes Gund, the 77-year-old philanthropist and president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, got the call, she thought: “That's odd.  What's that got to do with someone like me?”  —  When Fran Lebowitz, the 65-year-old author …
Discussion: Jezebel and The Frisky
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
Amy Schumer and Serena Williams' Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls  —  For more than half a century, Italian tire maker Pirelli has released an annual calendar full of photos of supermodels in pin-up poses wearing skimpy lingerie or nothing at all.
Discussion: New York's PIX11
Daily Mail:
Pirelli Calendar 2016 sees Serena Williams, Patti Smith and Amy Schumer pose
Discussion: Independent Journal
Walker Bragman / Salon:
More like Reagan than FDR: I'm a millennial and I'll never vote for Hillary Clinton  —  I never thought I'd be encouraging people to not vote for the Democratic nominee for president.  But I am  —  I am a 27-year-old, politically active, progressive millennial voter.
Discussion: Independent Journal
Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune:
1 in custody in threat at University of Chicago linked to Laquan McDonald shooting  —  University of Chicago security officers patrol the Hyde Park campus quad on Nov. 30, 2015. … An online threat to kill 16 white male students or staff in retaliation for the shooting of Laquan McDonald forced …
Alissa Scheller / The Huffington Post:
2 Degrees Will Change The World  —  More Floods, More Drought Inevitable.  How Bad Do We Want It To Get?  —  World leaders are meeting in Paris this month in what amounts to a last-ditch effort to avert the worst ravages of climate change.  Climatologists now say that the best case scenario …
Discussion: Slantpoint
The White House:
Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP2115 minutes ago
William Saletan / Slate:
Forget Syria.  The most dangerous religious extremists are migrants from North and South Carolina.  —  Another terrorist attack.  Another grim tally of the dead and wounded.  Another killer full of hate, from a land that breeds such men.  Like millions of migrants before him, the perpetrator crossed the border unchallenged.
IMF:10 minutes ago
IMF's Executive Board Completes Review of SDR Basket, Includes Chinese Renminbi  —  The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the regular five-yearly review of the basket of currencies that make up the Special Drawing Right (SDR).
Andreas Rivera / Standard-Examiner:
Police: Mother, daughter and friends go on egg tossing spree  —  RIVERDALE — A 44-year-old Ogden woman has an unusual way of bonding with her daughter — one that landed her with criminal charges after a night of widespread vandalism.  —  Jennifer Terry was charged with class A misdemeanor causing a catastrophe in October.
Discussion: New York's PIX11
Spiegel Online:
Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State's Rise:  —  ‘We Were Too Dumb’  —  Interview Conducted By Matthias Gebauer and Holger Stark  —  Without the Iraq war, Islamic State wouldn't exist today, former US special forces chief Mike Flynn openly admits.  In an interview …
Devin Henry / The Hill:
White House presses GOP on ISIS  —  The White House is pushing congressional Republicans to formally authorize military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and institute new rules to prevent terrorism in the United States.  —  The press comes in the wake …
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Fox News' Steve Doocy: ‘I Actually Remember’ Muslims Cheering On 9/11  —  “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy came to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's defense on the show Monday, saying he “actually” remembers hearing about Muslim Americans cheering the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
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Josh Blackman / Josh Blackman's Blog:
Posner: The 14th Amendment is “Old, Cryptic, or Vague.”  But What About Article III?  —  The Yale Journal asked Judge Richard Posner to re-review William Eskridge's 1996 Book, The Case for Same-Sex Marriage.  In his initial review in 1997, Posner rejected the right to same-sex marriage as a constitutional matter.
Discussion: Washington Post and Instapundit
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German Officials Warn of New Security Risk: Local Extremists Recruiting Refugees10 minutes ago
Arit John / news:
Presidential Candidates Attempt to Cash In With Cyber Monday Sales
Discussion: ABC News
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Six GOP presidential candidates will attend Ryan, Scott poverty forum
Discussion: news
Daniel Bates For / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Juror in the Jodi Arias trial fell in love with murderess and held out against the …
Kate Taylor / New York Times:
Algebra Scores Prompt Second Look at Revamped Regents Exams
Brian M. Rosenthal / Houston Chronicle:
Texas to refugee groups: If you let in a Syrian, we might sue you
Discussion: Guardian and Washington Times
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Eric Dyson / New Republic:
Yes She Can  —  Why Hillary Clinton will do more for black people than Obama
Kiri Blakeley For / Daily Mail:
Father suspected of ‘murdering seven-year-old son and feeding his remains to pigs’
Blake Seitz / Washington Free Beacon:
Conference Organizers Hit the Buzzer as Obama's Climate Speech Goes 11 Minutes Over Schedule
Orrin G. Hatch / Washington Times:
The wall separating faith and public life must be torn down
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
Jeff Sparrow / Guardian:
We can save atheism from the New Atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Eschaton
Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune:
State sues prisoners to pay for their room, board
Discussion: Jezebel, Mediaite and The Week