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8:35 AM ET, December 4, 2023


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Trump's revenge?  GOP braces for daily blasts from ‘orange Jesus’  —  His reascension, as nominee or the eventual winner, threatens to spark the same clashes with the Hill GOP that took a heavy toll on the party.  —  Congressional Republicans are steeling themselves for a return to daily life …
Matt Dixon / NBC News:NEW!
How Roger Stone convinced Trump not to attack Ron DeSantis in his home state  —  An excerpt from the upcoming book “Swamp Monsters” by NBC News reporter Matt Dixon tells the tale of how Trump's team lobbied the political troublemaker to help them out.
Discussion: The Messenger and Business Insider
New York Times:
Why a Second Trump Presidency May Be More Radical Than His First  —  Donald Trump has long exhibited authoritarian impulses, but his policy operation is now more sophisticated, and the buffers to check him are weaker.  —  Donald Trump has long exhibited authoritarian impulses …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Newsbusters and Fox News
Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
Ron DeSantis bashes Trump and teases plans to ‘supersede’ Obamacare
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump's Defense to Charge That He's Anti-Democratic? Accuse Biden of It
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
The Pentagon says a US warship and multiple commercial ships have come under attack in the Red Sea  —  An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
U.S. Central Command:
Houthi Attacks on Commercial Shipping in International Water Continue  —  SOUTHERN RED SEA — Today, there were four attacks against three separate commercial vessels operating in international waters in the southern Red Sea.  These three vessels are connected to 14 separate nations.
Associated Press:
Former US ambassador arrested in Florida, accused of serving as an agent of Cuba, AP source says  —  A former American diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested in a long-running FBI counterintelligence investigation, accused of secretly serving as an agent of Cuba's government …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Former U.S. diplomat arrested in FBI spying probe  —  Former Ambassador and diplomat Manuel Rocha was arrested in Miami after a long-running counterintelligence investigation.  —  According to the Associated Press, Rocha is being accused of working as an agent of Cuba's government.
Liz Mair / New York Times:
To Win on Abortion, Republicans Must Reckon With What ‘Pro-Life’ Means Today  —  Electoral results since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision should tell a lot of people in the Republican Party something they absolutely do not want to hear: Even rank-and-file G.O.P. voters …
Discussion: The Hill
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
The Dirty Tricks the GOP Is Using to Keep Abortion Off the Ballot in 2024
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
John Kerry says no coal plants should be ‘permitted anywhere in the world’  —  U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said he thinks coal plants should not be “permitted anywhere in the world.”  —  During a speech at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Kerry said he is becoming …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
'Everybody's daughter': The rape victim behind Kentucky's viral abortion ad  —  Hadley Duvall helped Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear win reelection — and she's ready to campaign again in 2024  —  MIDWAY, Ky. — One month before the governor thanked her for his victory, Hadley Duvall had already won.
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
U.S. Is Pressing Israel and Hamas to Resume Talks, White House Official Says  —  John Kirby said that Hamas was to blame for the breakdown in the negotiations, and that Israel was heeding U.S. advice on limiting civilian casualties.  —  The U.S. government is making an intense effort …
Zachary Leeman / The Messenger:
Swalwell Predicts Kevin McCarthy Will Be Next Expelled From Congress  —  The California congressman predicted the former speaker of the House won't last long following a physical scuffle with Tim Burchett  —  JWPlayer  —  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is predicting Republicans will move …
Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
White House Warns Money for Ukraine Will Run Out by Year's End  —  Without new aid, U.S. will be unable to continue providing weapons and equipment to Kyiv, which would ‘kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield’  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. will be unable to continue providing weapons and equipment …
Wall Street Journal:
One Supreme Court Case Could Mess Up Chunks of the Tax Code  —  Justices will debate the meaning of ‘income’ under the 16th Amendment  —  WASHINGTON—A case that could punch holes in the federal tax code heads to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.  —  The court will hear arguments in Moore v. U.S. …
U.S. Department of Defense:
‘A Time for American Leadership’: Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum (As Delivered)  —  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III  —  Good morning, everyone.  And Ben, thanks for that kind introduction.
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
‘Time to Be Bold’: Advice for Democrats from a Quietly Powerful Governor
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The Guardian:
Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels
Chelsea Harvey / Politico:
Open secret at climate talks: The top temperature goal is mostly gone

From Mediagazer:

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Spotify plans to lay off ~17% of its workforce, or ~1,500 staff, to “rightsize” its costs, citing slow growth and rising capital costs, after cutting 6% in June

Anthony Ha / Engadget:
A look at the escalating battle between YouTube and ad blockers, as YouTube speeds up its methods to detect blockers and rolls out new ways to serve ads

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
James Dyson loses his £1M libel case against Mirror Group after a High Court judge rules Dyson was not caused “serious harm” by a January 2022 Mirror article

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