Former President George W. Bush spoke out against the direction American democracy has turned to under President Donald Trump, saying, "Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children." He did not, however, directly reference Trump.
- Trump, on Twitter, suggested this morning that the FBI, the Democrats, and the Russians may all be colluding on distributing that "Steele Dossier" that alleged ties between him and the Russian government.
- John Kelly, Trump's chief of staff (and a retired general whose son was killed in Afghanistan), has come to Trump's defense over how the president spoke to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger.
- The Pentagon has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances of that ambush in Niger that ended in the deaths of four Green Berets
- Trump also sat down with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello and gave his own federal team a rating of 10 in how they responded to hurricane damage.
- Crowds with various loudly expressed opinions on things (including police) have gathered at the University of Florida in Gainesville for white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech.
- Ohio Republican Lawmaker Rep. Pat Tiberi is resigning from office come January.
- Alphabet, Google's parent company, has just invested $1 billion in financing in ridesharing company Lyft. On its blog, Lyft notes that their services are now available to 95 percent of the American population.
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A Trump Judicial Appointee's Blistering Opinion Is a Reality Check for Republicans Who Still Think Biden Stole the Election
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.
Requiring meatpackers to pandemic-proof their facilities will have unintended consequences.