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by Lowell

Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 12.

  • Cop28 live: talks expected to extend beyond official summit end after ‘insufficient’ draft text
  • Climate summit in Dubai headed for overtime as bitter division over fossil fuels delays agreement
  • Countries Most at Risk Call Proposed Climate Agreement a ‘Death Warrant’
  • Revealed: more than 160 representatives with climate-denying track records got Cop28 access
  • A New UN ‘Roadmap’ Lays Out a Global Vision for Food Security and Emissions Reductions (“Critics applaud food-related ambitions at COP28, but say they don’t address livestock emissions and rely too much on bioenergy.”)
  • COP28 climate talks enter last day with no agreement in sight on fossil fuels
  • Greens erupt as fossil fuel ‘phaseout’ is dropped from proposed climate deal
  • Give Climate Change the Name It Deserves: Fossil-Fueled Destruction
  • At Cop28 it feels as if humanity’s shared lifeboat is sinking. There are only hours left to act
  • Countries battle to save COP28 climate deal after row over ending fossil fuels
  • Pledges to slash methane pollution at COP28 are leaving out one big thing (“Spolier: Cows.”)
  • Petro-states and fossil fuel lobby steer climate deal towards global catastrophe
  • Sanctions aren’t working: How the West enables Russia’s war on Ukraine
  • U.S. and Ukraine Search for a New Strategy After Failed Counteroffensive
  • Senate immigration negotiators doubt they’ll get a deal to unlock Ukraine aid this week
  • Tillis calls Vance remarks on Ukraine ‘total and unmitigated bull‑‑‑‑’ (Vance is really evil. Who voted for him and why?!?)
  • Zelenskyy will arrive on Capitol Hill to grim mood as Biden’s aid package for Ukraine risks collapse (“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will arrive on Capitol Hill to a darker mood than when he swooped in last winter for a hero’s welcome.”)
  • GOP doubts rise on Ukraine-border deal despite last-ditch Zelensky trip
  • Prospects dim on deal to unlock Ukraine aid before year’s end
  • Zelenskyy is making a last-ditch push to get more U.S. weapons and aid for Ukraine
  • Putin has bet against the U.S. Now is the time to prove him wrong.
  • House Speaker Johnson Insists Ukraine Aid Package Include U.S. Border Measures (“An isolationist wing in the Republican Party is putting lawmakers at odds on national security” A pro-Putin wing, effectively.)
  • Zelenskyy in Lilliput: Someone Shrunk Ukraine’s War Coalition
  • Israel and the US face growing isolation over Gaza as offensive grinds on with no end in sight
  • Biden Warns Israel That Public Opinion Can Shift in Hamas War
  • Qatar sent millions to Gaza for years – with Israel’s backing. Here’s what we know about the controversial deal
  • Israeli hostage freed by Hamas describes conditions and says ‘time is running out’ for captives
  • Israel pummels southern Gaza as hunger tightens grip
  • Israel’s Evacuation Decrees Leave Gazans Confused
  • Iraq scrambles to contain fighting between US troops and Iran-backed groups, fearing Gaza spillover
  • Macron government in crisis after migration bill defeat
  • China Wraps Key Economic Meeting to Determine 2024 Growth Goal
  • China is ramping up its ability to disrupt key U.S. infrastructure, officials say
  • Biden’s New Friendship With Modi Is Already Under Threat
  • A migrant surge is driving Europe to the right — and centrists are flailing
  • Drug lords go on killing spree to hunt down corrupt officers who stole shipment in Mexico’s Tijuana
  • US Year-Ahead Inflation Views Drop to Lowest Since April 2021
  • US CPI Expected to Stay Flat and Give Fed Room for Cuts
  • Watch What People Do, Not What They Say About the Economy
  • The Supreme Court hands down a small but unexpected victory for LGBTQ people (“Do therapists have a right to tell patients to ‘pray away the gay’? The Court is leaving that question open.”)
  • How Bad Is Antisemitism in America, Really? (“It’s much more prevalent on the right than on the left”)
  • Special counsel Jack Smith asks the Supreme Court to rule quickly on whether Trump can be prosecuted
  • Special Counsel Asks Supreme Court to Decide Whether Trump Is Immune From Prosecution
  • Special counsel reveals plans to use Trump’s phone data at trial
  • Donald Trump’s “Dictator” Promise Is No Joke (“The MAGA base is cheering on Trump’s antidemocratic rhetoric, which the media should take very seriously.”)
  • The Biden impeachment inquiry’s shaky foundation
  • GOP locks down votes for Biden impeachment inquiry (Insanity.)
  • Fox News Hosts Say Republicans Have No Evidence to Impeach Joe Biden (ZERO.)
  • Biden campaign accuses pro-impeachment ‘MAGA Republicans’ of taking ‘marching orders’ from Trump
  • Scoop: House Freedom Caucus drama erupts over its next leader (“An influential member of the House Freedom Caucus won’t run for a leadership spot, citing a recommendation by the group’s board that Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) serve as its next chairman.”)
  • A deadly delivery highlights ‘falsified’ heat records at USPS
  • Heather Williams, president of DLCC: ‘Republicans are not listening to voters’ on abortion
  • Red States and Blue States Are Becoming Different Countries
  • Democrats’ state legislative committee names new president
  • Biden vs Trump would be a close rematch, with RFK Jr a threat to Biden, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows
  • The Texas abortion case blows up the abortion ban rationale
  • A Texas Case Shows That Abortion Ban Exemptions Are a Sham
  • Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Woman Who Sought Court-Approved Abortion
  • Texas woman who sought court permission for abortion leaves state for the procedure, attorneys say
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest move on abortion highlights Democrats’ 2024 push
  • Giuliani’s Defense Says $43 Million in Damages Would Be ‘Death Penalty’
  • Rudy Giuliani defamation damages trial set to begin in DC
  • Dem lawmaker accuses Stefanik of ripping off Harvard letter
  • The Harvard and UPenn presidents walked into a trap in Congress
  • Yes, Magill’s comments were offensive. But calls for her removal were wrong.
  • How Harvard, Penn and MIT’s presidents made such a fatal error in their free speech defense (“It’s lesson one in just about any Comms 101 lecture: Know your audience. The university leaders who testified last week before a combative congressional panel could have used a refresher course…The university presidents were so over-prepared for a trial, they forgot to answer like a human being.”)
  • Project Veritas CEO Steps Down, Citing ‘Strong Evidence Of Past Illegality’
  • As advertisers flee Musk’s X, Democrats splurge on political ads (Not acceptable.)
  • What the Hell Is Elon Musk Doing at X? 5 Theories of the Case
  • Elon Musk Isn’t Coming Back From the Far-Right Fever Swamps (Totally off the deep end.)
  • Manosphere influencers are promoting abuse and violence against women (“Young men are being influenced by misogynistic figures like Andrew Tate, Sneako, and Jon Zherka. Parents in particular should be aware of the dangers these figures pose.” The absolute worst of social media.)
  • George Santos Says He’s Making Over $80,000 a Day on Cameo (“Being expelled from Congress appears to be the best thing that ever happened to George Santos.”)
  • Former Rep. George Santos in plea deal talks with prosecutors, court filing says
  • Hunter Biden moves to dismiss Delaware gun charges
  • There are reasons for Capitals and Wizards to move. They’re all sad. (“It feels like a straight swap: an existing, urban neighborhood that used to pulse with life even when the Caps and Wizards weren’t home is out. A contrived, suburban neighborhood will be built from scratch. Part of a city’s soul for the soullessness of a glorified real estate development.”)
  • Key Virginia lawmakers back arena deal for NBA’s Wizards, NHL’s Capitals
  • DC sports teams could move from Capital One Arena to Va.’s Potomac Yard area as part of newly approved plan
  • Lawmakers vote in favor of plan to bring Capitals, Wizards to Virginia (“A new facility for both teams would anchor a massive mixed-use complex in Alexandria’s Potomac Yard area, including underground parking and a concert venue.”)
  • Sen. Warner: What’s going on in D.C. ‘an embarrassment’
  • Rep. Don Beyer, Rep. Jamie Raskin and 44 Colleagues Advocate (including Rep. Bobby Scott, Rep. Jennifer McClellan) for Strong Climate Standards in New Clean Hydrogen Tax Credit Implementation
  • Katie Porter told a fellow House Democrat to ‘go be a Republican’ after she complained about Democratic amendments to a Trump-era immigration bill (“According to a new book, Porter told Rep. Abigail Spanberger to ‘go be a Republican’ after she complained about Democratic amendments.”)
  • Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger joins On The Hill to discuss her run for governor
  • Audio: Ten of Glenn Youngkin’s Biggest “Whoppers” from His Bloomberg News Interview This Morning (The journalist interviewing him, by the way, let him spew out those whoppers for 34 minutes, with essentially zero pushback or correction.)
  • Youngkin Staying on Sidelines of GOP Presidential Contest – For Now
  • Federal government proposes sale of offshore wind lease off Virginia Beach coast
  • Dominion regulator recommends rejection of utility’s long-term plan (“A utility regulator with the State Corporation Commission is recommending the body reject Dominion Energy’s most recent long-term plan because of its inclusion of new natural gas plants.”)
  • After two years of planning, Va. wins over $1 million in federal funds for wildlife crossings
  • Youngkin: Budget to include more funds to fight antisemitism
  • State psychiatric hospitals remain overcrowded, understaffed
  • JLARC: Admissions to Virginia’s psychiatric hospitals are way up
  • New Amtrak funding could bring passenger rail from Hampton Roads to Charlottesville, Roanoke
  • Editorial: Growth of apprenticeships helps workers and regional employers
  • Governor announces funding proposal for ‘Virginia’s Research Triangle,’ including Roanoke, New River Valley
  • Youngkin proposes boosting VCU, UVa and VT’s medical research efforts
  • Richmond City Council appoints new councilmember to take over Ninth District
  • Commentary: In Prince William, a prosperous future depends on embracing data center investments
  • Charlottesville’s plans to boost density could threaten UVa’s expansion, says Board of Visitors member
  • Nearly 120 animals seized, tiger euthanized, from Va. roadside zoo
  • Police: Man armed with handgun, knives at Prince William Co. church faces attempted aggravated murder charges
  • D.C.-area forecast: Sunny, seasonably cool and calm before late-week warming
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