Monday, December 4th, 2023


A federal appeals court ruled that Donald Trump can be sued over the events of Jan. 6, rejecting his argument that, as president at the time, he was immune from liability for any of his remarks. (More)

 The number of people who have no trust at all in the media reached its highest point this year, illustrated in a new graphic that charts media trust from 1970 to today. (See Chart) 

Five GOP senators, led by Marco Rubio, asked the White House to ban travel between the U.S. and China over an ongoing spike in respiratory illnesses in China. (More)

 The leader and two other senior members of a super PAC backing Gov. Ron DeSantis left the group this weekend, six weeks before the Iowa caucuses. (More)

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Did you know that 75% of wine drinkers get allergy-like symptoms from wine?

Wine-related side effects such as headaches, congestion, face flush, upset stomach, and hangovers are all caused by compounds called sulfites and histamines.

Until recently, there hasn’t been a way to remove these compounds from your wine.

Introducing The Wand: A portable wine purifier that removes over 95% of histamines AND sulfites from your glass of wine in minutes.

The Wand’s patented all-natural purification technology uses resin beads to actively absorb 95% of all sulfites and histamines from your wine. In fact, it’s the ONLY product on the market that can remove both of these compounds! The Wand…

  • Reduces nasty side effects
  • Enhances flavors and aromas
  • Works with all wine (Red, white, rose, sparkling)
  • Is easy to use

How does The Wand remove harmful compounds AND improve the flavor? Watch this video and see for yourself!


➤ The San Francisco 49ers got a measure of revenge Sunday by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 42-19 in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game, which the Eagles won. (More)

Scottie Scheffler won the Tiger Woods-hosted Hero World Challenge Sunday, winning $1 million by finishing 20 under par. Woods played all 72 holes, a first for him in years, and shot even par. (More)

The Dallas Mavericks made NBA history with a 30-0 run Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter. The unanswered run lasted seven minutes, but the Mavericks still lost the game 126-120. (More)

TCU’s basketball team beat Georgetown with a last-second three-pointer, but replays appeared to show the player stepping out of bounds first. College rules don’t allow for a review in that situation. (See Replay)

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Apple and Paramount are in preliminary talks to bundle their two streaming services into one package, according to the Wall Street Journal. Media stocks jumped Friday on the news. (More)

➤ U.S. Steel announced plans to lay off 60% of the 1,300 workers at its mill in Granite City, Illinois. Town officials say the layoff of up to 600 employees will devastate the small town. (More)

The Kraft Heinz Co. is bringing dairy-free macaroni and cheese to the U.S. for the first time. The company’s 85-year-old Mac & Cheese will replace dairy with fava bean protein and coconut oil powder. (More)

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The Wand was developed by a father and son team, Dr. David Meadows and his son Derek.

Both father and son suffered from wine headaches. Like true scientists, they didn’t suffer in silence — they set out to understand the problem and to solve it.

Together, father and son spent two years in the laboratory looking for a solution to the side effects of wine. The ‘Eureka moment’ came one day in the lab when David and Derek found the precise means to selectively remove histamines and sulfites without otherwise changing the chemistry of wine.

We could see that our filtration was working, but when we tried that big, bold Cab and it was every bit as delicious as it was in the tasting room in Napa, we knew we had it,” says David.

Science & Technology

➤ NASA plans to launch the Peregrine Lunar Lander to the moon on Christmas Eve, the first launch under the new freight-oriented Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. (More)

➤ A robot eel that glides effortlessly underwater has been built by researchers eager to understand how eels can swim so far on an empty stomach in search of food. (See Video)

The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning color shot of the Butterfly Nebula, created by a dying star casting off layers of extremely hot gas in the form of “wings.” (See Nebula)

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Monday Manifest

➤ The fourth GOP debate is Wednesday night, with potentially only three candidates: Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy. Donald Trump instead will hold a “Town Hall” on Fox News the night before. (More)

The Jewish holiday of Hannukkah begins Thursday night and runs for eight nights of candle-lighting through Friday, Dec. 15. The holiday celebrates a last-ditch stand by Jews more than 2,000 years ago. (More)

➤ The annual Country Music Awards, the biggest night for country music artists, will be telecast on ABC this Wednesday night and streamed on Hulu on Thursday. (More)

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A Venezuelan zoo saw the birth of the country’s first three white lion cubs, which look like adorable balls of fluff, to be born in captivity. There are only a dozen white lions left in their native South Africa. (See Photos)

➤ Simon Beck, a former mapmaker, now builds enormously intricate geometric snow drawings worldwide using a compass and his snowshoes. (See Drawings)

An analysis of TripAdvisor reviews produced a list of the luckiest casinos in Las Vegas based on slot machine payouts. The Mirage ranked as the casino most likely to produce a jackpot. (See List)

Poll Position

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life
  2. Elf
  3. Die Hard
  4. Home Alone
  5. A Christmas Story
  6. A Christmas Carol (any version)
  7. White Christmas
  8. Love Actually
  9. Other

Saturday’s Results:

What sport do you enjoy watching the most on TV?

  1. Football: 40%
  2. Basketball: 7%
  3. Baseball: 11%
  4. NASCAR: 7%
  5. Hockey: 6%
  6. UFC: 4%
  7. Tennis: 5%
  8. Golf: 9%
  9. Other: 11%

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“We’re not going to go in there saying, ‘Oh, this is Alabama, a team that’s won and won and won and won and won.’ No. We’re that team.”

— Blake Corum, Michigan star running back, to reporters on the college championship matchups. 

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