The Rest of Today’s Headlines 12/1/2022


In an unanimous vote, House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., to succeed Nancy Pelosi as their leader.

  • Jeffries, the first black American to lead a party in Congress, has been criticized by Republicans as radical progressive for his positions on racially charged issues like slavery reparations.
  • Jeffries, the first black American to serve in the role, has been dubbed a “radical progressive” and faced criticism from Republicans for his support for racially charged issues, such as reparations for black Americans.
  • “Systemic racism has been in the soil of this land since 1619,” Jeffries said last year during a House Judiciary Committee hearing discussing a potential commission to study reparations.


Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday signed an executive order barring local officials, contractors and agencies from using TikTok on state devices.

  • “South Dakota will have no part in the intelligence gathering operations of nations who hate us,” Noem said in a statement.
  • “The Chinese Communist Party uses information that it gathers on TikTok to manipulate the American people, and they gather data off the devices that access the platform.”