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3:10 AM ET, December 6, 2016


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Christopher Suprun / New York Times:
Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump  —  Dallas — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States.  Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Rogue electors brief Clinton camp on anti-Trump plan  —  Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp …
Discussion: Hot Air and Political Wire
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:   Republican Texas elector won't vote for Trump
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Lessig, lawyers to offer support to anti-Trump electors
Discussion: The Week
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Trump transition official is active on white nationalist social media platform  —  Michael Flynn Jr. hopes to get his father, Trump's pick for national security adviser, to switch to Gab.  —  Michael Flynn Jr.—the son of Trump's pick for national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn …
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Incoming national security adviser's son, who peddles conspiracies, has a government transition email  —  (CNN)The son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, who Sunday night peddled a false conspiracy theory about a DC pizzeria, has an official government transition email address.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Fake news, real violence: ‘Pizzagate’ and the consequences of an Internet echo chamber
Discussion: Power Line
German Lopez / Vox:
Pizzagate, the fake news conspiracy theory that led a gunman to DC's Comet Ping Pong, explained
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:   Stelter says Trump is a ‘conspiracy theorist’
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Michael Flynn's tweet wasn't actually about #PizzaGate, but his son is now defending the baseless conspiracy theory
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste  —  The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews …
Christine Wang / CNBC:
Joe Biden predicts he will run for president in 2020, adds that he is not yet ‘committed’  —  Vice President Joe Biden told a small group of reporters Monday that he may run for president in 2020.  —  “Yeah, I am.  I am going to run in 2020,” Biden said when asked if he would run for office again.
Discussion: AOL
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Biden raises possibility of 2020 presidential bid  —  Vice President Biden on Monday raised the possibility of a presidential bid in 2020.  —  “I am going to run in 2020,” Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future.  “What the hell man, anyway.”
Associated Press:
Biden in 2020? With a Smile, He Says He's Not Ruling It Out
Discussion: Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump's Message Sparks Anger in China  —  President-elect's Taiwan call, tweets signal his approach will be more adversarial  —  The verbal confrontation between President-elect Donald Trump and the Chinese government escalated on Monday, as China responded harshly to attacks by Mr. Trump on its economic and security positions.
Tal Kopan / CNN:
Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change  — Republicans are critical of the scientific consensus that human activities are exacerbating global climate change  —  Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with Al Gore — one of the most vocal advocates of fighting climate change.
David Wright / CNN:
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner plan move to DC
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Al Gore has ‘extremely interesting’ meeting with Trump
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Why Pat McCrory Lost and What It Means in Trump's America  —  Pat McCrory's now official defeat in the race for Governor of North Carolina has real implications for the progressive movement nationally in the era of Trump.  —  The dominant reason given for McCrory's defeat will be the unpopularity of HB2 …
Governor McCrory statement on 2016 election results
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Freedom Caucus opposes GOP's Obamacare replacement plan  —  The Republican congressman who made his name as the instigator of John Boehner's ouster last year was set to take the reins of the House Freedom Caucus on Monday night.  —  And first up on Rep. Mark Meadows' to-do list …
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Mistrial declared in case of South Carolina officer who shot Walter Scott after traffic stop
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rush: If done right, a gigantic infrastructure stimulus could be popular and an economic boon  —  Via the Blaze.  If you're surprised by this, you need to go back to what he said in September about Ivanka Trump's maternity leave plan. … We've spent 35 years having the “big government versus small government” fight.
Discussion: TheBlaze, Rush Limbaugh and Instapundit
Stephanie Land / Washington Post:
Trump's election stole my desire to look for a partner  —  In August, I went on six dates in one week.  I had decided that I was ready to look for a partner.  Enough of this dating unavailable men a half-decade younger than me.  They'd never seriously consider a relationship with me, my two children and our needy dog.
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Heightened security at L.A. transit stations after threat to blow up Universal City station  —  People on the platform at the Metro Red Line Universal City station in 2014 (Christina House / For The Times)  —  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is stepping up security …
Discussion: LAist, KTLA and The Root
Susan Page / USA Today:
Exclusive: Tony Blair sees dangerous times ahead for Western democracies  —  WASHINGTON — Former British prime minister Tony Blair warns that political upheaval from Great Britain's Brexit vote in June to the collapse of the Italian government on Sunday signals the most dangerous time for Western democracies in decades.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In an anti-recount filing, Trump's lawyers say the election was ‘not tainted by fraud or mistake’  —  Three leading Republicans were asked over the weekend whether or not they agreed with Donald Trump's tweeted assertion that millions of voters had cast illegal ballots (part of Trump's effort to rebut his popular vote loss).
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Cosby loses bid to block prosecutors from using his deposition at sex-assault trial
Discussion: The Root
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
In Dakota Access pipeline controversy, Obama's ties to tribes played pivotal role
Discussion: ABC News
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Allen West meets Pence, Flynn at Trump Tower
Clare Ansberry / Wall Street Journal:
Breaking Up With Your Church Over Politics
Discussion: Hot Air
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judicial Watch asks judge to release videos in Clinton email case
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Criminal Complaint in Comet Ping Pong Shooting
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Cliff Schecter / The Daily Beast:
How David Clarke Bridges Donald Trump's Gun Nuts and Vladimir Putin's Kleptocrats
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Gen. John Kelly seen as leading contender for DHS
Discussion: TheBlaze
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump selling ‘official’ presidential hat for $40
Megan Brilley /
Woman with incurable disease faces backlash from Social Security after Royals fans raise money to get her to a game
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox 59
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Republicans look to make it easier to install Mattis as defense secretary
Discussion: LewRockwell and Morning Consult
Scott Wong / The Hill:
GOP leader declines to back Trump tariff plan
Discussion: Business Insider and RedState
Elana Schor / Politico:
Democrats to give Trump Cabinet picks the Garland treatment