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Wall Street Journal:
Joe Biden Fills Out His Economic Team  —  President-elect's picks include Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget and Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisers  —  WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate a team of liberal and centrist economic advisers …
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Washington Post:
Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Jennifer Psaki, a veteran Democratic spokeswoman, will be Joe Biden's White House press secretary, one of seven women who will fill the upper ranks of his administration's communications staff.
Transition / President-Elect Joe Biden:
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Announce Members of White House Senior Communications Staff  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The King of Trump TV Thinks You're Dumb Enough to Buy It  —  Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.  —  In 2004, Hillary Clinton was in the Senate and Christopher Ruddy had some making up to do.
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Fired director of U.S. cyber agency Chris Krebs explains why President Trump's claims of election interference are false  —  Chris Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was put in charge of the agency handling election security by President Trump two years ago.  When Krebs said the election …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The lame-duck checklist  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THIS MAY BE THE ONLY FULL WEEK both the House and Senate will be in D.C. for the lame-duck session of Congress.  And the backdrop is grim: The pandemic is hitting its height, the economy is showing some signs of struggle, and society is, again, being tested.
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Ben White / Politico:   Deese to be Biden's top White House economic adviser
Bloomberg:
Biden to Name Tanden as Budget Chief, Likely Riling GOP
Discussion: CBS News, NBC News and New York Post
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:   Biden Expected to Name Top Economic Officials This Week
Washington Examiner:10 minutes ago
Biden's security picks a worrisome sign for Iran policy  —  Why on Earth would the United States rush to rejoin the unreformed 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the Iran nuclear accord?  —  We have two observations here.  —  First, there should be no doubt that the Iran nuclear deal was an unmitigated failure.
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Dear Joe, It's Not About Iran's Nukes Anymore10 minutes ago
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end
Douglas Schoen / The Hill:10 minutes ago
Joe Biden would rescue world alliances with Antony Blinken  —  Joe Biden nominated Antony Blinken, who is a former deputy secretary of state under Barack Obama and an advocate for world alliances, to the role of secretary of state.  The decision indicates that the next administration …
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
‘My mind will not change in six months’: In first post-election TV interview, Trump renews baseless claims of voter fraud
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
We Won't Forget and We Won't Forgive What Trumpists Did to America  —  It's not enough to merely enjoy their agony and humiliation.  It's not enough to hope they'll be shamed and correct their behavior.  Have you not met these people?  —  BEAST INSIDE … The dark is rising for Trump's sycophants, toadies and enablers.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Biden's doctor says he has hairline fractures in his foot after slipping while playing with his dog  —  Washington, DC (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has hairline fractures in his “mid-foot” and will “likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” his doctor said in a statement Sunday …
Discussion: New York Times and Slate
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Donald Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC as Georgia worries mount  —  Advisers to Donald Trump Jr. are launching a super PAC to prod the president's supporters to vote in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, as Republicans grow concerned that Trump's backers will boycott the elections.
Politico:
Trump administration leaves states to grapple with how to distribute scarce vaccines  —  The Trump administration is shunting to the states hard decisions about which Americans will get the limited early supplies of coronavirus vaccines — setting up a confusing patchwork of distribution plans …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Mark Scolforo / Associated Press:
Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.
CNN:
Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden's CIA director  —  (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is still weighing who will lead the Central Intelligence Agency, but Tom Donilon is no longer under consideration for the post, CNN has learned.  —  Two sources familiar with the matter say Donilon …
New York Times:
Black Voguers Populate Billboards in a Times Square ‘Midnight Moment’  —  The opportunity to stage “Black Magic” in Times Square “was a great proposition to do something transgressive,” said the artist Rashaad Newsome.  —  Just before midnight every evening in December …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
'They'll freeze them out': Democrats fear Senate Republicans will block Biden's judges  —  It's not just the Senate majority on the line in Georgia's runoffs.  It's also Joe Biden's chance to reshape the courts.  —  Should Senate Republicans win the fight to keep their majority …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Molly McCann / The American Mind:10 minutes ago
The Big Tech Occupation  —  Technocrats are imposing foreign law on American jurisdictions.  —  Big Tech has infiltrated the American homeland and is imposing speech laws that resemble those of Europe, challenging the authority and longevity of the First Amendment.
Jemima McEvoy / Forbes:
Trump Claims FBI And Justice Department May Have Helped Rig Election  —  Despite having finally assented to allowing his administration to cooperate with the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden, President Trump on Sunday continued to spout baseless voter fraud claims …
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Jack Brewster / Forbes:
Trump: ‘My Mind Will Not Change In Six Months’ About Election Outcome
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Political lying as tribal signaling  —  It's like getting a tattoo to prove you're in a gang  —  Why have so many Republicans and right-wing media figures embraced Donald Trump's obviously made-up claims of voter fraud?  Rationally, they must know that all of the allegations are lies.
Zachary Brennan / Politico:NEW!
Moderna to seek emergency FDA authorization for coronavirus vaccine  —  Moderna will file Monday for an emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration, becoming the second company to do so.  —  The vaccine developer said it would simultaneously ask …
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Biden's security picks a worrisome sign for Iran policy   Find
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Douglas Schoen / The Hill:
Joe Biden would rescue world alliances with Antony Blinken   Find
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Dear Joe, It's Not About Iran's Nukes Anymore   Find
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Charles Fain Lehman / Washington Free Beacon:
American High Schools Go Woke   Find
 
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Kenya Evelyn / The Guardian:
US hits four million monthly Covid-19 cases as Fauci warns of holiday surgeNEW!
Discussion: CNN
Charles Fain Lehman / Washington Free Beacon:
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Lily Wakefield / PinkNews:
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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
The House members already facing the redistricting chopping block
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Jon Ossoff lost the first high-profile race of the Trump era. Can he win the last one?
Discussion: National Review and Bloomberg
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
Dehumanising: Israeli groups' verdict on military invasions of Palestinian homes
 Earlier Items: 
The Guardian:
At least 110 dead in Nigeria after suspected Boko Haram attack
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Rahm Emanuel floated for Transportation secretary
Fox News:
Bobby Jindal & Wes Anderson: Hispanic support for Republicans growing as Democrats move leftward
Associated Press:
Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Kushner to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar seeking deal to end crisis
Steve Inskeep / New York Times:
Trump Looms Large Now, but Maybe Not Forever
Discussion: Raw Story
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill