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8:05 AM ET, November 30, 2020


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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 …
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 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.
Ben White / Politico:   Deese to be Biden's top White House economic adviser
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.
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 …
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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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Zachary Brennan / Politico:
Moderna to seek emergency FDA authorization for coronavirus vaccine   Find
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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:
American High Schools Go Woke10 minutes ago
Lily Wakefield / PinkNews:
Anti-LGBT+ Christian activist claims Joe Biden is forming a ‘transgender atheist army’25 minutes ago
Fran McNulty / RTÉ:
UK potato import ban could affect ‘chipper chips’ taste
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