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4:15 PM ET, November 24, 2016


 Top Items: 
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
New Yorker profile: Flynn broke ‘stupid’ rules during Army career  —  Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn routinely broke rules and security measures during his career with the Army, he told The New Yorker for a new profile.  —  Flynn, Donald Trump  —  's newly named national security adviser …
Discussion: and Raw Story
Dana Priest / New Yorker:
The Disruptive Career of Michael Flynn, Trump's National-Security Adviser  —  The first time I met Michael Flynn, whom President-elect Donald Trump tapped last week to be his national-security adviser, he was wearing the Army's weekend uniform—a baggy polo shirt and khaki pants …
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Trump to tap investor Wilbur Ross for Commerce secretary: reports  —  is expected to choose Wilbur Ross Jr. to become the next Commerce secretary.  —  Two senior-level Trump transition team sources told ABC News that Trump will select the billionaire, who is considered by many to be one of Trump's earliest supporters.
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Trump expected to tap billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary  —  Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the “king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary …
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Kurt Schlichter /
Be That Obnoxious Conservative Uncle At Thanksgiving  —  Thanksgiving is a magical time when families gather together in a traditional celebration featuring gratitude, joyous fellowship, and the cruel mockery of insufferable millennial relatives.  We are also seeing the rise of a new Thanksgiving tradition …
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Campaign: Stein has raised enough for Wisconsin recount  —  Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has raised enough money for a recount in Wisconsin, her campaign said early Thursday.  —  Donations totaled at least $2.7 million in less than one day, according to a fundraising page on her web site.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Brexit leader Nigel Farage moving to the US: report  —  Brexit leader Nigel Farage is planning to move to the U.S., according to a new report.  —  The Times reported Thursday that Farage and his wife, Kirsten, are planning to leave the U.K.  —  Insiders told the newspaper that Farage …
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Trump to accept corporate donations for inauguration: report
Discussion: New York Times
Colin Campbell / Raleigh News & Observer:
Republicans claim 43 voters are ineligible felons.  Many of them aren't.  —  Larry Smith got an odd phone call last week: Someone had filed to throw out his vote, claiming he was a felon serving an active sentence.  —  Smith, who lives in Stokes County, is no felon.
Discussion: The Intercept and Vox
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
No, Trump, We Can't Just Get Along  —  Donald Trump schlepped across town on Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper.  —  As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of his positions:
Joe Marusak / The Charlotte Observer:
Muslim kindergarten student assaulted by teacher at CMS elementary school, civil rights group claims  —  The nation's largest Muslim civil rights group called Wednesday for an investigation into what it said were assaults by a female teacher on a Muslim kindergarten student at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary school.
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704  —  In the closest race for president in Michigan's history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704 vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  —  The Michigan Secretary of State posted results Wednesday that were submitted …
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Trump's Christmas ornament flooded with bad Amazon reviews  —  's $149 “Make America Great Again” hat Christmas ornament with bad reviews poking fun at the president-elect.  —  President-elect Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday unveiled $149 “Make America Great Again” Christmas ornaments …
Discussion: RedState
Centers for Disease Control:
Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2013  —  Tara C. Jatlaoui, MD1; Alexander Ewing, MPH1; Michele G. Mandel1; Katharine B. Simmons, MD1; Danielle B. Suchdev, MPH1; Denise J. Jamieson, MD1; Karen Pazol, PhD1 (View author affiliations)  —  Abstract  —  Problem/Condition: Since 1969 …
Eran Sidis / Jerusalem Post:
Greece, Croatia to send planes to help Israel fight fires … Developing: 80,000 evacuated around Haifa; Shin Bet and Police investigating background, Police Chief says not all fires caused by arson.  —  Any of the fires currently sweeping across Israel that were lit by arsonists …
Discussion: Israpundit and The Geller Report
David Caplan / ABC News:
Dashcam Captures Attempted Ambush of Idaho Police Officer by Fugitive Hiding in Trunk  —  A police cruiser's dashcam caught an Idaho police officer fending off an ambush from a fugitive hiding in the trunk of his mother's car during a traffic stop Monday night.
Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
German Santa Sacked After Sharing Anti-Child Marriage Post Online  —  A Christmas market Santa Claus was sacked in Germany after sharing a post from the hipster-right Identitarian movement which called for action against the increasing number of child marriages in the country.
Josh Dawsey / Wall Street Journal:
Mayor Bill de Blasio Releases Some Email Correspondence With Political Consultant  —  City Hall discloses thousands of pages of redacted emails between mayor, aides and Jonathan Rosen  —  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration released late Wednesday thousands of pages of emails between …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Emails Released by Mayor de Blasio's Office Detail Reliance on Outside ‘Agents’
Discussion: Gothamist and CBS New York
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Mike Pesca / Slate:
The Alt-Right Is Using Trump
America's Voice:
This Thanksgiving, A Reminder of the Contributions of Immigrants
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as secretary of state
Discussion: RedState, The Hill and Business Insider
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
How to prevent Thanksgiving Armageddon
Edward Morrissey / The Week:
The snarling contempt behind the media's fake news hysteria
Discussion: Big Think and Hot Air
Eric Ham / The Hill:
Why the GOP shouldn't get too cocky after winning in November
 Earlier Items: 
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel sends anti-squirrel politician to hospital
Discussion: Fox News
Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
Blaming Clinton's Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult
Tod Palmer / Kansas City Star:
NCAA investigating alleged academic fraud at Mizzou
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Trump adviser tells House Republicans: You're no longer Reagan's party
Discussion:, TheBlaze and RedState
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win