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12:20 PM ET, November 24, 2016

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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.
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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: Politico and Political Wire
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:
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win  —  President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise election victory earlier this month, a frequency that is notably lower — at least so far — than that of his predecessors, current and former U.S. officials said.
Brandon Finnigan / BuzzFeed:
Why Trump Really Won Wisconsin And Pennsylvania  —  Two weeks after the shock of Donald Trump's victory wore off and reality set in, some are alleging that the voting in key Midwestern swing states was somehow “hacked.”  These people contend this may be the real reason three states …
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FiveThirtyEight:
Demographics, Not Hacking, Explain The Election Results
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
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 …
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 …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Emails Released by Mayor de Blasio's Office Detail Reliance on Outside ‘Agents’  —  After months of wrangling with reporters and in court over the disclosure of emails, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday released a third batch of its correspondence with outside advisers …
Discussion: Gothamist and CBS New York
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Josh Dawsey / Wall Street Journal:   Mayor Bill de Blasio Releases Some Email Correspondence With Political Consultant
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mashable, Business Insider and TheBlaze
Eric Ham / The Hill:
Why the GOP shouldn't get too cocky after winning in November  —  The race for the White House has officially ended and by all accounts, the GOP scored a resounding victory.  —  In 2017, Republicans will control an overwhelming majority of governorships and state houses, along with the White House and Congress.
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Trump adviser tells House Republicans: You're no longer Reagan's party  —  's economic adviser Stephen Moore told a group of top Republicans last week that they now belong to a fundamentally different political party.  —  Moore surprised some of the Republican lawmakers assembled …
Discussion: TheBlaze and RedState
America's Voice:
This Thanksgiving, A Reminder of the Contributions of Immigrants  —  As the nation readies for Thanksgiving celebrations, it's a good time to remember the contributions made to the Thanksgiving meal by immigrants, particularly undocumented workers.  Their work provides the food for your family.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Trump to accept corporate donations for inauguration: report  —  will relax donation restrictions on corporations and individuals to raise money for his inauguration, according to The New York Times.  —  But he will ban contributions from lobbyists, a follow-up to his team's purge of lobbyists from the transition effort.
Discussion: alan.com
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:   Trump to Accept Inauguration Funds From Corporations and Big Donors
Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Trump Praised His Turkish Business Partner In A Call With President Erdogan  —  Dogan Holding, which owns Trump Towers Istanbul, has butted heads with Erdogan's government.  —  WASHINGTON When President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Nov. 9 …
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.
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors ‘immigration’ to defeat USA  —  The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and “outbreeding nonmuslims” who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book.
Discussion: Jihad Watch, VDARE and TheBlaze
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel sends anti-squirrel politician to hospital  —  A Chicago politician was seriously injured when he crashed his bike into a squirrel - and he wonders if the smash-up was an act of rodent revenge.  —  Howard Brookins Jr., an alderman for the city's 21st ward …
Discussion: Fox News
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
How to prevent Thanksgiving Armageddon  —  In my politically diverse extended family, Thanksgiving was always a happy version of “Crossfire” or “Firing Line,” the occasion for raucous debates over the future of our country.  My childhood and early teen years coincided with the 1960s, so the discussions sometimes got bitter.
Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
Blaming Clinton's Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult  —  To say that the past two weeks — past two months, and perhaps two years — have been punishing for America's women and people of color is surely an understatement.  —  During the presidential campaign, many Americans …
Discussion: No More Mister Nice Blog and Vox
Philissa Cramer / Chalkbeat:
What a Betsy DeVos appointment can tell us about Trump's education plans  —  Update: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary.  —  DeVos, an advocate for school vouchers, has chaired the Michigan Republican party and played …
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as secretary of state
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Tod Palmer / Kansas City Star:
NCAA investigating alleged academic fraud at Mizzou
Esther Yu Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Congressman says white supremacists and civil rights protesters are equally ‘disgusting’
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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