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2:45 PM ET, November 24, 2016

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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 …
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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: alan.com
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 …
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: RedState, 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:
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 …
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Trump to accept corporate donations for inauguration: report
Discussion: alan.com and New York Times
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 …
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New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States
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.
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
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, Vox and The Root
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
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
 
 
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Mike Pesca / Slate:
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Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
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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: The Hill and Business Insider
Edward Morrissey / The Week:
The snarling contempt behind the media's fake news hysteria
Discussion: Big Think and Hot Air
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel sends anti-squirrel politician to hospital
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Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
Blaming Clinton's Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult
Discussion: No More Mister Nice Blog and Vox
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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: alan.com, TheBlaze and RedState
Esther Yu Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Congressman says white supremacists and civil rights protesters are equally ‘disgusting’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Former Sanders Spokeswoman: “We Don't Need White People Leading The Democratic Party”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and twitchy.com
 

 
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Australian Financial Review Editor-in-Chief Michael Stutchbury plans to step down after 13 years, as AFR owner Nine Entertainment cuts 200 jobs to save $30M

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Academics say publisher Taylor & Francis hadn't told them about selling access to authors' research as part of a $10M+ Microsoft AI deal, nor let them opt out

 
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