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5:40 PM ET, November 26, 2016

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Marc Erik Elias:
Listening and Responding To Calls for an Audit and Recount  —  Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton.
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Brent Griffiths / Politico:
Trump rages as Clinton helps recount  —  Just when you thought it was over, the acrimonious presidential race is back.  —  Nearly three weeks after Election Day, the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns went back into battle mode Saturday in the wake of Wisconsin's pending recount.
Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
Clinton Campaign Will Participate in Stein's State Recounts  —  Little chance to overturn results seen but ‘principle’ remains  —  Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan could redo vote counts  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin …
Eric Geller / Politico:
White House insists hackers didn't sway election, even as recount begins  —  The Obama administration said it has seen no evidence of hackers tampering with the 2016 presidential election, even as recount proceedings began in Wisconsin.  —  “We stand behind our election results …
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump calls recount effort a ‘scam’
Discussion: RedState
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:   Clinton Campaign to Participate in Recount Sought by Green Party's Stein
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:
Clinton Will Join Wisconsin Recount
Discussion: Politico and alan.com
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Officials Defend Integrity of Vote, Despite Hacking Fears
Prime Minister / pm.gc.ca:
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro  —  The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:  —  “It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba's longest serving President.
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The White House:
Statement by the President on the Passing of Fidel Castro  —  At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people.  We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and in the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways …
Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
Trump's Brutally Honest Castro Statement Proves He's No Obama  —  President-elect Donald Trump called now deceased former Cuban president Fidel Castro a “brutal dictator” whose legacy represents decades of death and oppression.  —  That's a stark contrast from President Barack Obama's statement …
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Rubio blasts Obama's ‘pathetic’ Castro statement  —  (R-Fla.) lashed out at President Obama on Saturday for not taking a harsher stance against Fidel Castro in a statement issued after the former Cuban leader's death.  —  “President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro …
Anthony DePalma / New York Times:
Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90  —  Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.  —  Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War …
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Trudeau expresses ‘deep sorrow’ over Castro's death  —  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday expressed “deep sorrow” over the passing of Fidel Castro, noting his family's connection to the former Cuban dictator.  —  “Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century.
Discussion: alan.com, CNN and twitchy.com
Jeremy Berke / Business Insider:
TRUMP: ‘Fidel Castro is dead!’  —  President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning after the longtime former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, died Friday at the age of 90.  —  “Fidel Castro is dead!”  Trump tweeted.  —  In an official statement released later Saturday morning …
BBC:
Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90
Armando Salguero / miamiherald:
Unrepentant hypocrite Colin Kaepernick defends Fidel Castro
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Fidel Castro was the last living symbol of the Cold War at its peak
Discussion: The Atlantic, Reuters and twitchy.com
miamiherald:
Cuban exiles pour onto Miami streets to celebrate Fidel Castro's death
Carlos Eire / Washington Post:
Farewell to Cuba's brutal Big Brother
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Talking Points Memo:
Fidel Castro Dead at 90
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Putin: Castro was a ‘reliable friend of Russia’
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
In Havana, Castro's Death Lays Bare a Generation Gap
Discussion: Althouse
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Obama Must Save the Courts to Save America From Trump  —  Can President Obama appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court now that the Senate's term is ending?  Should he?  —  The answer to the first question is yes: The constitution gives him that power.
Eric Chenoweth / Washington Post:
Americans keep looking away from the election's most alarming story  —  Eric Chenoweth is co-director of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe.  —  In assessing Donald Trump's presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election's most alarming story …
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Trump supporter calls passengers ‘Hillary b—  es’ during rant on plane  —  supporter yelled at fellow passengers on a Delta flight on Tuesday night, calling some people “Hillary bitches.”  —  “Didn't take long to notice that I'm back in 'Merica...,” a Facebook user captioned the 45-second video.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, alan.com and RedState
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Daily Mail:
‘We got some Hillary b****es on here?’ …
Chelsea Hawkins / Stand With Standing Rock:
Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th  —  Tribe calls on President Obama again to deny easement and honor treaty  —  Cannon Ball, N.D. — The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full.
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