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12:10 PM ET, November 27, 2016

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Michael J. Totten / City Journal:
The Last Communist City  —  A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see  —  Neill Blomkamp's 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154.  The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite …
Discussion: Althouse
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Kellyanne Conway and Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR ‘THIS WEEK’ on November 27, 2016 and it will be updated.  —  MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC HOST: And for more now, let's turn to Republican senator and former presidential candidate, Ted Cruz of Texas.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Castro wanted nuclear war [UPDATED]
Discussion: National Review
Philip Pullella / Yahoo:
Pope Francis grieves, prays for atheist revolutionary Castro
Discussion: LaborEcon, The Week, Mediaite and EconLog
Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
Trump's Brutally Honest Castro Statement Proves He's No Obama
David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump condemns Castro as ‘brutal dictator’
Prime Minister / pm.gc.ca:
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro
CNN:
CNN/ORC poll: A nation divided, and is it ever  —  (CNN)After a bruising presidential election featuring the two least liked major-party candidates in recent history, more than 8-in-10 Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Discussion: The Week, The Daily Caller and RedState
Nick Juliano / Politico:
Obama's agencies push flurry of ‘midnight’ actions  —  Federal agencies are rushing out a final volley of executive actions in the last two months of Barack Obama's presidency, despite warnings from Republicans in Congress and the reality that Donald Trump will have the power to erase much of their handiwork after Jan. 20.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Conway unloads on Romney  —  Appointing Mitt Romney as secretary of state would be viewed by many supporters of President-elect Donald Trump as a major betrayal, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday.  —  “It's just breathtaking in scope and intensity,” …
Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times:
Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump sent to multiple California mosques  —  Hussam Ayloush, seen here in May, is the Los Angeles director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country's largest Muslim civil liberties organization.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Trump is ‘going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews’: California mosque threatened
Discussion: The Talking Dog and Law News
CAIR CALIFORNIA:   CAIR-SFBA Calls for Protection of Mosques After Anti-Muslim, Pro-Trump Letter Sent to San Jose Islamic Center
Brooke Edwards Staggs / Orange County Register:
Mosques threatened in letter praising Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Joy-Ann Reid / The Daily Beast:
Already Happening: Media Normalization of Trumpism  —  In the children's short story “The Emperor's New Clothes,” by Hans Christian Andersen, what kept the fiction of the naked emperor's sartorial splendor alive was nothing in particular about the emperor.  True, he was vain and plainly foolish …
Discussion: Raw Story
Emily Smith / New York Post:
Trump spent Thanksgiving asking: Mitt or Rudy?  —  More On:  —  The talk at Donald Trump's Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state.  —  The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla. …
Discussion: The Guardian, Mediaite and Raw Story
The Intercept:
Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group  —  The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.”
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Pelosi challenger: Dems understand need for ‘new messenger’  —  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Sunday said Democratic lawmakers in the House understand the party needs “a new message and a new messenger.”  —  “I think even our members from the coastal areas recognize that we are not a national party right now …
Discussion: alan.com
Washington Post:
Reddit's CEO regrets trolling Trump supporters by secretly editing their posts  —  Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do.  —  Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers …
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Post:
Trump administration will pressure foreign states to probe Clinton Foundation  —  More On:  —  Foreign governments will be encouraged to investigate the Clinton Foundation's finances, as many are already turning off money spigots to the scandal-scarred group, The Post has learned.
Discussion: RedState and Infowars
 
 
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Hopes for a female president dashed, women take running for office into their own hands
Discussion: alan.com
Eric Sasson / New Republic:
The Liberal Response to Trump Is Devolving Into Outrage Porn
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Progressives without Power
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Matt Viser / BostonGlobe.com:
A look at Steve Bannon and his years at Harvard Business School
Nick Gutteridge / Daily Express:
Regretting something, Angela? Germany's Merkel announces plan to deport 100,000 migrants
Jan M. Olsen / Military Times:
DoD releases name of service member killed Thursday in Syria
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Moderate Voice
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump calls recount effort a ‘scam’
Discussion: Politico and RedState