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9:50 AM ET, November 30, 2016


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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.  —  From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana …
David Faber / CNBC:
Trump to reveal deal to keep nearly 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana
New York Times:
Steven Mnuchin Is Donald Trump's Expected Choice for Treasury Secretary  —  WASHINGTON — Steven Terner Mnuchin, a financier with deep roots on Wall Street and in Hollywood but no government experience, is expected to be named Donald J. Trump's Treasury secretary as soon as Wednesday, sources close to the transition say.
Goldman's Cohn Set to Meet With Trump Amid Transition Talks
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Ben Brody / Bloomberg:
Treasury Contender Allison: Meeting Trump ‘Like a Job Interview’
Discussion: New York Times
Esther Yu Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Newt Gingrich explains how Trump feeds media false narratives to distract from real stories  —  “It's better off for him to give them a rabbit than for [the media] to go find their own rabbit.”  —  President-elect Donald Trump's fondness for giving credence to false narratives is part of a …
Discussion: CNN, NPR and New York Daily News
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
In an abrupt about-face, Romney emerges from dinner with Trump full of frog legs and high praise  —  They talked for more than two hours, they laughed, they munched on carefully prepared frog legs, and afterward, Mitt Romney, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, emerged a changed man.
Jann S. Wenner / Rolling Stone:
The Day After: Obama on His Legacy, Trump's Win and the Path Forward  —  In an interview conducted the day after the election, the commander in chief reflected on the stunning results and how he'll spend his time post-White House.  Pete Souza/The White House
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
More Than A Dozen Pelosi Supporters Consider Turning On Her  —  “I think a lot of people are unsure if we want the faces of the party to be Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: liberals from New York and California,” one Democrat said.  —  Managing Editor, BuzzFeed DC  —  Alex Wong / Getty Images
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and The Week
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Nancy Pelosi Torches Democrat Trying To Unseat Her As Party Leader  —  She called it “pathetic” that Rep. Tim Ryan says she just wants more power.  —  WASHINGTON House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tore into fellow Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) on Monday for suggesting she can't lead …
OPEC Agrees to Cut Production in Drive to End Global Glut  —  OPEC clinched a deal to curtail oil supply, confounding skeptics as the need to clear a record global crude glut — and prove the group's credibility — brought about its first cuts in eight years, Bloomberg News reports.
Discussion: Business Insider
Rakteem Katakey / Bloomberg:   Brent Crude Oil Climbs Above $50 as OPEC Said Very Close to Deal
New York Times:
Mr. Trump, Meet the Constitution  —  When Donald Trump, hand on the Bible on Jan. 20, swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, we the people will have good reason to doubt he knows what he's talking about.  Consider what he tweeted out on Tuesday:
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Anti-Trump forces launch attack on Electoral College  —  Anti-Trump forces are preparing an unprecedented assault on the Electoral College, marked by a wave of lawsuits and an intensive lobbying effort aimed at persuading 37 Republican electors to vote for a candidate other than Donald Trump.
Discussion: Political Wire and Law News
Carrie Levine / Center for Public Integrity:
Donald Trump offering huge perks for inauguration donors  —  President-elect offering access, luxury in exchange for big money  —  Donald Trump's inaugural committee is offering huge perks — prime tickets, luxurious lodging, access to the president-elect himself — in exchange for six …
Trump vows to ‘remove’ himself from business  —  Donald Trump promised Wednesday to ‘remove’ himself from his businesses and said he will announce details in two weeks about how he'll avoid conflicts of interest when he is president.  —  Trump used his favorite method of communicating with the public …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump to leave business to ‘fully focus on running the country’  —  President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will leave his “great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country” in the White House.  —  The Manhattan billionaire made the announcement …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Politico: What If Trump Enforces the Law?!  —  I have been saying for a long time that, while our current legal immigration system poses intractable problems, illegal immigration is relatively easy to solve: we only need to enforce our existing laws.  Donald Trump's appointment of Jeff Sessions …
Washington Free Beacon:
Sen. Chris Coons Regrets Making Appointments Simpler to Confirm  —  Senator Chris Coons (D., Del.) said on CNN Tuesday that he regrets the rule change Senate Democrats made to the nomination process.  —  “The filibuster no longer acts as an emergency brake on the nomination,” Coons said.
Tod Lindberg / Weekly Standard:
His Reelection Plan  —  To those who believed, sequentially, that Donald Trump would drop out soon after entering the GOP primary field; that this or that outrageous provocation of his would fatally turn off primary voters; that while he might be winning primaries, he had a ceiling …
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Discussion: Vox
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The case for normalizing Trump  —  Foreign populists have been beaten by talking issues, not personality.  —  Over the weekend, Donald Trump alleged the existence of massive voter fraud in an election he indisputably won.  Tuesday morning, seemingly inspired by a Fox News segment …
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Hannity: Trump doesn't need a White House press office  —  Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Monday said President-elect Donald Trump  —  does not need press in the White House.  —  Hannity, a longtime Trump supporter, blasted the mainstream media during his interview with radio host Matt Boyle …
Discussion: RedState
John Hayward / Breitbart:
Sean Hannity: People Don't Need ‘Fake News’ Corporate Media Anymore; Landscape Shifting to Breitbart, Drudge, Talk Radio
Discussion: Mediaite and Politicus USA
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Dem senator: I'll ‘beat the hell out of you’ for burning flag  —  (D-W.Va.) lashed out at flag burning on Tuesday after President-elect Donald Trump  —  raised the issue.  —  “It's a First Amendment right, but you do it in front of me, I'm going to beat the hell out of you,” Manchin said, according to a Roll Call reporter.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell pushes back at Trump on flag-burning comments
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Political Wire
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Ian Buruma / New York Times:
The End of the Anglo-American Order
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Trump's conservative dream team
Mark Finkelstein / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Mika Shockingly Scorches Elizabeth Warren: ‘Tired of this Act,’ ‘Shrill, Almost Unhinged’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
John W. Miller / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump to Name Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary, Transition Official Says
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Rep. Lou Barletta under consideration for labor secretary
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