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11:15 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 …
Indianapolis Star:
Donald Trump's deal with Carrier could save 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis
David Faber / CNBC:
Trump to reveal deal to keep nearly 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump vow to leave business raises more questions  —  President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that he will leave his “great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country” in the White House.  —  But his cryptic announcement, delivered in an early-morning Twitter flurry …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Salim Uzun / Hurriyet Daily News:
Trump's son goes wild deer hunting in Turkish resort Antalya
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
Lauren Victoria Burke / Black Voice News:
Democrats Should Pick a Leader From Their Strongest Voting Bloc: Black Women
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Instapundit
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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:
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
What (Lots of) Money Can Buy at Trump's Inauguration  —  WASHINGTON — During the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, there is a lot money can buy.  —  An “exclusive” luncheon with cabinet appointees and congressional leaders; an “intimate” dinner with Vice President-elect Mike Pence …
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: Law News and Political Wire
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Getting rid of Obamacare may take longer than Trump plans  —  President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans promised during the campaign to quickly repeal and replace President Obama's signature health-care law if they controlled Washington.  —  Now GOP lawmakers are predicting it could take years to fulfill that pledge.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Bloomberg
New York Times:
Trump Victory Tour Set as Cabinet Comes Together
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Breitbart News Declares “War” on Advertisers Who Cave in to Activist Pressure  —  Kellogg's and other brands are claiming Breitbart's conservative news and opinion stories don't reflect their values, so they are yanking their advertising.  —  Breitbart News, the media outlet whose executive chairman …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., CNBC, Raw Story and Power Line
Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart Amid Hate-Speech Concerns
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Mediaite
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Trump's conservative dream team  —  Donald Trump's education secretary nominee is a huge critic of public schools and has pushed to steer taxpayer dollars to charter schools and voucher programs.  His Health and Human Services pick wants to dismantle Obamacare and privatize Medicare.
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 …
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Discussion: Vox
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.
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John W. Miller / Wall Street Journal:
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Hannity: Trump doesn't need a White House press office
Discussion: Mediaite, Breitbart and RedState
Christopher Mele / New York Times:
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