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10:05 PM ET, November 30, 2016

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Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Newt Gingrich Mocks Mitt Romney For “Sucking Up” To Donald Trump  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined radio host Laura Ingraham to discuss the Trump transition and his hopes for the Trump administration.  —  NEWT GINGRICH: There's a scene in ‘Pretty Women’ where Richard Gere goes …
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Why is Mitt Romney doing this?
Discussion: Rare
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Huckabee: Romney ate ‘big slice of crow’ at Trump dinner
Discussion: RedState
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Romney and Giuliani make the final 4 cut for Trump's secretary of state finalists
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Political Wire
Jake Swearingen / New York Magazine:
Starting January 20, Donald Trump Can Send Unblockable Mass Text Messages to the Entire Nation  —  You've probably, at some point, gotten a text alert on your phone about some nasty weather, an Amber Alert about a missing child, or even a (very poorly worded) alert about police looking for a criminal.
Discussion: Mashable, AOL and alan.com
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Trump will get power to text all Americans
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi chosen again as House Democratic leader — but tally suggests deep division  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Wednesday won the race to lead the Democratic caucus for an eighth term, prevailing in a contest that became a vote of confidence in her continued stewardship …
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Jim Stinson / LifeZette:
Civil War: 30 Percent of House Democrats Vote to Eject Pelosi
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Sarah Palin Under Consideration for VA Secretary  —  Sarah Palin is under consideration for secretary of veterans affairs, a close Palin aide and a top Donald Trump transition official tell ABC News.  —  The Palin aide tells ABC News that in “recent days,” Palin told Trump transition officials …
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Gordon Corera / BBC:
CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal ‘height of folly’  —  The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be “disastrous” and “the height of folly”.  —  In a BBC interview, John Brennan also advised the new president to be wary …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House downplays Trump Carrier announcement  —  The White House on Wednesday scoffed at President-elect Donald Trump  —  's agreement to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it does not come close to President Obama's “high standard” for creating similar jobs.
Discussion: Politicus USA
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Bob Dylan skips White House event
Discussion: Jezebel
Alan Murray / Fortune:
How Donald Trump Sealed the Deal to Keep Carrier Jobs in the U.S.  —  Even before becoming Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump has become negotiator-in-chief, as illustrated by the deal he struck with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier.  —  A source close to the company said President-elect …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump considering Dan Coats for intel director  —  Indiana Sen. Dan Coats is under consideration to be director of national intelligence, according to a senior Trump transition source.  —  Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower.
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Reuters:
Just one Trump transition aide for U.S. spy agencies: officials
Discussion: Political Wire
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Graham preparing ‘Dreamers’ bill  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is readying legislation that would extend legal protections for previously undocumented immigrants who came here as children — benefits granted under a 2012 directive from President Barack Obama that are at risk with the incoming Trump administration.
Ali Watkins / BuzzFeed:
Intel Officials Believe Russia Spreads Fake News  —  “This is beyond propaganda, that's my understanding.”  —  WASHINGTON — US intelligence officials believe Russia helped disseminate fake and propagandized news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the presidential election …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Conway asked how she can ‘rationalize’ working for Trump  —  Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President-elect Donald Trump  —  , pushed back Wednesday at a question from a 17-year-old student about how she can “rationalize” working for someone who faces claims of sexual assault.
Chad Livengood / Detroit News:
Stein files for Michigan recount costing state $4M  —  Green Party candidate Jill Stein's quest to recount Michigan's 4.8 million ballots in an unprecedented autopsy of a presidential election could cost taxpayers more than $4 million.  —  Stein formally requested Wednesday a hand recount …
Discussion: Politicus USA and RedState
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Petraeus would have to notify probation officer if named secretary of State  —  Former Gen. David Petraeus is reportedly one of President-elect Donald Trump  —  's finalists to be secretary of State.  —  If he's chosen, he'll have three days to notify his probation officer.
Discussion: Jezebel and The Daily Caller
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Next Slide  —  “We were like this is unreal, this is unbelievable,” McCord said.  “When we had both fully read it, we looked at each other — and I will never forget this moment — we both burst into tears.  I was ghost white, and we just prayed.  There was nothing else to do.
Breitbart:
DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers  —  Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are not “aligned with our values as a company.”
GašPer ZavršNik / Politico:
Don't use Melania Trump's face on a cake, Slovenians warned  —  Since her husband became US president-elect, Melania's name is splashed all over her hometown.  —  Slovenians have been told to stop using Melania Trump's name and likeness to sell everything from pastries to honey.
Discussion: Death and Taxes and alan.com
Kate Aurthur / BuzzFeed:
Chip And Joanna Gaines' Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage  —  Their pastor considers homosexuality to be a “sin” caused by abuse — whether the Fixer Upper couple agrees is unclear.  —  Chip and Joanna Gaines' series Fixer Upper is one of the most popular shows on HGTV.
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Next Slide  —  The blaze apparently began when embers from a wildfire on nearby Chimney Tops Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park wafted into the Twin Creeks and Mynatt Park areas of town Monday night as the already-heavy winds doubled in speed, the fire chief said.
Discussion: USA Today, Daily Wire, NPR, The Week and WREG-TV
Mireya Navarro / New York Times:
U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide  —  Smoking will be prohibited in public-housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on Wednesday.  —  Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the rule will go into effect early next year …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump had a different take on flag burning when he visited David Letterman last year  —  President-elect Donald Trump, who on Tuesday suggested jailing or stripping the citizenship of those who burn the American flag, offered a different view less than six months before joining the presidential race.
pid.gov.pk:
PR No. 298 PM TELEPHONES PRESIDENT-ELECT USA Islamabad: November 30, 2016  —  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory.  President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation.  You are a terrific guy.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Donald Trump hasn't released his tax returns — but Democrats want to force his Cabinet picks to do so  —  President-elect Donald Trump has refused to release his personal tax returns, but Democrats plan on trying to force his Cabinet picks to do so.  —  On Thursday, the top Democrats …
 
 
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Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost
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Raveen Hunjan / ABC:
Daraprim drug's key ingredient recreated by high school students in Sydney for just $20
Discussion: Mashable and Raw Story
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
GOP leaders aim to pass ObamaCare repeal by inauguration
Discussion: Hot Air and Political Wire
Aram Roston / BuzzFeed:
Trump's Post-Election Tax Subsidy
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Week
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Chaffetz on Clinton probe: 'We can't just simply let this go'
Discussion: TheBlaze
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Cooper's Lead In NC Guv Race Has Surpassed Threshold For Recount
Kevin Stankiewicz / Washington Post:
I interviewed the Ohio State attacker on the first day of school.  It felt important.  Now it's chilling.
Discussion: Mediaite and TheBlaze
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Ethics Office Praises Donald Trump for a Move He Hasn't Committed To
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe upbeat about working with Trump, says Clinton is done with politics
The Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte police officer will not face charges in shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Trump considering Goldman Sachs president for top post