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9:00 AM ET, December 1, 2016

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Max Ehrenfreund / Washington Post:
A company Trump attacked will receive state tax breaks to keep jobs in the U.S.  —  Carrier, the company that changed its plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico after talks with President-elect Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that it would receive financial assistance …
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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 …
Eric Bradner / CNN:   Carrier victory bolsters Trump's economic chops
Max Abelson / Bloomberg:
Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires  —  Mnuchin would be third Goldman Treasury secretary since 1990s  —  Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson was feeling happy Wednesday morning.  —  After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail …
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Jim Tankersley / Washington Post:
Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history  —  When George W. Bush assembled his first cabinet in 2001, news reports dubbed them a team of millionaires, and government watchdogs questioned whether they were out of touch with most Americans' problems.
abc11.com:
State board orders recount of 94,000 Durham County votes  —  The Durham County Board of Election chairman told ABC11 a recount could take as long as a week and cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Discussion: Mediaite and myfox8.com
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Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Partial Recount Ordered in North Carolina Governor's Race
Discussion: The Week
Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP may stall Obamacare replacement for years  —  Prepare for the Obamacare cliff.  —  Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act.  With buy-in from Donald Trump's transition team …
Discussion: The Week
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
GOP leaders aim to pass ObamaCare repeal by inauguration
Discussion: Hot Air and Political Wire
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Trump already winning — and he's not even president yet  —  MORE FROM:  —  Donald Trump has come a long way from the “disarray” and “chaos” the media claimed to spy before his transition even got started.  Such a long way that it's fair to say that Trump is having just about the best 24 hours a president-elect could have.
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Magazine
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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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.
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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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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Tired Dem donors feel like their money got burned  —  Democratic donors stung by Hillary Clinton  —  's upset loss in the presidential race feel like they just set their money on fire.  —  The sore feelings are a huge problem for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) …
Discussion: Political Wire and Hot Air
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: Hot Air, Mashable, AOL and alan.com
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Trump will get power to text all Americans
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost  —  Fox News just made history.  —  According to figures from Nielsen Media Research, Fox averaged 3,283,000 primetime, viewers in November — a 71 percent jump from November 2015 — making it the highest-rated primetime month in 2016.
Megan Christie / ABC News:
Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police  —  One year after the terror attacks in San Bernardino, the ABC News Investigative Unit and Nightline are looking back, revealing never-before-seen photos and videos, and hearing from the first responders …
Discussion: Heat Street
Politico:
Why Marine Le Pen won't win  —  In France, the protest vote is less attractive now that the Americans and Brits have already pulled the trigger.  —  The British and American press are full of alarm and excitement.  After the triumph of the nationalist populism that swept Donald …
Annie Karni / Politico:
Ivanka Trump, climate czar?  —  In September, as Donald Trump railed against the media and sold himself as the candidate of the forgotten man, Ivanka Trump ventured into the lair of the liberal media and power elite that was laughing at her father.  —  She jetted off to Aspen with her husband …
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Conway eyes top spot in Trump's outside political operation  —  Kellyanne Conway is considering taking the helm of the external political operation that will support Donald Trump  —  during his tenure as president, according to sources familiar with the private deliberations.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2016  —  Ashley Kirzinger, Elise Sugarman, and Mollyann Brodie  —  KEY FINDINGS:  — The November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted one week after the 2016 presidential election, finds health care played a limited role in voters' 2016 election decisions …
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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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sheryl Sandberg is donating more than $100 million in Facebook stock to charity
Washington Post:
Colombia's congress approves historic peace deal with FARC rebels
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Donald Trump hasn't released his tax returns — but Democrats want to force his Cabinet picks to do so
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Next Slide  —  The blaze apparently began when embers …
Discussion: USA Today, NPR, The Week, Daily Wire and WREG-TV
 Earlier Items: 
GašPer ZavršNik / Politico:
Don't use Melania Trump's face on a cake, Slovenians warned
Discussion: Death and Taxes
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Chaffetz on Clinton probe: 'We can't just simply let this go'
Discussion: TheBlaze
Breitbart:
DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers
Kevin Stankiewicz / Washington Post:
I interviewed the Ohio State attacker on the first day of school.  It felt important.  Now it's chilling.
Discussion: Althouse, Mediaite and TheBlaze
New York Times:
Ethics Office Praises Donald Trump for a Move He Hasn't Committed To