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7:40 AM ET, December 2, 2016

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Washington Post:
Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton's campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism to elect Donald Trump.
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Campaign operatives blast Jeff Zucker over CNN coverage at Harvard event  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — CNN President Jeff Zucker was jeered and heckled by Republican presidential campaign operatives at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics' campaign managers conference on Wednesday evening …
Discussion: Vox and Media Matters for America
Rick Klein / ABC News:
Clinton, Trump Aides Angrily Clash at Election Forum
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
Tempers Flare, as Campaign Aides Assess Still-Raw 2016 Race
Discussion: ABC News
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: There's No Such Thing as Facts Anymore
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense  —  President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across …
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Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
The Carrier deal shows a big problem with Trump's approach to the presidency  —  This week, Donald Trump has been trumpeting an announcement by Carrier, which makes furnaces and air conditioners, that the company will be keeping about 800 jobs in the United States instead of moving them to Mexico.
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Trump Cheered for Carrier Deal Even as Other Jobs Are Trimmed
PJ O'Keefe / WRTV-TV:
Call 6 Investigates Rafael Sanchez denied press credential to Carrier event
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
An expert breaks down Trump's Carrier deal: ‘Ineffective’ and ‘very costly’
Ted Mann / Wall Street Journal:
Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump inherited a complicated world when he won the election last month.  And that was before a series of freewheeling phone calls with foreign leaders that has unnerved diplomats at home and abroad.
Discussion: Political Wire and Taylor Marsh
John Sexton / Hot Air:
ADL: Newly uncovered remarks by Keith Ellison are ‘disturbing and disqualifying’  —  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says it has new doubts about Keith Ellison as the next chairman of the Democratic National Party.  In a press release published Thursday the ADL cited new information in the form …
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Keith Ellison:
Listening more. Talking less.
Discussion: Star Tribune and Mediaite
Jack Holmes / Esquire:
A Trump Surrogate Drops the Mic: 'There's No Such Thing as Facts'  —  Finally, Scottie Nell Hughes spells it out for us.  —  Is there such a thing as truth?  The past 18 months posed this seemingly absurd question.  It's not whether something Donald Trump says is true, but about whether anyone even cares.
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Richard Drew / The Diane Rehm Show:
How Journalists Are Rethinking Their Role Under A Trump Presidency
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump to announce ‘almost all’ Cabinet picks next week  —  President-elect Donald Trump suggested he will reveal “almost all” of his remaining Cabinet choices next week.  —  Trump announced his nominee for defense secretary, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, at a thank-you rally Thursday in Cincinnati.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:   Trump's Conventional Cabinet
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP in talks about helping insurers after ObamaCare repeal  —  Congressional Republicans are talking to health insurers about ways to prevent a collapse of the insurance market once they pass an ObamaCare repeal bill.  —  Republicans are planning to pass repeal legislation as soon as January …
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Associated Press:
Senate GOP Shies From Fight Over Medicare
Discussion: Politico
USA Today:
White House: Obama supports registering women for military draft  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama supports requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18 — becoming the first president to endorse universal draft registration since Jimmy Carter.
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Military Draft
Discussion: Associated Press and Jezebel
New York Times:
Trump Is Back in His Tower, as Chris Christie's Hopes for R.N.C. Job Dim  —  President-elect Donald J. Trump is back at Trump Tower as his team takes shape.  —  He will meet with Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, a Democrat who seems interested in a job in Mr. Trump's cabinet, perhaps as the secretary of agriculture.
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Bloomberg.com:
Goldman's Gary Cohn to Meet With Trump's Team This Weekend  —  Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn is scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team this weekend amid growing speculation the longtime banker is seeking to leave Wall Street for a government job, according to people with knowledge of matter.
Discussion: Political Wire
TechCrunch:
Reports of a Facebook fake news detector are apparently a plugin  —  Update: The feature appears to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, which some users took as a test by Facebook itself.  We'll continue to investigate but for now it looks like this is not a Facebook feature.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Trump's complex stock portfolio could create yet more conflicts  —  President-elect Donald Trump has disclosed owning millions of dollars of stock in companies with business pending before the U.S. government and whose value could rise as a result of his policies.
Discussion: Political Wire
Lindsey Rupp / Bloomberg:
Will Ivanka Trump's China-Made Clothing Line Survive Her Dad's Trade War?  —  President-elect threatens trade war to regain factory jobs  —  His daughter's brand depends on availability of cheap labor  —  If President-elect Donald Trump needs an object lesson on the difficulty …
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Julia Ioffe / Politico:
Russia accuses Ukraine of sabotaging Trump  —  A top Russian official is accusing the Ukrainian government of undermining Donald Trump's presidential campaign by trashing him on social media and disseminating dirt on one of his close associates.  —  A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry …
Discussion: mid.ru and Mother Jones
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda  —  In late October, I received an e-mail from “The PropOrNot Team,” which described itself as a “newly-formed independent team of computer scientists, statisticians, national security professionals, journalists and political activists …
Joshua Stewart / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Rep. Darrell Issa sues Doug Applegate for libel  —  While ballots are still being processed, the current gap between the candidates appears greater than the number of uncounted votes, shoring up a victory for Issa barring any sort of unexpected and unusual development.
 
 
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Congress Passes New Iran Sanctions, Ignoring Obama Admin Threats
Clay Lepard / WNEP-TV:
Firefighters Fix Roof For Woman After Contractor Leaves Job Half-Finished
Discussion: WGN-TV and Fox 59
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Fox's Gutfeld: If Obama Took ‘Victory Lap’ Like Trump, ‘This Network Would Explode’
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
The Hill:
Trump basks in victory on ‘thank you tour’
Discussion: Instapundit
Grabien News RSS:
Flashback: Obama Mocks Trump for Promising to Keep Carrier Plant in U.S.
 Earlier Items: 
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump Says He ‘Had a Lot of Fun Fighting’ Hillary Clinton
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kate Aurthur / BuzzFeed:
LGBT Couples Welcome On “Fixer Upper,” HGTV Says
Vera Bergengruen / Press Association:
Supporters don't really care if Trump drains the swamp