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7:20 PM ET, December 1, 2016

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Ted Mann / Wall Street Journal:
Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs  —  The move will keep about 1,000 jobs in the state; Trump and Pence to announce the deal later today  —  Indiana officials have agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage …
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Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump  —  We need a president who can stand up to big corporations, not fold to their demands.  —  Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing.  But the rest of our nation's workers should be very nervous.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Donald Trump and the Indiana Carrier factory, explained
Washington Post:
Trump defends direct negotiations with companies to keep jobs in U.S., saying deal to save Carrier jobs …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Emily Stephenson / Reuters:
Trump warns of consequences for U.S. firms sending jobs abroad
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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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CNN:
James Mattis selected as Trump's secretary of defense
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Why GOPs Will Beg Dems To Help Kill Obamacare and Medicare  —  We are only a few weeks into the booyah! boasting phase of the Trump GOP Era.  But we are already seeing a central theme emerging, especially on health care policy.  Both on repealing Obamacare and phasing out Medicare …
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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 …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP may delay 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 …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Christie throws his hat in the ring for RNC chair  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expressing serious interest in the job of Republican National Committee chairman — and he's getting an audience to make his case.  —  Christie told senior members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team …
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.
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Rep. Keith Ellison faces renewed scrutiny over past ties to Nation of Islam, defense of anti-Semitic figures  —  (CNN)Rep. Keith Ellison's past ties to the Nation of Islam and his defense of its anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan, are resurfacing as he campaigns to lead the Democratic National Committee.
Brandon Ambrosino / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed's hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous  —  This piece is by Brandon Ambrosino, a writer living in Delaware.  —  I'm currently planning my wedding, and I've never been happier.  I believe God brought me and Andy together and that God celebrates our love.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
There have been just 4 documented cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election  —  Three weeks ago, the votes of more than 135 million Americans were counted, and Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election.  It was a surprising result, given that polling in the run …
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Wall Street Journal:
Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?
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 …
Aurelien Breeden / New York Times:
President François Hollande of France Won't Seek Re-election  —  PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year's presidential election.  —  In a televised address from the Élysée Palace …
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Angelique Chrisafis / The Guardian:
François Hollande will not seek re-election as president of France
Darius Dixon / Politico:
Trump team considering Sen. Joe Manchin for energy secretary  —  President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the discussions.  —  The conservative Democrat …
Julia Terruso / Philly.com:
City attorney identified in connection with anti-Trump graffiti  —  The surveillance footage shows two men ambling casually along a tony stretch of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.  One wears a blue blazer, khakis, and a rakishly tied scarf.  He carries a glass of wine.
Teresa Welsh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis  —  Nearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis. because a dentist didn't properly clean his instruments.  —  The Tomah VA is investigating the dentist …
New York Times:
North Carolina's Sore Loser  —  As early voting exit polls in North Carolina trickled in just before Election Day, state Republican Party officials could hardly contain their glee.  They issued a statement hailing early results that suggested “the once dynamic Obama Coalition” was “crumbling and tired.”
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 …
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Beaver walks into Md. store, finds only artificial Christmas trees, and proceeds to trash it  —  In St. Mary's County, Md., at least one badly behaved beaver is ready for holiday shopping.  —  The beaver was apprehended at a dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Md., the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office …
Vera Bergengruen / Press Association:
Supporters don't really care if Trump drains the swamp  —  The swamp is in the eye of the beholder.  —  As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington.  Now that he's been elected and is embracing part of that very establishment, Democrats and many in the media …
Tim Barber / WJLA-TV:
Pride flags pop up in VP-elect Pence's temporary Northwest D.C. neighborhood  —  Christmas decorations are popping up left and right, but one street in NW Washington has a different kind of decoration this season—rainbow flags.  —  “A respectful message showing, in my case …
Emily Crockett / Vox:
A new wave of lawsuits could start undoing decades of damage to Roe v. Wade  —  Three major court challenges to state abortion laws have been launched, with more still to come.  —  A coalition of reproductive and civil rights groups, including Planned Parenthood, announced three new federal …
Discussion: Guttmacher Institute and Rewire
Mike Rowe / Facebook:
Hot Under The Blue Collar, Episode 11  —  Last night on the tee-vee, as I flicked back and forth between my most trusted sources of cable news, I saw a number a college students setting fire to the American flag.  Some of the students said they were “angry.”  Others said they were “disgusted.”
 
 
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