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6:25 PM ET, December 1, 2016

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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.
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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 …
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
An expert breaks down Trump's Carrier deal: ‘Ineffective’ and ‘very costly’  —  Announcing the deal, Trump also promised to scrap most business regulations.  —  After trumpeting a deal that his administration struck with the air conditioning and heating furnace manufacturer Carrier to avert …
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Trump promised he'd make Carrier ‘pay a damn tax.’ Instead he's doing the exact opposite.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Donald Trump and the Indiana Carrier factory, explained
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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Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Reportedly Picks Retired Gen. James Mattis As Secretary Of Defense  —  President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense.  —  Trump is likely to announce Mattis' nomination early next week, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the decision.
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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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Count Those Votes!  Again!  —  Presidential recount underway.  What's your take on it? … Wow, happy holidays.  —  Yes, it's true the postelection nation is still divided, this time between the folks who don't want to believe Trump is going to be president and the ones who don't want to hear …
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Stein Calls Trump's Recount Objection ‘Shameful’
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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) …
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 …
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, Rewire and NPR
Keith Ellison:
Listening more.  Talking less.  —  My mom, Clida, taught my four brothers and me about her father's work to organize Black voters in rural Louisiana in the 1950's.  We carried her dad's legacy of activism with us.  The Civil Rights Movement was present in the daily life of my family in Detroit in the 1970's.
Discussion: Star Tribune and Jezebel
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.
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 …
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.”
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire and TheBlaze
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 …
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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