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11:25 PM ET, December 1, 2016

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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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Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump Says He ‘Had a Lot of Fun Fighting’ Hillary Clinton
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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  —  Top officials from the Trump and Clinton campaigns clashed angrily Thursday over questions of mandates and alleged associations with white supremacists — leaving a conference designed to draw lessons from the election turning at times into a shouting match over campaign tactics.
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Associated Press:
Tempers Flare, as Campaign Aides Assess Still-Raw 2016 Race
Discussion: ABC News
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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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.
Discussion: Politico
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.
PJ O'Keefe / WRTV-TV:
Call 6 Investigates Rafael Sanchez denied press credential to Carrier event
Washington Post:
Trump defends direct negotiations with companies to keep jobs in U.S., saying deal to save Carrier jobs …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Trump Cheered for Carrier Deal Even as Other Jobs Are Trimmed
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  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, foreground right center, in the middle of a media crush in the Trump Tower lobby in New York.  —  Guests  — Glenn Thrush senior political correspondent, POLITICO
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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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 …
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.
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 …
Kate Aurthur / BuzzFeed:
LGBT Couples Welcome On “Fixer Upper,” HGTV Says  —  The network says, “We don't discriminate against the LGBT community in any of our shows.”  —  An HGTV spokesperson said the network doesn't discriminate against the LGBT community after a BuzzFeed News report on Fixer Upper hosts Chip …
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 …
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.
The Hill:
Trump basks in victory on ‘thank you tour’  —  The first stop in President-elect Donald Trump  —  's “thank you tour” quickly turned into a victory lap for the real estate magnate to revel in his surprising win and bash the naysayers that believed he had no shot at the White House.
Discussion: Instapundit
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?
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 …
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.”
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.”
 
 
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Military Draft
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Valerie Volcovici / Reuters:
Trump supports completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Discussion: The Week
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded
Discussion: Hot Air and Daily Wire
Aurelien Breeden / New York Times:
President François Hollande of France Won't Seek Re-election
Emily Crockett / Vox:
A new wave of lawsuits could start undoing decades of damage to Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Guttmacher Institute and Rewire