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9:15 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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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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Trump defends direct negotiations with companies to keep jobs in U.S., saying deal to save Carrier jobs …
Discussion: Slate
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.
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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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.
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 …
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Brandon Ambrosino / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed's hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
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 …
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.”
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
Global Temperatures Plunge.  Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists  —  Global land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year - the biggest and steepest fall on record.  —  But the news has been greeted with an eerie silence by the world's alarmist community.
Valerie Volcovici / Reuters:
Trump supports completion of Dakota Access Pipeline  —  U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said for the first time that he supports the completion of a pipeline project near a North Dakota Indian reservation, which has been the subject of months of protests by tribes and environmentalists.
Discussion: The Week
PJ O'Keefe / WRTV-TV:
Call 6 Investigates Rafael Sanchez denied press credential to Carrier event  —  PJ O'Keefe  —  INDIANAPOLIS — Call 6 Investigates Chief Investigator Rafael Sanchez was denied press credential access to the announcement event at the Carrier plant that will detail the deal the west-side Indianapolis plant …
Tom McGhee / Denver Post:
Denver Health doctor under fire for racist Facebook comments  —  JoAnn Nietto was outraged to discover that a woman who posted racist comments on Facebook about First Lady Michelle Obama is an anesthesiologist employed by Denver Health, a public hospital.  —  “It really outraged …
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
Jan Hoffman / New York Times:
A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace  —  On a summer morning in 2013, Octavian Mihai entered a softly lit room furnished with a small statue of Buddha, a box of tissues and a single red rose.  From an earthenware chalice, he swallowed a capsule of psilocybin …
 
 
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Starbucks Chief Howard Schultz to Step Down Next Year
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Austin Wright / Politico:
Senate votes unanimously to extend Iran sanctions
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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded
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