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8:50 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
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: There's No Such Thing as Facts Anymore
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Associated Press:
Tempers Flare, as Campaign Aides Assess Still-Raw 2016 Race
Discussion: ABC News
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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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Vice President-elect Mike Pence Says Trump Administration Plans Ambitious Agenda  —  Incoming administration expects to get a lot done in a short time  —  CINCINNATI—Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Thursday that the incoming Trump administration is planning a burst of activity …
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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.
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:   Trump's Carrier deal is right out of Putin's playbook
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
An expert breaks down Trump's Carrier deal: ‘Ineffective’ and ‘very costly’
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
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
Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Obamacare RIP: Republicans Finally Have a Plan
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: Raw Story
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN commentator Scottie Nell Hughes: Facts no longer exist
Discussion: CNN
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
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, Jezebel and The Root
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
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Van Jones: Dems ‘have a problem with elitism’ … Democratic political commentator Van Jones says his party comes across as elitist and condescending to voters.  —  “Everybody knows we have a problem with elitism,” he said on ABC's “The View” Thursday.  —  “Liberals and Democrats …
Discussion: Mediaite
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
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
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Promises to Usher In New ‘Industrial Revolution’ in Ohio Rally  —  President-elect vows sweeping changes to trade policy, national security, infrastructure, military spending and immigration  —  CINCINNATI, Ohio—President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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.
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.
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
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
The ultimate symbol of Trump Derangement Syndrome?  —  We may have found the perfect example of the madness gripping progressives and even some conservatives in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president.  If I were a screenwriter, I could not come up with a more emblematic scene …
 
 
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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.
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump Says He ‘Had a Lot of Fun Fighting’ Hillary Clinton
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Rep. Darrell Issa sues Doug Applegate for libel
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Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
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Vera Bergengruen / Press Association:
Supporters don't really care if Trump drains the swamp