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10:45 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.
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump & Hillary Aides Tussle in ‘Goddamn Foodfight’ Screaming Match  —  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—The Trump era is upon us, and senior aides and key operatives of the long, brutal 2016 presidential campaigns gathered this week at Harvard University for a two-day conference of talking, eating, and drinking away their feelings.
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway Dodges Question on Trump's Claim That ‘Millions’ Voted Illegally  —  President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway dodged answering whether Trump's unsubstantiated claim that “millions” voted illegally is true when she appeared on ABC's “Good Morning America” this morning.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: There's No Such Thing as Facts Anymore
Rick Klein / ABC News:
Clinton, Trump Aides Angrily Clash at Election Forum
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
New York Times:
Chris Christie's Hopes for R.N.C. Job Dim, but Economic Numbers Give Trump-Pence a Head Start  —  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 …
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate at nine-year low
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hot Air
Bloomberg:   Payrolls in U.S. Rise; Jobless Rate Falls on Lower Participation
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Nonfarm payrolls add 178K vs. 175K est.; unemployment rate 4.6% vs. 4.9% est.
Discussion: Politico
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Vice President-elect Mike Pence Says Trump Administration Plans Ambitious Agenda
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Pence denied request to help Carrier in 2014  —  reportedly refused to help Carrier in 2014 when he denied a request from the company to veto a bill rolling back Indiana's energy efficiency program.  —  Carrier's parent company, United Technologies Corp. - along with GE, Johnson Controls and Honeywell …
Discussion: Politico and
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Trump's Carrier deal is right out of Putin's playbook
Discussion: New York Times, ThinkProgress and Salon
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
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Paul Ryan: I've discussed Constitution ‘extensively’ with Trump  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump have discussed the Constitution “extensively” in their almost daily conversations.  —  In an excerpt of a “60 Minutes” interview to air Sunday, Ryan was asked whether …
Discussion: The Week
Associated Press:
Senate GOP Shies From Fight Over Medicare
Discussion: Politico
CBS News:
Speaker Ryan says he and Trump have patched things up
Discussion: Washington Times and CBS New York
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 …
Trump Exults in Victory and Mocks Critics at Cincinnati Rally  —  The president-elect began a victory tour in a state he won  —  Rally followed tour of Indiana factory he kept from closing  —  President-elect Donald Trump exulted in his surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Promises to Usher In New ‘Industrial Revolution’ in Ohio Rally
Discussion: Politico
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN commentator Scottie Nell Hughes: Facts no longer exist  —  In an interview on “The Diane Rehm Show,” Donald Trump supporter and CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes declared the end of facts.  Or, in her own words: “There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts.”
Discussion: CNN and Rare
Richard Drew / The Diane Rehm Show:
How Journalists Are Rethinking Their Role Under A Trump Presidency
Discussion: Raw Story
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Decline of America's white population accelerating, study finds  —  A rapidly aging white population and fast-growing younger minority groups are speeding demographic changes across the nation, hastening a political divide likely to have long-term ramifications.
Discussion: AOL
Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Obamacare RIP: Republicans Finally Have a Plan  —  Two days after the election, President-elect Donald Trump met with outgoing president Barack Obama to start planning the transition.  Until then, the Republican successor to the White House had adamantly insisted that the Affordable Care Act …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP in talks about helping insurers after ObamaCare repeal
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout  —  It's not conservative, but rather a rejection of economic reality.  —  One particularly tough and indigestible nugget of talk-radio stupidity afflicting the guts of conservatism is the idea that there is some sort of fundamental difference between bribing …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Wisconsin's Walker Doesn't Expect Vote Changes  —  The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):  —  Michigan's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state's presidential vote …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and ABC News
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 …
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
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 …
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
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:   Trump's Conventional Cabinet
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
NEWT ups his speaking fees, agency cites ‘insight’ into Trump …
Lindsey Rupp / Bloomberg:
Will Ivanka Trump's China-Made Clothing Line Survive Her Dad's Trade War?
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Trump's stock holdings may give him a personal stake in rules on banks and oil firms
Discussion: Political Wire
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Clay Lepard / WNEP-TV:
Firefighters Fix Roof For Woman After Contractor Leaves Job Half-Finished
Discussion: WTVR-TV
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Fox's Gutfeld: If Obama Took ‘Victory Lap’ Like Trump, ‘This Network Would Explode’
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Joshua Stewart /
Rep. Darrell Issa sues Doug Applegate for libel
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda  —  In late October …