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7:40 AM ET, January 2, 2017


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David Edwards / Raw Story:
NPR's Michele Norris: ‘Make a America Great Again’ is deeply encoded ‘promise of white prosperity’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  NPR host Michele Norris pointed out over the weekend that President-elect Donald Trump's campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is a …
Pete Kasperowicz / Washington Examiner:
Brazile credits Trump's ‘make America great again’ slogan
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here are the eight Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target  —  Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March — an unprecedented break with Senate tradition.
Jennifer Calfas / The Hill:
Ex-Bush official: Trump ‘like an addict’ for press coverage  —  Three former press secretaries warned Sunday that they believe President-elect Donald Trump  —  will create more difficulties for the media when he takes office.  —  Former presidential press secretaries for the Clinton …
NBC News:
Meet The Press 1/1/17  —  ANNOUNCER:  —  From NBC News …
Discussion: Althouse
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Spicer: ‘What did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election?’  —  's press secretary pick questioned Sunday whether Hillary Clinton  —  will be “punished” for what he said were her attempts to influence the election.  —  When asked about the U.S. intelligence assessment that Russian hackers tried …
Jason Easley / Politicus USA:
Trump's Press Secretary Begs The American People To Stop Mocking Donald Trump  —  Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer went on national television to complain that the American people are mocking Donald Trump and called on every American to support the president-elect instead of mocking him.
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
The Return of Civil Disobedience  —  The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.”  The Trump era may echo that.  —  On December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs  —  President-elect Donald Trump would like everybody to believe that his election is energizing the economy by forcing businesses to create thousands of jobs in the United States.  And companies like Sprint seem perfectly happy …
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU):
Governor Rejects Bipartisan Reform of Public Defense System  —  The New York Civil Liberties Union today condemned Governor Cuomo's late-night, New Year's Eve veto of bipartisan legislation that would have overhauled New York state's failing public defense system.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Daily Mail:
‘Kill switches’ could stop lorry massacres: Government investigates methods to interfere with electronics to prevent a Nice-style massacre  — Experts in the Home Office's scientific wing want to develop and install technology which would enable them to stop high risk vehicles remotely
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Mar-a-Lago, the Future Winter White House and Home of the Calmer Trump  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When President-elect Donald J. Trump rang in the new year this weekend, he did it in Gatsby-like opulence, joined by the actor Sylvester Stallone, the gossip page fixture Fabio and a crowd …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Politico
Paul Rosenberg / Salon:
Conspiracy theory's big comeback: Deep paranoia runs free in the age of Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump rode a wave of conspiracy theory all the way to the White House.  His opponents must avoid its allure  —  For several decades now, belief in conspiracy theories has been on the rise, as trust in institutions has declined.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Priebus faces daunting task bringing order to White House that will feed off chaos  —  Reince Priebus says that one of his most important tasks as Donald Trump's chief of staff will be to establish “some level of order within the White House.”  —  That, of course, has been the central mission …
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Aaron Short / New York Post:
Trump tells Schumer he likes him more than other GOP leaders
Discussion: RedState
Daniel Halper / New York Post:
Obama's closest adviser says president has been scandal-free
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