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New York Times:
Business and World Leaders Move On as Trump Fights to Reverse Election
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics
Natalie Allison / The Tennessean:
Staff of U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn says she misspoke by calling Biden ‘president-elect’
Detroit Free Press:
Trump tweets undermine Michigan leaders; images show Chatfield drinking at Trump hotel  —  Dave Boucher Clara HendricksonDetroit Free Press  —  Public skepticism that Michigan's Republican legislative leaders focused on COVID-19 assistance during a Friday meeting with President Donald …
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Beth LeBlanc / Detroit News:
Michigan, national GOP seek to delay certification of election results  —  The state and national Republican parties have asked the Board of State Canvassers to delay certification of the state's election results in a bid to investigate “anomalies and irregularities” alleged to have occurred in Michigan's Nov. 3 election.
Washington Post:
Trump privately plots his next act — including a potential 2024 rematch  —  President Trump would have the world falsely believe that he won the election and is preparing for a second term.  —  In private huddles and phone conversations, however, Trump has been discussing an entirely different next act …
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Tom LoBianco / Business Insider:   Trump's 2024 plans have frozen the field for other likely Republican candidates.  Breaking away from him could risk an early campaign-sinking rage tweet, GOP insiders say.
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
Secret plans helped Brooklyn synagogue pull off massive, maskless wedding  —  A Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn planned the wedding of a chief rabbi's grandson with such secrecy it was able to host thousands of maskless celebrants without the city catching on.
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Trump tries to drum out GOP election officials who won't play his games  —  President Donald Trump has driven senators into retirement and tweeted wayward Republicans into primary defeat during four years leading the GOP.  Now, as a lame duck, he's launched a new campaign against GOP election officials who won't bend to his will.
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Political Wire
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Using Last Days to Lock In Policies and Make Biden's Task More Difficult  —  At a wide range of departments and agencies, Mr. Trump's political appointees are going to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent Mr. Biden from rolling back the president's legacy.
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Associated Press:
Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency
Audrey McNamara / CBS News:
Trump campaign again seeks to stop certification of Pennsylvania's election results  —  The Trump campaign on Saturday filed a new brief in one of their numerous federal court cases in Pennsylvania.  The brief rehashes claims that the campaign appeared to abandon earlier this week.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Culture wars fuel Trump's blue-collar Latino gains  —  Donald Trump lost the presidency, but showed Republicans a way to win the culture wars with working-class Hispanics.  —  Despite four years of being defined as a racist for his rhetoric and harsh immigration policies …
Discussion: ABC News, TheBlaze and Dissent
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Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:   How Hispanic Voters Swung Miami Right
Wall Street Journal:
Georgia Certifies: Donald Trump Lost  —  A recount changed little, as the evidence of ballot fraud fails to appear.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The recount in Georgia is finished, after workers examined five million ballots by hand, but President Trump still lags Joe Biden by 12,000 votes.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules  —  Toggle more options  —  The chief executive over the Voice of America and its sister networks has acted unconstitutionally in investigating what he claimed was a deep-seated bias against President Trump by his own journalists, a federal judge has ruled.
New York Times:
Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?  —  There are now businesses that sell fake people.  On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000.  If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game …
Stephanie Beasley / Politico:
Liz Cheney: Trump should respect ‘the sanctity of our electoral process’  —  Liz Cheney on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to respect “the sanctity of our electoral process” if he cannot prove his voter fraud claims.  —  “America is governed by the rule of law,” the chair of the House Republican Conference said in a statement.
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Democracy Docket:
Pennsylvania VBM Certification Challenge  —  Several Republican candidates and voters filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania, the General Assembly, the governor, and Secretary of State.  The lawsuit seeks to block the state from certifying the election results and asks the court to exclude mail …
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking: In Total Loss for Trump Campaign in Its Most Major Remaining Election Case, Federal Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Case and Denies Motion to File Amended Complaint [link to opinion]  —  [This post is in progress]  —  In a total loss the the Trump campaign, a federal district court …
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine  —  The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.  —  WASHINGTON — The call was tense, the message discouraging.
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The Guardian:
Trump tells G20 leaders he wants to work with them ‘for a long time’
Discussion: Slate, Mother Jones and Reason
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. meets Trump, Giuliani vote-fraud claims with silent skepticism  —  The Justice Department has met President Trump's fantastical claims of widespread voter fraud with two weeks of skeptical silence, not taking any overt moves to investigate what Trump's lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Discussion: Election Law Blog and Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Stacey Abrams' group finances grassroots efforts to win Senate runoffs  —  The voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams is pumping $2.7 million to boost the work of a network of grassroots organizations ahead of the Jan. 5 runoffs - not to finance more TV ads but to strengthen their get-out-the-vote apparatus.
Discussion: Breitbart, Political Wire and The Hill
Christina Maxouris / CNN:
US coronavirus cases top 12 million.  An expert says spread is now ‘faster’ and ‘broader’ than ever  —  (CNN)The number of US coronavirus cases surpassed 12 million Saturday — an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week.  —  At least 12,019,960 cases have been confirmed …
Gillian Brockell / Washington Post:
The Founders didn't prepare for a president who refuses to step down, historians say  —  President Trump continued Friday to deny the results of the election, pressuring state officials in Michigan and Georgia to overturn the will of voters, and increasing fears that he might refuse to cede power to President-elect Joe Biden.
Sean McMinn / NPR:
1,000 U.S. Hospitals Are ‘Critically’ Short On Staff — And More Expect To Be Soon  —  More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are “critically” short on staff, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Discussion: Vox and Blue Virginia
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Biden Considering Lisa Monaco, Sally Yates For Attorney General  — President-elect has goal of having women at highest levels  — Yates gained notoriety when she defied Trump and was fired  —  The Biden transition team is weighing attorney general contenders led by Lisa Monaco …
 
 
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