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The Daily Beast:
An OAN Host Has Been Helping Rudy With Trump's Legal Efforts  —  Cable-news host Christina Bobb, a lawyer by trade, is actively working with Trump's counsel as it seeks to overturn the 2020 election. … As it seeks to overturn the election results and keep President-elect Joe Biden from assuming power …
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
CNN:
Trump's bizarro-world ‘elite strike force’ legal challenge is about to implode  —  Analyst on if electors can vote against their state's popular vote  —  Elie Honig is a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.  View more opinion on CNN.
NBC News:
Behind the scenes, Trump frustrated with his legal team's maneuvers  —  WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump has publicly praised his legal team's efforts, he has privately expressed frustration with the slapdash nature of his election defense fight, according to several people familiar with the discussions.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’  —  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is unimpressed by the efforts of President Donald Trump's legal team to advance his baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
Wall Street Journal:
Janet Yellen Is Biden's Pick for Treasury Secretary  —  If confirmed by Senate, former Fed chief would be first woman to hold job  —  President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, an economist at the forefront of policy-making for three decades …
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New York Times:
Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security  —  John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be the international climate czar, signaling the new administration's commitment to fighting climate change.
Yun Li / CNBC:
Dow futures rise 200 points as Trump administration begins transition process
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
New York Post:
David Dinkins, NYC's first black mayor, dead at 93  —  David Dinkins, who was elected New York City's first black mayor in 1989 and famously referred to the nation's largest metropolis as a “gorgeous mosaic,” died Monday night at his home, sources told The Post.  —  He was 93 years old.
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
David N. Dinkins, New York's First Black Mayor, Dies at 93
Discussion: TheGrio
CNN:
First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Biden's win and begins formal transition  —  (CNN)The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter …
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Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition  —  After weeks of delay, the head of the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the official governmental transition process has been approved.  —  GSA Administrator Emily Murphy …
New York Times:
Business Leaders, Citing Damage to Country, Urge Trump to Begin Transition
Rob Portman / Cincinnati.com:
No proof of mass fraud that would change election result  —  I have supported the Trump campaign's right to count every lawful vote, request state recounts and pursue lawsuits regarding election fraud or other irregularities.  —  Based on polling, a substantial majority of the nearly 74 million Americans …
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Detroit News:
Michigan board certifies Nov. 3 election, cementing Biden victory
Washington Post:
Trump relents on transition as Republicans join mounting calls for him to acknowledge Biden's win
Foreign Policy:
Biden's Likely Defense Secretary Pick Flournoy Faces Progressive Pushback  —  From concerns about ties to defense contractors to worries about forever wars, at least one of the president-elect's potential nominees is raising hackles.  —  the Biden transition
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Politico:
Biden's choice for secretary of Defense still in flux  —  President-elect Joe Biden's transition team unveiled his picks for top national security positions on Monday.  But one post was notably absent from the list: secretary of Defense.  —  Biden-watchers and national security veterans saw …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Politico:
Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, after facing blowback from progressives for her handling of Amy Coney Barrett's contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
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ABC News:
Secret Service members asked about protecting soon-to-be-former president Trump full time in Florida: Sources  —  Agents in Trump's detail have been asked about relocating to West Palm Beach.  —  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tells Trump to concede  —  As Michigan state officials decide …
Dr. Scott Atlas / The Stanford Review:
Dr. Scott Atlas Responds to the Stanford Faculty Senate Resolution  —  I was disappointed to learn that the Faculty Senate of Stanford University on November 19, 2020 adopted a resolution criticizing my work for the United States government.  We all wish to guide our nation through this pandemic …
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge?  —  Yes, the coronavirus can be transmitted over cocktails and dinners.  But these get-togethers may not account for the huge rise in cases.  —  As states struggle to contain the resurgent coronavirus …
Discussion: Axios
Renée DiResta / The Atlantic:
Right-Wing Social Media Finalizes Its Divorce From Reality  —  When Fox News called Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden shortly after the polls closed there on Election Night, right-wing social media erupted in fury.  Fox is the most conservative of the nation's major news outlets …
CBS Pittsburgh:
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Models Showing 22,000 Cases Per Day By December, Stay At Home Advisory Issued  —  HARRISBURG (KDKA) - The Wolf administration Monday announced new coronavirus mitigation efforts as modeling projects 22,000 daily coronavirus cases in the state come December.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
DOD Statement on Transition Activities  —  The Department has received notice that pursuant to the Presidential Transition Act, the GSA Administrator is making certain post-election resources and services available to the Biden-Harris Transition Team.  This evening, DOD has been contacted …
New York Times:
What Donald Trump Liked About Being President  —  He preferred the parts of the job that combined pomp, splendor and a world amenable to his decisions.  In other words, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy pardoning turkeys.  —  In November 2018, after a vote that did not matter enough …
Jillian Scheinfeld / The Dandy:
Highly Qualified: What Does Liberalism Even Mean Anymore?  —  We recently listened to The Genuinely Interested podcast you spoke on.  You guys speak about the “woke” narrative and how it is posed as empathizing with minorities, but data shows that despite Trump's racist comments, minority votes for Trump in this election increased.
Discussion: Instapundit and Power Line
Brock Colyar / The Cut:
Sin City New York nightlife never stopped.  It just moved underground.  —  It's 2 a.m., or, per the guy sitting next to me, “the hour where nothing is awkward,” on a Friday night less than two weeks before the presidential election and three weeks before COVID-19 positivity rates would creep …
Discussion: HotAir
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
Dan Bongino Floats 2024 Presidential Bid If Trump Isn't On The Ballot: ‘I Will Consider Entering Politics Again’  —  Pro-Trump pundit Dan Bongino floated on his podcast Monday that he would consider running for president of the United States in 2024.  —  “I hate politics,” Bongino said.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pennsylvania counties certify election results despite isolated pushback from Trump allies  —  Pennsylvania counties rushed Monday to certify results from the Nov. 3 election, even as President Donald Trump and his Republican allies continued to press their increasingly long-shot effort …
Sean Webby / sccgov.org:
County Undersheriff, Sheriff's Captain, Local Businessman, and Apple's Chief Security Officer Charged with Bribery for CCW Licenses  —  CONTACT:  —  Public Communications Officer  —  (408) 209-8064  —  County Undersheriff, Sheriff's Captain, Local Businessman, and Apple's Chief Security Officer
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Majority say they want GOP in control of Senate: poll  —  A majority of voters say they want Republicans to remain in control of the Senate in the new year after the Georgia runoff races, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll.  —  Fifty-six percent of voters said they want a divided government …
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Biden's Cabinet: The Return of the Blob  —  Stubborn Facts Facing Biden on Iran  —  Memo to Raphael Warnock: Hundreds of U.S. Chaplains Have Been Killed in the Line of Duty  —  Bring Our Troops Home — the Right Way  —  Biden wants Antony Blinken — an establishment favorite who has been wrong …
Discussion: Washington Post
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
'We're in the foxhole together': House Democrats reckon with a diminished majority  —  House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, during his two decades as a senior Democratic vote-counter, has often preached to his fractious caucus about what he calls the “psychology of consensus.”
Discussion: Power Line and Forbes
Greg Hinz / Chicago Business:
What does Biden have in mind for Rahm Emanuel?  —  Chicago's former mayor was rumored to be in line for transportation secretary.  But there might be another powerful post for him in the new administration.  —  By On Politics  —  As President-elect Joe Biden begins to roll out members of his cabinet …
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Post
 
 
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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
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Sharyl Attkisson / RealClearBooks:
The New “Woke” Times  —  If there were any hope that the cacophony of high-profile embarrassments …
Discussion: Instapundit
Astra Taylor / New Yorker:
How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt
ABC News:
Trump campaign loses 5 more cases in Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision
Discussion: RedState
Associated Press:
GOP House candidate's lead shrinks as Iowa recount continues
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Just Security:
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Discussion: Vox
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
All Base All the Time Fails to Deliver