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8:45 AM ET, November 24, 2020

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The Daily Beast:
A Fox News Host Got COVID, and Staffers Say They Were Never Told  —  COVID-CARELESS … The ‘Fox & Friends First’ co-host's coronavirus case demonstrates the network's cavalier attitude towards the virus, staffers said.  —  Fox News' apparent split personality—a more polite term here than …
Discussion: Raw Story
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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
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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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 …
Courtney Kube / NBC News:   Michele Flournoy would be first woman to run Pentagon, may bring many more women with her
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
‘People are pissed’: Tensions rise amid scramble for Biden jobs  —  In late 2008, during the transition from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, there was a mantra that took hold among Washington insiders: Obama won the election but Hillary won the transition.  —  The most loyal denizens …
Discussion: The Week
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump's national security adviser floats a 2024 bid with friends
Discussion: Raw Story
John F. Harris / Politico:   Joe Biden's Team of Careerists
New York Times:
Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden  —  A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's government …
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CNN:
First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Biden's win and begins formal transition
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’
NBC News:
Behind the scenes, Trump frustrated with his legal team's maneuvers
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Why Newsmax Supports Trump's False Voter-Fraud Claims  —  Even as Fox News acknowledges that Joe Biden is the President-elect, Newsmax Media—a conservative multimedia company that includes a Web site and a television channel—has supported Donald Trump's claims of voter fraud …
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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USA Today:
‘Almost impossible’: As education divide deepens, Democrats fear a demographic problem for future power  —  WASHINGTON - Joe Biden described the presidential race as “Scranton versus Park Avenue.”  He slammed tax cuts for billionaires.  He touted that he would be a state school graduate, not another Ivy Leaguer, in the Oval Office.
The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone-Tied Group Threatens GOP: If Trump Goes Down, So Does Your Senate Majority  —  BURN IT DOWN  —  The group becomes the latest in a growing list of Trump backers who are encouraging people to either not vote in the runoffs or write in the president's name.
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 …
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
Low interest rates are a curse — we need massive fiscal imprudence  —  Only madness can bring back sanity  —  So far in its lifespan, Slow Boring has featured a decent amount of culture war provocation.  But my true policy love is nerdy economics stuff.  One big benefit of independence …
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Charles Koch: I “screwed up”  —  In his first on-camera interview in four years, Charles Koch told “Axios on HBO” that he “screwed up by being partisan,” rather than approaching his network's big-spending political action in a more nonpartisan way.  —  Why it matters: Koch …
Discussion: Forbes
Ashish Jha / New York Times:
Why Is Congress Still Discussing Hydroxychloroquine?  —  There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients.  So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?  —  Dr. Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, testified at a Senate hearing last week about hydroxychloroquine.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
New York Times:
Since Election Day, a Lot of Tweeting and Not Much Else for Trump  —  In the three weeks since Election Day, President Trump's most visible presence has been on Twitter.  Since Nov. 3, he has posted some 550 tweets — about three-quarters of which attempted to undermine the integrity of the 2020 election results.
Penny Starr / Breitbart:
Poll: 79% of Trump Voters Believe ‘Election Was Stolen Through Illegal Voting and Fraud’  —  Politico conducted its 2020 Voter Priorities Survey and results show that a vast majority of Trump voters believe the election results are not valid and that illegal voting and fraud took place during the election.
Discussion: Mediaite, Townhall and Press Herald
The Daily Beast:
Ivanka's BFF: Trump Gave Kids' Friends Supermodel Nicknames  —  In this episode of The New Abnormal, Lysandra Ohrstrom talks growing up around Ivanka Trump's creepy dad and NYT's Astead Wesley decides if we need more Midwestern congresspeople.  —  If you thought Ivanka Trump's childhood best friend …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The revenge of the careerists  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  SEC. OF STATE NOMINEE ANTONY BLINKEN: Harvard, Columbia Law, NSC, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations, VP's office.  —  TREASURY NOMINEE JANET YELLEN: Brown, Yale, Fed, White House CEA chair.
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
USA Today:
'He's irreplaceable': 21-year-old leader of Breonna Taylor protests killed in shooting, family says  —  Bailey Loosemore Hayes Gardner Lucas AulbachLouisville Courier Journal  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A young protest leader known for his energy and optimism amid Louisville's movement …
Discussion: TheGrio
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Laura Ingraham says that Biden will be president: ‘This constitutes living in reality’  —  For weeks after most media outlets declared that Joe Biden had won the presidential election, Fox News opinion hosts have continued airing unfounded claims of massive voter fraud and arguing …
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Want to understand Biden voters?  Here's your reading list.  —  Who are they and what drove them to vote in such huge numbers, even during a pandemic?  What makes them tick?  Is it culture?  Tribalism?  Race?  How did they come to their worldview, and why do they cling to it so passionately?
Discussion: NPR
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
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Controversial gun advocate hired by Justice Department last month  —  The Justice Department has hired an economist known for provocative research claiming that communities can reduce crime by allowing widespread gun ownership and implementing policies making it easier to carry a gun in public.
 
 
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Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: COVID Thanksgiving
Discussion: Associated Press
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings
Discussion: Twin Cities
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
General: COVID-19 vaccines will be ready for delivery 24 hours after FDA authorization
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
'We're in the foxhole together': House Democrats reckon with a diminished majority
Discussion: Power Line
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Biden's Cabinet: The Return of the Blob
Politico:
Dem divide over Confederate bases threatens massive defense bill
Discussion: Roll Call
 Earlier Items: 
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pennsylvania counties certify election results despite isolated pushback from Trump allies
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
Discussion: HotAir and Political Wire
J.B. Shurk / The Federalist:
5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms
Discussion: USA Today and American Thinker
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
Dan Bongino Floats 2024 Presidential Bid If Trump Isn't On The Ballot: ‘I Will Consider Entering Politics Again’
Discussion: The Daily Caller