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9:40 PM ET, November 24, 2020

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Manisha Krishnan / VICE:
Penguin Random House Staff Confront Publisher About New Jordan Peterson Book  —  During a tense town hall, staff cried and expressed dismay with the publishing giant's decision to publish ‘Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.’  —  Several Penguin Random House Canada employees confronted management …
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Joseph Choi / The Hill:   Obama sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies of memoir in first week
CNN:
White House has signed off on Joe Biden getting the President's Daily Brief  —  (CNN)Three weeks after the election, the White House has given formal approval for President-elect Joe Biden to receive the President's Daily Brief, a White House official told CNN Tuesday.
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Almost no Trump voters consider Biden the legitimate 2020 election winner  — A mere 3% of voters for President Donald Trump think President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, while 73% think the incumbent was the victor, according to a CNBC/Change Research poll.
Bloomberg:
Trump Emerges to Tout Stock Gains Driven by Biden Transition
Discussion: CBS News
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
As Their D.C. Days Dwindle, Ivanka and Jared Look for a New Beginning  —  The end of President Trump's time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-to-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.  —  WASHINGTON — Town officials …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
YouTube temporarily suspends, demonetizes OANN  —  YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content after the Trump-friendly channel uploaded a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19, YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi tells Axios.
Saleha Mohsin / Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Put $455 Billion Beyond Yellen's Easy Reach  — Biden Treasury pick Yellen left with smaller lending backstop  — Mnuchin urged Congress to use unspent money to help economy  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will put $455 billion in unspent Cares Act funding …
Axios:
Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn  —  President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: NEW: What Paul Ryan is saying about Biden and Trump  —  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP appeared in the briefing room for a minute or so around 12:30 p.m. to congratulate the American people on the stock market breaking 30,000.  He did not take a single question.
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
McConnell still mum on Biden's win as Trump administration begins transition
Discussion: Denver Post and Political Wire
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Charlie Warzel / New York Times:   What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed  —  Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.  —  As President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election have steadily disintegrated …
JNS.org:
Incoming senior Biden staffer justified suicide bombers during Second Intifada  —  In 2002, Reema Dodin, then a student at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that “suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people.”
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Tzvi Joffre / Jerusalem Post:
Reema Dodin to be first Palestinian-American White House staffer
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Lena H. Sun / Washington Post:
First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December  —  More doses will be available each week as manufacturing ramps up, even as state and local officials complain they don't have the funds needed to do mass vaccinations  —  The federal government plans …
Discussion: USA Today and Political Wire
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Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Redfield projects COVID-19 vaccine to be rolled out by ‘end of the second week in December’
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The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone-Tied Group Claims Dems Are Framing Them as Republican Party Turncoats  —  BURN IT DOWN  —  The group appeared to be encouraging Trump backers to either not vote in the GA runoffs or write in the president's name.  They now say it's a lie.  —  Conservative operatives and a super PAC …
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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:   Republicans are flooding the Georgia runoffs with millions of dollars in digital dark ads
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Biden's National Security team reveals he has learned from the mistakes of past presidents  —  Not only does Biden have more foreign policy experience than many other presidents, the team he announced is made up of established veterans.  —  As someone who writes history books about the White House and …
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Edward Foley / Washington Post:
This unnerving election does not bode well for the next one  —  Next time could be worse.  —  This year's presidential election came dangerously close to being stolen.  The only reason it didn't happen was because, in the end, there were too many states for President Trump to try to steal …
Discussion: Snopes.com and Election Law Blog
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
‘Uphill battle’: Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit socked by election certification
Discussion: Fox News, The Daily Beast and Bloomberg
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden's former chief of staff  —  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a “deficit hawk.”
Discussion: Fox News and NBC News
Karl Baker / USA Today:
Computer repairman who claimed he gave Hunter Biden data to Giuliani closes shop as laptop saga gets stranger  —  Weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election, the world's political intrigue turned to a Wilmington computer repair shop after the New York Post revealed that its owner gave …
Wall Street Journal:
After Setbacks, Trump Looks Beyond Legal Fight  —  Publicly, president says he will ‘never concede.’ Privately, he is focused on his political future as Biden transition moves forward.  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump has publicly vowed to keep up the fight to overturn the election.
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 …
The Intercept:
Congress Has the Power to Override Supreme Court Rulings.  Here's How.  —  From, 1979 until her retirement in 1998, Lilly Ledbetter worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber's plant in Gadsden, Alabama.  Once she had left the job, she learned a disturbing fact.  When Ledbetter had started …
CNN:
Here's how Trump's transition blockade finally ended  —  (CNN)Two weeks after Joe Biden was projected to win the presidential election, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy was finally prepared to stop stalling the transition.  —  It was Friday, November 20.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Every Day Trump Repeatedly Emails His Supporters a Dangerous Message: Democracy Doesn't Work  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.  —  I've heard from Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump.
Wall Street Journal:
Rural Americans Stopped Staying In.  Then Covid-19 Hit.  —  Coronavirus cases rise to record highs and hospitalizations surge as people return to some semblance of normality  —  The coronavirus is resurging across the U.S. But it's hitting hardest in rural places, where people …
Rich Noyes / Newsbusters:
SPECIAL REPORT: The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020  —  Text to Speech Font Size  —  The left-wing news media didn't just poison the information environment with their incessantly negative coverage of President Trump going into the 2020 election.  They also refused to give airtime …
Alex Heath / The Information:
Facebook Researchers Found Its ‘Political Whitelist’ Influenced Misinformation Spread  —  During a September 2019 speech in Washington, D.C., Facebook's global policy and communications chief Nick Clegg gave an ardent defense of the company's policy to not fact-check politicians …
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
A ‘trend of more failing’: Online school has sent F's spiking by 83 percent in Virginia's largest school system  —  Online learning is causing a serious drop in academic achievement in Virginia's largest school system, according to a Fairfax County Public Schools study, and the most vulnerable students …
Mary Spicuzza / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
On day five of election recounts in Milwaukee, all observers were given poop emoji wristbands from Wisconsin Center staff  —  Each day of the recount seems to bring some new controversy.  —  And on Tuesday morning, the controversy briefly turned to poop — or more specifically …
Discussion: The Hill and National Review
John Bowden / The Hill:
Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address  —  President-elect Joe Biden will deliver a Thanksgiving address on Wednesday, his White House transition team announced in a press release.  —  A news release Tuesday evening indicated that the live-streamed speech would touch on the …
 
 
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Francesca Paris / The Berkshire Eagle:
Williams prof disavows own finding of mishandled GOP ballots
Discussion: CNBC, RedState and TheBlaze
Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
US held dozens of children, including a 1-month-old, at border for several days in last 2 months
Luppe Luppen / Washington Post:
You don't have a ‘right’ to a lawyer when you're trying to steal an election
Matthew Stroup / Task & Purpose:
I struggled with thoughts of suicide. Vulnerability and connection kept me alive
Ted Nesi / WPRI-TV:
Path opens for Whitehouse to become top Dem on Senate Judiciary
Vinny Vella / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Former Chester County sheriff and her boyfriend charged with stealing funds from K-9 unit
 Earlier Items: 
David Wickert / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp decries ‘baseless attacks’ from Trump supporter
Discussion: Forbes, Raw Story and Daily Kos
Annette McGivney / The Guardian:
Revealed: Trump officials rush to mine desert haven native tribes consider holy
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump has set a hidden trap for Biden. It could do great damage.
Discussion: Raw Story and Digby's Hullabaloo
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
‘People are pissed’: Tensions rise amid scramble for Biden jobs