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8:22 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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Bloomberg:
Trump Emerges to Tout Stock Gains Driven by Biden Transition
Discussion: CBS News
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The disloyal markets have improved more since this year's election than they did in 2016
Discussion: American Compass and Raw Story
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Charlie Warzel / New York Times:   What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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
Andrew Egger / The Dispatch:   The Georgia Dilemma  —  As Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue campaign as a check on Biden …
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NBC News:
Trump advisers pushed for transition to begin as GOP calls for it grew
Discussion: Raw Story, Al Jazeera and Townhall
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be shipped to states by mid-December  —  States will begin receiving the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December, but will make their own determinations on who will be first in line for a shot.  —  An estimated 6.4 million doses …
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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’
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
CDC director: COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out second week in December
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Forbes
Tzvi Joffre / Jerusalem Post:
Reema Dodin to be first Palestinian-American White House staffer  —  During the Second Intifada in 2002, Dodin stated that “suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people.”  —  Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American, will serve alongside Shuwanza Goff as a deputy director …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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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.”
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 …
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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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, NBC News and The Guardian
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
Fox News reaches settlement with parents of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich  —  Fox News has reached a settlement with Joel and Mary Rich, the couple who sued the network for emotional distress over a false story that Fox promoted on the air for almost a week about the 2016 death of their son …
Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
‘Uphill battle’: Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit socked by election certification  —  The Trump campaign's Pennsylvania federal lawsuit is now in appeals court, where it faces extremely rough sledding after the state certified its results on Tuesday.  —  President Trump was dealt another defeat …
Discussion: Fox News, Bloomberg and Washington Post
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.
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
Ted Nesi / WPRI-TV:
Path opens for Whitehouse to become top Dem on Senate Judiciary  —  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse?  —  That prospect is not yet likely — and the “chairman” part would depend on Democrats winning not one but two Georgia Senate runoff elections in January to clinch a majority.
Discussion: Politico
Luppe Luppen / Washington Post:
You don't have a ‘right’ to a lawyer when you're trying to steal an election  —  Lawyers owe a duty not only to their client but to their country.  —  By the time of the General Services Administration's decision to allow President-elect Joe Biden's transition to proceed …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
Vinny Vella / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Former Chester County sheriff and her boyfriend charged with stealing funds from K-9 unit  —  Former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was charged with theft early Tuesday for allowing employees to improperly divert donated money to pay for personal expenses and collect comp …
 
 
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Karl Baker / USA Today:
Computer repairman who claimed he gave Hunter Biden data to Giuliani closes shop as laptop saga gets stranger
Matthew Stroup / Task & Purpose:
I struggled with thoughts of suicide. Vulnerability and connection kept me alive
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
NBC News:
Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes hit record high
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Nearly a sixth of the Senate Republican caucus has tested positive for coronavirus
Discussion: ABC News
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump has set a hidden trap for Biden. It could do great damage.
Discussion: Raw Story and Digby's Hullabaloo
Philip Allen Lacovara / Washington Post:
Yes, the Biden administration should hold Trump accountable
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