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7:55 AM ET, November 24, 2020

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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
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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
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  —  Mr. Dinkins, who served in the early 1990s, was seen as a compromise selection for voters weary of racial unrest, crime and fiscal turmoil, and proved to be an able caretaker rather than a bold innovator.
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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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 …
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition
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 …
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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
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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Yun Li / CNBC:
Dow futures rise 200 points as Trump administration begins transition process
Discussion: The Week and POLITICUSUSA
New York Times:
Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security
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 …
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John F. Harris / Politico:   Joe Biden's Team of Careerists
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 …
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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
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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 and Crooks and Liars
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 …
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 …
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
General: COVID-19 vaccines will be ready for delivery 24 hours after FDA authorization  —  Operation Warp Speed has a delivery plan in place.  —  How were Pfizer and Moderna able to develop a COVID-19 vaccine so quickly?  —  Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers' coronavirus questions.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
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
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
 
 
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Penny Starr / Breitbart:
Poll: 79% of Trump Voters Believe ‘Election Was Stolen Through Illegal Voting and Fraud’
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The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Biden's Sleepily Reassuring Appointments
Discussion: Washington Post
Politico:
Dem divide over Confederate bases threatens massive defense bill
Discussion: Roll Call
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories
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Emily Roderick / Governor Tom Wolf:
As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts
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
Greg Hinz / Chicago Business:
What does Biden have in mind for Rahm Emanuel?
Discussion: Washington Post and The Guardian