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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
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump fears Giuliani, other lawyers in Biden vote challenge are ‘fools that are making him look bad’
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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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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New York Daily News:
David Dinkins, New York City's first black mayor, dies at 93
Discussion: The Week
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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Courtney Kube / NBC News:   Michele Flournoy would be first woman to run Pentagon, may bring many more women with her
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 …
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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NBC News:
Behind the scenes, Trump frustrated with his legal team's maneuvers
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’
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.
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 and Crooks and Liars
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.
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 …
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
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
New York Times:
Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth  —  Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the tense days after the presidential election …
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.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump's national security adviser floats a 2024 bid with friends  —  No national security adviser has ever run for president.  Few people outside of Washington policy circles even know who the White House's national security adviser is at any given moment.  —  Yet Robert O'Brien …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
Associated Press:
Newly elected Rep. Boebert asks about carrying a gun on Capitol grounds  —  WASHINGTON — A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged.
 
 
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Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
How Trump's fundraising could benefit his post-White House political life
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
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Controversial gun advocate hired by Justice Department last month
USA Today:
'He's irreplaceable': 21-year-old leader of Breonna Taylor protests killed in shooting, family says
Discussion: TheGrio
 Earlier Items: 
Jillian Scheinfeld / The Dandy:
Highly Qualified: What Does Liberalism Even Mean Anymore?
Discussion: Instapundit
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Biden's Cabinet: The Return of the Blob
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Biden's Sleepily Reassuring Appointments
Discussion: Daily Kos, Slate and Washington Post
Politico:
Dem divide over Confederate bases threatens massive defense bill
Discussion: Power Line and Roll Call
ABC News:
Trump campaign loses 5 more cases in Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision
Discussion: HotAir and RedState
Associated Press:
GOP House candidate's lead shrinks as Iowa recount continues
Discussion: HotAir and Political Wire