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12:35 PM ET, November 24, 2020

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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:
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 …
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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John F. Harris / Politico:   Joe Biden's Team of Careerists
Zoë Richards / Talking Points Memo:
Graham Warns Of ‘Trifecta From Hell’ If Dems Win Georgia Runoffs  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continued hustling Fox News viewers for money on Monday night, urging them to donate to GOP campaigns in Georgia to avoid what he called a “trifecta from hell.”
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Politico:
Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel
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 …
Discussion: Blue Virginia
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
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
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Courtney Kube / NBC News:
Michele Flournoy would be first woman to run Pentagon, may bring many more women with her
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 …
Anna Hirtenstein / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 30000 for the First Time  —  Index climbs to milestone amid vaccine progress, signs that U.S. election uncertainty is ebbing  —  The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped past 30000 for the first time Tuesday, the latest milestone in a postelection rally turbocharged …
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Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters:
Biden forges ahead with building team after Trump clears way for transition
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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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Even ‘Birther’ Orly Taitz Isn't Sure About Trump Lawyer's Claim He ‘Won In A Landslide’  —  But the lawyer said she'd “absolutely” be willing to join Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani on Trump's “elite strike force team.”  —  Orly Taitz, the California dentist-lawyer who was a leader in the …
Discussion: Mediaite, New York Times and MSNBC
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Polling Shows Why Trump Will Retain His Bully Pulpit With the GOP Base Even After He Leaves Office  —  GOP voters see the president — not his allies in Congress — as their champion, and most would back him in 2024  — 68% of Republicans say Trump is more in touch with the party's rank and file than congressional Republicans.
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USA Today:
‘Almost impossible’: As education divide deepens, Democrats fear a demographic problem for future power
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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Orion Rummler / Axios:
Jaime Harrison: “We have to transform the Democratic Party”  —  Jaime Harrison, who lost his bid to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) after raising record-breaking amounts of money, told CNN on Tuesday that he is open to working with the Biden administration in any capacity, including chairing the Democratic National Committee.
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Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats
Discussion: The Hill and Post and Courier
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Obama the pretender  —  As a socialist, I have a confession to make: Back in 2008, I was a campaign volunteer for Barack Obama.  I supported him over Hillary Clinton in that year's Democratic primary for the obvious reason — she had supported the Iraq War, and he had not …
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.
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.
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
James Mattis: Joe Biden Must Eliminate ‘America First’ from U.S. Foreign Policy  —  Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis declared in an article in Foreign Affairs on Monday that the “America First” foreign policy had damaged national security, and called on Joe Biden to “eliminate ‘America first’” from U.S. strategy.
Discussion: Mediaite, Fox News and POLITICUSUSA
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: New York Post
CNN:
San Francisco officer is charged with on-duty homicide.  The DA says it's a first  —  (CNN)A former San Francisco Police officer was charged with homicide Monday in connection with a 2017 on-duty shooting.  The city's district attorney's office said in a news release that it believes …
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and CBS News
Kim Bellware / Washington Post:
Congressman seeks to have Rudolph Giuliani disbarred over attempts to overturn election  —  In the three weeks since Election Day, Rudolph W. Giuliani has waged a prodigiously unsuccessful legal fight on behalf of President Trump's campaign to overturn the election results.
Discussion: TheBlaze
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?
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
Federation Of American Scientists:
2020 Declassification Deadline Remains in Force  —  Classified records that turn 25 years old this year will be automatically declassified on December 31 — despite requests from agencies to extend the deadline due to the pandemic — unless the records are reviewed and specifically found to be subject to an authorized exemption.
Christina Maxouris / CNN:
A new model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months  —  (CNN)Covid-19 is running unabated across almost every American community, and one model projects it will take the country just under two months to reach a staggering 20 million cases.
Discussion: Mercury News
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.
Philip Allen Lacovara / Washington Post:
Yes, the Biden administration should hold Trump accountable  —  Philip Allen Lacovara, a former president of the D.C. Bar, served as counsel to the Watergate special prosecutor.  —  After the final tumultuous months of the Nixon presidency, Gerald R. Ford decided to end the “long national nightmare” …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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ABC News:
Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning
Discussion: HotAir
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Yes, the election was rigged for Joe Biden. Here's how
Discussion: HotAir
Mosaic Magazine:
What Saudi Arabia Is Thinking
Discussion: UPI
John Murawski / RealClearInvestigations:
Post-George Floyd, a Wave of ‘Anti-Racist’ Teaching Sweeps K-12 Schools Targeting ‘Whiteness’
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Laura Ingraham says that Biden will be president: ‘This constitutes living in reality’
 Earlier Items: 
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: COVID Thanksgiving
Discussion: Associated Press
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
Low interest rates are a curse — we need massive fiscal imprudence
The Daily Beast:
Ivanka's BFF: Trump Gave Kids' Friends Supermodel Nicknames
Discussion: Raw Story
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
New York Times:
Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden
Dr. Scott Atlas / The Stanford Review:
Dr. Scott Atlas Responds to the Stanford Faculty Senate Resolution