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2:15 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 …
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Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers  —  Many Americans' feeds are nightmares.  I know because I spent weeks living inside two of them.  —  Opinion writer at large.  —  In mid-October I asked two people I'd never met to give me their Facebook account passwords for three weeks leading up to and after Election Day.
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.
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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Bloomberg:
Trump Emerges to Tout Gains in Stocks Driven by Biden Transition  — President makes only fifth public appearance since election  — Trump administration agreed Monday to begin Biden transition  —  President Donald Trump celebrated stock market gains and progress toward coronavirus vaccines …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The disloyal markets have improved more since this year's election than they did in 2016
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Not Hugging It Out: Schumer Boots Feinstein From Judiciary Leadership  —  So much for comity, eh?  Progressives put a target on Dianne Feinstein's back from the moment she embraced Lindsey Graham at the end of Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing.
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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 …
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
‘Beyond an embarrassment,’ legal experts say of Trump and Giuliani's floundering efforts in court  —  Rudy Giuliani was brought in to lead an “elite strike force” of lawyers to guide President Donald Trump's legal challenges to the 2020 election, but their efforts have been “dysfunctional” …
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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’
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
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
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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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
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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.
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Yes, the election was rigged for Joe Biden.  Here's how  —  How Democrats, Big Tech and the mainstream media waged an unfair fight in 2020  —  Tucker: Dems used the power of Big Tech to win presidential election  —  You've heard a lot over the past few days about the security of our electronic voting machines.
Discussion: HotAir
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 …
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.
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.
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: IJR and Raw Story
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
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Cuomo Invited His Mother for Thanksgiving.  New Yorkers Noticed.  —  The governor was accused of hypocrisy after he said his mother and two daughters were traveling to Albany for the holiday.  He withdrew the invitation.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — For days, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been preaching …
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: TVNewser and Raw Story
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.
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden's win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final canvass of the Nov. 3 election.  —  The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic …
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: Digby's Hullabaloo
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.
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 …
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
Michael Rubinkam / Associated Press:
Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response  —  In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends.  That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.  —  “No one is going to tell …
Discussion: Axios
SevenMaps / The American Conservative:
The Knoxville Kingpin Who Wasn't  —  A black NRA member sitting in a prison for terrorists may be the missing link in Fast and Furious  —  An abomination to civil liberty sits beside the Wabash River.  One of two Bureau of Prisons Communication Management Units (CMUs) in the country …
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.
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.
 
 
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump has set a hidden trap for Biden. It could do great damage.
New York Times:
Evidence Builds That an Early Mutation Made the Pandemic Harder to Stop
Discussion: HotAir
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Almost no Trump voters consider Biden the legitimate 2020 election winner
Discussion: Breitbart
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet:
USS John S. McCain conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump Wars II: The Loser Strikes Back
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Transition Moves Quickly After Trump Agrees to Share Resources
 Earlier Items: 
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
After joining Burisma, Hunter Biden requested meetings with Antony Blinken: State Dept. emails
Discussion: RedState
ABC News:
Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning
Discussion: HotAir
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Jaime Harrison: “We have to transform the Democratic Party”
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Laura Ingraham says that Biden will be president: ‘This constitutes living in reality’
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
Low interest rates are a curse — we need massive fiscal imprudence
Ashish Jha / New York Times:
Why Is Congress Still Discussing Hydroxychloroquine?
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Ivanka's BFF: Trump Gave Kids' Friends Supermodel Nicknames
Discussion: Raw Story
USA Today:
'He's irreplaceable': 21-year-old leader of Breonna Taylor protests killed in shooting, family says
Discussion: TheGrio