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3:40 PM ET, November 24, 2020

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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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Trump Emerges to Tout Stock Gains 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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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Almost no Trump voters consider Biden the legitimate 2020 election winner  — A mere 3% of voters for President Donald Trump think President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, while 73% think the incumbent was the victor, according to a CNBC/Change Research poll.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The disloyal markets have improved more since this year's election than they did in 2016
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.
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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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.
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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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 …
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” …
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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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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump has set a hidden trap for Biden.  It could do great damage.  —  From beginning to end, Joe Biden's campaign focused heavily on President Trump's encouragement of white supremacy.  His campaign launch video was all about Trump's refusal to unambiguously condemn racist violence.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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.
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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
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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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet:
USS John S. McCain conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation  —  PETER THE GREAT BAY - On Nov. 24 (local time) USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan.  This freedom of navigation operation ("FONOP") …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Biden's ‘balancing act’ with early personnel picks shows how he'll govern  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden's first batch of administration picks gives competing wings of the Democratic Party something to celebrate, and sends a signal to the United States that he plans to govern as an institutionalist.
Discussion: Axios
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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SevenMaps / The American Conservative:
The Knoxville Kingpin Who Wasn't  —  A black NRA member sitting in a prison for terrorists …
Michael Rubinkam / Associated Press:
Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response
Discussion: Axios
New York Times:
Evidence Builds That an Early Mutation Made the Pandemic Harder to Stop
Discussion: HotAir
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
After joining Burisma, Hunter Biden requested meetings with Antony Blinken: State Dept. emails
Discussion: RedState
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Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
James Mattis: Joe Biden Must Eliminate ‘America First’ from U.S. Foreign Policy
Christina Maxouris / CNN:
A new model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months
Discussion: Mercury News
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Jaime Harrison: “We have to transform the Democratic Party”
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
How the 2020 Election Deepened America's White-Collar/Blue-Collar Split
Discussion: NBC News and New York Times
The Daily Beast:
A Fox News Host Got COVID, and Staffers Say They Were Never Told
Discussion: Raw Story and TVNewser