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Manisha Krishnan / VICE:
Penguin Random House Staff Confront Publisher About New Jordan Peterson Book  —  During a tense town hall, staff cried and expressed dismay with the publishing giant's decision to publish ‘Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.’  —  Several Penguin Random House Canada employees confronted management …
Discussion: HotAir
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Joseph Choi / The Hill:   Obama sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies of memoir in first week
CNN:
White House has signed off on Joe Biden getting the President's Daily Brief  —  (CNN)Three weeks after the election, the White House has given formal approval for President-elect Joe Biden to receive the President's Daily Brief, a White House official told CNN Tuesday.
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Bloomberg:
Trump Emerges to Tout Stock Gains Driven by Biden Transition
Discussion: CBS News
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Biden says outreach from Trump admin has been ‘sincere’ as transition begins
Discussion: CNN, The Hill, Bloomberg and Deadline
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The disloyal markets have improved more since this year's election than they did in 2016
Discussion: American Compass and Raw Story
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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.
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
After Setbacks, Trump Looks Beyond Legal Fight  —  Publicly, president says he will ‘never concede.’ Privately, he is focused on his political future as Biden transition moves forward.  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump has publicly vowed to keep up the fight to overturn the election.
David Wickert / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp decries ‘baseless attacks’ from Trump supporter
Discussion: Forbes, Raw Story and Daily Kos
NBC News:
Trump advisers pushed for transition to begin as GOP calls for it grew
Discussion: Raw Story, Al Jazeera and Townhall
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: NEW: What Paul Ryan is saying about Biden and Trump  —  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP appeared in the briefing room for a minute or so around 12:30 p.m. to congratulate the American people on the stock market breaking 30,000.  He did not take a single question.
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Saleha Mohsin / Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Put $455 Billion Beyond Yellen's Easy Reach  — Biden Treasury pick Yellen left with smaller lending backstop  — Mnuchin urged Congress to use unspent money to help economy  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will put $455 billion in unspent Cares Act funding …
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Redfield projects COVID-19 vaccine to be rolled out by ‘end of the second week in December’  —  CDC director tells Fox News vaccine will be distributed ‘in a hierarchical way’ starting with nursing home residents  —  CDC head: COVID driven by ‘silent epidemic’ of asymptomatic infections
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Joseph Choi / The Hill:
CDC director: COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out second week in December
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Forbes
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
As Their D.C. Days Dwindle, Ivanka and Jared Look for a New Beginning  —  The end of President Trump's time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-to-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.  —  WASHINGTON — Town officials …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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 …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden's former chief of staff  —  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a “deficit hawk.”
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Biden's National Security team reveals he has learned from the mistakes of past presidents  —  Not only does Biden have more foreign policy experience than many other presidents, the team he announced is made up of established veterans.  —  As someone who writes history books about the White House and …
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The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone-Tied Group Claims Dems Are Framing Them as Republican Party Turncoats  —  BURN IT DOWN  —  The group appeared to be encouraging Trump backers to either not vote in the GA runoffs or write in the president's name.  They now say it's a lie.  —  Conservative operatives and a super PAC …
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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The Intercept:
Congress Has the Power to Override Supreme Court Rulings.  Here's How.  —  From, 1979 until her retirement in 1998, Lilly Ledbetter worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber's plant in Gadsden, Alabama.  Once she had left the job, she learned a disturbing fact.  When Ledbetter had started …
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 …
Alex Heath / The Information:
Facebook Researchers Found Its ‘Political Whitelist’ Influenced Misinformation Spread  —  During a September 2019 speech in Washington, D.C., Facebook's global policy and communications chief Nick Clegg gave an ardent defense of the company's policy to not fact-check politicians …
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 …
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 …
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 and National Review
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Every Day Trump Repeatedly Emails His Supporters a Dangerous Message: Democracy Doesn't Work  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.  —  I've heard from Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump.
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed  —  Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.  —  As President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election have steadily disintegrated …
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 …
Vinny Vella / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Former Chester County sheriff and her boyfriend charged with stealing funds from K-9 unit  —  Former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was charged with theft early Tuesday for allowing employees to improperly divert donated money to pay for personal expenses and collect comp …
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 and Digby's Hullabaloo
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
As he ignores election defeat, Trump pardons turkey  —  This is the president's fourth year taking part in the traditional event.  —  Presidential turkey pardons through the years  —  In a longstanding tradition, presidents pardon Thanksgiving turkeys.  —  Drew Angerer/Getty Images, FILE
Betsy McKay / Wall Street Journal:
CDC Finalizing Recommendation to Shorten Covid-19 Quarantines  —  Agency is considering shortening the advised quarantine time to between seven and 10 days  —  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of time it recommends that a person self-quarantine …
The Daily Beast:
Biden Weighs Mike Morell as His CIA Chief.  A Key Dem Senator Says Don't Bother.  —  Sources say Morell is a leading candidate to be Biden's CIA director.  But his defenses of the agency's torture and drone strikes are already drawing progressive opposition.
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 …
 
 
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Brigitte S. / Pennsylvania Senate Republicans:
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NBC News:
Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes hit record high
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Nearly a sixth of the Senate Republican caucus has tested positive for coronavirus
Discussion: ABC News
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Yes, the election was rigged for Joe Biden. Here's how
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.
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Not Hugging It Out: Schumer Boots Feinstein From Judiciary Leadership