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10:25 PM ET, November 26, 2020

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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump commits to stepping down if electoral college votes for Biden  —  President Trump said on Thursday that he would leave the White House if the electoral college voted for President-elect Joe Biden next month, though he vowed to keep fighting to overturn the election he lost and said he may never concede.
Discussion: Politico, NBC News, Raw Story and UPI
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Reuters:
Donald Trump says he will leave White House if electoral college votes for Joe Biden  —  President's comments are the closest he has come to admitting defeat in election and set stage for college vote on 14 December  —  Donald Trump has said that he will leave the White House …
Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Trump Says He'll Give Up Power if Electoral College Backs Biden  —  President Donald Trump gave defiant Thanksgiving remarks at the White House Thursday, insisting falsely that he beat Joe Biden and wavering on whether he would ever concede or attend Biden's inauguration.
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
'Don't Ever Talk to the President That Way': Trump Snaps at ‘Lightweight’ Reporter During Wild Thanksgiving Press Conference  —  President Donald Trump snapped at a reporter who spoke over him during a Thanksgiving press conference, calling the journalist a “lightweight” and telling him, “Don't ever talk to the president that way.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump  —  The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.  —  WASHINGTON — A few minutes before midnight …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo's Virus Shutdown Order
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press:
High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship
Discussion: Twin Cities and Mercury News
Dan Barry / New York Times:
‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump's Presidency  —  The president's inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.  —  In the now-distant Republican presidential primaries of 2016, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas handily won the Iowa caucuses.
Discussion: Raw Story and Townhall
Tony Aarons / Bloomberg:
Ex-Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Files Election Suits in ‘DISTRCOICT’ Court  — Sidney Powell brings cases after being dropped from Trump team  — Georgia case misspells district as ‘DISTRCOICT’ in court name  —  A lawyer who was dropped from President Donald Trump's legal team filed …
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Joshua Bote / USA Today:
Dead minks infected with a mutated form of COVID-19 rise from graves after mass culling  —  Minks infected with a mutated strain of COVID-19 in Denmark appear to be rising from the dead, igniting a national frenzy and calls from local officials to cremate mink carcasses.
Pope Francis / New York Times:
A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts  —  To come out of this pandemic better than we went in, we must let ourselves be touched by others' pain.  —  Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and the bishop of Rome.  —  In this past year of change, my mind and heart have overflowed with people.
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Wyoming's governor has resisted calls for a mask mandate.  Now he has the coronavirus.  —  Earlier this month, with coronavirus cases rising dramatically across Wyoming, a coalition of medical experts and nearly every county health officer in the state wrote to Republican Gov. Mark Gordon …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Trump Pardoned Flynn to Save Himself  —  Here's the first and most important thing to understand about the crime for which President Trump just pardoned former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn: Flynn did not lie to protect himself.  He lied to protect Donald Trump.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Wall Street Journal:
A Pardon for General Flynn
Discussion: The Guardian
CNN:
Joe and Jill Biden: Our most important Thanksgiving tradition  —  The Biden family poses for a picture on Saturday, November 7, 2020.  From left: Melissa Cohen, Hunter Biden, Beau Biden, Naomi Biden, President-elect Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Maisy Biden, Finnegan Biden, Hunter Biden, Natalie Biden, Ashley Biden, and Dr. Howard Krein.
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
What hunting Bigfoot taught a Republican congressman about politics  —  AFTON, Va. — There was a time in Denver Riggleman's life when he sat on the banks of a creek that reeked of dead fish and peered through night-vision goggles into the thick of the Olympic National Forest.  —  He was looking for Bigfoot.
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Top Trump Aide O'Brien Shadowed in Asia by U.S. Election Tumult  — Trump told Pence, O'Brien, Pompeo he'd run again in 2024  — O'Brien toured Asia, while Pompeo went to Middle East, Europe  —  A few days before National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien left for a high-profile tour …
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
Vanessa Yurkevich / CNN:
There is a hunger crisis in America this Thanksgiving  —  (CNN)It took just 10 minutes for Regina Status to pick up her Thanksgiving basket in front of her Bronx, New York, apartment.  A last-minute delivery from Agatha House Foundation, a local food pantry, arrived just in time.
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
MSNBC Legal Analyst Spreads Misinformation About Pardons and the U.S. Constitution Following Flynn Reprieve  —  A former federal prosecutor who currently works as an MSNBC legal analyst spread incorrect and false misinformation about federal law and the U.S. Constitution on Wednesday.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Raw Story
Patricia Ravalgi / SpyTalk:
Fear and Loathing on the House Intelligence Committee  —  Can a new Congress fix an old problem?  Don't hold your breath, says a former staffer  —  19 hr ago  —  On June 4, 2000 the Republican staff director of the House Intelligence Committee, John Millis, drove his car to the Breezeway Motel …
 
 
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Michael T. Flynn / UncoverDC:
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Discussion: NBC News
Jonathan Montpetit / CBC News:
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Discussion: Al Jazeera
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 Earlier Items: 
Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Pro-Trump Group Donor Sues Over Failure to Expose Election Fraud
Discussion: Law & Crime and POLITICUSUSA
Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2020  —  On Thanksgiving Day, we thank God for the abundant blessings in our lives.
Washington Post:
Biden tries to spread calm, as some Democrats worry about his willingness to fight
Discussion: The Guardian and USAPP
Erin Burnett Out Front / CNN:
Stark contrast between Biden and Trump's words