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11:50 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, Raw Story, NBC News and UPI
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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: Townhall and Raw Story
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 …
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Angry Trump promises rally in battleground state of Georgia  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states led to his election defeat, and said he'll go to Georgia to rally supporters ahead of two Senate runoff elections.
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.
Discussion: Raw Story, Fortune and Washington Times
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College  —  President Trump on Thursday said he would leave the White House on Jan. 20 if the Electoral College declares President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the election, but indicated he was not prepared to concede defeat.
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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New York Post:
Cuomo calls Supreme Court church ruling ‘irrelevant’ despite decision  —  The Supreme Court's order temporarily blocking New York from setting coronavirus capacity limits at houses of worship is “irrelevant” and “moot,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed Thursday.  —  In the 5-4 decision …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo's Virus Shutdown Order
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
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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Fox News, Law & Crime, KGWN and The Guardian
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.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Oh, Brother!  Tears for Trump  —  No arguments — or turkey — this Thanksgiving.  Just a cocktail. … ROCKVILLE, Md. — The mercurial presidency of Donald Trump apparently is over.  Historians, 20 or 30 years hence, will be the impartial arbiters of his accomplishments …
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.
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
Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Pro-Trump Group Donor Sues Over Failure to Expose Election Fraud  — North Carolina money manager wants $2.5 million donation back  — Fred Eshelman says group made ‘empty promises,’ platitudes  —  A pro-Trump group that promised to challenge the Nov. 3 election results and expose fraud …
Discussion: Law & Crime and POLITICUSUSA
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 …
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.
Michael T. Flynn / UncoverDC:
A Personal Statement from General Flynn to America: Faith, Family, and Friendships  —  By Almighty God's grace and with the love and courage of my wife Lori, the strength and fortitude of our families, and the inspiration of our friends and every single patriot who circled me with their prayers …
Discussion: Washington Times and NBC News
 
 
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Trump Pardoned Flynn to Save Himself
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Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2020  —  On Thanksgiving Day, we thank God for the abundant blessings in our lives.
Erin Burnett Out Front / CNN:
Stark contrast between Biden and Trump's words
Wall Street Journal:
A Pardon for General Flynn
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