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6:50 AM ET, November 27, 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.
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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.
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 and Townhall
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 …
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.
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Unthankful Trump Refuses To Say If He Will Attend Biden Inauguration  —  “It's going to be a very hard thing to concede,” the president said in combative remarks between a bevy of falsehoods.  —  President Donald Trump refused on Thanksgiving to say if he will attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration …
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 …
Discussion: VICE, Gothamist and The Intellectualist
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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 …
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.
Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden's national security picks are great news — for China  —  President-elect Joe Biden has been quick to shape his national security team.  Jake Sullivan will serve as national security adviser, Antony Blinken is to be nominated for Secretary of State, Avril Haines will be the director …
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
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Donor In Trump's Election ‘Fraud’ Fight Sues To Snatch Back His $2.5 Million Contribution  —  Venture capitalist Fred Eshelman blasts group that launched failed court cases that couldn't come up with any evidence of rigged voting.  —  A major contributor to a group backing President Donald Trump's fight …
Discussion: UPI and Law & Crime
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Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Pro-Trump Group Donor Sues Over Failure to Expose Election Fraud
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
North Carolina — still purple but up for grabs  —  Two months ago, Democrats were upbeat about North Carolina: the reelection of a popular Governor who won widespread praise for handling the COVID-19 crisis; a first-rate Senate candidate who could topple an undistinguished incumbent …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Trump's leaving Biden a Christmas gift of Middle East peace — will Joe throw it in the trash?  —  Will Joe Biden and his foreign-policy team accept the extraordinary gift Team Trump is leaving for them under the Christmas tree — or is their hatred for the president so all-consuming that they will toss it in the garbage?
 
 
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