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8:45 PM ET, November 28, 2020

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Patricia Murphy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
What counts for Brad Raffensperger  —  Faith, family and the loss of a child prepared him for the Trump storm  —  President Donald Trump lashed out at Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thanksgiving night as “an enemy of the people,” furious that he had certified the 2020 election in Georgia for President-elect Joe Biden.
Discussion: The Intellectualist
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
'I'm Sick Of It': GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman Unloads On Republican Colleagues, Trump  —  Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) pulled no punches against President Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress in an interview with Forbes, accusing them of a “massive grift” in refusing to acknowledge …
Andrew Blake / Washington Times:
Michael Flynn: Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in a ‘massive landslide’  —  Michael T. Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, denied the outcome of the recent White House race in a rare interview released Saturday billed as his first since being pardoned.
Discussion: TheGrio and Raw Story
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Already Gaming Out a 2024 Run—Including an Event During Biden's Inauguration
Politico:
Biden's other health crisis: A resurgent drug epidemic
New York Times:
In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump's Election Narrative  —  They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.  —  The telephone call would have been laugh-out-loud ridiculous if it had not been so serious.
New York Times:
Aides' Ties to Firms Present Biden With Early Ethics Test  —  Some of the president-elect's choices for top posts have done work for undisclosed corporate clients and aided a fund that invests in government contractors.  —  WASHINGTON — One firm helps companies navigate global risks …
Discussion: Common Dreams
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
As Georgia Republicans aim to unite, Trump's ‘rigged’ claims drive a wedge  —  At a gun range in north Georgia, Republicans roared in applause Saturday as once-bitter rivals Doug Collins and Kelly Loeffler shook hands and then embraced over shared determination to keep the U.S. Senate …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
McConnell suspends in-person GOP lunches  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will temporarily suspend in-person lunches for the GOP caucus, amid a nationwide spike in coronavirus cases.  —  McConnell's decision comes as the Senate's seen a recent uptick in members contracting the disease.
Discussion: The Hill, Axios and Raw Story
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian:
Trump supporter who gave $2.5m to fight election fraud wants money back  —  Businessman Fredric Eshelman sues pro-Trump ‘election ethics’ group citing ‘disappointing results’ of effort to expose cheating  —  A Donald Trump supporter who donated $2.5m to help expose and prosecute claims …
CNN:
Supreme Court's scientifically illiterate decision will cost lives  —  Jeffrey D. Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author; view more opinion on CNN.
Discussion: RedState and Infidel753
Jan Murphy / PennLive:
26 Pa. House Republicans call for withdrawing certification of presidential electors  —  Declaring the results of statewide electoral contests in the 2020 general election to be in dispute, a group of House Republican lawmakers have announced their intention to introduce a resolution calling …
Catherine Philp / The Times:
Joe Biden expected to name Cindy McCain ambassador to UK  —  She is the widow with a sting in her tail.  Her renunciation of Donald Trump was a factor in helping to deliver the presidency to his rival, Joe Biden.  —  Now Cindy McCain, wife to the late senator John McCain, the senator for Arizona …
Julius Young / Fox News:
Eric Clapton slammed after past racially insensitive remarks surface amid release of anti-lockdown song  —  The new single will be released on December 4th  —  Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for November 27  —  Eric Clapton is in hot water after it was announced on Friday …
New York Times:
Top Contenders for Biden's Cabinet Draw Fire From All Sides  —  Lists of names of those the president-elect is said to be considering are flying across Washington, prompting lawmakers and interest groups to raise questions about some top contenders.  —  WASHINGTON — There are leading candidates and dark horses.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump loses again
publichealth.lacounty.gov:
Public Health to Add Additional Safety Modifications to Health Officer Order - Targeted Safer at Home Order Comes After 5-Day Average of New Cases is 4,751  —  As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, a temporary Los Angeles …
Washington Post:
For Trump advocate Sidney Powell, a playbook steeped in conspiracy theories  —  She zipped through classes at the University of North Carolina, earning her diploma in less than two years.  She added a law degree and in her early 20s became, she has often said, the youngest federal prosecutor in the country.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Associated Press:
Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights  —  As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Obama.  —  Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists …
Patrick Basham / Spectator USA:
Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling  —  To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision.  You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist.  Mark me down as a crank, then.  I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling.
Washington Post:
20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump's quest to overturn the election  —  The facts were indisputable: President Trump had lost.  —  But Trump refused to see it that way.  Sequestered in the White House and brooding out of public view after his election defeat …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Pennsylvania State Judge Upholds Halt To Certification, Finds Likelihood Mail-In Balloting Procedures Violate PA Constitution  —  Upholds injunction issued earlier in the week, finds “Petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene Pa. Const.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Awaiting Georgia runoffs, U.S. Senate and its committees have been plunged into uncertainty  —  The presidential transfer of power began last Monday when President Trump allowed the incoming Biden administration's teams access to federal agencies, but another influential transition will remain in limbo into the new year.
Discussion: New York Post
Wall Street Journal:
Biden, Iran and the Bomb  —  Will he throw away Trump's Mideast gains to return to a bad nuclear deal?  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The Democratic establishment will soon be back in charge of U.S. foreign policy, and the question is how much they've learned in exile.
Discussion: Iran and The New Neo
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Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Ohio certifies presidential election results, Trump win
Joshua Caplan / Breitbart:
Alan Dershowitz: Trump ‘Absolutely Right’ to Pardon Michael Flynn
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
House Republicans call for censure of NJ Dem who filed bar complaints against Trump lawyers
Discussion: New Jersey Globe and Raw Story
Lyz Lenz / Washington Post:
White women vote Republican. Get used to it, Democrats.
Financial Times:
UK set to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine within days
Discussion: Bloomberg and Marginal REVOLUTION
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Jesselyn Cook / HuffPost:
Online Anti-Vax Communities Have Become A Pipeline For QAnon Radicalization
Discussion: Raw Story
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Overstock CEO Says He's Put Together an ‘Army of Various Odd People’ to Save Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Aims to Appoint Liberal Judges After Trump's Conservative Push
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
How Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America
Discussion: CNN, Boston Herald and Washington Post