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6:50 PM ET, November 28, 2020

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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: Raw Story and TheGrio
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Already Gaming Out a 2024 Run—Including an Event During Biden's Inauguration  —  He's not yet conceded 2020 but is already looking at keeping Republicans in line and making Biden's life miserable.  —  In the twilight of his presidency, Donald Trump is discussing different ways …
Politico:
Biden's other health crisis: A resurgent drug epidemic
Jeffrey Rodack / Newsmax:
Newsmax/McLaughlin Poll: Big Majority Wants Trump to Run in 2024; Don Jr. Emerges
Discussion: Mother Jones
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.
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 …
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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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
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: Axios and Raw Story
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
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
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 …
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 …
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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: Associated Press and New York Post
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 …
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.
Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Ohio certifies presidential election results, Trump win  —  'I'm fully confident Ohio's voice was heard in a fair and honest election,' Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said.  —  Trump 2020 senior adviser Kayleigh McEnany provides updates on the president's legal team taking the election fight to the Supreme Court.
David Siders / Politico:
GOP finds silver lining in Trump's landslide California loss  —  LOS ANGELES — Joe Biden trampled Donald Trump by nearly 30 percentage points in California.  But down-ticket in this heavily Democratic state, the Republican Party found new life.  —  Republicans are poised to win as many as four …
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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New York Times:
Gunmen Assassinate Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis
Glenn Greenwald:
Rep. Ilhan Omar's Misguided Defense of John Brennan and The Logan Act: a Dangerous and Unconstitutional Law  —  Foreign policy dissidents have the greatest interest in repealing the Logan Act, not wielding it as a weapon to shield ex-CIA Directors while heralding it as a clearly defined criminal statute.
Marcus Gee / Globe and Mail:
Adamson BBQ's owner Adam Skelly has the right to protest - but not break - COVID-19 rules  —  Adam Skelly said he was acting in the name of liberty when he defied the rules and opened his Toronto barbecue joint this week.  He claimed the government trampled on his rights when it imposed a 28 …
 
 
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Richard Norton Smith / Washington Post:
Transitions are never easy. Especially this one.
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
Jesselyn Cook / HuffPost:
Online Anti-Vax Communities Have Become A Pipeline For QAnon Radicalization
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
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
Megan Henney / Fox Business:
Mnuchin plans to move $455B in coronavirus relief out of Biden's reach
Discussion: Salon and IJR