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Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against mail ballots with prejudice in another defeat for Trump  —  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed with prejudice a Republican lawsuit seeking to invalidate more than 2.5 million votes cast by mail in the general election …
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CBS Pittsburgh:
Pa. Supreme Court Dismisses Request From Mike Kelly And Sean Parnell To Declare Mail-In Voting Unconstitutional In State, Deny Results From 2020 Election Mail-In Ballots  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly …
Jeremy Roebuck / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses GOP congressman's suit seeking to throw out all ballots cast by mail  —  The final remaining legal challenge to Pennsylvania's election results was tossed Saturday by the state's highest court, which balked at a request from one of President Donald Trump's top boosters …
NBC News:
Pennsylvania high court throws out challenge to mail-in ballots  —  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an election challenge spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who argued that a law permitting no-excuse mail voting violated the state Constitution.
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Supreme Court's scientifically illiterate decision will cost lives
Discussion: RedState
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 …
Bryan Pietsch / New York Times:
Utah Monolith Mysteriously Disappears From Desert  —  The metal structure has been removed, Utah officials said on Saturday, adding that they had not taken it down.  —  As mysteriously as it arrived, a metal monolith that was discovered last week by Utah public safety workers is now gone, officials said on Saturday.
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 …
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
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: Mediaite
Eric Kleefeld / Media Matters for America:
Right-wing media feud erupts over Trump lawyer Sidney Powell's bonkers election conspiracy theories  —  When it turns out Alex Jones is the peacemaker here, you're in trouble.  —  Right-wing media now have to grapple with a strange new internal conflict: whether to endorse the set …
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Washington Post:
For Trump advocate Sidney Powell, a playbook steeped in conspiracy theories
Barbara Slavin / New York Times:
A Scorched Earth Strategy on Iran  —  The assassination of a top nuclear scientist isn't about stopping a bomb — it's about preventing diplomacy.  Joe Biden doesn't have to let it work.  —  Ms. Slavin directs the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council.
Discussion: NBC News, JNS.org and Twitchy
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Quad City Times:
Miller-Meeks' lead shrinks to six votes after Clinton County recount  —  Clinton County completed its recount of the 2nd Congressional District race Saturday, narrowing the tightest contest in the country.  —  Rita Hart gained a net of two votes in her home county after a recount of close to 6,000 votes …
New York Times:
Even as Trump Claimed Fraud, These Republicans Didn't Bend  —  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 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: The Mahablog
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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 …
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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Marty Johnson / The Hill:
Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs  —  Activist groups in Georgia that were the backbone of the effort to turn Georgia blue this election cycle haven't slowed down, their newest goal being to drive Georgians to the polls once again on Jan. 5 for the state's Senate runoff elections.
Discussion: Fox News and RedState
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Ex-Trump campaign aide sues over Russia probe surveillance  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign associate who was the target of a secret surveillance warrant during the FBI's Russia investigation says in a federal lawsuit that he was the victim of “unlawful spying.”
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 …
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, The Hill and Raw Story
New York Times:
Biden Aides' Ties to Consulting and Investment Firms Pose 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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David Sirota / The Daily Poster:
Potential Biden Officials' Firm Is Promising Big Profits Off Those Connections
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay  —  Despite the president-elect's vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace.  —  DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Four years ago, President Trump took office with a pledge to build a towering wall …
Discussion: Defense One
Washington Post:
This state is shutting bars and gyms as the coronavirus surges — but not schools  —  Bars in Rhode Island must close for two weeks starting Monday.  Gyms, casinos, movie theaters and bowling alleys will also go dark.  —  But not Scituate High School — or most other public schools in the state …
 
 
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Jordan Williams / The Hill:
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Discussion: UPI
Associated Press:
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Discussion: CNN
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Awaiting Georgia runoffs, U.S. Senate and its committees have been plunged into uncertainty
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Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
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David Siders / Politico:
GOP finds silver lining in Trump's landslide California loss
New York Times:
Top Contenders for Biden's Cabinet Draw Fire From All Sides
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Trump wants to throw out ballots from 238,000 Wisconsin voters
Discussion: TASS, NPR, Mother Jones and Slate