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11:30 PM ET, November 28, 2020


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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 …
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.
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 …
Supreme Court's scientifically illiterate decision will cost lives
Discussion: RedState and Infidel753
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 …
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 and 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 …
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
David Sirota / The Daily Poster:
Potential Biden Officials' Firm Is Promising Big Profits Off Those Connections
Discussion: TheGrio and Outside the Beltway
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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: RedState
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
More than 150 arrested in London during anti-lockdown protest  —  More than 150 people were arrested on Saturday during an anti-lockdown protest in London, the Metropolitan Police announced.  —  The Met said that arrests were made for breaching coronavirus regulations, assaulting a police officer and possessing of drugs.
Discussion: UPI
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden  —  Republicans are preparing to reembrace their inner deficit hawks after greenlighting big spending bills under President Trump.  —  GOP senators say they expect to refocus on curbing the nation's debt …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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: RedState
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.
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Adamson BBQ's owner Adam Skelly has the right to protest - but not break - COVID-19 rules
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Awaiting Georgia runoffs, U.S. Senate and its committees have been plunged into uncertainty
Discussion: New York Post
Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Ohio certifies presidential election results, Trump win
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.
 Earlier Items: 
Financial Times:
UK set to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine within days
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Jesselyn Cook / HuffPost:
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