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2:40 AM ET, November 30, 2020


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Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Name Rouse, Tanden to Economic Team  —  WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate a diverse group of economic advisers to serve alongside Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen as he prepares to confront the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the decision said Sunday.
Washington Post:
Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Jennifer Psaki, a veteran Democratic spokeswoman, will be Joe Biden's White House press secretary, one of seven women who will fill the upper ranks of his administration's communications staff.
Transition / President-Elect Joe Biden:
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Announce Members of White House Senior Communications Staff  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
Ben White / Politico:   Deese to be Biden's top White House economic adviser
Biden to Name Tanden as Budget Chief, Likely Riling GOP
Discussion: CBS News and New York Post
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:   Biden Expected to Name Top Economic Officials This Week
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Political lying as tribal signaling  —  It's like getting a tattoo to prove you're in a gang  —  Why have so many Republicans and right-wing media figures embraced Donald Trump's obviously made-up claims of voter fraud?  Rationally, they must know that all of the allegations are lies.
Alexis Benveniste / CNN:
Fox News' Maria Bartiromo gave Trump his first TV interview since the election.  It was filled with lies  —  New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke with Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo — his first TV interview since the election.  The conversation was riddled with lies and conspiracy theories.
Discussion: USA Today, Slate, Daily Kos and Vanity Fair
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
‘My mind will not change in six months’: In first post-election TV interview, Trump renews baseless claims of voter fraud
Discussion: Business Insider
Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump, cementing the president's failure to change the election results
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN Panel Blasts Fox's Bartiromo Over ‘Delusional’ Trump Interview: ‘Not Much Daylight Between Maria and Alex Jones’
Patrick Marley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Dane County recount will show Biden won Wisconsin, but Trump is planning a lawsuit
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Trump slams judges' election decisions: ‘What kind of a court system is this?’
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The King of Trump TV Thinks You're Dumb Enough to Buy It  —  Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.  —  In 2004, Hillary Clinton was in the Senate and Christopher Ruddy had some making up to do.
Biden's doctor says he has hairline fractures in his foot after slipping while playing with his dog  —  Washington, DC (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has hairline fractures in his “mid-foot” and will “likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” his doctor said in a statement Sunday …
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Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden's CIA director  —  (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is still weighing who will lead the Central Intelligence Agency, but Tom Donilon is no longer under consideration for the post, CNN has learned.  —  Two sources familiar with the matter say Donilon …
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:   Biden Could Score Another First at CIA
Mark Scolforo / Associated Press:
Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Discussion: Twitchy, The Hill and Law & Crime
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
We Won't Forget and We Won't Forgive What Trumpists Did to America  —  It's not enough to merely enjoy their agony and humiliation.  It's not enough to hope they'll be shamed and correct their behavior.  Have you not met these people?  —  BEAST INSIDE … The dark is rising for Trump's sycophants, toadies and enablers.
New York Times:
Black Voguers Populate Billboards in a Times Square ‘Midnight Moment’  —  The opportunity to stage “Black Magic” in Times Square “was a great proposition to do something transgressive,” said the artist Rashaad Newsome.  —  Just before midnight every evening in December …
The Guardian:
At least 110 dead in Nigeria after suspected Boko Haram attack  —  Attack took place in village near Maiduguri, with assailants targeting farmers in rice fields  —  At least 110 people have been killed in an attack on a village in north-east Nigeria blamed on the Boko Haram jihadist group …
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
Dehumanising: Israeli groups' verdict on military invasions of Palestinian homes … A damning report by three Israeli human rights groups has condemned the military's widespread practice of entering Palestinian homes in the occupied territories, often in the middle of the night.
Financial Times:
EU pitches new post-Trump alliance with US in face of China challenge  —  Brussels draft plan seeks to rebuild ties with common fronts on tech, Covid-19 and democratic interests  —  The EU will call on the US to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to forge a new global alliance …
Discussion: Reuters and Political Wire
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Rahm Emanuel floated for Transportation secretary
Wall Street Journal:
Restaurant Holdouts Defy Covid-19 Shutdown Orders
Fox News:
Bobby Jindal & Wes Anderson: Hispanic support for Republicans growing as Democrats move leftward
USA Today:
To this Supreme Court, religious freedom trumps public health — even amid COVID-19 plague
Associated Press:
Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Steve Inskeep / New York Times:
Trump Looms Large Now, but Maybe Not Forever
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Trump floats appointing a ‘special prosecutor’ in addition to Durham to investigate Trump-Russia investigators
Discussion: Raw Story
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end
Dante Chinni / NBC News:
Trump underperformed in most counties with large rallies
Discussion: jobsanger and Raw Story