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10:10 AM ET, November 29, 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 …
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 …
American Greatness:
Reality and the Narrative  —  Despite the blandishments of the narrative, which seek to seduce you into acquiescence with rumors of inevitability, we really do not know how this story, which seems so familiar, will end.  —  Oscar Wilde was such a card.  Sitting for his viva voce examination in Greek …
NBC News:
Pennsylvania high court throws out challenge to mail-in ballots
Discussion: The Week
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.
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 …
John Whitehouse / Media Matters for America:
After praising the Trump campaign's unhinged press conference last week, Rush Limbaugh now says it was a failure
Washington Post:
For Trump advocate Sidney Powell, a playbook steeped in conspiracy theories
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Assassination in Iran Threatens Fate of Nuclear Deal  —  The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country's military ambitions.  Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.  —  WASHINGTON — The assassination …
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: Business Insider and Mediaite
The Guardian:
A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story  —  Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countries  —  Nearly a year after doctors identified the first cases of a worrying new disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan …
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 …
Joanna Weiss / Politico:
‘Time For My Flag to Go Up’: How Anti-Trumpers Are Reclaiming the American Flag  —  About a month before the election, Curtis Woodall logged onto Amazon and ordered an American flag.  The 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran and retired infantry soldier had taken his old flag down about a year into the Trump administration.
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 …
Washington Examiner:
Voters punished the Pelosi Democrats  —  Joe Biden won, but it was a lonely victory.  House Democrats lost about a dozen seats, clinging to their majority by the skin of their teeth.  If it hadn't been for some friendly court-ordered redistricting, they'd have done even worse.
Biden's cabinet picks send a clear message  —  Keilar calls out Rubio for attacking Biden's Cabinet over their education  —  Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the book, “Burning Down the House …
ABC News:
Americans need to understand importance of not furthering spread of COVID-19: Fauci  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's “This Week” Sunday.  —  Hospitals struggle with growing number of COVID-19 cases  —  The U.S. has surpassed 13 million confirmed coronavirus cases, adding more than a million cases in just six days.
Natalie Colarossi / Newsweek:
Trump Calls Fox News ‘Virtually Unwatchable,’ Points Followers to OANN and Newsmax  —  President Donald Trump called Fox News “virtually unwatchable” on Saturday, and pointed his followers to instead watch conservative media outlets One America News Network (OANN) and Newsmax.
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Biden Creates Diverse Covid-19 Advisory Board To Contrast With Trump  —  President-Elect Joe Biden on Saturday announced three new additions to his coronavirus advisory board who contrast with the current White House coronavirus task force in their medical backgrounds and diversity.  —  KEY FACTS
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 …
Parker Molloy / Media Matters for America:
Conservatives' complaints about media calling presidential elections are desperate nonsense  —  The same people chiding news networks for calling the race were fine with it in 2016  —  On Saturday, after days of uncertainty, CNN became the first major news network to call the presidential race for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
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 and Fox News
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Israel's Pick to Head Holocaust Memorial Stirs International Uproar
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
Kelly Loeffler's husband dumped his own stock this spring, breaking years-long pattern
Discussion: Raw Story
J.D. Tuccille / Reason:
Pandemic Rules Are Only for the Little People
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
More than 150 arrested in London during anti-lockdown protest
Discussion: UPI
Associated Press:
Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
 Earlier Items: 
Marcus Gee / Globe and Mail:
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: USA Today and New York Post
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian:
Trump supporter who gave $2.5m to fight election fraud wants money back
Andrew Blake / Washington Times:
Michael Flynn: Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in a ‘massive landslide’
Discussion: The Mahablog