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Wall Street Journal:
Joe Biden Fills Out His Economic Team  —  President-elect's picks include Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget and Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisers  —  WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate a team of liberal and centrist economic advisers …
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NBC News:
Biden to receive his first presidential daily briefing  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday will receive his first presidential daily briefing since winning the 2020 election after the Trump administration delayed approving the transition process.
Discussion: MSNBC
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
The GOP Is a Propaganda Party  —  Media parasites have taken control of the host.  —  Cymothoa exigua is a terrifying creature.  —  The parasite enters a fish through its gills, attaches to its tongue, consumes the tongue, and then becomes a sort of new tongue.
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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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.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The lame-duck checklist  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THIS MAY BE THE ONLY FULL WEEK both the House and Senate will be in D.C. for the lame-duck session of Congress.  And the backdrop is grim: The pandemic is hitting its height, the economy is showing some signs of struggle, and society is, again, being tested.
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Washington Examiner:   Biden's security picks a worrisome sign for Iran policy
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Behind Trump's final push to limit immigration
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:   Team Obama's Iran Illusions
Tom Jones / Poynter:
President Trump's interview is an embarrassing low mark for him, Fox News and, especially, interviewer Maria Bartiromo  —  Once a respected journalist and top business reporter, Bartiromo has seemingly sold her journalistic soul to become a sycophant for President Trump.
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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.
Discussion: NPR, Althouse, RedState, Breitbart, CNBC, IJR and UPI
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Fired director of U.S. cyber agency Chris Krebs explains why President Trump's claims of election interference are false  —  Chris Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was put in charge of the agency handling election security by President Trump two years ago.  When Krebs said the election …
Zachary Brennan / Politico:
Moderna to seek emergency FDA authorization for coronavirus vaccine  —  Moderna will file Monday for an emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration, becoming the second company to do so.  —  The vaccine developer said it would simultaneously ask …
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Mike Dunford / The Bulwark:
The ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Was Released And It's Way Dumber Than You Realize  —  Readingitisguaranteedtogiveyouaheadache .  —  Every time you think you have a grasp of how preposterous the Trump team's election lawsuits are, another one comes out, dumber and more conspiracy-filled than the last.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Donald Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC as Georgia worries mount  —  Advisers to Donald Trump Jr. are launching a super PAC to prod the president's supporters to vote in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, as Republicans grow concerned that Trump's backers will boycott the elections.
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Hannah Knowles and By Hannah Knowles  —  National reporter covering law enforcement and criminal justice  —  Samuel Little guided his car to a stop in a secluded area off Route 27 near Miami and cut the engine.  Before long, Mary Brosley had straddled his lap.  He started playing with her necklace.
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Biden weighs history-making picks for defense secretary  —  (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is entering the month of December weighing several barrier-breaking candidates to be his Secretary of Defense.  —  Three candidates are in final contention to lead the department …
Discussion: Political Wire
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CNN:   Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden's CIA director
National Review:
Trump's Disgraceful Endgame  —  The Supreme Court Got Church Restrictions Right  —  Biden's Cabinet: What a Hillary Clinton Administration Would Have Looked Like  —  You Have a National Adoption Month Date on Monday Morning  —  President Trump said the other day that he'd leave office …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Trump administration leaves states to grapple with how to distribute scarce vaccines  —  The Trump administration is shunting to the states hard decisions about which Americans will get the limited early supplies of coronavirus vaccines — setting up a confusing patchwork of distribution plans …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Charles Fain Lehman / Washington Free Beacon:
American High Schools Go Woke  —  Consultants cash in on radical changes to curricula nationwide  —  In July, the leadership of Los Angeles's elite Harvard-Westlake School issued a 20-page confessional about the school's role in perpetuating “racism and injustice” and promised changes.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
The Mastermind Behind Biden's No-Drama Approach to Trump  —  When Julián Castro wasn't given a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention in August, he complained that Joe Biden's campaign wasn't showing proper respect to Latino voters.  The real explanation for the snub is much simpler …
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
The House members already facing the redistricting chopping block  —  The 2020 elections were ugly.  The redistricting battles of the next two years will be even more brutal.  —  The decennial process will produce hundreds of new congressional districts, turning safe seats …
Discussion: Mother Jones
David Dayen / American Prospect:
A Bright Spot Amid Biden's Middle-of-the-Road Approach  —  On antitrust and Big Tech, advocates changed the conversation.  That has invalidated the same old corporate-friendly personnel.  —  There may be tons of Silicon Valley money flooding Democratic campaigns, but that's been blunted by a years-long …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
'They'll freeze them out': Democrats fear Senate Republicans will block Biden's judges  —  It's not just the Senate majority on the line in Georgia's runoffs.  It's also Joe Biden's chance to reshape the courts.  —  Should Senate Republicans win the fight to keep their majority …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Biden's Favorability Rises to 55%, Trump's Dips to 42%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden's favorability rating has risen six percentage points to 55% since the election compared with his final preelection reading.  At the same time, President Donald Trump's favorability has edged down three points to 42%.
Discussion: The Hill
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Democrats seek new identity in post-Trump era  —  Democrats say they're in need of serious course corrections to stay competitive in future elections, warning the party may no longer be able to rely on anger at President Trump to drive voters to the polls.  —  Top liberals interviewed …
Molly McCann / The American Mind:
The Big Tech Occupation  —  Technocrats are imposing foreign law on American jurisdictions.  —  Big Tech has infiltrated the American homeland and is imposing speech laws that resemble those of Europe, challenging the authority and longevity of the First Amendment.
 
 
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