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8:55 AM ET, December 3, 2020


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Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Records: Lin Wood Has for Decades Voted for, Donated to Democrats Including Barack Obama and David Perdue's 2014 Opponent  —  Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood is getting lots of attention for urging supporters of President Donald Trump to break with the president and not vote for GOP Sens. David Perdue …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Conspiracy Theory That Could Hand Joe Biden the Senate  —  There is no evidence that Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are secretly working for the Democratic National Committee, but no one has definitively disproved it, either.  —  That's the kind of the conspiratorial reasoning that the Wood-Powell duo …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
WTH?  Breitbart Wages War Against Attorney Lin Wood — Who Is Defending President Trump Against Evil Marxist Horde — Lin Wood Responds  —  What the hell was this?  —  Breitbart went on a jihad on Wednesday night against Attorney Lin Wood.  —  Lin Wood is one of the top attorneys in the country and a man of God.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Pro-Trump legal crusade peppered with bizarre blunders
Discussion: Mother Jones
Washington Post:
Trump is said to be livid at Barr, with one official suggesting termination possible  —  President Trump remained livid at Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday, with one senior administration official indicating there was a chance Barr could be fired — not just for his public comments …
ABC News:
Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG's interview undercutting voter fraud claims: Sources  —  A source who was briefed on the meeting described it as “intense.”  —  Attorney General William Barr contradicts Trump claims of fraud  —  Barr said, “we have not seen fraud on a scale …
Nicole Carr / WSB-TV:
Florida attorney under investigation for registering to vote in Georgia, encouraging others to do the same  —  PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Florida attorney is at the center of a new state investigation after elections officials say he recently attempted to register to vote in Georgia and instructed …
Discussion: and Raw Story
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor holiday parties after subordinates are warned against hosting ‘non-mission critical events’  —  Following a sharp spike in coronavirus cases across the country, State Department leadership sent out a notice to employees last Wednesday recommending that …
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Mike Pence Backs Away From the Trump Election ‘Fraud’ Train Wreck  —  'The vice president doesn't want to go down with this ship...and believes much of the legal work has been unhelpful.'  —  Vice President Mike Pence has been a go-to fundraising draw for the president's campaign …
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general's inauguration lawsuit  —  (CNN)Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and adviser, sat for a deposition Tuesday with investigators from the Washington, DC, attorney general's office as part of its lawsuit alleging the misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump escalates baseless attacks on election with 46-minute video rant  —  Escalating his attack on democracy from within the White House, President Trump on Wednesday distributed an astonishing 46-minute video rant filled with baseless allegations of voter fraud and outright falsehoods …
Associated Press:
In video, Trump unspools unsubstantiated voter fraud charges
Associated Press:
Trump's grievances feed menacing undertow after the election  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The last throes of Donald Trump's presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous.  —  Death threats are on the rise.  Local and state election officials are being hounded into hiding.
Discussion: Business Insider and USA Today
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
David Perdue bought Pfizer stock — a week before company said it would develop a vaccine
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Trump campaign's star witness in Michigan was deemed ‘not credible.’ Then, her loud testimony went viral.  —  Weeks after Melissa Carone was tapped by the Trump campaign as a star witness in Michigan, little appeared to be going as planned with the contract IT worker's testimony …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Dave Boucher / Detroit Free Press:
Fiery Giuliani tells Michigan lawmakers election stolen, offers no credible evidence
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Inhofe loudly sets Trump straight on defense bill  —  Senator Jim Inhofe told President Trump today he'll likely fail to get two big wishes in pending defense spending legislation, bellowing into his cellphone: “This is the only chance to get our bill passed,” a source who overheard part of their conversation tells Axios.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Joseph diGenova resigns from Gridiron Club after saying fired cybersecurity official should be shot  —  The elite Washington journalism social organization asked the Trump campaign lawyer to step down  —  Joseph diGenova, the Trump campaign lawyer who had been a fixture in Washington legal circles …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘Substantial Likelihood Of Wrongdoing’ By VOA Parent Agency, Government Watchdog Says  —  The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a federal watchdog, disclosed Wednesday that it had found “a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” at the parent agency of the Voice of America under the leadership of the CEO appointed by President Trump.
Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin mayor stressed residents ‘need to stay home.’ He was vacationing in Cabo at the time  —  In early November, as health officials warned of a impending COVID-19 spike, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted an outdoor wedding and reception with 20 guests for his daughter at a trendy hotel near downtown.
Jeffery Martin / Newsweek:
Roger Stone Says North Korean Boats Delivered Ballots Through Maine Harbor As Trump Boosts Fraud Claims  —  Former Trump adviser Roger Stone claimed on Wednesday that North Korea had interfered in the U.S. presidential election.  Meanwhile, President Donald Trump continued to assert …
Discussion: Newsmax
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Biden Needs to Depoliticize Vaccinations  —  Many people are still unsure about the new shots.  A nonpartisan campaign to get them on board is essential.  —  The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg on Wednesday urged President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris …
J. Christian Adams /
The Real Kraken: What Really Happened to Donald Trump in the 2020 Election  —  Eric Holder was a big loser on election night.  He was the guy raising tens of millions of dollars to make America safe for Democratic redistricting.  A red wave turned Holder's dreams into dust in state legislative races.
Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S. economy and job market remain under stress from the intensified viral outbreak.
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:
Confirmed: Navy's previously unreported 2019 Triangle UFO incident  —  On Wednesday, The Debrief's Tim McMillan gave us the most detailed look yet at the Pentagon's ongoing research of unidentified flying objects, UFOs, or what the government refers to as “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Jamaal Bowman / The Appeal:
We Can't Restore The Soul Of The Nation With Rahm Emanuel In Public Office  —  It doesn't matter whether it's Transportation Secretary or Assistant to the Transportation Secretary, Rahm doesn't belong in any of D.C.'s halls of power.  —  If Laquan McDonald could have three wishes …
US Department of Transportation:
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air to ensure a safe and accessible air transportation system.
Steve Israel / The Hill:
The big lie from Donald Trump  —  In a few weeks, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president and it will be the end of the time that Donald Trump has in office.  It is also likely to be the start of the most dangerous phase of the current movement.  Now that Trump is about to be unfettered …
Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove it's safe  —  (CNN)Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their Covid-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine's safety once …
U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week: sources  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
ABC News:
New York ‘autonomous zone’ bar shut down, co-owner arrested for violating COVID restrictions  —  Undercover deputies observed numerous patrons eating and drinking inside.  —  Sheriff shuts down bar for violating COVID rules  —  Undercover deputies observed numerous patrons eating and drinking inside.
Discussion: Reason
Dominic Green / New York Post:
Biden admin looks like one more try at liberal technocratic government  —  Technocracy, climate cultism & dumb wars  —  Are you ready for the Great Reset?  It's the Great Leap Forward of 21st-century technocracy.  It's time, we are told by the likes of Davos guru Klaus Schwab …
Discussion: Instapundit
NBC News:
Lawyers say Trump admin has handed over new data that will help reunite separated migrant families … WASHINGTON — Legal advocates tasked by a federal judge to help locate migrant families separated at the U.S. border in 2017 and 2018 say after months of pleas the government last week handed …
Discussion: INSIDER, KVIA-TV and UPI
Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai detained for fraud  —  Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy supporter Jimmy Lai has been charged with fraud and detained until a court hearing in April next year.  —  On Thursday a court denied him bail over a charge relating to the illegal use of his company's premises.
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Eric Posner / New York Times:
Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Joe Biden has to move fast
Discussion: Fox News, Vanity Fair and Politico
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
Why Trump Might Just Fade Away
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
Nicole Powers / Greg Palast:
Georgia Lawsuit to Restore Voters to Rolls Ahead of Runoff
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Michael Gold / New York Times:
Police Break Up 400-Person Party at Long Island Mansion
Discussion: The Daily Caller, NBC News and The Hill
Justice News:
Member Of “Boogaloo” Movement Group Charged With Enticement Of A Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity
Neil Munro / Breitbart:
Mike Lee to Seek Senate Approval of S.386 Outsourcing Bill by ‘Unanimous Consent’
New York Times:
A former deputy director emerges as a top contender to lead the C.I.A.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
A day after Justice Dept. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods.
Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Brussels Lockdown Sex Party: Love Hearts, Devil's Tridents and Mattresses All Over