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10:25 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 …
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
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 …
Washington Post:
Trump roils Georgia GOP as party waits to see if presidential visit helps — or hurts — in crucial Senate runoffs  —  President Trump's planned trip to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two Senate candidates embroiled in tight runoff races has put some Republicans on edge that he could do more harm …
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
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 …
Washington Post:   Trump administration sets wave of executions for days leading up to Biden inauguration
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 …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC invites 2024 hopefuls to January meeting in show of neutrality toward Trump
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 …
Dave Boucher / Detroit Free Press:
Fiery Giuliani tells Michigan lawmakers election stolen, offers no credible evidence
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 …
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 and Mock Paper Scissors
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 …
Robert Hart / Forbes:
Obama, Bush And Clinton Will Get On-Camera Covid-19 Vaccine To Boost Public Confidence As Trump Remains Silent
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Washington Examiner
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 …
Transition / President-Elect Joe Biden:
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announces Members of White House Senior Staff  —  WASHINGTON - Today, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced new members of her White House senior staff.  These public servants reflect the very best of our nation, embody the president …
Discussion: Politico
President-Elect Joe Biden:   WHITE HOUSE STAFF
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.
Pro-Trump legal crusade peppered with bizarre blunders  —  Sidney Powell released the Kraken.  And it turns out the mythological sea beast can't spell, is terrible at geography and keeps mislabeling plaintiffs in court.  —  A congressional candidate Powell claimed to represent in one lawsuit said that …
Discussion: LaRouche PAC and Law & Crime
New York Times:
2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue's Stock Portfolio  —  The Georgia Republican's stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees' oversight, an analysis shows.  —  As a member of the Senate's …
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
David Perdue bought Pfizer stock — a week before company said it would develop a vaccine
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.
Discussion: WISC-TV
Kim Mackrael / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Unemployment Claims Fell Last Week After Recent Rise
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 …
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.
New York Times:
The Epicenter  —  Source: NYC Open Data By Scott Reinhard  —  She wears a red wig and a black dress she sewed herself.  It hugs her body as she moves about the stage, lip-syncing love songs in Spanish to a room filled mostly with absence.  —  It is late on March 9, and Yimel Alvarado …
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 …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Jonathan Capehart, Tiffany Cross Take Over ‘A.M. Joy’ Weekend Slots on MSNBC … Jonathan Capehart and Tiffany Cross were supposed to throw glasses at each other, not toast one another with them.  —  And yet the duo took to Zoom earlier this week to share a cocktail.
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
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.
Eric Posner / New York Times:
Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea  —  The goal would be to renew faith in our government, but its effect would be the opposite.  —  Mr. Posner, a law professor, is the author of “The Demagogue's Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy From the Founders to Trump.”
Justin Vallejo / The Independent:
Michael Flynn calls for Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law to re-run election  —  ‘Only then can the winning candidate be accepted as legitimate’  —  With a fresh presidential pardon still warm, former national security advisor Michael Flynn has called on Donald Trump …
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
Michael Flynn's firing: A lie, a leak, and then a liability  —  Inside the 25 days that shook the Trump presidency.  —  WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn was looking for a criminal defense attorney — on the internet.  —  The sun had set and much of the White House staff had cleared out for the night.
Discussion: emptywheel
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.
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 …
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trump ‘Fraud’ Witness Also Believes Ghosts Are Haunting His Family
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Joe Biden has to move fast
Discussion: Fox News and Politico
Dominic Green / New York Post:
Biden admin looks like one more try at liberal technocratic government
Discussion: Instapundit
ABC News:
New York ‘autonomous zone’ bar shut down, co-owner arrested for violating COVID restrictions
Discussion: Reason
 Earlier Items: 
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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