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7:10 PM ET, November 14, 2016

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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Praise for Reince Priebus is another sign of how we're lowering the bar for Trump  —  The extent to which Reince Priebus's appointment as White House chief of staff has been greeted in mainstream quarters as a reassuring sign that Donald Trump is going to govern the country in a responsible way is, itself, a disturbing sign.
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Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
3 Thoughts On Steve Bannon As White House ‘Chief Strategist’  —  So, in a not-unexpected move, Donald Trump has elevated former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon to chief strategist of the White House.  —  When I left Breitbart back in March, I accused Bannon of turning Breitbart News into Trump Pravda …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Major newspapers normalize Trump's selection of white nationalist as chief strategist
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
5 takeaways on Trump's first 5 days
Discussion: Associated Press
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Gwen Ifill dead at age 61  —  Gwen Ifill, the longtime PBS news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS's NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed.  She was 61.  —  “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must share …
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PBS NewsHour:
PBS NewsHour Co-anchor Gwen Ifill Dies at 61
Discussion: WBAY-TV, The Root and LGBTQ Nation
Joe Concha / The Hill:
CBS News under fire for holding clip of Trump telling supporters not to attack minorities … CBS News is under fire for holding a videotaped clip from a Friday interview with President-elect Donald Trump  —  urging supporters not to attack minorities until a “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday night.
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Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
The cracks are already starting to show between Donald Trump and Republicans  —  President-elect Donald Trump and establishment Republicans did not really get along during the campaign.  The last time we counted, earlier this fall, we calculated that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats look to exploit Trump divisions with GOP Congress
Fatima Hussein / Indianapolis Star:
What's Mike Pence hiding in his emails?  —  Mike Pence wants his communications limited from public access.  Experts say this sets a “dangerous precedent.”  —  Now that the presidential campaign and most of the furor over Hillary Clinton's email scandal are behind us …
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Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Pence pushes for email privacy
Discussion: RedState
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power’  —  George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump.
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Ten potential Democratic candidates for 2020
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Tim Ryan weighs challenge to Pelosi as Democrats reel
Chris Kleponis / Talking Points Memo:
President Obama On Trump: 'I Don't Think He's Ideological'  —  President Barack Obama told reporters Monday that he believes President-elect Donald Trump is coming to the White House with a more flexible outlook on policy than his predecessors.  —  “He is coming to this office with fewer set hard …
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Madeline Conway / Politico:
Trump will honor NATO commitment, Obama says
Kate Bellows / The Cavalier Daily:
Professors ask Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson  —  Many student groups believe Jefferson shouldn't be included in emails  —  Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9.
Discussion: Power Line, Mediaite and Campus Reform
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Facebook's Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash  —  It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem.  Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, with some suggesting that Facebook contributed …
Kate Mather / Los Angeles Times:
LAPD will not help deport immigrants under Trump, chief says  —  Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he did not intend to change the LAPD's approach to immigration enforcement, despite pledges by President-elect Donald Trump to toughen federal immigration laws and increase deportations.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jatara McGee / WSAZ-TV:
Non-profit director and mayor under fire after First Lady Facebook post  —  CLAY COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) — Two Clay County women are under intense criticism after a Facebook post launched outrage on social media.  Screenshots of the post have been shared thousands of times.
Lauren Gill / Brooklyn Paper: Full:
[BOERUM HILL] Man punches woman in the face after argument about Trump at Boerum Hill bistro  —  See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.  —  Brooklyn Paper  —  An apparent Donald Trump fan punched a lady in the face after the pair got into an argument about the outcome of the election …
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Dem Strategist Mocks Trump Supporter Beat Up By Mob: ‘Oh My Goodness, Poor White People!’  —  Former press secretary to Bernie Sanders and Democratic strategist Symone Sanders mocked and dismissed a Donald Trump supporter who was beat up by a Chicago mob on CNN Monday because he was white.
Julieta Chiquillo / Dallas Morning News:
A man got a free Veterans Day meal at Chili's in Cedar Hill, then a manager took it away  —  For his free meal on Veterans Day, Ernest Walker picked the Chili's Grill and Bar in Cedar Hill.  The 47-year-old sat at a table and ordered a burger while his service dog Barack waited by his side.
Discussion: RedState
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump Slump Coming?  —  Let's be clear: Installing Donald Trump in the White House is an epic mistake.  In the long run, its consequences may well be apocalyptic, if only because we have probably lost our last, best chance to rein in runaway climate change.  —  But will the extent of the disaster become apparent right away?
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
CNN's ‘Unprecedented’: Trump told Christie he didn't think he'd last past October 2015  — “They always had an understanding that the first one out would probably endorse the other,” the adviser said.  —  Washington (CNN)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's February endorsement of Donald …
 
 
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Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:
VA drops plans to cover surgery for transgender vets
Discussion: RedState
Kimberly Dozier / The Daily Beast:
Trump Backer Pushes for New CIA ‘Enhanced Interrogation’
Melkorka Licea / New York Post:
NYU professor claims co-workers discriminate against Muslims
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Gary Shteyngart / New Yorker:
Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America
Discussion: The Week
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How the Loyal Opposition Will Work in Trump's America
Jed Babbin / The American Spectator:
Action starts now on repealing Obamacare and replacing Justice Scalia in the face of Democrat filibustering.
Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Said to Be Top Treasury Pick Among Trump's Advisers
Discussion: Salon, Politico and Business Insider
Steve Watson / Infowars:
Report: Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by Illegal Aliens
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
President Trump and the Trump Organization are the biggest conflict of interest in US history
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Megyn Kelly: Trump offered me gifts, hotel stays
Discussion: RedState and Joe.My.God.