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12:10 PM ET, November 22, 2016


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New York Post:
Donald Trump's media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’  —  More On:  —  President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post.  —  “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows  —  President-elect Donald Trump's charitable foundation has admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity's money to help themselves …
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Donald Trump Personally Blasts the Press  —  The fantasy of the normalization of Donald Trump—the idea that a demagogic candidate would somehow be transformed into a statesman of poise and deliberation after his Election Day victory—should now be a distant memory, an illusion shattered.
New York Times:
Trump Reinstates New York Times Meeting While Pulling Back on Pursuing Case Against Clinton  —  President-elect Donald J. Trump canceled — then reinstated — a meeting with the “failing” New York Times on Tuesday afternoon, which shows that he is true to his word: He did tell the nation he wanted to keep us guessing.
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Trump won't pursue case against Clinton, Conway says  —  President-elect Donald Trump has decided that his administration will not pursue criminal investigations related to former rival Hillary Clinton's private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said Tuesday.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Rust Belt Dems broke for Trump because they thought Clinton cared more about bathrooms than jobs  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—Back in May, the longtime chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party sent a private memo to leaders in Hillary Clinton's campaign warning …
Erin McClam / CNNMoney:
Trump backs out of meeting with New York Times
New York Times:
Trump Summons TV Figures for Private Meeting, and Lets Them Have It
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump asks for media ‘reset,’ but lashes out at execs
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Meeting The New York Times After All
Discussion: Politico
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Democratic presidential electors revolt against Trump  —  At least a half-dozen Democratic electors have signed onto an attempt to block Donald Trump from winning an Electoral College majority, an effort designed not only to deny Trump the presidency but also to undermine the legitimacy of the institution.
New York Daily News:
The Hail Mary pass that could deny Donald Trump the presidency: It's up to you, electors
Discussion: Balkinization and Instapundit
New York Times:
Donald Trump Rages, at the Wrong Target  —  Millions of Americans are justifiably frightened by the tide of racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia that has swept the country since the election of Donald Trump, whose campaign stoked these views and who named Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News his chief strategist in the White House.
Daniel Lombroso / The Atlantic:
‘Hail Trump!’:  White Nationalists Salute the President Elect  —  “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”  —  That's how Richard B. Spencer saluted more than 200 attendees on Saturday, gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., for the annual conference …
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House  —  It's been one week since Donald Trump pulled off the biggest upset in modern political history, and his headquarters at Trump Tower in New York City is a 58-story, onyx-glassed lightning rod.  Barricades, TV trucks and protesters frame a fortified Fifth Avenue.
Hamilton Hypocrites!  PROOF Cast Members Who Slammed Mike Pence Don't Vote  —  Election records reveal the truth about their patriotism.  —  Cast members for the hit Broadway show Hamilton had no problem mouthing off to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, but has learned …
Daily Mail:
REVEALED: Number of Hamilton stars haven't voted in YEARS despite clash with vice president …
NBC News:
Kanye West Hospitalized After Tour Canceled: Sources  —  Kanye Cancels Tour After Trump/Race Rant 2:12  —  Kanye West was under observation at a Los Angeles area hospital late Monday after the remaining dates of his national tour were abruptly canceled, multiple authorities familiar with the case told NBC News.
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
REPORT: Trump Will Not Pursue Clinton Investigations; She's ‘Been Through Enough’  —  Morning Joe is reporting today that president-elect Donald Trump will not be pursuing any criminal investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton.  —  The report, first announced by Mika Brzezinski …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Reports: Trump Asked Brexit Architects To Oppose Wind Farms In Scotland  —  During a meeting with leaders of the Brexit movement following the election, Donald Trump asked them to push back against offshore wind farms like the one that can be seen from his golf course in Scotland …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Abolish the Office of the First Lady  —  Melania Trump has done the nation a great service by deciding to maintain Trump Tower as her full-time residence and not to move to the White House any time soon.  But her resistance shouldn't stop there.  Now is as good a time as any to eliminate …
Poll: Looking ahead to a Trump presidency, a majority sees change  — Majorities think Trump will achieve several of the goals outlined during his campaign as top priorities  —  (CNN)Two weeks after Election Day, most Americans say President-elect Donald Trump will ultimately do a good job as president …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Democrats won the most votes in the election.  They should act like it.  —  Democrats need to be an opposition party, not a minority party.  —  More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump.  More Americans voted for Democratic Senate candidates than for Republican Senate candidates.
Discussion: TIME
Thomas E. Ricks / Foreign Policy:
Mattis as defense secretary: What it means for us, for the military, and for Trump  —  I've known and admired General James Mattis (USMC, ret.) for years, and have written about him in a couple of books and in this blog.  A few years ago, after Mattis was given the bum's rush into retirement …
Discussion: AOL
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Business Dealings Test a Constitutional Limit  —  WASHINGTON — Not long after he took office, President Obama sought advice from the Justice Department about a potential conflict of interest involving a foreign government.  He wanted to know whether he could accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
Rolando Zenteno / CNN:
Ex-NBA Star Dennis Rodman charged with hit and run  —  Photos:  —  Dennis Rodman: Hoops, hair and headlines  —  During his Hall of Fame basketball career, Dennis Rodman was known for his flamboyant looks and bad-boy persona both on and off the court.  Even after his playing days, he's been in the spotlight.
Katie J.M. Baker / BuzzFeed:
College Trump Supporters: “We're The New Counterculture” … A week after Donald Trump won the presidency, many students on the University of Delaware campus were still devastated.  Professors at the blue-state public school where Vice President Joe Biden is an alumnus canceled classes …
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Pat McCrory Lost the North Carolina Governorship.  Now He's Trying to Steal It.  —  North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, champion of the country's most notorious anti-LGBTQ law, lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 8—at last count, by 7,448 votes.  Yet nearly two weeks later, McCrory still refuses to concede.
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Paul Cruickshank / CNN:
US issues Europe travel alert after France foils ISIS-linked plot
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Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times:
Secessionists formally launch quest for California's independence
Discussion: CNBC and Business Insider
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
American jihadists on the move from Mosul pose threat to US
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Virginia Hale / Breitbart:
Migrants Burn Down Hall: 'There's Not Enough Nutella and Gummibears!'
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Geller Report
Michael Wines / New York Times:
Judges Find Wisconsin Redistricting Unfairly Favored Republicans
Discussion: Althouse and Political Wire
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Clinton Camp Mastered The Science Of Politics But Forgot The Art, Staffers Say
 Earlier Items: 
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
The secretive brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders who are helping Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Trump May Face An Early Test On Obamacare That Could Tell Us A Lot
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
Don't Retreat into Fortress America
Discussion: Just Security
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Trump's shadow transition team
Bjorn Lomborg / Washington Post:
Trump's climate plan might not be so bad after all
Anatoly Kurmanaev / Wall Street Journal:
Venezuela's Nemesis Is a Hardware Salesman at a Home Depot in Alabama
Discussion: The Daily Caller