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9:35 AM 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.
New York Times:
Donald Trump Cancels New York Times Meeting and Pursues Battles With the Press  —  President-elect Donald J. Trump woke up on Tuesday to announce on Twitter that he was canceling a planned meeting with the “failing” New York Times, but would move ahead with meetings to form his government “for the next 8 years.”
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump asks for media ‘reset,’ but lashes out at execs  —  President-elect Donald Trump on Monday told a group of about 25 television executives and anchors that he wants a “cordial” and “productive” relationship with the media, according to one source in the room, but he still aired …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Report: Trump meeting with media a ‘f—ing firing squad’  —  raged at anchors and executives from America's five largest television networks during an off-the-record meeting Monday, according to a new report.  —  Two sources described the hour-long meeting at New York City's Trump Tower in catastrophic terms to The New York Post.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say
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 …
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.
Discussion: TheBlaze, Politicus USA and 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
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.
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.
Discussion: CNBC and The Week
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
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
The secretive brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders who are helping Trump  —  Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is putting together a brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders to share ideas with the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.  But he's having trouble finding takers.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Shorman / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Kobach took plan for Department of Homeland Security into Trump meeting  —  Secretary of state photographed holding written plan for federal agency  —  A written plan for the Department of Homeland Security brought by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach into his meeting with President-elect Donald …
New York Times:
Trump, on YouTube, Pledges to Create Jobs  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday released a two-and-a-half-minute infomercial-style video, turning to social media to deliver a direct-to-camera message in which he vowed to create jobs, renegotiate trade agreements …
Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Goodbye  —  Scott has passed.
New York Times:
Don't Retreat into Fortress America  —  Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson's memoir, “Present at the Creation,” is a classic account of how a durable and productive Atlantic alliance, based on common values and a cleareyed judgment of America's strategic interests, rebuilt Europe …
Discussion: Just Security
Scott W. Johnson / Weekly Standard:
The Trouble With Keith Ellison  —  He's a bad hombre.  —  In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress, Minnesota representative Keith Ellison has emerged as a leading contender to chair the Democratic National Committee.  Ellison resides on the far-left fringe of the Democratic party.
Bjorn Lomborg / Washington Post:
Trump's climate plan might not be so bad after all  —  Bjorn Lomborg is president and founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School.  —  The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in both houses have terrified environmentalists …
Sue Shellenbarger / Wall Street Journal:
Most Students Don't Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds  —  Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism  —  Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Trump May Face An Early Test On Obamacare That Could Tell Us A Lot  —  A procedural step taken by the House GOP in its lawsuit targeting Obamacare is an early but revealing signal of the choices congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump will face in repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jeff Stein / Vox:
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