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Adding Some Thanks To Thanksgiving

As we give thanks this Thanksgiving let's recognize that Americans succeeded by conferring greater benefits of value upon one another than any other people in recorded history ever managed to do.

A Besieged Presidency Ahead

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Donald Trump’s presidency will be a besieged presidency, and he would do well to enlist, politically speaking, a war cabinet and White House staff that relishes a fight and does not run. The battle of 2016 is over. The long war of the Trump presidency has only just begun.

Trump's day-one actions: Kill TPP and energy regs, boost cyberdefense

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

"As part of this plan, I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs. It's about time," he added. Trump's executive actions centered on six policy areas that were central to his campaign against Hillary Clinton: trade, energy reform, deregulation, national security, immigration and ethics reform.

Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it.

Lisa Rein, Washington Post

Hiring freezes, an end to automatic raises, a green light to fire poor performers, a ban on union business on the government’s dime and less generous pensions — these are the contours of the blueprint emerging under Republican control of Washington in January.

The Anti-Trump Riots are a Smoke Screen: What’s the Real Goal? Part One of Two

The United States was created by the individual sovereign states. They were already free and independent governments on their own and destroying their power and the compromises in the Constitution that brought the states together has long been the goal of the Left.

Transition to Trump: Donald Trump keeps media guessing with parade of interesting characters

Donald Trump’s transition includes some showbiz entertainment that’s generating positive news reports and improving poll numbers. Plus, Trump’s judicial nominations will help mold his political legacy, and, Trump’s meeting with Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sends media into a frenzy.

Jeff Sessions: An America's Security First Attorney General

Fortunately for America, and the domestic security of Americans, Donald Trump won, and Jeff Sessions is headed to the Department of Justice as Attorney General.

Transition to Trump: Donald Trump’s bold personnel moves put conservatives in charge

Donald Trump’s naming of Sen. Jeff Sessions and others to his administration proves there’s a new game in town. Plus, With AG spot out of the question, Ted Cruz shifts to Supreme Court, and, Trump transition gathers steam, still generates social media controversy.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Democrats' nightmare

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Republicans, with a narrow majority in the Senate, should be able confirm their colleague, especially since soon-to-be-former Sen. Harry Reid nuked the minority's ability to filibuster executive branch nominations. But before that happens, look for the noise and the anger over the Sessions nomination to increase. There's too much at stake for Democrats to go along.

Trump cranks up speed of transition

Matthew Nussbaum, Politico

After days of chaos in his transition effort Trump is now moving full-speed ahead on the massive task of preparing to take over the White House. Three major appointments were announced Friday, with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) picked for attorney general, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn named national security adviser, and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) nominated to lead the CIA.

Schumer threatens filibuster if Trump doesn't pick 'mainstream' court candidate

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that Democrats would filibuster Donald Trump's Supreme Court candidates if they are not "mainstream." "If he doesn't nominate a mainstream candidate, we're going to go at him with everything we've got ... Because this is so, so important," Schumer said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Trump's Bizarre Winning Formula

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Trump miraculously won the electoral college despite adversarial media and hostile Democratic and Republican establishments. He ran with relatively little campaign spending, virtually no ground game, few political handlers, little celebrity backing, and few establishment endorsements. And he won because he rewrote the traditional rules of red/blue presidential politics.

How Trump Will Double Growth and Jobs

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Mr. Trump would bring an America-first, pro-business approach to economic policy. Having someone in the White House who knows how to run a business and meet a payroll has to be a psychological lift for this battered and bruised economy. The Democrats and their gang of pundits assure us that 4 percent growth cannot and will not happen under President Trump. But let’s not forget these are the same geniuses who have assured us for the last year there never would be a President Trump. Wrong again.

Trump sets his sights on the corrupting revolving door

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

The revolving door is the root of corruption in Washington, D.C., and President-elect Donald Trump may have just slowed it. Trump's pledge to bar administration officials from lobbying for five years after they leave office is his first valuable move towards unrigging the game.

How the Establishment Plans to Torch Trump’s Economic Plan: Part 1

After eight years of doing everything possible to prop-up Obama’s failed economic policies the Fed has now gotten religion and decided to implement a policy to keep employment growth neutral and slow wage growth at a time when working Americans haven’t had a real pay increase in a decade.

MRC: Most Voters Saw, Rejected News Media Bias

“When you have a strong majority of actual voters saying the national ‘news’ media were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and tried to influence the public to vote for her; and believing they are fundamentally dishonest, you have a major problem that can’t be fixed with an apology,” observed Media Research Center Chairman L. Brent Bozell III.

Transition to Trump: There is no way an “autopsy” will cure what ails the Democrats

The desperate plight of the Democrats is causing some of them to look within, but until they understand that they themselves are the problem, nothing will change.

The Left is Getting Stupid

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Unhinged CEOs and simpletons on campus aren’t the whole story. There is also the media’s ongoing self-disgrace in the wake of Trump’s victory, which couldn’t be better signified than by the nearly-satirical report by NBC News on a shocking departure from protocol by the president-elect. It seems that Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the media covering him that he was finished for the evening on Tuesday — and then Trump did the unthinkable. He took his family to dinner at the exclusive 21 Club.

Cruz: 'Complete silliness’ to suggest Trump’s team is struggling

Mark Hensch, The Hill

“Any transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” the former GOP presidential candidate said on "Fox & Friends." "You have to do an incredible amount of work in a short amount of time. Nobody should be surprised there’s media elites trying to throw rocks at the president-elect and his transition team.”

Should Donald Trump Appoint Ted Cruz Attorney General?

The idea that President-elect Trump would invite Ted Cruz into his administration to help solidify the conservative – populist coalition that elected him, while bringing one of America’s brightest conservative thinkers and best legal minds into his Cabinet makes perfect sense. Please take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Should Donald Trump Appoint Ted Cruz Attorney General?