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Here is your live blog for the day.

Good Monday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president and first lady participate in the White House Christmas tree delivery
  • The president has lunch with the vice president

President Trump spoke with FNC this weekend

Elections are always illegitimate when Republicans win

Do you notice that whenever there are close elections, possibly resulting in a recount, the narrative the media and its left-wing puppet masters trumpet is that the winner, if a GOPer, is illegitimate? Are there any consequences for these people for undermining the faith in our election system? There were all kinds of public shame and ridicule when candidate Trump talked about "rigged" systems. Meanwhile, a few Democrats are scraping out victories from recounts in California, but no one is talking there about illegitimacy.

This is what has happened with the Georgia governor's race. The winner is illegitimate because it should have been the Democrat. “I certainly would not have treated the 'winning' candidate as the normal head of the state, & we should not do so here,” former Obama admin Norm Eisen wrote. Right out of the Trump playbook: if our candidate loses, we will treat the real winner as illegitimate.

“I acknowledge that former secretary of state Brian Kemp will be certified the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections,” Georgia gubernatorial loser Abrams said. “But to watch an elected official -- who claims to represent the people of this state, baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people's democratic right to vote -- has been truly appalling."

Suppression of the vote among the liberals means not counting illegally cast votes? It's like a broken record.

Related:

Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

Of course: Hollywood Actors Threaten Boycott Of Georgia After Kemp Victory

Brenda Snipes, embattled Broward County election official, to resign, report says

Turn your guns over or the government will nuke you

This guy is nuts.

And this is exactly the kind of person who should not have any power at all.

Bonkers.

Caravan of Love

‘Go home!’: Trump doubles down on caravan ‘invasion’ claims

Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

Historical picture of the day

Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr is sworn in on Capitol Hill Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Other morsels:

It certainly is, just not in the way you think. Carl Bernstein: Live White House press briefings are 'propagandist exercises'

Trump wouldn’t stop Whitaker from limiting Russia probe

This is gonna be awesome. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing an effort to primary fellow Democrats in 2020

Right to Work Wins Out in Kentucky

NRA, SAF File Suit to Block New Washington Gun-Control Law

Reid machine keeps humming in Nevada, even in his retirement

Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire

John Lewis joins Ocasio-Cortez on climate change push

GOP lawmakers protest LGBT protections in new NAFTA deal

Whistleblower teacher says 17 students in British school are changing genders, some were ‘tricked’

AWFUL Chipotle Fired Manager After Admitted Dine-And-Dasher Called Her Racist For Requesting Proof He’ll Pay

Journalist Says He Was ‘Assaulted’ As Portland Antifa Clash With Police And #HimToo Rally Participants

Racial Justice and Legal Pot Are Colliding in Congress

Trump blasts 'little Adam Schitt' on Twitter

YES Trump’s solution to ‘rude’ journalists: Don’t show them on camera

Schiff: Democrats will challenge Trump’s ‘unconstitutional’ AG pick

Trump sees "no reason" to listen to recording of Khashoggi killing

‘Go home!’: Trump doubles down on caravan ‘invasion’ claims

These have always been the media's rules. Ocasio-Cortez lashes out again, says ‘drooling’ Republicans waiting to ‘chop up’ her ‘word slips’

Nancy Pelosi is using gender to win over progressives in her fight to become House speaker

Ed Department investigates claims against women's programs

Detroit considers new name for Ben Carson high school

And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!

Here's another amazing video I saw over the weekend. This little girl may be severely disabled, but she paints beautifully, creating works of art most of us only wish we could achieve.

I am in awe.

 

 

A sheriff's deputy was overcome with emotion when his partner surprised him with an amazing gift. (You may need a box of tissues nearby for this one).

 

 

 

More to come. Stay tuned.

Update: Just keep an eye on Emily Zanotti's Twitter feed. She's from Chicago, and is providing quick updates and local insight.

Ouch.