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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.

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.

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.

Transition to Trump: Attorney General Ted Cruz has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Donald Trump’s transition team is making more moves towards replacing establishment figures with true conservatives, a very positive development, indeed. Plus, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking", and, Mike Pence speaks, lobbyists head out the door.

Transition to Trump: Trump team succeeds through Creative Destruction of the establishment

Reported infighting in the Trump transition team led to the resignation of another establishment figure, suggesting that conservatives are in control. Plus, Even the Democrats might be headed towards selecting new leaders, and, Evan McMullin isn’t aware that he’s the political equivalent of “Mr. Irrelevant”.

Was Trump the only Republican who could have won this year?

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

When all is said and done, Trump will probably receive 306 electoral votes. Which of his primary opponents could have accomplished what House Speaker Paul Ryan described as an "enormous" and "incredible political feat" by replicating his huge rural white voter turnout or replacing it with other voting blocs?

Transition to Trump: For the frenzied news media, the “World turned upside down”

Donald Trump’s adding of Stephen Bannon to his staff has truly turned the media’s world upside down. Plus, The Freedom Caucus will be Trump’s best friend in Congress, and, Donald Trump puts next generation of potential Republican candidates in deep-freeze.

Transition to Trump: Insiders find themselves on the outside in Donald Trump’s world

Donald Trump’s election did not squelch differences of opinion on who should be part of his administration, including the top names on his White House staff. Plus, Should Trump include Democrats in his administration?

Republicans Hold the Senate on a Night that Defied the Odds

Eliana Johnson, National Review

Republican Senate candidates spent most of the election season running away from Donald Trump, fearful that supporting him would sink their campaigns and cost their party the Senate majority. And yet it was in part Trump’s shocking electoral-college victory against Hillary Clinton that helped Republicans hold the upper chamber against long odds.

So Far, Trump Is Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans

Michael Barone, National Review

So far, down-ballot contests look less like the straight-ticket battles of recent years, in which few candidates ran significantly ahead of or behind party nominees. Instead, they look more like 1970s and 1980s contests, in which many incumbents and challengers, mostly Democrats but also Republicans, continually improvised and created individual personas tailored to their constituencies and capable of distinguishing them from unpopular national party leaders.

A Reagan Game Changing Idea For Trump

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
A Trump victory is in sight, but not assured. Trump needs a bold, game changing closing strategy to take charge of the conversation, bypass the establishment media filter and close the deal with America’s long suffering country class voters.

What’s Wrong With Them? The Misguided Establishmentarian Right

Esther Goldberg, The American Spectator

The establishment Right has always felt insecure in the face of the more polished, witty, cosmopolitan Left. It is they who get the best tables at Le Cirque, they who get to hobnob with glamorous movie stars and sports figures. It is they who get to look down on conservatives simply on account of what they believe.

David A. Keene: If Hillary Clinton Wins We Face A Future In Which Our Fundamental Liberties Will Be In Constant Jeopardy

Donald Trump was not my first choice as the year began, but he won the Republican nomination and any hope we have of turning things around depend on supporting him this fall. I don't agree with his every position, but he is all that stands between us and a future in which our fundamental rights and freedoms will be in constant jeopardy. It's really just that simple.

Trump Prevails: Fights Clinton, Media And GOP Establishment

Trump made creditable, if somewhat disjointed, statements of his core policies, but policy details weren’t the most important things he communicated; his most important point was stressing time and again that he is the candidate of change and ending the destructive policies of Clinton, Obama and DC’s self-appointed establishment elite.

Do not allow the Trump audio tape to distract from what is really at stake this year

As Americans, we can object to what Donald Trump said on the now infamous audio tape from 2005 without losing sight of what this year’s election is really all about -- conservative and Republican policies versus liberal Democrat policies.

The DC Establishment Is The Party Of War

Neither party establishment is prepared to advance a strategy for victory, neither party establishment is prepared to successfully “wage peace.” Only Donald Trump was prepared to say that endless war is not just political folly, but an indecent sacrifice of American lives and treasure.

Where’s the Letter from Democratic Security Officials Opposing Hillary?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Hillary Clinton is a fixture of the foreign policy establishment and thus is considered exempt from being judged empirically on her serial deceit and her disastrous foreign-policy record. In the world of elite Washington, crude bluster from an uncouth outsider like Trump is deemed more hazardous than the prevarication, dishonesty, and incompetence of a familiar insider.

Report: Reeling Trump camp calls for 'emergency' meeting with Republicans

Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner

Members of Donald Trump's campaign are planning to sit down with Republican officials in Florida on Friday in what one person called a "come to Jesus" meeting for the struggling GOP nominee who has found himself embroiled in a number of debilitating controversies in recent weeks.

Hillary's Neoliberals

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Neoliberals — along with some members of the conservative establishment — consider Republican party nominee Donald Trump to be toxic. Many of them are supporting Clinton because they do not like Trump’s idea of building a wall on the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration. Nor do they appreciate Trump’s slogans about “putting America first” when negotiating trade deals, conducting alliances, and avoiding optional foreign interventions. They hate Trump’s crude, take-no-prisoners invective more than Hillary’s polished and refined lying.

A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary?

Jamie Weinstein a “senior writer” at The Daily Caller proposes another #NeverTrump fraternity house prank: Republicans simply "surrendering" our country to Hillary Clinton.