On this Day: Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Worcester, Mass., on November 18, 2015. "I said, ‘don't go into Iraq’,” Trump said that day. “I was right. I said, now, we've got to go and we've got to knock the s--t out of these people. We've got to do it. We've got to do it."  Photo credit: CSPAN

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LAPD Chief: ‘We’re Not Going To Help Deportation Efforts’ (Jeff C.)

Charlie Beck said he has no plans to follow Trump’s demands. “We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status,” he said. “We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts.”

Erdogan Takes Over Turkey’s Free Press (Dan)

Not only is Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan cracking down on journalists after the attempted coup, his friends are taking control of the country’s free press.

No Money for Public Defense Attorneys, Plenty for Health Professionals (Jimmy)

Massachusetts public defense attorneys are perpetually underpaid and overworked. The state can’t seem to find the money. Yet for expert witness psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals, public defense is a lucrative gig.

Will Apple Concede to Trump’s Demands? (Dan)

Trump has insisted that American companies currently operating “offshore” will return to the US or face high tariffs on the imported goods. Thus, Apple’s Chinese operations Foxconn and Pegatron have been asked to draw up plans of a possible move to US production.

Former Greek Finance Minister: Trump is Mussolini (Jimmy)

Some detractors of president-elect Trump have controversially compared him to Hitler. In an interview breaking down the election, Yanis Varoufakis thinks a comparison to Mussolini is more apt.

Trump Considers Mishandler of Classified Info Petraeus for SECSTATE (Trevin)

The “Deep State” has arrived. The president-elect also offered the National Security Adviser position to retired military intelligence chief Michael Flynn, and has met with Henry Kissinger.

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