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Monday's Morning Email: Meet Trump's Top Staff

67 days until inauguration.

TOP STORIES

MEET TRUMP’S TOP STAFF Donald Trump has picked Reince Priebus, the definition of a GOP insider, to be his chief of staff, while placing “alt-right provocateur” Steve Bannon in the chief strategist role ― setting up the two for a White House civil war. [Ryan Grim and Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]

AND ONTO THE POLICY In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Trump vowed to deport illegal immigrants, told supporters to “stop it” with the hate crimes and promised he wouldn’t take a salary as president. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]

PAUL RYAN SAYS NO THANKS TO SOME OF TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN PROMISES Hard pass. [Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]

PROSECUTORS QUESTION JULIAN ASSANGE Over 2010 rape allegations. [Reuters]

NUMBER OF FOREIGN STUDENTS ATTENDING U.S. COLLEGES TOPS 1 MILLION Which is nearly double the number a decade ago. [WSJ | Paywall]

BAD NEWS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE ON ‘ADULTFRIENDFINDER’ 400 accounts from the site, which is what you think it is, have been hacked. [Mashable]

WHAT’S BREWING

WE STILL CAN’T GET OVER MICHELLE OBAMA’S VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT Too much perfection. [HuffPost

THE NEWEST KARDASHIAN ALREADY HAS A TWITTER Of course. [HuffPost]

LET’S ALL BE HONEST ― WE DO IT Why you just can’t stop biting your nails. [The Verge]

THE SUCCESS OF ‘ARRIVAL’ MEANS WE’LL GET MORE ORIGINAL STORIES Superhero movies will now only take up 98.9 percent of the box office. [Vulture]

KIM CATTRALL CONTINUES TO UP OUR HOPES For another “Sex in the City” movie. [HuffPost]

IN THE MOST BRUCE MOMENT EVER The man, the myth, the legend was rescued by New Jersey bikers after getting stranded. [HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

~ Leon Russell, a top rock songwriter, is dead at 74.

~ Congrats go to Pink, who announced she’s pregnant with her second child.

~ Who else’s jaw is still on the floor after last night’s out-of-nowhere “The Walking Dead” reveal?

~ Yes, you should be excited about the Supermoon.

~ Meet the folks that work the graveyard shift for NYC.

~ If you missed the “SNL” cold opener, you should watch it. And then listen to every cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there. 

~ You can apparently open a can with only a spoon, which is good considering how often the can opener always seems to be missing.

~ And happy Monday: Here are all the Trump-Joe Biden prank memes we could find. 

 
 

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