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Heel in Chief

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:15:38 GMT2016-12-09T23:15:38Z

Linda McMahon, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Small Business Administration, will carry several distinctions should she be confirmed. McMahon, the former president and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, who has also appeared at pro wrestling events as a fictionalized version of herself, will be the first Cabinet-level official who has received the Stone Cold Stunner from Steve Austin. She will be the first to have been Tombstone Piledriven by the Demon Kane. And she will be the first to have kicked WWE announcer Jim Ross in the crotch.

From center, Vince McMahon has his head shaved by Donald Trump and Bobby Lashley in April 2007 after losing a bet at the Battle of the Billionaires.


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A Page-a-Day Calendar, but Weekly

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:13:21 GMT2016-12-09T23:13:21Z

Jak sie masz, Dodatni! Lots to read this week so we’ll get right to it.


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The Angle: O Come All Ye Faithless Edition

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:03:22 GMT2016-12-09T23:03:22Z

Sue away: Dahlia Lithwick rounds up a number of lawsuits filed around the country to stop the Electoral College from anoiting Donald Trump on Dec. 19. These are long shots, Lithwick admits. But if conservatives can “throw crazy legal ideas against the wall” to see what sticks, surely now is the time for liberals to join the game.

A Florida delegate holds up a sign at the Republican National Convention on July 20 in Cleveland.


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What Recent Attacks Mean for Campus Policing

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:09:44 GMT2016-12-09T22:09:44Z

This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed.

Police keep roads closed following an attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28 in Columbus, Ohio.


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The Best of Slate Podcasts

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:08:42 GMT2016-12-09T22:08:42Z

In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week:


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Don’t Tell Kyle Kinane What to Do

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:45:27 GMT2016-12-09T21:45:27Z

Listen to Episode 637 of Slate’s The Gist:

Comedian Kyle Kinane on Aug. 5 in San Francisco.


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Why Donald Trump Keeps Hiring Goldman Sachs Bankers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:43:18 GMT2016-12-09T21:43:18Z

President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly name Gary Cohn, the longtime chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, the director of the National Economic Council. If you’re keeping count, that would be another Goldman alum in Trump’s orbit, in addition to: former Goldman banker (and former Breitbart honcho) Steve Bannon, set to be a key White House adviser; former Goldman partner-turned-bubble-surfer Steven Mnuchin, who will head the treasury; and former Goldman banker Anthony Scaramucci, now a key transition adviser.

Donald Trump will reportedly nominate Gary Cohn (right) to be the director of the National Economic Council.


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Our Favorite Books and Gifts of the Year

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:30:22 GMT2016-12-09T20:30:22Z

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss their favorite books and gifts of the year. If there were a Slate Plus Gabfest gift guide, what would be on it?

Give the Gabfest way.


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When Technology Makes Parenting a Bit Harder

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:39:12 GMT2016-12-09T18:39:12Z

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate’s news editor Chad Lorenz joins editors Gabriel Roth and Allison Benedikt to chat about his own recent triumph over a technical, family-related snafu. Why was there such a struggle to just put on a movie for his 2-year-old son? Tune in to hear more.


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