Required Reading – November 21

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Chang: No Deal With China Is the Best Deal for America

“Vice President Mike Pence in a stinging interview aboard Air Force Two on November 13, chastised China and rebutted critics of Trump policy. In doing so, he staked out a position not up to now heard in post-Eisenhower Washington.”

Read more at National Interest.

Bannister: Poll: 25% Follow Trump on Social Media; More Liberals Than Conservatives Follow Trump on Twitter

“A national post-election survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates found that 25% of the nation’s voters keep tabs on Trump via at least one of the following social media platforms: . . . […]  Trump’s massive reach on social media ranges from a low of 2.6 million likes/4.6 million followers on his presidential Facebook page to a high of 55.7 million followers on his personal Twitter account: . . .”

Read more at CNS News.

Enjeti: White House Backs Down In Acosta Fight, Lays Out Three Basic Rules For Reporters

“‘This afternoon we have notified Jim Acosta and CNN that his hard pass has been restored. We have also notified him of certain rules that will govern White House press conferences going forward,’ Sanders said. CNN immediately responded that it would drop its lawsuit against the administration. Sanders listed several enumerated rules for reporters during presidential press conferences including: (1)    A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2)   At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3)  ‘Yielding the floor’ . . . (4)    Failure to abide by any of rules . . .”

Read more at Daily Caller.

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