National Headlines 12-7-16

Senate Dems shamed for nearly all-white top staffers (Politico)

Federal judge kills recount effort in Michigan (The Hill)

US Steel wants to accelerate investments, bring back jobs, CEO says (CNBC)

Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence (Washington Post)

Ohio House committee approves bill banning abortion after 20-weeks (FOX News)

Trump Appears to Soften on Deporting Thousands of Young Immigrants (New York Times)

Joe Biden, on valedictory tour, mixes emotional farewell with lingering ambition (Wasington Post)

Are Democrats Wasting Their Time Taking On the Electoral College? (Atlantic)

Postelection Rally Lifts Stocks to New Heights (Wall Street Journal)

U.S. senators quiz AT&T, Time Warner executives over how planned merger would affect consumers (Los Angeles Times)

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Skeptic, to Lead EPA (New York Times)