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4:15 AM ET, November 30, 2008

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Ian Gallagher / Daily Mail:
‘I was told to kill to my last breath’: Captured terrorist's account of Mumbai massacre reveals plan was to kill 5,000 … The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it - revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’.
Discussion: GINA COBB and Don Surber
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Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Rabbi Covered Wife's Body with a Tallit Before He was Killed  —  (IsraelNN.com) Details of the tragic aftermath of the terrorist massacre in Mumbai's Chabad House have become available.  —  WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing.  —  The bodies of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary …
Telegraph:
Mumbai attacks: 300 feared dead as full horror of the terrorist attacks emerges  —  The death toll in the Mumbai terror attack is expected to soar to nearly 300, Indian officials said, as details emerged of the highly-organised terror plot.  —  Damien McElroy and Rahul Bedi in Bombay, and Andrew Alderson
Times of India:
Mumbai locals helped us, terrorist tells cops
Discussion: ThePoliticalCat and Israel Matzav
Fox News:   Scene of Unimaginable Carnage Inside Taj Majal Hotel
Times of India:   Battle for Mumbai ends, death toll rises to 195
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Bill Clinton to Name Donors as Part of Obama Deal  —  CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to disclose publicly the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation as part of an accord with President-elect Barack Obama that clears the way for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Obama team repackaging Clinton after campaign digs
Discussion: PoliGazette and The Politico
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Bill Clinton Will Release Identity of Donors
Discussion: MyDD and Washington Post
Belfast Telegraph.co.uk:
Mumbai photographer: I wish I'd had a gun, not a camera.  Armed police would not fire back  —  Jerome Taylor talks to the photographer whose picture went around the world  —  It is the photograph that has dominated the world's front pages, casting an astonishing light on the fresh-faced killers …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Safety Rule Obama Opposes  —  WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job.
Jasper Copping / Telegraph:
Ocean currents can power the world say scientists  —  A revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim.  —  The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot …
Michael Leahy / Washington Post:
GOP Looks to Young Louisiana Gov. Jindal as Its Own Version of Obama  —  Jindal May Prove To be Republicans' Version of Obama  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Praise from Warner for Obama's ‘triumverate’  —  The spokeswoman for Virginia Republican Senator John Warner, the retiring Armed Services Chairman, sends over a statement of praise for an Obama transition fully into its honeymoon.  —  The statement, via Bronwyn Lance Chester:
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Poignant Videos of Victims Valid in Court  —  Justices Decline to Weigh Use of Such Portrayals  —  The images are those of any childhood: a toddler wearing a snowsuit; a young boy fishing with his dad, a teenager mugging for the camera with his friends.  Green Day's modern prom-night classic …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Post:
Step Aside, Rep. Rangel  —  WHEN WE last wrote about Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, we urged that the House ethics committee be allowed to investigate before anyone drew final conclusions.  But the latest revelation of Mr. Rangel's ethical tin ear is the most galling yet.
Ceci Connolly / Washington Post:
U.S. ‘Not Getting What We Pay For’  —  Many Experts Say Health-Care System Inefficient, Wasteful  —  Talk to the chief executives of America's preeminent health-care institutions, and you might be surprised by what you hear: When it comes to medical care, the United States isn't getting its money's worth.
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Why I Was Wrong...  Calculated Risk issues an invitation: … Let me say what things I was “expecting,” in the sense of anticipating that it was they were both likely enough and serious enough that public policymakers should be paying significant attention to guarding the risks that it would create:
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Looking for Obama to Return the Good Will  —  BARACK OBAMA's presidential express racked up majorities of more than 60 and 70 percent in a half dozen counties in the region, upending local politics by leaving behind a greatly diminished Republican Party.  —  So it should be no surprise …
Discussion: Democracy in America
David Barstow / New York Times:
One Man's Military-Industrial-Media Complex  —  In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.  —  The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature …
 
 
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