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3:45 PM ET, November 30, 2008

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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Top Officers Hopeful That Obama Will Bring More Realistic View Than Bush  —  Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went unarmed into his first meeting with the new commander in chief — no aides, no PowerPoint presentation, no briefing books.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Clinton, Obama seal the deal  —  It's finally official: President-elect Obama will appear with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in Chicago on Monday as he names her secretary of state, a remarkable reunion of once-bitter rivals.  —  The news conference at a Chicago hotel is scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m. Eastern.
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Clinton Flying to Chicago to Join Obama  —  CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama will roll out his national security team at a news conference here on Monday morning, including his former primary rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, as his secretary of state, Democrats close to the process said.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Clinton to Be Introduced as Part of Obama Security Team  —  CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will seal their rapprochement when he announces her nomination as his secretary of state, Democrats close to the process said Sunday.
Discussion: The Heretik and MyDD
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Bill Clinton to Name Donors as Part of Obama Deal
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The ongoing disgrace of NBC News and Brian Williams  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  The New York Times's David Barstow, whose excellent and aggressive journalism led to the uncovering last April of the Pentagon's domestic propaganda program involving network “military analysts,” …
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Taylor Gandossy / CNN:
Taj Mahal hotel owner: We had warning  —  Watch the full interview with Ratan Tata on “Fareed Zakaria GPS” at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on CNN.  —  The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, temporarily increased security after being warned of a possible terrorist attack, the chairman of the company that owns the hotel said Saturday.
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Ian Gallagher / Daily Mail:
‘I was told to kill to my last breath’: Captured terrorist's account …
rediff.com:
Doctors shocked at hostages's torture  —  They said that just one look at the bodies of the dead hostages as well as terrorists showed it was a battle of attrition that was fought over three days at the Oberoi and the Taj hotels in Mumbai.  —  Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Jihad Watch
Steyn Online:
THE SHAGGED SHEEP  —  This is a long piece but it does have underage sex and bestiality in it.  So enjoy!  —  The other day I had an e-mail from M J Murphy, who blogs as Big City Lib, saying only this: … There followed a link to a post called Steyn Gets Punked By 28-Year Old Literary Hoax:
Discussion: Right Wing News
Lauren Slater / New York Times:
Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love  —  I COULD chalk it up to getting older, the fact that sex interests me these days about as much as playing checkers.  But the fact is I've never much liked sex, even though it has, on occasion, captivated me.  Says my proverbial therapist: “Sex threatens you, Lauren.
Discussion: Unfogged
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Same Old New Deal?  —  Early in what became the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes was asked if anything similar had ever happened.  “Yes,” he replied, “it was called the Dark Ages, and it lasted 400 years.”  It did take 25 years, until November 1954, for the Dow to return to the peak it reached in September 1929.
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Helen Thomas / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
It's a depression  —  WASHINGTON — Few prominent economists …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop  —  The idea seemed too crazy to Rod Simmons, a measured, careful field botanist.  Naturalists in Arlington County couldn't find any acorns.  None.  No hickory nuts, either.  Then he went out to look for himself.  He came up with nothing.
Neal Gabler / Los Angeles Times:
The GOP's McCarthy gene  —  Think Goldwater is the father of conservatism?  Think again.  —  Ever since the election, partisans within the Republican Party and observers outside it have been speculating wildly about what direction the GOP will take to revive itself from its disaster.
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 …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Kristol's Next War  —  In addition to being a booster of the two actual wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bill Kristol and/or his publication has, at one time or another, also called for the United States to go to war with North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Sudan.  And now he's got another war he's like to start:
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics
 
 
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Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Thai Protesters and Police Meet
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The Bentsen precedent  —  Along with getting emoluments …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Louise Gray / Telegraph:
Lawyers call for international court for the environment
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Never Let Them See You Sweat  —  The economy jolts and stumbles …
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Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Chambliss Still Unsure If Economy Is In Recession, Misstates …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Penny for My Thoughts?
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Investor's Business Daily:
Stop Covering Up And Kill The CRA
ABCNEWS:
Coming Up on This Week: Pakistan's Ambassador, Sens. Jack Reed and Richard Lugar
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
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