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5:35 PM ET, December 4, 2008

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James Janega / Chicago Tribune:
Suit contesting Barack Obama's citizenship heads to U.S. Supreme Court Friday  —  Justices will decide whether to consider the case  —  The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The sadly obligatory SCOTUS birth-certificate post  —  The Chicago Tribune briefly revives the Obama-birth-certificate kerfuffle in an update today, if only to throw more cold water on it.  Tomorrow, the Supreme Court confabs over whether to grant a review to Leo Donofrio's lawsuit after having …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Alito ribs Biden for plagiarism  —  At a gala dinner hosted by the American Spectator Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. cracked wise at Vice President-elect Joe Biden's expense, raising the Delaware senator's past brushes with academic dishonesty to the delight of his conservative audience.
James Wright / Afro American Newspaper:
AFRO News  —  In a highly unusual move, U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked his colleagues on the court to consider the request of an East Brunswick, N.J. attorney who has filed a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's status as a United States citizen.
Discussion: Left in the West
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama citizenship at SCOTUS tomorrow
Discussion: The Mahablog
The Politico:
Matthews advised to quit MSNBC  —  Chris Matthews is dead serious about running for the Senate in Pennsylvania - and shopping for a house in the state and privately discussing quitting MSNBC as proof of his intense interest, according to NBC colleagues, political operatives and friends.
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David Sirota / The Huffington Post:
Chris Matthews' Insult to Pennsylvania Voters  —  Having grown up outside of Philadelphia, I just want to say I really hope Chris Matthews runs for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, and is humiliatingly obliterated in a Democratic primary (preferably by a good progressive like, for instance, former Rep. Joe Hoeffel).
Michael Calderone / The Politico:   Breaking: Matthews in contract talks
CBC News:
GG agrees to suspend Parliament until January  —  Decision gives Tories reprieve, prevents opposition from toppling government on Monday  —  Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean has granted a request from Stephen Harper to suspend Parliament until late next month, the prime minister announced on Thursday …
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Michael J.W. Stickings / The Reaction:
Bare Naked Politics: The ongoing situation in Canada
Rob Gillies / Associated Press:
Canadian PM shuts Parliament in attempt to keep power
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star:
Parliament shut for 7 weeks
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Barack Obama and the Cult of Competency  —  Barack Obama won the White House last month in large part by running against George W. Bush and tapping into the public perception that his administration has been ineffectual in handling important policy questions.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
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Joan Vennochi / Boston Globe:
A bitter brew for Kerry  —  SENATOR John Kerry's fate illustrates the new political order under President-elect Barack Obama: Reward your enemies, not necessarily your friends.  —  Hillary Clinton, Obama's tough primary opponent, became Obama's choice for secretary of state; Kerry, an avid Obama ally, was passed over.
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Don Surber
Boston Globe:
Lawmakers urge Obama to keep diversity vow
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Looking for the Ideal Spot to Make a Speech  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's aides say he is considering making a major foreign policy speech from an Islamic capital during his first 100 days in office.  —  So where should he do it?  The list of Islamic world capitals is long …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Liberal Rationalism II  —  Move over, Jon Cohn.  Ezra Klein points out the sublime rationality of socialism: … One reason I'm a conservative is the British National Health Service.  Until you have lived under socialism, it sounds like a great idea.  It isn't misery …
Discussion: The Corner
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHAT IS LIFE WORTH?  —  What is six months of your life worth?  And don't say priceless.  It's not priceless.  Not if you're not paying.  So let's sharpen the question: What should six months of your life be worth to your insurer, be that insurer the government or Aetna?
Dallas Morning News:
Bushes confirm purchase of Dallas home in Preston Hollow  —  tgillman@dallasnews.com; rbush@dallasnews.com  —  The White House confirmed Thursday that the Bushes have purchased a house in Dallas' Preston Hollow neighborhood for the couple to live in after his presidency ends in January.
Discussion: Reliable Source, MSNBC and The Caucus
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The Smoking Gun:   Dubya's New Digs  —  First couple drops $2.07 million on 1.13 acre Dallas spread
Paul Krugman:
Worries about next year  —  I've been ruminating over economic prospects for next year, and I'm getting scared.  —  Two points:  —  1. The economy is falling fast.  We'll see what tomorrow's employment report says, but we could well be losing jobs at a rate of 450,000 or 500,000 a month.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CAN'T SPEND FAST ENOUGH
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WARREN ENDORSES HANNITY'S WARMONGERING.... Pastor Rick Warren has a reputation for being far more stable and grounded than religious right leaders and TV preachers like Pat Robertson, but it's worth remembering that he's not exactly a moderate.  —  Last night, on Fox News …
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M. Duss / Wonk Room:
Rick Warren: Stopping Evil ‘Is The Legitimate Role Of Government’
Discussion: Think Progress and ATTACKERMAN
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
CNN Cuts Entire Science, Tech Team  —  Despite network's intention to launch wire service, compete with the AP  —  CNN, the Cable News Network, announced yesterday that it will cut its entire science, technology, and environment news staff, including Miles O'Brien, its chief technology …
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Chris / TVNewser:
NBCU To Cut 500 Jobs, Layoffs Begin at NBC News Bureaus
The Politico:
RNC chair discloses comeback plan  —  Sen. Saxby Chambliss' reelection this week was a tremendous victory for the people of Georgia.  Voters went to the polls on Tuesday and selected a strong leader prepared to deal with both the domestic and the foreign challenges our nation faces in the months and years to come.
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Can Romney Save the Republican Party?
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Why do Feinstein and Wyden sound much different on the torture issue now?  —  [updated below - Update II (w/ statement from Sen. Wyden's office) -  —  Update III]  —  Time constraints prevented me yesterday from writing about Dianne Feinstein's comments concerning torture in yesterday's New York Times …
Wall Street Journal:
Hillary and the Constitution  —  Members of the Senate are not above the law.  —  What's a little matter like the Constitution among friends?  That's a question a few legal eagles are asking as they note that Hillary Clinton can't become Secretary of State thanks to something called the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
New York Times:
Back on Capitol Hill, Auto Executives Still Find Skeptics  —  WASHINGTON — As the Senate banking committee debated a potential rescue package for American automakers, the committee chairman, Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, suggested that it would be difficult for lawmakers …
 
 
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