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12:20 PM ET, November 27, 2006

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Peter Baker / Washington Post:
History Offers Post-Midterm Survival Tips For President  —  The president was in a funk.  Morose from midterm elections that handed Congress to the opposition, he stewed in private, vented to friends, turned on aides and summoned self-help gurus to help him understand just what went wrong.
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Mike Allen / Time:
Can a Mormon be President?  —  Why Mitt Romney will have to explain a faith that remains mysterious to many  —  A mormon church official and a public relations executive shuttled recently from the Fox News Washington bureau to the Washington Post to the online political digest the Hotline.
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Louise Roug / Los Angeles Times:
Angry Shiites hurl stones at Maliki's motorcade  —  BAGHDAD — Angry Shiite Muslims pelted Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's motorcade with stones today after the Iraqi leader pleaded for national reconciliation at a memorial in Sadr City held for victims of a large-scale bombing attack last week.
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Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
A Day When Mahdi Army Showed Its Other Side
Discussion: Newsweek, Hot Air and Associated Press
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Rep. Frank Accuses Fox News Host of Bias  —  Following in President Clinton's footsteps, a prominent Democratic congressman yesterday accused a Fox News anchor of conducting a skewed interview designed to make Democrats look bad.  —  "I've got to say, Chris, you have an odd view of balance …
Discussion: The Corner and Think Progress
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Chris Wallace / Associated Press:
TRANSCRIPT: INCOMING HOUSE CHAIRMEN ON 'FNS'
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Neil Johnson / TBO.com:
Hurricane Predictions Off Track As Tranquil Season Wafts Away  —  More from this channel:  —  This feature requires the Macromedia Flash Plugin.  Please visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/ getflashplayer to download this plugin.  —  It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you.
Jerusalem Post:
Two Kassams land in Sderot area  —  Despite the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, two Kassam rockets, fired from the Gaza Strip, landed in open territory in the Sderot area on Monday afternoon.  —  No one was wounded and no damage was reported.  —  Although the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades …
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Thomas M. DeFrank / NY Daily News:
W library in record book  —  $500M center would be priciest for a Prez  —  DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF  —  WASHINGTON - He may be a certified lame duck now, but President Bush and his truest believers are about to launch their final campaign - an eye-popping, half-billion-dollar drive for the Bush presidential library.
Robert Weller / Associated Press:
Woman faces fines for wreath peace sign  —  DENVER - A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti- Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.
Ben Stein / New York Times:
In Class Warfare, Guess Which Class Is Winning  —  NOT long ago, I had the pleasure of a lengthy meeting with one of the smartest men on the planet, Warren E. Buffett, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, in his unpretentious offices in Omaha.  We talked of many things that, I hope, will inspire me for years to come.
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Better Late Than Never  —  Two Republicans take a stand against profligate spending.  —  It's been years since federal agencies have screamed this loudly about fiscal discipline being imposed on them.  GOP Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Jim DeMint of South Carolina have decided to take a stand …
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Breed Loses Its Place in New England  —  It was a species as endemic to New England as craggy seascapes and creamy clam chowder: the moderate Yankee Republican.  —  Dignified in demeanor, independent in ideology and frequently blue in blood, they were politicians in the mold …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Iraq Study Group Weighs Overture to Iran and Syria  —  A draft report on strategies for Iraq, which will be debated here by a bipartisan commission beginning Monday, urges an aggressive regional diplomatic initiative that includes direct talks with Iran and Syria but sets no timetables …
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
The gloves come off  —  Keith Olbermann's anti-Bush views have driven up the ratings of his MSNBC show.  —  THE Democrats may have wrested back control of power in Congress, but that hasn't quieted the ire of Keith Olbermann.  —  Last week, he delivered one of his trademark blistering critiques …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Romenesko
Bloomberg:
Ahmadinejad Predicts Collapse of Israel, U.S., U.K. (Update1)  —  Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the collapse of Israel, the U.S. and Britain, attacking what he called their ``oppressive behavior.''  —  ``The Zionist regime is on a steep downhill towards collapse …
USA Today:
Democratic gains in suburbs spell trouble for GOP  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats made large gains in suburbia in this month's elections, pushing Republican turf to the outer edges of major population centers in a trend that could signal trouble for the GOP, an analysis shows.
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
At the Inquirer, Shrink Globally, Slash Locally?  —  Brian Tierney, a onetime critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer who wound up buying the paper, is determined to take his new property in a different direction.  —  "We don't need a Jerusalem bureau," he says.  "What we need are more people in the South Jersey bureau."
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and FishBowlDC
Times of London:
Obama lifted by hand of God  —  Rising black star of Democrats connects with evangelicals  —  IN THE latest sign that the "God gap" between Republicans and Democrats is narrowing, one of America's biggest evangelical churches will this week welcome Senator Barack Obama …
 
 
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the Project / journalism.org:
ELECTION NIGHT 2006  —  An Evening in the Life of the American Media
Discussion: CBS News
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Bring back Saddam Hussein
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
PHIL DONAHUE MAKES ANTI-WAR FILM
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
The end for endnotes?  —  I've been reading Karen Cerulo's Never saw …
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Gates pushed for bombing of Sandinistas
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Janet Daley / Telegraph:
We are in a war to the death - craven concessions won't win it
Michael Wilson / New York Times:
50 Shots Fired, and the Experts Offer a Theory
Discussion: The News Blog and TalkLeft
Bruce Bawer / New York Sun:
Sending a Grim Message
Discussion: The Jawa Report
 Earlier Items: 
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
New Congress Unlikely to Rush Toughest Issues
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Chilling Echo for Lebanon, Mirror of Regional Tension
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and rubber hose
David Paul Kuhn / Washington Post:
The Gospel According to Jim Wallis
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Demagogue
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
The Hill May Look Steep For Republicans in 2008
Robert Novak / Chicago Sun Times:
Get ready for reform, Emanuel tells Dems
Discussion: First Read
Editor and Publisher:
John Roberts Tells Kurtz: Iraq Worse Than Media Shows
Mary Lynn Smith / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
'Makings of bomb' found in airport car
Simon Jenkins / Times of London:
The really tough way to control drugs is to license them