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12:40 PM ET, November 9, 2008

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John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Obama vs. Pelosi  —  The president-elect meets the enemy.  —  Barack Obama obviously has thought carefully about mistakes made by previous Democratic presidential winners who wrongly believed a Congress controlled by their own party would help make them a success.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
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Washington Post:
Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions  —  Stem Cell, Climate Rules Among Targets of President-Elect's Team  —  Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone …
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Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Change We Can Believe In  —  From the Washington Post:
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
P.J. O'Rourke / Weekly Standard:
We Blew It  —  A look back in remorse on the conservative opportunity that was squandered.  —  Let us bend over and kiss our ass goodbye.  Our 28-year conservative opportunity to fix the moral and practical boundaries of government is gone—gone with the bear market and the Bear Stearns …
Jules Crittenden:
(Hot) Reporter Investigated For Looting  —  No, not me this time.  CBS correspondent Lara Logan is now being investigated by federal agents for taking trashy Saddam propaganda from the wreckage of bombed-out Iraqi government buildings, at a time when U.S. soldiers were using Saddam's mug …
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
That huge voter turnout?  Didn't happen  —  Despite widespread predictions of record turnout in this year's presidential election, roughly the same portion of eligible voters cast ballots in 2008 as in 2004.  —  Between 60.7 percent and 61.7 percent of the 208.3 million eligible voters cast ballots …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Corner
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP gears up for 2012  —  Votes are still being counted in some races in last Tuesday's election, but no matter: Talk of the potential Republican field in the 2012 presidential election is already underway.  —  Too early?  —  Too bad — just look around.
Discussion: www.redstate.com and The E&P Pub
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Obama and the War on Brains  —  Barack Obama's election is a milestone in more than his pigmentation.  The second most remarkable thing about his election is that American voters have just picked a president who is an open, out-of-the-closet, practicing intellectual.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
It Still Felt Good the Morning After  —  ON the morning after a black man won the White House, America's tears of catharsis gave way to unadulterated joy.  —  Our nation was still in the same ditch it had been the day before, but the atmosphere was giddy.  We felt good not only because we had breached …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pelosi: Prop 8 supporters might have been too dumb to grasp what they were doing  —  Evidently, it's now somehow illegitimate to vote on the substance of an issue without being fully informed of the legal posture first.  Sure, a majority opposes gay marriage — but did they know that four justices …
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Daily Mail:
The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth … Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell - or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
David Barboza / New York Times:
China Unveils $586 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan  —  SHANGHAI — China announced on Sunday a huge economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering its weakening economy and perhaps helping fight the effects of a global economic slowdown.  —  In a bold move at a time when major projects …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
A New Day, a New Day in Court in Minnesota  —  Florida 2000, meet Minnesota 2008.  We think you might get along.  You have quite a bit in common: ultra-close elections, uncounted ballots that turn up like Easter Eggs days after the official hunt and legal challenge after legal challenge.
Lee Ferran / ABCNEWS:
America's First Transgender Mayor  —  Stu Rasmussen Became Mayor With Implants, Dresses and Ideas for Improving Her Town  —  The first time Stu Rasmussen was elected mayor of Silverton, Ore., he wore shirts and pants.  This time around, after a landslide victory, he will be stepping into office donning a dress and makeup.
 
 
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Governors Know Best
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Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
After Push for Obama, Unions Seek New Rules
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
High Court May Consider Legality of Detention
Discussion: Salon and Balloon Juice
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Reid, Pelosi Urge Treasury to Extend Aid to Automakers
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CNN:
Obama aide denies missile plan report
Discussion: Macsmind
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
The Contact Gap: Proof of the Importance of the Ground Game?
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  It's a big day for the Saturday Cartoons …
Discussion: The Impolitic and Firedoglake
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Real Time: The Hard Core Republican Base Is Like A Stalker-Rejection …
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics