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11:50 PM ET, November 9, 2008

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Fox News:
First Bush-Obama Meeting: Hard Feelings and Hand Sanitizer  —  As President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama prepare for their post-election meeting at the White House on Monday, memories of their first encounter linger.  —  FOXNews.com  —  President Bush and President-elect Barack …
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Will Visit Bush, Watching Out for Tacks on Chairs in Oval Office  —  WASHINGTON — For nearly two years on the campaign trail, Senator Barack Obama rarely missed a chance to take a swipe at President Bush.  The name George W. Bush invariably followed the phrase “failed policies” in Mr. Obama's speeches.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:   The First Bush-Obama Meeting
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Right-wing media feeds its post-election anger  —  Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity dive shamelessly in, talking about the ‘Obama recession’ and other partisan lines.  —  You have to give Rush Limbaugh a perverse kind of credit.  At least when he is demonizing Barack Obama, fabricating Obama policies …
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Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Emanuel Says Auto Industry Essential to U.S. Economy
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Open Left
Topeka Capital-Journal:
Planning under way for Obama holiday  —  The Capital-Journal  —  Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation's 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.  —  “Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday …
CNN:
Lieberman can still help Dems, Reid says  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he's still trying to keep Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman within the Democratic caucus despite anger over Lieberman's support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
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Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
Reid: Stevens “not going to survive”
Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:   Emanuel Urges Aid for Auto Industry
New York Post:
TALENT SHOPS COURTING PALIN  —  SARAH Palin won't be vice president, but she won the hearts of talent scouts and literary agents who are scrambling to sign her to multimillion-dollar contracts.  —  CAA, ICM, William Morris, Paradigm and other agencies “smell books, talk shows and commentary for Fox and CNN” …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Jamie Gorelick  —  As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration.  Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration.
New York Times:
Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries  —  WASHINGTON — The United States military since 2004 has used broad, secret authority to carry out nearly a dozen previously undisclosed attacks against Al Qaeda and other militants in Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere, according to senior American officials.
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Palin Derangement Syndrome  —  Two lawyer-bloggers who I've followed for years are upset with me for buying into the “Sarah Palin was in over her head” meme.  Xrlq accused me of drinking “the anti-Palin Kool-Aid” for buying into claims that Palin didn't know which countries were in NAFTA while Bill Dyer is …
The Raw Story:
GOP leader: Rebuild party based on ‘sanctity of marriage’  —  The Republican brand is still alive and well, Rep. Mike Pence said on Fox News Sunday.  —  When asked by Chris Wallace what “conservative solutions” the GOP would bring to their current minority-party status, Pence said social issues like …
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
BATTLE PLANS  —  How Obama won.  —  Obama's strategy worked, with only minor alterations, throughout the campaign.  —  Last June, Joel Benenson, who was Barack Obama's top pollster during his Presidential run, reported on the state of the campaign.  His conclusions, summed …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Trapping The Apostle  —  I like dday's optimism below, but if you want to see what the village elders are saying about all this “change”, this morning's Fareed Zakaria show on CNN will give you a clue.  —  Zakaria hosted a panel of historians and establishment icons, Walter Isaacson …
Discussion: Open Left
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Now: We Get Our Lives Back  —  As I find myself barely able to function this weekend, I did manage to go for a bike ride, walk the dogs, and catch up on a few Netflix projects (finishing off John Adams, “The Savages”, the rest of Season 11 of The Simpsons).  What is this I'm feeling?
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Barack Obama: Praises from the pulpits  —  In an election campaign that cast a harsh spotlight on the most “incendiary” words of President-elect Barack Obama's longtime and former pastor, the first Sunday after the election of the first African-American president brought another focus …
Al Gore / New York Times:
The Climate for Change  —  THE inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice that he — and we — must make this January to begin an emergency rescue of human civilization from the imminent …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Malkin Award Nominee  —  “There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear.  But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.  They grasped the real significance of this moment.
Fox News:
Farrakhan Says Obama Presidency Will Bring ‘New Beginning’  —  Americans can expect a “new beginning” when Barack Obama officially takes over the White House, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said on Sunday.  —  Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says the U.S. can expect a …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Gateway Pundit
Associated Press:
Coleman loses attempt to block 32 votes from count  —  ST. Paul, Minn. (AP) - Sen. Norm Coleman failed Saturday in an attempt to block 32 absentee ballots from Hennepin County from being counted in his close race with Democrat Al Franken.  —  Coleman's campaign asked Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin …
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Tom Kizzia / Anchorage Daily News:
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Associated Press:
In California, Protests Over Gay Marriage Vote
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Show Me the Money  —  So, I was speaking to an Iranian friend …
Discussion: TigerHawk
CNN:
Interview With Arnold Schwarzenegger; Interview With Harry Reid …
Discussion: FP Passport
Peter Bernstein / New York Times:
Put Away the Wish List, and Help Households Bounce Back
Discussion: The Agonist
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Fareed Zakaria to Obama: Think Big.
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