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12:00 PM ET, November 10, 2008

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Bloomberg:
Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Identify Bank Loans  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.
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Washington Post:
Sometimes Continuity Trumps Change  —  Three Bush Appointees in Crucial Positions Likely to Remain Under Obama  —  As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to fill top positions for his incoming government, he faces a stubborn reality: Some of the key individuals he will rely upon to tackle …
Booman Tribune:
I'd Treat DC as a Crime Scene
Discussion: The Sideshow
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Weighs Quick Undoing of Bush Policy  —  CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is reviewing limits on stem cell research and the expansion of oil and gas drilling …
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Obama set to push ‘big bang’ reform package
Discussion: MoJoBlog and The Heretik
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Why Obama Should Copy Bush (Really!)
Discussion: The Reaction and Althouse
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Bold Is Good  —  Just about everyone is giving President-elect Barack …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Washington Monthly
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Aide: Middle-Class Tax Cut a Priority
Discussion: Commentary and Political Radar
Amit R. Paley / Washington Post:
A Quiet Windfall For U.S. Banks  —  With Attention on Bailout Debate, Treasury Made Change to Tax Policy  —  The financial world was fixated on Capitol Hill as Congress battled over the Bush administration's request for a $700 billion bailout of the banking industry.
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William Kristol / New York Times:
G.O.P. Dog Days?  —  Just before midnight on Nov. 4, I wasn't that worried.  —  Sure, the election results had been bad — but they weren't devastating.  Obama wasn't winning the popular vote by double-digit margins, as some polls had suggested he might.  Republican losses in the Senate …
Associated Press:
Obama planning US trials for Guantanamo detainees  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Franklin Delano Obama?  —  Suddenly, everything old is New Deal again.  Reagan is out; F.D.R. is in.  Still, how much guidance does the Roosevelt era really offer for today's world?  —  The answer is, a lot.  But Barack Obama should learn from F.D.R.'s failures as well as from his achievements …
Scott Rasmussen / Wall Street Journal:
The Polls Show That Reaganism Is Not Dead  —  Barack Obama won the White House by campaigning against an unpopular incumbent in a time of economic anxiety and lingering foreign policy concerns.  He offered voters an upbeat message, praised the nation as a land of opportunity …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Biden's new role: Good cop  —  A few days before the election, a Democratic strategist privately worried that a Vice-President Joe Biden was destined for a White House career of dissatisfaction and idle-hands mischief.  —  “You can't just have a guy like him at loose ends, he'd go crazy,” …
Discussion: Donklephant, Commentary and The Caucus
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.
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Washington Post:
Under Obama, Web Would Be the Way  —  CHICAGO — Armed with millions of e-mail addresses and a political operation that harnessed the Internet like no campaign before it, Barack Obama will enter the White House with the opportunity to create the first truly “wired” presidency.
Monte Whaley / Denver Post:
Race in 4th is over, but not ill will  —  After a bitter campaign, the GOP's Marilyn Musgrave has yet to congratulate Democrat Betsy Markey or concede.  —  Bitterness generated by the bruising battle between Betsy Markey and Marilyn Musgrave apparently lingers days after voters decided the winner of the 4th Congressional District.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
A Trolleybus Named Desire  —  Someone in comments quipped sarcastically when he read I was going to be in Geneva that he was looking forward to jejune commentary on Geneva public transit.  I don't really know what jejune means, but it doesn't sound good.  At any rate, as this alert fellow noticed …
Discussion: Eschaton
Andrew / Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State:
The myth of poor Democratic performance in House races in the 2008 election  —  There's an idea going around that the Democrats turned in a disappointing performance in Congressional races this year.  For example, a politically-minded friend of mine of the liberal persuasion wrote …
Paul Walsh / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
From tight to tighter: Franken now just 204 votes behind  —  Al Franken's deficit just keeps on shrinking as the state adjusts the unofficial tally in the U.S. Senate election last week.  —  Today's latest results show the DFL challenger is now trailing Republican incumbent Norm Coleman by 204 votes.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama and Bush: A Contrast in Popularity  —  Transition marked by sharp divergence in leaders' ratings  — USA - Election 2008 - Favorability - Government and Politics - Presidential Job Approval - Americas - Northern America  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Monday's White House meeting between …
 
 
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Avi Zenilman / The Politico:
Dem groups claim Obama win
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin reflects on her run
Aaron Smith / CNNMoney.com:
DHL cuts 9,500 U.S. jobs
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Attacks Grow More Potent
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Hume: Bush has put America on an ‘amazing’ foreign policy path.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court turns aside test on “victim impact” videos
Discussion: How Appealing and Althouse
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kauffmann / The Politico:
Dems get new crop of military voters
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Juan Williams / Wall Street Journal:
What Obama's Victory Means for Racial Politics
Discussion: Don Surber and Betsy's Page
McQ / QandO:
MORE SHARE THE WEALTH ...  From the usual suspects.
Discussion: Wake up America and Hot Air