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12:45 PM ET, November 10, 2008

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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Bold Is Good  —  Just about everyone is giving President-elect Barack Obama advice based on one interpretation or another of what his victory really means.  Obama should be wary of any counsel that the advice-givers had in mind before a single vote was counted.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Washington Monthly and Salon
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Why Obama Should Copy Bush (Really!)
Discussion: The Reaction and Althouse
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Aide: Middle-Class Tax Cut a Priority
Discussion: Commentary and Political Radar
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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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 …
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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 …
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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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 …
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin reflects on her run  —  The defeat, the future and the critics are all addressed  —  Gov. Sarah Palin blames the Bush administration for the failure of the McCain-Palin ticket, thinks people need to move on from the so-called “Troopergate” controversy and has no regrets about state per diem …
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 …
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: Commentary, Donklephant and The Caucus
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Hume: Bush has put America on an ‘amazing’ foreign policy path.»  —  Reflecting on his final days as Fox News' Washington managing editor, Brit Hume tells the Miami Herald's Glenn Garvin that when people look back at the Bush era, they “will be a lot kinder to this president than the current scribes are being.”
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.
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.
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Miriam Makeba, Singer, Dies at 76  —  LONDON — Miriam Makeba, a South African singer whose voice stirred hopes of freedom among millions in her own country though her music was formally banned by the apartheid authorities she struggled against, died overnight after performing at a concert in Italy on Sunday.
Discussion: Reason, Boing Boing and The Seminal
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
 
 
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Catholics, Mormons allied to pass Prop. 8
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Ross Douthat:
Regarding Douglas Kmiec
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Aaron Smith / CNNMoney.com:
DHL cuts 9,500 U.S. jobs
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Attacks Grow More Potent
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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Peter Kauffmann / The Politico:
Dems get new crop of military voters
 Earlier Items: 
Juan Williams / Wall Street Journal:
What Obama's Victory Means for Racial Politics
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McQ / QandO:
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Discussion: Wake up America and Hot Air
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
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