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1:25 AM ET, November 11, 2008

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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: MSNBC falls for Palin/Eisenstadt hoax  —  Specifically, this hoax.  I'd love to throw stones at them and TNR, but people on our own side were taken in too.  —  Guys?  The post at Shakespeare's Sister revealing the hoax is linked on the first page of the Google results for “Martin Eisenstadt.”
Discussion: Donklephant
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Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Even More Palin Cluelessness [UPDATED]  —  Update: Oy—this would appear to be a hoax.  Apologies.  —  After the original report that Palin didn't know whether Africa was a country or a continent, I complained that people were being too credulous about her foibles.  And then I committed the very same sin.
Marty / Martin Eisenstadt's Blog:
Eisenstadt the source for Sarah Palin Africa leak... and proud of it.  —  By now you've all heard the Fox News report last week that “unnamed” former McCain advisers leaked that Sarah Palin was confused about whether Africa was a continent, and which countries were in NAFTA.
Fox News:
Sarah Palin Defends Herself Against Criticism in FOX News Interview  —  FOX News' Greta Van Susteren is in Alaska to get Gov. Sarah Palin's reflections on the presidential election.  —  FOXNews.com  —  After a whirlwind campaign alongside Sen. John McCain, Sarah Palin is defending herself …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Wants Lieberman To Remain In Democratic Caucus  —  President-elect Barack Obama has informed party officials that he wants Joe Lieberman to continue caucusing with the Democrats in the 111th Congress, Senate aides tell the Huffington Post.  —  Obama's decision could tie the hands …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
Discussion: Daily Kos and Open Left
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Will Obama Support Lieberman Staying As Chair Of Homeland Security Committee?
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Bush leaving office more unpopular than Nixon  —  CNN Deputy Political Director  —  WASHINGTON DC (CNN) — On the day that President-elect Barack Obama is visiting the White House, a new national poll suggests that the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most unpopular …
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John R. Lott Jr / Fox News:
Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud  —  Minnesota is becoming to 2008 politics what Florida was in 2000 or Washington State in 2006 — a real mess.  The outcome will determine whether Democrats get 58 members of the U.S. Senate, giving them an effective filibuster-proof vote on many issues.
Discussion: Hot Air, Roger Ailes and Election Law
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Scott / Power Line:
What's happening in Minnesota? part 4  —  The single most illuminating account of the shifting Coleman-Franken election results that I have found since the numbers started moving after 100 percent of precincts had reported Wednesday morning is this column by John Lott:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XXI: “Correcting The Record”  —  Just to get back to her looniness.  A classic quote from the KTUU interview: … Proven?  Where?  And where in the MSM did anyone report that Trig was not her biological son?  All I did was ask questions - and never received any proof of anything.
Discussion: Brian Beutler
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Gene Johnson / Associated Press:
Palin blames Bush policies for GOP defeat
Discussion: Reuters and Booker Rising
The Huffington Post:
Dean Prepares To Step Down As DNC Chair  —  After four years at the helm of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean is preparing to relinquish his chairmanship.  —  Dean, who has been serving in the post since 2005, has said in the past that he would serve only one term …
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Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Dean Steps Down as D.N.C. Chair
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Corrente
Ben Evans / Associated Press:
Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.  —  “It may sound a bit crazy and off base …
Washington Post:
President Bush Greets Obama at White House  —  President Bush rolled out the red carpet today for his successor, meeting with President-elect Barack Obama in the Oval Office for a talk so private that no one else was in the room.  —  The White House meeting between the two men followed …
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Gawker
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: 43 MEETS 44  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray …
Discussion: MyDD and Washington Post
The Trail / Washington Post:
White House to Establish Office of Urban Policy  —  The intense back-stabbing amongst Democrats for top jobs in the Obama administration assumes there are a fixed number of jobs worth having.  But it's looking likely that some extremely choice, even consequential, jobs are going to be created by the new administration.
Discussion: TIME.com
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Let the Infighting Begin  —  He won by being No Drama Obama.  Should he now stir some up?  —  The mau-mauing of Barack Obama officially began less than 24 hours after he won the White House, when National Organization for Women president Kim Gandy piped up about the possibility …
Discussion: The New Republic and Brendan Nyhan
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG:
Alaska Update: Thousands of Ballots ‘Found’, One-Third Remain Uncounted in the State's Still-Fishy '08 Election  —  This just in from Alaska, where thousands of new ballots continue to be found each day, since it was first reported that turnout in 2008 was 11% lower than in 2004.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Truthdig
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Pentagon board says cuts essential  —  Tells Obama to slash large weapons programs  —  WASHINGTON - A senior Pentagon advisory group, in a series of bluntly worded briefings, is warning President-elect Barack Obama that the Defense Department's current budget is “not sustainable,” …
Discussion: The New Republic, TIME.com and Truthdig
Daniel Gross / Slate:
Why the rich voted for Obama against their own economic interest.  —  For several years, I've been writing about Bushenfreude, the phenomenon of angry yuppies who've hugely benefited from President Bush's tax cuts funding angry, populist Democratic campaigns.
Brian Stelter / TV Decoder:
MSNBC Extends Keith Olbermann's Contract  —  Keith Olbermann, the anchor of “Countdown” on MSNBC.  (NBC)  —  Keith Olbermann, the anchor of “Countdown,” will remain at MSNBC through the next presidential election season, the cable news channel announced Monday afternoon.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Agenda disappears from Obama Web site  —  Over the weekend President-elect Barack Obama scrubbed Change.gov, his transition Web site, deleting most of what had been a massive agenda copied directly from his campaign Web site.  —  Gone are the promises on how an Obama administration …
Rasmussen Reports:
Number of Black Voters Who View Society Fair and Decent Nearly Doubles After Election  —  Two days after Barack Obama became the first African-American to be voted into the White House, the percentage of black voters who view American society as fair and decent jumped 18 points to 42% (see crosstabs).
 
 
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Paul Krugman:
Stimulus math (wonkish)
Discussion: Kevin Drum and The New Republic
Jim Tharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Will Obama campaign for Jim Martin?
Dawn Kopecki / Bloomberg:
Fannie Says $100 Billion Pledge From Treasury May Not Be Enough
Discussion: Firedoglake and Calculated Risk
Lauren Shepherd / Associated Press:
Starbucks 4Q profit drops 97 pct on closure costs
Raymond / Jihad Watch:
Raymond Ibrahim: “Islam's Doctrines of Deception”
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Warner Todd Huston / media.newsbusters.org:
Obama Spokesman Says ‘Obama Ready to RULE on Day 1’
Discussion: Power Line and Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube
Discussion: Bits
Deroy Murdock / Real Clear Politics:
GOP Needs to Excommunicate Its Heretics
Discussion: www.redstate.com, Eunomia and VOTE
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Kerry Is the No Drama Option for Secretary of State
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Keeping Gates?  —  I totally understand the anger …
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Jindal: Never Vetted for VP
Discussion: Hot Air
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DELAY PRESENTS HIMSELF AS THE SOLUTION.... Disgraced former House …
Discussion: The New Republic