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2:24 AM ET, November 14, 2008

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CNN:
GOP governors unhappy with Palin press conference  —  Some GOP governors weren't happy with how Palin's press conference unfolded.  (Getty Images)  —  MIAMI (CNN) — Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
An awkward press conference
The Trail / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State?  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looks up during a Veterans Day event at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.  (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)  —  By Al Kamen and Philip Rucker  —  There's increasing chatter in political circles …
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Firstread / MSNBC:
First Read: Hillary Clinton for secretary of state?  —  From NBC's Andrea Mitchell  —  Two Obama advisers have told NBC News that Hillary Clinton is under consideration to be secretary of state.  Would she be interested?  Those who know Clinton say possibly.
Vaughn Ververs / CBS News:
Who Were Those Clinton-McCain Crossover Voters?  —  CBS News' Election and Survey Unit's survey analyst extraordinaire Jennifer De Pinto goes inside the exit polls from last week's election and finds some interesting nuggets about those Hillary Clinton supporters who voted for John McCain:
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Hillary Clinton could be Sec. of State  —  Several Obama transition advisers are strongly advocating Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for secretary of State, a move that would create the ultimate “Team of Rivals” cabinet, according to officials involved in the discussions.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
A Few More Hillary Hypotheticals
Discussion: TalkLeft
Marc Ambinder:
Transition Rumor Patrol: Political Office, Daschle's Role, Clinton For SoS?
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Politico
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Chicago Sun Times:
Ayers: Obama was ‘family friend’  —  New afterword to 2001 book, Ayers describes Barack Obama as ‘family friend’  —  In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Schumer: GOP trying to stop Minn. recount  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday accused Republicans of trying to halt the Minnesota Senate recount through intimidation and vowed the process “won't be another Florida.”  —  Schumer, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee …
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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Dennis Miller: Liberal women hate Sarah Palin because ‘she has a great sex life.’  —  On the O'Reilly factor last night, Dennis Miller declared that liberal women hate Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) because “she has a great sex life”: … Watch it:  —  Male pundits seem obsessed with Palin's sex life.
Discussion: Gawker and Campaign Silo
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The Huffington Post:
Stevens Pollster: Race Is Over, Begich Will Win  —  Alaska-based GOP pollster David Dittman, who worked for Sen. Ted Stevens during this year's primary race, believes Democratic challenger Mark Begich is all but certain to expand his current razor-thin lead and snatch the seat.
Clout St:
Obama will resign Senate seat Sunday  —  President-elect Barack Obama said today he will step down from his Senate seat effective this Sunday.  —  The decision adds to the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a fellow Democrat, who under state law has the sole responsibility for naming a successor to Obama …
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Marc Ambinder:
Lieberman's A Scold, Not A Ken Starr  —  This is a fun distraction, but isn't the bloggy left having a major overreaction to the idea of keeping Lieberman in his current position?  —  It's true that he'll have subpoena power over the new administration, but the idea that he'll …
Discussion: The New Republic and MyDD
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Lieberman Conundrum  —  Photo by Matt Rourke of the Associated Press
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Capitol Watch
Brad / Wonk Room:
Breaking: EPA Appeals Board Strikes Down Construction Of New Coal-Fired Power Plant  —  The Wonk Room  —  Breaking: EPA Appeals Board Strikes Down Construction Of New Coal-Fired Power Plant»  —  In a landmark action, the Environmental Protection Agency's final decision-making board …
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action.sierraclub.org:
Ruling: Coal Plants Must Limit C02
Discussion: Associated Press and Gristmill
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Vindication  —  At one moment, in one speech, I tried to explain to a frustrated audience member why the institution of marriage matters to us gay people, and why nothing else will ever do.  —  I think a huge amount of the future of the GOP is less up to the Republican leadership and …
Discussion: Alas, a blog
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him …
Jessica Garrison / Los Angeles Times:
Angrier response to Prop. 8 steps up  —  Joe Hample, left, and Barry Wendell protest the passage of Proposition 8 in front of the Mormon temple on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.  They were married Nov.1.  —  After a professional campaign failed to defeat the measure, a Web-based opposition is making itself heard.
Discussion: Townhall.com
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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Chances Dwindle on Bailout Plan for Automakers  —  WASHINGTON — The prospects of a government rescue for the foundering American automakers dwindled Thursday as Democratic Congressional leaders conceded that they would face potentially insurmountable Republican opposition during a lame-duck session next week.
Discussion: The Agonist and Althouse
Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Did Next Commander-in-Chief Falsify Selective Service Registration?  Never Actually Register?  Obama's Draft Registration Raises Serious Questions  —  By Debbie Schlussel  —  **** Copyright 2008, Must Cite Debbie Schlussel and link to DebbieSchlussel.com ****  —  *** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES ***
Electa Draper / Denver Post:
Haggard: Scandal grew from childhood sex abuse  —  New Life Church founder and former evangelical leader Ted Haggard returned to the pulpit to give two sermons in a small Illinois church on the second anniversary of his scandal-forced exit from a high-profile ministry at his megachurch in Colorado Springs.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Firedoglake
 
 
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Senate Staffers Begin Mulling Health Care Reform As Part Of Stimulus Package
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Al Franken Lawyers Up (Has 12 attorney per polling counting location)
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Crowd of 1 million could attend Obama inauguration
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The Trail / Washington Post:
Cathy Russell Expected to Get Jill Biden Chief of Staff Nod
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Ashley Fantz / CNN:
Getting inside Obama's ‘brain’
Discussion: The Washington Note
Marc Ambinder:
The RNC Throws A Pie In John McCain's Face
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