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7:10 PM ET, November 14, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
Clinton Met With Obama About Role In New Administration  —  A Democratic official confirms to the Huffington Post that Sen. Hillary Clinton met with President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss her role in the new administration.  —  Clinton's trip to Chicago, described in press reports as …
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Marc Ambinder:
What Hillary Clinton Gets Out Of A Cabinet Spot, And Other Thoughts  —  1. There's was a private meeting.  Contrary to what I said earlier, Rahm Emanuel wasn't in the room.  He was in DC.  But no one was in the room with the principals.  —  2. The meeting was not a formal interview …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Hot Air
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
HRC for Secretary of State: Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?  —  President-elect Barack Obama and his future Secretary of State?  Photo by Emmanuel Dunand of AFP/Getty Images  —  The news that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama huddled yesterday at the president-elect's transition headquarters …
Al Giordano / The Field on the Narcosphere:
Freak Show: Behind the Clinton for Secretary of State Rumors
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: HILLARY AT STATE?
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Met With Clinton
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Leahy Becomes First Senator To Demand Lieberman's Ouster From Homeland Security Committee  —  We now have our first Dem Senator who has come on the record and called for Joe Lieberman to be booted from his plum spot on the Homeland Security committee.  —  In an interview with Vermont Public Radio today …
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TPM Election Central:
Bernie Sanders Joins Leahy In Demanding Ouster Of Lieberman From Chairmanship  —  Okay, we now have a second Senator who's stepped up and joined Senator Patrick Leahy in calling on Democrats to boot Joe Lieberman from his plum slot atop the Homeland Security committee.
Discussion: Firedoglake and DownWithTyranny!
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Hatin' Joe in Connecticut
Discussion: Firedoglake and Open Left
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Sen. Klobuchar echoes Bayh's call for Lieberman to apologize.»
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
AUDIO: Leahy Says Lieberman Should Lose His Chairmanship
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
“THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:” Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good.  “There's nothing going on.  I'm with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I'm with haven't fired their weapons …
Scott Horton / Harper's:
A Ticket to The Hague for Dick Cheney?  —  Gene Burns is one of the nation's most popular talk radio hosts.  For years he has dismissed accounts of torture; America, he has said, does not torture.  But last night, after watching Torturing Democracy and realizing that he had not understood …
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Error In Justice: Siegelman Prosecutors Received Notes From Jurors …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Lungren will challenge Boehner for top GOP spot  —  Rep. Dan Lungren announced Friday that he will challenge Rep. John Boehner for House Republican leader.  —  Lungren (Calif.) is considered a longshot to unseat Boehner (Ohio), who moved quickly after last week's election to shore up support in the GOP Conference.
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Ron Brownstein / MSNBC:   Brownstein: Use a strategy of inclusion
Nitya / Political Radar:
Boehner to Face Leadership Challenge
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
BOBBY JINDAL STEPS UP.  —  The Republican ticket this year was notable for refusing to run on any policy innovations or substantive accomplishments whatsoever.  In retrospect, most people think that a mistake.  And so you're going to see a real effort in the GOP over the next few years …
Discussion: Wonk Room
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Jan Moller / Associated Press:
Latest Metro New Orleans News
Discussion: Don Surber
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Vote tally trend favors Begich for Senate  —  SENATE RACE: With Stevens strongholds still uncounted, leader isn't celebrating yet.  —  scockerham@adn.com  —  More than half the absentee and questioned ballots still to be counted in Alaska's U.S. Senate race come from areas of the state …
Mark Mooney / ABCNEWS:
Campaign Bogeyman William Ayers Talks to ‘GMA’  —  'Good Morning America's' Chris Cuomo Grills '60s Radical Bill Ayers  —  William Ayers, the 1960s radical whose violent history became a focal point in the 2008 presidential election, said today that the Republicans unfairly “demonized” …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Ayers On GMA - Still Lying
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and The Raw Story
Huma Khan / Political Punch:
Obama and McCain to Meet in Chicago Monday  —  “On Monday, President-elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will meet in Chicago at transition headquarters,” Obama Transition spox Stephanie Cutter just announced.  “It's well known that they share an important belief that Americans …
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The Trail / Washington Post:
McCain-Obama Meeting Set in Motion by Graham
Discussion: Associated Press and Hot Air
DEBORAH SOLOMON / New York Times:
Party Loyalist  —  Do you see the election results as a repudiation of your politics?  —  Our new president-elect won one and a half points more than George W. Bush won in 2004, and he did so, in great respect, by adopting the methods of the Bush campaign and conducting a vast army of persuasion to identify and get out the vote.
Discussion: Wonkette
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Palin left out of RGA leadership.»  —  In the wake of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) convention this week in Miami, many GOP governors were reluctant to embrace Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) as the party's leader or presidential candidate for 2012.
Matt Lewis / Townhall.com:
Michael Steele: ‘Obama campaign played the race card beautifully’ — Says McCain Should Have Hit Obama on Rev. Wright ...  Promising this would be “the first of a series of conversations” with bloggers, former Maryland LG Michael Steele held a blogger conference call today to discuss his bid for RNC Chairman.
The Politico:
Obama gets the Clinton band back together  —  Here's how you can tell the campaign is over and the transition has begun: Barack Obama's aides now wear suits and ties, their desks are in the Federal Building on 6th Street in Washington, D.C.—and Clintonites are everywhere.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Bailout to Nowhere  —  Not so long ago, corporate giants with names like PanAm, ITT and Montgomery Ward roamed the earth.  They faded and were replaced by new companies with names like Microsoft, Southwest Airlines and Target.  The U.S. became famous for this pattern of decay and new growth.
Tawnell D. Hobbs / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas ISD faulted for using fake Social Security numbers  —  tdhobbs@dallasnews.com  —  Years after being advised by a state agency to stop, the Dallas Independent School District continued to provide foreign citizens with fake Social Security numbers to get them on the payroll quickly.
 
 
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