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9:30 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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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Details on Hillary-Barack Meeting  —  ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports: President-elect Barack Obama met with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Thursday in Chicago to discuss the possibility of the senator becoming secretary of state.  —  A source with knowledge of the transition process describes the meeting as not a hard offer.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Kevin Drum
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 …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Clinton, Richardson on Short List for Secretary of State  —  President-elect Barack Obama met Friday with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in Chicago, Democratic sources said, and is under consideration to be Secretary of State in the Obama administration.  —  News of the meeting comes …
Discussion: TIME.com and Spin Cycle
CNN:
Obama asks Clinton if she is interested in secretary of state post  —  From CNN's Gloria Borger, CNN's Jessica Yellin, CNN's Sam Feist  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Multiple Democratic sources tell CNN that President Elect Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton had a “serious discussion” …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
HRC for Secretary of State: Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?
Glenn Thrush / The Crypt's Blogs:
Source: Clinton serious about SoS
Discussion: City Room and New York Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Hillary Clinton For Secretary Of State
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.
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Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Hatin' Joe in Connecticut  —  Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 11/11-13.  Likely voters.  MoE 4% (6/30-7/2 results) … Brutal.  It seems that the people of Connecticut don't like the Republican version of Lieberman, the one that trashed Democrats on the campaign trail with John McCain …
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 …
Jodi Kantor / The Caucus:
Obama Hires Jarrett for Senior Role  —  Nearly two decades ago, Valerie Jarrett hired a young lawyer named Michelle Obama for a job at Chicago's City Hall.  Now President-elect Barack Obama has hired Ms. Jarrett for a senior role in the White House.  —  Ms. Jarrett's role will be threefold …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and TIME.com
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The Trail / Washington Post:
McCain-Obama Meeting Set in Motion by Graham
Discussion: Associated Press
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: Matthew Yglesias
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 …
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.
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 …
Adam Zagorin / Time:
More Allegations of Misconduct in Alabama Governor Case  —  Next month in Atlanta, a federal court will hear the high-profile appeal of former Alabama governor Don E. Siegelman, whose conviction on corruption charges in 2006 became one of the most publicly debated cases to emerge from eight years …
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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John Derbyshire / The Corner:
The Libertarian Temptation  —  A reader who, if not disgruntled, is certainly very far from being gruntled: … Hmm.  As the parent of two teenagers, I come out in hives when someone tells me something is “cool.”  As for “sexually repressed bigoted” etc.; I thought Sarah Palin kicked …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RISING TO THE MOMENT  —  We've been fielding emails all day in response to this morning's post on ‘drift’.  And the ones that have particularly stuck out to me are the ones about bailing out the auto industry.  Quite a few readers are of the opinion either that the Big Three are ground central …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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.
Peter Robinson / Forbes:
The Loss Of Individual Liberty  —  The challenge for this generation is to get it back.  —  Over dinner with Milton Friedman several years before he died, I offered the great man a compliment.  He refused it.  —  I had just re-read God and Man at Yale, the 1951 book in which William F. Buckley Jr. …
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
Democratic Pressure on Obama to Restore the Rule of Law  —  In a Senate hearing room in September, weeks before Barack Obama won the election, a series of law professors, lawyers and civil libertarians outlined one of the biggest challenges that will be facing the next president …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Takes On Campaign Finance Case  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday added two cases to its docket arising from hard-fought elections, including one concerning whether a film critical of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and advertisements for it are subject to regulation under the campaign finance laws.
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
How Tom Perriello Showed Virgil Goode The Door  —  Virginia's 5th District was supposed to be a safe Republican seat.  So it was a definite upset when Democrat Tom Perriello, a former national-security consultant and religious activist, squeaked out an apparent win by a margin of around 700 votes.
Discussion: Jack & Jill Politics
Wall Street Journal:
Citi to Cut More Jobs, Raise Rates on Its Plastic  —  Citigroup Inc., as part of its push to return to profitability, is embarking on another huge round of layoffs and is raising interest rates on millions of credit-card customers.  —  The moves come as Chief Executive Vikram Pandit tries …
Jaxon Van Derbeken / San Francisco Chronicle:
Suspect in 14-year-old S.F. boy's slaying had avoided deportation  —  (11-13) 18:44 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A teenager accused of stabbing a 14-year-old boy to death in a gang-motivated attack had been given sanctuary from deportation under San Francisco's previous practice of shielding young …
 
 
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