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1:15 AM ET, November 15, 2008

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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.
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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 …
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
Glenn Thrush / The Crypt's Blogs:
Source: Clinton serious about SoS
Discussion: City Room and New York Times
New York Times:
Obama's Talk With Clinton Starts Buzz
Discussion: The Politico
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Hillary Clinton For Secretary Of State
Al Giordano / The Field on the Narcosphere:
Freak Show: Behind the Clinton for Secretary of State Rumors
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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Bob Kinzel / Vermont Edition:
Vermont Edition: Friday November 14, 2008
Discussion: Firedoglake
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Begich lead increases in race for Senate  —  Mark Begich has extended his lead over Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to 1,022 votes with the latest count of absentee and questioned ballots.  The Elections Division counted 14,508 ballots today.  The count of absentee and questioned ballots will pick up Tuesday.
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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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Alaska Senate: Begich Widens Lead Slightly
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 …
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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.
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 …
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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Will Wilkinson:
Failure: For Our Future  —  Megan McArdle has been righteous on the Detroit bailout.  The argument from justice is most hard-hitting in this post.  Lots of companies fail.  Lots of cities, built around those companies, decline.  If employees of the Big Three deserve to have taxpayers pay part …
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
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
New York Times:
Israeli Candidate Borrows a (Web) Page From Obama  —  JERUSALEM — Click on the Russian-language version of the campaign Web site of Benjamin Netanyahu, the conservative Likud leader running for prime minister of Israel, and up pops a picture of him with Barack Obama.  On the Hebrew version, Mr. Obama is not pictured.
Discussion: Gawker, Truthdig and The Caucus
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 …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Don Surber
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.
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 and Macsmind
 
 
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