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12:25 PM ET, November 14, 2008

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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.
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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.
Los Angeles Times:
Vast Obama network becomes a political football
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: HILLARY AT STATE?
Discussion: marbury
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton as Mrs. Foggybottom?
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Met With Clinton
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State?
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
CLINTON UP FOR SECRETARY OF STATE
Pat Kessler / KCCW-TV:   Reality Check: Real Story Behind Recounts
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
Nancy Pelosi's Motown Juggling Act  —  What do bleeding Detroit auto makers, Colombia and green groups have in common?  Not a lot, unless you are Nancy Pelosi.  —  If there was a moment that highlights to what extent the Democratic Party has become captive to its special interests, this might be it.
Washington Post:
Obama Ties Automaker Rescue to Regulation
Discussion: The Foundry
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 …
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Error In Justice: Siegelman Prosecutors Received Notes From Jurors …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Washington Post:
The YouTube Presidency  —  The White House has gone YouTube.  —  Today, President-elect Obama will record the weekly Democratic address not just on radio but also on video — a first.  The address, typically four minutes long, will be turned into a YouTube video and posted on Obama's transition site …
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The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama to Meet With McCain, is Giving Interviews
Discussion: TIME.com and Feministing
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” …
Washington Post:
Free the GOP  —  The Party Won't Win Back the Middle as Long As It's Hostage to Social Fundamentalists  —  Four years ago, in the week after the 2004 presidential election, we were working furiously to put the finishing touches on the book we co-authored, “It's My Party Too …
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
Vladimir Putin ‘wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls’  —  Nicolas Sarkozy saved the President of Georgia from being hanged “by the balls” — a threat made last summer by Vladimir Putin, according to an account that emerged yesterday from the Élysée Palace.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:   A positive aspect of the Bush legacy
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
CIA Chief: Iraq Not Main Front  —  CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday that al-Qaeda remains the single greatest threat to the United States but that Iraq is no longer the central front in the broader war on terrorism.  —  “Today, the flow of money, weapons and foreign fighters …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Depression Economics Returns  —  The economic news, in case you haven't noticed, keeps getting worse.  Bad as it is, however, I don't expect another Great Depression.  In fact, we probably won't see the unemployment rate match its post-Depression peak of 10.7 percent, reached in 1982 (although I wish I was sure about that).
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 …
The Moderate Voice:
8 Years On, The Depressing Task Of Comparing Bush's Words To His Deeds  —  GEORGE WALKER BUSH: THEN AND NOW  —  I had long planned to post an abridged text of George Bush's 2000 Republican National Convention acceptance speech closer to Inauguration Day and compare his words with his deeds …
Discussion: The Heretik
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
McCain Campaign Retrospective  —  I wrote a piece for the new issue on the McCain campaign, focusing especially on the endgame and the fight over Palin.  I know a lot of people are already sick of this stuff, but I wanted to talk to people in the campaign to satisfy my curiosity as much as anything else.
 
 
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John W. Schoen / MSNBC:
Bush speech sets tone for summit
Discussion: Media Blog and White House
Michael O'Hanlon / Wall Street Journal:
How to Win in Afghanistan
Discussion: Argghhh!
Martin LaMonica / Green Tech:
T. Boone Pickens may stall wind farm plans
Discussion: Arizona Republic and Reason
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Dissents Of The Day  —  A reader writes: … Another reader adds:
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
State high court interested in Prop. 8 suits
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
Voter turnout didn't set record
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Emanuel Apologizes for Father's ‘Arab’ Comments
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Factories Shut, China Workers Are Suffering
Discussion: Calculated Risk and The Agonist
Peter Baker / New York Times:
For Obama and Family, a Personal Transition