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2:30 PM ET, November 14, 2008

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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Hillary Clinton For Secretary Of State  —  That's the buzz.  Marc reports that Clinton and Obama met yesterday in Chicago.  For my part, I think making her secretary of state is an inspired idea.  —  Obama has to offer something to Clinton.  She's his main threat now and rightly regards part of his victory her doing.
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama Met With Clinton  —  Three independent sources say that President-elect Barack Obama met yesterday with Sen. Hillary Clinton in Chicago.  —  The meeting took place at Obama's transition offices in the mid-afternoon.  —  It did not appear on the schedule that's distributed to Clinton staff and handlers.
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 …
Discussion: Associated Press
The Politico:
Obama holds secret meeting with HRC
Discussion: Raising Kaine and FP Passport
Marc Ambinder:   What Hillary Clinton Gets Out Of A Cabinet Spot, And Other Thoughts
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton as Mrs. Foggybottom?
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Hillary Clinton could be Sec. of State
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 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.
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Los Angeles Times:
Vast Obama network becomes a political football
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
NY Daily News:
Call him ‘Obama Claus’
Discussion: Townhall.com and Political Machine
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Sen. Klobuchar echoes Bayh's call for Lieberman to apologize.»  —  On Wednesday night, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow he expected Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to apologize for for his ad hominem attacks on Barack Obama, including questioning Obama's patriotism and wondering whether Obama was a Marxist.
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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
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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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
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 …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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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 …
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 …
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).
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 …
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.
Washington Post:
Obama Ties Automaker Rescue to Regulation  —  Top advisers to President-elect Barack Obama are helping to draft an auto industry rescue plan that would bring new government oversight, including the possibility of an auto czar who could ensure the money was being used wisely.
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 …
 
 
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Lee Smith / The New Republic:
Damascus's Deadly Bargain
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Voter turnout didn't set record
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Obama gives Ebony first dibs
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T. Boone Pickens may stall wind farm plans
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
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