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8:35 PM ET, November 15, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
Rahm Emanuel Roasts Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)  —  White House chief of staff-designate Rahm Emanuel took some time off from the transition Friday night to hurl barbs at his longtime pseudo-nemesis Stephen Colbert (as well as Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Joe Lieberman, et al...)
Discussion: The Swamp and BAGnewsNotes
Sarah Lai Stirland / Threat Level:
Net Neutrality Advocates In Charge Of Obama Team Review of FCC  —  The Obama-Biden transition team on Friday named two long-time net neutrality advocates to head up its Federal Communications Commission Review team.  —  Susan Crawford, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School …
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change.gov:
Obama-Biden Transition: Agency Review Teams  —  Obama-Biden Transition: Agency Review Teams  —  The Agency Review Teams for the Obama-Biden Transition will complete a thorough review of key departments, agencies and commissions of the United States government, as well as the White House …
Urban Policy / change.gov:
Change.gov - The Official Web Site of the The U.S. Presidential Transition
Discussion: Discourse.net and techPresident
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Gregory Craig to be White House counsel  —  Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by President-elect Barack Obama, according to Democratic officials.
Times of London:
Barack Obama is warned to beware of a ‘huge threat’ from al-Qaeda  —  Security officials fear a ‘spectacular’ during the transition period  —  Barack Obama is being given ominous advice from leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to brace himself for an early assault from terrorists.
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Dems attach strings to auto bailout  —  Stymied by one last stalemate with the Bush administration, the Democratic Congress has released a scaled-back auto industry bailout that would force Detroit to embrace more fuel-efficient cars and new auto technologies.
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Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
Pelosi, Reid name members of TARP oversight
Discussion: Open Left
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
5 Myths About an Election of Mythic Proportions  —  The 2008 presidential election ended less than two weeks ago, but the mythmaking machine has already begun to churn.  President-elect Barack Obama transformed the face of the electorate!  The Republican Party will be a miserable minority in Congress for the next century!
Peter Hamby / CNN:
GOP senator: McCain betrayed Republican principles  —  MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday became one of the first high-profile Republicans to publicly criticize John McCain following his electoral defeat, blaming the Arizona senator …
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Say Goodbye to BlackBerry?  Yes He Can, Maybe  —  WASHINGTON — Sorry, Mr. President.  Please surrender your BlackBerry.  —  Those are seven words President-elect Barack Obama is dreading but expecting to hear, friends and advisers say, when he takes office in 65 days.
Eliot L. Spitzer / Washington Post:
How to Ground The Street  —  President-elect Barack Obama will soon face the extraordinary task of saving capitalism from its own excesses, much as Franklin D. Roosevelt had to do 76 years ago.  Up until this point in the crisis, policymakers have appropriately applied the rules of triage …
Dick Cavett / New York Times:
The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla  —  Electronic devices dislike me.  There is never a day when something isn't ailing.  Three out of these five implements — answering machine, fax machine, printer, phone and electric can-opener — all dropped dead on me in the past few days.
Chris Steller / Minnesota Independent:
‘Ordinary voter’ in New York Times recount story has strong GOP ties  —  A man presented as an “ordinary voter” in a New York Times article today about the impending recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race has strong ties to the Republican Party and conservative causes that the article does not reveal.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Greta Gushes That Palin ‘Stole The Show This Week’ At The RGA Conference  —  For months, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has been one of Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) biggest fans, conducting more intimate interviews with her than any other member of the media.
Andrew Martin / New York Times:
Spam Turns Serious and Hormel Turns Out More  —  AUSTIN, Minn. — The economy is in tatters and, for millions of people, the future is uncertain.  But for some employees at the Hormel Foods Corporation plant here, times have never been better.  They are working at a furious pace and piling up all the overtime they want.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Beyond Doom & Gloom  —  On the governors, Sarah Palin, and challenges ahead.  —  The Washington Post's front page story on the Republican Governors Association meeting last week carried the headline “Republican Governors Meet, Glumly.”  After the jump, the Post bannered its account, “Doom and Gloom at GOP Governors' Meeting.”
Discussion: www.redstate.com
David D. Kirkpatrick / MSNBC:
NYT: Transition tangled in lobbying ties  —  Dozens of former influence seekers are among those getting jobs  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has imposed stricter conflict-of-interest restrictions on his White House transition team than any president before him.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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George W. Bush / Wall Street Journal:
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
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Discussion: Kevin Drum