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11:55 AM ET, November 16, 2008

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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Dorgan: Lieberman's Actions Were ‘Unacceptable’ For Committee Chairman  —  After Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) spoke at the Republican National Convention this summer, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) expressed his frustration: “Everybody is just profoundly disappointed with what Joe did,” Dorgan said.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Marty Peretz's assistant is the latest to be elected spokesperson for the Moderate Americans  —  (updated below)  —  As we've seen many times and in many contexts, one of the most empty-headed, trite and deceitful pundit techniques is to take one's own viewpoint and, without an iota …
Jesse A. Hamilton / Hartford Courant:
Secret Ballot To Decide Lieberman's Fate  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats will decide by secret ballot Tuesday whether to take away Sen. Joe Lieberman's chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee — a post from which he oversees U.S. security issues …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Don Surber
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Right-leaning media brace for shutout  —  Since the Weekly Standard launched in 1995, there's one scenario the conservative magazine hasn't yet faced: Democrats in control of both the White House and Congress.  —  But that's what lies ahead in just two months, leaving staffers …
Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
The world has never seen such freezing heat  —  A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming.  On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run …
Times of London:
Barack Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal  —  Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Sarah Baxter  —  Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders …
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Caroline Glick:
The perils ahead  —  US President-elect Barack Obama has …
Discussion: Macsmind and Chicago Boyz
Tod Lindberg / Washington Post:
The Center-Right Nation Exits Stage Left  —  Here's the main thought Republicans are consoling themselves with these days: Notwithstanding President-elect Barack Obama, a nearly filibuster-proof Democratic majority in the Senate and the largest Democratic majority in the House of Representatives since 1993 …
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Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Iraqi Cabinet Approves Security Pact With U.S.  —  BAGHDAD — The Iraqi cabinet voted overwhelmingly Sunday to approve the security agreement that sets the conditions for the Americans' continued presence in Iraq from Jan. 1 until the end of 2011.  —  All but one of the 28 cabinet ministers …
TBogg:
Blowback is a bitch  —  Pogrom  —  Not a pogrom  —  Using public records, antigayblacklist is making available the names and businesses of people who bankroll discrimination.  Rick Moran writes: … The kind of person who contributes money to deny their fellow citizens their civil rights …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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Rick Moran / American Thinker:
Beware: The Gay Enemies List
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
John Brennan and Bush's interrogation/detention policies  —  Last Wednesday, I wrote: … Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan noted that observation but then linked to this post from James Gordon Meek, which reported that Brennan — a top CIA aide to George Tenet during most of the Bush administration …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Whose President Is He Anyway?  —  CHICAGO — It did not go unnoticed among the paisans that Barack Obama loves a four-star Italian restaurant on the Magnificent Mile near the lakefront.  Not some pizza joint, but “the Ferrari of Italian cooking,” as Spiaggia's chef and co-owner, Tony Mantuano, puts it.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Team of Frenemies  —  It's a cool idea, Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.  —  At long last, the feminist icon would represent the feminist ideal of getting a room of her own, all on her own.  —  Running for the Senate and the presidency, Hillary felt entitled to get money …
Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels  —  Public figures refusing to pay TV the fee are being let off to avoid making them heroes  —  The BBC is failing to prosecute viewers who refuse to pay the television licence on principle amid claims that the corporation fears creating a wave of “martyrs”.
Discussion: Samizdata.net and normblog
The Moderate Voice:
Why Were Psychologists Behind The Curve On Torture?  —  In September of this year, the American Psychological Association reversed a longstanding policy by voting to prohibit its members from participating in interrogations or acting in an advisory capacity at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Nation's Economic Crisis Forces Democrats to Focus More Intensely on Creating Jobs  —  Health Care, Energy Still Part of Agenda  —  For most of his campaign, President-elect Barack Obama's economic message was a call to restore balance to an off-kilter system, with investments in health care …
Discussion: The Caucus and TIME.com
 
 
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Alistair Barr / MarketWatch:
Insurers in last-minute bid for Treasury money
Newsweek:
Obama's Lincoln  —  During the campaign, he pledged to be a unifying leader.
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Los Angeles Times:
More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages …
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