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8:50 PM ET, November 16, 2008

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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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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:   McCain adviser admits America is ‘center-left.’
Jonathan Allen / CQ Politics:
Obama's White House Hires Reflect Respect for Hill  —  Among the small number of White House staff announcements made so far by President-elect Barack Obama , most of the top spots have gone to recent Capitol Hill veterans.  —  The latest wave, announced early Sunday morning …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The RBC
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The Trail / Washington Post:
Greg Craig Selected as White House Counsel  —  By Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut  —  President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Washington lawyer Gregory B. Craig, who served as President Bill Clinton's lead attorney during the 1998 impeachment proceedings, to be his White House counsel …
Discussion: The Fix, Prometheus 6 and FP Passport
CNN:
Obama chooses more White House positions
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Swampland
President-Elect Barack Obama / Chicago Sun Times:   Obama's letter to the people of Illinois
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is batting down the hype that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin heads into 2012 as the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.  —  Palin energized the Republican base after GOP presidential nominee …
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Richard / Ballot Access News:
Alan Keyes Files Lawsuit Over Obama Eligibility  —  On November 13, Alan Keyes and his vice-presidential running mate in California, Reverend Wiley Drake, and other members of the American Independent Party, filed a new lawsuit over Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.
Discussion: Macsmind
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 …
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Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:   Iraq's Cabinet approves security pact with US
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
KRUGMAN SCHOOLS WILL.... On ABC's “This Week” earlier, George Will explained his belief that FDR financial/regulatory policies discouraged investment and created an environment in which the “depression became the Great Depression.”  —  Fortunately, Will was sitting next to Paul Krugman.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
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 …
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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
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Unsettling Times for Jihadists  —  Let's try for a moment to read the mind of an al-Qaeda operative in the remote mountains of Waziristan as he listens to the news on the radio.  His worldview has been roiled recently by two events — one confounding his image of the West and the other confirming it.
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and The Mahablog
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 …
Jesse Washington / Associated Press:
After Obama victory, an outbreak of racial anger  —  Some in U.S. acting out on feeling of loss spurred by election of black president.  —  Crosses burning.  Children chanting, “Assassinate Obama.”  Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.  —  Reports of incidents such as those across …
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
Remedying the Bias Perception  —  Thousands of conservatives and even some moderates have complained during my more than three-year term that The Post is too liberal; many have stopped subscribing, including more than 900 in the past four weeks.  —  It pains me to see lost subscribers and revenue …
 
 
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
“'Socialism'? It's Already Here”
SmartMoney.com:
How to Tell When the Bear Market Is Over
Scott / Power Line:
END OF THE CRUISE  —  National Review's 2008 post election …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Guard Shot During Robbery Attempt at Waldorf
Discussion: Gothamist
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Defense Secretary Breaks From Past to Ensure Smooth Transition
The Moderate Voice:
Why Were Psychologists Behind The Curve On Torture?
Discussion: The Heretik and Newshoggers.com
Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels
Discussion: Samizdata.net and normblog
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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