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4:50 PM 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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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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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama will back Saudi peace plan
Caroline Glick:
The perils ahead  —  US President-elect Barack Obama has …
Discussion: Macsmind and Chicago Boyz
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
“'Socialism'?  It's Already Here”  —  From George Will (who, for irony's sake, let me point out spent a month or so sniffing at the only remotely conservative nominee on either major party ticket): … Presumably, Will is talking about those non-candid conservatives who cheered the credit bailout …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:   ‘Socialism’? It's Already Here.
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: The Heretik and Newshoggers.com
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
Scott / Power Line:
END OF THE CRUISE  —  National Review's 2008 post election Caribbean cruise ended yesterday when the ship returned to Fort Lauderdale.  I gladly accepted NR's gracious invitation to join the cruise as a speaker and had a ball with my wife and oldest daughter.  At the conclusion of the cruise, NR announced its 2009 cruise.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Zell Miller campaigns for Chambliss, warns of ‘a far-left liberal agenda’ in Congress.»  —  In 2004, then-Democratic Sen. Zell Miller (GA) threw his support behind President Bush with an over-the-top speech attacking Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) at the Republican National Convention.
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 …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Showdown looming in Congress of automaker rescue  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - Hardline opponents of an auto industry bailout branded the industry a “dinosaur” whose “day of reckoning” is near, while Democrats pledged Sunday to do their best …
CNN:
Obama chooses more White House positions  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The man who steered Barack Obama's Senate office will now move over to the White House with the incoming president.  —  The Obama Transition Office Sunday morning announced that Peter Rouse, currently Obama's chief of staff …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Swampland
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Defense Secretary Breaks From Past to Ensure Smooth Transition
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Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels
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President-Elect Barack Obama / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama's letter to the people of Illinois
Eric Torbenson / New York Post:
WHY WE SHOULDN'T BAIL OUT THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS
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Wall Street Journal:
News Corp and OpenAI announce a multiyear agreement to bring News Corp's news content to OpenAI; sources: the deal could be worth $250M over five years

Tom Friend / Sports Business Journal:
Sources: the NBA is formalizing deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon, which may prompt WBD to sue; ESPN may pay $2.8B annually, NBC $2.6B, and Amazon $1.8B to $2B

Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
[Thread] In a meeting, Washington Post CEO Will Lewis told staff that the paper lost $77M over the past year, and saw a 50% drop off in audience since 2020

 
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