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2:50 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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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Adam Schreck / Associated Press:
Giuliani leaves option open for NY governor run  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Rudy Giuliani said Sunday he will consider running for governor of New York and isn't ruling out a second attempt at the U.S. presidency.
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 …
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.
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
John Brennan and Bush's interrogation/detention policies  —  (updated below)  —  Last Wednesday, I wrote: … Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan noted that observation but then linked to this post from James Gordon Meek of the Counterrorism blog, which reported that Brennan …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
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
Associated Press:
Debate on Pledge of Allegiance in Vt. town  —  WOODBURY — No one's sure when daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance fell by the wayside at Woodbury Elementary School.  —  But efforts to restore them have erupted into a bitter dispute in this tiny (pop. 810) Vermont town …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
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
 
 
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New York Times:
Guard Shot During Robbery Attempt at Waldorf
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Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
Remedying the Bias Perception
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Defense Secretary Breaks From Past to Ensure Smooth Transition
Discussion: TPM Election Central and TIME.com
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Nation's Economic Crisis Forces Democrats to Focus More Intensely on Creating Jobs
Discussion: The Caucus and TIME.com
George F. Will / Washington Post:
‘Socialism’? It's Already Here.
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Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels
Discussion: Samizdata.net and normblog
President-Elect Barack Obama / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama's letter to the people of Illinois
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Eric Torbenson / New York Post:
WHY WE SHOULDN'T BAIL OUT THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS
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Alistair Barr / MarketWatch:
Insurers in last-minute bid for Treasury money
Los Angeles Times:
More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages …
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

Chris Morris / Fortune:
Taylor Swift's new album smashed streaming records; Spotify says it had 300M+ streams on launch day and became 2024's most-streamed album within just 12 hours

Elle Griffin / The Elysian:
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