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5:55 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  —  Barack Obama has decided to base his diplomatic approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the Saudi peace plan, the Times of London reports today.  A “senior Obama adviser” tells the Times that Obama will back the plan that divides Jerusalem …
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.’
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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Rick Moran / American Thinker:
Beware: The Gay Enemies List
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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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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 …
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
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.
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
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 …
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
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
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Obama Pledges to Appoint Republican to Cabinet  —  In a wide-ranging interview that will air Sunday night on the CBS program, “60 Minutes,” President-elect Barack Obama said he would choose at least one Republican for a position in his cabinet but declined to hint at who he had in mind.
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President-Elect Barack Obama / Chicago Sun Times:   Obama's letter to the people of Illinois
 
 
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Associated Press:
Debate on Pledge of Allegiance in Vt. town
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Adam Schreck / Associated Press:
Giuliani leaves option open for NY governor run
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Defense Secretary Breaks From Past to Ensure Smooth Transition
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CNN:
Obama chooses more White House positions
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Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels
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