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6:25 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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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 …
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Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Iraq's Cabinet approves security pact with US … BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact with the United States that will allow American forces to stay in Iraq for three years after their U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year, the government said.
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Don Surber
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.
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
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
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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SmartMoney.com:
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Scott / Power Line:
END OF THE CRUISE  —  National Review's 2008 post election …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
New York Times:
Guard Shot During Robbery Attempt at Waldorf
Discussion: Gothamist
Associated Press:
Debate on Pledge of Allegiance in Vt. town
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Schreck / Associated Press:
Giuliani leaves option open for NY governor run
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Defense Secretary Breaks From Past to Ensure Smooth Transition
CNN:
Obama chooses more White House positions
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Swampland
Times of London:
BBC shies from fight with licence rebels
Discussion: Samizdata.net and normblog
Eric Torbenson / New York Post:
WHY WE SHOULDN'T BAIL OUT THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS