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11:55 PM ET, November 16, 2008

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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 …
New York Times:
Clinton Vetting Includes Look at Mr. Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's advisers have begun reviewing former President Bill Clinton's finances and activities to see whether they would preclude the appointment of his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as secretary of state, Democrats close to the situation said Sunday.
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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, FP Passport and Prometheus 6
CNN:
Obama chooses more White House positions
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Swampland
Chicagoan / NO QUARTER:
Senator John McCain as Obama's Secretary of Defense?  —  Barack Obama has already stated an intention to appoint at least one Republican to his cabinet.  Citing Abraham Lincoln as a precedent, Obama will even consider political enemies for powerful positions in his administration.
Discussion: Flopping Aces and ThreatsWatch
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Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Obama Pledges to Appoint Republican to Cabinet
President-Elect Barack Obama / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama's letter to the people of Illinois
CBS News:
Obama On Economic Crisis, Transition  —  Also Discusses National Security, Iraq, And His Cabinet In 60 Minutes Interview  —  (CBS) The full video version of tonight's broadcast will be made available online at 11 p.m. EST.  —  Since Barack Obama was elected the 44th president …
Kathleen Pender / San Francisco Chronicle:
Are you an idiot to keep paying your mortgage?  —  Should you keep paying your mortgage?  —  If you have significant equity in your home, absolutely.  —  If you don't, it's getting harder to answer that question, especially when our government keeps giving people who owe more than their homes are worth so many reasons not to pay.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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.’
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.
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
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
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Will v. Krugman on the Depression  —  Nice work as the Nobel Prize winning economist takes on the conservative columnist.  Will argues that New Deal policies made the Depression worse.  Krugman retorts that the New Deal was working nicely until FDR's concern with balanced budgets and fiscal restraint created a new recession.
Discussion: L'Hôte
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Face Of The Day  —  An Iraqi man weeps next to the body of a dead child killed in an explosion at the morgue of the general hospital in the northeastern town of Baquba some 60 kms from Baghdad on November 16, 2008.  A suicide car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint in Iraq's volatile Diyala province today …
Discussion: Upturned Earth
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Pinkerton: MSNBC Backs Obama, Gets $139 Billion Gov Guarantee  —  Is MSNBC being rewarded for having backed Obama?  That's what Jim Pinkerton suggests.  On this evening's Fox News Watch, the columnist and New America Foundation fellow cited the news that GE Capital, a subsidiary …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama faces loss of treasured BlackBerry  —  Security risks make it difficult for presidents to use electronic communications.  —  WASHINGTON — Say goodbye to your BlackBerry, Mr. President.  —  Friends and advisers say those are words that President-elect Barack Obama is dreading …
Discussion: D-Day
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry  —  When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago — claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a “60 Minutes” segment about President Bush's National Guard service …
Discussion: The E&P Pub
 
 
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To hell with Karl Rove
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Unsettling Times for Jihadists
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and The Mahablog
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
“'Socialism'? It's Already Here”
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Showdown looming in Congress over automaker rescue
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
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
The Moderate Voice:
Why Were Psychologists Behind The Curve On Torture?
Discussion: The Heretik and Newshoggers.com
TBogg:
Blowback is a bitch