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7:05 PM ET, November 17, 2008

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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Sen. Carper: Lieberman should pay consequences  —  Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), a close ally of Sen. Joe Lieberman, said the Connecticut Independent should pay a price for his campaign attacks against President-elect Barack Obama.  —  “There need to be consequences, and they cannot be insignificant …
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
LIEBERMAN TO STAY PUT?  —  From NBC's Ken Strickland  —  Tomorrow, Senate Democrats gather to decide if Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-D) should keep his position as chairman of Homeland Security Committee, and it looks like he just may.  Several Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups were calling …
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:   Lieberman has a shot at keeping gavel
Catharine Richert / CQ Politics:
Senator Says Secret-Ballot in Private Meeting to Determine Whether …
Discussion: The Sleuth and Hot Air
Marc Ambinder:
Unraveling The Mystery Of Clinton's Secret Chicago Trip  —  On Wednesday, the call came in from Chicago: President-elect Obama wanted to meet with Sen. Clinton, in private, the next day.  —  According to Democratic sources, Clinton disclosed the information to only three people and swore them to secrecy.
Discussion: New York Times and TalkLeft
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Exasperation?  —  From Mike Allen: … From the other side …
Cara Degette / Colorado Independent:
More layoffs at Focus on the Family  —  Focus on the Family founder and president James Dobson.  (Photo/Focus on the Family)  —  UPDATE: Focus on the Family announced this afternoon that 202 jobs will be cut companywide.  Initial reports bring the total number of employees to around 950.
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Chaos In San Francisco As Anti-Gay Christianists Are Chased Out Of The Castro  —  On Friday night, police in riot gear had to rush to the Castro District to protect a group of Christianists seeking to convert gays. … The Justice House of Prayer posted the above video on YouTube under their username …
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Pam Spaulding / Pam's House Blend:
This kind of activism isn't helping  —  Joe.My.God: Chaos In San Francisco As Anti-Gay Christianists Are Chased Out Of The Castro.  Police had to escort a group of prosyletizers out of the middle of a protest.  In turn, claims of threats of verbal and physical abuse have been made by people of faith …
Discussion: 365 Gay News
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Files Insider Trading Charges Against Mark Cuban  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2008-273  —  Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban with insider trading for selling 600,000 shares of the stock …
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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Obama Meets With McCain in Chicago  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain agreed on Monday, in their first meeting since the election, to work together on some of the nation's most pressing challenges, from the financial crisis to national security problems.
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Rivals join again in Chicago
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Huck unloads on Mitt; Romney camp hits back  —  Mike Huckabee is using his new book, out this week, to settle a few scores, not the least of which is with his fierce primary rival, Mitt Romney.  —  Per Michael Scherer, Huckabee picks up where he left off earlier this year …
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James Hartline / The James Hartline Report:
California Fires Rage As Gay Marriage Protesters Defy God  —  God keeps trying to get their attention.  They, for their part, are shouting so loud for the acceptance of homosexuality, that they cannot hear the thunderous warnings of God: “Repent!  For the judgment comes soon!”
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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Mike Tidmus:
God smites the gays with wildfires
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed:
Obama interview sets ‘60 Minutes’ viewership record  —  Barack Obama's first televised post-election interview gave Sunday night's “60 Minutes” its biggest audience in at least nine years.  —  The CBS News program was seen by 24.5 million viewers and earned a 6.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating.
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama's First Big-Ticket Item....
Tim Arango / New York Times:
At National Review, a Threat to Its Reputation for Erudition  —  In a span of 252 days, the National Review lost two Buckleys — one to death, another to resignation — and an election.  —  Now, thanks to the coarsening effect of the Internet on political discourse, the magazine …
Media Matters for America:
Gingrich: “[T]here is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us”  —  On the November 14 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, in reference to actions by individual protesters of Proposition 8, the recently passed California ballot initiative amending …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Giddy Sense of Boosterism  —  Perhaps it was the announcement that NBC News is coming out with a DVD titled “Yes We Can: The Barack Obama Story.”  Or that ABC and USA Today are rushing out a book on the election.  Or that HBO has snapped up a documentary on Obama's campaign.
Senate Guru:
GA-Sen: Libertarian Allen Buckley Speaks Out on Georgia Senate Run-Off  —  Allen Buckley was the Libertarian Party's nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2008.  On Election Day, Buckley took 3.4% of the vote.  Buckley's 128,000 votes would have put either Democrat Jim Martin …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
New Dem Ad In Georgia — Which Backed McCain — Hits Chambliss For Not Backing Obama
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Cantor says GOP is no longer ‘relevant’  —  Urges real solutions on health care, economy  —  Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, poised to ascend to House Republicans' No. 2 leader this week, said the Republican Party in Washington is no longer “relevant” to voters and must stop simply espousing principles.
David W. Rohde / The New Republic:
The Thrill of Defeat  —  Let's call John Kerry's loss in 2004 what it is: the luckiest thing to happen to Democrats in 40 years.  —  After the 2004 presidential election Democrats were crushed.  Four more years of George W. Bush seemed unthinkable, disastrous.
Claire Hoffman / New Yorker:
SOUP WITH PRINCE  —  The thirty-thousand-square-foot Italianate villa, built this century by Vanna White's ex-husband, looks like many of the other houses in Beverly Park, a gated community in L.A., except for the bright-purple carpet that spills down the front steps to announce its new tenant: Prince.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Bailing Out in the Real World  —  I feel like some of the commentary on the prospect of an auto industry bailout is starting to remind me of some of the stuff I fell for before we invaded Iraq.  The kind of thing where someone yes, “yes this sounds like a bad idea, but if we do it like this …
 
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
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Kenneth Anderson / Opinio Juris:
Here There Bee (More) Pirates ... and Might the Obama Administration Take Them Out?
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Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Vindictive Bush Gives Australian Prime Minister A ‘Frosty Reception’ At G20 Summit
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Bill Ayers talks back
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Drama Club  —  How Obama handles people.  —  The morning …
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