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9:50 PM ET, November 17, 2008

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Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Hillary Clinton to accept Barack Obama's offer of secretary of state job  —  Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned.
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.
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Hail Clinton  —  There appears to be little angst among conservatives …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Guardian: Hillary says yes; Update: Or does she?
Discussion: CNN and Commentary
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 — more than 20 percent of its workforce.
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Bill Reed / Gazette:   Focus cuts 202 jobs in its biggest layoff ever
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 …
Discussion: Open Left
Catharine Richert / CQ Politics:
Senator Says Secret-Ballot in Private Meeting to Determine Whether …
Discussion: The Sleuth and Hot Air
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Lieberman has a shot at keeping gavel
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Incertus and Gateway Pundit
Michelle Malkin:   Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: Christians in San Francisco's Castro district
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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!
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 …
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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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   On the agenda  —  From Ken Bazinet's pool report on his …
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....
Discussion: marbury
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.
Discussion: Gawker and 365 Gay News
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Murdoch to media: You dug yourself a huge hole  —  With newspapers cutting back and predictions of even worse times ahead, Rupert Murdoch said the profession may still have a bright future if it can shake free of reporters and editors who he said have forfeited the trust and loyalty of their readers.
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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 …
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
The racist backlash to Obama's presidency  —  [From Creative Loafing.]  —  As we predicted before the election, Barack Obama's victory has loosed a flood of hatefulness from the racist right in America.  Digby yesterday had a detailed post laying out some of the cases that have erupted so far.
Kathryn Jean Lopez / National Review:
Time to Consider Palin  —  U.S. Virgin Islands — I suspect that when Time magazine chooses their Person of the Year for 2008, there will be little internal debate.  They've probably long picked The One — Barack Obama.  After all, more than half the country went and elected him the next president of the United States.
 
 
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