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11:25 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.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Guardian: Hillary says yes; Update: Or does she?  —  The golden age begins, my friends. … The main stumbling block, supposedly, is the risk of governments trying to buy influence by donating to Bill's charity, but (a) the public's already assumed that risk, albeit to a lesser extent …
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Commentary
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
The Trail / Washington Post:   All Eyes on Bill Clinton
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 …
Catharine Richert / CQ Politics:
Senator Says Secret-Ballot in Private Meeting to Determine Whether …
Discussion: The Sleuth, Hot Air and The Corner
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Lieberman has a shot at keeping gavel
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and MyDD
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.
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
Michelle Malkin:   Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: Christians in San Francisco's Castro district
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will step down from his job as CEO, as soon as the board finds a replacement for him, in what sources close to the situation call a joint decision by him and the company's directors.
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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....
Discussion: marbury and AutoblogGreen
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 …
John / Power Line:
FRANKEN SUES AGAIN  —  Al Franken, trying to litigate his way into the United States Senate, started another lawsuit today.  This time, Franken is demanding that all rejected absentee ballots be re-evaluated before Minnesota's canvassing board certifies the final vote tally in the race.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:   Franken Wants Disqualified Ballots to Count
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 Ta-Nehisi Coates
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.
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.
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 …
 
 
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Time to Consider Palin  —  U.S. Virgin Islands …
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