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1:10 AM ET, November 18, 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: Commentary and www.redstate.com
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
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Report: Hillary Clinton Will Accept Obama Secretary Of State Job  —  Will New York Senator Hillary Clinton accept a reported job offer of Secretary of State from her onetime Democratic nomination rival President Elect Barack Obama?  The British newspaper The Guardian says she is going to accept it …
Discussion: The Week Magazine
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Hail Clinton  —  There appears to be little angst among conservatives at the prospect of Hillary Clinton joining the Obama administration as Secretary of State.  The idea was warmly embraced by Henry Kissinger, who our President-elect seems to hold in high-esteem, Governor Schwarzenegger …
The Politico:
Bill vetting could cost Hillary her Cabinet post  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is President-elect Obama's first choice for secretary of State but his aides are becoming exasperated by the Clinton camp's pokey response to demands for extensive information about former President Bill …
New York Times:
Many Dealings of Bill Clinton Under Review
Discussion: TalkLeft and Ben Smith's Blogs
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 …
CNN:
Sources: Lieberman likely to keep chairmanship
Discussion: Donklephant
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
Discussion: Incertus
Michelle Malkin:
Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: Christians in San Francisco's Castro district
Discussion: Hot Air
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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: VOTE
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Mike Tidmus:
God smites the gays with wildfires
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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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Minneapolis Star Tribune:   Al Franken's vote-tally appeal rebuffed
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.
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 …
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
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.
Brian Rogers / Houston Chronicle:
Real-life experience  —  With the ‘four horsemen of addiction’ behind him, newly elected judge says he's ready  —  The devil tattooed on Kevin Fine's upper arm holds a razor blade, a mirror and an eight ball symbolizing cocaine.  His forearm sports a tattoo of Jesus holding up a man …
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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