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9:55 AM ET, November 17, 2008

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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 …
William Kristol / New York Times:
George W. Hoover?  —  Last week, assembled at Miami's InterContinental Hotel for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the governors seemed cheerful.  The G.O.P. had lost only one statehouse on Election Day.  The prospects for a Republican pickup in Virginia in 2009 were decent …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader
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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Washington Post:
Bill Clinton's Global Reach Would Have Pluses and Minuses …
Discussion: The Caucus and TIME.com
The Trail / Washington Post:
Greg Craig Selected as White House Counsel
John / Power Line:
NO UAW BAILOUT  —  Jim Manzi has done some of the best analysis of the proposed bailout of GM, Ford and Chrysler—or, one should more properly say, bailout of the United Auto Workers, otherwise slated for extinction.  Here, he addresses the theory that the Big Three are in the midst of a turnaround …
Discussion: The Corner
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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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Republicans ask: Just how bad is it?  —  Party leaders agree that the GOP has had a rough go of it at the polls in recent years.  —  How could they not?  —  Since 2004, they've gone from 55 Senate seats to no more than 43 once this year's last winners are determined …
Discussion: TIME.com and Jules Crittenden
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Obama Courted Federal Employees With Letters Before Election  —  Workers at Seven Agencies Got Detailed Letters Before Election  —  In wooing federal employee votes on the eve of the election, Barack Obama wrote a series of letters to workers that offer detailed descriptions of how he intends …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and TIME.com
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Road to GOP redemption: Roll back the bailouts, draw a line in the sand  —  While Republican strategists and Beltway blowhards convene VIP retreats and meetings and save-the-party parties, the road to GOP redemption starts right now.  There is opportunity to be seized right now.
Nicholas Riccardi / Los Angeles Times:
Mormon Church feels the heat over Proposition 8  —  The church, which has long sought to be seen as part of America's mainstream, joins with other religious organizations to back California's ban on gay marriage.  But now it has become a political targe  —  Reporting from Salt Lake City …
Discussion: Democracy in America
Courtney Hazlett / MSNBC:
Scoop: Palin book deal could rake in $7 million  —  Plus: Kanye West defends himself, stars don't help ‘30 Rock’ ratings  —  One McCain-Palin ad tried to paint Barack Obama as a celebrity, but it's Palin who's on the verge of a celeb-sized book deal.  —  The Scoop  —  msnbc.com
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
What's the matter with Missouri?  —  Nearly two weeks after Election Day, Americans know who their next president will be.  But voters in Missouri still aren't quite sure which candidate their state preferred.  —  With John McCain leading Barack Obama there by fewer than 5,000 votes …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Christopher Clarey / New York Times:
For Obama, a Scouting Report on Athletic Heads of State  —  Barack Obama still moves with the ease of an athlete and has the left-handed jump shot to prove it, along with a state high school basketball championship to his credit, as a senior at Punahou School in Hawaii in 1979.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Michael E. Levine / Wall Street Journal:
Why Bankruptcy Is the Best Option for GM  —  Chapter 11 would better preserve the valuable parts of the company than an ad hoc bailout.  —  General Motors is a once-great company caught in a web of relationships designed for another era.  It should not be fed while still caught …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
 
 
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Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton to campaign for Martin
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Democrats Attach Provisions to Auto Bill
Discussion: TIME.com and Economy Watch
John F. Burns / New York Times:
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John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Pig Ignorant Religious Nuts
Discussion: Feministe
David Shamma / Arutz Sheva:
Arab Students at UC Berkeley Disrupt Israel Event, Attack Jews
Edmund Blair / Reuters:
Iran vice-president under fire over Koran “dance”
CNN:
Authorities: One of California wildfires ‘human caused’
Discussion: L.A. Now
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
To hell with Karl Rove
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Face Of The Day  —  An Iraqi man weeps next to the body …
Kathleen Pender / San Francisco Chronicle:
Are you an idiot to keep paying your mortgage?
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Will v. Krugman on the Depression
Discussion: L'Hôte
Richard / Ballot Access News:
Alan Keyes Files Lawsuit Over Obama Eligibility