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3:20 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
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 …
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
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.
Joe Conason / New York Observer:
Obama's Clinton Initiative
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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Kos / Daily Kos:
Not acceptable … Um, what idiot would think that taking away a subcommittee from Lieberman would be seen as a “stinging rebuke”?  In whose DC-Beltway-addled mind is that even remotely punishment?  —  Let Lieberman keep that subcommittee.  No one gives a s**t about it.
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
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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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yang to Step Down as Yahoo CEO
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Conducting Search for New CEO
Discussion: BoomTown and TechCrunch
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 — an estimated 20 percent of its workforce.
New York Times:
Many Dealings of Bill Clinton Under Review  —  Over the weekend, former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically endorsed the prospect that his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, might join the Obama administration as secretary of state.  “If he decided to ask her and they did it together …
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Al Franken's vote-tally appeal rebuffed  —  He wanted erroneously rejected absentee ballots to be counted in the state's official tally, which will be certified today.  Those disputed votes will be argued in court - later.  —  DFLer Al Franken asked Monday to have rejected absentee ballots …
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John / Power Line:   FRANKEN SUES AGAIN
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 and Comments from Left Field
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Mike Tidmus:
God smites the gays with wildfires
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
Obama interview sets ‘60 Minutes’ 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.
Discussion: Scripting News
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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.
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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: VOTE and The Bilerico Project
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Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Chaos In San Francisco As Anti-Gay Christianists Are Chased Out Of The Castro
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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
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 …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Protests Over a Rule to Protect Health Providers  —  WASHINGTON — A last-minute Bush administration plan to grant sweeping new protections to health care providers who oppose abortion and other procedures on religious or moral grounds has provoked a torrent of objections …
 
 
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Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
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New York Times:
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Mullen Endorses ‘Conditions-Based’ …
Discussion: BBC and Hullabaloo
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Time to Consider Palin  —  U.S. Virgin Islands …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
GOP senator scolds DeMint over McCain comments