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9:10 PM ET, November 20, 2008

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Matthew Rothschild / The Progressive Magazine Feed:
Obama Throws No Bones to Progressive Base  —  When is Obama going to appoint someone who reflects the progressive base that brought him to the White House?  —  He won the crucial Iowa caucuses on the strength of his anti-Iraq War stance, and many progressive peace and justice activists worked hard for him against John McCain.
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Paul Richter / Los Angeles Times:
Antiwar groups fear Barack Obama may create hawkish Cabinet  —  Activists note that most of the candidates for top security posts voted for the 2002 resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq or otherwise supported launching the war.  —  Reporting from Washington …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Most Americans Back Idea of Clinton as Secretary of State
Discussion: NO QUARTER and TIME.com
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Clinton Decision Holding Up Other Obama Choices
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Barack Obama and the Culture of Leaks
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Judge Orders Five Detainees Freed From Guantánamo  —  In the first hearing on the government's justification for holding detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, a federal judge ruled Thursday that five Algerian men were held unlawfully for nearly seven years and ordered their release.
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Waxman dethrones Dingell as chairman  —  California Rep. Henry A. Waxman on Thursday officially dethroned longtime Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, upending a seniority system that has governed Democratic politics in the House for decades.  —  In a secret ballot vote in the Cannon Caucus Room …
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TPM Election Central:
In Big Win For Liberals, Waxman Ousts Dingell As Energy And Commerce Chair  —  This is big, big, big.  In a victory for the Democratic left, Rep. Henry Waxman has just successfully ousted Rep. John Dingell from his longtime perch as head of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WAXMAN WINS.  —  Secret Twitter sources say that Henry Waxman …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Marin Cogan / The New Republic:
Bum Rush  —  Obama's secret plan to muzzle talk radio.  Very, very secret.  —  Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and other friends have spent the past year screaming about the horrors of Barack Obama.  And, while it's true that they talked ad nauseam about socialism and the Weathermen and Jeremiah Wright …
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Paul Walsh / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Recount, Day 2: Coleman, Franken trade gains, losses  —  Today is Day 2 in the Minnesota recount of ballots in the overtime election struggle between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic rival Al Franken.  The candidates traded modest gains and losses throughout the day.
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Minnesota Public Radio:
Challenged ballots: You be the judge  —  Representatives from the campaigns of Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken have been challenging ballots across the state.  —  It's your turn to play election judge.  Tell us how you would rule in the case of these challenged ballots.
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
SOROS BOO$TS FRANKEN
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
GOP Takes Another Image Hit Post-Election  —  Republicans favor tacking right; independents offer mixed guidance  — USA - Democrats - Favorability - Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republicans - Americas - Northern America  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Republican Party's image …
The Huffington Post:
McCain Pollster Explains Loss, Calls Frank Luntz A Moron  —  The chief pollster for John McCain's presidential campaign offered a candid diagnosis of how his candidate was done in, on occasion reserving harsh words for fellow Republicans.  —  Bill McInturff, speaking at a National Journal breakfast …
Discussion: Hot Air and DownWithTyranny!
The New Republic:
Why Arizona Dems Don't Want Napolitano at DHS  —  Arizona governor Janet Napolitano looks likely to be secretary of Homeland Security (thank you, leaky transition team).  Though many are applauding her candidacy, her pending appointment is raising anxiety among Arizona Democrats.
Wall Street Journal:
Mad Max and the Meltdown  —  How we went from Christmas to crisis.  —  Notwithstanding the cardboard Santas who seem to have arrived in stores this year near Halloween, the holiday season starts in seven days with Thanksgiving.  And so it will come to pass once again that many people …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Modernity, Faith, And Marriage  —  Reading this piece by Rod Dreher is saddening to me.  What separates Rod from many others on the right is his passionate sincerity.  Even when he goes overboard, it's all real.  He's not a cynic; and he grapples in ways many others on the social right …
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Rod Dreher / Culture11:   The Manners In Which We Live  —  Love, marriage, and the politics of reconciliation.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Zogby won't duplicate Obama poll  —  Pollster John Zogby has rejected a conservative commentator's offer to sponsor a poll to test the knowledge of people who voted for John McCain.  —  The commentator was proposing to mirror a poll of Obama voters that caused a political uproar when it suggested …
Discussion: Right Wing News and Hot Air
The Huffington Post:
World Leaders Don't Shake Bush's Hand At G20 Summit (VIDEO)  —  It appears in this video that President Bush's approval is in a sorrier state than polls indicate.  In a video taken at the G20 summit, Bush walks across a line of world leaders without shaking or being asked to shake any of their hands.
The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Raised Half a Billion Online  —  Barack Obama raised half a billion dollars online in his 21-month campaign for the White House, dramatically ushering in a new digital era in presidential fundraising.  —  In an exclusive interview with The Post, members of the vaunted Triple O …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Pritzker turns down Commerce  —  Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker, national campaign finance chairwoman for the Obama campaign, has taken herself out of the running to be secretary of Commerce because of vetting issues, a Democratic official said.
Mort Kondracke / Real Clear Politics:
First Steps to GOP Recovery  —  How can the Republican Party rebound?  The first step would be to quit letting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham set its agenda.  —  A second step would be for Congressional Republicans to actually try to help President-elect Barack Obama succeed …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama Taps Jackie Norris for Chief of Staff  —  Incoming first lady Michelle Obama has tapped Jackie Norris, President-elect Barack Obama's Iowa state director, to be her chief of staff.  Norris, a high school government and history teacher and longtime Iowa Democrat …
Discussion: TIME.com
Business Week:
FHA-Backed Loans: The New Subprime  —  The same people whose reckless practices triggered the global financial crisis are onto a similar scheme that could cost taxpayers tons more  —  As if they haven't done enough damage.  Thousands of subprime mortgage lenders and brokers …
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Joe the Plumber Lands Book Deal
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Another guilty plea in Abramoff probe
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
Well, if Bill Ayers can airbrush history and claim he was never a terrorist
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Stevens leaves to a standing ovation
Discussion: Associated Press, Reuters and The Swamp
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
Emanuel extends hand to Republicans
 Earlier Items: 
Megan McArdle:
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Discussion: Kevin Drum
The New Republic:
Tension Between Gates And The Obama Team?
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Sharon Theimer / Associated Press:
Napolitano is no stranger to Washington scandals
Discussion: Reuters, VOTE and Law Blog
Sen. Russ Feingold / Salon:
An unpardonable use of power
Catherine Philp / Times of London:
Somali pirates seize ninth vessel in 12 days
Discussion: Firedoglake and Los Angeles Times
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Conservative Transportation Policy
Discussion: The Politico, Eschaton and Kevin Drum
Patt Morrison / Los Angeles Times:
California Rep. Linda Sanchez's baby announcement