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10:30 AM ET, November 20, 2008

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Arizonan will head Homeland Security  —  Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) has been chosen to serve as secretary of the vast and troubled Department of Homeland Security for President-elect Obama, Democratic officials said.  Napolitano is a border governor who will now be responsible …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Auto Execs Fly Corporate Jets to D.C., Tin Cups in Hand  —  There are 24 daily nonstop flights from Detroit to the Washington area.  Richard Wagoner, Alan Mulally and Robert Nardelli probably should have taken one of them.  —  Instead, the chief executives of the Big Three automakers opted …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Health Insurers Offer to Accept All Applicants, on Condition  —  WASHINGTON — The health insurance industry said Wednesday that it would support a health care overhaul requiring insurers to accept all customers, regardless of illness or disability.  But in return, the industry said …
Michelle Malkin:
eHarmony forced to offer same-sex dating services  —  So, this is “progress?” eHarmony, a Christian-targeted dating website, gets sued by a gay man demanding that the business match him up with a same-sex partner.  The New Jersey Attorney General intervenes on behalf of the gay plaintiff …
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David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
EHarmony to offer same-sex matches after New Jersey settlement*
Discussion: Jezebel
Washington Post:
Mr. Holder at Justice?  —  IF TAPPED as attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. would bring years of experience and top-notch credentials as a prosecutor, judge, lawyer in private practice and former top official in the Justice Department.  The predominant features of his record are independence, integrity and effectiveness.
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New York Times:
Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon  —  Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.  —  The figures detailing Iran's progress …
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Syrian Facility Looked Like Reactor, U.N. Says
Discussion: ThreatsWatch
Desi / Greatscat!:
Where is the love?  —  11-19-08: CNN: George Bush snubbed at the G20 Summit.  Everyone greeting each other and shaking hands, but Bush walks with his head down like the dejected most unpopular kid in high school.  —Diane  —  Welcome Kossacks!  Hope you'll check out the site …
Jay Bookman / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Martin puts Georgians' needs first  —  Chambliss fights for corporations  —  Jim Martin and Sen. Saxby Chambliss may be former fraternity brothers at the University of Georgia, but they look, act, think and speak in very different ways.  The two candidates in the Dec. 2 Senate runoff offer Georgia voters a stark choice.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The E&P Pub
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Georgia Senate
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Kerry poised to cap long journey  —  Will lead panel that thrust him to fame in '71  —  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GETTY IMAGES/file Barack Obama and John Kerry embraced at a political rally in Charleston, S.C., during the presidential campaign in January.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GETTY IMAGES/file)
Discussion: TIME.com and The Plank
Andy Kessler / Wall Street Journal:
Ignore the Stock Market Until February  —  The current volatility is less about fundamentals than forced selling.  —  Down in the morning, up in the afternoon.  Or is it the other way around?  The topsy-turvy stock market is tough to read.  —  In the last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average …
Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million  —  Scientists are talking for the first time about the old idea of resurrecting extinct species as if this staple of science fiction is a realistic possibility, saying that a living mammoth could perhaps be regenerated for as little as $10 million.
Discussion: Marginal Revolution and Amygdala
The Politico:
Senate GOP in big funk  —  A day after losing Ted Stevens' seat, along with their best hope for getting Joe Lieberman to cross over, Senate GOP leaders preached party unity as the key to surviving the Obama years.  —  If that doesn't work, there's always psychotherapy.
Discussion: MSNBC
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
[UPDATED] On First Day of Recount, Franken Gains Net of 43 Votes on Coleman  —  According to data just released by the Minnesota Secretary of State, Al Franken has gained a net of 43 votes on the first day of that state's recount process.  Norm Coleman had a lead of 215 voters over Franken …
Discussion: MyDD, Donklephant and Power Line
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Megan McArdle:
Have we beaten the CEOs up enough?  —  Matt Yglesias and I are debating whether the CEOs of major financial institutions are walking away from the financial crisis laughing, or whether they have actually been punished by the failure of their firms and loss of their jobs.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and EconLog
Dschabner / Political Radar:
Beau Biden Heads to Iraq  —  ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports: Beau Biden, son of Vice President-elect Joe Biden, departed the United States Wednesday morning en route to Iraq, Delaware National Guard spokesman Nathan Bright told ABC News.  —  This photo was provided by the Delaware National Guard.
Discussion: TIME.com
CNN:
Moore: Automakers never listened to workers, consumers  —  (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reversed plans Wednesday to hold a test vote on an automakers' bailout bill on Thursday.  Reid had planned to move on legislation that would have taken $25 billion from the $700 billion already approved …
Discussion: Donklephant
 
 
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Now Obama Has to Govern
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Joseph Brean / National Post:
Queen's new ‘dialogue’ monitors
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Washington Post:
Stocks Slump As Signs Point To Harder Times
Discussion: New York Times
Los Angeles Times:
Iraqi session on U.S. pact ends in shouting match
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Jeffrey Goldberg:
One Reason Hillary Could be Extraordinary at State
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Joaquin Sapien / The Politico:
Will Bush's midnight rules be reversible?
Discussion: Associated Press and The RBC
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Waxman Advances in Struggle to Wrest Committee From Dingell
Discussion: Open Left
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Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Prop. 8 gay marriage ban goes to Supreme Court