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10:55 AM ET, November 22, 2008


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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Tilts to Center, Inviting a Clash of Ideas  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination with the enthusiastic support of the left wing of his party, fueled by his vehement opposition to the decision to invade Iraq and by one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate.
Eric Martin / Bloomberg:
U.S. Stocks Rally as Obama Picks Tim Geithner to Head Treasury
Discussion: The Jawa Report and News Hounds
Tim Blair:
AS BAD AS IT GETS  —  “And you thought her media outings as a vice presidential candidate were as bad as it gets,” says alarmed MSNBC host David Shuster ... following footage of Sarah Palin speaking at a turkey processing plant:  —  Shuster (who urges that young viewers be shielded from the interview) …
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
If it bleeds, it leads
Discussion: Power Line and Jules Crittenden
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Making It Explicit  —  James Pethokoukis in US News (h/t Sullivan): … The Michael Cannon post quoted is on the Cato Institute's blog, here.  —  Pethokoukis and Cannon claim that if Obama succeeds in passing health care, then people who might have been conservatives will like it …
Discussion: EconoSpeak
Rana Jawad / Agence France Presse:
Terror plot mastermind killed by US missile in Pakistan: officials  —  ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of a 2006 transatlantic airplane bombing plot was killed in a US missile attack in northwest Pakistan early Saturday, officials said.  —  Rashid Rauf died when a missile hit …
Discussion: Hot Air
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Clear and Present Danger  —  The Obama administration is about to discover that the terrorists detained at Guantánamo are there for good reason.  —  On Sunday, November 16, CBS News's 60 Minutes broadcast the first interview with President-elect Barack Obama.
Discussion: Power Line
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Assembly Line  —  Debunking the myth of the $70-per-hour autoworker.  —  If you've been following the auto industry's crisis, then you've probably read or heard a lot about overpaid American autoworkers—in particular, the fact that the average hourly employee of the Big Three makes $70 per hour.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Matthew Yglesias
Megan McArdle:
How much is a detroit autoworker really worth?
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
The New Deal Didn't Always Work, Either  —  MANY people are looking back to the Great Depression and the New Deal for answers to our problems.  But while we can learn important lessons from this period, they're not always the ones taught in school.  —  The traditional story …
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal Revolution
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  And here's our friends at Headzup showing us James Dobson celebrating the passage of California's Proposition 8 by asking WWJF?  —  And, via The Onion, we have a few minutes with Andy Rooney — well, China's version of the 60 Minutes commenter-in-chief …
New York Times:
Shares Falling, Citigroup Talks to Government  —  With the sharp stock-market decline for Citigroup rapidly becoming a full-blown crisis of confidence, the company's executives on Friday entered into talks with federal officials about how to stabilize the struggling financial giant.
Jocelyn Guest / The Daily Beast:
The Comedian-in-Chief  —  Is SNL's Fred Armisen up to the job?  Jocelyn Guest says Lorne Michaels should recast the role.  Plus, view clips of four actors who auditioned for the part. … Barack Obama's transition is well underway, with Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, and Tom Daschle all signed onto his staff.
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools …
Richard Leiby / Reliable Source:
Obamarama: The Obamas Pick a School — It's Sidwell Friends  —  **An updated version of this story appears in the print edition of Sat., Nov. 22 and online here.  The daughters of president-elect Barack Obama will attend private Sidwell Friends School when they move into the White House in January.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama daughters: Private D.C. school
Huma Khan / Political Punch:
Obamas Pick Sidwell Friends School for Daughters
Christi Parsons / The Swamp:
Obama expands stimulus plan  —  Barack Obama signaled this morning that he will push for a bigger economic stimulus package than he previously discussed, pledging to create 2.5 million jobs in the effort to combat what he called a “crisis of historic proportions.”
Discussion: The Politico
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
Woodward Knocks Clinton SoS Choice  —  Now that it's considered a foregone conclusion that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the next secretary of State, the chattering class is weighing in, including legendary reporter Bob Woodward.  FishbowlDC has obtained an advanced transcript of this weekend's …
Discussion: Don Surber, MyDD and Donklephant
The Campaign Spot:
Just What Has Obama Gotten Hillary Into?  —  Word is Hillary is saying yes.  —  President Obama could do a lot worse than a foreign policy team of National Security Adviser James Jones, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and CIA Director John Brennan.
Steven Ginsberg / Washington Post:
Clinton and Jones Close to Joining Obama National Security Team
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Fix
The New Republic:
Hold Tight, Hillary: Russia Just Got Scarier  —  Julia Ioffe is a freelance writer living in New York.  —  If any proof were needed that the Russian political system operates in its own time-space continuum, it came this morning, when the parliament decided to deal with the country's economic meltdown by amending its constitution.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Majority of China earthquake victims still unidentified
Discussion: On Deadline
Los Angeles Times:
California unemployment jumps to 8.2%, third-highest in the U.S.
Washington Post:
“Enough”  —  “SEVEN YEARS . . . is enough.”  With those words …
Discussion: Power Line
Nitya / Political Punch:
“Yes We Can!” Students Rename School for Obama
Iraqi throng protests agreement on U.S. forces
Discussion: Needlenose and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
Gavin Newsom / The Huffington Post:
Recharge America with Electric Cars
Jennifer M. Freedman / Bloomberg:
American Hypocrisy in Auto Rescue Spurs Me-Too Trade Ire
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Edward J. Rollins / New York Times:
Yes, Play Politics in the White House
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
Barack Obama and The Wisdom of Crowds
Discussion: Reuters, Sadly, No! and AMERICAN DIGEST