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4:05 PM ET, November 22, 2008

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CNN:
Obama outlines job-creation plan  —  (CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday offered an outline of his economic recovery plan and jobs were the top priority.  —  American workers will rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, modernize its schools and create more sources of alternative energy …
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New York Times:
Obama's Radio Address  —  Following is a transcript of President-elect Barack Obama's radio address for Saturday, Nov. 22, as released by the president-elect's office.  —  Good morning.  —  The news this week has only reinforced the fact that we are facing an economic crisis of historic proportions.
Washington Post:
Bush Appointees Land Career Science Jobs With Seemingly Unrelated Backgrounds  —  Bush Appointees Land Career Jobs Without Technical Backgrounds  —  The president of the nation's largest general science organization yesterday sharply criticized recent cases of Bush administration political …
James Kirchick / NY Daily News:
Barack Obama doesn't fear the enraged, impotent Netroots  —  Barack Obama isn't even President yet, and he's already angering some of his most devoted followers on the party's left wing.  This is the mark of what could be a very successful presidency.  —  “With its congressional majority …
Amanda Carpenter / Townhall.com:
Obama Selects $30K Private School for Girls  —  Barack Obama's two girls will attend Sidwell Friends—the same school Chelsea Clinton attended.  —  The reported middle school tuition rate is around $30,000 for each girl per year.
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Time for Him to Go  —  Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning.  —  Seriously.  We have an economy that's crashing and a vacuum at the top.  Bush — who is currently on a trip to Peru to meet with Asian leaders who no longer care what he thinks …
Andrew Alderson / Telegraph:
Rashid Rauf: profile of a terror mastermind  —  Rashid Rauf is believed to have first come to the attention of the British police six years ago.  —  Attention focused on him after his uncle Mohammed Saeed, 54, was stabbed to death near his home in Birmingham in April 2002.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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Rana Jawad / Agence France Presse:
Terror plot mastermind killed by US missile in Pakistan
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
Obama Vows Swift Action on Vast Economic Stimulus Plan  —  CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama said Saturday that he had started work on a sustained, two-year economic stimulus plan designed to create or save 2.5 million jobs, funnel money toward public works programs to repair …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“Under Coercive Conditions”  —  Ben Wittes ups the Orwellian ante: … “Under coercive conditions”.  Excuse me, but what does that mean in English?  Try: Because they got intelligence from torturing people.  Coercion means force.  It means they forced “information” out of them.
Discussion: Washington Post
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: Macsmind, The Heretik and Power Line
Jules Crittenden / Weekly Standard:
A Time for Thanksgiving  —  Obama's debt of gratitude to George W. Bush.  —  As the transition progresses and Barack Obama's inauguration draws closer, it's a good moment to mull the gifts George W. Bush has left for the incoming president.  Bush has made the world a better place …
Clinton / Associated Press:
Oprah, Leno, Letterman: What's Palin to do next?  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.
David Sirota / OurFuture.org:
Study Shows “Center-Right Nation” Narrative Spiked Immediately After Election Day  —  When I wrote my first column about the “center-right nation” and subsequently launched the “Center-Right Nation Watch” series on this blog I predicted that the news media would actually increase its usage of this term after Obama won.
Abdi Sheikh / Reuters:
Somali rebels take steps to attack tanker pirates  —  MOGADISHU (Reuters) Islamist militants in Somalia took steps on Saturday to attack pirates behind the world's biggest hijack and rescue the captured Saudi Arabian supertanker, an Islamist spokesman said.  —  The Sirius Star …
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
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
Orville Buddo / The Caucus:
Obama Books Dominate Political Best Seller List  —  Barack Obama's presidential victory permeates this month's list of best-selling political books, with both of his own works returning to the top and several by others landing among the 15 most popular.  —  President-elect Obama's …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
For president-elect, a brief taste of normalcy at home  —  A routine, yet surreal, existence sequestered in a security bubble  —  President-elect Barack Obama greets the lunch crowd at Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli on South Jefferson Street as he stops to pick up sandwiches and pie.
Discussion: TIME.com and On Deadline
 
 
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
GOP Faithful Like Palin, Romney, Huckabee in 2012
Celean Jacobson / Associated Press:
Carter, Annan, others refused entry to Zimbabwe
Discussion: Hot Air
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
White House political office will remain
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Monthly
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  And here's our friends at Headzup …
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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