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7:00 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.
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011
Discussion: MSNBC and Washington Monthly
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 …
Christi Parsons / The Swamp:
Obama puts Moran, Pfeiffer in key jobs  —  Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY's List, will join Barack Obama's White House as director of communications.  —  And Dan Pfeiffer, a key Obama communications strategist and sopkesman, will serve as deputy director of communications.
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:   Obama fills out White House communications team
Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
Obama says he'll keep Chicago home  —  The Obama family will keep their home in Chicago's Hyde Park when they move to Washington in January, the president-elect told someone in a local deli.  —  A news camera caught Barack Obama saying in Manny's Deli on Friday afternoon the real estate market makes …
Discussion: TIME.com
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John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
For president-elect, a brief taste of normalcy at home
Orville Buddo / The Caucus:
Obama Books Dominate Political Best Seller List
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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 …
Candace Gingrich / The Huffington Post:
A Letter to My Brother Newt Gingrich  —  I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protestors of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News.  I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the fears and prejudices of the far right …
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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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Obama to Take On Torture?  —  A torture protester during a rally on Capitol Hill  —  From the magazine issue dated Dec 1, 2008  —  Despite the hopes of many human-rights advocates, the new Obama Justice Department is not likely to launch major new criminal probes of harsh interrogations …
Discussion: At-Largely
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 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
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
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Clinton-Obama Détente: From Top Rival to Top Aide  —  WASHINGTON — The thaw in the resentful relationship between the most powerful woman in the Democratic Party and her younger male rival began at the party's convention this summer, when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton gave …
Discussion: TIME.com
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 …
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.
 
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
The New Deal Didn't Always Work, Either
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal Revolution
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  And here's our friends at Headzup …
Los Angeles Times:
California unemployment jumps to 8.2%, third-highest in the U.S.