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12:25 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 …
Discussion: EconoSpeak
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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 …
Christi Parsons / The Swamp:
Obama expands stimulus plan
Discussion: The Politico
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.
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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 …
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) …
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
If it bleeds, it leads
Discussion: Power Line and Jules Crittenden
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.
Discussion: Power Line and Macsmind
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rana Jawad / Agence France Presse:
Terror plot mastermind killed by US missile in Pakistan  —  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, after spending almost a year on the run.
Discussion: Hot Air
Celean Jacobson / Associated Press:
Carter, Annan, others refused entry to Zimbabwe  —  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan and two eminent colleagues visit the impoverished African country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday.  —  The former U.N. secretary-general …
Discussion: Hot Air
Richard Leiby / Washington Post:
President-elect Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama Decide to Send Daughters to Sidwell Friends School  —  Elite Private School Is ‘Best Fit’ for Next First Family  —  Continuing a tradition among Washington's power elite, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife have decided to send their kids to Sidwell Friends School.
Discussion: TIME.com, The Corner and D.C. Wire
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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 …
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
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
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Megan McArdle:
How much is a detroit autoworker really worth?
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Discussion: Power Line
Nitya / Political Punch:
“Yes We Can!” Students Rename School for Obama
CNN:
Iraqi throng protests agreement on U.S. forces
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Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
GOV & CHUCK HUG IT OUT OVER HILL
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