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2:50 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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
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.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
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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
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
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 …
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, The Heretik and Macsmind
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and TIME.com
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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
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
 
 
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
GOP Faithful Like Palin, Romney, Huckabee in 2012
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Carter, Annan, others refused entry to Zimbabwe
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
White House political office will remain
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Monthly
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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.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Tilts to Center, Inviting a Clash of Ideas
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