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3:00 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.
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.
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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 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
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, Macsmind and The Heretik
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 and On Deadline
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
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.
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
 
 
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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
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
The New Deal Didn't Always Work, Either
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal Revolution
 Earlier Items: 
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.
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
Woodward Knocks Clinton SoS Choice
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Don Surber