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11:55 AM ET, November 22, 2008

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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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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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Rana Jawad / Agence France Presse:
Terror plot mastermind killed by US missile in Pakistan: officials  —  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, officials said.  —  Rashid Rauf died when a missile hit …
Discussion: Hot Air
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
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
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
White House political office will remain  —  President-elect Barack Obama has answered bipartisan calls for the disbandment of the White House office central to the Karl Rove-style politics the Democrat condemned as a candidate.  The office stays.  —  Patrick Gaspard, a New Yorker …
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
The Campaign Spot:
Just What Has Obama Gotten Hillary Into?  —  Word is Hillary is saying yes.  —  President Obama could do a lot worse than a foreign policy team of National Security Adviser James Jones, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and CIA Director John Brennan.
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Steven Ginsberg / Washington Post:
Clinton and Jones Close to Joining Obama National Security Team
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Fix
 
 
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Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
New Twist in Appeal of Ex-Alabama Governor
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Gary Bauer / Human Events:
Mike Huckabee and Me  —  Ronald Reagan used to quip …
Discussion: Commentary
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Time for Him to Go  —  Thanksgiving is next week …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
 Earlier Items: 
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
Woodward Knocks Clinton SoS Choice
Discussion: Don Surber and MyDD
Washington Post:
“Enough”  —  “SEVEN YEARS . . . is enough.”  With those words …
Discussion: Power Line
Nitya / Political Punch:
“Yes We Can!” Students Rename School for Obama
CNN:
Iraqi throng protests agreement on U.S. forces
Discussion: Needlenose and New York Times
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
GOV & CHUCK HUG IT OUT OVER HILL
Gavin Newsom / The Huffington Post:
Recharge America with Electric Cars
The New Republic:
Hold Tight, Hillary: Russia Just Got Scarier
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias