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8:35 PM ET, November 22, 2008

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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
Discussion: Reuters
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Moran to run press shop
Discussion: www.redstate.com
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
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 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 …
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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 …
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Barack Obama's aides believe he has made a mistake in hiring Hillary Clinton  —  Of all the appointments Barack Obama is making to his new cabinet, none has attracted as much attention as that of Hillary Clinton.  The way it has been handled says more about the future of his presidency than any other.
Discussion: Hot Air and www.redstate.com
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 …
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
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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Jane Perlez / New York Times:
Ringed by Foes, Pakistanis Fear the U.S., Too  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A redrawn map of South Asia has been making the rounds among Pakistani elites.  It shows their country truncated, reduced to an elongated sliver of land with the big bulk of India to the east, and an enlarged Afghanistan to the west.
Discussion: Eunomia
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Maybe the Gray Lady should eat crow for Thanksgiving  —  I'm always amused by people who decry the slaughter of animals for food as some barbaric practice, as if people haven't been eating meat for the entire history of homo sapiens.  Where, exactly, do people like the editors of the New York Times …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Halperin at Politico/USC conf.: ‘extreme pro-Obama’ press bias  —  Media bias was more intense in the 2008 election than in any other national campaign in recent history, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said Friday at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election.
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
 
 
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