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10:05 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.
Discussion: New York Times
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Obama fills out White House communications team  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named longtime spokesman Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary and reached outside his inner circle for the post of White House communications director.
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
Lee Speigel / Political Punch:
Summers to Be Top White House Economic Adviser at NEC  —  ABC News has learned that President-elect Obama has decided to name former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers the director of the National Economic Council, essentially the president's senior economic adviser.
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
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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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
CNN:
U.S. Muslim leaders denounce al Qaeda's slur toward Obama  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — Spiritual leaders of New York's African-American Muslim communities lashed out Friday at a purported al Qaeda message attacking President-elect Barack Obama and, using racist language, comparing him unfavorably to the late Malcolm X.
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes and PoliGazette
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
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 …
James Glanz / New York Times:
In Ramadi, Real Rebuilding, With Fresh Paint  —  RAMADI, Iraq — Cloudlets of silty dust puffed up around Col. Matthew Dougherty's combat boots with each resolute step he took through a construction site in this provincial capital in the Anbar desert.  If Colonel Dougherty …
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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Corey Dade / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: TIME.com
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