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7:50 PM ET, November 23, 2008

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New York Times:
Obama Aides Signal a Boost in Stimulus Spending  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama has signaled that he will pursue a far more ambitious plan of spending and tax cuts than anything he outlined on the campaign trail — a plan “big enough to deal with the huge problem we face,” …
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Randall Mikkelsen / Reuters:
Obama may delay tax-cut rollback for wealthy  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama may consider delaying a campaign promise - to roll back tax cuts on high-income Americans - as part of his economic recovery strategy, two aides said on Sunday.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama not ‘likely’ to push repeal of Bush tax cuts
Discussion: The Heretik and Donklephant
Washington Wire:   Obama Aides Suggest Rollback of Bush Tax Cuts Could Be Delayed
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Progressive complaints about Obama's appointments  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  I've been genuinely mystified by the disappointment and surprise being expressed by many liberals over the fact that Obama's most significant appointments thus far are composed of pure Beltway establishment figures drawn …
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Watertiger / Dependable Renegade:
“Screw it.  Ah'm off the wagon an' lovin' it.”  —  While attending APEC in Lima, Bush partakes of a traditional Peruvian drink known as a “Pisco Sour” (leave your puns in comments).  The ingredients? … And it shows:  —  “You Orientals tickle!”  —  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Times:
Plan Begins to Emerge to Rescue Citigroup  —  Federal regulators were considering a new rescue for Citigroup on Sunday, a step that could mark a third leg of the government's broader efforts to bolster the nation's financial industry, according to people briefed on the plan.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Rahm Emanuel: Saturday Night Live  —  They don't have Sarah Palin to kick around any more.  —  So the good-humored folks at Saturday Night Live, who rode a wave of Palinoia to record ratings this fall, have turned their lens on the White House-in-waiting.  —  That's Rahm Emanuel …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Favors Republicans With Scowcroft Ties  —  WASHINGTON — Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former national-security adviser turned public critic of the Bush White House.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Neil Cavuto in screamathon with Ben Stein over our failed economy and how to repair it  —  John Amato's virtual online magazine...OK, It's a blog!  — Home- Archives  — Tags Directory  — Contact Us- Donate- FAQ  — Advertising- Commenting- General Problems- Media Problems- Supported Browsers- User Registration
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
George Will: 'The First New Deal Didn't Work'  —  Economists on both the left and right broadly agree that the need for stimulative government spending is necessary to prevent a further collapse of the global economic system — just as the New Deal and the deficit spending of World War II restored …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Woodward: Bush 'Doesn't Like Homework,' Which Means ‘Reading,’ ‘Getting Briefed’ Or ‘Having A Debate’  —  On the Chris Matthews Show today, Matthews argued that one of the major differences between President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama is the fact that Obama is intellectually curious.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
We Found the W.M.D.  —  So, I have a confession and a suggestion.  The confession: I go into restaurants these days, look around at the tables often still crowded with young people, and I have this urge to go from table to table and say: “You don't know me, but I have to tell you that you shouldn't be here.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Obama names communications staff  —  President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday announced that Robert Gibbs would be his White House press secretary and Ellen Moran would serve as director of communications.  —  Gibbs, a long-time aide, was long believed to become the public face of the Obama White House.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Obama selects more staff
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Projection: Franken to Win Recount by 27 Votes  —  As we wrote yesterday evening, the ever-increasing number of challenged ballots in Minnesota is making it more and more difficult to determine the extent to which Al Franken is in fact gaining ground in the state's recount process.
Discussion: Braublog, Campaign Silo and Donklephant
Byron York / www.dcexaminer.com:
Sunday Reflection: Have We Changed Yet?  —  I spent several years of the Clinton administration writing about one scandal or controversy after another.  —  There was, of course, the Whitewater affair and the fight over the independent counsel, Kenneth Starr.  There was the Lewinsky matter.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Richardson at Commerce, Summers as economic adviser  —  Democratic sources report two major decisions by President-elect Obama: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) will be named secretary of Commerce, subject to final vetting.  And Lawrence Summers, Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, will be White House economic adviser.
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Obama Sets Expansive Goal for Jobs
Discussion: Say Anything and The Corner
Jonathan Weisman / Wall Street Journal:
Summers to Head Economic Council
 
 
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