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10:30 AM ET, November 28, 2008

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CNN:
Five hostages killed in Jewish center, chaos at hotel  —  MUMBAI, India (CNN) — The siege at a Jewish center in Mumbai is in its final stages, according to reports, but fighting still rages at a hotel in the city two days after terrorists launched a series of deadly attacks.
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New York Times:
Indian Commandos Storm Jewish Center  —  MUMBAI, India — Indian commandos slid down ropes from a hovering army helicopter Friday morning as security forces stormed a Jewish center that had been seized by terrorists during a coordinated series of attacks on Mumbai, India's commercial and entertainment capital.
Washington Post:
Characteristics of Plot Suggest Attackers Were Trained Outside India, Analysts Say  —  Analysts Cite Scale, Compared With Previous Onslaughts  —  Counterterrorism officials and experts said the scale, sophistication and targets involved in the Mumbai attacks were markedly different …
Kashmir Watch:
. Pranab rules out third party mediation on Kashmir
Discussion: expressbuzz.com and Publius' Forum
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Lest We Forget  —  A few months ago I found myself at a meeting of economists and finance officials, discussing — what else? — the crisis.  There was a lot of soul-searching going on.  One senior policy maker asked, “Why didn't we see this coming?”  —  There was, of course …
Steve Hendrix / Washington Post:
Area's Other Obamas Revel in Rare Moniker  —  Nicanor Obama began to realize he might be on to a good thing when he didn't get a speeding ticket not long ago.  After stopping the 28-year-old for a little lead-footing near the Verizon Center, a District police officer looked at his driver's license and put the citation book away.
Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.  —  The unidentified worker …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From Market Economy to Political Economy  —  In the old days — from the Venetian Republic to, oh, the Bear Stearns rescue — if you wanted to get rich, you did it the Warren Buffett way: You learned to read balance sheets.  Today you learn to read political tea leaves.
Discussion: American Street
Michelle Malkin:
Where are all the Anti-Inauguration activists now?  —  President Obama's Chicago machine is kicking into high gear to plan and fund his massive, unprecedented inaugural festivities.  He just appointed an inauguration planning committee that includes his hometown cronies William Daley and Penny Pritzker.
Juliane von Mittelstaedt / Spiegel Online:
‘The Most Dangerous Woman in the World’  —  Aafia Siddiqui was once considered a brilliant scientist.  Then the US government called her the new face of al-Qaida — a Pakistani woman who ranked among America's top terrorism suspects.  Now the MIT-educated mother of three is in custody …
Discussion: The Sideshow
David Brooks / New York Times:
Stimulus for Skeptics  —  Over the past year, the federal government has poured money into the economy hundreds of billions of dollars at a time.  It has also guaranteed investments, loans and deposits worth about $8 trillion.  Barry Ritholtz, the author of “Bailout Nation,” …
Discussion: Commentary and marbury
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns  —  The ‘malware’ strike, thought to be from inside Russia, hit combat zone computers and the U.S. Central Command overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan.  The attack underscores concerns about computer warfare.
Discussion: The Swamp and On Deadline
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Who is Christina Romer?  —  When Barack Obama selected Christina Romer to lead his Council of Economic Advisers, the response of many in Washington was “Christina who?”  —  But in economic circles, Romer was an obvious pick.  The University of California at Berkeley professor …
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Change From the Top  —  Sound the alarms, man the barricades, alert the producers!
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration
Discussion: TIME.com
The Corner:
Thanksgiving  —  Tuesday night of last week, I got a call …
David Segal / Washington Post:
Obama Memorabilia Is Selling Like Hotcakes
Discussion: Foolocracy and TIME.com
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