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2:05 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
Robert D. Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:   Behind Mumbai  —  Heavily armed, hooded gunmen have killed …
Reuters:   U.S. says two Americans dead, more “at risk”
Washington Post:
Indian Forces Battle Gunmen in Effort to Rescue Hostages
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Analysis: Mumbai attack differs from past terror strikes
Discussion: Sky News and Pundita
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Wolff: Murdoch ‘absolutely despises’ O'Reilly  —  In Michael Wolff's forthcoming biography of Rupert Murdoch, “The Man Who Owns The News,” the author writes that the media mogul has seemed to turn away lately from his cable news network, and isn't fond its top-rated personality, Bill O'Reilly.
Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Chris Matthews Staffing Up for Probable Senate Run in 2010  —  [EDIT — 8:26 AM.  I am changing the reporting and headline slightly to more cautiously reflect what our sources are telling us.  Matthews, we have strong reason to believe, is hiring staff for a run at the Senate …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   MATTHEWS TAKING SENATE RUN SERIOUSLY.... The LA Times reported …
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 …
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: Sirotablog, TIME.com and Donklephant
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Thanksgiving Cheer From Obama  —  He's assembled a first-rate economic team.  —  When President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition team met this month, everyone was there — inflation fighters, business leaders, union firebrands and leftist economists — creating confusion about where the new administration was headed.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Think Progress
Edwin Chen / Bloomberg:
Citigroup Should Be Held Accountable, Obama Aide Podesta Says  —  A A A  —  Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government should demand accountability and changes at Citigroup Inc., as well as from automakers, in exchange for any financial assistance, a top transition official for President-elect Barack Obama said.
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.
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama's Bush Doctrine  —  In electing Barack Obama, the country traded the foreign policy of the second President Bush for the foreign policy of the first President Bush.  —  That is the meaning of Obama's apparent decision to keep Robert Gates on as defense secretary and also to select Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
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Peter Beinart / Time:
Obama Chooses An Unlikely Team of Hawks
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Stephen C. Rose
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.
Flopping Aces:
Joan of Arc Was a Loser [Reader Post]  —  Yes, Joan of Arc was a loser.  Moses was a failure.  Churchill was an outcast and then an outcast again.  The Lord Jesus himself was defeated.  This is an important thing to remember at times like this.  The election has been lost.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Booman Tribune
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.
 
 
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark
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Simon Cameron-Moore / Reuters:
Pakistani spies face questions over old jihadi assets
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Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago defies forgotten 2nd Amendment
Discussion: The State
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Steele meeting resistance in bid for RNC post
NY Daily News:
Friends, family worry over B'klyn rabbi, wife
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LIEBERMAN IN CONTEXT.... We talked yesterday about new reports …
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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: The Caucus, TIME.com and Foolocracy
David Brooks / New York Times:
Stimulus for Skeptics  —  Over the past year, the federal government …
Discussion: Commentary and marbury
Juliane von Mittelstaedt / Spiegel Online:
‘The Most Dangerous Woman in the World’
Discussion: The Sideshow
The Corner:
Thanksgiving  —  Tuesday night of last week, I got a call …