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12:25 PM 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:
Indian Forces Battle Gunmen in Effort to Rescue Hostages  —  Father, Daughter From Virginia Among the 145 People Killed in Mumbai  —  A father and daughter from Virginia were among at least 145 people killed in the brazen attacks on luxury hotels and other sites in this seaside city …
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
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 …
Haaretz:
Israeli diplomat: Five hostages killed at Chabad center in Mumbai
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
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.
 
 
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Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago defies forgotten 2nd Amendment
Discussion: The State
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Steele meeting resistance in bid for RNC post
Discussion: www.redstate.com
NY Daily News:
Friends, family worry over B'klyn rabbi, wife
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LIEBERMAN IN CONTEXT.... We talked yesterday about new reports …
Discussion: The Heretik
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Change From the Top  —  Sound the alarms, man the barricades, alert the producers!
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From Market Economy to Political Economy
Discussion: American Street
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration
Discussion: Foolocracy and TIME.com
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Kashmir Watch:
. Pranab rules out third party mediation on Kashmir
Discussion: expressbuzz.com and Publius' Forum
David Segal / Washington Post:
Obama Memorabilia Is Selling Like Hotcakes
Discussion: The Caucus, Foolocracy and TIME.com
 

 
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