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6:00 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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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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John Taylor / Times of London:   Jewish hostages killed as British terrorists linked to Bombay attacks
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:   U.S. Casualty Reports Emerge in Mumbai
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
Mumbai attack: British men ‘among the terrorists’
New York Times:
Indian Commandos Storm Jewish Center
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.
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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Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Rove: We Don't Need A Change In Our Health Care System
Krittivas Mukherjee / Reuters:
Staff emerge as heroes in Mumbai hotel sieges  —  MUMBAI (Reuters) - Prashant Mangeshikar could be dead, one of more than a hundred victims of militant attacks across Mumbai landmarks, if it had not been for an employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel.  —  Mangeshikar, his wife and daughter …
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Rich Leonard / Washington Post:
A Win-Win Bankruptcy Reform  —  I watched a middle-aged widow lose her home recently.  —  Her story was familiar.  She owned her simple brick residence outright until four years ago, when a mortgage broker stopped by and offered her a loan too good to be true.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
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.
Rasmussen Reports:
77% Say Children Should Say Pledge At School Every Day  —  Seventy-seven percent (77%) of U.S. voters say school children should say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  —  Just 13% say they should not, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
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
Luke Salkeld / Daily Mail:
Flipping madness!  Police offer free flip-flops to binge drinkers who keep falling over in heels … Itsh not their fault, you shee.  Itsh the shoesh.  —  Drunk women who stagger about in high heels are to be protected - at public expense - from twisting their ankles.
Discussion: The Corner
Stephen S. Roach / New York Times:
Dying of Consumption  —  IT'S game over for the American consumer.  Inflation-adjusted personal consumption expenditures are on track for rare back-to-back quarterly declines in the second half of 2008 at a 3.5 percent average annual rate.  There are only four other instances since 1950 …
Discussion: Hot Air and TigerHawk
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.
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 …
 
 
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
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Trams and History  —  One impediment to streetcar construction …
Associated Press:
Candidates line up to replace Emanuel
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Amit Varma / The India Uncut Blog:
This City With Arms Wide Open
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Boston Globe:
Mumbai under attack
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark
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Discussion: The Daily Dish and Booman Tribune
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
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Discussion: The Heretik
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Change From the Top  —  Sound the alarms, man the barricades, alert the producers!
Discussion: The Other McCain
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From Market Economy to Political Economy
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
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Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

 
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