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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 …
Reuters:   U.S. says two Americans dead, more “at risk”
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
Mumbai attack: British men ‘among the terrorists’
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: Pundita and Argghhh!
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
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.
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.
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
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
 
 
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Pakistani spies face questions over old jihadi assets
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Obama Chooses An Unlikely Team of Hawks
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Chicago defies forgotten 2nd Amendment
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
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