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6:50 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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Jack Healy / New York Times:
Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers  —  A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
‘Black Friday:’ Three dead so far  —  Some “Black Friday.”  —  First a temporary maintenance worker died opening the doors of a Wal-Mart to a bargaining-hunting crowd of human wolves.  And now two are dead at a Toys “R” Us.  —  Lay a little blame at the feet of the government …
Discussion: Philly.com
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  —  Jeremy Page and Rhys Blakely, Bombay, and Philippe Naughton, London  —  Israel: rescue operation badly planned |  The specialist in ‘encounter killings’ |  Was al-Qaeda was pulling the strings?  Opinion: Maria Misra |
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
U.S. Intelligence Focuses on Pakistani Group
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:   U.S. Casualty Reports Emerge in Mumbai
Chabad Lubavitch:
Mumbai-Based Rabbi and Wife Killed in Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: The Lede
Reuters:
U.S. says two Americans dead, more “at risk”
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Indian Commandos Storm Jewish Center
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  —  Rove: We Don't Need A Change In Our Health Care System»  —  In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today, Karl Rove applauds Barack Obama's appointment of a “first-rate economic team,” cheering the selections …
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.
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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Ross Douthat:
The Millman Chart and the GOP
Discussion: Eunomia
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
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.
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 …
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
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
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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Fox News:
Gorbachev Looks Forward to New U.S. Policy Under Obama
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
“Bush's Greatness”  —  Part of the effort to pull the wagon …
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Efforts to support global climate-change falls: Poll
Paul Krugman:
Was the Great Depression a monetary phenomenon?
Discussion: Free exchange and Corrente
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Trams and History  —  One impediment to streetcar construction …
Associated Press:
Candidates line up to replace Emanuel
Discussion: MyDD
Amit Varma / The India Uncut Blog:
This City With Arms Wide Open
Discussion: Guardian
Boston Globe:
Mumbai under attack
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen S. Roach / New York Times:
Dying of Consumption  —  IT'S game over for the American consumer.
Discussion: Hot Air and TigerHawk
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark
Discussion: TIME.com and Climate Progress
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Steele meeting resistance in bid for RNC post
Flopping Aces:
Joan of Arc Was a Loser [Reader Post]
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Booman Tribune
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!
Discussion: The Other McCain
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From Market Economy to Political Economy
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration
Discussion: Foolocracy, TIME.com and The Caucus