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9:15 AM ET, November 28, 2008

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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.
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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 …
José M. Guardia / Barcepundit:
MUMBAI DAY 3: the situation is still unresolved in all the scenarios, with special forces storming in to root out the terrorists.  As I did yesterday (see here), I'll be tracking the events overnight (U.S. time)...  3:02 am EST: Police launch attack on Jewish center, Nariman House (CNN)
Discussion: Fox News, Hot Air, CNN and Jules Crittenden
Kashmir Watch:
. Pranab rules out third party mediation on Kashmir  —  Cross-LoC trade to be sorted out  —  NEW DELHI, Nov 26: India and Pakistan resolved to address “teething problems” cropped up in the way of continuing the cross-LoC trade.  Addressing a joint press interaction after a two-hour long meeting …
Discussion: expressbuzz.com and Publius' Forum
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
India's Suspicion of Pakistan Clouds U.S. Strategy in Region  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The terrorist attacks in Mumbai occurred as India and Pakistan, two big, hostile and nuclear-armed nations, were delicately moving toward improved relations with the encouragement of the United States …
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.
Discussion: TIME.com
Juliane von Mittelstaedt / Spiegel Online:
‘The Most Dangerous Woman in the World’  —  Aafia Siddiqui was once considered a brilliant scientist.  Then the US government called her the new face of al-Qaida — a Pakistani woman who ranked among America's top terrorism suspects.  Now the MIT-educated mother of three is in custody …
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
David Segal / Washington Post:
Obama Memorabilia Is Selling Like Hotcakes  —  As a pointless exercise in self-flagellation, it's fun to look back and wonder how you should have invested your money in the last year.  You'd have ditched stocks and bonds, of course, and you would have avoided real estate.
Discussion: Foolocracy and TIME.com
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 …
Discussion: The Sideshow
The Live Feed:
NBC's Rosie O'Donnell variety show disappoints  —  Rosie O'Donnell gave NBC a real turkey.  —  The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying for the evening's lowest-rated program.  —  A mere 5 million viewers tuned …
Michelle Malkin:
Where are all the Anti-Inauguration activists now?  —  President Obama's Chicago machine is kicking into high gear to plan and fund his massive, unprecedented inaugural festivities.  He just appointed an inauguration planning committee that includes his hometown cronies William Daley and Penny Pritzker.
 
 
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Thanksgiving  —  Tuesday night of last week, I got a call …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Keeping Robert Gates as secretary of defense is a great idea.
Discussion: The Reaction
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
A Command of the Law
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Little buzz for VP-elect Biden
Discussion: Commentary, Firedoglake and The RBC
 

 
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Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
Nielsen: US monthly TV viewership rose 1.4% YoY to a four-year high in January, which included three of the top 10 days with the most TV viewing since May 2021

CNBC:
Lawsuit document: FuboTV sues Disney, Fox, and WBD over their planned joint venture in sports streaming, citing “extreme suppression of competition”

Arijit Barman / The Economic Times:
Sources: Zee has re-engaged with Sony in a last-ditch attempt to revive their $10B merger, which had been called off on January 22; ZEEL closed up 7.93%

 
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