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3:01 AM ET, November 29, 2008

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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.
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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: Scared Monkeys and Philly.com
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 …
Daily Mail:
Massacre in Mumbai: Up to SEVEN gunmen were British and ‘came from same area as 7/7 bombers’ … British-born Pakistanis were among the Mumbai terrorists, Indian government sources claimed today, as the death toll rose to at least 150.  —  As many as seven of the terrorists may have British connections …
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John Taylor / Times of London:
Jewish hostages killed as British terrorists linked to Bombay attacks
Discussion: New York Times and Telegraph
Chabad Lubavitch:
Mumbai-Based Rabbi and Wife Killed in Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: The Jawa Report and New York Times
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Casualty Reports Emerge in Mumbai
Discussion: Reuters
CNN:
Five hostages killed in Jewish center, chaos at hotel
David Alexander / Front Row Washington:
Bush contemplates how he'd like to be remembered  —  President George W. Bush, nearing the end of his final term in office, says he most wants to be remembered as someone who came to Washington and didn't lose his values.  —  Someone who didn't sell his soul to the political process.
Discussion: Althouse and www.redstate.com
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Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Bush Weighs In on His Legacy  —  As the clock ticks down on his days in the White House, President George W. Bush is taking part in one of his last presidential rituals — helping to shape the perception of his years in office.  —  In an interview conducted earlier this month by his sister …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Paul Krugman:
Was the Great Depression a monetary phenomenon?  —  Sins of omission?  —  Has anyone else noticed that the current crisis sheds light on one of the great controversies of economic history?  —  A central theme of Keynes's General Theory was the impotence of monetary policy in depression-type conditions.
Discussion: American Street and Free exchange
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Wall Street Journal:
Rubin, Under Fire, Defends His Role at Citi  —  ‘Nobody Was Prepared’ for Crisis of '08  —  Under fire for his role in the near-collapse of Citigroup Inc., Robert Rubin said its problems were due to the buckling financial system, not its own mistakes, and that his role was peripheral …
Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. / The Jawa Report:
American Muslims Justify, Equivocate Mumbai Massacre [UPDATED, Bumped]  —  Samir Khan emerges from his parents' house in Charlotte, NC  —  Our nemesis Samir Khan [aka, “inshallahshaheed"] over at the “Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge” is talking about the Mumbai massacre over at this blog.
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
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
U.S. Intelligence Focuses on Pakistani Group  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Friday there is mounting evidence that a Pakistani militant group long focused on the conflict in Kashmir, most likely Lashkar- e-Taiba, is responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai.
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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.
New York Times:
Brooklyn Couple Killed in Attacks  —  Leaders of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Brooklyn and the worldwide ultra-orthodox Jewish community began on Friday to mourn the deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who were killed in the terrorist attack of the Nariman House …
Ross Douthat:
The Millman Chart and the GOP  —  Responding to my post on why the Right needs realists, Noah Millman summons up his soon-to-be-famous chart of American foreign-policy types:  —  The comments that originally accompanied it are from last June, in response to an earlier post of mine on right-wing realism …
Discussion: Eunomia and The Other McCain
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Mr. Obama, enjoy the media adulation while you can  —  Commentary: President-elect should remember that what goes up must come down  —  This is an update to fix a typographical error.  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — I'm starting to feel a little guilty about the media's treatment …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
 
 
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Fox News:
Gorbachev Looks Forward to New U.S. Policy Under Obama
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Macsmind
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
“Bush's Greatness”  —  Part of the effort to pull the wagon …
Peter O'Neil / canada.com:
Efforts to support global climate-change falls: Poll
Luke Salkeld / Daily Mail:
Flipping madness! …
Discussion: The Corner
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
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Boston Globe:
Mumbai under attack
Rich Leonard / Washington Post:
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