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10:00 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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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)
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 …
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.
Discussion: Telegraph
Kashmir Watch:
. Pranab rules out third party mediation on Kashmir
Discussion: expressbuzz.com and Publius' Forum
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 Heretik
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 …
Discussion: The Sideshow
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
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.
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Little buzz for VP-elect Biden  —  CHICAGO — More than three weeks into the transition, and Vice-president elect Joe Biden generates less buzz than the non-existent first puppy.  —  The vice president-elect has not spoken publicly since the election, and was at Barack Obama's side just once …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From Market Economy to Political Economy  —  In the old days — from the Venetian Republic to, oh, the Bear Stearns rescue — if you wanted to get rich, you did it the Warren Buffett way: You learned to read balance sheets.  Today you learn to read political tea leaves.
Discussion: American Street
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration  —  The transition team has received 290,000 applications, and that's not including all the calls, e-mails and Facebook exchanges inundating its staffers.  —  Reporting from Washington — One member of President-elect Barack Obama's transition …
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Iraq lawmakers approve security pact with U.S.
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Discussion: The Daily Dish
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