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9:55 AM ET, November 29, 2008

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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Adviser Who Insulted Clinton Has Role in Transition  —  Samantha Power, the Harvard professor who was forced to resign from Barack Obama's presidential campaign last spring after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster,” is now advising the president-elect on transition matters relating …
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Amity Shlaes / Wall Street Journal:
The Krugman Recipe for Depression  —  Massive government spending is no solution to unemployment.  —  Paul Krugman of the New York Times has been on the attack lately in regard to the New Deal.  His new book “The Return of Depression Economics,” emphasizes the importance of New Deal-style spending.
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 …
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 …
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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.
Suketu Mehta / New York Times:
What They Hate About Mumbai  —  MY bleeding city.  My poor great bleeding heart of a city.  Why do they go after Mumbai?  There's something about this island-state that appalls religious extremists, Hindus and Muslims alike.  Perhaps because Mumbai stands for lucre, profane dreams and an indiscriminate openness.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
Mike Atherton / Times of London:
Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel's cummerbund heroes  —  Staff shielded guests from gunmen's bullets  —  They were heroes in cummerbunds and overalls.  The staff of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel saved hundreds of wealthy guests as heavily armed gunmen roamed the building, firing indiscriminately …
Discussion: Barcepundit
Derrick Z. Jackson / Boston Globe:
This year, why not try something different?  —  ONE THING I am thankful for on Thanksgiving weekend is having absolutely no desire to go to the mall.  I cannot remember the last time I did so, which by extension leaves me utterly out of touch with the national impulse to waddle out of bed at 4 a.m. …
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.
Michelle Malkin / National Review:
Self-Reliant Jen  —  In the Year of Bottomless Bailouts, I am most grateful this Thanksgiving for Americans who refuse to abandon thrift, personal responsibility and self-reliance.  When the moochers and entitlement-mongers drive you mad, remember that our nation still serves as home to millions of citizens who do for themselves.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and If I Ran the Zoo
 
 
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Katharine Houreld / Associated Press:
Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Mr. Obama, enjoy the media adulation while you can
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Fox News:
Gorbachev Looks Forward to New U.S. Policy Under Obama
Discussion: Macsmind and www.redstate.com
Ross Douthat:
The Millman Chart and the GOP
Discussion: Eunomia and The Other McCain
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
“Bush's Greatness”  —  Part of the effort to pull the wagon …
Paul Krugman:
Was the Great Depression a monetary phenomenon?
Discussion: American Street and Free exchange
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Rove: We Don't Need A Change In Our Health Care System
 

 
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Andrew Buncombe / The Guardian:
A look at efforts to revive the community newspaper The Black Lens in Spokane, WA, as a printed monthly distributed by the Spokesman-Review for now

Rest of World:
A test of 11 WhatsApp-based fact-checking “tip lines” during elections in India finds long delays and inconsistencies in responses

Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter:
Payroll provider Cast & Crew says California is disputing the common Hollywood practice of paying workers through loan-out companies instead of directly

 
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