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8:10 PM ET, November 29, 2008

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Washington Post:
Investigation Underway as Assault in Mumbai Ends  —  Lone-Surviving Gunmen in Custody as Civilian Death Tolls Near 200  —  Indian officials said Saturday that they had killed or captured 10 gunmen responsible for the three-day assault on India's financial and cultural capital.
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Dean Nelson / Times of London:
Indians claim terrorists took orders from Pakistan
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Anmol Saxena / Aljazeera:
Oh, Mumbai!  —  India is mourning its dead but also asking why [EPA]
Discussion: Associated Press
Times of India:
Mumbai locals helped us, terrorist tells cops  —  30 Nov 2008, 0006 hrs IST, S Ahmed Ali, TNN  —  Text:  —  MUMBAI Did some Mumbai locals provide support to the Pakistani terrorists?  Azam Amir Kasab, the only Pakistani terrorist nabbed alive, has revealed names and addresses …
Discussion: ThePoliticalCat and Israel Matzav
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Times of India:
Battle for Mumbai ends, death toll rises to 195  —  Text:  —  MUMBAI: The war on terror in Mumbai was on Saturday wrapped up by the security forces who eliminated three terrorists in Taj hotel after 60 hours of intense battle with the band of ultras who struck the country's financial capital killing 195 people.
Discussion: The Long War Journal
Times of India:
Kasab killed Karkare, Salaskar and Kamte: Mumbai police
Discussion: Power Line
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Before He Goes  —  What President Bush could accomplish in his final days in office.  —  Amid the cold gusts of winter, Republicans will soon be ushered out of power after controlling Congress, the White House, or both for 14 years.  Here's a further chilling thought: Since 1896 …
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Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Bush Through the Obama Prism  —  I think Obama may do more for George Bush's reputation than anyone thinks.  —  I've collated the dozens of articles from liberal thinkers that explain why so far Obama—the candidate of hope and change, and cleaning out the entrenched status quo that so warps …
Discussion: alicublog
Gov. Mark Sanford / The Politico:
What's next for the GOP?  —  People usually think more about what went right and what went wrong after a loss than after a victory.  Accordingly, Republicans will have a lot of thinking time over the holidays.  —  We would be wise to start with the bblical notion of first taking the log …
Associated Press:
U.S. Troops Kill Taliban Commander Clad in Woman's Clothing  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday.
Joseph Epstein / Weekly Standard:
Obama's Good Students  —  A dissent on the ‘valedictocracy’.  —  Last week the excellent David Brooks, in one of his columns in the New York Times, exulted over the high quality of people President-elect Barack Obama was enlisting in his new cabinet and onto his staff.
Discussion: Townhall.com
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.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Safety Rule Obama Opposes  —  WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job.
Discussion: The Raw Story
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Shows a Reflective Side to an Unusual Interviewer  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush has been described by his wife, Laura, as a man not comfortable with introspection.  But he opened up a bit in a recent interview, reflecting on life in office and beyond.
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Agence France Presse:
Bush wants history to see him as a liberator of millions
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Christian Davenport / Washington Post:
Downturn Drives Military Rolls Up  —  Some of the largest investment firms on Wall Street are gone.  The country's auto industry is on the verge of collapse.  Banks are shedding jobs.  But in these doom-and-gloom times, there is someone who's hiring: your local military recruiter.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
The Huffington Post:
Battle Royale: Center-Right Versus Center-Left In the Democratic Party  —  As President-elect Obama prepares to take office, Democratic partisans are battling over a crucial issue: is the United States a “center-right” or “center-left” nation?  If the country is in fact tilted to the right …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
Sarah Palin: A digital superstar  —  Three weeks after the Republican ticket suffered a sweeping defeat at the polls, Sarah Palin continues to dominate search engine queries, cable news and online video sites.  —  The only American politician who generates comparable interest is President-elect Barack Obama.
 
 
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