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11:20 AM ET, November 29, 2008

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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.
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New York Times:
Mumbai Terrorist Siege Over, India Says  —  MUMBAI, India — The full scope of the horror and desperation of the terrorist attack on Mumbai began to come into focus on Saturday after Indian commandos finally took control of the last nest of resistance.  —  The Mumbai police said Saturday afternoon …
José M. Guardia / Barcepundit:
MUMBAI TERROR, DAY 4: All major operations are basically over, with terror targets under control, according to local authorities [see previous day coverage].  We'll be following the developments overnight...  3:02 am EST: Siege at Taj Mahal hotel over, officials say (BBC): … 3:34 am EST: Police going in (NYT):
Anmol Saxena / Aljazeera:
Oh, Mumbai!  —  India is mourning its dead but also asking why [EPA]  —  India is in sombre reflection and mourning.  —  What happened in Mumbai was by any standard unprecedented and the shock at the sheer audacity of the attacks on India's commercial capital continues to resonate.
Discussion: Associated Press
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: Corrente
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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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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Kristol Calls On Bush To Pardon Torturers And Wiretappers, Reward Them With Medal Of Freedom  —  Kristol Calls On Bush To Pardon Torturers And Wiretappers, Reward Them With Medal Of Freedom»  —  In his new Weekly Standard column, right-wing pundit Bill Kristol lays out a to-do list for President Bush before he leaves office.
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Swamp
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Mr. Obama, enjoy the media adulation while you can
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Hullabaloo
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
National Security Pick: From a Marine to a Mediator  —  WASHINGTON — James L. Jones, a retired four-star general, was among a mostly Republican crowd watching a presidential debate in October when Barack Obama casually mentioned that he got a lot of his advice on foreign policy from General Jones.
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: The Swamp and The Impolitic
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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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