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2:55 PM ET, November 29, 2008

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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 …
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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.
Mike Atherton / Times of London:
Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel's cummerbund heroes
Discussion: Fox News and Corrente
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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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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Matthew Lee / Associated Press:   Obama adviser once critical of Clinton is back
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nobody Could Have Predicted...  Robert Rubin speaks up for himself: … This seems like a pretty serious dodge here.  Presumably the reason the top executives at a giant financial services firm get paid such extravagant salaries is that it's their job to be prepared for the stuff that “nobody” is prepared for.
Discussion: The Big Picture
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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, The Impolitic and Don Surber
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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Colleen Long / Associated Press:
Sought: Wal-Mart shoppers who trampled NY worker  —  NEW YORK - Police were reviewing video from surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify who trampled to death a Wal-Mart worker after a crowd of post-Thanksgiving shoppers burst through the doors at a suburban store and knocked him down.
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.
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.
Vidya Rao / MSNBC:
The Obamas: A more perfect union  —  First Couple-to-be could be relationship role models for nation, experts say  —  It started with the fist bump seen 'round the world.  Soon there were stories of rousing family Scrabble battles and date nights, in spite of election mayhem.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Report: Matthews staffing for Senate run UPDATE  —  (h/t HuffPost). … After first posting, FiveThirtyEight founder and polling guru Nate Silver updated with a more cautious headline and text.  The first version read, “Chris Matthews is in.”  It was updated to, “Chris Matthews, it appears, is in.”
Discussion: TIME.com
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
 
 
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Nicholas Kulish / New York Times:
Legal Hurdles in West Slow Pursuit of Pirates
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Looseheadprop / Firedoglake:
Last Try on Holder Nomination, Part I
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Gov. Mark Sanford / The Politico:
What's next for the GOP?
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama's confidence-rating: High, steady
Associated Press:
Saudi king says oil should be $75 per barrel
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
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Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape
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