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11:35 PM ET, November 29, 2008

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Ian Gallagher / Daily Mail:
‘I was told to kill to my last breath’: Captured terrorist's account of Mumbai massacre reveals plan was to kill 5,000 … The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it - revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’.
Discussion: Don Surber and GINA COBB
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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
Fox News:
Scene of Unimaginable Carnage Inside Taj Majal Hotel  —  The scene Saturday night inside the Taj Majal hotel was one of unimaginable carnage in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist onslaught across Mumbai.  —  Two Indian commandos told FOX News that 150 bodies still were inside the hotel …
Discussion: Telegraph
Times of India:
Kasab killed Karkare, Salaskar and Kamte: Mumbai police
Discussion: Power Line
Times of India:
Battle for Mumbai ends, death toll rises to 195
Discussion: The Long War Journal
Belfast Telegraph.co.uk:
Mumbai photographer: I wish I'd had a gun, not a camera.  Armed police would not fire back  —  Jerome Taylor talks to the photographer whose picture went around the world  —  It is the photograph that has dominated the world's front pages, casting an astonishing light on the fresh-faced killers …
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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New York Times:
India Faces Reckoning as Terror Toll Eclipses 170
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Rabbi Covered Wife's Body with a Tallit Before He was Killed  —  (IsraelNN.com) Details of the tragic aftermath of the terrorist massacre in Mumbai's Chabad House have become available.  —  WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing.  —  The bodies of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary …
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.
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Why I Was Wrong...  Calculated Risk issues an invitation: … Let me say what things I was “expecting,” in the sense of anticipating that it was they were both likely enough and serious enough that public policymakers should be paying significant attention to guarding the risks that it would create:
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: Don Surber and Hullabaloo
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 Berger / New York Times:
Looking for Obama to Return the Good Will  —  BARACK OBAMA's presidential express racked up majorities of more than 60 and 70 percent in a half dozen counties in the region, upending local politics by leaving behind a greatly diminished Republican Party.  —  So it should be no surprise …
Discussion: Democracy in America
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 …
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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Washington Post:
Step Aside, Rep. Rangel  —  WHEN WE last wrote about Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, we urged that the House ethics committee be allowed to investigate before anyone drew final conclusions.  But the latest revelation of Mr. Rangel's ethical tin ear is the most galling yet.
David Barstow / New York Times:
One Man's Military-Industrial-Media Complex  —  In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.  —  The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature …
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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