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9:15 AM ET, December 1, 2008


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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
A Handpicked Obama Team for a Shift in Foreign Policy  —  WASHINGTON — When President-elect Barack Obama introduces his national security team on Monday, it will include two veteran cold warriors and a political rival whose records are all more hawkish than that of the new president who will face them in the White House Situation Room.
Susan Page / USA Today:
Hillary Clinton's test at State: How she'll work with Obama
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Evolution of the Obama-Clinton connection
Discussion: Agence France Presse and Reuters
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Good News  —  Well here's a story that certainly brought a smile to my face:
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Doris Dungey, Prescient Finance Blogger, Dies at 47  —  The blogger Tanta, an influential voice on the mortgage collapse, died Sunday morning in Columbus, Ohio.  —  Tanta, who wrote for Calculated Risk, a finance and economics blog, was a pseudonym for Doris Dungey, 47 …
Calculated Risk:
Sad News: Tanta Passes Away  —  My dear friend and co-blogger Doris “Tanta” Dungey passed away early this morning.  I would like to express my deepest condolences to her family and friends.  —  Photo: Tanta in 2004 (from her sister Cathy).  —  From David Streitfeld at the NY Times …
Discussion: Angry Bear
‘We thought we were safe... then CNN stepped in!’  —  A SOUTH Wales couple caught in the Mumbai terror attacks claimed last night that CNN put their lives at risk by broadcasting where they were.  —  Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, warned that terrorists were listening in to the media to pinpoint Western victims.
Paul Sheehan / Sydney Morning Herald:   Mumbai struck by envious enemy
Michelle Malkin:   CNN reports. You run for cover.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Deficits and the Future  —  Right now there's intense debate about how aggressive the United States government should be in its attempts to turn the economy around.  Many economists, myself included, are calling for a very large fiscal expansion to keep the economy from going into free fall.
William Kristol / New York Times:
Jihad's True Face  —  Much of the reporting from Mumbai the last few days has been informative, gripping and often moving.  Some of the commentary, on the other hand, has been not just uninformative but counterinformative — if that's a term, and if it's not, I say it should be.
Washington Post:
Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security  —  The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.
Andrew Breitbart / Washington Times:
Six degrees of Imran Khan  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  On the evening of Nov. 26, the biggest names in Bollywood walked the red carpet at the Bombay premiere of “The President Is Coming,” a comedy about six 20-somethings vying to win the right to shake hands with President Bush.
Discussion: Power Line
Ivan Watson / NPR:
NPR Journalists Narrowly Escape Car Bombing  —  Listen: Ivan Watson reports on the neighborhood and bombing on ‘Morning Edition’  —  Listen: Ivan Watson Discusses The Attack On ‘All Things Considered’  —  · An NPR correspondent and three members of NPR's Iraqi staff narrowly escaped …
Discussion: The Swamp and New York Times
Los Angeles Times:
Obama's inaugural oath  —  When Obama takes the oath of office, there's no reason not to include his middle name.  —  When George W. Bush was sworn in for his second term in 2005, he began his oath of office with the words: “I, George Walker Bush.”  Never mind that Bush isn't in the habit …
New York Times:
CNN Pitches a Cheaper Wire Service to Newspapers  —  CNN, in the afterglow of an election season of record ratings for cable news, is elbowing in on a new line of business: catering to financially strained newspapers looking for an alternative to The Associated Press.
Discussion: Gawker, TVNewser and Romenesko
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Generation of Local TV Anchors Is Signing Off  —  One of the most familiar voices in Denver is about to sign off for the last time.  —  In October, three weeks after Ernie Bjorkman, an institution in Colorado television, signed a new annual contract worth close to a quarter of a million dollars …
Discussion: Romenesko
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Dick Durbin misses the point about Ryan  —  Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) moistened his finger and, as he has done so many times in his career, held the digit aloft to check the prevailing winds.  —  This time, when he figured the winds were just right …
Discussion: The New Editor
Wall Street Journal:
America's Other Auto Industry  —  There is such a thing as a profitable car maker in this country.  —  The men from Detroit will jet into Washington tomorrow — presumably going commercial this time — to make another pitch for a taxpayer rescue.  Meanwhile, in the other American auto industry …
Discussion: and Commentary
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Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Senior Official Offers to Quit in Mumbai Attacks
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Gebe Martinez / The Politico:
Latinos unhappy with Obama picks
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The Chris Matthews Show: Obama's Problems Will Come From The Angry …
Discussion: Corrente and Outside The Beltway
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Panel Fears Use of Unconventional Weapon
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Truthdig
Richard Holbrooke / New York Times:
‘The Doves Were Right’  —  In 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy brought …
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David Altman / Ynetnews:
Terror lesson in Mumbai
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NBC Exec: Obama's Skin Color Gives Him More Legitimacy Than Any …
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Josh Levs / CNN:
Laura Bush describes post-White House plans