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11:20 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.
Obama to fill out national security team  —  (CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama will name Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state as he unveils his national security team at an event Monday morning, two officials said.  —  Obama also is expected to finally confirm …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots and The Caucus
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Evolution of the Obama-Clinton connection  —  CHICAGO - When Sen. Hillary Clinton joins President-elect Barack Obama in Chicago today for the rollout of his foreign policy team, with her as secretary of State, it will mark the latest evolution in a fast-changing relationship that began just four years ago …
Michael D Shear / Washington Post:
Obama Poised to Name Hillary Clinton to State Post
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Good News  —  Well here's a story that certainly brought a smile to my face:
Michelle Malkin:
CNN reports.  You run for cover.  —  Did you hear about the plight of a South Wales couple who pointed out that CNN's careless reporting of the Mumbai hotel siege endangered their lives?  —  Fox reports.  You decide.  —  CNN reports.  You pray for your life:
Paul Sheehan / Sydney Morning Herald:   Mumbai struck by envious enemy
‘We thought we were safe... then CNN stepped in!’
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Senior Official Offers to Quit in Mumbai Attacks
Discussion: Argghhh!
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Cabinet Rank  —  Some people I know were less-than-thrilled to hear that Susan Rice would be heading to New York as our UN Ambassador since they would have rather seen her take a post in DC where she could help ensure that the Gates/Jones/Clinton “team of rivals” doesn't manage to lock …
Discussion: Eschaton
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate Could Give New President Early Legislative Victories  —  As Senate Democrats prepare for next year's agenda, they are likely to have a working filibuster-proof majority on a variety of legislative issues that could provide early victories for President-elect Barack Obama.
Greg Giroux / Yahoo! News:
Reach Exceeds Grasp — Again — for Most Rematch Candidates
Discussion: The New Republic
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 and Hot Air
Jim Tharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Palin to speak at Gwinnett Arena, Ludacris to help Martin  —  Georgia's seemingly endless U.S. Senate runoff finally winds down Monday, its last day marked by high-profile rallies, withering attack ads and stealthy efforts to get campaign-weary voters back to the polls.
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
Discussion: TigerHawk and Angry Bear
Andrew Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
How to Combat a Banking Crisis: First, Round Up the Pessimists  —  Latvian Agents Detain a Gloomy Economist; ‘It Is a Form of Deterrence’  —  RIGA, Latvia — Hammered by economic woe, this former Soviet republic recently took a novel step to contain the crisis.
Discussion: The New Republic and Paul Krugman
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Memeorandum runs rings around Google News  —  If you want to know what's happening in the world, then Memorandum will tell you - at least in a couple of areas.  It's an automated news clipping service, known in the trade as a “news aggregator”.  It provides headlines and short texts updated every few minutes …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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: Commentary and
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
AP IMPACT: US diluted loan rules before crash  —  WASHINGTON - The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed.
Discussion: Donklephant
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.
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