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10:40 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.
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.
Susan Page / USA Today:
Hillary Clinton's test at State: How she'll work with Obama  —  WASHINGTON — She'll bring global star power, a long-standing commitment to improving the status of women and children around the world and muscular promises of military action when U.S. interests are crossed.
Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: MADAME SECRETARY  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann  —  *** Obama's security team: Months after “Meet me in Ohio,” South Carolina, “D-Punjab,” Sniper-gate, those daily Wolfson conference calls, etc., we'll finally see today what most once thought …
Obama to fill out national security team
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Greg Giroux / Yahoo! News:
Reach Exceeds Grasp — Again — for Most Rematch Candidates
Discussion: The New Republic
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!
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian:
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Discussion: The Other McCain
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Deepak Blames America
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Generation of Local TV Anchors Is Signing Off
Discussion: Romenesko
Ivan Watson / NPR:
NPR Journalists Narrowly Escape Car Bombing
Discussion: The Swamp and New York Times
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Gebe Martinez / The Politico:
Latinos unhappy with Obama picks
Discussion: The Other McCain
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Dick Durbin misses the point about Ryan
Richard Holbrooke / New York Times:
‘The Doves Were Right’  —  In 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy brought …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings