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12:35 PM ET, December 1, 2008

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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
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
A Handpicked Team for a Sweeping Shift in Foreign Policy  —  WASHINGTON — As President-elect Barack Obama introduces his national security team on Monday, it includes 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.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Choice for U.N. Backs Action Against Mass Killings  —  CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his foreign policy adviser, Susan E. Rice, to be ambassador to the United Nations, picking an advocate of “dramatic action” against genocide as he rounds out his national security team, Democrats close to the transition said Sunday.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Atlanticist
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Try Tough Love, Hillary
Discussion: Commentary, Newsweek and The Sideshow
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama names national-security team
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and TIME.com
Wall Street Journal:
India Security Faulted as Survivors Tell of Terror  —  At Tourist Haunts and Train Station, Swiftly Launched Assault Overwhelmed Police; Home Affairs Minister Steps Down  —  MUMBAI — As waiters started setting dinner buffets in Mumbai's luxurious hotels, the killings that would ravage …
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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.
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Waco Tribune-Herald:
Rep. Rangel may prove Democrats' albatross amid party's loud claims …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Greg Giroux / Yahoo! News:
Reach Exceeds Grasp — Again — for Most Rematch Candidates
Discussion: The New Republic
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 …
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
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
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
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 www.redstate.com
David Carr / New York Times:
Media and Retailers Both Built Black Friday  —  This weekend, news reports were full of finger-wagging over the death by trampling of a temporary worker, Jdimypai Damour, at a Wal-Mart store in Long Island on Friday.  His death, the coverage suggested, was a symbol of a broken culture …
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.
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Head Pushes Free Web Plan  —  Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action in December on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans, despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups.
Discussion: GigaOM and The Moderate Voice
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.
 
 
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Lauren Sher / ABCNEWS:
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Globe and Mail:
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Neha Singh / Reuters:
Credit card industry may cut $2 trillion of lines: analyst
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Ivan Watson / NPR:
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Gebe Martinez / The Politico:
Latinos unhappy with Obama picks
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Dick Durbin misses the point about Ryan