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11:30 PM ET, December 2, 2008

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New York Times:
Republican Wins Runoff for Senator in Georgia  —  ATLANTA — Saxby Chambliss, a first-term Republican senator, was re-elected by Georgia voters on Tuesday in a substantial victory, ending Democratic hopes for a 60-vote majority in the Senate that would make it difficult for Republicans …
Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press:
Georgia Sen. Chambliss wins re-election in runoff  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington …
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Chambliss wins, denies Democrats 60 seats
Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press:
Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff over Martin
Discussion: Hot Air
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Chambliss to win Senate runoff, CNN projects
Discussion: Donklephant
Curt Brown / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
171 uncounted ballots turn up in Ramsey County; Franken nets gain  —  The final day of recounting in Ramsey County in the U.S. Senate race kicked up controversy today when 171 uncounted ballots from Maplewood turned up.  The ballots apparently had been uncounted because of a ballot-counting-machine malfunction on Election Day.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Statistical Models Now Show Coleman as Slight Favorite
Discussion: Daily Kos, MyDD and Braublog
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
New Signs That Recount Momentum May Be Swinging Back To Franken
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Franken camp claims margin at 50; new ballots found
Discussion: Senate Guru
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama National Security Picks Get High Marks  —  Sixty-nine percent approve of Obama choosing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans widely approve of Barack Obama's decisions, announced on Monday, to name Hillary Clinton secretary of state and to ask Robert Gates to stay on as secretary of defense.
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Obama earning high marks  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama gets soaring marks for his handling of the transition and his choices for the Cabinet, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, even at a time the public is downbeat over the economy.  —  More than three of four Americans …
David Stout / New York Times:
Gates Says He and Obama on the Same Page on Iraq
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
NIXON TAPES: RUTHLESS, CYNICAL, PROFANE  —  From NBC's John Rutherford  —  Richard Nixon's reputation takes a fresh pounding every time the National Archives releases another batch of audio tapes from his presidency, and today's opening of nearly 200 hours of Nixon White House recordings is no exception.
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Marc Ambinder:
Jeb Bush Ponders Florida Senate Run  —  Two sources close to Jeb Bush, including one who has spoken to the former Florida governor within the past few hours, say he is seriously considering a run for Senate now that incumbent Republican Mel Martinez has retired.
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Reliable Source:
White House Won't Hang Christmas Impeachment Ornament
Mirror.co.uk:
Mumbai bombers ‘took cocaine and LSD’ before carrying out attacks  —  Terrorist Azam Ameer Qasab lies dazed after his capture (Pic:Getty)  —  The Mumbai terrorists may have pumped themselves full of drugs to keep going during their murderous three-day rampage.
Daily Mail:
Jewish mother killed in Mumbai attacks ‘was pregnant’... and her son, 2, may have been beaten by militants … The Jewish mother murdered in the brutal Mumbai terror attacks last week was six month pregnant, her father revealed today at her funeral.  —  And Rivkah Holtzberg's two-year-old son …
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Yeas and Nays:
Reid: We won't smell the tourists anymore  —  The Capitol Visitors Center, which opened this morning, may have tripled its original budget and fallen years behind schedule, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found a silver lining for members of Congress: tourists won't offend them with their B.O. anymore.
iowahawk:
Apologetic Mumbai Killers: “We Didn't Get the Memo About Obama”  —  MUMBAI - Ajmal Amir Kasab, the sole surviving member of the 10-man team of Pakistani gunmen that left hundreds dead or wounded after a bloody three day rampage in Mumbai, today blamed the mayhem on an “email mixup” …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Holbrooke Under Consideration for South Asia Diplomatic Role  —  President -elect Barack Obama is seriously considering giving former ambassador Richard Holbrooke a key role in handling diplomacy in south Asia, a move that would put one of America's most prominent international troubleshooters …
Discussion: FP Passport and ATTACKERMAN
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Anxiety among Democrats as Pelosi tightens her grip  —  Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) moves since the November elections have shaken up some of her colleagues, with some looking over their shoulders and others worried about how the Speaker will lead her expanded majority in 2009.
Discussion: Don Surber
John Kerry / The Huffington Post:
Keep the Momentum Going  —  One thing we know about politics, you are either moving forward, or you are falling behind.  The progressive movement had what we want to believe was a seismic win on election day — but it's really only seismic if it continues to reverberate.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
‘Political Archaeologists’ Find Surprises During the Transition  —  WASHINGTON — For the first time since they threw their old, boxy pagers over the White House fence on Jan. 20, 2001 — the BlackBerry as we know it wasn't on the market yet — the alumni of the Clinton Administration have returned to their old haunts.
Cam Simpson / Wall Street Journal:
Chertoff Pushes Use of ‘Soft Power’  —  WASHINGTON — The Bush administration's point man in protecting America against terrorism says U.S. investments in safety should not be restricted to airport screening machines or border fences.  Michael Chertoff says the U.S. also should spend …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gregory to host ‘Meet the Press’  —  NBC News plans to name David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” infusing one of television's most prized franchises with a sharp edge leavened by a youthful style and versatility, according to network executives.  —  Gregory, 38, celebrated …
 
 
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Pirates Continue Attacks On Shipping Off Somalia
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CBC News:
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Kenneth Rogoff / Guardian:
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Discussion: EconLog
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Rep. Becerra Offered Trade Representative Post
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