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10:05 AM ET, December 3, 2008

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sos.georgia.gov:
Georgia Election Results Unofficial And Incomplete Results of the Tuesday, December 02, 2008 General Election Runoff  —  The results displayed are UNOFFICIAL AND INCOMPLETE until certified by both county election superintendents and the Secretary of State, a process that will not be completed until the week of December 8.
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Chambliss win proves sizeable Obama effect  —  If Georgia is any indication, the Obama effect was huge.  —  In a runoff election with no presidential candidates on the ballot Tuesday, Peach State voters sent Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) back to the Senate by what looks to be a resounding margin …
Jim Tharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Chambliss wins second term in U.S. Senate  —  Defeats Jim Martin after arduous runoff campaign  —  Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss beat back a prolonged challenge from Democrat Jim Martin on Tuesday to win a second term in office after a bruising four-week runoff between the one-time University of Georgia fraternity brothers.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Chambliss gets the last word: ‘Georgia values matter’
The Politico:
Jeb: I am considering Senate run  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - the younger brother of the president - is weighing a run for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Mel Martinez.  —  Martinez announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2010.
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Marc Ambinder:
Jeb Bush Ponders Florida Senate Run
Bill Gross / PIMCO:
Investment Outlook  —  Dow 5,000 Redux  —  Here I go again!  Gosh it was only six years ago that I cemented my place in stock market history by predicting that the Dow would fall from 8,500 to 5,000, instead of going up to 14,000 where it peaked in October of 2007.
Discussion: naked capitalism
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Felix Salmon / Portfolio:
Q  —  The most striking thing about Bill Gross's column this month …
Discussion: EconLog
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama to Announce Choice of Richardson for Commerce Secretary  —  President-elect Barack Obama will name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to head the Commerce Department at a news conference today in Chicago, according to transition sources.  —  Richardson will appear alongside Obama at 11:40 …
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Washington Wire:
Union Activist Mary Beth Maxwell on List for Labor Secretary
The Trail / Washington Post:
Holbrooke Under Consideration for South Asia Diplomatic Role
Discussion: FP Passport and ATTACKERMAN
Wall Street Journal:
India Names Mumbai Mastermind  —  MUMBAI — India has accused a senior leader of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba of orchestrating last week's terror attacks that killed at least 172 people here, and demanded the Pakistani government turn him over and take action against the group.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and FP Passport
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Mirror.co.uk:
Mumbai bombers ‘took cocaine and LSD’ before carrying out attacks
Reuters:
Obama shelves oil company tax after price fall: aide  —  CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama is not planning to implement a windfall profit tax on oil companies because prices have dropped below $80 a barrel, an aide said on Tuesday.  —  “President-elect Obama announced …
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
OH... THE HUMANITY  —  UPDATE: Rabbi's wife was 6 months pregnant and 2 year old Moshe was beaten  —  The Funeral  —  The mother was six months pregnant and the 2 year old boy was beaten (hat tip Cathy)  —  The Jewish mother murdered in the brutal Mumbai terror attacks last week was six month pregnant …
Discussion: American Power and The Jawa Report
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Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77  —  Odetta, the singer whose deep voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, died on Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.  She was 77.  —  The cause was heart disease, said her manager, Doug Yeager.
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Rise of the Twitterati  —  “I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.”  —  We are sitting in a restaurant, sipping wine and chatting, when my friend begins twittering.  —  Not in the usual way.  Two women twittering turn no heads.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Tom Gross / Wall Street Journal:
If this Isn't Terrorism, What Is?  —  Last week in Mumbai we witnessed as clear a case of carefully planned mass terrorism as we are ever likely to see.  —  The seven-venue atrocity was coordinated in a highly sophisticated way.  The terrorists used BlackBerrys to stay in touch with each …
Discussion: Macsmind, FP Passport and Atlas Shrugs
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New York Post:
MUMBAI: DEADLY MEDIA EUPHEMISMS
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.  —  The rising cost of college — even before the recession — threatens to put higher education out of reach for most Americans, according to the annual report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Statistical Models Now Show Coleman as Slight Favorite  —  With in excess of 90 percent of Minnesota's votes now having been recounted, our statistical models now show Norm Coleman as the favorite to retain his senate seat, although with a high degree of uncertainty and without accounting …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
New Signs That Recount Momentum May Be Swinging Back To Franken
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Congressman requests Obama DOJ investigation of the BCS  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - It may not top the list of Obama administration priorities, but Hawaii Democratic Congressman Neil Abercrombie is urging the president-elect to take on one more controversial issue — creating a new playoff system for college football.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Amit R. Paley / Washington Post:
Bailout Oversight Lacking, GAO Says
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Obama Transition Teams Scrutinizing Federal Agencies
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UnitedHealth to Insure the Right to Insurance
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Federal-Employee Unions Angered as Bush Bars National Security Workers
Discussion: TIME.com
John / Power Line:
PULLING SOME EXTRA WEIGHT
Discussion: Sadly, No!
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
AP: Gregory to replace Russert, NBC exec says
Jeremy Page / Times of London:
Outgunned Mumbai police hampered by First World War weapons
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Anxiety among Democrats as Pelosi tightens her grip
Discussion: Don Surber and Flopping Aces