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11:55 AM ET, December 3, 2008

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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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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 …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Chambliss: Palin ‘allowed us to peak’  —  Fresh off his runoff victory Tuesday night, Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss credited Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with firing up his base.  —  “I can't overstate the impact she had down here,” Chambliss said during an interview Wednesday morning on Fox News.
Discussion: Townhall.com, TIME.com and MSNBC
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Jeb Bush considering Senate run
sos.georgia.gov:
Georgia Election Results Unofficial And Incomplete Results …
The Politico:
Hillary Clinton: The new survivor  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton has a favorite expression for turning setback into opportunity: “Bloom where you're planted.”  —  Her three-decade career on the public stage has produced countless examples of Clinton sprouting a flower in a pile of manure.
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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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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.
Campbell Brown / CNN:
Campbell Brown: Sexism sneaks in over open mic  —  Editor's note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN's “Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays.  She delivered this commentary during the “Cutting through the Bull” segment of Tuesday night's broadcast.
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 …
Times of London:
Beatings and abuse made Barack Obama's grandfather loathe the British  —  The President-elect's relatives have told how the family was a victim of the Mau Mau revolt  —  Barack Obama's grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Team Restates Strong Support For Union Bill  —  An aide to Barack Obama reaffirmed the President-elect's support for the labor movement's chief legislative priority in a one-word statement issued to the Huffington Post on late Tuesday.  —  Asked if Obama's support …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Washington Monthly
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.
Wall Street Journal:
‘No Line Responsibilities’  —  What Robert Rubin did for his $115 million.  —  On October 18, 1999, Citigroup announced that former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin was joining the firm.  But what exactly would Mr. Rubin do at Citigroup?  Citi's SEC filing eight days later noted …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Lynn Sweet:
Exclusive: Blagojevich talks about Obama Senate replacement.  —  WASHINGTON—Gov. Blagojevich, in the most detailed interview to date on how he will fill the Senate seat formerly held by President-elect Barack Obama, told me Tuesday his replacement does not have to be an African American …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
Deal Journal:
Mean Street: Why GM Is Doomed  —  If you're a U.S. taxpayer you ought to read GM's “Restructuring Plan for Long-Term Viability.”  By the end of next year, you'll own a good chunk of this company, so you might as well familiarize yourself with what's going on there.  —  On first read, you'll think that's too rash a judgment.
Adam Ashton / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Military contractor in Iraq holds foreign workers in warehouses  —  BAGHDAD — About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.
Discussion: Corrente
Anne Schroeder Mullins / Anne Schroeder's Blogs:
Politicos loving the Blue Label  —  The Johnnie Walker Blue Label/Politico event last night at the Corcoran Gallery of Art served a couple of purposes: Check out some Richard Avedon portraits that we wouldn't necessarily see otherwise, taste some $200 bottle scotch that was quite popular and of course …
Discussion: FishBowlDC
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Federal Prosecutor Is Making Inquiries in the Investigation of the Dismissal of 9 U.S. Attorneys in 2006  —  A prosecutor who is investigating the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys has been meeting with defense lawyers, dispatching subpoenas and seeking information about the events, according to legal sources familiar with the case.
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.
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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Bloomberg:
Pelosi Says Bankruptcy by Automakers ‘Not an Option’  —  A A A  —  Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes either Congress or the Bush administration will step in to aid domestic automakers because bankruptcy is “not an option.”
Discussion: Washington Post and Vodkapundit
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 …
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Novak: 'I Don't Think I Hurt Valerie Plame' And I Would Out Her Again Because The Left ‘Tried To Ruin Me’  —  Novak: 'I Don't Think I Hurt Valerie Plame' And I Would Out Her Again Because The Left ‘Tried To Ruin Me’»  —  During a recent interview with the National Ledger …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Gives Political Ambassadors Their Pink Slips  —  The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
It's Bombay  —  Hitch informs me that the change in name …
Discussion: Eunomia and Kevin Drum
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Bush: “It's All Mah Daddy's Fault”
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
Giving up on God (sort of)
Discussion: Riehl World View
Wall Street Journal:
The Bailout So Far  —  Here's a fact to mull over …
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New York Times:
Even in Michigan, Not Everyone Wants a Lifeline
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Washington Post:
Obama Transition Teams Scrutinizing Federal Agencies
Discussion: TIME.com
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Congressman requests Obama DOJ investigation of the BCS
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
UnitedHealth to Insure the Right to Insurance
Wall Street Journal:
India Names Mumbai Mastermind
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and FP Passport
 

 
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