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4:05 PM ET, December 6, 2008

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New York Times:
Obama Pledges Public Works on a Vast Scale  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama committed Saturday to the largest public works construction program since the creation of the interstate highway system a half-century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy.
Dave Rochelson / Change.gov:
President-elect Barack Obama lays out key parts of Economic Recovery Plan
Discussion: Agence France Presse
William Ayers / New York Times:
The Real Bill Ayers  —  IN the recently concluded presidential race, I was unwillingly thrust upon the stage and asked to play a role in a profoundly dishonest drama.  I refused, and here's why.  —  Unable to challenge the content of Barack Obama's campaign, his opponents invented a narrative …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
45 days to Inauguration - BULLETIN: Obama unveils 21st century New Deal, adding sweep and meat to his jobs plan and moving much of his domestic agenda under “economic recovery”  —  EXCLUSIVE: More than 18 publishers have expressed interest in David Plouffe's book.
Discussion: TIME.com and Political Punch
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CBS News:
Dems, White House Agree To Auto Bailout  —  Pelosi Bows To Bush Condition On Deal Granting $15 Billion In Loans To Big Three  —  (CBS/AP) After weeks of tense discussions with the heads of the U.S. auto industry, Democratic Congressional leaders have reached an agreement that may just clear …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Deal reached on auto bailout
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
With only 46 days left, Americans start re-liking George W. Bush  —  It makes sense if you think about it.  But who's investing a lot of thought nowadays in President George W. Bush?  —  Not many.  But the folks over at the Gallup Poll have found historically that American voters tend …
Arian Campo-Flores / Newsweek:
Public support grows, according to the new NEWSWEEK Poll.  —  When voters in California, Florida and Arizona approved measures banning same-sex marriage last month, opponents lamented that the country appeared to be turning increasingly intolerant toward gay and lesbian rights.
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The Politico:
10 questions for Obama on ‘Meet the Press’  —  We wouldn't presume to tell NBC's Tom Brokaw what he should ask of Barack Obama when the president-elect appears on Meet the Press for (almost) the full hour on Sunday.  —  But there are 10 questions that we'd like to pose to President-elect Obama …
Discussion: On Deadline
Aijaz Hussain / Associated Press:
Indian police arrest 2 men in Mumbai investigation  —  SRINAGAR, India - One of the two Indian men arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by the gunmen in the Mumbai attacks was a counterinsurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission, security officials said Saturday, demanding his release.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
DO AMERICANS RECEIVE BETTER HEALTH CARE?  —  Noah Pollack starts this post by saying “I am far from knowledgeable about health care,” and then gets right down to the busy of proving it, using the oft-discredited prostate cancer stats to argue that “survival rates for many diseases are higher …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
CNN:
Huckabee and Palin top early 2012 list  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Barack Obama is still more than six weeks from White House, and the next Iowa caucuses are more than three years away — so naturally, it's time to start talking 2012, as a new national poll suggests that Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee top …
Wall Street Journal:
Bridge Loan to Nowhere  —  Congress and business ‘viability’ rarely mix.  —  Once upon a time — about two weeks ago — GM, Ford and Chrysler came to Washington to seek emergency financing.  Congress sent them home empty-handed but gave them some homework: Give us a plan to restore …
 
 
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Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
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The End of the End of the Revolution
Discussion: Babalu Blog and Barcepundit
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Senate, Snowe and Dinkytown
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
BBC:
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White House:
President Bush Attends Saban Forum 2008
Agence France Presse:
Bush acknowledges for first time that US economy is ‘in a recession’
James F. Smith / Boston Globe:
Kennedy stepping down from Senate panel
Discussion: The Caucus, Booman Tribune and The BLT
Leon Wieseltier / The New Republic:
Washington Diarist: Out There  —  Counterfactuals are the inventions of logic or misery.