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Malin Rising / Associated Press:
Krugman: US auto industry will probably disappear  —  STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel economics prize winner Paul Krugman said Sunday that the beleaguered U.S. auto industry will likely disappear.  —  “It will do so because of the geographical forces that me and my colleagues have discussed …
Discussion: Open Left and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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CNN:
Obama: Days of ‘pork ... as a strategy’ are over  —  (CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama issued a warning Sunday to officials around the country who want to fund projects with federal dollars: no more business as usual.  —  In an interview on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Obama said …
MSNBC:
Obama warns economy to get worse  —  U.S. ‘fragility’ tied to worldwide financial crisis, president-elect says  —  CHICAGO - The economic recession will get significantly worse before it starts to improve, President-elect Barack Obama said, seeking in an interview broadcast Sunday to tamp …
MSNBC:
‘Meet the Press’ transcript for Dec. 7, 2008  —  MR. TOM BROKAW: Our issues this Sunday: In 44 days, Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States.  His new team is almost complete.  But since Election Day 2008, the list of challenges facing the incoming president has only grown …
Wall Street Journal:
Tribune Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing  —  Tribune Co. is preparing for a possible bankruptcy-protection filing as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter, opening a new front of trouble for the newspaper industry.  —  As Tribune continues discussions with its lenders …
Discussion: Portfolio and Townhall.com
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DealBook:
Tribune Hires Advisers to Help Stave Off Bankruptcy  —  Tribune has hired bankruptcy advisers as the ailing newspaper company faces a potential bankruptcy filing, people briefed on the matter said.  —  The newspaper, which was taken private last year by billionaire investor Samuel Zell …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Caroline Kennedy?  Thanks But No Thanks  —  Everyone seems to be salivating because Caroline Kennedy called David Patterson and is apparently interested in the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.  —  It's a truly terrible idea.  —  Her leadership could have been really helpful …
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James Nash / The Daily Briefing:
Kilroy wins  —  Now it's official: Mary Jo Kilroy will be going to Washington as the first Democrat to represent any part of Franklin County in Congress in a generation.  —  Final vote tallies released this evening by the Franklin County Board of Elections show that Kilroy defeated Republican state …
The Independent:
Mark Penn: The man who blew the presidency  —  Hillary had a huge lead in the polls, and a genius running her team.  So how did ‘The Master of the Message’ get it so wrong?  And will he ever admit his mistakes?  Cole Moreton meets... Mark Penn  —  Hillary Clinton was going to be president.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
EVEN GEORGE WILL.... We've past the point at which this can reasonably be described as foolish.  Now, conservative apoplexy about the non-existent drive to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine,” is just annoying.  George Will, who one might expect to know better, devoted 740 words …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Balloon Juice
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Broadcast ‘Fairness’ Fouls Out
Discussion: Commentary
Julie Henry / Telegraph:
Words associated with Christianity and British history taken out of children's dictionary  —  Words associated with Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been dropped from a leading dictionary for children.  —  Westminster Abbey may be one of Britain's most famous landmarks …
Discussion: Media Blog
Seth Lipsky / New York Times:
Defending a Pardon, Protecting His Power  —  AN outcry is erupting over the role the nominee for attorney general, Eric Holder, played in President Bill Clinton's pardon of financier Marc Rich in 2001.  Both from the left and right, blogs are abubble, energized by news reports that Mr. Holder …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Shelby warns of filibuster of auto bailout  —  With job losses mounting and Detroit's Big Three automakers facing a battle on Capitol Hill over emergency federal aid, President-elect Barack Obama on Sunday predicted more hard times for the U.S. economy before it starts to turn around …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Randy Barnett / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Remembering Pearl Harbor 2008 I write this as I look out my 29th floor hotel room in the direction of Pearl Harbor.  My wife and I came to Oahu, Hawaii to celebrate our 29th anniversary on December 2nd.  Although it is a coincidence that we are still here on December 7th, it still feels eerie.
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Stephen Mihm / Boston Globe:
So, you want to save the economy?  —  All you need is a keyboard and a few good ideas.  Inside the influential new world of econobloggers.  —  DURING THE PANIC of 1907, the nation's most powerful banker, J. P. Morgan, brokered a solution to the crisis behind the closed doors of his personal library in New York City.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Rove planning to ‘name names’ of Bush haters in his new book.»  —  Karl Rove is reportedly one of the key architects overseeing the “Bush legacy project,” predicting that the President will be remembered as a “far-sighted leader.”  In a new interview with Cox News …
Richard A. Clarke / Washington Post:
Plans of Attack  —  Ten young men land a small boat at a quay in a city of 18 million people.  Within minutes of setting ashore, they are throwing grenades and raking crowds with automatic weapons fire.  Days later, almost 200 people are dead, more are wounded, the financial capital of a nation …
Steve Hildebrand / The Huffington Post:
A Message to Obama's Progressive Critics  —  Five short weeks ago, Barack Obama won a decisive victory against John McCain - winning 365 electoral votes to McCain's 162 and winning the popular vote by 9 million - the largest popular vote margin since....  After a strategy of expanding the electoral map …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Open Left
KSLA-TV:
Recount expected in 4th Congressional District Race  —  Updated:  —  SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Minden Physician and Businessman John Fleming got just 356 votes more than Caddo District Attorney Paul Carmouche during Saturday night's election to determine who will be the next representative for Louisiana's 4th Congressional District.
Abdon Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama defends Republic Windows and Doors workers  —  President-elect Barack Obama put himself on the side of the workers at the Republic Windows and Doors factory Sunday:  —  “When it comes to the situation here in Chicago with the workers who are asking for their benefits and payments they have earned …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Guardian:
Revealed: home of Mumbai's gunman in Pakistan village  —  Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai 10 days ago, speculation has been rife about the birthplace of the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab.  India and Pakistan have clashed over reports that he came from the Punjab.
Henry Chu / Los Angeles Times:
Taliban destroys supply trucks  —  More than 150 vehicles carrying equipment bound for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan are blown apart and burned at two terminals in Peshawar, Pakistan.  —  Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan — In one of the largest and most brazen attacks of its kind …
 
 
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