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8:20 PM ET, December 8, 2008

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Los Angeles Times:
Tribune Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection  —  The Chicago company, which owns the L.A. Times and KTLA Channel 5, will stop making interest payments on $12 billion in debt as it attempts to restructure its loans, chairman Sam Zell says.  —  Tribune Co., the owner of the Los Angeles Times …
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Editor and Publisher:
UPDATED: Black Monday — Tribune Co. Files for Bankruptcy
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Breaking News:   Tribune files for bankruptcy
Associated Press:
Court: No review of Obama's eligibility to serve  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
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The Trail / Washington Post:
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Obama Nationality Case  —  The Supreme Court this morning unceremoniously declined to hear an emergency appeal from a man who claimed President-elect Barack Obama is not qualified for the presidency because he is not a “natural-born” citizen.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
RICE TO HOST HRC TONIGHT  —  From NBC's Libby Leist  —  Two of the most powerful women in the world will meet for dinner tonight when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hosts Hillary Clinton for dinner at Rice's Watergate apartment, State Department transition sources tell NBC News.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Helene Cooper / The Caucus:
Clinton to Dine With Condoleezza Rice
Discussion: TIME.com
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Rice: ‘The American people are wise in wanting change’ from Bush.»
Discussion: Brian Beutler
David Carr / New York Times:
Stoking Fear Everywhere You Look  —  With unemployment figures beginning to resemble a mushroom cloud and the Fed running out of card tricks, I told a friend we were going to spend the weekend at my house making hard choices — scrutinizing every expense, eliminating spending where we could and downsizing at every turn.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
In Defense Of Sarah Palin  —  Will, a loyal Dish reader, writes: … I agree.  While signing off, Andrew mentioned the months long argument he and I have had with regard to Sarah Palin's fifth child.  I am the only other person who has read all the obstetrician interviews …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Sen. Weingarten?!  (Updated)  —  While media attention has been focused since last week on speculation that Caroline Kennedy is interested in replacing Hillary Clinton in the US Senate, a new name that is sure to raise some eyebrows popped up today: Teachers union honcho Randi Weingarten.
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Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
PATERSON COOL ON CAROLINE
Diana Scholl / New York Magazine:
Senator Nanny?  Fran Wants It!  —  Appoint her, or she'll run.  —  Fran Drescher wants to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.  She says she's qualified.  “I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat,” she said at a party for Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven at that restaurant on December 3.
Andrew O. Selsky / Associated Press:
Confessions throw Gitmo 9/11 trials into confusion  —  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said Monday he will confess to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, throwing his death-penalty trial into disarray and shocking victims' relatives who watched from behind a glass partition.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Michelle Malkin:   Report: 9/11 suspects will confess guilt at Gitmo
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Search for missing ballots called off  —  The missing 133 ballots in a Minneapolis precinct are going to stay missing - at least for now.  —  City spokesman Matt Laible said today that officials had suspended the search for the ballots that began after they turned up missing in the waning hours of last week's U.S. Senate recount.
Discussion: TPM Election Central and MyDD
ABCNEWS:
Watch: Rev. Wright TV Ad That McCain Would Not Run  —  30-second Spot on Obama's Pastor Was Ready to Air, Would It Have Made a Difference?  —  Even as his campaign fell far behind in the polls, Sen. John McCain refused to authorize the use of a fully-produced 30-second television commercial …
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Maureen O'Donnell / Chicago Sun Times:
Wright: Obama made ‘bad’ choice to distance self, but it's ok
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Frank predicts second auto bailout in March  —  Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that the incoming Obama administration will likely explore a second, long-term bailout of automakers next March while saying an agreement on the first is nearly complete.  —  The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee …
Discussion: Fausta's Blog, Hot Air and RedState
Lisa Miller / Newsweek:
Our Mutual Joy  —  Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture.  But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.  —  From the magazine issue dated Dec 15, 2008  —  Let's try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does.
The Politico:
Liberals voice concerns about Obama  —  Liberals are growing increasingly nervous - and some just flat-out angry - that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.  —  Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil.
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama: Don't stock up on guns  —  As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.  —  “I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment,” Obama said at a news conference.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Out of the Cabinet — Where Do They Land?  —  What's next for (clockwise from top) Chuck Hagel, Kathleen Sebelius, Tim Kaine and John Kerry now that a spot in the Obama Cabinet seems unlikely?  —  The clamor among Democratic office-holders to be a part of President-elect Barack Obama's Administration …
Patterico's Pontifications:
L.A. Times Publishes Article About Kozinski's Joke E-Mail List  —  At the L.A. Times, Scott Glover today publishes a story titled Federal judge e-mailed jokes to ‘gag list’: … The article strikes me as a stretch.  Everyone knows people who send around silly and tasteless jokes.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Althouse and Reason
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
At Last: Pulitzer Prizes Expand to Include Web-Only News Outlets  —  NEW YORK For the first time, the Pulitzer Prizes will accept submissions from online-only news outlets, but require that they be “text-based” submissions from news organizations that are updated at least weekly and include original reporting.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Romney paves way for possible '12 run  —  Bulk of PAC fund goes for political ambitions  —  “It is more essential than ever that conservative candidates and organizations have the resources they need to get their message out to voters.”  - Republican Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.
J. Bradford DeLong / Cato Unbound:
Liquidity, Default, Risk  —  Our fourth and final anatomist, J. Bradford DeLong, notes that “in the past two years the wealth that is the global capital stock has fallen in value from $80 trillion to $60 trillion,” and lays out five reasons why this value might fluctuate.  “Savings has not fallen through the floor.
 
 
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Grant Schulte / USA Today:
Iowa high court to hear gay-marriage case
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NEW FACES  —  I talked to a reporter today who's writing …
The Smoking Gun:
Iraqi Carnage Detailed
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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Auto Bailout Deal Advances as Democrats Offer Draft Bill
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Washington Wire:
Mayors Ask Congress for Money — But Please Don't Call It a ‘Bailout’
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