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10:40 AM ET, December 9, 2008

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Chicago Breaking News:
Source: Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody  —  A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning.  The U.S. attorney's office would not confirm the information.  —  A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware of the development.
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Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich's Senate selection process investigated  —  Federal probe widens to Obama's vacant seat  —  UPDATE: Source: Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody  —  A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning.
MSNBC:
Ill. governor arrested on corruption charges  —  Feds: Blagojevich sought to profit from choosing Obama's Senate successor  —  WASHINGTON - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator …
Discussion: Swampland
WBBM-TV:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich Arrested On Federal Charges  —  CHICAGO (CBS) ― Authorities in Chicago have arrested Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal charges.  —  U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Randall Samborn says both Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
For Bush's staff, upbeat talking points on his tenure  —  Administration officials get a memo from the White House suggesting what to say about the last eight years: President Bush upheld ‘the honor and the dignity of his office,’ for one.  —  Reporting from Washington …
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Cracks appear in Obama foreign policy team … WASHINGTON (AP) - The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama's foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department.
Discussion: RedState and Babalu Blog
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
The Bill Clinton loopholes
Discussion: TIME.com
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
Breitbart's big, red Hollywood  —  After playing supporting roles to big names in media and politics, Andrew Breitbart is poised to become the protagonist in his own story.  —  The publisher of the online news aggregator Breitbart.com helped launch and run two of today's most influential media …
Discussion: Power Line and Don Surber
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — With six weeks before taking office, President-elect Barack Obama is having one heck of a honeymoon, a new national poll suggests.  —  Nearly eight in 10 Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey …
The Politico:
Boehner: Future of GOP is Cao  —  One week ago, most Republicans had never heard of Anh “Joseph” Cao.  Those who were aware he was challenging Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) thought he had almost no chance of winning.  Not a single Republican in the state's congressional delegation donated to his campaign.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Cao's Upset of Rep. Jefferson in Louisiana Gives Republicans a New Hero
Discussion: TIME.com and Real Clear Politics
Kari Lydersen / Washington Post:
Illinois Governor Supports Workers Occupying Closed Chicago Factory  —  Workers occupying a Chicago factory that closed abruptly last week gained a significant political ally Monday in their fight to receive back benefits, when Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) ordered state agencies …
Discussion: Bark Bark Woof Woof
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Greg Hitt / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Could Take Stakes in Big 3  —  Bailout Plan Gives Government Warrants in Exchange for Loans; Passage Uncertain  —  WASHINGTON — Congress and the White House inched toward a financial rescue of the Big Three auto makers, negotiating legislation that would give the U.S. government …
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Linda Hirshman / New York Times:
Where Are the New Jobs for Women?  —  BARACK OBAMA has announced a plan to stimulate the economy by creating 2.5 million jobs over the next two years.  He intends to use the opportunity to make good on two campaign promises — to invest in road and bridge maintenance and school repair …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The media's disingenuous failure to state the obvious.  —  The obvious is sometimes the most difficult thing to discern, and few things are more amusing than the efforts of our journals of record to keep “open” minds about the self-evident, and thus to create mysteries when the real task of reportage is to dispel them.
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Kennedy Is Said to Be Politicking for His Niece  —  While Caroline Kennedy is maintaining her public silence about whether she wishes to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton, her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, has been working behind the scenes on her behalf, according to Democratic aides.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Washington Takes Risks With Its Auto Bailout Plans  —  WASHINGTON — When President-elect Barack Obama talked on Sunday about realigning the American automobile industry he was quick to offer a caution, lest he sound more like the incoming leader of France, or perhaps Japan.
Heritage Foundation:
UAW Workers Actually Cost the Big Three Automakers $70 an Hour  —  The United Auto Workers (UAW) wants Congress to bail out General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler to prevent their undergoing restructuring in bankruptcy proceedings.  In bankruptcy, a judge could order union contracts to be renegotiated to reflect competitive realities.
Discussion: RedState and Betsy's Page
Nick Taylor / New York Times:
F.D.R. Knew How to Spend Carefully  —  THE plan by Barack Obama to attack unemployment by putting people to work on roads, bridges, schools and new energy projects sounds like a version of the New Deal's Works Progress Administration.  If Franklin D. Roosevelt is Mr. Obama's model …
Discussion: TalkLeft and LewRockwell.com Blog
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Did Democrats peak too early?  —  Did the Democrats' exile end too soon?  —  That may be a question that nags at more than a few party activists once all the partying is done.  —  Democrats have clearly come a long way in rebuilding their party infrastructure since falling from power in the late 1990s.
Discussion: The Swamp
Megan McArdle:
Schadenfreude  —  Publius accuses me of schadenfreude about liberal discomfiture with Obama's appointments.  Schadenfreude?  I supported the guy for president.  I would personally be pleased to see Ingrid Newkirk appointed to head the USDA.  —  I belong to another small movement …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Critiquing The Obama Administration  —  As someone who was criticized for railing against the idea of John Brennan as a potential head of the CIA (I also find the idea of Michael Hayden as DNI intolerable), I do find it ironic that by and large, I am quite comfortable, pleased even, with the makeup of the incoming Obama Administration.
Discussion: Open Left and New York Times
Guardian:
Oil giants could soon face lawsuits over climate, says Oxford University scientist  —  People affected by worsening storms, heatwaves and floods could soon be able to sue the oil and power companies they blame for global warming, a leading climate expert has said.
 
 
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New York Post:
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