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10:35 AM ET, November 14, 2010

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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says  —  WASHINGTON — A secret history of the United States government's Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?  —  IN the aftermath of the Great Democratic Shellacking of 2010, one election night subplot quickly receded into the footnotes: the drubbing received by very wealthy Americans, most of them Republican, who tried to buy Senate seats and governor's mansions.
New York Times:
Try Something Hard: Governing  —  Many Americans who voted this fall expressed a deep mistrust of government.  House Republicans' triumphalist vows to tie up the Obama administration with nonstop investigations and obstructionist budget crimping are not going to allay those voters' concerns — or solve any of the country's problems.
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama to push Senate on START
Discussion: FrumForum
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:   Obama assures Medvedev START will get ‘done’ in lame-duck
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi offers Clyburn ‘assistant leader’ title in leadership peace bid  —  Trying to resolve a dispute among her top lieutenants, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Saturday that she will offer Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) the newly created position of “assistant leader,” calling the No. 3 leadership position.
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Online NewsHour:
Shields and Brooks on Tax Cuts, Debt, Lame-Duck Congress, Bush Book
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi creates new leadership post for Clyburn in bid …
Discussion: CNN and Politics Daily
Los Angeles Times:
Economists weigh in: Can the economy be saved?  —  (Illustration by Anthony Russo / For The Times)  —  It has been more than two years since the financial and economic crash of 2008.  Since then, many things have improved, and the U.S. economy is officially out of recession.  But many Americans are still hurting.
Discussion: FrumForum
Traci McMillan / Bloomberg:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Mastermind, Unlikely to Have Trial, Post Says  —  The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may remain behind bars without trial indefinitely because of disagreement over his trial location, according to the Washington Post.
New York Post:
Rangel ‘raided’ PACs for 393G  —  Tweet  —  Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense.  —  Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year.
Discussion: RedState and Wall Street Journal
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Tea party groups have wide range of goals for new champions in Congress  —  South Carolina tea party activist Sunny O'Donovan plans to travel to Washington in January to personally witness the swearing-in of her new congressman, Jeff Duncan, who was elected with the backing of several tea party groups.
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
A Journey From Lawmaker to Lobbyist and Back  —  WASHINGTON — When Cooper Industries, a century-old manufacturing company based in Texas, moved its headquarters to Bermuda to slash its American income tax bill, it had to turn to a Washington insider with extraordinary contacts to soothe a seething Congress.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nina Mandell / NY Daily News:
Cindy McCain tweets support of John McCain's standing on Don't Ask Don't Tell, despite recent video  —  Cindy McCain announced that she is against the repeal of “Don't ask, don't tell” one day after she appeared in a video where she lends her support to end the ban on gays openly serving in the military.
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Sean Rayment / Telegraph:
Britain's top soldier says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten  —  The new head of Britain's armed forces, Gen Sir David Richards, has warned that the West cannot defeat al-Qaeda and militant Islam.  —  He said defeating Islamist militancy was “unnecessary and would never be achieved”.
Discussion: FrumForum, Weasel Zippers and Raw Story
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Missouri Dem warns McCaskill against ‘disloyalty’ to Obama  —  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) warned Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) of “disloyalty” to President Obama if she should seek to distance herself from the White House in her re-election campaign.  —  Cleaver, who's seen as the likely next leader …
Discussion: Sun Herald and Weasel Zippers
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
After Party's Rout, a Blue Dog Won't Back Down  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — After a junior year in which he almost won the Heisman Trophy, Heath Shuler was picked in the first round of the 1994 National Football League draft by the Washington Redskins.  In fewer than two seasons …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
BBC:
Burma releases pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi  —  The BBC's correspondent in Rangoon witnessed Aung San Suu Kyi's release  —  The Burmese military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest.  —  Appearing outside her home in Rangoon …
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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Taking Aim at the Mortgage Tax Break
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Nicer Emanuel woos Chicago voters
Discussion: CNN