December 2nd, 2008
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday Dec. 2nd, 2008

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CNN: Clinton wants to be part of Obama's 'exciting adventure'
Sen. Hillary Clinton decided to join her one-time rival's team because she wanted to be part of the "greatest adventure of our century," she said Monday after President-elect Barack Obama named her as his nominee for secretary of state.

CNN: Palin makes a Peach State sweep for GOP senator
The Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential nominee was back on the campaign trail Monday, teaming up with Sen. Saxby Chambliss at four campaign events in Georgia, the last full day of campaigning before Tuesday's Senate runoff election in the state.

CNN: Commentary: How U.S. should respond to Mumbai attacks
A captured suspect in the Mumbai attacks has told police that he is Pakistani, Indian officials say. CNN's sister station, CNN-IBN, reports that the alleged terrorist said he was trained by Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a Pakistan-based terror group that opposes India over the disputed Kashmir region.

CNN: Limbaugh calls Obama's selection of Clinton 'a brilliant stroke'
Rush Limbaugh seems to have given Hillary Clinton his stamp of approval for the second time this year.

CNN: Gen. Jim Jones talks about achieving consensus
The new National Security advisor, Gen. Jim Jones, says the challenge he will face in working with high-profile Cabinet members — including the new secretary of state, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates — will be to achieve consensus among the disparate members of President-elect Barack Obama's national security team.

CNN: A prospective nominee, Clinton steps up calls to Capitol Hill
Sen. Hillary Clinton touched down in Chicago Monday and started working the phones – even before the official announcement she'd been nominated as Secretary of State — to inform key figures of the pending announcement, and tell them she looks forward to confirmation and working with them in the future, according to a source in Clinton’s Senate office.

CNN: Bush says some voters backed Obama ‘because of me’
President Bush told an interviewer that his presidency may have helped Barack Obama win the White House.

CNN: Obama again praises Bush's AIDS relief efforts
President-Elect Barack Obama offered praise for at least one aspect of President Bush’s foreign policy Monday, during videotaped remarks to the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health hosted by Pastor Rick Warren.

Washington Times: Scholar: Congressional exhibits too liberal
Plenty of critics have accused Congress of forgetting the Constitution from time to time.

San Francisco Chronicle: Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency
With time and money running out for California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency Monday and called legislators into a new special session that won't end until they agree on a way to trim the state's $11.2 billion budget deficit.

Chicago Tribune: Durbin to Bush: Commute Ryan sentence
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said today he is sending a letter to President George W. Bush urging him to commute the federal corruption sentence of former Republican Gov. George Ryan to time served in prison.

Politico: Obama donors help cover transition cost
Barack Obama’s major fundraisers are picking up a big chunk of his transition tab, as at least 38 campaign bundlers contributed $190,000 of the nearly $1.17 million raised through mid-November.


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