The Note's Must-Reads


"Dan Harris on Mumbai Terror" LINK

"The Roundtable: Cabinet Politics" LINK

"Cyber Monday Dead; Deals Live On" LINK


ABC News' Special Index for the 44th President: LINK

ABC News' John Hendren: "Mumbai Points to Top Obama Challenge" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "'I, Barack Hussein Obama, Do Solemnly Swear...'" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama's Big Test on Education" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama's National Security Team to be Named Monday" LINK

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "Obama-Mania: Tourism Business Booming in Obama's Chicago" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Obama's national security team a diverse mix" LINK

The Christian Science Monitor's Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale: "Black Comedians Adapt to Obama Era: Is 'Angry' Out?" LINK

The Washington Times' Julia Duin: "Orthodox leader seizes own 'Obama moment'" LINK

Newsweek's' Fareed Zakaria: "How to fix the world: Obama's unique opportunity to build global peace" LINK

The New York Times' David E. Sanger: "A Handpicked Team for a Foreign Policy Shift" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "Obama's Choice for U.N. Is Advocate of Strong Action Against Mass Killings" LINK

The New York Times' Sharon Otterman: "Clinton May Face Tough Confirmation Questioning" LINK

The Washington Post's Paul Kane: "Senate Could Give New President Early Legislative Victories" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael A. Fletcher: "Labor Dept. Accused of Straying From Enforcement" LINK

The Washington Post's Al Kamen: "The Cabinet Possibilities Who Are Saying 'No, thanks' (for Now)" LINK

The Washington Times' Armstrong Williams: "Will Obama repeat FDR's mistakes?" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Obama needs to be flexible" LINK

Politico's Gebe Martinez: "Latinos Unhappy with Obama Picks" LINK

Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "James Jones: Obama's National Security Surprise" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Yochi J. Dreazen and Siobhan Gorman: "Obama National-Security Team Set" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath: "Geithner Leaves Fed's Rate Panel" LINK

The Wall Street Journal Capital Journal: "Keeping the Change at Defense" LINK

Boston Globe's Maggie Jackson: "'First mom' has other roles" LINK

Boston Globe's Campus Insider's Tracy Jan and Peter Schworm: "Harvard's loss becomes Obama administration's gain" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Richard Boudreaux, Jeffrey Fleishman and Paul Richter: "Foreseeing a Clinton State Dept., Israelis and Arabs retool their expectations" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Obama's strong-willed national security team" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Chris Cillizza: "Obama's picks challenge party" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "Obama to Name Hillary Clinton His State Pick Tomorrow" LINK

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant: "Obama's Army of E-Mail Backers Gives Him Clout to Sway Congress" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Obama looking for a pick-up basketball spot in Washington" LINK

The Associated Press' Ben Feller: "Liberals to keep pressure on Obama for results" LINK


USA Today's Roger Yu: "Airport Check-in: Inauguration flights added; tops for eateries" LINK

The New York Times' Ian Urbina: "Washington Strains for Inauguration" LINK

The New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "How Lavish Should the Inauguration Be?" LINK


USA Today's Adam Shell: "President-elect Obama's actions perk up stock market" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Chu and Jayne O'Donnell: "Holiday bargains reel in big sales" LINK

USA Today's Sandra Block and Barbara Hagenbaugh: "Economic downturn has more folks stashing their cash" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael A. Hiltzik: "A wealth of ideas for Obama's stimulus program" LINK


The Associated Press: "Biden picks key staff for V.P. office" LINK

2008: ECONOMY:

ABC News' Eric Horng: "Big Three in D.C.: Good, Bad, Ugly" LINK

ABC News' Imaeyan Ibanga: "Cyber Monday Dead, but Plenty of Deals Available Online" LINK

The Associated Press' Anne D'Innocenzio: "Holiday Shopping Season off to Modest Start" LINK

USA Today's Paul Davidson: "As gas prices fall, gas stations' profits actually rise" LINK

The Washington Times' Heather Cobun: "Online retailers are holding their breaths" LINK

The Associated Press: "UAW urges Congress to approve Detroit aid" LINK

The Associated Press' Kelly Olsen: "Asian markets mixed on outlook for China, US" LINK

Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria: "Al Gore on the Michigan bailout" LINK

The New York Times' Louis Uchitelle: "Squeezing the Most From a Stimlus Plan" LINK

The New York Times' Stephanie Rosenbloom: "Deep Discounts Draw Shoppers, but Not Profits" LINK

The New York Times' Bill Vlasic: "Each Player in Big Three to Bring Its Own Plan" LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Paulson: "Clergy Brace For Downturn In Giving" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's James R. Hagerty: "U.S. Rethinks Roles of Fannie, Freddie" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Levitz: "What Do You Do Now?" LINK

Boston Globe Staff's: "Problem-solver" LINK

Boston Globe's Jenn Abelson: "As retailers reel, a call for the liquidators" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Cyndia Zwahlen: "Restoring the flow of credit to entrepreneurs" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Ken Bensinger: "Government coffers feel drop in auto sales" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang: "Black Friday sales gain seen as a one-time gift" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Alana Semuels: "Obnoxious displays of wealth on TV a turn-off for many" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kenneth R. Harney: "Civil rights complaint targets Wall Street rating firms" LINK

Bloomberg's Anthony DiPaola: "OPEC Failure Foretells Decline 10 Years After $10 Oil" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Benjamin: "America Exports Unemployment as Slump Shrinks Consumer Demand" LINK

Bloomberg's Timothy R. Homan: "U.S. Manufacturing Probably Shrank at Fastest Pace in 26 Years" LINK

Bloomberg's William Mellor and Le-Min Lim: "BRIC Shoppers Will 'Rescue World' Says Goldman Sachs Economist" LINK


ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Lugar: 'There Will Be Questions Raised' About Bill Clinton's Foreign Work" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Bill Clinton's New Rules" LINK

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Questions Linger Over Bill Clinton's International Work, Lugar Says" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Hillary Clinton's test at State: How she'll work with Obama" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Clinton turns from Obama critic to top envoy" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "Clinton Flying to Chicago to Join Obama" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "Bill Clinton to Name Donors as Part of Obama Deal" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "Clinton, Obama Seal The Deal" LINK

Politico's Jen Dimascio: "Clinton, Gates May Share Defense Views" LINK

Time Magazine's Staff: "Clinton to Join Obama at Monday Announcement" LINK

The Boston Globe's Klaus Marre: "Lugar praises Obama's national security team" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Activists expect Clinton to propel women's rights" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jill Zuckman: "Sen. Durbin is working through his grief" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "International hot spots will test Hillary Clinton's cool" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth Bazinet: "President-elect Obama to tap Hillary Clinton as secretary of state" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth Bazinet: "Hillary Clinton passed on Appropriations to become Obama's secretary of state" LINK


The New York Daily News' Tina Moore: "'Hardball' host pondering 2010 senate run" LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Campaigns in Ga. Senate runoff try to re-energize voters" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Obama lends his voice to Senate runoff" LINK

The Boston Globe's Bryan Bender: "Homeland Security In Disarray, Officials Warn" LINK

The Boston Globe's Robert Pear: "Labor Dept. Rushes To Enact Rule" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Oliphant: "Chambliss and Martin face Senate runoff in Georgia" LINK

The Associated Press: "Turnout seen as key in runoff for Senate" LINK


The New York Times' Robert Pear: "Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Rule Obama Opposes" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's August Cole: "Air Force Braces for Tighter Budget Amid Crisis" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz: "Free Web Plan Being Pushed by FCC Head" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati: "Seeking a Presidential Pardon? Try Praising the Right to Bear Arms" LINK

The Associated Press: "First lady admits she will mostly 'miss the people'" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey: "Consensus emerging on universal healthcare" LINK


ABC News' Rachel Martin: "Goal Achieved? Attacks Chill Indian-Pakistani Relations" LINK

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Ambassador: Pakistani Government Not Involved in Mumbai Attacks" LINK

The Associated Press' Jenny Barchfield: "India Clears Last Mumbai Siege Site" LINK

The Associated Press' Anne Gearan: "Bush Sends Rice to India in Aftermath of Attacks" LINK

The Washington Times' Pakistan warns India of troop redeployment: "Pakistan warns India of troop redeployment" LINK

Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria: "This Fire Needs to Be Put Out" LINK

Politico's Staff: "Rice Heads To India" LINK

Time Magazine's Madhur Singh: "Angry Mumbai Wants Answers, Changes" LINK

Time Magazine's Aryn Baker: "Mumbai: The Perils of Blaming Pakistan" LINK

Time Magazine's Madhur Singh/Mumbai: "Mumbai: How a South African Security Man Saved 150 Lives" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov, Geeta Anand, Peter Wonacott and Matthew Rosenberg: "India Security Faulted as Survivors Tell of Terror" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jackie Range, Krishna Pokharel and Zahid Hussain: "Pakistani Link Boosts Tensions' LINK

Boston Globe's Somini Sengupta: "India's top security minister resigns" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Magnier: "Systemic failure seen in India's response to attacks" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Josh Meyer and Sebastian Rotella: "Mumbai attacks: Pakistan vows to investigate groups' possible role in Mumbai attacks" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore: "Father, Daughter from U.S. Slain In Mumbai Attack" LINK

Bloomberg's Jay Shankar and Chitra Somayaji: "Mumbai Attack Failures Expose Collapsed Police Force" LINK


Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Palin a GOP Star, But Little Liked By Center" LINK

The Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "For Obama, a chance to push big changes" LINK

The Associated Press' Shannon McCaffrey: "Palin campaigning in Ga. for Sen. Chambliss" LINK


The Associated Press' Jesse Washington: "Is gay the new black? Marriage ban spurs debate" LINK