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Liberals Voice Concerns About Obama
Politico | Progressives worry that the Obama they thought they were backing during the primaries is little in evidence so far during the transition.
A Message to Obama's Progressive CriticsSteve Hildebrand - The Huffington Post | Obama's former deputy campaign manager tries to soothe emerging tensions with the base, warning that with the grave problems the nation is facing, "This is not a time for the left wing of our Party to draw conclusions about the Cabinet and White House appointments that President-Elect Obama is making."
Mark Penn: The Man Who Blew the PresidencyThe Independent | Giving Penn the Russert treatment in an one-on-one and then writing it up like Rolling Stone, Moreton writes, "So what if he blew it? He's big enough and ugly enough (and rich enough) to take it."
GOP Winning at Appellate LevelWashington Post | A fascinating look at how ideological legal battles are playing out below the level of the Supreme Court, as Republican-appointed majorities now dominate on 10 of the 12 appellate courts nationwide.