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Retracing Attackers Steps, Clinton to Disclose Donors, Labor Accused of Straying from Enforcement

POSTED: 10:15 AM ET, 12/ 1/2008 by Chris Matthews

Good morning, and welcome to Monday's Daily Read. Feel free to leave comments and please let us know if we missed anything.

Retracing Attackers Steps » Retracing the steps of the Mumbai attackers offers clues as to how a posse of just 10 gunmen brought India's largest city to its knees in a matter of minutes Wednesday night and kept it terrorized until the last shot was fired Saturday afternoon.— Washington Post

Labor Dept. Accused of Straying from Enforcement » The next labor secretary will be taking charge of an agency widely criticized for walking away from its regulatory function across a range of issues, including wage and hour law and workplace safety. — Washington Post

Report Sounds Alarm Over Bioterror » Seven years after the 2001 anthrax attacks, a congressionally ordered study finds a growing threat of biological terrorism and calls for aggressive defenses on par with those used to prevent a terrorist nuclear detonation. — Washington Post

Clinton to Disclose Donors » Government-watchdog groups on Sunday hailed the news that Bill Clinton will disclose the names of contributors to his presidential library as a big stride toward greater transparency in the dealings of former presidents. — USA Today

F.D.A. to Release Report Today » The F.D.A. will release a report today that summarizes what officials call a "hugely ambitious" campaign to reshape its food inspection arm to root out safety hazards using methods including sophisticated software and certifiers from the private sector. — New York Times

Iraq Mercenaries » Mercenaries in Iraq developed their own language and subculture, and they fought their own secret battles under their own rules -- "Big Boy Rules," so-named to distinguish them from the constraints of the military's formal code. — Washington Post

McCaffrey's Military-Industrial-Media Complex » Former Gen. Barry McCaffrey illustrates the complexities of an exclusive club that has quietly flourished at the intersection of network news and wartime commerce. — New York Times

By Chris Matthews |  December 1, 2008; 10:15 AM ET The Daily Read
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