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The First Week has a summary of President Obama's first week in office. Along with the expected quick move to close Guantanamo and address the economic crisis, the article highlights some moves to counter the failings of the Bush 43 administration that didn't get as much media coverage.

And So It Begins

It, of course, being the presidency of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. View the video of the inaugural address right here, after the jump.

Bettencourt to Resign

Recently reelected Houston tax assessor-collector Paul Bettencourt has announced that he will be resigning his position for a "private business venture."

GA Called For Chambliss

The AP has called the Georgia Senate race for incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss, currently standing at 59/41 with 84% of precincts reporting. Lower-than-average voter turnout in Fulton County along with comparatively strong Republican turnout across the board seems to have been the determining factor in Chambliss' victory.

Early Results in the GA Senate Race

With a little over half the vote in, Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss leads the Democratic challenger, Jim Martin, by a roughly 60/40 margin. Still largely outstanding are Atlanta's Fulton and DeKalb counties, which are likely to erase a large part of Chambliss' lead; they are the two most populous counties in Georgia, and Fulton County went 2-to-1 and DeKalb nearly 4-to-1 for Martin in the general election.

Liberals Love America

I know I said we'd be taking Thanksgiving off, but I was sent an article by email that I wanted to share with you to save you a bit of grief at the dinner table -- and, perhaps, remind us of what we have to be thankful for as Americans.

The R Word

Is anyone out there still saying we might not be in a recession? Because the evidence isn't looking too rosy for that viewpoint.

Franken By 27?

Who does regression analysis on a recount, for goodness' sake?

Former AG Jim Mattox Dies, 65

Former congressman and Texas attorney general Jim Mattox passed away last night, the Chronicle reports.

Limbaugh: "The Game Has Begun"

Yes, they've already started up the slime machine. It's never too early to lie about the next Democratic administration, after all.

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