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Obama Announces HUD Pick

[youtube=] In his weekly radio/video address, the president-elect says he'll nominate New York City Housing Commissioner Shaun Donovan to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also addresses continued bad news on the economy. Click above to watch and read text here. For more on Shaun Donovan-- click here.       

Report: Obama Team Considering Far Larger Stimulus

WSJ: Final plan may total up to $1 trillion over two years, as economy continues deteriorating. Obama to be briefed by his economic team next week. Insider: "Every day there's a new bad number."      

Report: Emanuel Gave Blago Reps List of "Acceptable" Senators

Chicago Tribune: Emanuel delivered list of potential Senate replacements "acceptable" to Obama, including Jarrett, Duckworth, Schakowsky, Madigan. Emanuel, others in Obama's team have not been accused of wrongdoing in the Blagojevich probe. Plus: Blagojevich finishes workweek at a Chicago federal courthouse.       

Gates to Foreign Leaders: Don't Test Obama

Speaking in the middle east, the defense secretary says: "Anyone who thought that the upcoming months might present opportunities to 'test' the new president would be sorely mistaken." Adds: "President Obama and his national security team, myself included, will be ready to defend the interests of the United States and our friends and allies from the moment [...]

End May Be in Sight in Minnesota

Pivotal 1,500 absentee ballots may be tallied by late next week.      

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Meanwhile At Harvard. . .

The campaign managers chat.       

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