FROM THE BLOGS:
The $700 Billion Stick-Up - Amanda Carpenter, Townhall
Surprise! Banks Deceptive About Loans - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
The 2008 Daily Dish Awards - Andrew Sullivan
Asking the Right Questions - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Shoe-Thrower Claims Torture - John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Viva Las Vegas? - David Sirota, Open Left
Expanding Rights, Even for Bigots - Matt Welch, Hit & Run
Blago & Political Commodification - P.M. Carpenter, BuzzFlash
USA Today Oozes Over Mrs. Obama - Tim Graham, Newsbusters
Dissin' Detroit - Dennis Sanders, The Moderate Voice

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Pipeline Shuts Off for Stevens Lobbyists - New York Times
Trade Barriers Toughen With Global Slump - Washington Post
Obama Sets Fast Pace for Transition - Wall Street Journal
With Aid, Michigan Moves to Next Challenge - Detroit Free Press