Continuing our new tradition, we present you with "Friday roundup," our picks of some of the most interesting reads from around the Web:
Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, send their condolences to American victims in the Mumbai attacks.
Steve Clemons, from the Washington Note, hypothesizes that Robert Gates agreed to stay on as secretary of Defense because he has serious plans for progress in the Middle East.
Politico profiles Jill Biden and notes that her husband, Joe, sure has been quiet lately.
Joe Lieberman does an about-face and says some really nice things about Barack Obama.
So does Karl Rove!
The Times' Cynthia Dizikes writes about the lucky fate of the turkeys who were pardoned by President George W. Bush on Thanksgiving (see video below for more).
The Washington Post thinks Obama memorabilia just might be the solution we need to fix the battered economy.
Mike Dorning and Jim Tankersley of the Times' Washington Bureau point out that with Obama as an ally in the White House, there will probably be a renaissance of liberal groups in Washington.
The Atlantic's Mike Memoli peers into the political future.
-- Kate Linthicum