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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is set to depart for Mumbai at the behest of President George W. Bush to gain insights into the horrific attacks of the last three days.

From today’s New York Times: “In a time-honored tradition of American democracy, Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will receive a tour of their new home from Mr. Bush and the first lady, Laura Bush. Then the men will split off to begin the formal transfer of power.”