Two Obama aides say he's leaning toward Gates for defense, WSJ reports.

NYT says Obama urged Bush yesterday to aid Detroit.

President-elect plans aggressive strategy to seize bin Laden, WaPo reports.

Politico discusses Obama and Hillary Clinton's often tense relationship.

Richard Cohen says Al Gore should head the State Department.

Valerie Jarrett squashes rumors that she'd take Obama's Senate seat.

In Fox interview, Palin says faith will determine if she runs in 2012.

David Brooks discusses the ideological schism in the GOP.

Salon profiles the "elusive" but "impressive" Obama transition team.

--Seyward Darby