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Forbes:
Full Text: Obama's Victory Speech  —  Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery  —  If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time …
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Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Obama elected 44th president
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Coleman vs. Franken: Recount looms  —  Minnesotans likely will have to wait for a winner in the U.S. Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.  —  One of the most bitter U.S. Senate races in Minnesota history continued to grind on early this morning, with Republican Sen. Norm Coleman …
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Fox News:
Coleman Edges Franken in Minnesota Senate Race
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Nitya / Political Punch:
Obama Offers Rahm Emanuel Job of White House Chief of Staff  —  ABC News has learned that President-elect Obama has offered the White House chief of staff job to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.  —  Emanuel, a knowledgeable source tells ABC News, has not yet given his answer.
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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Stevens leads Begich by thin margin  —  Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was leading challenger Mark Begich with most of the election returns in hand Tuesday night, despite being found guilty of seven felonies and polls showing him in deep trouble.  —  With more than 80 percent of the precincts reporting …
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Jennifer Brown / Denver Post:
Musgrave unseated by Markey
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Los Angeles Times:
Gay marriage ban leading  —  Possible passage of Prop.8 throws thousands of same-sex unions into doubt.  —  A measure to once again ban gay marriage in California led Tuesday, throwing into doubt the unions of an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who wed during the last 4 1/2 months.
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Associated Press:
California exit poll highlights
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
Battle over same-sex marriage ending
Discussion: PoliGazette
Michelle Malkin:
Gird your loins, conservatives  —  There is no time to lick wounds, point fingers, and wallow in post-election mud.  —  I'm getting a lot of moan-y, sad-face “What do we do now, Michelle?” e-mails.  —  What do we do now?  We do what we've always done.  —  We stand up for our principles …
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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:   Looking for a Post-Election Republican Agenda?:
Nidal al-Mughrabi / Reuters:
Israel-Hamas violence disrupts Gaza truce  —  GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas fired dozens of rockets at Israel on Wednesday after Israeli forces killed six Palestinian militants in an eruption of violence that disrupted a four-month-old truce along the Gaza frontier.
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Yaakov Lappin / Associated Press:
Israel: We are committed to cease-fire
Discussion: Mere Rhetoric and Israel Matzav
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
After a Night of Illusions, Television Records Reality  —  Just as one day was giving way to another, Barack Obama appeared before thousands of cheering supporters in Chicago's Grant Park and said, “Change has come to America” — which naturally made them cheer all the louder.
Discussion: Argghhh!
Andy Barr / The Politico:
2008 turnout shatters all records  —  More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.  —  With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Sour Loser  —  Just watched Wonder Boy's speech.  Hmph.  “Callused hands?”  When did he ever have callused hands?  —  All right, I'm sour.  The most liberal member of the U.S. Senate!  And that shakedown-artist of a wife, with the permanent frown!  And Joe Biden! ...  I'm sour about the GOP too.
Discussion: Vox Popoli and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Analysis: Barack Obama's victory is head-spinning stuff  —  Two years ago Barack Obama identified that the overwhelming sentiment in this election would be a desire for change  —  The American people yesterday demonstrated once again their unique capacity for self-renewal by electing …
Discussion: Guardian and Fausta's Blog
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Exit polls: How Obama won  —  Barack Obama, who will be the nation's first African-American president, won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976 amid a backdrop of economic anxiety unseen in at least a quarter-century, according to exit polls …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jeff Flake / Washington Post:
A Way Out of the Wilderness  —  Well, we Republicans have just made history.  Not the type of history we wanted to make, mind you, but history nonetheless.  Not only did we lose the White House but, after losing our House and Senate majorities in 2006, we followed it up last night with even steeper losses in Congress.
Discussion: Climate Progress
 
 
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No decision, no majority in Senate race
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