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9:50 AM ET, November 5, 2008

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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  —  ‘Change has come to America,’ first African-American leader tells country  —  Supporters of Barack Obama celebrate as they await his victory address at Grant Park in Chicago.  —  ‘End of a long journey’  —  Nov. 4: John McCain concedes to Barack Obama …
Washington Post:
Obama Makes History
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
History happens: Obama wins
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Barack Obama, our next 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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Anchorage Daily News:
Stevens-Begich race tightens, Young leads in House race  —  Alaska's race for U.S. Senate is still too close to call, although Sen. Ted Stevens is creeping farther ahead of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich in his bid for a seventh term.  With 72 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night …
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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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Wall Street Journal:
Early Polls Show California's Prop 8 Gaining  —  Early poll results Tuesday night showed California voters leaning toward overturning same-sex marriage in the state in a decision that could impact how the issue plays out elsewhere in the nation.  —  Approval of Proposition 8 would be a stunning upset …
Associated Press:
California exit poll highlights
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
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
 
 
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Jim Tharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
No decision, no majority in Senate race
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Emotional Day Ends in Jubilation for Some, Stoicism for Others
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Analysis: Barack Obama's victory is head-spinning stuff
Discussion: Guardian and Fausta's Blog
Dean Baker / The Huffington Post:
President Obama's Path to Greatness: Health Care As Stimulus
Discussion: The Agonist
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Tom Matzzie / The Huffington Post:
What Obama's Win Means
Scott / Power Line:
TEN THESES ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Memo to Political Commentators for the Next Four Years …
Discussion: Salon