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2:45 PM ET, November 7, 2012

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New York Times:
Divided U.S. Gives Obama More Time  —  Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as a divided nation voted to give him more time.
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
COURAGE FOR THE LONG WAR AHEAD  —  On November 6, the people of the United States rejected President Barack Obama.  And re-elected him to a second term in office.  —  Though Obama failed to win a majority in the popular vote—and may even have lost the popular vote outright …
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
With A Deep Sadness And No LIttle Fear
BuzzFeed:
Welcome To Liberal America  —  Barack Obama, gay marriage, weed, and a new focus on climate change.  This is the country, and the Republican Party has to adapt.  —  Image by John Gress / Reuters  —  President Barack Obama's sweeping victory in the 2012 election, his party's wide win in the Senate …
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Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching: ‘Too old, too white, too male’?  —  BOSTON — President Barack Obama's thrashing of Mitt Romney exposed glaring structural weaknesses in the GOP that will shut the Republicans out of the White House until they find a way to appeal to a rapidly changing America.
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First Thoughts: Obama's demographic edge
Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption  —  Dark thoughts on the meaning of a catastrophic election.  —  GAHANNA, Ohio — Late Tuesday night, the pundits on TV began jabbering incomprehensibly along the lines of, “What does it mean?”  —  The American people — or, at the very least …
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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Rep. Allen West's race still undecided  —  Florida Rep. Allen West's bid for reelection remained too close to call on Wednesday, as the tea party Republican trailed his Democratic opponent by fewer than 3,000 votes.  —  Patrick Murphy has 160,328 votes, or 50.4 percent, to West's 157,782 votes …
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Tea Party favorite West calls for a recount
Discussion: National Review
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File  —  Nate Silver was right.  His ideological antagonists were wrong.  And that's just the beginning of the right's self-created information disadvantage.  —  Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, “What went wrong?” …
The Atlantic Wire:
The Sad Faces of Fox News on Election Night  —  The early election returns and exit polls had little good news for Mitt Romney, and you could see it on the Fox News election team's faces.  The reporters and pundits were not uniformly dejected, with Megyn Kelly sounding mostly like a regular reporter …
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly: ‘The white establishment is now the minority’
Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
Colorado and Washington Have Legalized Marijuana.  What Now?  —  As Mike Riggs noted earlier tonight, voters have approved marijuana legalization measures in Colorado and Washington—an unprecedented change that could help lead our country away from the unjust, cruel …
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Begun, These Marijuana Wars Have
Discussion: CNN, The Fix and Mother Jones
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A big night for Democrats and liberals  —  To appreciate the magnitude of the victory Barack Obama and Democrats won tonight, think back to what the political landscape looked like in the spring.  The Supreme Court appeared ready to strike down Obamacare, the President's signature domestic achievement.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republicans Bet Everything, and Obama Won It All
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Yes, Obama Won a Mandate
CNN:
Transcript: Obama's victory speech  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered remarks Wednesday in Chicago.  Read below for a transcript of Obama's remarks.  —  OBAMA: Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  —  Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:   Obama's victory speech: Behind the return of the president's rhetoric
Wall Street Journal:
Hope Over Experience  —  A divided country gives Obama a second chance.  —  President Obama won one of the narrower re-elections in modern times Tuesday, eking out a second term with a fraction of his 7.3% margin of 2008, in a polarized country with the opposition GOP retaining and still dominating the House.
Paul Krugman:
The Real Real America  —  So, for a while there during the campaign it seemed very iffy.  But in the end, discipline and being on the right side of the issues prevailed.  Yes, Elizabeth Warren won!  —  Oh, and that guy Obama too.  —  Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup …
Politico:
Ryan returns to House: What next?  —  Rep. Paul Ryan thinks he can go home again.  —  After a break with his family, the Wisconsin Republican will return to the Capitol to continue “his responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's First Congressional District …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Paul Ryan ‘proud’ of campaign, ‘looking forward’ to DC return
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
'Now I'm Going to Offer You a Hamburger'  —  I'm traveling overseas, so posting will be light, but a few quick things:  —  1) I want to play poker with Sheldon Adelson.  —  2) The Atlantic has excellent post-election coverage.  You should read it all.  —  3) I asked Ron Brownstein via Twitter …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Chris Matthews: “I'm So Glad We Had That Storm Last Week”  —  CHRIS MATTHEWS: I am so proud of the country.  To reelect this president and overcoming — not because of the partisanship or even the policies.  Here's an African-American guy with an unusual background — part immigrant background …
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
I was wrong-where it counted … The results are in and I was wrong when I predicted that Mitt Romney would win 315 electoral votes.  For those of you who sent in nasty emails and for those who sent in reasoned arguments that I was wrong, please be assured that I will be on a diet of crow for some time.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Jon Tester triumphs over Rehberg in Mont.  —  Montana Sen. Jon Tester has defeated Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg to win a second term — another Democratic Senate triumph in a conservative-leaning Mountain state.  —  With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Tester had 48.8 percent to 44.7 percent for Rehberg.
Discussion: Mother Jones and The PJ Tatler
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Matt Gouras / Associated Press:
Tester wins re-election, defeats Rehberg
Discussion: Hit & Run
Lornet Turnbull / The Seattle Times:
Gay-marriage measure passing in initial returns  —  In a record night for same-sex marriage, Washington's Referendum 74 appeared to be winning approval, echoing voter support in two of the...  In a record night for same-sex marriage, Washington's Referendum 74 appeared to be winning approval …
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Ashley Fetters / The Atlantic Online:
Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot for the First Time in American History
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In Boston, stunned Romney supporters struggle to explain defeat  —  More Photos Related Videos Popular in Politics  —  BOSTON — About an hour after Mitt Romney delivered his brief, graceful concession speech at the Boston Convention Center, a group of his top aides — Beth Myers …
Kyle Leighton / Talking Points Memo:
Fordham Study: Public Policy Polling Deemed Most Accurate National Pollster In 2012  —  Fordham University has published a ranking of the most accurate pollsters of the 2012 in terms of national trends, and (both) top spots were held by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, the North Carolina-based firm.
BuzzFeed:
The Sasha And Malia Obama Aging Timeline  —  Watch them grow up before your eyes.  —  August 2004.  —  Source: Getty Images  —  November 2004.  —  Source: Getty Images  —  November 2004.  —  Source: Getty Images  —  January 2005.  —  Source: Getty Images  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
GOP retakes state Senate and full control of state government  —  By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - Republicans recaptured the state Senate on Tuesday, once again giving them the complete control of state government that they used to enact sweeping changes in the last legislative session.
 
 
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Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Women In Senate: 2012 Election Ushers In Historic Number Of Female Senators
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Dennis Romboy / Deseret News:
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Daniel W. Drezner:
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Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
If Mitt Romney had lost the election solely because of Ohio …
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