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8:40 AM ET, November 7, 2012

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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters  —  (CNN) - What issues are on voters' minds?  —  The exit polls give some insights.  — Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker  — Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana  —  Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly pulled off a stunning upset over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race — a battle that the GOP thought was a sure win until the final days of the campaign.  —  With more than 60 percent …
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
President Obama's Success
Discussion: Guardian, Vox Popoli and Sky Dancing
Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Big gains for women in 2012
Discussion: Guardian, ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue
Discussion: Politico
Fox News:
Republicans keep House, as Democrats close to locking down Senate majority
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Dan Merica / CNN:
Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Exit poll show voters lean toward GOP compared to 2008
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Emily Schultheis / Politico:   Exit polls 2012: Voters blame George W. Bush
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
New York Times:
Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds  —  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 the nation voted …
Matt Ferner / The Huffington Post:
Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Denver News, Polls, Smoking, Video, 420, Marijuana, Colorado Amendment 64, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Colorado Marijuana Legalization, Colorado Politics, Denver Colorado, Legal Weed, Marijuana, Marijuana, Denver News
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Raquel Villanueva / KUSA-TV:
Colorado voters pass pot legalization with Amendment 64
CNN:   Colorado, Washington pass marijuana legalization; Oregon says no
Chelsea Conaboy / Boston Globe:
Massachusetts voters approve ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot: (INTERACTIVE RESULTS)
Discussion: EconLog
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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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly: ‘The white establishment is now the minority’  —  Fox News's Bill O'Reilly said tonight that if President Barack Obama wins re-election, it's because the demographics of the country have changed and “it's not a traditional America anymore.”  —  “The white establishment is now the minority,” O'Reilly said.
Discussion: CNN
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching: ‘Too old, too white, too male’?
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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 …
Discussion: TCPalm.com and Outside the Beltway
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Rep. Allen West loses reelection  —  Freshman Republican Allen West (Fla.) lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy in one of the closest, nastiest races in the nation, according to MSNBC election projections.  —  Despite outraising Murphy nearly 5-1 and launching biting attacks on the Democrat …
John Lantigua / Palm Beach Post:   West, Murphy race too close to call
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
Karl Rove Freaks Out About Fox News Calling The Election For Obama  —  “We've got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 vote separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count.”
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The Huffington Post:
Fox News, Karl Rove Argue With Network About Whether Obama Won Ohio (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Fox News, Video, Chris Wallace, Romney Campaign, Chris Wallace Fox News, Fox News Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney Contest Election, Mitt Romney Fox News, Romney Campaign Contest Election, Romney Campaign Fox News, Media News
Michelle Malkin:
Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall  —  Ohio has been called for Barack Obama.  Iowa went for Obama.  Colorado went for Obama.  Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don't look good, either.  The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call.
Discussion: American Power
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney concedes race for the White House  —  BOSTON —Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election early Wednesday morning in a brief address to supporters in Boston.  —  Romney told a subdued crowd that he had called Obama to congratulate him on his victory, and he wished the president well.
Discussion: Politico
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Obama Hits Magic Electoral Number and Romney Concedes
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republicans Bet Everything, and Obama Won It All  —  You remember the scene in Game Change, when John McCain's adviser tells him that selecting Sarah Palin is “high risk, reward”?  And McCain (or Ed Harris as McCain, or whatever) starts grinning uncontrollably?
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Special Coverage: The 2012 Presidential Election  —  The probability that President Obama receives a given number of Electoral College votes.  —  Tipping Point States  —  The probability that a state provides the decisive electoral vote.  —  Return on Investment Index
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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 …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Economist's View
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 …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
BuzzFeed:
The New Most Popular Tweet Of All Time  —  Via @BarackObama.  —  John Herrman  —  an hour ago  —  99 responses
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
'That's When You Know You're Gonna Win'  —  PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney's campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him.  Upon landing here in Pittsburgh …
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CNN:
Romney: I've only written a victory speech
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Warren wins  —  BOSTON — Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown on Tuesday, overcoming early campaign stumbles to put the Massachusetts Senate seat that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy occupied for more than four decades back in Democratic hands.
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Elizabeth Warren elected to Senate
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Sean Sullivan / The Fix:
Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah  —  Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) survived a tough challenge from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R), edging out the challenger by little more than a single percentage point.  —  (Rick Bowmer/AP)  —  With all precincts reporting …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
It's official: New Hampshire governor, House and Senate delegations all women  —  I posted yesterday on the possibility that New Hampshire could elect a female governor and an all-female congressional delegation this year, and that's exactly what has come to pass.
Discussion: Guardian, CNN and Outside the Beltway
CNN:
Transcript: Romney's concession speech  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech Tuesday in Boston.  Read below for a transcript of Romney's remarks.  —  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, my friends.  Thank you so very much.  —  (APPLAUSE)  —  Thank you.
 
 
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Dunkirk  —  I'll have more in the morning, but my quick thoughts.
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Treasury Quietly Warns: ‘Expect Debt Limit to Be Reached Near End of 2012’
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Emanuella Grinberg / CNN:
Wisconsin's Baldwin makes history twice in Senate race
Discussion: The Week
Danica Coto / Associated Press:
Puerto Rico votes on US ties and chooses governor
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Obama reelection: Grind-it-out win
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BuzzFeed:
Mormon Church Congratulates President Obama
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JJ Hensley / Arizona Republic:
Arpaio wins sixth term
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Grayson easily beats Todd Long
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Boehner lays down a marker on taxes
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Independent King wins Maine Senate race
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
NBC's Chuck Todd: Sources On Both Sides Expect Romney To Win Florida By Under 100k
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