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10:50 AM 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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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue  —  (CNN) - Abortion became an issue in some of this year's U.S. Senate races as well as in the presidential race, exit polls show.  —  In Missouri, Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said in a local news interview that women have biological ways …
Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana
Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Big gains for women in 2012
Discussion: Guardian, ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
Dan Merica / CNN:
Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
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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Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
Colorado and Washington Have Legalized Marijuana. What Now?
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Begun, These Marijuana Wars Have
Discussion: Mother Jones
CNN:
Colorado, Washington pass marijuana legalization; Oregon says no
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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John Lantigua / Palm Beach Post:   West, Murphy race too close to call
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 …
Linda Feldmann / Christian Science Monitor:
Election results 2012: Does Obama's historic victory give him a mandate?  —  An outcome that maintains the status quo in Washington guarantees Obama some important advantages.  But the 2012 election results also foretell more gridlock, and the president, by not offering a path out of debt and deficit, lacks a clear mandate for action.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Reaction
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Fox News:
Republicans keep House, as Democrats close to locking down Senate majority
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
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.”  —  Dorsey Shaw  —  a half hour ago  —  67 responses
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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: Althouse and ABCNEWS
Ashley Fetters / The Atlantic Online:
Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot for the First Time in American History  —  Maine, Washington, and Maryland voted to legalize gay unions, while Minnesota struck down a measure that would have outlawed them.  —  It was a pretty good night for marriage equality.
Discussion: CNN, Business Insider and This Just In
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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.
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.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
BuzzFeed:
The New Most Popular Tweet Of All Time  —  Via @BarackObama.  —  John Herrman  —  an hour ago  —  99 responses
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
If Mitt Romney had lost the election solely because of Ohio, I would be lamenting Romney's lack of a populist appeal.  Or, if he had lost Florida narrowly, I might be writing about how Gary Johnson played spolier.  —  Instead, I'm writing about an identity crisis.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Dunkirk  —  I'll have more in the morning, but my quick thoughts.  —  Of course it was a bad defeat tonight.  Let's not kid ourselves.  —  We had a chance to stop the decline, and we didn't.  —  We held the House pretty strongly, so that's good, and a reflection that candidates and ideology matter.
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
With A Deep Sadness And No LIttle Fear  —  Congratulations to Mitt Romney for having conducted a disciplined and idealistic campaign of great consequence for the country, even if he did not prevail.  He is such a good and generous man that the defeat is very hard on all of the people that saw …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Politico
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
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner lays down a marker on taxes  —  Washington (CNN) - Shortly after multiple networks projected that Republicans would retain control of the House, Speaker John Boehner took to the stage with a message that looked ahead to the battle over the fiscal cliff - the GOP isn't budging on taxes.
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
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.
Discussion: Business Insider
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
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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