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11:05 AM ET, November 8, 2012

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Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for third party  —  As the GOP fights itself in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, calls for a third party emerge  —  It's been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired.
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Republican Reckoning Begins After Revealing Defeat … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Natural Disasters, Republican Party, Video, Ground Game, Turnout, Politics News  —  BOSTON — Republican Party leaders on Wednesday began picking …
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:   Republicans Prepare For Soul-Searching After Senate Rout
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rove's On-Air Rebuttal of Fox's Ohio Vote Call Raises Questions About His Role  —  It was 11:13 p.m. on Tuesday, the moment that Fox News had called Ohio for President Obama.  Karl Rove stood just off camera, his phone glued to his ear.  On the other end was a senior Romney campaign official …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Gleefully Rips Into Fox News Election Coverage: ‘There Was An Avalanche On Bullsh*t Mountain’  —  Jon Stewart recapped all the big news from last night's election, but saved his harshest criticisms for Fox News, Karl Rove, and in particular, five fateful minutes of the network …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Life after defeat for Mitt Romney: Public praise, private questions  —  BOSTON — Mitt Romney began his retreat from public life Wednesday at a private breakfast gathering with a couple hundred of his most loyal and affluent campaign benefactors.  The former Massachusetts governor …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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New York Times:
Obama Campaign Clawed Back After a Dismal Debate  —  Seven minutes into the first presidential debate, the mood turned from tense to grim inside the room at the University of Denver where Obama staff members were following the encounter.  Top aides monitoring focus groups …
Discussion: GOP 12
Politico:
Romneyworld reckoning begins  —  BOSTON — Advisers to Mitt Romney insisted Wednesday that they were surprised by the scale of their loss to President Barack Obama, while big-time GOP donors griped about the campaign's unflinching confidence in the final stretch.
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Axelrod: Talk of mandate ‘foolish, generally untrue’  —  Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod downplayed talk of an election mandate on the “fiscal cliff” on Thursday.  —  Axelrod said presidents always talk after an election about a mandate, but he called such talk “foolish.”
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:   Amid new challenges, Boehner stresses unity at leadership table
Dan Snierson / Inside TV:
Vice President Joe Biden to guest on ‘Parks and Recreation’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO  —  Next week's episode of Parks and Recreation is going to have a VIP: the VP.  —  Joe Biden — yes, the very guy who was re-elected Vice President of the United States less than 24 hours ago …
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
No Method Acting: On Sitcom, Biden Plays Biden  —  Among the truly minor questions settled by Tuesday's presidential election was this one: Would Joe Biden get a chance to play a winner on a sitcom?  —  The answer is yes.  —  With the race won, a guest appearance by Mr. Biden on the NBC comedy …
Anne Sorock / rebelpundit:
Obama supporters celebrate: No more Israel; kill those motherf***ers  —  Obama supporters out celebrating his win on election night gathered on State Street Tuesday evening.  I asked one man why he was celebrating Obama, and what that meant to him.  He said, “It really means to me …
CNBC:
Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division  —  Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.  —  The company [BA Loading...
Jason Wallace / CBS Las Vegas:
Vegas Employer: Obama Won-So I Fired 22 Employees  —  LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama's re-election.  —  “David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) …
Discussion: Human Events and The Raw Story
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Sneed exclusive: Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea deal talks with feds: sources  —  Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Meaning of Yesterday's Defeat  —  Yesterday was a comprehensive disaster.  Here in Minnesota, to add a local perspective, not only did the state go for Obama-no surprise there-but the Democrats recaptured both houses of the legislature, and voters defeated two ballot initiatives, one on gay marriage and one on voter ID.
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Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Really clever American voters stick with Obama's failed status quo
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Los Angeles Times:
Blue reign in Sacramento: Democrats dominate California voting  —  The Democrats' historic gains position them for unchecked power in the form of two-thirds majorities in both houses.  —  Gov. Jerry Brown could have two-thirds Democratic majorities in both houses of California's Legislature.
Discussion: Politico and American Power
New York Times:
Little to Show for Cash Flood by Big Donors  —  At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney's loss the day before.
Associated Press:
Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported  —  JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media.
cure.convio.net:
Slash the 'Stache!  —  The Goal: To raise the cash  —  David Axelrod's mustache is safe... for now.  President Obama won PA, MI, and MN.  —  But that famous mustache is on the line again.  David has promised to shave it, this time in support of another of his favorite causes - epilepsy research.
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
BAD SIGN: FEMA office on Staten Island closes ‘due to weather’  —  Looks as if FEMA is just a fair- weather friend.  —  Yesterday's nor'easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew into town.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Moonbattery
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Kay Bailey Hutchison: GOP can't ‘throw away’ women  —  Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Thursday that her party must stop treating women as “a throw-away.”  —  “When we talk about women's issues and the social issues, people have to stop acting like the woman is a throw-away here …
Discussion: CNN
Greg Risling / Associated Press:
Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Silver Lining and a Conundrum [Updated]  —  I can see only one good outcome from yesterday's election: the fact that Barack Obama will be the president who inherits the mess left by Barack Obama.  The economy is in awful shape; it won't get much better given Obama's policies, and may get worse.
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
The Case of the Missing White Voters  —  One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was “Bizarro 2004.”  The parallels to that year certainly were eerie: An incumbent adored by his base …
Discussion: Power Line and Battleground Watch
Politico:
2016 election: Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush?  —  BOSTON — American politics may be headed back to the future.  —  Four years after the country elected a 40-something African-American newcomer named Barack to the presidency, a more familiar political order is poised to reassert itself …
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Voting Limits Caused Less Chaos This Year Than Epic Lines  —  There was confusion about a voter ID law in Pennsylvania, widespread use of provisional ballots in Ohio and problems for college students voting in Florida on Election Day.  But the systematic, widespread voter disenfranchisement …
Discussion: Reuters and American Prospect
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama's Victory Presents G.O.P. With Demographic Test  —  A couple of decades ago, Prince William County was one of the mostly white, somewhat rural, far-flung suburbs where Republican candidates went to accumulate the votes to win elections in Virginia.  —  Since then, Prince William has been transformed.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 
 
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Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Bitterfest 2012  —  Four years ago, at just this time …
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Lindsay Young / Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group:
Outside spenders' return on investment
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David Weigel / Slate:
How Ridiculous Gerrymanders Saved the House Republican Majority
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Rubio Declines McConnell's Request to Run NRSC
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CNN:
Source: Giffords to attend sentencing
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
The next election already: Bill Daley serious about running for governor
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New York Times:
President Obama Begins Work on Second Term
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Klein Online:
ISRAELI OFFICIAL: ‘WE WILL NOT CAPITULATE BEFORE OBAMA.’ …
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Poll: Latino Vote Devastated GOP Even Worse Than Exits Showed
Louis Charbonneau / Reuters:
After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks
Karlyn Bowman / AMERICAN.COM:
Election Results from A to Z
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John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Mulligan talks his book
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Florida's Votes Go Unclaimed, but This Time Less Depends on Them
Aaron Sharockman / MiamiHerald.com:
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