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5:10 PM ET, November 8, 2012

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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Gleefully Rips Into Fox News Election Coverage: ‘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 in near-pandemonium …
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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 …
Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Karl Rove's election nightmare: Super PAC's spending was nearly for naught
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Why Obama wins Florida  —  Though votes are still being tallied, President Obama is all but assured a victory in Florida because the lion's share of the outstanding ballots come from Democratic-heavy counties.  —  Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by 55,825 votes — or 49.9 percent to 49.24 …
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Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
Romney campaign: We lost Florida  —  President Obama will win Florida when all votes are counted, judging from the makeup of the ballots still outstanding from heavily Democratic counties.  —  MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  Though votes are still being tallied, President Obama is all but assured …
Joshua Green / Business Week:
Obama's Holding the Cards  —  At first glance, the results of the 2012 election look like a return to the status quo: President Obama was reelected, Democrats retained the Senate, and Republicans held on to the House.  But don't be fooled.  The political dynamic of the next four years …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
LaTourette: Tea party response to Romney loss is ‘crap’
Discussion: WEWS-TV, Politico and ABCNEWS
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Bitterfest 2012  —  Four years ago, at just this time …
Discussion: Power Line and Balloon Juice
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 …
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
The Case of the Missing White Voters  —  But most importantly, the 2012 elections actually weren't about a demographic explosion with non-white voters.  Instead, they were about a large group of white voters not showing up.  —  As of this writing, Barack Obama has received a bit more than 60 million votes.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
We Forget  —  There is no permanence in politics.  All is fleeting.  All is cyclical.  We find comfort in our cycle and distress when others rise to the top.  —  Right now, conservatives are bitterly disappointed.  Some choose to check out mentally.  Some have decided to throw in the towel.
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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) …
Barbara Starr / CNN:
FIRST ON CNN: Iranian jets fire on U.S. drone  —  Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.  —  The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.
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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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Bloomberg:
White House Should Be Ready for a Debt-Limit Deal  —  Barack Obama's victory last night reflects discipline and foresight on the campaign trail.  Now let's hope that, back in Washington, his staff was exercising similar discipline with regard to the fiscal cliff, the more than $600 billion …
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Mike Allen / Politico:
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles launch new effort
Discussion: Hot Air
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Giffords confronts her shooter in court: ‘Done thinking about you’  —  Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband confronted the man who nearly took her life at an emotional court session on Thursday in Arizona.  —  Giffords's husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Gabrielle Giffords / This Just In:
‘Gabby would trade her own life to bring back any one of those you savagely murdered’
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and CNN
First Read:
The last days of Romneyland  —  BOSTON — From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.
Marc Ambinder / GQ:
How the Secret Service Said Goodbye to Mitt Romney  —  At some point, early Wednesday morning, when Gov. Mitt Romney and family were tucked into bed, a quiet call went out on the radio channel used by his Secret Service agents: “Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue.”
Discussion: Politicker
Julian Walker / Virginian-Pilot:
McAuliffe tells Dems he's running for governor  —  Terry McAuliffe's head fakes about his widely presumed 2013 run for governor have come to an end.  —  The Northern Virginia businessman is now formalizing plans for his second gubernatorial bid and has begun the process of phoning key Democrats to inform them of his plans.
Glen Johnson / Boston Globe:
Mitt Romney planned Boston Harbor fireworks show that was scotched by election loss  —  Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election as the nation's 45th president with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor.  —  The same company that does some of the illuminations …
Discussion: The Hill and Towleroad News #gay
Manu Raju / Politico:
John Thune clears way for John Cornyn ascension  —  John Cornyn's path to become the Senate GOP's No. 2 Republican is now clear after a potential challenger decided against challenging the Texas Republican for the plum spot.  —  South Dakota Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) informed his colleagues Thursday …
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and LifeNews.com
Mark Hansel / Cincinnati.com:
Race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote  —  Robert McDonald learned the hard way that every vote counts.  —  McDonald, who is known to most people as Bobby, finished in a dead heat Tuesday with Olivia Ballou for the sixth and final seat on the Walton City Council.
Ben White / Politico:
Will CEOs come to Obama's aid?  - Markets keep sliding - Boehner bending?  - Obama claims mandate - More Elizabeth Warren speculation  —  WILL CHIEF EXECUTIVES COME TO OBAMA'S AID?  — One smart former top GOP operative emails: “You should start a pool — what day will the 80 CEOs who signed …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Sheldon Adelson's Paper Runs Headline “America Chose Socialism”  —  The headline runs over an analysis piece in the billionaire's Israeli paper, Israel Today.
 
 
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For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser
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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Cuomo Fires New York's Emergency Management Chief
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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General
Michael Grunwald / TIME:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in Findley, Ohio …
Discussion: LightBox
Fox News:
House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearing
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Michael Gordon / Observer:
Obama re-election sends U.S. down ‘path of destruction,’ says Franklin Graham
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