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1:00 PM ET, November 8, 2012

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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.
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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.
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 and Business Insider
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: ‘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 …
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 …
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Axelrod: Talk of mandate ‘foolish, generally untrue’
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Amid new challenges, Boehner stresses unity at leadership table
Discussion: Politico
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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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Biden to cameo on ‘Parks and Recreation’
Discussion: CNN and nation.foxnews.com
Bill Carter / New York Times:
No Method Acting: On Sitcom, Biden Plays Biden
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) …
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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Ashley Killough / CNN:
LaTourette: Tea party response to Romney loss is ‘crap’
Discussion: Politico, WEWS-TV and ABCNEWS
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Kay Bailey Hutchison: GOP can't ‘throw away’ women
Discussion: CNN
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:   Republicans Prepare For Soul-Searching After Senate Rout
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
The best thing about embracing your Hobbitry...  ...Is that you can stop caring what the GOP establishment and its mouthpieces think about you.  —  And you can say things like this: if Chris Christie or Jeb Bush are ever put up for national office, I'll actively campaign against them.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Ann Coulter / Official:
DON'T BLAME ROMNEY  —  We spent billions of dollars and billions …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The GOP's Hispanic Nightmare  —  Republicans' minority outreach problems go way, way beyond immigration.  —  Antonia Gonzalez of Seattle a Latinos for Obama hat during the DNC.  The Democrats have a decided advantage with Latino voters.  —  White people are still very important …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama's Victory Presents G.O.P. With Demographic Test
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 …
Michael Gordon / Observer:
Obama re-election sends U.S. down ‘path of destruction,’ says Franklin Graham  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the day of his father's 94th birthday, and the day after the country re-elected President Barack Obama president, evangelist Franklin Graham gave two-pronged advice to the American people:
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Looking at the national exit poll
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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Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
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Mike Allen / Politico:
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles launch new effort
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Mark Levin Gives “Unvarnished Truth” On Romney Loss
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Analysis: 20 states will run their health-law exchanges
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Karl Rove's election nightmare: Super PAC's spending was nearly for naught
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Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Bitterfest 2012  —  Four years ago, at just this time …
Los Angeles Times:
Blue reign in Sacramento: Democrats dominate California voting
Discussion: Politico and American Power
Associated Press:
Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported
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