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2:05 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.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Conservative Reaction To Election '12, Part II: More, Not Less, Ideology, Please  —  A second notable characteristic of conservative reaction to Tuesday's election results is the iron conviction that Republican pols from Mitt Romney on down did a poor job of articulating why and how the …
New York Times:
Obama Campaign Clawed Back After a Dismal Debate
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 …
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) …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
LaTourette: Tea party response to Romney loss is ‘crap’  —  (CNN) - After some tea party leaders blamed Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election on his lack of conservatism, Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, a moderate Republican who announced his retirement in July, offered sharp criticism to their reaction.
Discussion: Politico, WEWS-TV and ABCNEWS
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Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Bitterfest 2012  —  Four years ago, at just this time …
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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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.”
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Arlette Saenz / ABCNEWS:   Biden Sees ‘Clear Sort Of Mandate’ on Taxes
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Amid new challenges, Boehner stresses unity at leadership table
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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
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
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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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 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Fox News:
House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearing  —  The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned.  —  The committee joins two others planning …
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: Wonkblog, theGrio and New York Magazine
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.
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 …
 
 
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Michael Grunwald / TIME:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in Findley, Ohio …
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Mike Allen / Politico:
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New York Post:
Chris Matthews' ode to joy
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Los Angeles Times:
Blue reign in Sacramento: Democrats dominate California voting
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