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2:50 PM ET, November 8, 2012

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Michael Grunwald / TIME:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in Findley, Ohio …
Discussion: LightBox
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: theGrio, Wonkblog and New York Magazine
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New York Times:
Obama Campaign Clawed Back After a Dismal Debate
Discussion: GOP 12 and Business Insider
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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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General  —  BALTIMORE (CBSDC) — Attorney General Eric Holder might not be sticking around for a second term.  —  Holder told law school students at the University of Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in his job.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Report: Holder says he could decline second term as attorney general
Discussion: CNN and Reuters
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
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.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and The Agonist
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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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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Analysis: 20 states will run their health-law exchanges  —  Twenty states will operate their own insurance exchanges in 2014 under President Obama's healthcare law, according to a new analysis.  —  Avalere Health released its estimate after Obama won a second term on Tuesday …
Washington Post:
For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser  —  The day after an election in which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent millions of dollars backing losing Republican candidates, executives began the brutal process of assessing what went wrong at the nation's leading business organization.
 
 
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