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4:00 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 …
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’  —  (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
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
Bitterfest 2012  —  Four years ago, at just this time …
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 …
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) …
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
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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Fox News:
Iran fired at unarmed US drone, Pentagon says  —  Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.  —  Spokesman George Little said the incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET.  He said the unarmed …
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
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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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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
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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Zaid Jilani / Progressive Change Campaign Committee:
Candidates Who Backed Bowles-Simpson Plan To Cut Social Security Went Down In Flames
Discussion: Firedoglake, aflcio.org and Hullabaloo
David Ingram / Reuters:
Holder undecided on staying on as Obama's attorney general  —  (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday he has not decided whether to stay on as the chief U.S. law enforcement officer in President Barack Obama's second term.  —  Holder, speaking to law students at the University …
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Weekly Standard
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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General
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
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 …
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 and LifeNews.com
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 …
 
 
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Brady McCombs / Arizona Daily Star:
Barber, McSally agree to wait for official count in close CD2 race
Marc Ambinder / GQ:
How the Secret Service Said Goodbye to Mitt Romney
Discussion: Politicker
Washington Post:
For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Cuomo Fires New York's Emergency Management Chief
Discussion: Runnin' Scared, U.S. News and Gothamist
Michael Grunwald / TIME:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in Findley, Ohio …
Discussion: LightBox
Michael Gordon / Observer:
Obama re-election sends U.S. down ‘path of destruction,’ says Franklin Graham
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Roseanne Barr Places 5th In Presidential Election
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Sheldon Adelson's Paper Runs Headline “America Chose Socialism”
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Analysis: 20 states will run their health-law exchanges
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Little to Show for Cash Flood by Big Donors
 

 
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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