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10:35 AM ET, November 9, 2012

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Let's Not Make a Deal  —  To say the obvious: Democrats won an amazing victory.  Not only did they hold the White House despite a still-troubled economy, in a year when their Senate majority was supposed to be doomed, they actually added seats.  —  Nor was that all: They scored major gains in the states.
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Republican Party begins election review to find out what went wrong  —  Top Republican officials, stunned by the extent of their election losses Tuesday night, have begun an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it.  —  Party leaders said they already had planned …
John Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates ‘Unacceptable’ but Will Put New Revenue on Table  —  Raising tax rates is “unacceptable” to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming “fiscal cliff” with the president and congressional Democrats, he told “World News” …
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Boehner sees short-term budget fix  —  8:00PM EST November 8.  2012 - WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he will resist any effort to make major tax or spending changes in the lame duck session of Congress beginning next week, seeking instead a short-term deal to delay the year-end “fiscal cliff.”
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Schumer: ‘Chastened’ GOP makes deal possible on fiscal cliff  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he's optimistic a deal can be struck on the fiscal cliff because Republicans “chastened” by the election will be ready to compromise on taxes.  —  “Boehner wants to compromise …
Discussion: Politico
Michael O'Brien / NBC Politics:
Boehner: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land’
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
JohnE / Ace of Spades HQ:
The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA  —  What is Project Orca?  Well, this is what they told us: … Pretty much everything in that sentence is false.  The “massive undertaking” is true, however.  It would take a lot of planning, training and coordination to be done successfully (oh, we'll get to that in a second).
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Adviser: Romney “shellshocked” by loss  —  Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade.
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
Alert!  The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration.  Not only Boehner, but Cantor.  And Hannity (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch).  Even Krauthammer. ...  Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue.
Philly.com:
Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards  —  Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election.  —  In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one.
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Bill Maher / HBO:
Why the Republicans Lost  —  Mitt Romney has lost and he'll soon be accepting his new job as professor of method acting at The New School in New York City.  And after watching him play all these different characters over the last two years, really, who better?
Terrence Dopp / Political Capital:
Obama's Congrats Caller: Christie  —  President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie look at storm damage along the coast of New Jersey from Marine One, on Oct. 31, 2012.  —  Chris Christie, who last year dashed many Republicans' hopes by turning down pleas to challenge President Barack Obama …
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ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Christie Calls Obama To Congratulate Him, E-Mails Romney...
David Rees / HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS:
The People's Bailout  —  This is a long post but it's about something pretty interesting so I hope you'll indulge ...  Like many folks, Occupy Wall Street has been some doing good work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, helping people on the ground.  —  Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE …
Discussion: Telegraph
KABC-TV:
Dead pig left at Republican HQ in Manhattan Beach  —  animal news, mitt romney, south bay, los angeles news, jovana lara  —  Jovana Lara  —  MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A dead pig clad in a Mitt Romney T-shirt was left at a Republican campaign office in Manhattan Beach.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Rove: Obama won ‘by suppressing the vote’  —  GOP strategist Karl Rove went on Fox News today to argue that President Barack Obama “succeeded by suppressing the vote” — an argument that directly contradicts the conventional wisdom that Romney failed to appeal to non-white and female voters.
BudgetWatcher / Plunderbund:
Husted's latest idea would have handed Ohio to Romney  —  Today, at the Impact Ohio conference, Jon Husted said something incredibly newsworthy that we haven't seen reported anywhere.  —  Defending his performance managing Ohio's election, Husted argued that because of the high stakes involved …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
For Romney, All His Career Options Are Still Open.  Except One.  —  BOSTON — They predict he will write a book, convinced that the daily diary he kept on the campaign trail would make for a compelling read.  —  They speculate that he will return to the corridors of finance …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
VIDEO: Obama to win Florida; becomes emotional during thank you speech  —  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 …
James Q. Lynch / TheGazette:
King keeping door open for U.S. Senate seat in in 2014  —  JOHNSTON - Fresh off re-election to a sixth term, western Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King says it's too early to talk about the next election, but isn't closing the door on challenging Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in 2014.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Exclusive: Clinton leads in Iowa '16 - poll  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would start out as a dominant favorite in the 2016 Iowa caucuses if she chooses to run for president, a new survey from Public Policy Polling finds.  —  The PPP poll, which was shared exclusively with POLITICO …
 
 
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Timothy Stenovec / The Huffington Post:
Legal Weed: Marijuana More Popular Than Barack Obama In Colorado
Discussion: The Raw Story
Joseph G. Cote / The Telegraph:
With state representive win, Laughton state's first openly transgender lawmaker
Discussion: Washington Blade and BuzzFeed
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. ‘far gone’
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
Brian Vastag / Washington Post:
Warmer still: Extreme climate predictions appear most accurate, report says
Discussion: The Agonist
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama gets emotional talking to campaign staff
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Laurel Ramseyer / Firedoglake:
NOM: We Just Lost All of Our Anti-Gay Campaigns, so Buy Our Book!
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Michael Muskal / Los Angeles Times:
Jared Loughner sentenced to life in Tucson mass shooting
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Federal Judge on Ohio's Ballot Order: ‘Democracy Dies in the Dark’
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage