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2:35 PM ET, November 9, 2012

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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - INSIDE ORCA: HOW THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN SUPPRESSED ITS OWN VOTE  —  As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6 …
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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.
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 …
Politico:
Romney's fail whale: ORCA the vote-tracker left team ‘flying blind’ (Updated)
Discussion: Mashable! and New York Magazine
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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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Schumer: ‘Chastened’ GOP makes deal possible on fiscal cliff
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Firedoglake and Politico
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Obama says win empowers him on fiscal cliff
Discussion: CNN
Michael O'Brien / NBC Politics:   Boehner: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land’
John Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates ‘Unacceptable’ but Will Put New Revenue on Table
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.
Jim Thompsonupdated / Athens Daily News:
Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Athens against Paul Broun  —  Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received nearly 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting for the 10th Congressional District seat retained Tuesday …
Schuyler Dixon / Associated Press:
‘Next Bush’ makes campaign filing in Texas  —  DALLAS (AP) - George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
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Tom Benning / Trail Blazers Blog:
George P. Bush, nephew of the former president, reportedly takes first official step toward political office
Discussion: Politico and Election 2012
Helaine Olen / Forbes:
Mitt Romney's Campaign Cancels Staffers' Credit Cards In The Middle Of The Night  —  US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney loads into a car on his way to the airport in North Canton, Ohio before flying to Pensacola, Florida, on October 27, 2012.  (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife)
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
After Obama reelection coal company CEO reads prayer to staff, announces layoffs  —  Paul Fraughton/AP - In this 2007 file photo, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray waits to be interviewed by a television news program in Utah.  On Nov. 7,2012, the day after the presidential election, Murray laid off 156 employees.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The way forward  —  They lose and immediately the chorus begins.  Republicans must change or die.  A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.  —  The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics.
UCAR:
FUTURE WARMING LIKELY TO BE ON HIGH SIDE OF CLIMATE PROJECTIONS, ANALYSIS FINDS  —  BOULDER—Climate model projections showing a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing a lesser rise, according to a new analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Brian Vastag / Washington Post:
Warmer still: Extreme climate predictions appear most accurate, report says
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.
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 …
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 …
BuzzFeed:
Obama Ends Tradition Of Post-Reelection Press Conferences  —  No questions please.  —  (Getty)  —  President Obama delivered a statement today, his is first to the White House press corp since winning reelection, calling for a balanced approach to fix the deficit that included cuts and revenue increases.
BuzzFeed:
14 Lessons From 2012  —  Obama will get better.  Politics keeps getting worse.  —  Image by Jerome Delay / AP  —  Being President of the United States is a difficult job.  Hard decisions land on your desk.  Some of them are choices between terrible and dreadful.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, ABCNEWS and The PJ Tatler
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Money's Influence on Politics Extends Way Beyond Election Day  —  We have all just witnessed the most expensive election in history—one in which spending by outside groups reached new heights, and the amount the public knows about the sources of that money reached new lows.
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: The Daily Banter, Telegraph and Gawker
 
 
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Race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren
Michael S. Greve / Online Library of Law and Liberty:
A Constitutional Moment. Sometime?
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Lee Enterprises / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Baldwin reflects on victory
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Daily Kos
Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
Harry Reid on Hiking Debt Limit to $18.794T: 'We'll Raise It'
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Agence France Presse:
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Cuban-Americans Move Left
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James Q. Lynch / TheGazette:
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Politico:
Can Rubio save GOP on immigration?
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Telegraph:
HSBC investigation: Drug dealers, gun runners and Britain's biggest bank
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Bill Maher / HBO:
Why the Republicans Lost  —  Mitt Romney has lost and he'll soon …
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Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. ‘far gone’
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