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12:00 PM 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” …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Schumer: ‘Chastened’ GOP makes deal possible on fiscal cliff
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Michael O'Brien / NBC Politics:   Boehner: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land’
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).
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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.
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 …
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Adviser: Romney “shellshocked” by loss
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.
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.
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 …
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 and Gawker
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
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...
Lee Enterprises / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Baldwin reflects on victory  —  A day after her historic victory in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday she believes that she and tea party Republican Sen. Ron Johnson can find common ground to help the state despite being on opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Daily Kos
Agence France Presse:
Egypt protesters call for Islamic rule  —  CAIRO — Thousands of radical Islamists demonstrated in Cairo on Friday to demand that sharia, or Islamic law, be the basis for legislation in a new constitution being drafted for Egypt.  —  Several thousand people rallied in Tahrir Square …
DigiTimes:
Foxconn reportedly plans to set up plants in US  —  Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly plans to establish manufacturing plants in the US and is currently conducting evaluations in cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles, according to market watchers.
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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Arian Campo-Flores / Wall Street Journal:
Cuban-Americans Move Left  —  President Obama won 48% of the vote of Florida's Cuban-Americans, who increasingly support Democrats.  Above, a scene in Miami's Little Havana.  —  MIAMI—Like many Cuban-Americans here, Mark Blanco says he grew up in a strictly Republican family …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 
 
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Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
Harry Reid on Hiking Debt Limit to $18.794T: 'We'll Raise It'
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Weasel Zippers
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The way forward  —  They lose and immediately the chorus begins.
James Q. Lynch / TheGazette:
King keeping door open for U.S. Senate seat in in 2014
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Politico:
Can Rubio save GOP on immigration?
Discussion: CNN
Telegraph:
HSBC investigation: Drug dealers, gun runners and Britain's biggest bank
Discussion: Guardian, DealBook and FT Alphaville
Timothy Stenovec / The Huffington Post:
Legal Weed: Marijuana More Popular Than Barack Obama In Colorado
Discussion: The Raw Story
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. ‘far gone’
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
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Brian Vastag / Washington Post:
Warmer still: Extreme climate predictions appear most accurate, report says
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama gets emotional talking to campaign staff
Wall Street Journal:
¡Estimados Republicanos!  —  The GOP's immigration and Hispanic debacles.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage
Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
VIDEO: Obama to win Florida; becomes emotional during thank you speech
 

 
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