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9:00 AM ET, November 9, 2012

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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).
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” …
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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 …
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.”
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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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.
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.
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...
Politico:
Can Rubio save GOP on immigration?  —  Barely an hour after Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election Wednesday morning, Marco Rubio laid down his marker for 2016: No, he wouldn't be the candidate of the tired old white guy.  —  “The conservative movement should have particular appeal …
Discussion: CNN
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Joshua Green / Business Week:
Obama's Holding the Cards
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Atlantic Online
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?
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 …
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.
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 …
First Read:
The last days of Romneyland  —  BOSTON — From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama gets emotional talking to campaign staff  —  (CNN) - Video of President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to his campaign headquarters in Chicago shows the newly re-elected commander in chief becoming emotional while heralding the hard work of his young staffers.
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
Telegraph:
HSBC investigation: Drug dealers, gun runners and Britain's biggest bank  —  Britain's biggest bank is at the centre of a major HM Revenue and Customs investigation after it opened offshore accounts in Jersey for serious criminals living in this country, The Telegraph can disclose.
Discussion: Guardian, DealBook and FT Alphaville
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage  —  Two more presidential elections, 2016 and 2020, will be contested under the current Electoral College configuration, which gave Barack Obama a second term on Tuesday.  This year's results suggest …
Wall Street Journal:
¡Estimados Republicanos!  —  The GOP's immigration and Hispanic debacles.  —  In 2004, George W. Bush—an immigration-friendly Republican who spoke semi-passable Spanish—won re-election with about 40% of the Hispanic vote.  This year, immigration hardliner Mitt Romney got about 27% …
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Wall Street Journal:
How Race Slipped Away From Romney
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. ‘far gone’  —  Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government.
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
Joseph G. Cote / The Telegraph:
With state representive win, Laughton state's first openly transgender lawmaker  —  NASHUA - Overshadowed by the wave of historic results that emerged from Tuesday's election, including women taking the governor's office as well as two congressional seats and making New Hampshire the first state …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
We Should Probably All Calm Down a Bit
Laurel Ramseyer / Firedoglake:
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Michael Muskal / Los Angeles Times:
Jared Loughner sentenced to life in Tucson mass shooting
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Forgotten by FEMA: Staten Island's Sandy victims vent over lack of aid
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Federal Judge on Ohio's Ballot Order: ‘Democracy Dies in the Dark’
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Mark Hansel / Cincinnati.com:
Race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote
Marc Ambinder / GQ:
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
The Case of the Missing White Voters
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