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9:20 AM ET, November 8, 2006

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Washington Post:
A Voter Rebuke For Bush, the War And the Right  —  The political pendulum in American politics swung away from the right yesterday, putting an end to the 12-year Republican Revolution on Capitol Hill and delivering a sharp rebuke of President Bush and the Iraq war.
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Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
The Good News And The Bad  —  I have to assume that the Dems will get the Senate as well as the House, though Conrad Burns may be able to pull off an upset, in which case I hope the GOP in the Senate reject the silly rules they agreed to the last time the body was 50/50.
Fox News:
Democrats Take Control of House, Need 3 More Seats in Senate  —  Democrats have shifted the balance of power on Capitol Hill, capturing control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years and gaining ground in the battle to win the Senate.
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Voter Turnout Strong for Midterm Elections  —  Technical Glitches, Delays Not Reported to Be Widespread  —  Americans voted today in midterm elections that were widely seen as a gauge of public sentiment on national issues — including the war in Iraq and the leadership of President Bush …
MSNBC:
NBC: Brown, Menendez, Casey win Senate races  —  War overshadows election, polls indicate as GOP challenged for Congress  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats quickly ate into the six Republican seats they needed to regain control of the Senate as NBC News projected Tuesday night that Democrats …
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Webb Has a Slim Edge Over Allen, But Recount Likely  —  Democratic challenger James Webb held a slim lead over Republican Sen. George Allen early today in Virginia's U.S. Senate race, a dramatic and nasty battle that almost certainly will be decided by a recount next month.
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Timothy Dwyer / Washington Post:
Webb, Allen Race Too Close to Call  —  Same-Sex Marriage Ban Wins Approval by Substantial Margin  —  Democratic challenger James H. Webb and Republican incumbent George F. Allen were locked in a dead heat in the race to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate.  The race remains too close to call and appears headed for a recount.
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE VIRGINIA RACE CONTINUES TO BE CLOSE.  2:25am:
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CNN:
Democrats to take control of House, CNN projects … (CNN) — Democrats picked up 14 seats in their bid to take control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  —  Races in Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Indiana were among those where Republicans lost seats, according to CNN projections.
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CNN:
Dems take House, CNN projects; Senate still undecided
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Rogers, Chandler re-elected in Kentucky  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats pursued their best chance in a dozen years to take control of the House from scandal-scarred Republicans on Tuesday in a midterm election marked by voter frustration with the Iraq war and President Bush.
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Argus Leader:
Abortion ban opponents maintain sizable lead  —  Opponents of South Dakota's abortion ban are maintaining their lead over those who favor the law.  —  With 194 of 818 precincts reporting results, 60 percent of voters cast "no" votes, according to results from the Secretary of State's Office.
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Associated Press:
South Dakota abortion ban rejected
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Ernesto Londono / Washington Post:
Sample Ballots in Pr.  George's Misidentify Candidates  —  Inaccurate sample ballots describing Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Senate candidate Michael S. Steele as Democrats were handed out to voters in at least four polling sites in Prince George's County this morning.
Reuters:
Minnesota sends first Muslim to Congress -media  —  Source: Reuters  —  MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Voters elected a black Democrat as the first Muslim in Congress on Tuesday after a race in which he advocated quick U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and made little mention of his faith.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Democratic House Win And Changed Senate Suggests GOP Lost Independents And Moderates  —  The votes — and possible recounts — aren't totally in yet from the landmark 2006 mid-term elections but this much is clear:  —  The Democrats will take control of the House.
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Campfield beats back challenge  —  Controversial incumbent keeps seat with solid 11-point victory  —  Republican incumbent Stacey Campfield kept his 18th District state House seat for a second term Tuesday night with a healthy 11-point win over challenger and first-time candidate Schree Pettigrew.
Kos / Daily Kos:
Today is the end of the electronic voting machine  —  Republicans are complaining about voting irregularities as loudly as we are today.  A Republican governor, two Republican congressmen turned away from the polls.  Votes supposedly switching in electronic voting machines in New Jersey.
Inside Higher Ed:
Michigan Votes Down Affirmative Action  —  Michigan voters on Tuesday approved a ban on affirmative action at the state's public colleges and in government contracting.  The vote came despite opposition to the ban from most academic and business leaders in the state — and the history …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Robin Toner / New York Times:
A Loud Message for Bush  —  Everything is different now for President Bush.  The era of one-party Republican rule in Washington ended with a crash in yesterday's midterm elections, putting a proudly unyielding president on notice that the voters want change, especially on the war in Iraq.
 
 
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