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10:45 PM ET, November 7, 2006

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CNN:
Polls close in states that could signal elections' outcome … (CNN) — Polls have closed in some Eastern states that could offer clues about Democrats' chances of ending years of Republican domination in Congress.  —  Among the early winners in the Senate projected by CNN are Democratic …
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 …
Discussion: The New York Observer … and Slog
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Tom Raum / Associated Press:
GOP Senators Ousted in Pa., Ohio, R.I.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, seizing on voter unrest over the Iraq war, defeated incumbent Republicans in Ohio, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania on Tuesday in a bid to take control of the Senate.  —  In Pennsylvania, Democrat Bob Casey …
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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.
Michael Kinsley / Slate:
Pelosi's Platform  —  HOW THE DEMOCRATS COULD GOVERN IF THEY WIN THE HOUSE.  —  What will a Democratic House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi be like?  The Republicans have been painting an unattractive portrait of Democrats roasting young children on a spit in the Capitol rotunda and whatnot.
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Michael Kinsley / Guardian:
Thank God I voted first
Discussion: QandO and Pajamas Media
TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Files for Divorce  —  Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.  —  TMZ obtained the legal papers, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences."  In her petition, Spears asks for both legal and physical custody …
George Merritt / Denver Post:
Voting nightmare: Democrats seek extension  —  Democratic party leaders are planning to seek a two-hour extension for voting in Denver, due to massive computer problems which have created long lines, and kept many from casting their vote.  —  Party spokesman Brian Mason said a motion is being prepared …
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Election Day Blog Watch  —  WSJ.com's live roundup of what bloggers around the country and across the political spectrum are writing about the 2006 elections.  Return to this page throughout the evening for further coverage.  —  FEW CHEERS FOR HARRY: Democrat Harry Reid …
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WWB / Blog P.I.:
The Trouble With Harry
Discussion: Hot Air
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Times editor to leave the paper  —  Dean Baquet was forced to resign as editor of the Los Angeles Times at the request of the publisher after he refused to agree to further cuts of his editorial staff.  —  Baquet's departure was to be announced Thursday but word leaked out this afternoon …
Damien Cave / New York Times:
New York Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice  —  Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.  —  Under the rule being considered …
Pollster:
Live Blogging Election Night  —  9:45 pm That last question really gets at something important.  In some ways, it is a bad idea to think of the estimates we can extrapolate from the exit polls cross-tabulation as "exit polls."  That may sound crazy, but the tabulations in states like Virginia …
Associated Press:
High Voter Turnout Reported  —  Turnout in several communities reached 30 percent by noon Tuesday as Connecticut voters cast ballots in contentious congressional and Senate races and several state and local contests.  —  Elections officials were checking scattered reports of problems at polling places …
Anita Wadhwani / Tennessean.com:
Dems will go to court this afternoon to ask for polls to stay open  —  Lawyers with the Tennessee Democratic Party will file suit early this afternoon asking that voting hours be extended due to reports of infrastructure problems, a party spokesman said.  —  The party has received reports …
Discussion: WMC-TV, Scared Monkeys and Kuff's World
Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
One Hundred Hours  —  In 100 hours, the top five oil companies will take in $4.3 billion in profits.  —  In 100 hours, $1.1 billion will be spent on the war in Iraq.  —  In 100 hours, the public debt will grow by $4.9 billion.  —  In 100 hours, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies will gain $2.6 billion in profits.
 
 
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Justice department dispatches election monitors
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Today is the end of the electronic voting machine
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GIVING THANKS  —  How does your family give thanks on Thanksgiving?
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I'm here at Tryst with all the bloggers.
U.S. Newswire:
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Roll Call:
Democrats Allege That Calls to Latino Voters Have Threatened Arrest
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Could Have, Would Have, Should Have
Christy Hoppe / Dallas Morning News:
Perry believes non-Christians doomed
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Election Day Report: Difficulties no surprise to computer expert
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