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10:25 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 …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
No.  —  I ask you, considering the margins that we are looking …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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
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.
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   What Happened?  —  National Review Online had the first of the …
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.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Seize Control of House; Senate Hangs on Virginia and Montana  —  Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives and defeated at least four Republican senators yesterday, riding a wave of voter discontent with President Bush and the war in Iraq.
Des Moines Register:
30-year veteran Leach concedes to Loebsack in 2nd Congressional race  —  U.S. Rep. Jim Leach conceded defeat this morning after Democratic challenger Dave Loebsack shocked the 30-year congressman.  —  Leach, an Iowa City Republican known for his moderate views, was caught up in a wave …
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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
Associated Press:
South Dakota abortion ban rejected  —  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A ballot measure that would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota was rejected on Tuesday.  —  With 59% of the precincts reporting, opponents of the ban had 55%, or 98,182 votes, to the supporters' 45%, or 79,444 votes.
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 …
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Conservatism did not lose  —  I'm hanging it up for the night, er, morning.  Unlike Michael Moore in 2004, however, I will not be staying in bed for three days in a catatonic state.  I will not need PEST shock therapy.  I will not move to Australia.  —  A moonbat reader e-mailed a taunt earlier this evening:
 
 
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
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thestarpress.com:
Delaware County voting to continue until 8:40 p.m. today …
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Think Progress:
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Michelle Malkin:
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Today is the end of the electronic voting machine
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