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2:45 AM ET, November 8, 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 …
William Branigin / Washington Post:   Voter Turnout Strong for Midterm Elections
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 …
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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.
Discussion: GINA COBB, Sadly, No! and News Hounds
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
GOP Senators Ousted in Pa., Ohio, R.I.
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.
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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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Think Progress:
AUDIO: Laura Ingraham Tells Listeners To Jam Voter Protection Hotline »  —  As FireDogLake has been reporting, right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham today urged her listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter protection hotline.
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 …
Ezra Klein:
Trenchant Commentary From Fred Barnes  —  Steve Benen catches Fred Barnes lamenting the massive political opportunity the GOP abdicated by abandoning Social Security privatization and tax reform.  What's remarkable about Barnes' argument here is that it's entirely political …
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.
Discussion: Kuff's World and The News Blog
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Vanity Party Wins in CT  —  CNN and CBS call it for Joe Lieberman.  As Kos says, both the White House and warmongers everywhere rejoice.  —  But the wave of Democratic victory that is happening across the country would not be happening if the Lamont campaign did not step forward and change the narrative for Democrats.
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.
U.S. Newswire:
MoveOn Offers $250,000 Reward for Evidence Leading to Voter Fraud Conviction  —  Contact: Trevor Fitzgibbon, Laura Gross or Alex Howe, 202-822-5200, all for MoveOn.org Political Action  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ — MoveOn.org Political Action is offering a $250,000 reward …
 
 
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TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Subpoena Powers...ACTIVATE!!
thestarpress.com:
Delaware County voting to continue until 8:40 p.m. today …
Discussion: CQPolitics.com and The Nation
Jamie Holly / Crooks and Liars:
Lieberman Wins  —  Christy from Firedoglake was just on CNN giving …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michelle Malkin:
Michael Steele not conceding
CNN:
Justice department dispatches election monitors
Discussion: Joe's Dartblog
Frank Devlin / Morning Call:
GIVING THANKS  —  How does your family give thanks on Thanksgiving?
Discussion: CQPolitics.com and Slog
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
I'm here at Tryst with all the bloggers.
Roll Call:
Democrats Allege That Calls to Latino Voters Have Threatened Arrest
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
 Earlier Items: 
The Empire Zone:
The Trouble With Chelsea  —  Has the former first daughter lost her chance to vote?
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
How to watch the elections
Anita Wadhwani / Tennessean.com:
Dems will go to court this afternoon to ask for polls to stay open
Associated Press:
High Voter Turnout Reported
Christy Hoppe / Dallas Morning News:
Perry believes non-Christians doomed
Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
One Hundred Hours  —  In 100 hours, the top five oil companies …
news.cincinnati.com:
No ID, no vote  —  Chabot turned away at polls
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