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5:30 AM ET, November 8, 2006

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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.
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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 …
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 …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
GOP Senators Ousted in Pa., Ohio, R.I.
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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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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ABCNEWS:
Preliminary Exit Poll Results Show Disapproval of Bush  —  About Four in 10 'Strongly' Disapprove of Bush; Iraq High on List of Concerns  —  Preliminary exit poll results indicate that nearly six in 10 voters today disapprove of the way President Bush is handling his job.  —  About four in 10 approve.
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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.
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.
Discussion: The Agonist and Redstate
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 …
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.
Matthew Yglesias:
Sign of the Times  —  Veteran congressman Jim Leach (R-IA) went down to defeat in the massacre of 2006.  I'm no apologist for "moderate Republicans" but it is worth saying that Leach was, in my estimation, fairly clearly the best House Republican.  Nevertheless, one can only be thrilled with his defeat.
Discussion: Des Moines Register and TAPPED
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.
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.
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Live News Wire  —  RESULTS: NATIONAL **** SENATE **** HOUSE **** GOVERNORS  —  Democrats Win The House  —  Dems Pick Up RI, OH, PA... VA tight as a tick; Recount Likely.... Missouri Close...Corker leading in TN...Kyl wins in AZ... Dems Pick Up AZ 08, FL 16, 22, , PA 07, CT 05, PA 10 …
 
 
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Lieberman Wins  —  Christy from Firedoglake was just on CNN giving …
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Michelle Malkin:
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Abortion ban opponents maintain sizable lead
Think Progress:
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Kos / Daily Kos:
Today is the end of the electronic voting machine
Frank Devlin / Morning Call:
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U.S. Newswire:
MoveOn Offers $250,000 Reward for Evidence Leading to Voter Fraud Conviction
Roll Call:
Democrats Allege That Calls to Latino Voters Have Threatened Arrest
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Mark Tapscott / Examiner:
Examiner Blog Boarders predict today's election
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and TKS
CNN:
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote
Christy Hoppe / Dallas Morning News:
Perry believes non-Christians doomed
George Merritt / Denver Post:
Voting nightmare: Democrats seek extension
 

 
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