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11:40 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.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
No.  —  I ask you, considering the margins that we are looking at this morning in a whole lot of the races that the Democrats won yesterday, in both the House and the Senate, what was Rahm Emmanuel thinking saying this: … Let me get this straight, we have just taken back the House and …
Discussion: TAPPED, MaxSpeak and Suburban Guerrilla
Peter Wallsten / Los Angeles Times:
Bush likely to resist calls for major change  —  Statements during the campaign suggest there is little that House Democrats and the president can be expected to agree on.  —  WASHINGTON — With increasing fervor, President Bush spent the final weeks of the 2006 campaign castigating Democrats …
Discussion: Is That Legal?
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: NewsHog, Maggie's Farm and Kiko's House
CNN:   White House extends olive branch to House
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.
The Allen Report:   President Bush's Opening Gambit for Surviving Divided Government
Washington Post:
Democrats Reclaim House; Control of Senate Pending
Discussion: and INDCJournal
Alex Massie / Telegraph:
Democrats 'have a little list' of investigations
Discussion: Informed Comment
Dems take House, CNN projects; Senate still undecided
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.
Discussion: Bark Bark Woof Woof and Wonkette
Tyler Whitley / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Nation watches Virginia  —  Allen-Webb race could help tilt control of U.S. Senate  —  Democrat Jim Webb leads George Allen in a Senate race that appears headed to a recount, but his margin grew as more returns were tallied early this morning.  —  Allen led for most of the night …
Discussion: DonkeyRising and
John O'Neil / New York Times:
A Virginia Recount Would Not Come Soon
Discussion: A Tiny Revolution
William Branigin / Washington Post:   Voter Turnout Strong for Midterm Elections
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.
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.
The Wausau Daily Herald Latest Headlines News:
Hotel yanks CNN; says network is pro-terrorist  —  Wausau Daily Herald  —  ROTHSCHILD — Guests at one local hotel who switch on the TV in search of the latest news no longer have CNN as an option.  —  The Stoney Creek Inn, 1100 Imperial Ave., in Rothschild has dropped the 24-hour news channels CNN …
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:
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 …
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.
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Democrats win majority of state legislatures
Discussion: TAPPED
Bull Moose:
KOSenfreude*  —  The Moose gloats and kvells.  —  There is great joy in Mooseland.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Hatch concedes to Pawlenty
Discussion: Power Line
Austin Bay /
Saddam's Conviction  —  Josef Stalin died in power …
Rhonda Schwartz Reports / The Blotter:
Payback Time: Who the Democrats Will Target
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and QandO
Washington Post:
The Voters' Message  —  SIX YEARS OF nearly unbroken one-party rule …
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Campfield beats back challenge
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Final Thoughts  —  I'm back at the hotel after the CNN blogger bash …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"In the grand Althouse plan, keeping everybody humble..."
Matthew Yglesias:
Sign of the Times  —  Veteran congressman Jim Leach (R-IA) …
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Ortega Wins Back Presidency of Nicaragua
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Subpoena Powers...ACTIVATE!!
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Vanity Party Wins in CT
Ernesto Londono / Washington Post:
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Stephen Totilo / Game File:
An interview with Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer on Xbox growth, job cuts, and why getting rid of physical Xbox discs is “not a strategic thing for us”

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Messaging app Signal finally rolls out usernames in beta, letting users conceal their phone numbers; Signal still requires inputting a phone number to register

Tom Wilson / Reuters:
Circle no longer plans to mint USDC tokens on the Tron blockchain, effective immediately, to “ensure that USDC remains trusted, transparent, and safe”

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