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2:00 AM ET, November 5, 2008

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Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Obama elected 44th president  —  ‘Change has come to America,’ first African-American leader tells country  —  Supporters of Barack Obama celebrate as they await his victory address at Grant Park in Chicago.  —  ‘End of a long journey’  —  Nov. 4: John McCain concedes to Barack Obama …
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Washington Post:
Obama Makes History  —  U.S. Decisively Elects First Black President; Democrats Expand Control of Congress  —  Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was elected the nation's 44th president yesterday, riding a reformist message of change and an inspirational exhortation of hope to become the first African American to ascend to the White House.
Discussion: New York Times and Liberal Values
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Barack Obama, our next president  —  Sen. Barack Obama holds a rally at the Prince Williams County Fairgrounds in Manassas, Virginia on Monday, November 3, 2008.  (Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / November 3, 2008)  —  Barack Obama, who launched an admittedly improbable campaign …
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
History happens: Obama wins
Discussion: War and Piece and AMERICAblog News
Forbes:
Full Text: Obama's Victory Speech  —  Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery  —  If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Fox News:
RAW DATA: Text of John McCain's Concession Speech  —  John McCain delivers his concession speech after losing the presidential election to Barack Obama  —  JOHN MCCAIN: Thank you.  Thank you, my friends.  Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
McCain's Concession Speech
Discussion: abu muqawama
Associated Press:
Democrats unseat GOP House incumbents  —  'It's the night we have been waiting for,' says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  —  Democratic challenger Jim Himes defeated U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., on Tuesday to give Democrats every House seat from New England.  —  DeLay: Dems will cause damage
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Jennifer Brown / Denver Post:
Musgrave unseated by Markey
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Murtha wins reelection despite controversial remarks
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and A Blog For All
Scott / Power Line:
TEN THESES ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA  —  The historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States calls for reflections far beyond these provisional thoughts, but here are ten:  —  1. The original thesis of the Obama candidacy was that, in a multiparty field …
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Tom Matzzie / The Huffington Post:   What Obama's Win Means
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
Battle over same-sex marriage ending  —  (11-04) 21:45 PST SAN FRANCISCO — After a heated, divisive campaign, fueled by a record $73 million of spending, California voters Tuesday were backing Prop. 8, which would change the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Good for Obama, bad for same-sex marriage?
Discussion: Reason
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Bill Ayers Speaks  —  CHICAGO — In his first interview since he became an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground leader, said today that he had a distant relationship with Barack Obama and that Obama's opponents had turned him into “a cartoon character.”
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
MR. AYERS'S NEIGHBORHOOD  —  Early this morning, the Obama family voted …
Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
EMANUEL OFFERED TOP OBAMA SLOT  —  Three House Democratic sources confirmed Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered a Chief of Staff job with an Obama White House and is currently “agonizing” over whether to take the job.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Fox's Nina Easton: 'I think there's a real possibility' that this is now a ‘center-left’ country.»  —  This evening on Fox News, host Brit Hume commented, “It has been conventional wisdom for some time, and I certainly thought it was true, that this is a center right country.”
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Michelle Malkin:
Obama's civilian security force: Billy club-wielding security guards at Philly polls  —  Here's the vid of billy club-wielding “security” guards at the 1221 Fairmount Ave. polling place in Philly from Election Journal.  Just as I suspected, these guys look like NBPP from the emblem on one of the “guard's” jackets.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Volunteer On Scene Disputes Fox News' Suggestions That Black …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
For Obama, No Time for Laurels; Now the Hard Part  —  WASHINGTON — No president since before Barack Obama was born has ascended to the Oval Office confronted by the accumulation of seismic challenges awaiting him.  Historians grasping for parallels point to Abraham Lincoln taking office …
Discussion: Below The Beltway
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:   Obama to Assemble Transition Team
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Why O Why O Why  —  from our David Kahane's amanuensis:
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Jim Manzi / The Corner:
Overcome  —  I have argued in this space that I believe that neither of this year's nominees was likely to be a successful President.  I continue to believe that Barack Obama is likely to be a poor President who will attempt to implement policies that will be detrimental to the national interest.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Looking for a Post-Election Republican Agenda?:  Here's something I think the vast majority of Republicans/conservatives/libertarians can agree on: holding Obama to this pledge, made to the American public during the third debate: … UPDATE: Not that I expect this to happen …
Discussion: Say Anything
TMZ.com:
Tim Robbins Couldn't Vote — Cops Called  —  Tim Robbins tried voting at his NYC polling place earlier today.  There was some kind of ruckus and the cops were called.  —  Apparently Robbins has been voting at that polling place for more than a decade, but today his name wasn't on the register.
Market Wire:
Republican National Committee Prepares for Computerized Voting Fraud Legal Battle  —  Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago-based computer forensics company, was contacted last Thursday by a security firm lining up vendors to assist the Republican National Committee with consulting related to potential allegations of computerized voter fraud.
The Corner:
Vote Early, Vote Often  —  An Obama voter in Pennsylvania admits to CNN that he voted multiple times:
Discussion: Commentary
Michelle Malkin:
Gird your loins, conservatives  —  There is no time to lick wounds, point fingers, and wallow in post-election mud.  —  I'm getting a lot of moan-y, sad-face “What do we do now, Michelle?” e-mails.  —  What do we do now?  We do what we've always done.  —  We stand up for our principles …
Discussion: PrestoPundit
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Sour Loser  —  Just watched Wonder Boy's speech.  Hmph.  “Callused hands”?  When did he ever have callused hands?  —  All right, I'm sour.  The most liberal member of the U.S. Senate!  And that shakedown-artist of a wife, with the permanent frown!  And Joe Biden! ...  I'm sour about the GOP too.
Discussion: PrestoPundit
 
 
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Ross Douthat:
Congratulations, President-Elect Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Macsmind
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Waneth the Trembling Moon
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Election Night
Discussion: Pajamas Media, The Corner and Althouse
Washington Wire:
Fox Says Dole Defeated in N.C., Shaheen Unseats Sununu In N.H.
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
MSNBC Promo: ‘Experience the Power of Change’
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Moonbattery
Michaelscherer / Swampland:
Steve Schmidt Talks On The Final McCain Flight
Discussion: Firedoglake
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why No Bin Laden Tape?
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Julian Walker / Virginian-Pilot:
McCain campaign sues over overseas military ballots
 Earlier Items: 
Rob Crilly / Times of London:
Barack Obama's Kenyan family to celebrate by slaughtering bulls, chicken and goats
Discussion: The Corner
The Huffington Post:
“Fox & Friends” Host Steve Doocy Falsely Identifies Barack …
Discussion: Think Progress and Comedy Central
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Difference-Makers  —  I've been a little bit surprised …
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Today's Election-in-Process Talking Points
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Kevin Drum
Megan McArdle:
Big Day  —  This is a pretty great day to be living in a heavily black neighborhood.
Discussion: TigerHawk
Boyd Reed / eastside93's Blog:
I Didn't Vote For Obama Today