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6:15 AM ET, November 5, 2008

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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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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 …
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Obama Beats McCain to Become First Black President  —  McCain Graciously Concedes to Obama  —  Barack Obama cruised to victory Tuesday night in an historic triumph that promised change, overcame centuries of prejudice and fulfilled Martin Luther King's dream that a man be judged not by the color …
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.
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.
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
History happens: Obama wins
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Barack Obama, our next president
Anchorage Daily News:
Stevens-Begich race tightens, Young leads in House race  —  Alaska's race for U.S. Senate is still too close to call, although Sen. Ted Stevens is creeping farther ahead of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich in his bid for a seventh term.  With 72 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night …
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David Owens / Hartford Courant:
Shays Concedes  —  New England's last remaining Republivan in the U.S. House of Representatives was swept out of office today, largely by Democratic surge in his hometown of Bridgeport and an Obama wave throughout the 4th Congressional District.  —  U.S. Rep. Chris Shays conceded defeat …
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Murtha wins reelection despite controversial remarks
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Jennifer Brown / Denver Post:
Musgrave unseated by Markey
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Early Transition Decisions to Shape Obama Presidency
Discussion: War and Piece
Peter Baker / New York Times:
For Obama, No Time for Laurels; Now the Hard Part
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Los Angeles Times:
Gay marriage ban leading  —  Possible passage of Prop.8 throws thousands of same-sex unions into doubt.  —  A measure to once again ban gay marriage in California led Tuesday, throwing into doubt the unions of an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who wed during the last 4 1/2 months.
Discussion: Alas, a blog, The RBC and L.A. Now
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John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:   Battle over same-sex marriage ending
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Good for Obama, bad for same-sex marriage?
Discussion: Reason
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
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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:   Looking for a Post-Election Republican Agenda?:
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Coleman vs. Franken: Recount looms  —  Minnesotans likely will have to wait for a winner in the U.S. Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.  —  One of the most bitter U.S. Senate races in Minnesota history continued to grind on early this morning, with Republican Sen. Norm Coleman …
Discussion: LiberalOasis
David Espo / Associated Press:
Obama sweeps to victory as first black president  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Salon
Andy Barr / The Politico:
2008 turnout shatters all records  —  More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.  —  With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Associated Press
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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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.
 
 
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Associated Press:
California exit poll highlights
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Congratulations And Thanks
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Reuters:
FACTBOX: Key U.S. ballot initiatives and the 2008 election
Tom Matzzie / The Huffington Post:
What Obama's Win Means
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Memo to Political Commentators for the Next Four Years …
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
MSNBC Promo: ‘Experience the Power of Change’
Discussion: Moonbattery and Michelle Malkin
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why No Bin Laden Tape?
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
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
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Volunteer On Scene Disputes Fox News' Suggestions That Black …