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8:00 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 …
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
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Barack Obama, our next president
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
History happens: Obama wins
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 …
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
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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Associated Press:
California exit poll highlights
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:   Battle over same-sex marriage ending
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 …
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
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?:
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: Vox Popoli and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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
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 …
Dean Baker / The Huffington Post:
President Obama's Path to Greatness: Health Care As Stimulus  —  President Obama won an enormous victory tonight, that will change the country.  But this is just the beginning as he said in his victory speech.  —  President Obama has the opportunity to establish himself …
Discussion: The Agonist
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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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Congratulations And Thanks
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Volunteer On Scene Disputes Fox News' Suggestions That Black …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin discusses her future