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12:40 PM ET, November 5, 2008

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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 …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Franken not conceding  —  (CNN) - Minnesota Senate challenger Al Franken is not conceding his race against incumbent GOP Sen. Norm Coleman.  —  The two men are separated by less than 600 votes with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.  The Associated Press called the race for Coleman Wednesday morning.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Associated Press:
AP Uncalls Minnesota Senate Race
CNN:
Key races still too close to call
Nitya / Political Punch:
Obama Offers Rahm Emanuel Job of White House Chief of Staff  —  ABC News has learned that President-elect Obama has offered the White House chief of staff job to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.  —  Emanuel, a knowledgeable source tells ABC News, has not yet given his answer.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
76 days to Inauguration - “A national catharsis”  —  Rahm Emanuel is top choice for chief of staff — Newsweek: Palin sprees worse than reported — Obama Day declared in Kenya — ABC's Jonathan Karl to Hill  —  Good Wednesday morning.  The New York Times banner is a single, capitalized word: “OBAMA.”
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Newsweek:
Highlights from NEWSWEEK's special election project. … The computer systems of both the Obama and McCain campaigns were victims of a sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity,” prompting a federal investigation, NEWSWEEK reports today.  —  At the Obama headquarters in midsummer …
Aaron Beard / Raleigh News & Observer:
N.C. presidential race too close to call
Discussion: Scripting News
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.
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: THE 44TH PRESIDENT  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann  —  *** The 44th President: In a just a little more than four years, an Illinois state senator who delivered a rousing speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention will now become …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and Hot Air
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Rose Garden / White House:
President Bush Discusses Presidential Election
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Heretik
Washington Wire:   Powell Says He Wouldn't Serve in Obama Administration
Los Angeles Times:
Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages  —  Passage of Prop.8 throws thousands of same-sex unions into doubt.  —  UPDATE: Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages.  With more than 95% of the vote counted, the measure leads 52.1% to 47.9%.
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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Stevens leads Begich by thin margin  —  Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was leading challenger Mark Begich with most of the election returns in hand Tuesday night, despite being found guilty of seven felonies and polls showing him in deep trouble.  —  With more than 80 percent of the precincts reporting …
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CNN:
Reid, Lieberman to meet
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
John Leicester / Associated Press:
Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe  —  PARIS - Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow.
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The Onion:
Nation Finally S**tty Enough To Make Social Progress
Discussion: FishBowlNY
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Analysis: Barack Obama's victory is head-spinning stuff
Discussion: Guardian and Fausta's Blog
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
God Save This Honorable Court  —  Duncan Black writes: … At the moment the Supreme Court consists of one very smart centrist-liberal Democrat, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; one very smart centrist-centrist Democrat, Stephen Breyer; one very old good-hearted Republican, John Paul Stevens …
Discussion: THE TOOT
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Three huge, immediate reasons to be happy about last night
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Andrew / Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State:
Election 2008: what really happened  —  After a quick look at the election results and exit polls (from www.cnn.com), some thoughts:  —  1. The election was pretty close.  Obama won by about 5% of the vote, consistent with the latest polls and consistent with his forecast vote based on forecasts based on the economy.
Jim Tharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
No decision, no majority in Senate race  —  Chambliss, Martin waiting for final votes to be counted to see if runoff needed  —  Georgia's U.S. Senate race remained in doubt Wednesday morning as neither major party candidate had more than 50 percent of the vote.
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 …
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
After a Night of Illusions, Television Records Reality  —  Just as one day was giving way to another, Barack Obama appeared before thousands of cheering supporters in Chicago's Grant Park and said, “Change has come to America” — which naturally made them cheer all the louder.
Discussion: Argghhh!
New York Times:
The Next President  —  This is one of those moments in history when it is worth pausing to reflect on the basic facts:  —  An American with the name Barack Hussein Obama, the son of a white woman and a black man he barely knew, raised by his grandparents far outside the stream of American power and wealth …
Tom Kizzia / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin faces questions, different landscape when she returns to Alaska  —  ANCHORAGE - Can Sarah Palin go home again?  —  In the 68 days since Alaska's governor began her run for vice president, things have changed on the home front.  Some of her former allies are fuming, and former enemies are lying in wait.
Discussion: Wonkette and MSNBC
 
 
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
You Did Not Lose  —  Tears streaked the faces of the young …
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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Senate Races: Democrats have fifty-six seats, Republicans forty.
Peter Kirsanow / The Corner:
Fight  —  Now back to the real world.  It's traditional …
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John / Power Line:
No Landslide  —  Barack Obama's victory last night …
City Room:
Democrats Take State Senate
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