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3:45 PM ET, November 6, 2008

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The Politico:
EXCLUSIVE: Emanuel accepts White House job  —  Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), a wily, aggressive West Wing strategist under President Bill Clinton, has accepted the post of White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, Democratic officials tell Politico.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Gibbs will be WH press secretary  —  Robert Gibbs, a top aide to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on his campaign and in his Senate office, will be named the White House press secretary, a top Democratic official said.  —  Gibbs was usually the senior official on Air Obama, the campaign plane.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Emanuel Accepts Job of Obama's Chief of Staff  —  Newly installed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Barack Obama.  Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast of the Associated Press  —  llinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has accepted the job as President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff …
CNN:
Emanuel to be chief of staff
Radley Balko / Reason:
Rahm Emanuel's Universe
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps  —  PHOENIX — As a top adviser in Senator John McCain's now-imploded campaign tells the story, it was bad enough that Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska unwittingly scheduled, and then took, a prank telephone call from a Canadian comedian posing as the president of France.
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Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
Operation Leper  —  RedState is pleased to announce it is engaging …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Civic Responsibility Of Carl Cameron
News-Talk 1110 WBT:
Obama adds symbolic NC victory to White House win  —  President-elect Barack Obama has won North Carolina, adding 15 electoral votes to his wide victory and a symbolic triumph in a state that hadn't voted for a Democrat in more than a generation.  —  The Associated Press declared …
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Used to Early Nights, Washington Is Ready to Stay Up Late
Jeremy Brilliant / WALV-TV:
Obama campaign workers angry over unpaid wages  —  Updated:  —  Indianapolis - Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama.  Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning.
White House:
President Bush Discusses the Transition with Employees of the Executive Office of the President  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming.  Mr. Vice President and Lynne, thank you for being here with us.  Laura and I welcome you to the South Lawn — better known as Barney's playground.  (Laughter.)
Discussion: The Caucus
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Frank James / The Swamp:
Bush to meet with Obama Monday
The Hill:   Obama Should Reinvigorate the Office of Science Techonolgy Policy
Noelle Crombie / Oregonian:
Sen. Gordon Smith calls to concede to Jeff Merkley … Republican Gordon Smith, who has represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate for the last 12 years, this morning called Jeff Merkley, his Democratric challenger, to concede their race.  —  Jon Isaacs, an aide to Merkley …
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CNN:
Smith concedes defeat in Oregon
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Monthly
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Will Obama's First Term Really Just be a Hybrid of Clinton III and GW Bush III?  —  There is a strong chance that Lawrence Summers is going to be returned to the post of Secretary of the Treasury.  If so, he's pulling a “Donald Rumsfeld” who served as Secretary of Defense twice …
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Matthews: My Job Is To Make Obama Presidency a Success  —  Just in time for the new James Bond movie, Chris Matthews has earned himself a new moniker: Odd Job.  Matthews says he sees his job as a journalist as doing everything he can to make the Obama presidency a success.
Discussion: Moonbattery, Hot Air and The Corner
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
An answer to Proposition 8: Repealing DOMA  —  (updated below)  —  The most potent ingredient making Tuesday's election bittersweet is the apparent passage of Proposition 8 in California.  It's one thing for a state to decide in advance not to allow same-sex marriages.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Gay Marriage Backlash
Jane Hamsher / Campaign Silo:
Lieberman After Meeting with Reid - Video  —  Reid and Lieberman won't say what happened in the meeting.  —  My guess?  Reid told him he can stay in the caucus if he steps down from his committee chairmanship (a campaign we started shortly after the 2006 election, thanks to everyone who participated with pitchforks and torches).
Agence France Presse:
‘Impeach Obama’ groups pop up on Facebook … Barack Obama has not even been sworn in yet as the 44th president of the United States but groups are springing up online calling for his impeachment.  —  On Facebook, an “Impeach Barack Obama” group has attracted more than 700 members …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
McCain at ease after loss  —  On the day after his victory, Barack Obama faced a world in financial crisis, shooting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a nation that expected him to deliver on all his promises.  —  John McCain faced a barbecue.  —  “I got nine racks of ribs,” McCain told his closest aide and co-author, Mark Salter.
Paul Walsh / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken says recount is needed  —  The Democrat's deficit is down to 341 votes in his Senate battle with Norm Coleman.  —  Democrat Al Franken, locked in an overtime election battle with incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, said today that he is pushing ahead with the recount of Tuesday's voting.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
How the President-Elect Did It  —  The new voters changed the game.  —  Intense and gripping, the 2008 election was also historic.  The son of a Kenyan immigrant and an American mother has risen to the presidency of history's most powerful nation.  Who was not moved by the sight …
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Writers welcome a literary president-elect  —  NEW YORK - Last winter, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison received a phone call from Sen. Barack Obama, then the underdog to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  Obama had contacted Morrison to ask for her support.
Quin Hillyer / American Spectator:
Saul Alinsky Takes the White House  —  Conservatives may not realize just how difficult it might be to recover from this week's elections.  —  The day after the big defeat, the conservative chatter everywhere was about how the “movement” and the Republican Party (two different things) …
 
 
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Waxman working to oust Dingell
The Trail / Washington Post:
Ogden Will Lead Justice Dept. Transition
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Dear President-Elect Obama, Could We Please Have a Ministry …
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NY Daily News:
Gang angry at Obama win beat me, says teen
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
MoveOn — How Do You Like them Now?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP in dire straits
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org and New York Times