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9:00 AM ET, November 6, 2008

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CNN:
Sources: McCain aide fired for ‘trashing’ staff  —  (CNN) — Randy Scheunemann, a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain, was fired from the Arizona senator's campaign last week for what one aide called “trashing” the campaign staff, three senior McCain advisers tell CNN.
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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.
Michelle Malkin:
The McCain campaign's classless cowards; Update: Palin reacts  —  Scroll down for updates...1:29am Eastern Palin holds press conference in Anchorage after arriving late on her flight from Arizona...refuses to comment on gossip spread by unnamed sources and “small, bitter” people saying …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TRYING TO BURY HER  —  Part of me thinks I shouldn't be watching Fox News reporter and sometimes fabulist Carl Cameron dishing the McCain campaign's dirt on Sarah Palin.  But well, when Mothra goes up against Godzilla, how can you not watch?  Here's Cameron telling Fox's Shep Smith …
Discussion: Guardian and Kevin Drum
Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
Operation Leper  —  RedState is pleased to announce it is engaging in a special project: Operation Leper.  —  We're tracking down all the people from the McCain campaign now whispering smears against Governor Palin to Carl Cameron and others.  Michelle Malkin has the details.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Fox News drops another load of dirty laundry on Palin  —  Unlike the first clip, this one does corroborate some of the details in the Newsweek report — sort of.  Newsweek claims Palin appeared to McCain's aides in a bath towel; Cameron says it's a bathrobe.
The Huffington Post:
Palin Didn't Know Africa Is A Continent, Says Fox News Reporter (VIDEO)  —  Read More: 2008 Election, Fox News Reporter On Sarah Palin Video, Palin Africa Video, Palin Fox News Reporter Africa Video, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Africa Continent Video, Sarah Palin Didn't Know Africa Continent, Video, Politics News
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Dems lower expectations  —  Democratic leaders are tamping down on expectations for rapid change and trying to signal they will place a calm hand on the nation's tiller.  —  “The country must be governed from the middle,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday.
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Democrats Win 18 More House Seats
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Dale Carpenter / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Losing California: Last night I stood in the heart of San Francisco's Castro district, the epicenter of the gay-rights movement.  Around me were thousands of people cheering and dancing for Barack Obama's victory and for the promise it brings gay America.  Meanwhile, on a large screen …
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama Turns to Building Leadership Team  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama offered the key post of White House chief of staff to Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the first step in building a team that is expected to take shape in coming days.  —  The quick transition from campaign …
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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Novak: 3 Million Vote Margin = Mandate For Bush; 7 Million For Obama = No Mandate  —  Despite resounding progressive victories last night, conservative pundits continue to repeat the myth of a conservative country.  Right-wing pundit Robert Novak climbed aboard the bandwagon …
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Jazz Shaw / The Moderate Voice:   Let's Make Sure We Keep it Clean in Oregon, Shall We?
Matt Lewis / Townhall.com:   Fishy Development in Oregon?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
What In The Hell Happened in Alaska?  —  Although Ted Stevens holds a small lead in Alaska and is the favorite to retain his seat, the outcome is not as inevitable as it might appear to be.  Stevens currently holds a lead of 3,353 votes, or about 1.5 percent of the votes tallied so far.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and Roll Call
Alex Altman / Time:
Guy Fawkes Day  —  Revellers celebrate Guy Fawkes Day.  In 1605 Fawkes unsuccessfully attempted to commit the infamous act of terror of blowing up King James I and the Houses of Parliament.  —  The English, among other talents, are adept at nurturing their grudges.
Discussion: On Deadline and Jules Crittenden
Lynn Bonner / Raleigh News & Observer:
Obama unoffical winner in North Carolina  —  Democrat Barack Obama is the unofficial winner in North Carolina, but the victory over Sen. John McCain won't be sealed until provisional ballots are counted and certified next month.  —  Unofficial returns show Obama ahead by 13,746 votes.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Task Ahead  —  The celebration of Barack Obama's victory was genuine and heartfelt, as it should have been.  No one who has lived in this country and knows its history can be insensitive to the significance of his election.  —  Symbolically and substantively, it sends a message …
William J. Kole / Associated Press:
Suddenly, it may be cool to be an American again  —  VIENNA, Austria - She was a stranger, and she kissed me.  Just for being an American.  —  It happened on the bus on my way to work Wednesday morning, a few hours after compatriots clamoring for change swept Barack Obama to his historic victory.
Discussion: Wizbang and NewsBusters.org
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Election Unleashes a Flood of Hope Worldwide
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The McCain Belt  —  Interesting map available on the NYT home page shows the places where McCain did better than Bush did in 2004:  —  You can see why John McCain's principled stand against higher taxes on the wealthy would have a special resonance in this region.
 
 
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Elizabeth Stanton / Bloomberg:
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Discussion: Pajamas Media and www.redstate.com
Saeed Minhas / Toledo Blade:
‘Joe the Plumber’ makes plans to take his politics online
Discussion: Wonkette and Firedoglake
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