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4:55 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.
Paul / Power Line:
NO MORE MR. NICE GUY?  —  Rahm Emanuel apparently will be Barack Obama's chief of staff.  Emanuel has what I take to be a well-earned reputation as a fierce, ruthless, and often nasty partisan.  Peter Wehner provides some amusing cases in point.  —  Some, including Wehner …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP in dire straits
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org and New York Times
Radley Balko / Reason:
Rahm Emanuel's Universe
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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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.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The Palin knives come out  —  The quadrennial Newsweek special post-election edition, Elisabeth Bumiller and Campaign Carl Cameron all break new ground on the internecine feuding between Palin and McCain forces.  —  There were, of course, ritualistic denials from aides to both candidates that such sniping …
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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 and Hot Air
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 …
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iowahawk:   Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster
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.
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
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 …
SHANNYN MOORE:
STOLEN ELECTION IN ALASKA?  —  Something stinks.  Not just an ordinary low tide smell.  Not like something you'd blame on the dog.  It smells like an infection.  For me to plug my nose, I'd have to overlook some curious facts.  In Alaska, more people voted for George W. Bush in 2004 …
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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).
Pat / BelchSpeak:
Reason 142 to Homeschool: Obama Teachers Won't Bully Kids Who Support McCain  —  Welcome, HotAir Readers!  —  And Welcome Michelle Malkin Readers!  —  This is a video of Diantha Harris, a lifelong democrat and avid Barack Obama supporter.  She is also a lousy schoolteacher, as is evidenced by the mushmouthed kids in her class.
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 …
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) …
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.)
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.
 
 
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Lauren Rubinfeld / The Huffington Post:
Letters to President Obama from Fourth Graders in Harlem
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Obama's Real Opposition
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Chamber of Commerce: U.S. in a recession
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
For your own good: How media bias saved America!
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Breaking the Lock  —  My TAP post-election column is how …
Discussion: American Prospect
Alice Walker / Times of London:
Mind your language, Mr President-elect
Discussion: Guardian, normblog and Harry's Place
John Chase / Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich says Obama replacement search under way
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Wire
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Right Turn in July Put McCain on Unfamiliar Path
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Equating Clinton's “scandals” with George Bush's
Andy Serwer / Fortune:
Captain's Blog: Once and future Treasury Secretary?
Discussion: StephenBainbridge.com and Wonkette
The Trail / Washington Post:
Ogden Will Lead Justice Dept. Transition
NY Daily News:
Gang angry at Obama win beat me, says teen
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Gothamist