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7:15 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.
Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line:
Axelrod, Emanuel to Obama White House; Gibbs, Jarrett to Play Key Roles  —  Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod has accepted the position of Senior Adviser in the White House, sources tell ABC News.  —  Robert Gibbs is also likely to join Obama's White House as Press Secretary …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Barney Gets Territorial  —  Not everyone in the White House is taking the news of Barack Obama's victory with aplomb.  —  Reuters television White House correspondent Jon Decker reports that President Bush's dog Barney, going on a walk this morning on the North Lawn, let his reaction to the news show.
Discussion: Gawker, Riehl World View and Needlenose
David Corn:
Is Rahm Emanuel Right for Obama's White House of Change?  —  As I wrote yesterday, it's hard to depict Representative Rahm Emanuel, who has been picked by President-elect Barack Obama to be his White House chief of staff, as an agent of change.  After all, Emanuel has been a Washington player for years and …
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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).
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Sign the Petition: Strip Joe
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Reid: No Decisions Have Been Made On Lieberman's Fate
Discussion: MyDD, Open Left and Swampland
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Joe Lieberman's fate to be determined
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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Robynn Tysver / Omaha World-Herald:
Obama's odds of getting Nebraska electoral vote increase  —  Good news for Barack Obama supporters.  —  His odds of bagging an electoral vote in Nebraska grew stronger this morning, with word that 10,000 to 12,000 early ballots and 5,200 provisional ballots are left to count in Douglas County.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) is in the running to be the new secretary of the Army, defense industry officials say.  Read full story.  —  Obama holds presser Friday  —  And he'll meet Bush on Monday  —  From Mike Allen's BlackBerry: After meeting with economic advisers in Chicago tomorrow …
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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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Los Angeles Times:
Tensions between McCain and Palin camps come to light  —  Workers pack up the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters in Anchorage.  Aides to McCain on Wednesday disclosed new details about Palin's expensive wardrobe purchases and other conflicts.  —  McCain aides talk about the Republican vice …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Civic Responsibility Of Carl Cameron
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.
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.
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Michelle Malkin:
Child abuser: Obama-supporting teacher bullies soldier's daughter
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.
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
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) …
Alberto Sisto / Reuters:
Italy's Berlusconi hails “suntanned” Obama  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave an enthusiastic, if unconventional, welcome on Thursday to the election of Barack Obama, citing among his attributes youth, good looks and a “suntan.”
Discussion: PoliGazette
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Rove: Obama Hoodwinked America Into Electing A Progressive President  —  Last night on Fox's Hannity and Colmes, Karl Rove argued that President-Elect Barack Obama ran a “center-right” campaign, but that if you “dig in” you can uncover the radical socialist that the right-wing warned the country about during the campaign:
Discussion: News Hounds
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.
The Politico:
House Dems celebrate with internal fights  —  Tuesday's election may have made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the most powerful woman in U.S. political history, but she isn't getting much time to celebrate: Some of her colleagues are accusing her of plotting to overthrow a popular committee chairman …
Discussion: CNN, TRAIL BLAZERS and Gristmill
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 …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Real Opposition  —  Presidents come and go; Congressional barons are forever.  —  Now that Barack Obama has vanquished John McCain, he faces a much greater foe: Democrats on Capitol Hill.  They've humbled the last two Democratic Presidents — and with their enhanced majorities next year, they'll be out to do it again.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
 
 
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Associated Press:
Livni: US dialogue with Iran could be problem
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William Yardley / New York Times:
Palin Returns to Snow and Cold of Home
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
For your own good: How media bias saved America!
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Alice Walker / Times of London:
Mind your language, Mr President-elect
Discussion: Guardian and normblog
 Earlier Items: 
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Red, white and true blue: City hoists Old Glory
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Right Turn in July Put McCain on Unfamiliar Path
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Equating Clinton's “scandals” with Bush's
Andy Serwer / Fortune:
Captain's Blog: Once and future Treasury Secretary?
Discussion: StephenBainbridge.com and Wonkette
Roger Simon / The Politico:
McCain at ease after loss
Discussion: Time, Wonkette and LiberalOasis
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP in dire straits
Discussion: Think Progress and HorsesAss.Org