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12:35 AM ET, November 7, 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.
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 …
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Commute or Relocate? In Capital, an Enduring Question
The Huffington Post:
Lieberman Meets With Reid, Tries To Cling To Senate Chairmanship  —  Bolstered by a newly expanded majority, Harry Reid met with Joe Lieberman on Thursday to sketch out the conditions by which the Connecticut independent could continue to caucus with Senate Democrats.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Sign the Petition: Strip Joe  —  The Huffington Post is reporting that in their meeting today, Reid told Lieberman that he had to step down from his position as chair of the Homeland Security Committee if he remained in the Democratic Caucus.  Lieberman did not accept this offer …
Discussion: MyDD
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Lieberman keeps committee for now
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Taylor Marsh
Ari / Oxdown Gazette:
Musical Chairs  —  In the Senate Democratic Committee chairmanships …
Discussion: MyDD
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Joe Lieberman's fate to be determined
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
A Few Things You'd Have to Believe to Believe What McCain Staffers Say About Sarah Palin  —  Let's add some context to the Carl Cameron and Newsweek airing of rumors from anonymous McCain/Palin staffers.  The most controversial claims, all of which come without names attached because the purveyors …
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
Discussion: Think Progress
Pat / BelchSpeak:
Reason 142 to Homeschool: Obama Teachers Won't Bully Kids Who Support McCain  —  Welcome, HotAir Readers!  —  And Welcome Michelle Malkin Readers!  —  Wow, this post has gotten quite a bit of Attention.  Thanks to Moonbattery, Riehl World View, Neptunus Lex, American Power, Lone Star Times …
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.
SOMETHING SMELLS VERY FISHY IN ALASKA  —  ANCHORAGE - 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 …
Michael C. Moynihan / Reason:
A Chavista at the EPA?  —  According to the Washington Post, Barack Obama is “looking at possibly appointing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head the Environmental Protection Agency, according to sources familiar with the process, though he is eying several other prominent environmentalists as well.”
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.
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Report: '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new report from American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday's election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago — or at most has risen by less than 1 percent.
Corky Siemaszko / NY Daily News:
Brooklyn Marine & wife tortured, slain in Calif.; 4 Marines charged  —  A Brooklyn-raised Marine sergeant and his new bride were tortured and killed execution-style in their California home - allegedly by four other Marines under his command.  —  Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, who was raised in Bensonhurst …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Right's Inequality Challenge  —  In politics, there are lots of ways to win an election.  The best thing is to just be lucky.  If your opponent screws up enough, you'll win.  But it's one thing to win an election and another thing to implement a successful governing agenda.
Discussion: Angry Bear
Will Wilkinson:
Tomorrow's Politics of Inequality Today!
Discussion: The Corner
Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster  —  Although I have not always been the most outspoken advocate of President-Elect Barack Obama, today I would like to congratulate him and add my voice to the millions of fellow citizens who are celebrating his historic and frightening election victory.
Thomas Schaller / Salon:   What does Obama's victory mean?
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.
Mark Finkelstein /
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
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Joe the Plumber is a welfare queen too...  John Amato's virtual online magazine...OK, It's a blog!  — Home- Archives  — Tags Directory  — Contact Us- Donate … Is there anything this guy hasn't been involved in?  What's next for Joe, “Dancing with the Stars?”
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Making Him Do It  —  I was reading through the comment section of a few posts this morning (something I rarely can bring myself to do anymore) and I realized that I need to remind people of something that's very important for successful governance: … If Obama wants to govern as liberally …
Discussion: The Sideshow
Fox News:
Ahmadinejad Offers Obama Landmark Congratulations  —  For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian leader has offered well wishes to a U.S. president-elect.  —  TEHRAN,Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Barack Obama on his election win …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
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Buying Guns, for Fear of Losing the Right to Bear Them
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
A Blowout? No, but a Clear-Cut Win, for a Change
Washington Times:
Blunt gives up No. 2 GOP leadership role
Discussion: Power Line and Michelle Malkin
Alberto Sisto / Reuters:
Italy's Berlusconi hails “suntanned” Obama
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Real Opposition
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
For your own good: How media bias saved America!
Alice Walker / Times of London:
Mind your language, Mr President-elect
Discussion: Guardian and normblog
Quin Hillyer / American Spectator:
Saul Alinsky Takes the White House