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1:25 AM ET, November 7, 2008


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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.
Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Reid looking to remove Lieberman as committee head  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Majority Leader Harry Reid, steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of John McCain for president.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Sign the Petition: Strip Joe
Discussion: MyDD
Ari / Oxdown Gazette:
Musical Chairs  —  In the Senate Democratic Committee chairmanships …
Discussion: MyDD
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 …
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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Civic Responsibility Of Carl Cameron
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.
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 …
Discussion: Democrat=Socialist
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.”
Shannyn Moore / The BRAD BLOG:
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 …
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.
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
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.
Lynn Thomasson / Bloomberg:
U.S. Stocks Tumble in Market's Worst Two-Day Slump Since 1987  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks slid, sending the market to its biggest two-day slump since 1987, after jobless claims jumped and the shrinking economy crushed earnings at companies from Blackstone Group Inc. to News Corp.
Discussion: Hot Air
Tim Paradis / Associated Press:   Stocks tumble, lose 10 percent in 2-day rout
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.
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG:
FILIBUSTER-PROOF DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BEGINS TO LINE UP IN U.S. SENATE  —  In case you haven't been able to keep up with the barrage of reporting here over the last 48 hours —  concerning serious election irregularities in various races around the country —
Discussion: Fox News
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.
New York Times:
Georgia Claims on Russia War Called Into Question  —  TBILISI, Georgia — Newly available accounts by independent military observers of the beginning of the war between Georgia and Russia this summer call into question the longstanding Georgian assertion that it was acting defensively against separatist and Russian aggression.
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.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
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
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.
New York Times:
No Federal Charges Against Spitzer  —  ALBANY — Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not be charged with any crime for his patronage of a prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.  —  The announcement was made by the office of Michael J. Garcia, the United States attorney in Manhattan.
No Criminal Charges Against Spitzer in Prostitution Case
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Fox News:
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Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
A Blowout? No, but a Clear-Cut Win, for a Change
Washington Times:
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Discussion: Power Line and Michelle Malkin
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) is in the running to be the new …
Discussion: The Swamp
Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Alice Walker / Times of London:
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Discussion: Guardian and normblog
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