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6:35 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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).
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Sign the Petition: Strip Joe
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Joe Lieberman's fate to be determined
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.
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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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Roger Simon / The Politico:
McCain at ease after loss
Discussion: Time, Wonkette and LiberalOasis
iowahawk:   Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Rove: Obama Hoodwinked America Into Electing A Progressive President
Discussion: News Hounds
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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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
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
ABCNEWS:
No Criminal Charges Against Spitzer in Prostitution Case  —  Former NY Governor Cleared of Wrongdoing as “Client #9”; Ashley Dupree “Pleased”  —  Federal prosecutors said today they will not bring criminal charges against former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer for his involvement as …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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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
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.
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) …
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 …
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Want a Security Post?  Say Nothing.  —  WASHINGTON — It is a fact universally acknowledged that every living, breathing Democrat — and even some Republicans — who ever owned a passport is jostling for a job on President-elect Barack Obama's national security team.
 
 
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Alberto Sisto / Reuters:
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The Politico:
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Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
In Israel, Rice Admits Constraints on Peace Talks
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Wall Street Journal:
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
For your own good: How media bias saved America!
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Alice Walker / Times of London:
Mind your language, Mr President-elect
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Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
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