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3:20 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.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Emanuel Accepts Job of Obama's Chief of Staff  —  Newly installed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Barack Obama.  Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast of the Associated Press  —  llinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has accepted the job as President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff …
CNN:
Emanuel to be chief of staff
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs, MyDD and Firedoglake
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Used to Early Nights, Washington Is Ready to Stay Up Late
New York Times:
Obama Aides Tamp Down Expectations
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps  —  PHOENIX — As a top adviser in Senator John McCain's now-imploded campaign tells the story, it was bad enough that Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska unwittingly scheduled, and then took, a prank telephone call from a Canadian comedian posing as the president of France.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Civic Responsibility Of Carl Cameron
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Scheuneman-Kristol Axis  —  Scheuneman was always a McCain man.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Wingnuts Prepare to Wind the Cocoon Tighter
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.
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 …
Andy Serwer / Fortune:
Captain's Blog: Once and future Treasury Secretary?  —  Larry Summers is in the lead to get Obama's most pressing appointment as head of the Treasury, says Fortune Managing Editor Andy Serwer.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — There has been much talk of whom President-elect Barack Obama will name as his Treasury secretary.
Discussion: Wonkette
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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 …
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CNN:
Smith concedes defeat in Oregon
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Monthly
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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Wonkette
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Michael Scherer / Time:
McCain Aide Mark Salter Reflects on the Defeat
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
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 …
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
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
What Would Goldwater Do?  —  WASHINGTON — Graciously conceding as vice president in 1980, Walter Mondale spoke of voters wielding “their staggering power.”  This year's energized electorate did that, thereby proving, among other things, that bad governance is good for turnout …
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 …
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.
 
 
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NY Daily News:
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
MoveOn — How Do You Like them Now?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP in dire straits
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org and New York Times