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9:40 PM ET, November 7, 2008

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for ‘careless’ joke  —  President-elect Barack Obama called Nancy Reagan this afternoon to apologize for a joke about her having held “séances” in the White House, an Obama aide said.  —  “President-elect Barack Obama called Nancy Reagan today …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama has spoken only to living presidents  —  Obama says in his first post-election press conference that he's spoken to all the former presidents — Carter, Bush, Clinton, as well as the current Bush — and, looser than he's been in months, dares a joke at the expense of the widow of the most recently deceased.
CNN:
Transcript: 'I'm going to confront this economic crisis,' Obama says  —  CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama spoke at a his first news conference as president-elect Friday afternoon.  The following is a transcript of the conference:  —  Obama: Thank you very much, everybody.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama's First Press Conference: Mission Accomplished?
Discussion: The Raw Story
Joe Klein / Swampland:
First Press Conference
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE PRESIDENT-ELECT FIELDS A FEW QUESTIONS.... A few days …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
McConnell reaches out to Lieberman  —  Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has reached out to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) about the prospect of joining the Republican Conference, but Lieberman is still bargaining with Democratic leaders to keep his chairmanship, according to Senate aides in both parties.
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The Politico:
Byrd will voluntarily give up chairmanship  —  Senate legend Robert Byrd, approaching 91 this month and hailing a “new day in Washington,” said he would voluntarily give up the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee with the new Congress.  —  “To everything there is a season …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHAT LIEBERMAN FINDS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’.... As political theater goes, the exploits of Joe Lieberman really are odd. … Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), according to multiple reports and sources, has no intention of allowing Lieberman to stay on as chairman of Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
IT'S NOT A NEGOTIATION  —  Joe Lieberman is putting out word …
Discussion: Dependable Renegade
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Hey Joe, Where You Goin with that Chairmanship in Your Hand?
Robynn Tysver / Omaha World-Herald:
Breaking News: Obama wins electoral vote in Nebraska  —  Barack Obama made history today in Nebraska.  —  The Democratic presidential candidate claimed an electoral vote in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District — the first time in more than four decades a Democrat won any of Nebraska's electoral votes.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Change I Can Believe In  —  I have dreams.  I may seem like a boring pundit whose most exotic fantasies involve G.A.O. reports, but deep down, I have dreams.  And right now I'm dreaming of the successful presidency this country needs.  I'm dreaming of an administration led by Barack Obama …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Problems  —  “Democratic strategist” and uber-villager Michael …
Discussion: Open Left
Patterico's Pontifications:
Examples of Obama's Decency  —  I've had some people demanding evidence — any evidence — that Obama is a decent or good man.  I've learned as a lawyer and a blogger that you can't convince someone who resists being convinced, and on the issue of Obama's positive qualities …
John / Power Line:
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MINNESOTA?  —  When the polls closed Tuesday evening, Minnesota's Secretary of State's office showed that Norm Coleman had a 725-vote win in his closely contested race against Al Franken.  By the next morning, however, Coleman's victory was already shrinking.
Brad Jacobson / MediaBloodhound:
The Wounded-Courier: Comedy World Devastated by Obama Victory  —  Comedy World Devastated by Obama Victory  —  As the majority of Americans continue to bask in the glow of Barack Obama's landslide victory on Tuesday, comedians nationwide have suddenly fallen on hard times.  Some literally.
Discussion: Alternate Brain
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
“Irrelevant”  —  Thanks for the memories, but you were all completely “Irrelevant” during the historic victory that Barack Obama achieved during 2008 Presidential election.  All your smears failed to change the course of history.  —  “Irrelevant”  —  “Irrelevant”  —  “Irrelevant”  —  “Irrelevant”
Marc Ambinder:
Rumor Patrol: Romney Camp Spreading Palin Stories?  —  Rumor: Aides and advisers to Mitt Romney are responsible for spreading most of the anti-Palin stories that have been going around; during the campaign, they pressured reporters to look into reports of tension between McCain and Palin factions.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Iowa Here We Come!  —  Mike Huckabee will be stumping in Iowa later …
Discussion: Donklephant
Scott J. Anderson / CNN:
Conservatives blame moderates for GOP losses  —  (CNN) — A conservative leader Friday laid the Republican Party's poor showing at the polls at the feet of moderates who, he argues, led the party away from its core principles.  —  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council told CNN …
Associated Press:
Palin denounces her critics as cowardly  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign.
Discussion: Reuters and PoliBlog (TM)
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Nine questions  —  Obama's first press conference as president-elect offered a glimpse of his governing style, looser and more assertive than his cautious campaign mode, though still keeping his interactions with the press brief.  —  This was, of course, a happy occasion for him …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Focus on the Family compares Obama victory to Nazi bombing.»  —  Yesterday evening, James Dobson's Focus on the Family Action sent out a fundraising e-mail lamenting the victory of Barack Obama.  (Dobson had personally endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket.)
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Bozell Says Obama Was A Far-Left Candidate, Seconds Later Says He ‘Won As A Conservative’  —  Reeling from Tuesday's widespread losses, yesterday “about 20 political strategists and social and fiscal conservative leaders met” to discuss the future of the movement at the home of Brent Bozell, head of the right-wing Media Research Center.
Andy / Towleroad:
More Protests Planned Over Passage of Proposition 8: Schedule  —  I will continue adding to this list today as I receive any information on new protests.  —  TODAY, FRIDAY:  —  Tonight, San Francisco Civic Center, 5:30 pm.  From Civic Center (Market/7th) to Dolores Park.  Facebook event.
Discussion: Slog and Pam's House Blend
 
 
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