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11:05 PM ET, November 2, 2010

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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Networks: GOP set to control House  —  Republicans are poised to retake control of the House, riding a wave of voter discontent with the direction of the country and the economy as well as unhappiness the White House and congressional Democrats to claim the 39 seats they needed, according to projections by the three cable networks.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Scared Monkeys
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The First Reactions to the Exits, if Not the Exits Themselves  —  I don't have the exits, but folks I know in the media and political worlds are getting their first glimpses.  —  Indicator Number One: I am told that one Democratic strategist, helping a television network with Election Night analysis …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Exit Polls: Voters give low marks to both parties  —  (CNN) - Voters may not be happy with the Democratic Party.  But they aren't too thrilled with the GOP either, according to early exit polls.  —  Democrats have a 10-point favorability gap: 43 percent of voters have a positive opinion of the party, while 53 percent aren't thrilled.
Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Coalition Crumbles, Exit Polls Say  —  Amid deep pessimism about the economy, the coalition of voters that gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 appears to have fractured.  —  Preliminary exit polls showed that the party lost ground to Republicans in Tuesday's midterm elections among women …
Emily Swanson / The Huffington Post:
Exit Polls 2010: See The Results  —  In just a few moments, exit polling data will start percolating through news sites and blogs.  Before looking at the data, what should you know before consuming exit poll data?  —  When will the exit polls tell us who won?
Discussion: Firedoglake and CNN
Torey Van Oot / Capitol Alert:
Exit polls show voters split by age on Prop. 19
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Preliminary Exit Polls: Large Majority of Voters Dissatisfied With Government
Discussion: CNN, The Reaction and Gateway Pundit
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Senate Exit Polls
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Exit Polls: How do voters feel about Obama?
Discussion: Examiner and The New Republic
Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
Exit Polls Show Voters Dissatisfied With Government, Worried About Their Finances
Discussion: CNN, The Caucus and Top of the Ticket
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Live Blogging the Election Returns  —  We will be covering tonight's election returns beginning at around 5 p.m. Eastern, an hour before the first polls close in Kentucky and Indiana.  —  You can follow along here and check out our hour-by-hour, district-by-district guide for watching the returns.
Discussion: AlterNet.org
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
THE LATEST: Live Blogging 2010 Elections from the CNN Election Center  —  The CNN Live Blog will provide THE latest news and analysis from The Best Political Team throughout the night.  For more breaking developments check out @cnnpolitics on Twitter.  —  7:15 p.m. ET: CNN's Jessica Yellin …
Discussion: Right Pundits and Wake up America
The Media Desk / Media Decoder:
Election Night: Live Blogging the Media Coverage  —  With issues like health care and the dismal economy on most voters' minds and the emergence of the Tea Party and new political personalities like Carly Fiorina and Christine O'Donnell, tonight's midterm election results are being covered …
Ana Campoy / Washington Wire:
Texas Gov. Perry Wins a Third Term  —  Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the history of Texas, looks set to serve his third four year term if he chooses to stay the full time.  —  The Associated Press called the race for Mr. Perry, who defeated Democrat Bill White, the former mayor of Houston.
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Country Roads Take Dems Home: Manchin Wins West Virginia Senate Seat
Discussion: ComPost and Donklephant
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Exit Polls: the surprise in Delaware  —  (CNN) - The thing about Delaware is: it's no Kentucky.  —  The Tea Party's first Senate loss of the night may be no big surprise - the only question heading into tonight's been how big a victory margin Chris Coons would capture over Christine O'Donnell.
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Ray Sanchez / ABCNEWS:
O'Donnell Out in Delaware  —  Vice President Joe Biden's Old …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, CNN, Examiner and Fox Nation
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
O'Donnell receives most coverage of 2010 candidates
The Politico:
LUNTZ CALLS IT FOR REID  —  GOP polling guru Frank Luntz is predicting Republicans will win seven Senate seats and 50 House spots, based on exit polls he had seen.  On a conference call with associates from K Street, Luntz also said he thinks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will win reelection.
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Janet Adamy / Washington Wire:
Pelosi: ‘On Pace’ to Keep Majority  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late this afternoon that she is confident the House Democrats' message to preserve Social Security and fight for the middle class will resonate with voters.  “We're on pace to maintain the majority in the House of Representatives …
Discussion: IMAO, POWIP, Scared Monkeys and The Politico
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Pelosi, Van Hollen predict victory for Dems
Discussion: CNN, Swampland and Weasel Zippers
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
GOP Projected to Pick Up Seats in Key House Races, On Track for Majority
Russell Berman / The Hill:
After World Series win, Pelosi warns, ‘Fear the beard’
Discussion: The Note
Bertha Lewis / ACORN:
The end of an era: ACORN files Chapter 7 bankruptcy  —  For over 40 years ACORN has fought the good fight.  From a few initial neighborhoods in Little Rock, Arkansas, we grew to become a large, active, national organization of low- and moderate-income families, mostly people of color …
MyFox Philadelphia:
New Black Panther Seen At Polling Place  —  No Voter Intimidation Reported Tuesday At Poll  —  PHILADELPHIA - Fox 29 News spotted Tuesday a member of the New Black Panther Party standing outside of a local polling place where voter intimidation was reported two years ago.
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:
ABC's Letter to Andrew Breitbart  —  The following letter was sent from ABC and received by Mr. Breitbart:  —  Dear Mr. Breitbart,  —  We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com and Facebook.
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Daniel Davies / Standpoint:
Rushdie on Jon Stewart  —  In my previous post about Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam I quoted Salman Rushdie's surprise that Jon Stewart had given a starring role at his “Rally for Sanity” to a crooner who had previously opined that Rushdie deserved to die for deciding of his own free will to abandon Islam and criticise its texts.
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Blumenthal Pins Down McMahon, Wins Connecticut Senate Race  —  Unfortunately for Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, she couldn't write the ending to this storyline.  In the Connecticut Senate race, Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has defeated McMahon …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM LiveWire:
‘Mr. McMahon’ Discovers Linda's $50 Million Senate Campaign In WWE Sketch (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and Newsalert
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket  —  President George W. Bush considered dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from his 2004 reelection ticket to dispel the myths about Mr. Cheney's power in the White House and “demonstrate that I was in charge,” the former president says in a new memoir.
Discussion: The Note, The Hill and Telegraph
Mark Schlueb / Orlando Sentinel:
Grayson concedes to Webster  —  Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has conceded victory to Republican former state lawmaker Dan Webster, ending his congressional tenure after a single term.  —  With vote-counting nearly complete, Webster has an insurmountable lead.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Democrats file first legal challenges  —  Democrats have filed their first legal challenges even before the polls close on Election Day, asking for an extension of voting hours in Connecticut and questioning the denial of provisional ballots in Illinois.  —  Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) …
Discussion: CNN
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Widespread Reports of Problems at Polls  —  WASHINGTON — Voters in some states encountered isolated problems with electronic voting machines and delays in the opening of polling stations, but they also reported many instances of voter intimidation and misinformation.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Endangered Democrat: 'Turnout isn't where we need it to be'  —  A key endangered Democratic incumbent admitted Tuesday that “turnout isn't where we need it to be” if he's to win reelection.  —  Rep. Steve Kagen's (D-Wis.) campaign manager e-mailed supporters to warn them that turnout numbers …
Denis / Gay Politics:
BREAKING: Lexington, Kentucky elects openly gay mayor  —  Kentucky's second-largest city has elected an openly gay man as its next mayor.  Vice-Mayor Jim Gray was victorious tonight in his second campaign for the city's top job, beating incumbent Mayor Jim Newberry.
Vanity Fair:
Cher on Chaz, Sonny, and Staying in the Spotlight  —  Cher tells Vanity Fair West Coast editor Krista Smith that she can't believe “Sonny and I still aren't in the [Rock and Roll] Hall of Fame, and it just seems kind of rude.  Sonny was a good writer, and we started something that no one else was doing.
 
 
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
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Tony Romm / The Politico:
Google polling app misleads voters
William Yardley / The Caucus:
Spelling Lessons in Alaska
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Diane Sawyer: “A few busloads of people can change a Congressional election”
Ferdous Al-Faruque / The Page:
Boehner: “Hopefully My Colleagues Will Elect Me Speaker”
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Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Perriello office vandalized
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
What I'm Hearing: Absolutely Nothing
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 Earlier Items: 
The Huffington Post:
Early Reports Point To High Voter Turnout In Urban Areas
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Examiner
Wall Street Journal:
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle