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8:50 PM ET, November 3, 2010

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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama Should Move to the White House  —  Rather than plunge into the debate over whether Obama should “move to the center” or adopt tactics of high-intensity conflict with congressional Republicans let me suggest another tack.  A day contains 24 hours.  That's true for you, for me, for John Boehner, and for Barack Obama.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Dennis the Peasant
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Ezra Klein:
What comes next in a universe where the government works  —  On Feb. 5, 2011, the president signed the Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011 into law.  The legislation lifted the employer-portion of the payroll tax for a year, approved more than $50 billion in infrastructure investments, and cut the deficit.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Inside White House, calls for shake-up  —  Some of the calls for a White House shake-up are now coming from inside the building.  —  Frustrated current and former West Wing staffers, speaking on condition of anonymity, told POLITICO they hoped Tuesday night's humbling losses …
Myglesias / Yglesias:   Governing from the White House
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Some Implications
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Obama and Boehner: Mutual scorn?
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Santorum headed to New Hampshire
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Denver Post:
Bennet wins in Senate race  —  Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be elected to the U.S. Senate after pulling ahead of challenger Ken Buck this morning.  —  Long after most Coloradans — including the candidates and their supporters — had gone to bed, returns from Denver …
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Denver Post:
Bennet wins Senate race
The Daily Beast:
5 Best Moments from MSNBC's Apocalyptic Night  —  Matthews asked Bachmann if she was hypnotized.  Olbermann feared the Tea Party would eat away at the Earth's core.  O'Donnell prepared for the Rand Paul end times.  WATCH VIDEO of the liberal network's most distraught moments on Election Night.
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Just 32% of Tea Party candidates win  —  A Don't Tred On Me flag flies above protesters at a rally in April in Macon, MO.  —  From NBC's Alexandra Moe  —  For all the talk of the Tea Party's strength - and there will certainly be a significant number of their candidates in Congress …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:   On Fox News, Election 2010 is cause for cheer
Ray Sanchez / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says She Has ‘No Regrets’  —  Pelosi Tells Diane Sawyer She Hasn't Thought About Her Future Yet  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today she has “no regrets” one day after a Republican landslide stripped her of the power that defined her historic tenure as the first female Speaker of the House.
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Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Prank!  GOP leaves a gift at Democratic HQ  —  In 1992, a life sized donkey was placed at the front door of the Republican National Committee offices.  It was a fitting prank in a year when Democrats took the White House and retained majorities in the House and Senate.  —  Last night, Republicans got payback.
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Write-in vote lead has Murkowski smiling  —  ELECTION COULD MAKE HISTORY: Final counts may be weeks away; parnell, young post strong results.  —  scockerham@adn.com  —  Election returns Tuesday night showed Lisa Murkowski with a chance to become only the second candidate to run …
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The Hill:
GOP likely to urge Obama officials not to shred documents  —  Republicans are likely to urge the Obama administration not to shred documents as they transition to the House majority.  —  Before the election, GOP officials on Capitol Hill privately discussed the issue but refrained from publicly tackling it …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Darrell Issa: I'll investigate George W. Bush too
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Telegraph:
Barack Obama sex doll for sale in China  —  Americans may have fallen out of love with Barack Obama, but the president of the United States is still an object of affection for the Chinese, who have remodelled him as a blow-up sex doll.  —  A doll wearing a dark blue suit and red tie …
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
A Lost Generation  —  Obama deserved to lose—but the country doesn't deserve the consequences.  —  Asked on Monday to assess the significance of the coming Democratic defeat, Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, tried to portray this election as fairly typical.
Discussion: Ross Douthat and Pacific Views
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September confirms that the pace of recovery in output and employment continues to be slow.  Household spending is increasing gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth …
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Changing Electorate  —  One reason it's difficult to read midterm elections as reflecting shifts in the “national mood” is that the actual set of voting people is quite different.  According to exit polls, for example, the relative proportion of youth voters and senior voters shifted quite dramatically:
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Democrats find common ground: It's the White House's fault  —  The bodies aren't even cold yet in the House, but the Democratic Party has already opened up a bitter debate over who's to blame.  —  The party's bloodied moderates Wednesday released two years of pent-up anger at a party leadership …
New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Vow to Repeal Health Care Law  —  Fresh off their sweeping victories in the midterm elections, Congressional Republican leaders on Wednesday said that they would use their new majority in the House and bolstered ranks in the Senate to pursue a vision of smaller government and lower spending …
Paul Krugman:
Nobody Cares About Process  —  Urk.  I just gave up on the presidential press conference.  When Obama declared that Americans rejected Democrats in part because “We were in such a hurry to get things done that we didn't change how things got done,” I checked out.  —  Nobody cares about this stuff — they care about results.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal depends on GOP cooperation  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that a critical Defense Department authorization measure that contains a repeal of the controversial “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (DADT) policy banning openly gay Americans …
Discussion: CNN and TPMMuckraker
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Barney Frank: I'm a victim of the media!  —  Didn't Barney Frank win his race?  In this train wreck of a victory speech, Frank spent more time attacking the media and his opponent, Sean Bielat, than most losing candidates do in conceding their races.  Its closest analogue, in my recollection …
Discussion: Mediaite, Instapundit and Pajamas Media
The White House:
Press Conference by the President East Room  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody.  Last night I had a chance to speak to the leaders of the House and the Senate and reached out to those who had both won and lost in both parties.  I told John Boehner and Mitch McConnell that I look forward to working with them.
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
The “F-You” Election  —  Progressives lost this election — but conservatism and the Republican Party are hardly stronger for their success.  —  Six years ago, pollster and political scientist Stan Greenberg published a book, The Two Americas, in which he broke down the American electorate of the middle Bush era into new categories.
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Rand Paul Explains His Support For Plutocracy: ‘There Are No Poor...We All Work For Rich People’  —  Last night, Kentucky elected Rand Paul (R-KY), the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), to the U.S. Senate.  Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Paul announced his intention to do anything it takes …
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Iowa voters oust justices who made same-sex marriage legal  —  (CNN) — Voters in Iowa chose to remove three high court justices who helped make Iowa the first Midwestern state to permit same-sex marriage.  —  The vote marks the first time a member of the Iowa Supreme Court has been rejected …
Erick Erickson / RedState:
The Morning Briefing: The Tsunami  —  [UPDATE]: The whole of the Maine legislator has flipped to the GOP.  Several people I have talked to said such a deep and thorough shift to any one party has not happened in one election in the past 100 years.  —  This is an unusual Morning Briefing …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Hillary in right place at right time  —  LOL could put a text ballon on her saying, “did you all see that sh!t?”.  —  Could put a Text Balloon next to her saying, “Did you all see that sh!t?”  —  Hillbill is running for President in 2012 that's why she's getting the hell out of dodge right now.
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Tenther Senate Candidates Get Thumped At The Polls  —  For over a year, ThinkProgress has been tracking “tentherism”, the radical view that pretty much everything the federal government does is unconstitutional.  A shockingly large number of the GOP's Senate candidates this cycle embraced tentherism …
Tracy Clark-Flory / Salon:
Colorado rejects fetal “personhood”  —  Once again, the state has resoundingly voted against treating fertilized eggs as human beings  —  It was a rough election night — for democrats, for female politicians — but it would have been profoundly worse if Colorado's “personhood” initiative had passed.
 
 
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Meteor Blades / Daily Kos:
More than half the Blue Dogs are out
Marc Schneider / PopEater:
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Youth Turnout About 20%, Comparable to Recent Midterm Years
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012
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Carrie Lukas / The Daily Caller:
Stiletto Nation: Women in the 2010 Election
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Obama's Latest DADT Promise
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Dem wants House to ‘disavow’ Clinton impeachment
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Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Florida districting fight heads to court, as expected
Discussion: Election Law
Ezra Klein:
The Cult of the President lives on
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Hispanics saved the Dems
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ezra Klein:
Democrats lost big because young voters stayed home
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Bristol Palin: ‘I did not’ vote
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