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10:30 PM ET, November 3, 2010

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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 …
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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
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 …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Obama and Boehner: Mutual scorn?
Myglesias / Yglesias:   Governing from the White House
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Santorum headed to New Hampshire
Discussion: HotAirPundit
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 …
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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.
James Delingpole / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Tea Party: now for the Presidency
Discussion: CBS News and Samizdata.net
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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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 …
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.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Results Are In And Many Agree: Fox News Offered More Balanced Election Coverage Than MSNBC  —  If you believe that the cable news landscape is symptomatic of our two-party political system, then you also probably, and predictably, saw a different tone in last nights election results.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
On Fox News, Election 2010 is cause for cheer
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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Steve Singiser / Daily Kos:
Rasmussen Being Rasmussen: The Evidence Is In  —  Now that the confetti has been swept up, and tears (of joy or anguish) have largely been dabbed dry, time for a little dispassionate analysis.  As the resident poll guy here, I have been fairly steadfast in my criticism of Rasmussen Reports, as have several of my colleagues.
Discussion: Salon and The Monkey Cage
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.
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: Dennis the Peasant and Hullabaloo
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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Todd Zywicki / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Three Iowa Justices Defeated For Same-Sex Marriage Ruling  —  Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices were tossed as a result of their votes mandating that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.  They are the first Justices who failed to be retained since 1962, when the current system was implemented.
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The Politico:
GOP senators fight over failure  —  Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party's failure to capture the Senate.  —  With tea party-backed candidates …
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
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
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:
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.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem wants House to ‘disavow’ Clinton impeachment  —  On the day after Republicans reclaimed control of Congress, a Democratic lawmaker said he will introduce a measure that would “disavow” the impeachment of former President Clinton.  —  Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.) said that the resolution …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
MSNBC Anchors Debate And Deride Rep. John Boehner's ‘Weeping’ Speech  —  As predicted by almost all cable news pundits, the GOP regained control of the House of Representatives last night, ensuring that Rep. John Boehner would become the Speaker of the House.
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 …
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
 
 
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Sharon Bernstein / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco bans Happy Meals
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
The Winner: Rush Limbaugh
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Yitzhak Benhorin / Ynetnews:
Days after election victory: ‘Tea Party’ coming to Israel
MiamiHerald.com:
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Discussion: Firedoglake and Naked Politics
Meteor Blades / Daily Kos:
More than half the Blue Dogs are out
Marc Schneider / PopEater:
True Story: ‘Real World’ Star Sean Duffy Wins House Seat in Wisconsin
Discussion: Politics Daily, PopWatch and Gawker
CIRCLE:
Youth Turnout About 20%, Comparable to Recent Midterm Years
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal depends on GOP cooperation
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and TPMMuckraker
Carrie Lukas / The Daily Caller:
Stiletto Nation: Women in the 2010 Election
Discussion: Dr. Helen and Vox Popoli
WANE-TV:
Interview with Pence on re-election
Discussion: GOP 12
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
Turnout: explains a lot | Michael Tomasky
Ezra Klein:
Democrats lost big because young voters stayed home