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9:35 AM ET, November 3, 2010

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Michael Barone / Beltway Confidential:
Some random thoughts on the 2010 elections  —  In my Wednesday Washington Examiner column, which had to be filed before the full returns were available, I tried to set the Republicans' historic gains in the House of Representatives in historic perspective, keeping in mind that the exit polls suggested …
Discussion: TigerHawk
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Special “The Morning After” Edition  —  Last night, the Republicans made history in the House of Representatives.  As of this writing, the GOP has been declared the winner in or is winning in 243 House districts.  If this number holds, it would exceed any Republican majority since 1946.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Victories Suggest Wider Appeal of Tea Party  —  The Tea Party victories by Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida underscored the extent to which Republicans and Democrats alike may have underestimated the power of the Tea Party, a loosely-affiliated, at times ill-defined …
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Republicans Win Control of House With Historic Gains  —  GOP Expected to Pick Up 60 to 70 Seats in House, ABC News Projects  —  ABC News projects Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives picking-up between 60 and 70 seats in a resounding rebuke to President Obama and the Democrats.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:   Once again, the electorate demanded a new start
Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Coalition Crumbles, Exit Polls Say
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Republicans capture House, gain in Senate
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Health care ‘nos’ help Dems at risk
Discussion: CNN
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.
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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 …
Discussion: NPR
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 …
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John Hood / National Review:   Historic GOP Gains in State Legislatures
Ryan Beckwith / The Eye:
GOP Claims 16 Legislative Chambers
Evan Bayh / New York Times:
Where Do Democrats Go Next?  —  DEMOCRATS can recover from the disappointments of this election and set the stage for success in 2012.  But to do so we must learn from Tuesday's results.  —  Many of our problems were foreseeable.  A public unhappy about the economy will take it out on the party in power …
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Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
A Centrist Democratic Agenda: More Jobs, Less Corruption
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Bachmann To MSNBC's Matthews: That Thrill Isn't Tingly Anymore  —  A combative Chris Matthews accuses Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) of being “hypnotized” and under a “trance.”  Bachmann says we're out of this “nightmare” and “we're thrilled.”  “I think people are thrilling tonight …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Don Surber
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John Nolte / Big Journalism:
Michele Bachman Humiliates Chris Matthews: How's That Leg Tingle Doing Tonight?  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann went on MSNBC for an interview with Chris Matthews tonight and handled him with dismissive tone the hack deserved.  All he wanted to do was bait her with unprofessional journolisty questions …
Mother Jones:
Rand Paul Wins: What Does It Mean?  —  Tea party Republican candidate Rand Paul has won the Kentucky US Senate race.  Throughout the campaign, Democrat Jack Conway occasionally seemed to come almost within striking distance, but ultimately Conway, the state attorney general …
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Joshua Zumbrun / Bloomberg:
Bernanke Faces Greater Scrutiny After Republican Election Gains
Discussion: THE CUNNING REALIST
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Tea Party Comes to Power on an Unclear Mandate
Lauren Effron / ABCNEWS:
He's Back! Jerry Brown Wins California
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Top of the Ticket
Jim Demint / Wall Street Journal:
Welcome, Senate Conservatives  —  Remember what the voters back home want—less government and more freedom.  —  Congratulations to all the tea party-backed candidates who overcame a determined, partisan opposition to win their elections.  The next campaign begins today.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Looking Like It Could Be 53  —  As of now the Democrats have 51 Senate seats in the win column.  Alaska seems like a battle between two Republicans, with Lisa Murkowski the apparent winner, though with write-ins there's no telling.  That leaves Washington state and Colorado.
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Colorado and Washington Senate contests tight, could drag on
Discussion: CNN
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   ELECTION NIGHT, SIXTH AND FINAL THREAD.... I'm getting pretty tired …
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 …
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Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
ACORN filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Discussion: Big Government
Anthony York / PolitiCal:
Prop. 19 headed to defeat, exit polls show  —  California voters appear to have rejected Prop.  19, an effort to legalize marijuana and allow local governments to tax the sale of the drug.  —  Prop. 19 received national attention, but relatively little money was spent on the campaign.
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Torey Van Oot / Capitol Alert:
Exit polls show voters split by age on Prop. 19
Michelle Malkin:
Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats  —  Here's my post-election column.  I'll continue to update the results post here as we wait on key AK, WA, CO, AZ, and Florida returns.  —  The grass-roots conservative midterm message: No surrender, no compromise, no capitulation.  —  Share you thoughts!
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Peter Grier / Christian Science Monitor:
Lesson from Christine O'Donnell defeat: where tea party overreached  —  Christine O'Donnell's Senate loss to Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware shows that sheer numbers can trump tea party buzz and underscores the importance of thoroughly vetting candidates.  —  Washington  —  Christine O'Donnell lost on Tuesday.
Discussion: TBogg
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Alexander Bolton / Ballot Box:
Toomey captures seat of his old nemesis, Arlen Specter  —  Pat Toomey has won his race against Rep. Joe Stestak (D) and captured the Senate seat that Sen. Arlen Specter held for 30 years.  —  The victory is sweet vindication for Toomey who narrowly lost a bitterly contested GOP primary race …
Discussion: Reuters and CNN
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Bernie Becker / New York Times:
Toomey at Helm of a Republican Wave in Pennsylvania
Discussion: The Politico
Ezra Klein:
Wonkbook: Welcome to gridlocked America  —  Welcome to gridlocked America: The GOP is on track to win about 65 seats in the House of Representatives, and 47 or 48 in the Senate.  This is a huge victory: the Republican House majority will be the largest since 1928.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
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Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:   EXCLUSIVE: Witness: Same New Black Panther; Same Polling Place; Same Polling Threat!
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
Obama must slay the job-killing beast  —  President Obama could have focused on solving the financial crisis.  He did not.  He could have endeavored to conquer the looming threats to our future.  Instead, he added to them.  Now that voters have rejected his first two years in office …
Discussion: The Hill, Commentary and GOP 12
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 …
Mark Levin / Facebook:
The conservative movement is back & growing  —  We will win around 3 score House races (including several long-time liberal Democrats), several Senate races, a slew of governorships, and this will be spun as a loss.  We are fighting the Democrats on their dark blue turf …
Discussion: The Radio Equalizer
 
 
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Over a dozen House races have yet to be called but GOP majority remains secure
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The Note:
What the Wave Giveth, The Wave Taketh Away
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Recount again: Dayton's 0.43% lead is within the range for automatic recount
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Jill Burke / Alaska Dispatch:
KTVA dumps two producers over ‘Phonegate’
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Nate Silver / New York Times:
Live Blogging the Election Returns
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Attaturk / Firedoglake:
A Whiter Shade of Orange
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Election 2010: How a GOP win could shake out for Congressional leaders
Des Moines Register:
Justices on pace to be ousted, unofficial results show
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Redistricting wins for GOP
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Ian Welsh / The Huffington Post:
The Primary Obama Movement Begins Today
Discussion: Jay Currie
Damian Paletta / Washington Wire:
Three Powerful Committee Chairmen Fall
WisPolitics Election Blog:
Feingold campaign manager: It ain't over
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Reports of Intimidation and Electronic Problems Surface at Polls Across the U.S.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
NDTV.com:
US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit