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10:55 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
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.
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Special “The Morning After” Edition
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Some Implications
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:   Once again, the electorate demanded a new start
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
Discussion: NPR, more at Mediagazer »
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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Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
Obama must slay the job-killing beast
Discussion: The Hill, Commentary and GOP 12
Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
A Centrist Democratic Agenda: More Jobs, Less Corruption
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
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 …
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Attaturk / Firedoglake:
A Whiter Shade of Orange
Discussion: Des Moines Register
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Supreme Court Justices issue statement after being ousted
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Poliglot
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 …
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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
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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Jason Hanna / CNN:
Murkowski appears to have lead in Alaska
Discussion: New York Magazine
nbcuniversal.presscentre.com:
BUSH/LAUER EXCERPTS  —  MATT LAUER SITS DOWN WITH PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IN HIS FIRST ONE-ON-ONE TV INTERVIEW SINCE LEAVING THE OVAL OFFICE  —  EXCERPTS FROM INTERVIEW BELOW - IF USED, MUST CREDIT NBC NEWS “MATT LAUER REPORTS” WITH AIRDATE  —  MORE EXCERPTS TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
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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.
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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Denver Post:
Buck, Bennet deadlocked in Senate race  —  Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck remained locked in the country's closest U.S. Senate race as the vote tally stretched into Wednesday morning.  —  The race, which most polls predicted would be tight, lived up to expectations.
The Huffington Post:
Blue Dog Coalition Crushed By GOP Wave Election  —  What's Your Reaction: … WASHINGTON — Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, as they watched Republicans win enough seats to take back the House in the next Congress and began to ponder life under a likely House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
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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
Mike Allen / The Politico:
White House aide: President Obama will heed election message  —  The White House is sending a “we-get-it” message following Tuesday's Republican romp.  —  A top aide to President Barack Obama said not to look for a change in his “fundamental principles, but certainly there were messages that have to be heeded, and we will.”
Discussion: Right Wing News
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Sam Youngman / Ballot Box:   O still favored — here's why
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
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.
The Note:
What the Wave Giveth, The Wave Taketh Away  —  Analysis by Amy Walter: At a very basic level, the 2010 election was simply the flip side of the 2006 coin.  Partisans motivated by their dislike of the current administration combined with a soured independent vote to turn the blue map red.
WisPolitics Election Blog:
Feingold campaign manager: It ain't over  —  Feingold's campaign manager George Aldrich told the crowd in Middleton that only 40 percent of the vote has been reported.  —  “Russ is down by 80,000 votes, but...up to 1.4 million votes haven't been counted,” he told the crowd.
 
 
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We've voted. What's next for the economy?
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Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Republican wave bigger than 1994
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Jsimoncnn / CNN:
Liberal activist blames ‘weak Democratic leaders’ for historic losses
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Over a dozen House races have yet to be called but GOP majority remains secure
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Recount again: Dayton's 0.43% lead is within the range for automatic recount
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KTVA dumps two producers over ‘Phonegate’
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The conservative movement is back & growing
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Toomey captures seat of his old nemesis, Arlen Specter
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Three Powerful Committee Chairmen Fall
Peter Grier / Christian Science Monitor:
Lesson from Christine O'Donnell defeat: where tea party overreached
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