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12:05 AM ET, November 4, 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
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Santorum headed to New Hampshire
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
In 2009 the White House Underestimated the Economic Devastation …
Discussion: msnbc.com and AMERICAblog News
Myglesias / Yglesias:   Governing from the White House
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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James Delingpole / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Tea Party: now for the Presidency  —  Rubio: hot wife, cute kid.  But does he have the ideological cojones?  —  Before we get too jubilant about the humiliating, crushing, thousands-of-floating-dead-Persians- at-Salamis-style defeat inflicted by the Tea Party movement on Democrats …
Discussion: CBS News and Samizdata.net
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
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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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
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Reid is ‘begging’ for Republican input; criticizes GOP and the media
Discussion: The Politico
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal depends on GOP cooperation
Discussion: The Politico and TPMMuckraker
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
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.
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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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 …
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
What Liberals Never Learn
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
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 …
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 and Dennis the Peasant
New York Times:
Outside Groups on the Right Flexed Muscles in House Races  —  On the way to winning back the majority in the House on Tuesday, Republican challenger after Republican challenger overcame significant fund-raising gaps to beat their opponents, bolstered by a deluge of spending by independent groups.
Joe Miller for Senate:
Statement from Joe Miller  —  The campaign remains optimistic that Joe Miller will be the next U.S. Senator from the state of Alaska.  —  Previous write-in campaigns in Alaska have demonstrated that as much as 5 to 6% of returned ballots have not met the standard to be counted as a valid vote.
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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Write-in vote lead has Murkowski smiling
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Ouster of Iowa Judges Sends Signal to Bench  —  DES MOINES — An unprecedented vote to remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of the unanimous decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the state was celebrated by conservatives as a popular rebuke of judicial overreach …
Ken Tucker / EW.com:
George Bush really does not ‘appreciate’ Kanye West's Katrina criticism: ‘The worst moment of my presidency’  —  President George W. Bush says that when he heard Kanye West say, “George Bush doesn't care about black people,” “it was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency.”
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.
New York Post:
No time to celebrate  —  Tweet  —  The most remarkable thing about last night's over whelming GOP victory in the midterm elections is the utter lack of triumphalism.  —  “This is not a time for celebration,” said John Boehner, the main who'll become speaker of the House, last night.
Alex Pareene / Salon:
The sad tale of the Democrats who hated the unemployed  —  Last summer, we met the Democrats who hated the unemployed — the 16 House votes from the majority party against an emergency extension of unemployment benefits.  They were:  —  John Adler, D-N.J.  —  Brian Baird, D-Wash.
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 …
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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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: A Kennedy-Kagan axis?
Discussion: Althouse
Adam Cohen / Time:
Keeping the Government Out of Your Amazon Account
Sharon Bernstein / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco bans Happy Meals
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
The Winner: Rush Limbaugh
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
MSNBC Anchors Debate And Deride Rep. John Boehner's ‘Weeping’ Speech
Yitzhak Benhorin / Ynetnews:
Days after election victory: ‘Tea Party’ coming to Israel
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
 Earlier Items: 
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Barney Frank: I'm a victim of the media!
Discussion: Instapundit, Mediaite and Pajamas Media
Carrie Lukas / The Daily Caller:
Stiletto Nation: Women in the 2010 Election
Discussion: Dr. Helen and Vox Popoli
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
Turnout: explains a lot | Michael Tomasky
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Hillary in right place at right time
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk