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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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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
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Obama and Boehner: Mutual scorn?
Discussion: ABCNEWS and CNN
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
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
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: New York Magazine, CNN and Weigel
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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
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Mitch McConnell: Defeat Barack Obama in 2012
Discussion: ThinkProgress and SpeakEasy
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
The Mountain Labored, and Gave Birth to a Mouse  —  The Federal Reserve says: … Greg Robb: … The five-year note carries an interest rate of 1.17% per year.  The Federal Reserve is thus changing the supply of assets by taking onto its own balance sheet... wait for it... wait for it …
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:   For immediate release  —  Information received since …
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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New York Times:
Democrats Outrun by a 2-Year G.O.P. Comeback Plan  —  The PowerPoint slides presented to House Republicans in January 2009 seemed incongruously optimistic at a time when the very word “hope” belonged to the newly ascendant Democrats and their incoming president, Barack Obama.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
On Fox News, Election 2010 is cause for cheer
Discussion: Mediaite and News Hounds
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.
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Obama Doesn't Get It  —  President Obama came close, but he still just cannot admit that his radical policies and their effects on the economy are the cause of his devastating political rebuke.  For most of his press conference, an oddly depressed Obama voted present, as he all but said that the problems …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Washington, Alaska races not over  —  One of the lingering, unresolved Senate races was taken off the board late Wednesday afternoon, when Sen. Michael Bennet was declared the winner in his agonizingly close Colorado matchup with tea party Republican Ken Buck.
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 …
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 …
Mark Hemingway / Beltway Confidential:
You know who was a big loser in this election?  George Soros.  —  While Democrats went out of their way to portray the Koch brothers as evil billionaires puppeteering this election, I'd venture they feel pretty good about the outcome.  However, after last night I'd venture that that George Soros is one unhappy Hungarian.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
What Liberals Never Learn  —  After winning in Kentucky last night, Rand Paul was talking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who dutifully repeated a Democrat talking point: “What if they just raised taxes on the richest, those making more than 250,000 dollars a year?”  In answering the question …
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.”
Joe Eskenazi / The Snitch:
San Francisco Bans the Happy Meal — With Veto-Proof Majority  —  It seems the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has accomplished what the Hamburglar never could.  They've made off with McDonald's fare.  —  The supes today passed an ordinance that will require meals to meet nutritional guidelines …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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.
New York Times:
Outside Groups on the Right Flexed Muscles  —  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.
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.
Los Angeles Times:
Bysiewicz: Malloy Winner Of Governor's Race; AP Now Shows Foley Ahead  —  Democrat Dannel Malloy was declared the winner of the dead-heat governor's race Wednesday by the state's top elections official, but the Florida-style election is not over: Republican Tom Foley not only refused to concede Wednesday, he claimed victory.
Discussion: National Review and TPMDC
 
 
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: A Kennedy-Kagan axis?
Discussion: Althouse
New York Post:
No time to celebrate
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
The Winner: Rush Limbaugh
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Meteor Blades / Daily Kos:
More than half the Blue Dogs are out
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012
 Earlier Items: 
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Tenther Senate Candidates Get Thumped At The Polls
Discussion: Slate
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Hillary in right place at right time
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Paul Krugman:
Nobody Cares About Process
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant and Hullabaloo
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Hispanics saved the Dems
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice