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11:50 PM ET, November 4, 2010

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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
ABC News Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi Seriously Considers Staying as Democratic Leader  —  In the Wake of Tuesday's Shellacking, the Current Speaker May Remain in Congress and in Leadership  —  In the wake of Tuesday's shellacking, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA …
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Rep. John Boehner Says President Obama and Democrats in ‘Denial’  —  Slurpee Summit?  Future Speaker Boehner Says He'd Prefer Merlot  —  Republican Rep. John Boehner, the likely next speaker of the House of Representatives, says he believes President Obama does not fully comprehend the meaning …
The Politico:
Michele Bachmann bid adds drama to the GOP leadership race  —  House Republicans look like they've largely been spared any uncomfortable leadership races as they cruise into their robust new majority, except for one little speed bump: Michele Bachmann.  —  The often fiery and always …
Kathleen Hunter / Roll Call:
Shuler Threatens to Challenge Pelosi for Minority Leader
The Politico:
Pelosi may keep Dem leadership
Discussion: Daily Kos
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Pelosi seriously considering bid for minority leader
Jim Brunner / Seattle Times:
Sen. Patty Murray wins fourth term  —  Democrat Patty Murray has won a fourth term to the U.S. Senate.  Her Republican challenger, Dino Rossi, conceded the race Thursday evening after new vote totals showed Murray widening her lead.  —  Sen. Patty Murray has won a fourth term …
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Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Sen. Murray wins fourth term  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) defeated Republican Dino Rossi, according to the Seattle Times, which called the race Thursday evening.  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has won a fourth term, according to the Seattle Times, which called the race Thursday evening.
JDill / Dino Rossi for Senate:
Rossi Statement On Washington State Senate Race  —  Bellevue, WA - U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi made the following statement regarding the Washington Senate race:  —  “This evening, I called Senator Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate.
Discussion: Seattle Times
Rasmussen Reports:
GOP Voters Like Three Candidates Best for 2012  —  OK, the election's over, and the message from most voters was that they didn't care much for President Obama's agenda.  Now the focus is on the race for the presidency in 2012.  —  On the Republican side, it's a dead heat between the ex-governors …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin.com and GOP 12
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Kondracke: Palin's a ‘joke’  —  At the Roll Call/CQ election analysis session at the Ronald Reagan Building this morning, Roll Call Executive Editor and Fox News contributor Mort Kondracke blamed Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint for Republicans' failure to capture the Senate.
Jsimoncnn / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama vs. Palin in 2012?  —  Washington (CNN) - His party got its clock cleaned in Tuesday's midterm elections, but according to a new national poll President Obama remains competitive in hypothetical 2012 presidential election matchups, especially against Sarah Palin.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
Fuzzy Math Dogs Obama's Asia Trip  —  As if Tuesday's shellacking wasn't enough, President Barack Obama is getting pilloried by the right on the cost of his 10-day trip to Asia, with outlandish hyperventilation going directly from suspect Indian media reports to conservative U.S. media outlets …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Pulling a Clinton?  —  John Harris, the noted Clinton biographer …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Ian Katz / Bloomberg:
Geithner Visited Jon Stewart in April, Though Not for Laughs  —  In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China's currency in April, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart.  —  Geithner and Stewart, host of Comedy Central's …
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
GOP candidate slams the NRCC  —  North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Renee Ellmers might well be headed to Washington — but she's slamming the National Republican Congressional Committee regardless.  —  In a 471-word statement posted on her campaign website Thursday afternoon …
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Renee / Renee Ellmers for Congress:
Conservative Recount Alert! — Etheridge Asks for Recount
Cubachi:
Governor Christie to cut 1,200 public sector jobs, saving NJ millions  —  When Governor Christie set his sights on reducing the size of government and the debt in the Garden State, he is keeping that promise.  —  The governor announced that beginning January, he'll cut 1,200 state jobs saving New Jersey taxpayers $8.8 million.
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Chris Christie: ‘Zero chance’ for 2012 bid
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Chris Megerian / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie says N.J. to shed at least 1,200 public employees by next year
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Day After the Day After  —  O.K., you poor little Democrats.  Stop sobbing.  Lift up your little liberal heads and shout.  There's gonna be. ...  Umm.  —  Harry Reid!  There's gonna be more Harry Reid!  Nobody thought it could happen, but the charisma-challenged Senate majority …
Discussion: Vox Popoli, Daily Kos and Cafe Hayek
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Emily Pierce / Roll Call:
Nelson: No Plans to Switch Parties
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and The Page
goproud.org:
Exit Polling Shows Gay Voters Played Important Role in Republican Victories in the U.S. House  —  For Immediate Release  —  GOP Captures almost 1/3 of Gay Vote in House Races  —  (Washington, D.C.) - Exit polling reveals that gay and lesbian voters played a critical role …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rep. Grayson: Dems lost because of ‘appeasement’  —  House Democrats were swept out of power because party leaders tried to hard to “appease” Republicans on major issues, said a high-profile member Thursday who lost his seat.  —  Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Democratic leaders …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Alan Grayson blames Dem ‘appeasement’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Blue Dogs Dumped  —  Bill Galston has an elegant statistical analysis of what happened on Tuesday: it wasn't so much that Republican enthusiasm was up or Democratic fervor was down—there was a near symmetrical shift from blue to red among independents.  This stands to reason …
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William Galston / The New Republic:
It's the Ideology, Stupid
Fhardingj / CNN:
BREAKING in Illinois: CNN projects Democratic Gov. win  —  (CNN) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly won his bid for a full term in Illinois, CNN projects.  He defeated Republican challenger Bill Brady and three other minor candidates.  Quinn was lieutenant governor in 2009 …
Emi Kolawole / Washington Post:
Palin ‘favorites’ photo that claims Obama is a ‘Taliban Muslim’  —  (Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had retweeted a posting by Ann Coulter.  Palin had starred the posting, which marks it as a “favorite.")  —  Updated 9:32 p.m.
National Review:
The Midterms: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward  —  Have an intelligent message, and fight for your right to be heard.  —  Now that the dust has settled on the 2010 midterm elections, it's slowly becoming clear just how monumental the results really are.  We saw an extreme left-wing agenda suffer a crushing defeat.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and CNN
Jeremy P. Jacobs / Hotline On Call:
Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg.  Seats  —  While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats.  —  Republicans picked up 680 seats …
The Politico:
In 2012, could Dean beat Obama?  —  While today it looks impossible that anyone would challenge Obama, in politics you have to prepare for the impossible.  Russ Feingold, the Wisconsin senator who lost his reelection bid Tuesday, has been mentioned but denies interest.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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David Leonhardt / Economix:
Was That a Plea From Bernanke?  —  Laurence H. Meyer …
Mary Mitchell / Chicago Sun Times:
Fear-mongers deliver victory for Republicans
Discussion: AmSpecBlog, Hit & Run and Wonkette
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHY WHINE ABOUT SUCCESS?.... In his speech at the Heritage …
Minnesota Public Radio:
Former Coleman attorney, law experts: Emmer has steep hill to climb
Discussion: The Fix and Alas, a blog
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Pawlenty Inadvertently Explains How House Republicans Are 'Lying …
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Wonk Room
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In Feingold's Loss, Independents Turn on One of Their Own
Discussion: Althouse
 Earlier Items: 
John Thune / CNN:
America to Democrats: Stop what you're doing
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Harkin warns: No repealing or defunding healthcare reform on my committees
Discussion: CNN, JOSHUAPUNDIT and Wonk Room
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
Tired of Repetitive Arguing About Climate Change, Scientist Makes …
Discussion: Watts Up With That? and Raw Story
truth-out.org:
Bill Moyers: “Welcome to the Plutocracy!”
Discussion: SpeakEasy and Shakesville
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding
George F. Will / Washington Post:
A recoil against liberalism  —  Unwilling to delay until …