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7:55 AM ET, November 4, 2010

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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: New York Magazine, CNN and Weigel
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
The Boehner Evolution  —  House Republicans and the challenge of divided government.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama Should Move to the White House
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Dennis the Peasant
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Reid is ‘begging’ for Republican input; criticizes GOP and the media
Discussion: The Politico
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Mitch McConnell doubles down vs. President Obama
Discussion: SpeakEasy
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal depends on GOP cooperation
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
Washington Post:
For tea party, victories may trigger identity crisis  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann's announcement Wednesday that she will seek a House leadership post broadcast loud and clear that she hopes to secure a prominent place for the emboldened tea party movement in Congress.
The Daily Beast:
5 Best Moments from MSNBC's Apocalyptic Night
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
Ben S. Bernanke / Washington Post:
What the Fed did and why: supporting the recovery and sustaining price stability  —  Two years have passed since the worst financial crisis since the 1930s dealt a body blow to the world economy.  Working with policymakers at home and abroad, the Federal Reserve responded with strong …
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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 …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:   For immediate release  —  Information received since …
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: Prairie Weather and Mother Jones
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Wall Street Journal:
How the Rout Was Won: Careful Plans, Timely Wave
The White House:
Press Conference by the President East Room
Discussion: Sunlight Foundation
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
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 …
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 and News Hounds
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.”
 
 
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Daniel Foster / National Review:
Social Security's $32.2 Billion Mistake
Los Angeles Times:
Bysiewicz: Malloy Winner Of Governor's Race; AP Now Shows Foley Ahead
Discussion: Betsy's Page, National Review and TPMDC
Joe Eskenazi / The Snitch:
San Francisco Bans the Happy Meal — With Veto-Proof Majority
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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
 Earlier Items: 
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Tenther Senate Candidates Get Thumped At The Polls
Discussion: Slate
Paul Krugman:
Nobody Cares About Process
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant and Hullabaloo