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10:05 AM ET, November 7, 2010

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Washington Post:
Assessing midterm losses, Democrats ask whether Obama's White House fully grasped voters' fears  —  President Obama's failure to channel the anxieties of ordinary voters has shaken the faith that many Democrats once had in his political gifts and his team's political skill.
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Centrist Dems rip ‘tone-deaf’ White House
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Power Line and Hot Air
Robert Pear / New York Times:
G.O.P. Plans to Use Purse Strings to Fight Health Law  —  WASHINGTON — As they seek to make good on their campaign promise to roll back President Obama's health care overhaul, the incoming Republican leaders in the House say they intend to use their new muscle to cut off money for the law …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Would we be better off under a President Hillary Clinton?  —  As I sat in the East Room last week watching a forlorn President Obama account for his shellacking, I listened with concern as he described the presidency as a “growth process” and suggested that the midterm setback was somehow inevitable.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
John Boehner and the Politics of Crying  —  WASHINGTON — A presumptive new speaker of the House; so much to consider.  Where will John Boehner stand on energy policy?  Will he be able to manage Michele Bachmann?  And how often will he weep?  —  Much hay has been made over Mr. Boehner …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Barack Obama, Phone Home  —  AFTER his “shellacking,” President Obama had to do something.  But who had the bright idea of scheduling his visit to India for right after this election?  The Democrats' failure to create jobs was at the heart of the shellacking.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Our Banana Republic  —  In my reporting, I regularly travel to banana republics notorious for their inequality.  In some of these plutocracies, the richest 1 percent of the population gobbles up 20 percent of the national pie.  —  But guess what?  You no longer need to travel to distant …
Michael Moss / New York Times:
While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales  —  Domino's Pizza was hurting early last year.  Domestic sales had fallen, and a survey of big pizza chain customers left the company tied for the worst tasting pies.  —  Then help arrived from an organization called Dairy Management.
Michel Comte / Agence France Presse:
US senator sees ‘confrontation’ with China, war with Iran  —  HALIFAX, Canada — The United States faces a possible war with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions and a “period of confrontation” with China over its currency, a top US lawmaker warned Saturday.  —  Republican Senator Lindsey Graham …
Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
Estate Tax Issue Offers Quick Test for Congress  —  AFTER their election victory on Tuesday, Republican leaders in the House promised progress on many fronts, including a turn toward more fiscal discipline and less economic uncertainty.  —  They have a chance to start work on these goals almost immediately …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
The Huffington Post:
Not All Polls Were Wrong In Nevada  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … WASHINGTON — In Nevada, polls predicted the wrong winner of this week's Senate election.  Or did they?  While public media polls in late October consistently gave a slight advantage to Republican Senate challenger Sharron Angle …
Frank I. Luntz / Washington Post:
Republicans won the midterm elections.  Now can they survive?  —  The United States has just witnessed its third straight rubber band election.  Once again, Americans had their patience stretched, fired a Washington run amok and now want their new leaders to snap back to attention.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Kevin Cullum / The Hill:
West says racism allegations against Tea Party by liberals didn't work  —  Florida's first black Republican congressman credited the Tea Party with standing up against allegations of racism from the left in supporting his successful candidacy.  —  “So I think that the …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Barack Obama / New York Times:
Exporting Our Way to Stability  —  AS the United States recovers from this recession, the biggest mistake we could make would be to rebuild our economy on the same pile of debt or the paper profits of financial speculation.  We need to rebuild on a new, stronger foundation for economic growth.
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Anne Bayefsky / Fox News:
U.N. Gives Obama a New ‘Shellacking’ — Over Human Rights!
 
 
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Andrew Gilligan / Telegraph:
Ofsted praises Islamic schools which oppose Western lifestyle
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Mark Shields: Palin Quitting As Governor Is Like Kennedy's Chappaquiddick
Discussion: The Powers That Be
Bruce Walker / American Thinker:
The State-Level Tsunami  —  Was the 2010 midterm election a Republican tsunami?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Grizzly Manifesto
Discussion: protein wisdom and Daily Kos
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Peter Stein / Metropolis:
Bloomberg to America: Lay Off The Chinese
Discussion: Liberty Street and Raw Story
Asma Uddin / The Huffington Post:
Caliphate on the Range? The Shariah Precedent in American Courts
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Come Saturday Morning: Thanks, Teabaggers!