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9:55 AM ET, November 7, 2012

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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters  —  (CNN) - What issues are on voters' minds?  —  The exit polls give some insights.  — Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker  — Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.
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Harry J Enten / Guardian:
How the pollsters won the 2012 US election, mostly |  Harry J Enten  —  It was a good night for most polling organisations; aggregators got it close to perfect.  For the ‘unskewed’ crowd, not so much  —  The election has come and gone.  There are still some results outstanding, but the biggest race is decided.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue
Discussion: Ballot Box, The PJ Tatler and Politico
Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Big gains for women in 2012
Discussion: Guardian, ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana
Dan Merica / CNN:
Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Emily Schultheis / Politico:   Exit polls 2012: Voters blame George W. Bush
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
BuzzFeed:
Welcome To Liberal America  —  Barack Obama, gay marriage, weed, and a new focus on climate change.  This is the country, and the Republican Party has to adapt.  —  Image by John Gress / Reuters  —  President Barack Obama's sweeping victory in the 2012 election, his party's wide win in the Senate …
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Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching: ‘Too old, too white, too male’?  —  BOSTON — President Barack Obama's thrashing of Mitt Romney exposed glaring structural weaknesses in the GOP that will shut the Republicans out of the White House until they find a way to appeal to a rapidly changing America.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republicans Bet Everything, and Obama Won It All  —  You remember the scene in Game Change, when John McCain's adviser tells him that selecting Sarah Palin is “high risk, reward”?  And McCain (or Ed Harris as McCain, or whatever) starts grinning uncontrollably?
Discussion: Prairie Weather
New York Times:
Divided U.S. Gives Obama More Time  —  Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as a divided nation voted to give him more time.
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
COURAGE FOR THE LONG WAR AHEAD  —  On November 6, the people of the United States rejected President Barack Obama.  And re-elected him to a second term in office.  —  Though Obama failed to win a majority in the popular vote—and may even have lost the popular vote outright …
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Rep. Allen West's race still undecided  —  Florida Rep. Allen West's bid for reelection remained too close to call on Wednesday, as the tea party Republican trailed his Democratic opponent by fewer than 3,000 votes.  —  Patrick Murphy has 160,328 votes, or 50.4 percent, to West's 157,782 votes …
Discussion: TCPalm.com and Outside the Beltway
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John Lantigua / Palm Beach Post:   West, Murphy race too close to call
Matt Ferner / The Huffington Post:
Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Denver News, Polls, Smoking, Video, 420, Marijuana, Colorado Amendment 64, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Colorado Marijuana Legalization, Colorado Politics, Denver Colorado, Legal Weed, Marijuana, Marijuana, Denver News
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CNN:
Colorado, Washington pass marijuana legalization; Oregon says no
Chelsea Conaboy / Boston Globe:
Massachusetts voters approve ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot: (INTERACTIVE RESULTS)
Discussion: EconLog
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
Karl Rove Freaks Out About Fox News Calling The Election For Obama  —  “We've got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 vote separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count.”
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Paul Krugman:
The Real Real America  —  So, for a while there during the campaign it seemed very iffy.  But in the end, discipline and being on the right side of the issues prevailed.  Yes, Elizabeth Warren won!  —  Oh, and that guy Obama too.  —  Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup …
Daniela Altimari / Hartford Courant:
Murphy Wins Bitter Connecticut Senate Race  —  McMahon Spends More Than $43 Million In Loss  —  After winning a U.S. Senate seat, Chris Murphy discusses a difficult campaign against Linda McMahon.  —  After Connecticut's most expensive campaign ever, voters on Tuesday chose Democrat Chris Murphy …
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Fox News:
Republicans keep House, as Democrats close to locking down Senate majority
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Independent King wins Maine Senate race
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Michelle Malkin:
Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall  —  Ohio has been called for Barack Obama.  Iowa went for Obama.  Colorado went for Obama.  Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don't look good, either.  The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call.
Discussion: American Power
BuzzFeed:
The New Most Popular Tweet Of All Time  —  Via @BarackObama.  —  John Herrman  —  an hour ago  —  99 responses
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Dunkirk  —  I'll have more in the morning, but my quick thoughts.  —  Of course it was a bad defeat tonight.  Let's not kid ourselves.  —  We had a chance to stop the decline, and we didn't.  —  We held the House pretty strongly, so that's good, and a reflection that candidates and ideology matter.
CNN:
Transcript: Obama's victory speech  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered remarks Wednesday in Chicago.  Read below for a transcript of Obama's remarks.  —  OBAMA: Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  —  Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right …
Discussion: Althouse and ABCNEWS
Sean Sullivan / The Fix:
Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah  —  Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) survived a tough challenge from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R), edging out the challenger by little more than a single percentage point.  —  (Rick Bowmer/AP)  —  With all precincts reporting …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly: ‘The white establishment is now the minority’  —  Fox News's Bill O'Reilly said tonight that if President Barack Obama wins re-election, it's because the demographics of the country have changed and “it's not a traditional America anymore.”  —  “The white establishment is now the minority,” O'Reilly said.
Discussion: CNN
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
'That's When You Know You're Gonna Win'  —  PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney's campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him.  Upon landing here in Pittsburgh …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
It's official: New Hampshire governor, House and Senate delegations all women  —  I posted yesterday on the possibility that New Hampshire could elect a female governor and an all-female congressional delegation this year, and that's exactly what has come to pass.
Discussion: Guardian, CNN and Outside the Beltway
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner lays down a marker on taxes  —  Washington (CNN) - Shortly after multiple networks projected that Republicans would retain control of the House, Speaker John Boehner took to the stage with a message that looked ahead to the battle over the fiscal cliff - the GOP isn't budging on taxes.
Discussion: Reuters and Politico
CNN:
Transcript: Romney's concession speech  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech Tuesday in Boston.  Read below for a transcript of Romney's remarks.  —  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, my friends.  Thank you so very much.  —  (APPLAUSE)  —  Thank you.
Wall Street Journal:
Hope Over Experience  —  A divided country gives Obama a second chance.  —  President Obama won one of the narrower re-elections in modern times Tuesday, eking out a second term with a fraction of his 7.3% margin of 2008, in a polarized country with the opposition GOP retaining and still dominating the House.
Discussion: Business Insider
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Elizabeth Warren elected to Senate  —  Democrat Elizabeth Warren has won the race for Massachusetts Senate, according to election projections from multiple news sources, defeating Sen. Scott Brown (R) in one of the most closely watched races in the nation.  —  The high-profile race pitted …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Warren wins  —  BOSTON — Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren defeated …
 
 
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
If Mitt Romney had lost the election solely because of Ohio …
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Turnout shaping up to be lower than 2008
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
With A Deep Sadness And No LIttle Fear
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Treasury Quietly Warns: ‘Expect Debt Limit to Be Reached Near End of 2012’
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
President Obama's Success
Emanuella Grinberg / CNN:
Wisconsin's Baldwin makes history twice in Senate race
Discussion: The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Danica Coto / Associated Press:
Puerto Rico votes on US ties and chooses governor
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney concedes race for the White House
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
Mark K. Matthews / Orlando Sentinel:
Grayson easily beats Todd Long
Discussion: The Raw Story
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
NBC's Chuck Todd: Sources On Both Sides Expect Romney To Win Florida By Under 100k
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Power Line
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times