Thursday, November 06, 2008

NATIONAL & WORLD DIGEST - November 06, 2008

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New York Times
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-For Obama, No Time to Bask in Victory As He Starts to Build a Transition Team

Washington Post
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-Obama Team Shifts to Transition Mode
Bush Extends Invitation, Calls Historic Election 'Uplifting'

-Democrats Win 18 More House Seats
Party Hoped for Gain of 30 but Will Be Close to 259 Seats It Held in 1994

-Morning in America
I almost lost it Tuesday night when television cameras found the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the crowd at Chicago's Grant Park and I saw the tears streaming down his face. His brio and bluster were gone, replaced by what looked like awestruck humility and unrestrained joy. I remembered how young he was in 1968 when he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., moments before King was assassinated and hours before America's cities were set on fire.

-Let the People Choose
California takes a step toward nonpartisan redistricting.

Pew Research center
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-Dissecting the Exit Polls
Inside Obama's Sweeping Victory
Barack Obama captured the White House on the strength of a substantial electoral shift toward the Democratic Party and by winning a number of key groups in the middle of the electorate. In particular, the overwhelming backing of younger voters was a critical factor in Obama's victory, according to an analysis of National Election Pool exit poll data. Read more

-How Hispanics Voted in the 2008 Election
Hispanics voted for Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden over Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin by a margin of more than two-to-one according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of exit polls, with Latino youth supporting the Democratic ticket by an even wider margin. Read more

-Voting Religiously
President-elect Barack Obama made a concerted effort to reach out to people of faith during the 2008 presidential campaign, and early exit polls show that this outreach may have paid off on Election Day. Read more

-Daily Number
63%-to-42% The "Possessions Perception Gap"
Most Americans tend to over-estimate what most other families have; for example, more than six-in-ten (62%) believe say that most families have a high definition television, whereas just 42% of all adults say that their family has one. Check back every weekday for another number in the news. Read more


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