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Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y. on Tuesday, Nov 7, 2006. Clinton is running against Republican challenger John Spencer, a former mayor of Yonkers.


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Starter topic: Have Republicans finally realized they need to stop being so complacent with the media?

MRC President Brent Bozell appeared with other conservative leaders at the National Press Club this morning to urge that the Republican Party respond to their election defeat by returning to their conservative Reaganite roots. During his remarks, Bozell lambasted the national media’s biased campaign coverage, blasting them as “a laughingstock when it comes to the idea of objective journalism.”

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In the press conference televised live on C-SPAN, Bozell listed the missed opportunities and strategic errors made by the Republicans, then focused on the media’s hand in crafting yesterday’s outcome:

“And then they [the Republicans] had the problem with the national press. I will say this unequivocally: In 25 years of looking at the national media, I have never in my life seen a more one-sided, distorted, vicious presentation of news and non-news by the national press.

Speaking of Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, Chris Matthews said, "We’re getting diversity, finally, religious diversity in the United States Congress."

But Andrea Mitchell toned down his optimism, saying the Senate was still racist if Harold Ford loses.

Starter: Allegations of misconduct and fraud at polling places in Philadelphia.

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Virginia Democratic candidate for Senate Jim Webb answers reporters' questions after a campaign rally at Virginia Union University in Richmond, November 2, 2006. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Today's starter: Will the media report charges of plagiarism against Democratic senate candidate Jim Webb or is the "get Allen" motif too important?

Today's starter: Our friends at Olbermann Watch have prepared a lexicon of the far left's favorite "news" anchor, made up entirely of actual Olbermann usage.

Today's starter: Are conservatives who stay home on election day insulting the troops by not voting?

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Today's starter: The Secret Service is investigating death threats against President Bush that were posted on the leftist bulletin board Democratic Underground.

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