The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Russell Goldman: "Obama Promises 'A New Dawn of American Leadership' - McCain Graciously Concedes to Obama" LINK

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Obama's Top Picks for Treasury Secretary" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Obama Wins Election" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "For Obama, No Time for Laurels; Now the Hard Part" LINK

The New York Times' Rachel L. Swarns: "America Followed Obama Over the Racial Divide" LINK

The New York Times' Editorial Board: "The 44th President" LINK

The New York Times' Thomas L. Friedman: "Finishing Our Work" LINK

The Washington Post's Ben Pershing: "Obama Wins Historic Presidential Victory" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Obama Rides 'Change' Message To The Presidency" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "Obama to Assemble Transition Team" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut: "A Campaign of High-Tech Sophistication and Military Precision" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Gerson: "Hail to the Chief" LINK

The Washington Post's Editorial Board: "President Obama - A new direction in challenging times, a new dawn in the nation's long struggle to bridge its racial divide." LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Zimmerman: "For Once, Ahead of the Curve - We just became the first majority-white democracy to elect a black leader." LINK

The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus: "Impulse Control? - Will Obama be able to keep the Democrats from overreaching?" LINK

The Politico's Bill Nichols: "History happens: Obama wins" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "Blog: Ben Smith with Obama" LINK

The Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Exit polls: How Obama won" LINK

The Politico's Roger Simon: "Audacity wins" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman and Laura Meckler: "Obama Sweeps to Historic Victory - Wins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida Were Key to His Victory Over McCain; Democrats Pick Up Seats in House and Senate, Bolstering Their Majorities" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Editorial Board: "President-Elect Obama - The voters rebuke Republicans for economic failure." LINK

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman and Michael Kranish: "Obama wins historic election" LINK

USA Today's Randy Lilleston and Douglas Stanglin: "Obama elected nation's 44th president" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman and Kristin Jensen: "Obama Wins Election as First African-American President of U.S." LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman and Michael Tackett: "Obama Sealed Win by Taking Biggest Risks, Making Fewest Errors" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan, Christina Bellantoni and Joseph Curl: "Obama wins presidency - Landslide for first black chief executive" LINK

The Washington Times' Gary Emerling: "Obama, Warner win in Virginia" LINK

The Washington Times' Jon Ward: "Bush tells Obama his win was 'awesome'" LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Harper: "Early polls correct in giving Obama win - Accuracy attributed to stricter techniques, pollsters' restraint" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Obama elected 44th president, McCain concedes" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge and Hillary Chabot: "Voters embrace change, Barack Obama - Issue decisive victory in historic race" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Barack Obama Wins Presidency, Making History" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold: "TV Networks Simultaneously Declare Obama The Winner" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Californians Carry Obama Message By Phone And In Person" LINK

Newsweeks' Michael Hirsh: "President-Elect Obama" LINK

Newsweeks' Abbas Poptani: "Obama 'Wins' Big in Britain " LINK

Newsweeks' Douglas Birch: "Triumphant Obama Turns To Sobering Challenges"LINK

Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small: "Barack Obama Wins Big: "Change Has Come to America" LINK

Time Magazine's T.D. Jakes: "Will a Black President Really Heal the Racial Divide? "LINK

Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small: "Barack Obama Wins Big: "Change Has Come to America"" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "McCain Loses as Bush Legacy Is Rejected" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain concedes, pays homage to Obama." LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "As Economic Crisis Peaked, Tide Turned Against McCain" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Hitt, Stephanie Simon and Nick Timiraos: "Republicans Ponder Path to Renewal After Party Suffers a Harsh Setback" LINK

Bloomberg's Edwin Chen and Hans Nichols: "McCain's Campaign Derailed by Market, Missteps, Embrace of Bush" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "McCain concedes, congratulates opponent" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Scherer: "In Defeat, McCain Offers Graceful End to Rough Campaign" LINK

2008: Voter Reactions:

The New York Times' Ian Urbina: "Voters Find Long Lines, but No Catastrophes" LINK

The New York Times' Kevin Sack: "For Foot Soldiers of Civil Rights, a Time to Taste of Victory" LINK

The Washington Post's Alec MacGillis and Jon Cohen: "Factors Pushed Voters to Obama" LINK

The Politico's Jeanne Cummings and Lisa Lerer: "Record turnout, but few problems" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Paulo Prada, Evan Perez and Douglas A. Blackmon: "For a Historic Election, an Enormous Turnout" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gary Fields: "Racial Significance of Vote Looms Large for Many at Polls" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Reaction to Obama win" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter Canellos: "Analysis: expectations high for changed tone" LINK

USA Today's Wendy Koch: "Voters weigh hot-button social, economic issues" LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Haberkorn: "Crowds in D.C. join celebration" LINK

Newsweeks' Joshua Alston: "Final Exam" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Carol J. Williams and Noam N. Levey: "Voting Problems Look Isolated"LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Tami Abdollah: "At 114, A Daughter Of Former Slaves Votes For Obama" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' David Zucchino: "Drive For The Black Vote Kicks Into Gear" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Cynthia Dizikes: "For Youth, Voting Is The In Thing" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Voters Turn Out In Droves, Refusing To Miss Election Of A Lifetime"LINK

2008: International Reactions:

The New York Times' Ethan Bronner: "For Many Abroad, an Ideal Renewed" LINK

The Politico's Eamon Javers: "Japanese stocks fall on Obama win" LINK

The Associated Press' Joseph Coleman: "Around the world, Obama victory sparks cheers" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama's Kenyan relatives cheer win" LINK

Bloomberg's Melissa Pozsgay: "`Obama-Mania' Spreads With `Historic Change': Global Voices" LINK

Bloomberg's Lyubov Pronina: "Putin, Medvedev Should Talk to, Not Test, Obama, Officials Say" LINK

2008: House:

The Politico's Patrick O'Connor: "Dem wave takes toll on GOP leadership" LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Dems widen House majority and look for more" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "House Dems plus-12 after CO, AL wins" LINK

2008: Senate:

The New York Times' Carl Hulse and Michael M. Grynbaum: "Democrats Pick Up at Least 5 Senate Seats" LINK

The Washington Post's William Branigin: "Democrats Make Strong Gains in the Senate" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Hitt and Brody Mullins: "Democrats Expand Majorities In Congress" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib: "Bipartisanship Could Help Victorious Democrats" LINK

USA Today's Ken Dilanian and Fredreka Schouten: "Democrats take firmer control of Senate" LINK

The Hill's Manu Raju: "Dems increase Senate majority, but fall short of 60" LINK

Time Magazine's James Carney: "In the Democratic Senate, Could Moderation Rule?" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Richard Simon: "Democrats Make Strong Gains In Senate, House Races" LINK