Obama wins North Carolina, Clinton wins Indiana (updated intermittently)
4:57 p.m.: Every news outlet in America appears to have called the Tar Heel state for Barack Obama, meaning at worst he splits the night with Hillary Clinton and at best blanks her. Early results in Indiana show Clinton with a big lead, but some of the big cities have yet to be counted. (Phrase to ban tonight: 'Game Changer')
5:45 p.m.: The Economist continues to publish the most entertaining elections blog I've come across. The bloggers there also pick up on the strange Johnny Sack anti-card check ad that debuted tonight (I saw it on MSNBC).
5:50 p.m.: Indiana's Supreme Court-approved voter ID law, which requires voters to carry a state-issued picture identification to cast a ballot, prevented 12 nuns from going to the polls. Otherwise, the consequences have been "mild," according to the Washington Post.
6 p.m.: CBS News has called Indiana for Clinton. I'd guess the other networks will fall in line shortly.
6:10 p.m.: Obama takes the state in Raleigh, N.C.
6:14 p.m.: Obama basically conceded Indiana to Clinton, just as his campaign manager David Axelrod did earlier.
6:33 p.m.: Flags and American dreams. Obama the Patriot is out tonight.
6:55 p.m.: As I grate cheese, the CNN folk tell me that Obama needs only win the uncounted vote in Indiana by a 55/45 percent margin to take the state. I'm not sure that's going to happen, but the fact that the state is still too close to call at this late hour is surprising (and given Lanny Davis's irascible mood tonight, appears to have robbed Clinton of any overarching, or clear, arguments to make). Clearly my 6 p.m. hop-on-the-CBS-bandwagon post was premature.
7:38 p.m.: Hillary Clinton begins her victory speech. Next stop, the White House, she says.
8:10 p.m.: Jeffrey Toobin rightly questions why Lake County, Indiana has decided to withhold vote totals and hammers the state for closing polls at an unusually early 6 p.m. and implementing a highly restrictive voter ID law.
8:32 p.m.: Lanny Davis to David Gergen: "I'm not bitter!"
11:26 p.m.: Went out for a bit, came back to discover Clinton had indeed won Indiana by a 51-49 split. Also, Michael Calderone at Politico asks why CBS News was so early calling the state, when no one else did.