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10:55 AM ET, November 3, 2012

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Politico:
Exclusive: Christie was Mitt's first choice for VP  —  One of the most tantalizing subplots of the 2012 campaign has been the curious and sometimes controversial performances of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  Now, campaign insiders tell POLITICO that Christie was Mitt Romney's first choice …
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Politico:
Romney holds all-star Ohio rally  —  WEST CHESTER, Ohio — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan fired up the Republican base here Friday night with the biggest rally yet of their campaign as they headed into the final weekend before Election Day.  —  On a frigid fall night — you could see your breath in the air …
Discussion: Ballot Box, The PJ Tatler and CNN
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Holds Lead in Florida and Ohio Polls  —  President Barack Obama holds an edge over Mitt Romney in Florida and Ohio, the two largest battlegrounds in determining who will win the White House on Tuesday, new polls show.  —  The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys …
Discussion: Politico
Mark Murray / First Read:
Polls: Obama stays ahead in Ohio, deadlocked with Romney in Fla.  —  Three days until Election Day, President Barack Obama maintains his lead in the key battleground state of Ohio and is locked in a close contest with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Florida, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Romney surrogates fan out across US
Discussion: ABCNEWS
CNN:
In fiery speech, Giuliani calls on Obama to resign, faults him for Libya  —  (CNN) - Not long after taking a few seconds of silence for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, Rudy Giuliani began ripping into President Barack Obama on Friday while speaking at major campaign event for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Ohio.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Gabriella Schwarz / CNN:
TRENDING: Axelrod: Obama closing argument ‘from his loins’
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily … Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections.  That's bad news for Barack Obama.  True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president.
Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Obama: Millions ‘still picking up the pieces’  —  In his last weekend address before Election Day, President Obama opted not to mention the campaign, instead talking about the recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.  —  “This weekend, millions of our fellow Americans are still picking …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:   NBC PREPS HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER STARRING OBAMA CELEBS
Nigel Jaquiss / Willamette Week:
Department of Justice Investigating Alleged Ballot Fraud At Clackamas County Elections  —  A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned.  —  The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released …
Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's campaign insults voters  —  THROUGH ALL THE flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate.  —  How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information?
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Oceans of Red Ink  —  I feel a sort of kinship with Michael Ramirez: if I were a genius and could draw really, really, well, I would be just like him.  His latest will appear in newspapers tomorrow; it blends old themes (Obama's pretensions and the federal debt) with new ones :
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Miami Herald FL Poll: Romney 51%-Obama 45%  —  Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters who favor the Republican by six percentage points.  —  Romney's strengths: independent voters and more crossover support …
Discussion: Hot Air
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’  —  Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.  —  “If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney …
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA: VOTING ‘BEST REVENGE’ AGAINST ROMNEY  —  As is often the case when he goes off-teleprompter, at a campaign stop in Ohio today, Obama revealed a side of himself we haven't seen since Hurricane Sandy gave him the opportunity to play The American President for a few days.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:   From “Hope and Change” to “Revenge”
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Hurricane Sandy Threatens to Disrupt Voting on Election Day  —  Some New Jersey voters may find their hurricane-damaged polling sites replaced by military trucks, with — in the words of the state's lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno — “a well-situated national guardsman and a big sign saying …
New York Times:
Staten Island Was Tragic Epicenter of Storm's Casualties  —  The soggy marshes and still-damp ruins of homes on Staten Island yielded a grim postscript to the toll from Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, as search teams discovered more bodies where the storm's giant wall of water had smashed its way through.
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Byron Tau / Politico:   White House: NYC marathon a local issue (Updated)
Ken Belson / New York Times:
New York City Marathon Will Not Be Held Sunday
 
 
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Roger Simon / Politico:
‘Swift-Boating’ of Obama fails
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Fox attacks Bruce Springsteen for hosting charity concert
Discussion: The Mahablog and Wonkette
The Fix:
WaPo-ABC tracking poll: Most see U.S. on ‘wrong track’. So can Obama win?
John Ingold / Denver Post:
Poll: Obama, Romney still essentially tied in Colorado
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
House Republicans may actually add to their majority on Election Day
BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: Lady Gaga Cuts Video For Marriage Equality Vote
Discussion: Advocate
PR Newswire:
Kimball Political Consulting poll: Scott Brown 49, Elizabeth Warren 47
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama brings back tea party rhetoric
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Noah Shachtman / Wired:
How Victoria's Secret Saved the National Guard During Hurricane Sandy
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Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: How Far Obama Has Fallen
Discussion: neo-neocon and Hot Air
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Biden: 'There's Never Been A Day In The Last Four Years I've Been Proud To Be His Vice President'
 

 
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