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10:10 AM ET, November 4, 2012

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Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Ohio's Provisional Ballot Order: The Biggest Legal Story of the Weekend  —  A late voting directive from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted begets an “emergency motion” about how to count provisional ballots.  —  Associated Press  —  With just a few dozen hours left before polls open on Election Day …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Last-Minute Ohio Directive Could Trash Legal Votes And Swing The Election  —  A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) could invalidate legal provisional ballots.  Ohio is widely viewed as the most critical state for both presidential campaigns and …
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Dispatch Poll: Ohio's a toss-up  —  Obama has edge, but high GOP turnout could turn Ohio to Romney  —  Early voting in Franklin County  —  The “Ohio firewall” precariously stands for President Barack Obama, but a strong Republican turnout could enable Mitt Romney to tear it down on Election Day.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press:
Ohio provisional ballot voting order criticized  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voter advocates on Saturday criticized an order by Ohio's elections chief dealing with the casting of provisional ballots, saying it increases the likelihood that votes could be wrongly rejected.
Washington Post:   Ohioans line up for early voting in the battleground state
Dustin Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
PENNSYLVANIA TIED, 47-47, ON EVE OF ROMNEY'S ARRIVAL  —  Update: The final Susquehanna Polling & Research Poll shows a 47-47% tie heading into the Tuesday election.  Romney is seen slightly more favorable (+4) than Obama (+1).  Adding to Romney's advantage is that an overwhelming 71% place economic …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up 8 in Minnesota, amendments may be going down  —  PPP's final Minnesota poll of the 2012 election cycle finds Barack Obama leading comfortably, 53-45.  We've conducted four surveys of the state since Labor Day and found Obama leading by a margin in the 7-10 point range on each of them.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
Discussion: The Daily Caller and JSOnline
Detroit's Fox 2:
Dead heat for Romney and Obama in latest Michigan poll  —  WJBK Fox 2 -  —  Who are you most likely to vote for in the Presidential election - Democratic President Barack Obama, or Republican Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, another candidate, or are you undecided?
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
AFF poll: Minnesota a toss-up  —  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are separated by just 1 point in Minnesota, effectively making the race there a toss-up, according to polling taken for the conservative American Future Fund.  —  Romney takes 46 percent of the vote to Obama's 45 percent in the poll …
Alexander Marlow / BREITBART.COM:
LIKELY VOTER POLL: ROMNEY AHEAD IN DEEP BLUE MINNESOTA
Discussion: protein wisdom and GayPatriot
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Bloomberg Aims to Be Gun-Control Counterweight to NRA  —  The New York mayor takes on the National Rifle Association in what an aide suggests is a curtain-raiser for elections to come.  —  As independent Michael Bloomberg nears his final year as New York  —  City mayor, the billionaire …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:
FEMA TAPS PRIVATE VENDORS TO MEET SANDY VICTIM'S NEEDS
Miguel Llanos / U.S. News:
Sandy death toll in US rises to 109; ‘there could be more,’ Bloomberg warns
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
Hannity show played 2011 union ‘Scabs!’ and ‘Scumbags!’ audio, called it post-Sandy outrage  —  UPDATE: The Daily Caller has learned that the audio Sean Hannity played during his Friday, Nov. 2 broadcast was taken from a 2011 union protest against replacement workers during a Verizon strike.
New York Times:
In Ohio, a Study in Contrasts as 2 Campaigns Get Out Vote  —  CINCINNATI — Inside a peeling former nightclub here, Obama volunteers are perched on any seats they can find, trays of half-eaten sandwiches line an old mirrored bar and a hand-scrawled list of “office needs” includes toilet paper and Teddy Grahams.
UTSanDiego.com:
MOTHER OF SEAL: ‘I BELIEVE THAT OBAMA MURDERED MY SON’  —  A father and a mother used the word “murder.”  A brother said he won't second-guess decisions made in the heat of battle.  —  The families of three Americans killed in the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
News Outlets Held Back Detail Of Benghazi Attack At CIA's Request
Wall Street Journal:
The Fog of Benghazi  —  What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.
Discussion: Free Beacon and Weekly Standard
Richard A. Oppel Jr / The Caucus:
Biden Takes a Daylight Saving Time-Themed Swipe at Romney  —  ARVADA, Colo. - Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took a few last swings at Mitt Romney in Colorado during two stops on Saturday before heading to a final stretch of campaigning in a pair of other crucial swing states …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Guardian:
Iran denies suspending uranium enrichment  —  Move reported as gesture of goodwill before negotiations with US over nuclear programme next week was down to ‘misquote’  —  Iran's state media has denied reports that Tehran had suspended the enrichment of uranium at 20% in a goodwill gesture ahead of talks with the world's major powers.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama campaign struggles to explain ‘revenge’ remark  —  CINCINNATI — A seemingly offhand utterance from President Obama has turned into a major point of contention between the two campaigns, as Team Obama tries to explain what the president meant when he told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.”
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Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
2012 Ad Blitz: Big Money, Smaller Audience
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Editorial | The Struggle to Cast a Vote: Voting Rights: Upholding Democracy
Discussion: Daily Kos and THEROOT.COM
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Romney offers a real alternative to Obama, Bush and the whole New Deal sexy state circus
Discussion: GayPatriot
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Oregon County Elections Official Under Investigation For Ballot Tampering
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
The Vanishing Battleground
ABCNEWS:
NJ Residents Displaced by Storm Can Vote by Email
John H. Richardson / Esquire:
Introducing the Great Marijuana Prohibitionists of 2012
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Final stretch in Iowa gives edge to Obama
Discussion: WMUR
 Earlier Items: 
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Romney closes big: ‘Love of country’ vs. ‘Revenge’
Discussion: Power Line and GayPatriot
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Conflict-of-interest concerns raised as Obama races to implement health reform
Discussion: Hot Air and Weekly Standard
Juana Summers / Reuters:
Paul Ryan goes dark on local reporters
Christopher Baxter / New Jersey Online:
Sandy confuses voters flooded out of usual polling places
Adam Housley / Fox News:
Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account
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