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2:00 PM ET, November 4, 2012

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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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Mark Murray / First Read:
Final national NBC/WSJ poll: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Poll Shows
Discussion: Business Insider
Dustin Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
PENNSYLVANIA TIED, 47-47, ON EVE OF ROMNEY'S ARRIVAL
Lee Enterprises / host.madison.com:
Our pick: Mitt Romney  —  • Wisconsin State Journal editorial  —  Not enough hope and too little change.  —  That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House.  —  The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election.
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NY Daily News:
Our choice for America's future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president  —  Four years after endorsing Obama, News finds the hopes of those days went unfulfilled  —  Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally with his wife Ann at Colorado Springs municipal airport …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Cantor: Romney, Allen will win big in Virginia  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) predicted Mitt Romney will win in Virginia on Tuesday — and win by a bigger margin than deadlocked polls have shown.  —  Cantor also said on NBC's “Meet the Press” that former Sen. George Allen …
Discussion: Politico
Newsday:
Elect Mitt Romney president of the United States
Discussion: GayPatriot
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.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Jim Cramer: Obama Is Going To Obliterate Romney In A Historic Landslide  —  The Washington Post asked a bunch of pundits/gurus/big-names for their electoral predictions.  —  There's a big list of folks, and almost all see Obama winning.  —  Among the names on the list.
NewsMax.com:
Zogby: Sandy Helping Obama With Independents  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Despite President Barack Obama turning the tide with a five-point swing among Independents …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads 50-47 nationally
Discussion: Business Insider and Politico
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Authorities Detonate 2nd Suspicious Package At Florida Early Voting Site  —  Authorities in Winter Park, Fla. have detonated a second suspicius package found near an early voting site on Saturday, a spokersperson for the Winter Park Public Library confirmed to TPM.  —  “They detonated it 15 minutes ago,” Mary Gail Coffee said.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
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.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Ryan, Quiet for Now, Is Said to Be Planning for an Active Role  —  CINCINNATI — Representative Paul D. Ryan may have largely disappeared from the national spotlight down the campaign homestretch, ceding attention to Mitt Romney.  But if the Republican ticket prevails, Mr. Ryan plans to come back roaring …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Matt Blaze / Matt Blaze's Exhaustive Search:
Voting by Email in New Jersey  —  Some very preliminary thoughts.  —  New Jersey was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and many parts of the state still lack electricity and basic infrastructure.  Countless residents have been displaced, at least temporarily.  And election day is on Tuesday.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin  —  PPP's final polls of the 2012 election cycle in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin find Barack Obama favored to win both states, although by margins a good deal closer than he won them by in 2008.  In Pennsylvania Obama leads 52-46, while in Wisconsin his advantage is 51-48.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and JSOnline
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up 8 in Minnesota, amendments may be going down
Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Axelrod: Romney's effort in Pennsylvania a sign GOP campaign in ‘deep trouble’  —  Senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Mitt Romney's visit to Pennsylvania shows the GOP nominee's campaign is in “deep trouble” and losing in the traditional battlegrounds.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Ohio Sen. Portman says Ohio likely to prove decisive  —  Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said his home state is likely to prove decisive for the presidential election Sunday morning.  —  When asked by CNN's Candy Crowley if he thought there was a way Romney could win without carrying the state, he smiled.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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
New York Post:
Devastated Rockaways residents lash out at Bloomberg during unannounced visit  —  Storm-ravaged and weary Rockaways residents cornered Mayor Bloomberg yesterday to angrily demand more aid for their devastated neighborhood.  —  “When are we gonna get some help?” blasted one desperate woman …
Discussion: protein wisdom
 
 
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Beck Acts as a Bridge Between Romney and Evangelical Christians
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Talking Points Memo:
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Top Obama adviser: Romney's play for Pennsylvania a ‘desperate ploy’
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Obama has slight lead in electoral votes; Congress expected to remain status quo
Discussion: Ballot Box and Election 2012
New Jersey Online:
Battered by Sandy, Staten Island feels forgotten
Discussion: Power Line
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