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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days  —  Obama 50% - Romney 47%  —  OVERVIEW  —  Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign.  In the Pew Research Center's election weekend survey, Obama holds a 48% to 45% lead over Romney among likely voters.
Mark Murray / First Read:
Final national NBC/WSJ poll: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Poll Shows
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Dustin Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
PENNSYLVANIA TIED, 47-47, ON EVE OF ROMNEY'S ARRIVAL
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 …
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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.
Newsday:
Elect Mitt Romney president of the United States
Discussion: GayPatriot
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
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
After Republicans Restrict Early Voting Hours, Floridians Wait More Than 6 Hours To Vote  —  Last year, Florida's Republican dominated legislature “rolled back the number of early-voting days from a maximum of 14 days to eight days.”  The result?  Floridians are finding it much more difficult to vote …
New York Times:
Editorial | The Struggle to Cast a Vote: Voting Rights: Upholding Democracy
Discussion: Sky Dancing, Daily Kos and THEROOT.COM
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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Curt Villarosa / ABCNEWS:
Sunday Sound: Heard on ‘This Week’  —  Tune in to ABCNews.com on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for livestreaming coverage of Election 2012.  Our Election Day show kicks off at noon, and the Election Night event begins at 7 p.m. … HEADLINERS  —  1. Plouffe thinks Karl Rove will confront ‘crossroads’ after Tuesday's election
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:   Top Obama adviser: Romney's play for Pennsylvania a ‘desperate ploy’
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
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Cantor: Romney, Allen will win big in Virginia
Discussion: Politico
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 3: Romney's Reason to Play for Pennsylvania  —  The Saturday before the election produced a predictably large volume of polling in battleground states — but also some predictable-seeming results, with most of the polls coming close to the average of other polls.
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: Politico and CNN
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Freudian Slip: Candy Crowley Calls Him ‘President Romney’
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Wake up America
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.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
“Million Puppet March” on DC Misses Historic Head Count by Just 999,500!  —  Last week, we warned of the impending “Million Puppet March,” a pro-public-broadcasting and anti-Mitt Romney demonstration whose goal “is to preserve the inalienable right of Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ira Glass …
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Jasper Copping / Telegraph:
British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg  —  Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.  —  The British Empire, highlighted in red, used to dominate any map
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jennifer Griffin / Fox News:
What laser capability did Benghazi team have?  —  Sources who have debriefed the team that was at the CIA annex the night of the attack in Benghazi say that the CIA operators from the Global Response Staff, or GRS, were equipped with Mark 48 machine guns and had two types of laser capability.
MiamiHerald.com:
Miami-Dade to resume in-person absentee voting after temporarily shutting it down  —  Miami-Dade will re-open the doors of its Doral elections headquarters, after temporarily locking its doors because it was overwhelmed with people wanting to cast absentee ballots in person.  —  PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Politico:
Lessons learned from 2012  —  The 2012 election will be remembered by history for its smallness in a big, historic moment: The high drama of the first debate was a rare respite from months of petty rhetoric, egged on from start to finish by gobs of money from millionaires and billionaires.
 
 
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Bill Clinton / Des Moines Register:
Romney wants to undo progress Obama made
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Top Republican Barbour: GOP unlikely to take Senate
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New York Post:
Devastated Rockaways residents lash out at Bloomberg during unannounced visit
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Beck Acts as a Bridge Between Romney and Evangelical Christians
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Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Ryan, Quiet for Now, Is Said to Be Planning for an Active Role
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Zogby: Sandy Helping Obama With Independents
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Washington Post:
Obama has slight lead in electoral votes; Congress expected to remain status quo
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2012 Ad Blitz: Big Money, Smaller Audience
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Bloomberg Aims to Be Gun-Control Counterweight to NRA
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / The Caucus:
Biden Takes a Daylight Saving Time-Themed Swipe at Romney
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Hannity show played 2011 union ‘Scabs!’ and ‘Scumbags!’ audio, called it post-Sandy outrage
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up 8 in Minnesota, amendments may be going down
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In Ohio, a Study in Contrasts as 2 Campaigns Get Out Vote
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