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4:35 PM ET, November 4, 2012

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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 …
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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
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.
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Mark Murray / First Read:
Final national NBC/WSJ poll: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
Discussion: Reuters, CNN and Ballot Box
James Hohmann / Politico:   Battleground Tracking poll: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama tied
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 and Daily Kos
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
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Poll Shows
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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’
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.
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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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
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
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?
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.
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.
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
Obama will win the state, Heller will barely squeak by, Horsford takes CD4 and the GOP will take the state Senate  —  And I thought Reid-Angle was hard.  —  For two years, I have rested on my laurels after ignoring the public polls, trusting my reporting and gut and predicting Harry Reid would defeat Sharron Angle.
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Fix
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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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 …
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.
Bill Clinton / Des Moines Register:
Romney wants to undo progress Obama made  —  Which presidential candidate is more likely to restore prosperity for the middle class and give poor people a chance to work their way into it?  To build a 21st century American economy which creates the jobs of tomorrow, reduces our debt and maintains our leadership in the world?
Discussion: msnbc.com and Politico
 
 
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