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5:30 PM ET, November 4, 2012

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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.
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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?
Mark Murray / First Read:
Final national NBC/WSJ poll: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
Discussion: Reuters, CNN, Ballot Box and BREITBART.COM
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Poll Shows
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Cantor: Romney, Allen will win big in Virginia
Discussion: Politico
Newsday:
Elect Mitt Romney president of the United States
Discussion: GayPatriot
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.
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Freudian Slip: Candy Crowley Calls Him ‘President Romney’
Discussion: Wake up America and Scared Monkeys
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Ohio Sen. Portman says Ohio likely to prove decisive
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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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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
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’
Discussion: CNN
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 …
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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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Biden Does It Again: President Who?  —  Joe Biden does it again.  I'll bet he just wishes Bill Clinton was still president, or perhaps he really did mean it Friday when he said there wasn't a moment he was proud to be Obama's vice president (video just 14 totally Biden-licious seconds long):
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
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.
Kimberly Schwandt / Fox News:
Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies  —  The Obama campaign on Saturday quietly released a web video featuring President Obama talking about his faith.  The video includes various faith leaders describing how there is moral, even Biblical …
 
 
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Brent Budowsky / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate
Sen. Rob Portman / Fox News:
Panel Plus: 11/4  —  Watch the ‘FOX News Sunday’ panel …
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Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
Clinton, Obama, Campaign On Sandy
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Tracking poll: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama tied
Discussion: The Fix
Bill Clinton / Des Moines Register:
Romney wants to undo progress Obama made
Discussion: CNN, msnbc.com and Politico
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
After Republicans Restrict Early Voting Hours, Floridians Wait More Than 6 Hours To Vote
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Top Republican Barbour: GOP unlikely to take Senate
Discussion: CNN
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NewsMax.com:
Zogby: Sandy Helping Obama With Independents
Washington Post:
Obama has slight lead in electoral votes; Congress expected to remain status quo
Discussion: Ballot Box and Election 2012
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Bloomberg Aims to Be Gun-Control Counterweight to NRA
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Richard A. Oppel Jr / The Caucus:
Biden Takes a Daylight Saving Time-Themed Swipe at Romney
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