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6:15 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: CNN, Ballot Box and BREITBART.COM
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Poll Shows
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Authorities Detonate 2nd Suspicious Package At Florida Early Voting Site
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
Lizette Alvarez / The Caucus:
Democrats Sue to Extend Florida's Early Voting
Discussion: Marbury
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
After Republicans Restrict Early Voting Hours, Floridians Wait More Than 6 Hours To Vote
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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Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Obama, Romney in even race two days before election: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Fix and Business Insider
James Hohmann / Politico:   Battleground Tracking poll: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama tied
Ari Berman / thenation.com/blogs/163253:
Eleventh-Hour GOP Voter Suppression Could Swing Ohio  —  Cleveland—Ohio GOP Secretary of State Jon Husted has become an infamous figure for aggressively limiting early voting hours and opportunities to cast and count a ballot in the Buckeye State.  —  Once again Husted is playing …
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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 …
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
N.J. to allow voting by e-mail and fax  —  Using a system already accessible to military members deployed overseas, hurricane-damaged New Jersey will allow displaced residents to cast their votes using e-mail or fax on Election Day.  —  “To help alleviate pressure on polling places …
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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’
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.
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
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
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Freudian Slip: Candy Crowley Calls Him ‘President Romney’  —  CNN's Candy Crowley got a tremendous amount of criticism last month when she defended Barack Obama during the second presidential debate.  —  On Sunday's State of the Union, she appeared to compensate by saying “President Romney” …
Discussion: Wake up America and Scared Monkeys
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Ohio Sen. Portman says Ohio likely to prove decisive
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.
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.
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 …
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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Brent Budowsky / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate  —  Besides the election for president, in my humble opinion the Massachusetts Senate race is by far the most important election in the nation, and may well be the most important Senate election in a generation.
 
 
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Sen. Rob Portman / Fox News:
Panel Plus: 11/4  —  Watch the ‘FOX News Sunday’ panel …
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Biden Does It Again: President Who?
Bill Clinton / Des Moines Register:
Romney wants to undo progress Obama made
Discussion: CNN, msnbc.com and Politico
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Top Republican Barbour: GOP unlikely to take Senate
Discussion: CNN
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Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Axelrod: Romney's effort in Pennsylvania a sign GOP campaign in ‘deep trouble’
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Washington Post:
Obama has slight lead in electoral votes; Congress expected to remain status quo
Discussion: Ballot Box and Election 2012
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Bloomberg Aims to Be Gun-Control Counterweight to NRA
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