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7:55 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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USA Today:
ENTHUSED ABOUT THE ELECTION, CERTAIN OF THEIR VOTE — AND TIED  —  USA TODAY and Gallup have conducted 11 surveys over the past year or so in the nation's dozen top battlegrounds.  Here is a rundown on how the contest has changed over that time and where it stands now.
Mark Murray / First Read:
Final national NBC/WSJ poll: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
MiamiHerald.com:
A voting debacle in Doral causes chaos and confusion  —  Mayor Carlos Gimenez said part of the reason the county elections headquarters temporarily shut down Sunday with a crowd waiting outside to vote was because he had not authorized the additional hours.  —  PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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Lizette Alvarez / The Caucus:
Democrats Sue to Extend Florida's Early Voting
Discussion: Marbury
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Authorities Detonate 2nd Suspicious Package At Florida Early Voting Site
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
After Republicans Restrict Early Voting Hours, Floridians Wait More Than 6 Hours To Vote
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel and The Raw Story
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
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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James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Tracking poll: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama tied
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Obama, Romney in even race two days before election: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Fix and Business Insider
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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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Biden: GOP ‘fever’ will break after election  —  Vice President Biden said that if President Obama is re-elected, the Republican “fever” will break and some level of bipartisanship would return to Washington.  —  In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Sunday, Biden said he's already …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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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.
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
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.
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Cantor: Romney, Allen will win big in Virginia
Discussion: Politico
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
MiamiHerald.com:
President Barack Obama rallies 23,000 supporters in Broward County  —  President Barack Obama revved up a partisan Democratic crowd of an estimated 23,000 people Sunday afternoon at the McArthur High School football stadium in Hollywood.  —  After pledging his administration's support to help …
Alyssa Newcomb / ABCNEWS:
Nor'easter Storm Following in Sandy's Path, 2 Million Without Power as Temperatures Drop  —  A ferocious nor'easter storm could wreak more havoc on areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, as plunging temperatures threaten the nearly two million homes and businesses that remain without power in the Northeast.
Discussion: Doug Ross, ABCNEWS and Gothamist
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.
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 …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Camp Condemns Second Romney Senate Ad Backing Candidate With Controversial Position On Rape And Abortion  —  BOSTON — A day after Mitt Romney went on the air with only his second ad backing a Senate candidate, the Obama campaign is again saying his decision shows he stands with the extreme right when it comes to abortion rights.
Discussion: The Stranger … and Hullabaloo
 
 
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Mike Dennison / Missoulian:
Poll: Rehberg maintains slight lead over Tester in race for U.S. Senate
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Mitt Romney
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCaskill leads by 4, Romney and Nixon up comfortably
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Group blasts Austria for Iranian money laundering
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Brent Budowsky / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate
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Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies
Sen. Rob Portman / Fox News:
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