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Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Exclusive: Romney up ONE POINT in Ohio and TIED in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to his campaign's internal polling  — If the figures hold true Romney will almost certainly become the 45th President of the United States  —  Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio …
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Denied Mitt Romney Request To Appear At Campaign Event Days Ahead Of 2012 Election … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, Chris Christie Obama, Chris Christie Mitt Romney, Chris Christie Sandy …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 4: Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?  —  If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, the historical memory of the race might turn on the role played by Hurricane Sandy.  —  Already, some analysts are describing the storm as an “October surprise” that allowed Mr. Obama to regain …
Politico:
If Obama loses...  A defeat for Barack Obama on Tuesday would be no ordinary loss for Democrats.  —  It would be a traumatic experience: the death of the dream of liberal realignment embodied in Obama's insurgent 2008 campaign.  And it would be all the more distressing to Democrats …
Bret Baier / Fox News:
What President Obama really said in that ‘60 Minutes’ interview about Benghazi  —  ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 “60 Minutes” interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack.
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HWinsum / CBS News:
Obama suspects Libya attack targeted Americans
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:   Republicans pounce on Obama, CBS News over unaired Libya remarks
Politico:
CBS under fire for withholding Obama's Benghazi remarks
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Gallup:
Romney 49%, Obama 48% in Gallup's Final Election Survey  —  Early voting so far breaks 49% for Obama and 48% for Romney  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are within one percentage point of each other in Gallup's final pre-election survey of likely voters …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Gallup: Obama Notches Approval Rating Of 52 Percent In Final Pre-Election Poll  —  Fifty-two percent of American adults approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing in Gallup's tracking survey on Monday, the final such poll to be released before Election Day.The poll shows 45 percent disapprove of Obama's job performance.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ira Boudway / Business Week:
Breaking: Gallup to Show Romney, Obama in Dead Heat
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
The looming GOP civil war - whether Mitt wins or not  —  WEST CHESTER, Ohio - Mitt Romney's boisterous rally here Friday night featured both the promise of the Republican Party's future and a sharp reminder of why the GOP may lose its second consecutive presidential race on Tuesday.
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Johanna Persing / GOP.com:
For Democrats, It's (Ground) Game Over  —  MEMO  —  FROM: RNC Political Director Rick Wiley  —  TO: Interested Parties  —  RE: For Democrats, It's (Ground) Game Over  —  The Obama camp has been firing off a number of memos in desperate attempt to convince the media (and themselves) that they're not losing.
Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
Pastor: Sandy struck NYC after Bloomberg gave $250,000 to Md. marriage campaign  — Stumble upon something good?  Share it on StumbleUpon  — Send via Email  — Send this page to Print Friendly  —  Pastor Luke Robinson of Quinn Chapel AME Church in Frederick, Md. (Photo from Quinn Chapel AME Church)
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Peggy Noonan's Blog:
Monday Morning  —  We begin with the three words everyone writing about the election must say: Nobody knows anything.  Everyone's guessing.  I spent Sunday morning in Washington with journalists and political hands, one of whom said she feels it's Obama, the rest of whom said they don't know.
Rush Limbaugh:
Everything — Except the Polls — Points to a Romney Landslide  —  RUSH: Well, the Drive-Bys are all excited because Romney has announced he's going back to Ohio tomorrow.  On Election Day, Romney is going to Ohio, and the Drive-Bys are trying to interpret that as meaning it's slipping away.
The Fix:
WaPo-ABC tracking poll: final weekend tally is Obama 50, Romney 47, still a ‘margin of error’ contest  —  A nail-biter throughout, the presidential contest remains closely competitive through its last days, even as most voters perceive a likely win for the president.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Axelrod: Dick Morris Is “Delusional”  —  The Democrat-turned-Fox News figure is predicting a Romney landslide and is claiming Obama's top strategist used work for him.  —  Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition in June in Washington, DC.  —  Image by Win McNamee / Getty Images
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
No One in America Should Have to Wait 7 Hours to Vote  —  What's happening at polling stations in Ohio and Florida isn't some fluke of nature or breakdown in equipment.  It's all part of a partisan design.  —  A line of early voters snakes around a parking lot at a voting location in Columbus, Ohio.
Josh Glasstetter / Right Wing Watch:
'I don't want everybody to vote'  —  The lower the turnout tomorrow, the better Mitt Romney will do.  It's always been this way for Republicans.  Anyone who doubts that needs to watch the video below.  —  The media frequently reports on right-wing and GOP voter suppression efforts …
Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Gary Johnson: Obama will win  —  Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday he thinks President Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney to win a second term.  —  “I think Obama's going to win, that's what I think,” Johnson told POLITICO in an interview.
BuzzFeed:
What Your Books And Websites Say About Your Politics  —  Conservative readers love Drudge and Ayn Rand; liberals like the Times and Noam Chomsky; and there's not much in the middle.  The last infographic from Engage .  —  Via: engagedc.com  —  Via: engagedc.com
Discussion: The Greenroom and Roger Ailes
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama jokingly compares himself to Jay-Z  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z repeatedly reminded the crowd that Election Day is tomorrow, but President Obama did but once.  —  Instead Obama delivered a stump speech virtually identical to those he's given since re-emerging …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Walter Kirn / The New Republic:
Buckeye Hate  —  Obama and Romney are Telling Ohioans that They're the Greatest.  This Ohio Native Disagrees.  —  In my new, more realistic understanding of American democracy, gained just this year from a thousand expert sources, the role of all but a portion of the electorate is to show …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain Strategist Admits Voter Fraud 'Doesn't Really Exist'  —  Steve Schmidt, a former senior strategist to Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, admitted that widespread voter fraud doesn't exist in the United States and claimed that the GOP-backed voter ID laws are based on “mythology.”
Jamie McGonnigal / The Huffington Post:
Obama Responds to 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads … Barack Obama , LGBT , Civil Rights , Elections 2012 , Gay Marriage , Barack Obama , Obama Gay Marriage , Obama Same-Sex Marriage , Sophia Bailey Klugh , Sophia Bailey Klugh Obama , Sophia Bailey Klugh Obama Letter …
Discussion: AMERICAblog, The Raw Story and Advocate
Latino Decisions:
Final impreMedia-LD tracking poll: if Latino vote is high, Obama will carry 4 key swing states  —  High Latino voter turnout could deliver swing states of Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida to the Democrats  —  impreMedia & Latino Decisions today released the last in a series …
Manny Fernandez / The Caucus:
Shutting the Gates Over Fears of Election Unrest  —  A gated community near Atlanta has decided to step up security this week.  The reason is not burglaries, but another issue entirely: the presidential election.  —  In Woodstock, Ga., about 30 miles north of Atlanta …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Felix Salmon:
Hero of the day, CPDO edition
Thomas B. Edsall / Campaign Stops:
What We Already Know  —  There are a number of conclusions …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Vox Popoli
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Secret money funds GOP door-knockers
Discussion: Reuters
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Republican Id  —  This patch of southern Ohio between Cincinnati …
Rush Limbaugh:
See, I Told You So: Obama Wants Revenge
Discussion: Politico
First Read:
First Thoughts: All comes down to turnout and racial composition
Byron Tau / Politico:
Trumka: Card check will happen in second Obama term
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Cain / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Wilder chooses not to endorse for president
Brie Zeltner / Plain Dealer:
Huge turnout, long lines for early voting in Ohio
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Day before Election Day FL outlook: 4.5m have voted, Ds lead Rs by 167,000 ballots
Discussion: emptywheel and Election 2012
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
The No-Brainer Progressive Case For Obama
Politico:
The new ‘no comment’: F— off
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Sheldon G. Adelson / Wall Street Journal:
I Didn't Leave the Democrats. They Left Me
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