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9:40 PM ET, November 5, 2012

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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 …
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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 …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation  —  Boston (CNN) - An adviser to Chris Christie is flatly denying a report that the New Jersey governor turned down an offer from the Romney campaign to appear at a Sunday night campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
Discussion: The Hill, msnbc.com and The Raw Story
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  —  In an interview with Steve Kroft conducted on Sept. 12, 2012, President Obama says he's suspicious that those who carried out the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were “looking to target Americans from the start.”
Politico:
CBS under fire for withholding Obama's Benghazi remarks
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:   Republicans pounce on Obama, CBS News over unaired Libya remarks
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.
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 5, 2012  — n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle  —  BREAKING... ROMNEY 49% - OBAMA 48% IN FINAL NATIONAL GALLUP POLL: While Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama - 49% to 48% - Gallup's final daily tracking poll shows …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 4: Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?
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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Progressive Gamble  —  He bet his Presidency on expanding government because that's who he is.  —  Many of our friends who saw genius in the crease of Barack Obama's trousers four years ago lament that he might be cruising to re-election had he only focused first on the economy and postponed his liberal social priorities.
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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.
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.
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.
Robert Wright / The Atlantic Online:
Is Ohio a ‘Toss-Up’?  —  The Columbus Dispatch, the only newspaper in Ohio's biggest city, has declared Ohio a “toss-up” between President Obama and Mitt Romney.  This will please the Romney camp, which has been fighting hard against the “Ohio is Obama's rock-solid firewall” narrative.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 Roots of GOP Voter Suppression  —  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 …
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
Colin Campbell / Politicker:
Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don't Panic Over Early Exit Polls  —  President Obama and Bruce Springsteen today.  (Photo: Getty)  —  In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow …
Discussion: Hot Air and Belmont Club
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.”
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jay-Z Substitutes ‘Mitt’ for ‘B-tch’ While Rapping at Obama Rally  —  Rapper Jay-Z while performing at an Obama campaign rally in Ohio Monday substituted the name “Mitt” for the word “b-tch” in the lyrics to his song “99 Problems.”  —  Before doing so, he told the crowd he didn't get it vetted …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael Walsh / National Review:
Crush Them  —  Conservatives have a rare opportunity tomorrow to do something they signally failed to do in the landslide elections of 1972 and 1984: finish the job.  Nixon's victory was vitiated by Watergate and quickly revenged by Woodward and Bernstein, leading to his replacement in 1974 by Jerry Ford …
Politico:
The new ‘no comment’: F— off  —  The reporter's e-mail was insistent, his questions obviously skeptical.  The State Department official's response was defensive, his mood obviously annoyed.  —  Then the missiles started flying.  —  “Why do you bother to ask questions you already know the answer to …
 
 
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Dueling Bitterness On Cable News
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama jokingly compares himself to Jay-Z
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
canada.com:
Obama gets endorsement from self-described Peruvian medicine men
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Rush Limbaugh:
See, I Told You So: Obama Wants Revenge
Discussion: Politico
Byron Tau / Politico:
Trumka: Card check will happen in second Obama term
Walter Kirn / The New Republic:
Buckeye Hate  —  Obama and Romney are Telling Ohioans that They're the Greatest.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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