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9:45 AM ET, November 5, 2012

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CNN:
CNN National Poll: Dead heat between Obama and Romney  —  Washington (CNN) - It's all tied up, according to a new national poll released two days before the presidential election.  —  And the CNN/ORC International survey not only indicates a dead heat in the race for the White House …
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
ROMNEY GAINS 3 TO TIE OBAMA IN CNN'S D+11 POLL  —  The latest CNN national poll of likely voters, which shows a 49%-49% tie between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama, is either absurd, or very good news for the GOP—or both.
Discussion: GayPatriot and Wizbang
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 …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days
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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New York Times:
Obama and Romney Campaigns Begin Skirmish Over Balloting
Discussion: The Caucus
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
South Florida County Extends Early Voting — But Only In One GOP Stronghold
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'  —  Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a …
Discussion: Politico
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Reuters:
New Jersey Governor pledges to vote Romney despite plug for Obama
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Mitt Romney
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Wisdom of Politico  —  From an article just out from Politico ...  As I've written many times before, the second rate product.  If this is a subject that interests you, I'd encourage you to read the piece I linked right there.  —  Or to be more specific, Obama's winning but not with the best votes.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
State and National Polls Come Into Better Alignment  —  It appears that President Obama is likely to go into Election Day with a very modest lead in the average of national polls.  —  As of this writing, on Sunday evening, Mr. Obama led by an average of 1.3 percentage points across 12 national polls …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 3: Romney's Reason to Play for Pennsylvania
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Sandy Versus Katrina  —  As Sandy barreled toward New Jersey, there were hopeful mutters on the right to the effect that it might become President Obama's Katrina, with voters blaming him for the damage, and that this might matter on Tuesday.  Sorry, guys: polls show overwhelming approval …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
BREITBART.COM:
ROBERT THE BRUCE  —  Today marks the final installment of our weekly feature #WAR.  Combing through footage of Andrew over the past few months is something I have not taken lightly.  And now, on the eve of this historic election, I have been tasked with selecting one more video.
Discussion: Power Line and iOwnTheWorld.com
Mark Kirk / nbcchicago.com:
Exclusive: Kirk's First Post-Stroke Interview  —  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk hoped to send a message on Sunday when he tackled stairs and his first public appearance since suffering a stroke.  —  “I hope this gives a message to people across Illinois that may face stroke,” …
Discussion: Roll Call and Hotline On Call
Washington Post:
Video revives debate over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith  —  Mitt Romney has largely avoided discussing the details of his Mormon faith throughout this year's presidential race, speaking in general terms about his church-related values and charitable deeds.  But the revival this week …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Does Mitt Romney's Mormonism make him too scary or weird to be elected to president of the United States?”
Ilyse Hogue / CNN:
GOP's push to suppress vote threatens democracy  —  Editor's note: Ilyse Hogue is co-director of Friends of Democracy, a super PAC aimed at electing candidates who champion campaign finance reform.  She is the former director of political advocacy and communications for MoveOn.org …
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
Why Should You Vote?  Visualize Romney World  —  My wife, Jan Schakowsky, and I are friends with a wonderful woman named Bea.  Bea is now 95 years old.  Bea was born in 1917.  —  She was born in a country where women couldn't vote.  In some areas of the country, just fifty years before, slavery had been legal.
Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Mitt Romney has 5-point lead in Florida, Times-Union/InsiderAdvantage poll says  —  Mitt Romney's lead with independent voters has propelled him to a 5-point lead in Florida two days before Election Day, according to a Times-Union/InsiderAdvantage poll released Sunday night.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Wake up America
Antonio Antenucci / New York Post:
Marathon canceled, but generators and supplies still sit unused in park  —  What a run-around!  —  The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.
 
 
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Chris Strauss / USA Today:
Did Cam Newton and the Panthers predict a Romney win?
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY and Philly.com
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Dems' drive to retake House falters
Wall Street Journal:
Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers
Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
UMass Lowell/Herald poll: Senate race deadlocked
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Weekly Standard
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney insults the American electorate one last time
Associated Press:
Republican Mitt Romney sprinted through battleground states …
Discussion: Politico
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Calls Obama Re-Election ‘Possible, but Not Likely’
Discussion: The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Ryan Rocks Minnesota [Updated]
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Examiner:
November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Romney staff refusing to let frostbitten children leave PA rally
Discussion: Firedoglake
Alan Duke / CNN:
Extra day of voting possible in New York
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
In Ohio Vote, A Form-Checking Nightmare
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
MSNBC: Joke Network, Cont'd
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCaskill leads by 4, Romney and Nixon up comfortably
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico