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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, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, Chris Christie Obama, Chris Christie Mitt Romney …
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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
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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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.
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.
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: GOP 12 and Business Insider
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Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Election overtime: A winless Wednesday?
Discussion: CNN
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Ohio Law Could Bring Long Delays in a Recount
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 4: Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?
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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Politico:
CBS under fire for withholding Obama's Benghazi remarks
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
PROOF: OBAMA REFUSED TO CALL BENGHAZI ‘TERROR,’ CBS COVERED UP
Discussion: protein wisdom
HWinsum / CBS News:
Obama suspects Libya attack targeted Americans
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 …
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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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Please vote for Mitt Romney
Discussion: Telegraph and CNN
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.
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Dixville Notch Election Results 2012: Obama And Romney Tie, 5 Votes Apiece … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Election Results, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Dixville Notch 2012, Dixville Notch Election Results 2012 …
Randy E. Barnett / Wall Street Journal:
The Mistake That Is the Libertarian Party  —  Voting the LP line could swing the election to the Democrats.  That's not an outcome libertarians should hope for.  —  In 1972, the Libertarian Party nominated University of Southern California philosophy Prof. John Hospers as its first presidential candidate …
Pema Levy / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Supporters Ready To Blame Government Moochers If Obama Wins  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, retired Army Colonel Allen Wild knows exactly who blame: “the 47 percent.”  Not the leaked video of Republican nominee Mitt Romney claiming that 47 percent …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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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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 …
The Daily Caller:
TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media  —  By tomorrow night we'll likely know the name of the next president.  But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters.  They've disgraced themselves.  Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias …
Discussion: GayPatriot and FishbowlDC
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Politico:
The new ‘no comment’: F— off
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Email Voting Fails Some New Jersey Residents  —  Bouncing email addresses, personal hotmail accounts.  “It's really maddening,” says Tanz.  —  New Jersey's last-minute offer of email voting to displaced residents was greeted by concern by security experts, who warn that email offers a fast track to voter fraud.
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.
MiamiHerald.com:
So.  Fla. voters will be able to cast absentee ballots in person Tuesday at election headquarters  —  Voters can only request and turn in absentee ballots at elections supervisor's offices.  They cannot be dropped off at individual precincts; voters who show up at their designated polling place …
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.
Micah Cohen / FiveThirtyEight:
In Ohio, Polls Show Benefit of Auto Rescue to Obama  —  We conclude our Presidential Geography series, a one-by-one examination of each state's political landscape and how it is changing, with Ohio, the Buckeye State.  FiveThirtyEight spoke with Herb Asher and Paul A. Beck …
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.
Discussion: GOP 12, Guardian and Mother Jones
 
 
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Michelle Knoll / KSTP-TV:
KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Minn. Marriage Amendment Teeter-Totter May Be Tipping
Discussion: GOP 12
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jay-Z Substitutes ‘Mitt’ for ‘B-tch’ While Rapping at Obama Rally
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama jokingly compares himself to Jay-Z
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
New York Post:
Hurricane-relief Guardsmen tossed out of armory - for Victoria's Secret show
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Betsy's Page
Manny Fernandez / The Caucus:
Shutting the Gates Over Fears of Election Unrest
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Rush Limbaugh:
See, I Told You So: Obama Wants Revenge
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Obama Responds to 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Axelrod: Dick Morris Is “Delusional”
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