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10:35 AM ET, November 1, 2008

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Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama's illegal immigrant aunt problem
Randy Ludlow / The Columbus Dispatch:
State employee says she was ordered to check out Joe the Plumber  —  Vanessa Niekamp said that when she was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine.  A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case.
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Michelle Malkin:   New report: Ohio employee was ordered to snoop on Joe The Plumber
Marc Ambinder:
A McCain Campaign Memo  —  The last thing the McCain campaign needs on election day is demoralized Republicans.  Hence this memo, which recapitulates what Davis and co. said on a conference call with reporters this morning.
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
Does Palin's maverick label still stick?  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A loyal Democrat, Kenny Powers never shared Sarah Palin's conservative politics.  But the United Way organizer confesses a fondness for the governor who paired a folksy charm with scorn for Alaska's Republican old guard.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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Kathleen Hennessey / Associated Press:
Ensign: Palin not ready for presidency  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Sen. John Ensign says Sarah Palin is not experienced enough to be president and John McCain's presidential campaign “completely mishandled” her early days on the ticket.  —  The Nevada senator made the comments …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Olbermann crashes SNL set  —  Ben Affleck, who's hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week, was rehearsing a skit this afternoon mocking Keith Olbermann when Olbermann himself got past security to watch, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.  —  A source described the skit as …
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Obama Is Up, and Fans Fear That Jinxes It  —  In the den of his home in New Hope, Pa., a liberal Democrat sits tap-tapping at his computer.  —  Jon Downs works the electoral vote maps on Yahoo like a spiritualist shaking his Ouija board.  He calibrates and recalibrates: Give Senator John McCain Ohio, Missouri, even Florida.
Rick Kogan / Chicago Tribune:
Studs Terkel dies  —  The author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol has died.  “My epitaph?  My epitaph will be ‘Curiosity did not kill this cat,’” he once said.  —  Terkel is honored on his 95th birthday at the Chicago History Museum during a broadcast on WFMT.
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RushLimbaugh.com:
El Rushbo's Gut Starts to Speak!  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: My gut is starting to talk to me, ladies and gentlemen.  As you know and as I discussed over the course of the previous week, my gut was not giving me any indication whatsoever, and my gut started talking to me last night.
Discussion: First Draft and Wake up America
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Trick or Treat  —  Do you spook easily?  —  Judging by the response in my inbox, some of you do.  —  Matt Drudge is touting the results of a one-day sample in a Zogby poll, which apparently showed John McCain ahead by 1 point.  —  There are a couple of significant problems with this.
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Chuck Todd's state-by-state election guide  —  NBC's political director tells you what to expect in each state on Tuesday  —  WASHINGTON - There are a number of smart election previews out there.  —  Ready for one more?  —  Here are the things I'm watching for in every state, on every level.
Discussion: Electoral-vote.com and Newsweek
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
A Presidential Vanishing Act, by Design  —  WASHINGTON — It's the week before Election Day.  Do you know where your president is?  —  Probably not, and that is by design.  With Senator John McCain lagging behind in the polls and many other Republicans fighting for their political lives …
John Ingold / Denver Post:
Judge orders Coffman to stop continued voter purge  —  A federal judge today angrily ordered Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman to stop purging names on the state's voter registration rolls.  —  The judge's order came in a telephone hearing this afternoon that was the latest clash between Coffman …
Eli Lehrer / CEI:
Letter to President Bush on Midnight Regulations  —  Dear Mr. President:  —  We are a diverse coalition.  All of our members share a deep concern about America's regulatory state.  We want to deliver a simple message: your administration should stick to its word and not issue any midnight regulations.
Discussion: Shopfloor, The Corner and Reason
Jay Cost / HorseRaceBlog:
McCain-Palin Focus on Ohio and Pennsylvania  —  As the campaign enters its final days, we can develop a good sense of where the campaigns think they stand.  That's because campaigns have two scarce resources.  The first is money.  We can't track money directly, but we can track what it is buying - namely, television advertisements.
www.redstate.com:
What you were never intended to know in this election  —  A Hillary staffer comes clean  —  After a long and careful consideration of all the implications and possible consequences of my actions today, I have decided to go through with this in the hope that our country can indeed be guided into the right direction.
 
 
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