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7:25 PM ET, November 2, 2008

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P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org:
Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry  —  (Please read update about the San Francisco Chronicle neglecting to mention Obama's willingness to bankrupt the coal industry at bottom of this blog.)  —  Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry?
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama: I'll make energy prices “skyrocket”  —  In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Obama McCain Race Gets Uglier By The Hour  —  As the clock winds down to election day, with each passing hour the 2008 Presidential campaign seemingly gets more frenzied, angrier and uglier.  See this earlier post about the likely outcome after the votes are counted.
Discussion: MSNBC
Washington Wire:
Palin Attacks Obama on Coal Production
Washington Wire:
Attack Ad Charges Obama Will Undermine U.S. Security
Discussion: TalkLeft
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
OBAMA BRAGS ABOUT BANKRUPTING COAL POWER PLANT COMPANIES
Discussion: TigerHawk
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OUR FINAL MAP  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann  —  *** Our final map: With two days before Election Day, the final NBC News map shows Obama remaining above the 270 electoral-vote mark, with a 286-157 lead over McCain.  Last week, Obama held a 286-163 advantage.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
How soon will we know on election night?  —  Answer: Pretty soon, potentially.  Via CNN, a rundown of when the polls in various battleground states close (all times ET): … I didn't include Iowa because it's not a battleground anymore, assuming it ever was, but that's also a 10 p.m. close for what it's worth.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
IBD/TIPP: Obama +2, under 50%  —  TIPP got the 2004 almost exactly correct, and now they're showing a much closer national race than almost every other pollster.  They now have Barack Obama ahead of John McCain by only 2, 46.7% to 44.6%.  Outlier?  Prophets?
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Final polls tight in key states, with Obama enjoying small advantage
Tim Craig / Washington Post:
Final Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Close Race
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Continues to Outpace McCain  —  Holds 8-point lead among “traditional likely voters”  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Voters' presidential preferences remain favorable to a Barack Obama win on Tuesday, with 51% of traditional likely voters supporting the Democratic nominee for president, and 43% backing John McCain.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Donklephant
CNN:
Obama seven points ahead in CNN's final poll
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
JOE THE SKINHEAD  —  When he was just the topic du jour because of his question to Barack Obama back in the neighborhood in Ohio, that was one thing.  But “Joe the Plumber” is now actively campaigning with and for John McCain, appearing on stage with him at multiple events, etc.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama will answer questions ... Wednesday  —  ABC's Jake Tapper managed to get Sen. Barack Obama's attention on the tarmac in Springfield, Mo., this morning.  —  “What would you tell your Treasury secretary to do differently with the $700 billion?” he asked, according to the pool report.
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Arnab Datta / Political Punch:   This Morning's “Sam"*  —  In Springfield, Mo., over the roar of the engine of O Force One.
The Huffington Post:
McCain Did Not Disclose Keating Business Deal To Investigators  —  The New Republic published an explosive story Saturday evening detailing how John McCain, in all likelihood, leaked information to investigators of the Keating Five scandal that was designed to help his image at the expense of the other four Senators involved.
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Sahil Mahtani / The New Republic:
McCain First, Second, And Always
Discussion: Campaign Silo
Jonah Goldberg / New York Post:
OBAMA 2012: FOUR YEARS LATER  —  A LOOK BACK AT HIS PRESIDENCY  —  It's hard to believe that just four years ago, some were talking about Barack Obama as a national savior, a secular redeemer, a “light worker.”  Even more shocking, President Obama lost the nomination of his own party to none other than Hillary Clinton.
CNN:
Townsfolk stuff Palin effigy with explosives  —  BATTLE, England (CNN) — Townsfolk in England have delivered their explosive verdict on Sarah Palin, stuffing a giant effigy of the U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee with fireworks and blowing her up to raucous cheers.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
Morning Status Update for Sunday 11/02  —  The most important thing to keep in mind about pre-election polls is that they come with random variability built-in.  That mostly predictable variation — known to most of us as “the margin of error' — comes from interviewing what we hope amounts …
Discussion: Salon and Donklephant
John Stanton / Roll Call:
Reid Says Stevens Cannot Serve  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was forced into the middle of Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) re-election bid late Saturday night after a senior Senate Democrat endorsed Stevens and called on voters to disregard his seven-count felony conviction.
 
 
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