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4:55 PM ET, November 3, 2008

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Quinnipiac University:
Obama Ends Campaign Ahead In Ohio And Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; With Small Dem Lead, Florida Is Too Close To Call  —  FLORIDA: Obama 47 - McCain 45; OHIO: Obama 50 - McCain 43; PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 52 - McCain 42 Democratic Sen. Barack Obama ends his historic bid …
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Fox News:
FOX News Poll: Obama Leads Going Into Election Day  —  Barack Obama holds a solid lead over John McCain going into Election Day — 50 percent to 43 percent — according to the final FOX News pre-election poll of likely voters.  —  FOXNews.com  —  Monday, 2008-03-308
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
THAT'S SOME STREAK  —  From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Marc Ambinder:
In One Weekend, 1.8 million Doors Knocked For Obama
Fox News:
FOX News/Rasmussen Reports Poll: McCain Narrows Gap in Battleground States
Discussion: QandO and Real Clear Politics
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CNN:
McCain draws small Florida crowd on race's final day  —  TAMPA, Florida (CNN) - Barack Obama may lead John McCain by just 2 points in the latest CNN Florida poll of polls, but the enthusiasm gap appears a bit wider.  —  John McCain's first rally of the day, in Tampa outside Raymond James Stadium, only drew about 1,100 people.
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain, fueled by coffee, sees win
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Hyperactive Fact-Checkers  —  I think it's probably a good thing that so many media organizations now run these “fact-check” items about political ads and rhetoric (except that it's going to confuse the next generation of magazine interns about what fact-checking is about) but one thing I've noticed is a tendency to get overly vigilant.
Discussion: Brian Beutler
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Anamariecox / Swampland:
Keith Olbermann on McCain Campaign Giddiness: They Have “Even Less of a Clue Than I Thought.”  —  I reached Olbermann by email this morning to ask him about how it felt to be the McCain campaign's ray of sunshine.  He responded: … The McCain campaign denies Palin called an audible on complimenting Tina.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin: ‘Far-left wing of the Democrat Party’ could takeover  —  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNN) - With her voice beginning to crack on this final marathon day of campaigning, Sarah Palin promised an audience in Ohio: “We will win!”  —  “You can just feel it here,” she said at a rally in the Cleveland suburbs.
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Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
PALIN ON OBAMA'S ‘TRUTH SERUM’
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Hot Air
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Romney Can't Bring Himself To Say That McCain Has Conducted A ‘Dignified And Honest’ Campaign  —  This morning on NBC's Today Show, host Meredith Vieira asked McCain campaign surrogate Mitt Romney about a new University of Wisconsin analysis, which found that more of McCain's ads have been negative than Obama's in the past week.
PR Newswire:
Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive of Coal  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov 03, 2008 /PRNewswire—USNewswire via COMTEX/ — Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association (OCA), today issued the following statement in response to just-released remarks …
Peter Beinart / Washington Post:
Last of the Culture Warriors  —  Why has America turned on Sarah Palin?  Obviously, her wobbly television interviews haven't helped.  Nor have the drip, drip of scandals from Alaska, which have tarnished her reformist image.  But Palin's problems run deeper, and they say something fundamental about the political age being born.
Josiah Ryan / CNSNews:
Schumer Vows Big Changes on ‘Issue After Issue’ in Next Senate  —  (CNSNews.com) - Americans can expect to see major changes “in issue after issue” in the Senate next year, said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, at a meeting with reporters near the Capitol on Oct. 29.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
CNN Wants Its Viewers to Be Misinformed  —  Steve Hayes is not what you would call a reliable source of information.  His first book, The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America was a deliberate attempt to mislead the public about the subject at hand.
MTV:
Barack Obama Answers Your Questions — Check Out The Full Interview Here!  —  For your responses, watch ‘Ask Obama’ on Monday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET on MTV.  —  MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday in Nevada, but we weren't alone.
Washington Wire:
McCain Rally: Salter Is Smiling  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports from Blountville, Tenn., on the presidential race.  —  You know it's a big day on the McCain campaign when Mark Salter is smiling.  —  The senior aide to John McCain, known for his gruff demeanor, was practically giddy this morning on the campaign plane.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Palin On Democrats: “Do They Think The Terrorists ... Are The Good Guys?”  —  In a speech just now in Missouri, Sarah Palin unleashed some of the most ostentatious POW-POW-POWing of the campaign, and strongly implied that Dems think the “terrorists” are the “good guys.”
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
THE NEW POLL TAX.  —  This is why Rachel Maddow matters:  —  The poll tax was a sly system of disenfranchisement used in the Jim Crow era to disenfranchise Southern blacks.  Aware that the Constitution now assured everyone the “right” to vote, Southern states imposed a voting fee heavy enough …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Kevin Drum
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The Republicans' appalling attack on Rashid Khalidi.  —  On the clouded synapses of Sen. John McCain, it became clear as his campaign limped and lurched to its close, the termites had been dining long and dining well.  However much one might have admired the low comedy of his closing routine …
Keith Olbermann / The Huffington Post:
Fox News' Major Garrett Defends Obama Against “Fox & Friends” In Leaked E-Mail  —  Fox News correspondent Major Garrett shot back in defense of Barack Obama against the network's morning show's effort to suggest that he has ignored Fox News throughout the campaign.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Republican Rump  —  Maybe the polls are wrong, and John McCain is about to pull off the biggest election upset in American history.  But right now the Democrats seem poised both to win the White House and to greatly expand their majorities in both houses of Congress.
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine:
The Dr. Maddow Show  —  The secret to the success of a wonky lesbian pundit with no TV experience?  A Ph.D. from Oxford, a dry sense of humor, and the ability to be nice to Pat Buchanan.  —  E  —  ver heard of something called Dada?  Rachel Maddow is trying to make an analogy.
Discussion: TVNewser and Alternate Brain
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin campaign stonewalls on medical records  —  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNN) - With less than 24 hours to go before the presidential election, Sarah Palin still has not released her medical records and there is no indication the campaign is planning to do so.  —  Two weeks ago, Palin's campaign …
ABCNEWS:
Obama: ‘Not Going to Get Everything Done’ If Elected President  —  ABC News Radio's Ann Compton Interviews Barack Obama on Eve of 2008 Election  —  ABC News Radio White House Correspondent Ann Compton interviews Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama on the eve of the 2008 election:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
‘We live it’  —  An interesting little clip from CNN's iReport, in which Palin responds to a question about why there aren't more minorities at her rally by mentioning that her husband is a native Alaskan.  “We live it,” she says.
Discussion: Wonkette
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
On The Plane  —  Ana Marie Cox participates in one of the weirdest rituals of the dying media paradigm: … Not only is this business of traveling with the candidate not very useful, with its huge ratio of time spent traveling to time spent doing stuff, but it's also quite expensive for the news organization paying for your travel.
Jeffrey Hart / The Daily Beast:
Obama is the Real Conservative  —  Romney's Game Plan for 2012 by Tucker Carlson  —  A speechwriter for Reagan and Nixon—who worked at the National Review for four decades—on why he's voting for Obama.  —  It may be something of a surprise that, as a long time conservative, I now support Barack Obama.
Marty / Martin Eisenstadt's Blog:
Joe the Plumber canoodled cast member at SNL after-party?  —  So we all know who's been traveling to all the McCain events this past week, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.  Sure enough, when I got to 30 Rockefeller Center to meet up with the McCain advance team, along with many of the campaign staff, there was Joe.
 
 
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Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
What Might Have Been  —  In the end this campaign could have …
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Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
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Washington Wire:
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Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
I Hear America Singing
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Nevada State Director Dies
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 Earlier Items: 
Simon Jenkins / The Huffington Post:
Obama Stock Is Overpriced; Sell, Sell
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Poll: McCain's Attacks On Obama Completely Flopped
Discussion: MyDD and Political Machine
VOX / Vox Popoli:
Presidential prediction - McCain wins
Discussion: BobKrumm.com
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Palin Blows Off Fox News, Lies About Agreeing To Appear With Megyn Kelly
Discussion: Slog and The Impolitic