Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palin suggests Chronicle withheld Obama remarks — (11-02) 20:33 PST — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a campaign appearance Sunday, criticized comments about coal technology that Sen. Barack Obama made to The Chronicle editorial board in January, and suggested that the newspaper withheld …
Discussion: Comments from Left Field, Sweetness & Light, Donklephant, Gateway Pundit, Townhall.com and The Jed Report
Kyle E. Moore / Comments from Left Field: McCain's Eleventh Hour Attack Hits Obama For Having The Same Stance As McCain
Justin Gardner / Donklephant: Obama And McCain On Coal
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Unreadability in the defense of liberalism is no vice — Ed Driscoll writes: — When the MSM moans about the gallons of red ink it's spilled since 2001, it needs to ask itself if it's prepared to actually report the news, in a fashion that interests readers, or if it exists as a non-profit ideological support system.
Discussion: QandO, NewsBusters.org, CBS News, Ed Driscoll.com, Wonk Room and media.newsbusters.org
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org: CNN Spins Obama Wanting to Bankrupt Coal Industry as Old News
Scott Conroy / CBS News: Palin Unleashes New Attack Against Obama On Coal
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video of Obama, coal bankruptcy
Video of Obama, coal bankruptcy
Discussion: NewsBusters.org, DBKP, The Other McCain, Right Voices, West Virginia Record and Townhall.com
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org: Video of Obama's Bankrupting Coal Industry Remarks
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Video: Obama on bankrupting coal
Chris Dickerson / West Virginia Record: Coal official calls Obama comments ‘unbelievable’
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.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: THE REPUBLICANS' FUTURE.... Paul Krugman considers how Republicans …
Gordon / Alternate Brain: The Republican Rump*
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org: Krugman: GOP ‘A Haven For Racists And Reactionaries’
Brian Ross / The Huffington Post: A Protester Displays His Fear of Obama
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Don't believe the hype!
William Kristol / New York Times:
Hey Liberals, Don't Worry — Barack Obama will probably win the 2008 presidential election. If he does, we conservatives will greet the news with our usual resolute stoicism or cheerful fatalism. Being conservative means never being too surprised by disappointment. — But what if John McCain pulls off an upset?
Discussion: Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog, Dr. Sanity, Althouse, The Heretik, The Other McCain, Commentary, Bark Bark Woof Woof and TBogg
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog: The Catholic Vote In PA and Ohio
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Bill Kristol & the Idiocy of Hope
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Flotsam and Jetsam — Another Democratic “gaffe” on coal?
Mustang Bobby / Bark Bark Woof Woof: Kristol Straw Grasping
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.
Discussion: Liberal Values and Right Wing News
Ron Chusid / Liberal Values: Reagan Speech Writer Backs Obama
Robert Stacy McCain / Right Wing News: Jeffrey Hart, right and wrong
Times of London:
How The Times followed a trail to find Barack Obama's aunt — The trail that led to “Aunt Zeituni”, the relative of Barack Obama who was traced by The Times last week, started with Mr Obama's memoir, one of the most widely read political autobiographies of all time.
Discussion: The Corner, Michelle Malkin, The Mahablog, Jules Crittenden, 24Ahead, Stop The ACLU, JammieWearingFool, Sweetness & Light and Don Surber
Mark R. Levin / The Corner: Jobs American Journalists Won't Do
William Teach / Stop The ACLU: Times Online Smacks Dem “Timing” Experts With Obama's Book
Reuters/Zogby Battleground 8-State Surveys: Obama Builds on Leads in OH And NV; Holds Margins in VA And PA — UTICA, New York - Reuters/Zogby telephone surveys of eight battleground states show Democrat Barack Obama in a very strong position to be elected President.
Discussion: TPM Election Central and Taegan Goddard's …
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Obama leads McCain in 6 of 8 key states
Obama leads McCain in 6 of 8 key states
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, Washington Post, Comments from Left Field, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Zogby and C-SPAN Recent Video
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice: Polls: Obama Leads In 6 of 8 Battleground States And Deflects McCain Attacks
Kyle E. Moore / Comments from Left Field: The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)
John Whitesides / Reuters: Clues to election result could come early
Jitendra Joshi / Agence France Presse: Obama in command on eve of US vote
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Another robocall on Obama's aunt, Jeremiah Wright — The last-minute, under the radar issue some Republican groups are pushing this year appears to be the news that Obama's aunt is an illegal immigrant. — Stephen Medvic, a professor of government at Franklin & Marshall University in Lancaster …
Discussion: TIME.com, TPM Election Central and Campaign Silo
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central: New McCain Robo-Slime Suggests Electing Obama Will Push Us Into “Depression”
Jane Hamsher / Campaign Silo: The Robocall Nobody Wants To Own
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
What if Wright played a bigger role in campaign?
What if Wright played a bigger role in campaign?
Discussion: Commentary and Newsweek Blogs
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Wright or Wrong? — Many are mulling over whether the race …
Andrew Romano / Newsweek Blogs: The Filter: Nov. 3, 2008... Election Eve Edition
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ADVICE TO BE IGNORED.... We'll know soon enough whether Democrats have a good Election Day or not, but Doug Schoen is already urging the party not to perceive potentially sweeping victories as an endorsement of the Democratic agenda. … I see. So, if voters turn out in record numbers …
David Sirota / Open Left: “Center-Right Nation” Watch - Doug Schoen Edition
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.
Discussion: The Heretik, Campaign Silo and Riehl World View
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, TIME.com, Political Punch, Pam's House Blend and Petrelis Files
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Well, someone's a chump — Barack Obama gave an interview …
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch: Obama Calls Higher Income Taxes the Wealthy Will Pay Under His Plan ‘Chump Change’
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.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Greg's Opinion
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Beinart: ‘Palin is the end of the line’
Greg Wythe / Greg's Opinion: Closing Thoughts From Other Pundits
Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Tampa McCain rally: Where is everybody? — About 30 minutes before John McCain is scheduled to lead a rally outside Raymond James Stadium, looks like there's maybe 1,000 people here. What's up with that? On the day before the election? Bush drew at least 15,000 people to a rally …
Discussion: The Swamp and Ben Smith's Blogs
Frank James / The Swamp: McCain gets small crowd at Tampa rally
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs: A crowd count in Tampa
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Today's Polls, 3 AM Edition (11/3) — Barack Obama's position has become somewhat stronger since our update this afternoon. We now have him with a 5.8 point lead in the national popular vote, and winning the election 96.3 percent of the time. Earlier today, those figures were 5.4 and 93.7, respectively.
Discussion: Campaign Silo, Vox Popoli and Democratic Strategist
Lindsay Beyerstein / Campaign Silo: Last-Minute Polls Looking Good for Obama
Ed Kilgore / Democratic Strategist: All the Polls Can Tell Us
Mike Stuckey / MSNBC:
Free sex toys — and much more — for voting — Businesses across nation ready to reward citizens for casting their ballots — “I Voted” stickers, like these being given to early voters in Las Vegas, could be your ticket to free doughnuts, ice cream or even sex toys. — msnbc.com
Final Presidential Estimate: Obama 55%, McCain 44% — Independents break for Obama, boosting Obama's broad Democratic base — PRINCETON, NJ — The final Gallup 2008 pre-election poll — based on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Gallup Poll Daily tracking — shows Barack Obama with a 53% to 42% advantage over John McCain among likely voters.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, Marc Ambinder, FiveThirtyEight.com, Simply Left Behind, Yourish.com, The Impolitic, Sister Toldjah, On Politics, Daily Kos, Politics Nation, Donklephant, DownWithTyranny!, The Heretik, Jules Crittenden, Philly.com, MyDD, Washington Post, CBS News, The Other McCain, Dirty Harry's Place, The Reaction, Macsmind and AMERICAblog News
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com: Reassurance for Dems in NBC/WSJ Survey
Meryl Yourish / Yourish.com: Ignore the polls and vote McCain
Libby Spencer / The Impolitic: Nervously visualizing winning
Reid Wilson / Politics Nation: Strategy Memo: The Airport Tour
Justin Gardner / Donklephant: Gallup: Obama Up By 13, 11, 11; Final Estimate: 55% to 44%.
Will Bunch / Philly.com: The Flyin' Hawaiian
Todd Beeton / MyDD: Sunday Night Trackers Continue To Show Obama Gaining
Jennifer Agiesta / Washington Post: WaPo-ABC Tracking: Advantage Obama
Brian Montopoli / CBS News: CBS Poll: Obama Maintains 13 Point Lead
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Gallup: Obama 55%, McCain 44%
Creature / The Reaction: 55%-44% - Ending with upward movement
Mac Ranger / Macsmind: USA Today's Dishonest Poll Juice
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Effectiveness of AIG's $143 Billion Rescue Questioned — A number of financial experts now fear that the federal government's $143 billion attempt to rescue troubled insurance giant American International Group may not work, and some argue that company shareholders and taxpayers would have been better served by a bankruptcy filing.
Discussion: Angry Bear, Brilliant at Breakfast, Buck Naked Politics and AMERICAblog News
Robert Waldmann / Angry Bear: WaPo on AIG — read Carol Leonnig's article which quotes …
Jill / Brilliant at Breakfast: How much health care or roads or schools could $143 billion have paid for?
Jason Kotowski / Bakersfield Californian:
Vote Tuesday, get free cup of coffee — Need extra incentive to vote? Starbucks will offer a free tall cup of brewed coffee Tuesday to anyone who votes on Election Day, company spokeswoman Lily Gluzberg said Sunday. — She said baristas won't require customers to show proof they voted — they're using the honor system.
Lost Horizons — I had a succession of meals last week with smart conservative friends, and I found them all relatively sanguine about the defeat that's almost certainly about to be inflicted on the American Right. Each of them, in different ways, express a mix of enthusiasm for the …
Discussion: The Corner and Bloggingheads.tv
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Revenge of the Left across the world — Whatever the exact result of the US elections tomorrow, we must assume that the whole governing machinery of Washington and the state capitols will soon be hostile to laissez-faire thinking. — It is not just that the Democrats will win a crushing victory …
Discussion: Blogs of War
Nathan Hodge / Danger Room:
Mercenary Firm Offers to ‘Detain Troublemakers’ on Election Day (Updated) — CIA-linked private military contractor Evergreen Defense & Security Services offered to post sentries at Oregon election offices on Tuesday, “detaining troublemakers” and making sure voters “do not get out of control.”
Discussion: The Washington Independent
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent: Hey, You Know What This Election Is Missing? Mercenaries!
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Palin Blows Off Fox News, Lies About Agreeing To Appear With Megyn Kelly — Last week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly complained that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AZ) hadn't done enough interviews on Fox. “She has yet to do any Fox daytime. She has not gone on this broadcast. She hasn't gone on Fox and Friends.
John Fund / The Politico:
Falsified registrations become votes — The liberal “community organizing” group ACORN became a campaign issue last month after Nevada's Democratic attorney general and its Democratic secretary of state teamed up to conduct a highly visible raid of the group's Las Vegas offices.
Discussion: Right Wing News, The Corner, Threat Level and www.redstate.com
John Hawkins / Right Wing News: How Obama's Pals At ACORN Are Turning Fraudulent Registrations Into Votes
Kim Zetter / Threat Level: Republican Politico Admits No Proof of Voter Fraud from Fraudulent Registrations
Saul Anuzis / www.redstate.com: MI Morning Update 11-3-2008
David Ortiviz / KOAA-TV:
Secret Service shuts down Pueblo businesses for Obama rally — Barack and Michelle Obama will be in Pueblo Saturday. They will hold a rally at 3 p.m in the Union Avenue district. But the doors to some of those businesses will be closed. — For security reasons the secret service …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Say Anything
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Douthat & Goldberg Like You've Never Seen Them Before — I, a bleary-eyed not quite elder-statesman (mid-level staffer?) of the rightwing interwebs, disoriented from long nights on the road, cold medication and excessive spirits the night before. He, a clear-eyed young Turk, brimming with excitement and fresh ideas.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias: Wire References Bring Us All Together
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Could McCain win Minnesota? — This morning, one of the first e-mails I opened was from the McCain campaign, claiming that the presidential race in my state had pulled into a dead heat. Sure, I thought — Minnesota barely has Norm Coleman ahead of Al Freakin' Franken.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, Outside The Beltway, City Pages, Minnesota Independent and Swing State Project
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: Could McCain Win Minnesota?
Emily Kaiser / City Pages: Coleman/Franken spend last weekend screaming
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Obama's Talk Show Advantage Is No Idle Chatter — The presidential candidates have made it through a two-year media maze that at times dwelled on cleavage, cackling, Paris Hilton, lipstick, haircuts, houses, preachers, pregnancy, flag pins, witchcraft, designer wardrobes and Joe Wurzelbacher.
Discussion: The New Republic