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10:50 AM ET, November 3, 2008

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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 …
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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: Ed Driscoll.com
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.
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CNN:
Poll: Palin may be hurting more than helping McCain
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.
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?
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 and Campaign Silo
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
What if Wright played a bigger role in campaign?
Discussion: Commentary and Newsweek Blogs
Gallup:
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.
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On Politics:
Final USA TODAY/Gallup estimate: Obama, 53%; McCain, 42%
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 just across …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
John Dickerson / Slate:
His loss would be disastrous for the media and political establishment.  —  CLEVELAND—If Barack Obama wins the election, it will be historic.  And if he loses, it will be pretty historic, too: It would mark the biggest collective error in the history of the media and political establishment.
Brad / Think Progress:
‘Coal Booster’ McCain Would ‘Put Coal Out Of Business’  —  Speaking before a crowd at the University of Scranton, PA, Sunday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave himself a new title, “coal booster”: … McCain is challenging the idea that fighting global warming will require real change in this nation's coal industry.
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 …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
STEALING AN ELECTION?  —  OBAMA'S DUBIOUS ALLIES  —  WHETHER or not Barack Obama wins election tomorrow, his campaign has exposed some gaping weaknesses in the electoral process - and some even more serious problems with today's mass media.  The question is whether the political establishment …
Discussion: Power Line
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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Davis: Holdouts could tilt election  —  MIAMI - A high-spirited Rick Davis late Sunday night made perhaps his final case for John McCain, arguing that the unusual number of still-remaining undecided voters could tip the election to the GOP and that whether those holdouts ultimately vote could prove decisive.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The Final Fix Electoral Map  —  >2008 Election Contest: Pick Your President - Predict the winner of the 2008 presidential election.  —  After two years of following every jot and tittle of a presidential race that has had more twists and turns than this political junkie could have even imagined, we've reached the end.
 
 
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