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11:20 AM ET, November 3, 2008

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CNN:
Poll: Palin may be hurting more than helping McCain
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 and Wonk Room
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?
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
Zogby:
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Eschaton and Open Left
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   What to Fear  —  Starting Wednesday I think we can expect …
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
CBS News:
The Kid From Levittown-Turned-Fox News Host Tells His “Only In America” Story  —  (CBS) Bill O'Reilly's “The O'Reilly Factor” is a very big factor in the world of cable TV.  Early Show anchor Harry Smith has prepared this Sunday Profile:  —  “Oh, none of this was your fault!
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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AN OBJECT LESSON IN VETTING.... No matter what happens tomorrow …
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Obama Ends Campaign Ahead In Ohio And Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac …
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