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7:35 PM ET, October 29, 2012


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Eric Morath / Real Time Economics:
Labor Department ‘Working Hard’ to Ensure Jobs Report Released on Time  —  UPDATE: The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it is “working hard to ensure the timely release” of the October jobs report, saying it intends to released the report on schedule Friday despite Hurricane Sandy.
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Alleges Obama May Delay Friday's Jobs Numbers To Boost Re-election Prospects  —  When last month's jobs report showed a dramatic drop in unemployment, some conservatives invented a new conspiracy that the Labor Department numbers were politically motivated.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: One-term celebrity?  —  Nate Silver could be a one-term celebrity.  —  The New York Times's resident political predictor says President Barack Obama currently has a 74.6 percent chance of winning reelection.  It's a prediction that liberals, whose heart rates continue to fluctuate …
Samuel Popkin / American Prospect:
Nate Silver, Artist of Uncertainty  —  We're heading into the last week of a tight presidential campaign, and polls are coming in too fast to count.  Partisans everywhere are desperate for omens.  But at moments like these, it's people who care most intensely that the “right outcome” …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Tracking Poll: Obama retakes lead  —  MARION, Ohio — With eight days to go until the election, President Barack Obama has recaptured a narrow national lead over Mitt Romney, riding increased support from women and an edge in early voting.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Election Is Uncertain  —  I'm not sure whether I render the greater disservice by contemplating the political effects of a natural disaster — or by ignoring the increasingly brisk winds whipping outside my apartment in Brooklyn.
Lymari Morales / Gallup.Com:
Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney In GOP Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency, Send Responsibility To The States … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Video, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Politics News, Fema, Frankenstorm 2012, Hurricane Sandy 2012, Hurricane Sandy Fema …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Team Mitt: He wouldn't cut FEMA  —  The Romney campaign stressed Monday that states should take the lead in responding to emergencies like hurricanes.  But the campaign said Romney would not abolish the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  —  “Gov. Romney believes that states should be in charge …
FEMA loses nearly $900 million if sequester cuts hit
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Download
JohnMcTernan / John McTernan's Insights:
URGENT: Prayer Tonight  —  The Solemn Assembly  —  Joel 1:14 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,  —  Commentary  —  The hurricane that is going to hit 21 years to the day from the Perfect Storm
Joe Morgan / Gay Star News:
Christian preacher blames gays for Hurricane Sandy
Discussion: Feministing
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign bus to deliver supplies to storm-relief centers
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Misleading Romney Auto Ad Backfires With Media  —  Mitt Romney's final attempt to swing Ohio polls in his direction is a bit too much for a number of political reporters, and is now facing an aggressive response from the Obama campaign.  —  In news articles, tweets, and other media …
Romney Camp Defends Auto Bailout Ad
Keith Laing / Ballot Box:
New Obama ad fires back at Romney over Jeep claims
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Presidential Race Dead Even; Romney Maintains Turnout Edge  —  Obama 47%-Romney 47%  —  OVERVIEW  —  As the presidential campaign enters its final week, Barack Obama has failed to regain much of the support he lost in the days following the first presidential debate and the race …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Romney 50% - Obama 49% in Florida
Discussion: and Orlando Sentinel
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Video Surfaces Of Romney Defending Birth Certificate Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Noah Bierman / The Boston Globe:
Senate race in dead heat, new Globe poll shows  —  A new Boston Globe poll shows the race between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in a dead heat, with ample opportunity for both candidates to win the nation's most expensive Senate race eight days from now.
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Brown drops out of Mass. Senate debate, citing storm
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and The Hill
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Romney to Business Crowd: Obama Sees You As an “Evil”  —  The GOP candidate—and his wife—are caught on tape at a private fundraiser dismissing the president as not a “grown-up” and an arch foe of commerce.  —  Ever since I revealed Mitt Romney's 47 percent rant, tips and tapes have come through the transom—including this and this.
Adam Frank / NPR:
Frankenstorm: Has Climate Change Created A Monster?  —  It was not a good year for people, weather and climate.  The winter was strangely warm in many places and the summer ridiculously hot.  As a large fraction of the country suffered through extreme or even extraordinary drought …
Rush Limbaugh:
Weather Gods Interfere in the Campaign — and the Left Prays the Storm Helps Obama
Discussion: Politico
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Obama floats plan for a ‘secretary of Business’ if he wins second term  —  President Obama says he would like to establish a “secretary of Business” if he wins a second term.  —  In an interview with MSNBC, the president said he wants to consolidate a number of business and trade-related agencies …
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
Voted least popular?  —  Obama could win in a split vote.  But to the GOP, any Democratic victory is illegitimate, whatever the details are  —  We all remember that George W. Bush became president 12 years ago despite receiving 543,816 fewer votes than Al Gore.
4 possible freak election outcomes
Discussion: CNN and Addicting Info
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Clinton: Obama's Feelings Most Hurt Over Jeep Ad  —  Bill Clinton revealed at a campaign rally today that President Barack Obama's feeling were hurt over Mitt Romney's ad suggesting Jeep might move some of its production facilities overseas:  —  “I saw the reports of Governor Romney's latest ad saying …
Skschust / CBS New York:
Top Of Crane Dangles From Luxury High Rise 75 Stories Above 57th Street  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Emergency crews Tuesday evening were sent to a luxury high-rise under construction in Midtown, after a crane collapsed during in the storm winds and was left dangling.
Discussion: Associated Press, WTVR-TV and Gothamist
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John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
The Track Record of Pre-Election Polls (in 2 Graphs)
Discussion: Wonkblog
Laura / Democracy Corps:
Cell phones: why we think Obama will win the popular vote, too
Discussion: The Reaction and Mother Jones
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
Former SEIU organizer: I was ‘required’ to do ‘political work’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Wonkette
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney Reaches Out To Republican Governors
Discussion: Daily Kos
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Same-Sex Couples' Supreme Court Fate Set For Nov. 20
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
Romney Avoids Taxes via Loophole Cutting Mormon Donations