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4:35 PM ET, November 3, 2012


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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama campaign struggles to explain ‘revenge’ remark  —  CINCINNATI — A seemingly offhand utterance from President Obama has turned into a major point of contention between the two campaigns, as Team Obama tries to explain what the president meant when he told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.”
Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Obama assails Romney on Jeep ads in Ohio  —  President Obama kicked off the final weekend of his reelection campaign at a rally in Ohio, where he continued to slam Mitt Romney for claiming Jeep was sending jobs to China.  —  At the first of his four campaign rallies Saturday …
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
OBAMA'S CLEVELAND RALLY ATTENDANCE 20X LOWER THAN 2008  —  Last night, in the cold and with long lines, 30,000 people showed up in Ohio to see Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  That same day, Obama attracted a meager 2,800.  But enthusiasm for President FailureTeleprompter can be judged by more than comparisons with Romney.
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Romney surrogates fan out across US
Discussion: The Hill, ABCNEWS, The PJ Tatler and ABCNEWS
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 2: For Romney to Win, State Polls Must Be Statistically Biased  —  President Obama is now better than a 4-in-5 favorite to win the Electoral College, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast.  His chances of winning it increased to 83.7 percent on Friday, his highest figure since …
Exclusive: Christie was Mitt's first choice for VP  —  One of the most tantalizing subplots of the 2012 campaign has been the curious and sometimes controversial performances of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  Now, campaign insiders tell POLITICO that Christie was Mitt Romney's first choice …
Gregory Wallace / CNN:
Romney delivers Republican Party weekly address  —  (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered his party's weekly address on Saturday, outlining his economic platform and case against President Barack Obama with just three days remaining until Tuesday's election.
Discussion: Politico
Mark Murray / First Read:
Polls: Obama stays ahead in Ohio, deadlocked with Romney in Fla.  —  Three days until Election Day, President Barack Obama maintains his lead in the key battleground state of Ohio and is locked in a close contest with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Florida, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
Journalists open wallets for Obama and Romney
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Holds Lead in Florida and Ohio Polls
Discussion: Politico
Roger Simon / Politico:
‘Swift-Boating’ of Obama fails  —  Obama should have been destroyed by now.  That was the plan.  —  He was going to be “Swift Boated” in this election, just like John Kerry was in 2004.  —  It would be about Benghazi, where on Sept. 11 of this year, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:   Mysteries of Benghazi
Wall Street Journal:
The Fog of Benghazi  —  What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.
Prairie Weather:
Maybe it's the media we really need to put to a vote  —  The Washington Post — given the role it could play in the media — is a really unforgivably lousy rag with, admittedly, some good people writing for it.  Why the paper is so bad is beyond this reader.
Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's campaign insults voters
Discussion: Politico
Rudy Giuliani Calls on Obama to Resign  —  Says he should quit over Libya, economy, and that McCain would have helped prevent the Benghazi attacks.  —  Zeke Miller  —  an hour ago  —  20 responses
Ronald Radosh / Weekly Standard:
A Story Told Before  —  Oliver Stone's recycled leftist history of the United States  —  Two years ago, Oliver Stone announced that he was preparing to make a documentary about recent American history.  It premieres on the CBS-owned cable network Showtime on November 12.  Titled
Marc Caputo /
Poll: Mitt Romney maintains lead over Obama, 51-45  —  A new Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll shows Mittt Romney beating President Obama 45-51 percent in Florida.  —  MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald …
Alex Leary / Tampa Bay Times:   Times/Bay News 9/Herald Florida Poll: Mitt Romney 51, Barack Obama 45
The Fix:
Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says  —  Hurricane Sandy's impact on the East Coast this week gave President Obama a political advantage during the final week of the campaign, Republican strategist Karl Rove said in an interview on Friday.  —  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Washington Post:
Virginia voter fraud case expands to focus on GOP firm  —  The investigation into the arrest of a man on charges of dumping voter registration forms last month in Harrisonburg, Va., has widened, with state officials probing whether a company tied to top Republican leaders had engaged …
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Jean Merl / PolitiCal:
Berman-Sherman battle enters final weekend
Discussion: Politico and Election Law Blog
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
It is Mitt Romney's ‘gaffes’ that should win him the election
Kevin J. Jones / CNA Daily News:
Obama campaign sought Denver rally at Catholic university
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Romney returns to NH, promising bipartisanship
Discussion: Politico
Jay Cost / TwitLonger:
TwitLonger  —  The low-down on the Keystone State:
Washington Times:
Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney unfit for office
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Noel Sheppard / blogs:
Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Fox attacks Bruce Springsteen for hosting charity concert
Discussion: Wonkette and The Mahablog
Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Obama: Millions ‘still picking up the pieces’
Discussion: CNN and Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Oceans of Red Ink
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Hurricane Sandy Threatens to Disrupt Voting on Election Day
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nigel Jaquiss / Willamette Week:
Department of Justice Investigating Alleged Ballot Fraud At Clackamas County Elections