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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
‘It disturbs me to my core’: Fox News staffers express outrage over Hannity's rally appearance  —  New York (CNN)Fox News journalists were outraged and disgusted after Sean Hannity, the network's star host, campaigned with President Donald Trump on Monday night ahead of the midterm elections …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity's and Jeanine Pirro's Participation in a Trump Rally  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The show onstage might well have been called Fox & Friend.  As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally in southeast Missouri on Monday, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump disputes ‘rumor’ that Hawley left campaign rally early
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Mediaite
New York Times:
Long Lines and Jammed Machines Frustrate Voters in New York City  —  A two-page ballot has caused havoc for scanning machines at polling places across New York City, as scores of broken scanners brought voting to a standstill at many locations on an Election Day marked by heavy turnout.
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Matt Dempsey / Houston Chronicle:
Long lines and machines down at multiple polling places across Houston  —  Voters are seeing long lines at multiple polling places across Houston due to technical difficulties.  —  Xenia Kulick got to her polling place at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 6:45 a.m. with about 20 other fellow voters.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and POLITICUSUSA
Associated Press:
Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday.  Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election …
Houston Chronicle:
Poll worker directs racist language at a north Houston voter  —  A poll worker has been relieved of her duties and faces a criminal assault charge after she bumped into a voter and yelled racist remarks at her after some confusion over her voter registration.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Texas Observer
Dominique Jackson / Raw Story:
Voters turned away because voting machines were ‘locked in a closet’ in Detroit precinct
Discussion: twitchy.com
Becca J. G. Godwin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Problem precincts reported in Fulton County, turnout steady
Discussion: VICE News US and Raw Story
P.R. Lockhart / Vox:
Georgia voters are facing long lines and technical errors as they head to the polls
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King bars ‘leftist propaganda’ outlet Des Moines Register from election night event  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred …
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Adam Rubenstein / Weekly Standard:
Did Steve King Just Refer to Immigrants as ‘Dirt’?
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Steve King bars Des Moines Register from campaign event
Washington Post:
Ryan Zinke's house guest impersonated the secretary Monday night.  Then he called Park Police on the neighbors.  —  Neighbor: 'Dude, you're not Zinke.  Who are you?'  —  Living next to Cabinet officials can be tough on Washingtonians.  But the events that unfolded Monday night in front …
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
Washington Post:
Two more associates of Roger Stone testify before Mueller grand jury  —  Two more associates of Roger Stone, the longtime adviser to President Trump, testified recently before a grand jury hearing evidence in the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election …
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:   EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone's Attorney Recently Testified Before Mueller Grand Jury
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Darrell Issa says Dem will flip his seat  —  Outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) said early Tuesday morning that the Democrat candidate running for his seat in the 49th District is poised to win, a remark that came hours before the polls closed.  —  “Quite frankly, we know the results already,” Issa said on Fox News.
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart and Political Wire
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Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Retiring Rep. Issa Calls It Early: There Will Be A Dem Representing My District
Discussion: Mother Jones and POLITICUSUSA
S.E. Cupp / Vanity Fair:
The Conservative Coma  —  On the day of a historic election, the question remains: will John McCain's brand of politics survive on the right?  Or will it be eaten alive by the vicious race-baiting of the Trump era?  —  BY - S.E. CUPPNovember 6, 2018,  —  As I looked at my face …
Discussion: Mediaite
New York Times:
Trump Begins Midterm Election Day Bracing for Grim Political News, Aides Say  —  President Trump began Election Day bracing for grim political news as people across the country voted in midterm contests that will deliver the first nationwide referendum on his presidency.
Discussion: Raw Story
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
A Best-Selling Conservative Author Spread A False Claim About “Illegals” Being Paid To Vote For Beto  —  This is Larry Schweikart, a retired professor of history and coauthor of the No. 1 New York Times best-seller A Patriot's History of the United States.  —  And here's an Election Day tweet …
KVUE-TV:
Williamson County election judge resigns after video shows her screaming at voter  —  Williamson County election judge Lila Guzman has resigned after a video was posted of her yelling at a confused voter.  —  Author: Pattrik Perez  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Williamson County election supervisor …
nwitimes.com:
Republicans to ask judge to reconsider his ruling that 12 Porter County polls should remain open later than scheduled  —  Voters said the polling location at Faith Memorial Lutheran Church at 753 N. Calumet Ave. in Liberty Township opened more than an hour late because an inspector did not show up and ballots were not delivered on time.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
The Georgia Governor's Race Has Brought Voter Suppression Into Full View  —  The Georgia governor's race is balanced on a knife's edge.  Local polls have the Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and her GOP opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, virtually tied.
Discussion: New Republic
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Republicans attack Jewish candidates across the U.S. with an age-old caricature: Fistfuls of cash  —  Scott Kendall, the chief of staff to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I), said the week after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was not easy for him.  —  A Jewish Republican, Kendall had just spoken …
Angie Drobnic Holan / PolitiFact:
PolitiFact is not biased — here's why  —  “PolitiFact is biased,” our critics charge.  We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season.  —  We expect it.  Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans …
Discussion: Chicks On The Right and VTDigger
RJ Reinhart / Gallup:
Democrats More Worried Than Republicans About Election  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than eight in 10 Democrats and Democratic leaners (81%) say they are very or somewhat worried about what will happen if Republicans maintain control of one or both houses of Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections.
Discussion: Townhall, IJR and Political Wire
John Bowden / The Hill:
Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump detained and questioned on corruption charges: report  —  A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was detained Tuesday in Monaco …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Wall Street Journal:
RNC Spokeswoman Says a Narrow Loss of the House Is Still ‘A Victory’  —  Republicans are heading into Election Day confident about maintaining control of the Senate, and ready to call a narrow loss of the House majority a win, said Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.
CNN:
Exit polls: This election is about Donald Trump  —  (CNN)More voted opposing Trump than supporting him  —  More than 40% of voters in the 2018 election approve of the job Trump is doing as President, according to the preliminary results from CNN's national exit poll.
Jon Stone / The Independent:
Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US  —  French president makes new appeal for force in run-up to First World War Armistice centenary  — {{#singleComment}}{{total}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComme nt}}{{total}} comments{{/singleComment}}
Discussion: BBC and The Week
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Election Hoax of Democrats Burning Flags to Celebrate ‘Blue Wave’ Goes Viral on Twitter and Facebook  —  The polls hadn't even opened in parts of America before disinformation, this time pretending to be CNN, started circulating online.  —  Polls weren't even open yet in some parts …
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear  —  For many people, a two-and-a-half-minute video of a baby brown bear trying to scale a snow-covered mountain was a life-affirming testament to the power of persistence.  As it begins, the cub is standing with its mother on the side of a perilously steep ridge.
Agence France-Presse:
Potential juror tossed for wanting El Chapo autograph  —  New York (AFP) - A potential juror in the mammoth New York trial of Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was dismissed by the judge on Tuesday after requesting the defendant's autograph.  —  The man, whose identity is withheld along …
Gothamist:
Midterm Election 2018 Liveblog: High Turnout & Widespread Scanner Malfunctions  —  Did you vote?  Are every single one of your friends and relatives and freshman college roommates voting today?  Does everyone in your field of vision have an “I VOTED” sticker emblazoned on their forehead at all times?
Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
Russian trolling ahead of the midterm elections is a mixture of the weird and the pathetic  —  For the past month, the consensus around Russian interference attempts in Tuesday's midterms has been that Moscow has decided to effectively avoid doing anything to try to meddle in the election.
Alex Pareene / HuffPost:
In Journalism About Race, A Tinge Of Denial  —  The only appeal the conservative movement has left is white panic.  Why is that story still so hard to tell?  —  The “caravan ad” from the Trump re-election campaign, which aired on NBC during “Sunday Night Football” after being rejected by CNN, is racist.
FiveThirtyEight:
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
6 key, early races that will foretell Democrats' 2018 election fate  —  Election night is long — sometimes very long.  Sometimes it lingers for weeks or even months.  And even longtime analysts like yours truly have a difficult time processing the results of 435 House races and 33-35 Senate races …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Capitolist
USA Today:
Vote out Donald Trump's lap dogs in the Senate and the House  —  Election Day carries a crucial opportunity to elect a Congress that will stand up for what is a co-equal branch of government with the presidency: Our view  —  For most of its history, Congress has been an important check on presidential power.
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Bloomberg:
U.S. Opens Door to New Russia Sanctions After Nerve Attack
Discussion: BuzzFeed News and The Week
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
A reporter unwittingly left a voice mail for a GOP candidate. She was fired for what she said.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Democrats are going to win House seats today that will be difficult to defend in 2020
Discussion: Townhall and Politico
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Kavanaugh joins liberals in tough questions on execution plans for man with rare condition
Charlie Mahtesian / Politico:
These 11 places could seal Trump's midterm fate
New York Times:
Live Forecast: Who Will Win the House?
Discussion: Vox and Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Bartiromo / Fox News:
Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, shoves patron in chaotic scene caught on camera
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
An 82-year-old Texas woman voted for the first time. Then she died.
Discussion: Breitbart
James Comey / New York Times:
Let's Vote to Uphold Our Nation's Values
Discussion: Politico, Reason and TheBlaze
Beto for Senate:
Find Your Polling Place
Discussion: Chicks On The Right
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms