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10:55 AM ET, November 6, 2018

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WJLA-TV:
Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office  —  WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Donald Trump said he regrets the tone he has used during his first two years in office during an exclusive interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Discussion: Washington Times and Breitbart
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Fox News Personalities Embrace Trump at His Final Rally Before the Election  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The show on stage might well have been called Fox & Friend.  As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally in southwest Missouri on Monday, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
New York Times:
Trump Closes Out a Campaign Built on Fear, Anger and Division  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — President Trump on Monday closed out an us-against-them midterm election campaign that was built on dark themes of fear, nationalism and racial animosity in an effort to salvage Republican control of Congress for the remaining two years of his term.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Trump calls Fox's Hannity onstage at campaign rally
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Happy Election Day
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
David Alexander / Reuters:
Trump says would prefer softer tone as president but has ‘no choice’
Discussion: Political Wire and Shakesville
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sean Hannity owns Fox News
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I'm Very Worried About Don Jr.”: Forget the Midterms—West Wing Insiders Brace for the Mueller Storm  —  In the run-up to the election, Rudy Giuliani was made to shut up.  But now, with Trump making excuses for possibly losing the House, officials are bracing for a legal assault.
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Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
Buckle up.  The Mueller investigation may once again take center stage.  —  When it comes to news from the office of the special counsel, it has been a quiet couple of months.  It appears Robert S. Mueller III has been abiding by the unwritten Justice Department policy of avoiding significant moves …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local …
Discussion: Vox, CNN, Axios, VICE News US and BostonGlobe.com
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's looming spin about the 2018 election is a fallacy  —  We don't know what's going to happen in the election, but we've got a pretty good idea how it's likely to be spun.  With Republicans probably losing the House, they (and President Trump, in particular) have focused on the Senate.
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Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Election Day: Control of Congress at stake as voters head to the polls
Discussion: Axios
Axios:
2. It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day
Discussion: New York Times
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Reporter Caught On Tape Saying ‘F**k Could You Imagine John James Winning’  —  A reporter for a Michigan newspaper called Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James's campaign looking for an interview and thought she hung up the phone before leaving a voicemail saying “fucking John James ... that would suck.”
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Huron Daily Tribune:
Tribune fires staff writer
David Freeman / NBC News:
Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft  —  Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it may be “a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”  —  Maybe it's an alien spacecraft.
Discussion: AOL and The Week
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 …
Beto for Senate:
Find Your Polling Place  —  Need help?  Call (844) TX-VOTES  —  Check Registration  —  Check your registration  —  Vote at your polling location between 7am and 7pm.  —  Bring a Photo ID  —  View list of acceptable IDs  —  Frequently Asked Questions  —  Which forms of ID can be used to vote?
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KSAZ:
Maricopa County election officials: 72 polling places not ready for Election Day
Discussion: The Week
Katy Tur / NBC News:
Why Barack Obama's rallies feel so different from Donald Trump's  —  Analysis: NBC's Katy Tur returned to the campaign trail for the first time in two years to see two presidents offering dueling midterm visions.  —  ATLANTA — The 44th and 45th presidents of the United States flew into Georgia …
Discussion: Breitbart
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Brentin Mock / CityLab:
The Strangest Form of White Flight  —  Less than two miles from the Vulcan Materials rock quarry, where the popular fight scenes from the movie Black Panther were filmed, and near Hawkins Middle School, where the cult-status Netflix series Stranger Things is filmed, sits the castle called Eagle's Landing Country Club.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
All the ugliness of the Trump campaign is on display in Georgia  —  THE REPUBLICAN campaign for governor in Georgia has been marked by dehumanizing immigrant phobia, invidious vote suppression, conspiratorial accusations about Democratic vote tampering, and racism.
Discussion: CNN, Vox and IJR
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Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Personnel to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens  —  The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis.— Foxconn Technology 2354 .15% Group …
Discussion: Raw Story
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump Gambles He Can Shatter Political Norms — and Keep Winning  —  One constant of Donald Trump's ascent to the presidency and his two years in power is how behavior that would be not just risky but downright stupid for any normal politician ends up working smartly for him.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Steve King says he hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘will elope to Cuba’  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that he hopes Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor “will elope to Cuba,” hours before he is set to appear with Iowa's governor in an election-eve rally.
Politico:
'No idea what's going to happen': News outlets prepare for midterm surprises  —  “We're going to be nimble.  We're going to follow the results,” an ABC News exec said.  “We're not going to assume anything.”  —  CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist has spent a lot of time talking …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms  —  Ever since 2:29 a.m. on November 9, 2016, America has been waiting for this Tuesday, when a new set of elections would start to bring more clarity to how we should think about the stunning upset that made Donald Trump President.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Four big-picture principles for making our democracy work better  —  Candidates should compete on ideas, not on how effectively they block their opponents' voters from casting ballots.  —  Normally, in a democracy, this goes without saying.  Yet it's not so obvious in the United States anymore.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Central Challenge of the Age  —  Do Democrats know what unites us?  —  National identity is the most powerful force in world politics today.  Most of the strong leaders around the world were swept to power with a strong nationalist story and govern in nationalist ways.
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Blame Fox, not Facebook, for fake news  —  Yochai Benkler, Rob Faris and Hal Robert, three scholars affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, have a new book, “Network Propaganda:Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics,” presenting major new research about the political consequences of American media.
Lara Seligman / Foreign Policy:
‘There Is an American Imprint on Every Single Civilian Death Inside Yemen’  —  Sen. Chris Murphy believes that Jamal Khashoggi's killing could sway Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.  —  American support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen has been a flashpoint for some vocal members …
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
One Legacy of Merkel?  Angry East German Men Fueling the Far Right  —  EBERSBACH-NEUGERSDORF, Germany — Frank Dehmel was on the streets of East Germany in 1989.  Every Monday, he marched against the Communist regime, demanding freedom and democracy and chanting with the crowds: “We are the people!”
Erik Pedersen / Deadline:
MSNBC Puts Florida Governor Race Vote-Total Graphic Onscreen A Wee Bit Early  —  It's the kind of goof that the folks who scream about “fake news” likely will scream about.  MSNBC this evening briefly put a graphic onscreen that showed “vote counts” for the Florida gubernatorial race — you know, the one being held tomorrow.
James Comey / New York Times:
Let's Vote to Uphold Our Nation's Values  —  The lying, misogyny, racism and attacks on the rule of law from our president are awakening the vast middle of American politics.  —  Mr. Comey is the former F.B.I. director.  —  I've been traveling around the United States for six months speaking about ethical leadership.
 
 
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Ron Elving / NPR:
A Few Pieces Of Advice For Staying Level On Election Day (And Night)
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:
These Are The Stakes—Vote  —  It's hard to say what the future holds …
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Kansas ponders a Democratic shift as the governor's race between Kris Kobach and Laura Kelly goes down to the wire
Texas Monthly:
Border Patrol To Conduct ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise on Election Day
Discussion: The Week and CNBC
Jeff Clabaugh / WTOP:
DC Dockless scooters and bikes will have to cap speeds, offer payment options
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Surprising Support for the Term ‘Feminist’ on the Campaign Trail
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Republican Populism
Megan Keller / The Hill:
US soybean sales to China down 94 percent amid Trump tariffs: report
Discussion: Axios and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
6 Types of Misinformation to Beware Of on Election Day. (And What to Do if You Spot Them.)
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
This state will be the clearest test of Trump's dire immigration rhetoric
Associated Press:
UN says the Earth's ozone layer is healing
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and KTLA
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Bad Weather Will Greet Voters From Florida to the Midwest
Discussion: New Republic, Political Wire and CNN
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
A staggering 36 million people have voted early, setting the stage for big midterm turnout
CNN:
Joint Chiefs chair says soldiers will not be involved in denying border entry to migrants
Discussion: Just Security and POLITICUSUSA
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Congressional candidate Young Kim, the self-made woman of color the media didn't fall in love with