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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.
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
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump disputes ‘rumor’ that Hawley left campaign rally early
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Beast
WJLA-TV:
Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:   Trump teams with Fox News stars to whip up a GOP frenzy heading into elections
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
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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 …
WXYZ-TV:
Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit  —  DETROIT (WXYZ) - At Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, voters arrived shortly after polls opened ready to vote.  —  However, they were shocked to find out that the precinct wasn't prepared - they had no voting machines.
Tyler Estep / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
UPDATED: Technical issues create long lines at Gwinnett precincts  —  Technical issues caused long lines and forced voters to resort to paper ballots at at least three Gwinnett County precincts Tuesday morning.  —  Gwinnett County officials confirmed that the electronic Express Polls …
Becca J. G. Godwin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Problem precincts reported in Fulton County, turnout steady  —  Many Fulton County voters are encountering long lines on Election Day.  —  In some cases, the wait is to due to long ballots slowing people down.  In other cases, it's because there are technical or quantity issues with machines.
Pema Levy / Mother Jones:
Equipment Malfunctions and Voting Machine Shortages Bring Long Lines in Georgia
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Voting Problems Crop Up as Americans Go to the Polls
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone's Attorney Recently Testified Before Mueller Grand Jury  — An attorney for Trump confidant Roger Stone appeared before Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury on Friday, the lawyer told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  — Tyler Nixon's encounter with the FBI …
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Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
Buckle up. The Mueller investigation may once again take center stage.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Texas Monthly:
Border Patrol Postpones Plans To Conduct ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise on Election Day  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents at the scene of a planned “crowd control” exercise that was to be conducted on Election Day have told the media that it was postponing the event to an unspecified day.
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Robert Moore / Washington Post:
Border Patrol cancels El Paso crowd-control exercise amid concerns about voter suppression
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
US Border Patrol cancels ‘crowd control’ training exercise near Texas polling station
Discussion: Breitbart 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 …
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 …
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Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
Russian trolling ahead of the midterm elections is a mixture of the weird and the pathetic
Discussion: Facebook
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.
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 …
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: VTDigger
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: The Capitolist
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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Live Forecast: Who Will Win the House?  —  We expect we will begin around 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. Eastern time, after votes have been counted in some early-reporting races.
Discussion: Political Wire
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: Political Wire
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
An 82-year-old Texas woman voted for the first time.  Then she died.  —  When 82-year-old Gracie Lou Phillips returned from early voting last week in North Texas, she “danced a little jig” around her walker, then sat down and raised her fists into the air, her family said.  —  “I voted!” she declared.
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
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
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?
Discussion: Chicks On The Right
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?
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: Raw Story, Daily Kos and Hill Reporter
 
 
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Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
As pundits fumble figuring out young voters, here are the facts as millennials flood the polls
Discussion: Daily Kos
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
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Discussion: Vox and Hit & Run
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Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
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Christine Mai-Duc / Los Angeles Times:
Rep. Adam Schiff talks about renewing Russia probe if Democrats flip the House
 Earlier Items: 
Danielle Garrand / CBS News:
Man proposes to girlfriend during her first New York City Marathon
Discussion: Gothamist
Axios:
2. It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day
Discussion: New York Times
Politico:
'No idea what's going to happen': News outlets prepare for midterm surprises
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Surprising Support for the Term ‘Feminist’ on the Campaign Trail
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's looming spin about the 2018 election is a fallacy
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Reporter Caught On Tape Saying ‘F**k Could You Imagine John James Winning’
New York Times:
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