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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's Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro Embrace Trump at His Last Election 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 …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that
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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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.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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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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: The Atlantic, Vox, CNN, The Week and Axios
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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, The Mahablog 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 …
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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Dave Harmon / The Texas Tribune:   On election morning, Border Patrol holds public crowd control demonstration in El Paso
New York Times:
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations  — The surprise change would allow the tech giant to tap into the talent pools of two different regions.  —  Amazon's arrival in Long Island City could finally establish New York as a tech hub on par with West Coast rivals.
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.
FiveThirtyEight:
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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
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: Hill Reporter and Daily Kos
Axios:
2. It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day  —  By late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, officials from both parties say we should know whether or not the Democrats have won the House.  Until then, everyone is on edge — and the tension is only going to get worse through the long election night.
Discussion: New York Times
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
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
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.
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: The Verge and Raw Story
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.
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.
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.
Ed Stetzer / Vox:
Fellow evangelicals: stop falling for Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric  —  It's un-Christian to demonize the pilgrim.  —  President Donald Trump is trying to fool evangelicals like me.  This time, it's using a false threat of an invasion from a “caravan” of poor people marching through Mexico to seek asylum legally.
Discussion: Christianity Today and Raw Story
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.
Ron Elving / NPR:
Election Day Jitters?  Here's The Way To Keep Calm  —  Well it's finally here.  Election Day 2018.  —  After what seemed like the longest and most anxiety-ridden midterm campaign in memory, today we are ready to choose the House and one-third of the Senate for the 116th Congress …
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.
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: Vox and Talking Points Memo
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear  —  What appears to be a life-affirming triumph is really a cautionary tale about drones and wildlife.  —  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.
Jonathan Albright:
The 2018 Facebook Midterms, Part III: Granular Enforcement  —  Part III: Granular Enforcement  —  The third part of my midterm election-time study looks at granular enforcement and focuses on Facebook's challenges in enforcing its community standards and terms of service.
 
 
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Christine Mai-Duc / Los Angeles Times:
Rep. Adam Schiff talks about renewing Russia probe if Democrats flip the House
Discussion: Breitbart and Dan Bongino
Danielle Garrand / CBS News:
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Two Russian lawmakers are monitoring integrity of midterm voting in the shadow of 2016 interference
Discussion: The Talking Dog
Jillian Kay Melchior / Wall Street Journal:
Is There a Crisis at the Border?  —  Agents at the biggest port …
Lara Seligman / Foreign Policy:
‘There Is an American Imprint on Every Single Civilian Death Inside Yemen’
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
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David Brooks / New York Times:
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Surprising Support for the Term ‘Feminist’ on the Campaign Trail
Washington Post:
All the ugliness of the Trump campaign is on display in Georgia
Discussion: CNN, The Root and Joe.My.God.
Megan Keller / The Hill:
US soybean sales to China down 94 percent amid Trump tariffs: report
Discussion: Axios and New York Times
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
One Legacy of Merkel? Angry East German Men Fueling the Far Right
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Vox
Katy Tur / NBC News:
Why Barack Obama's rallies feel so different from Donald Trump's
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Fox News and Breitbart