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4:55 PM ET, November 6, 2018


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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 …
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: Mediaite and The Daily Beast
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 …
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
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.
Houston Chronicle:   Poll worker directs racist language at a north Houston voter
Tyler Estep / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
UPDATED: Technical issues create long lines at Gwinnett precincts
Discussion: CNBC, Gwinnett Daily Post and Raw Story
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Voting Problems Crop Up as Americans Go to the Polls
Discussion: Associated Press
Becca J. G. Godwin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   BREAKING: Problem precincts reported in Fulton County, turnout steady
Dominique Jackson / Raw Story:
Voters turned away because voting machines were ‘locked in a closet’ in Detroit precinct
Pema Levy / Mother Jones:
Equipment Malfunctions and Voting Machine Shortages Bring Long Lines in Georgia
P.R. Lockhart / Vox:
Georgia voters are facing long lines and technical errors as they head to the polls
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
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 …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Steve King Refuses to Give Des Moines Register Credentials for Election Event, Calls Outlet ‘Leftist Propaganda’
Adam Rubenstein / Weekly Standard:
Did Steve King Just Refer to Immigrants as ‘Dirt’?
Discussion: New York Times and Washington Post
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 and Political Wire
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Retiring Rep. Issa Calls It Early: There Will Be A Dem Representing My District
Discussion: Mother Jones and POLITICUSUSA
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
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 …
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
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 …
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
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
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.
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 …
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
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: IJR and Political Wire
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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.
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?
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.
Discussion: Reason and TheBlaze
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.
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
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
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Democrats' Deputy Comms Director Laughs About Rising Anti-Semitism in America  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's deputy communications director laughed about charges of anti-Semitism and the growing racism in America that many observers have pinned on a Democratic Party that is increasingly lurching leftwards.
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.
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 …
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ABC News:
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USA Today:
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Discussion: Breitbart
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
As pundits fumble figuring out young voters, here are the facts as millennials flood the polls
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
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 Earlier Items: 
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
An 82-year-old Texas woman voted for the first time. Then she died.
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Election Day: Trump, health care key issues in race for the House
Discussion: USA Today, Political Wire and Axios
Texas Monthly:
Border Patrol Postpones Plans To Conduct ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise on Election Day
'No idea what's going to happen': News outlets prepare for midterm surprises
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Beto for Senate:
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Discussion: Chicks On The Right