CHICAGO (AP) — Long lines have formed as polls open in Eastern states as John McCain is counting on a narrow path to an upset victory today while Barack Obama pinned his hopes for becoming the nation’s first black president on a ground organization designed to swell precincts with voters across the country.

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I voted today. It’s November 4, 2008 and I voted today. I voted as a man who believes that a society can do better by its citizens, and as a boy who still likes to think that anything is possible. I voted as a devoted husband and an overjoyed father who will do anything to […]

From FiveThirtyEight.com: “Barack Obama is on the verge of a victory, perhaps a decisive victory, in the race for the White House. The national polls have all consolidated into a range of roughly Obama +7.”

While the presidential race is grabbing the majority of the press coverage, Election Day could be historic for another reason as well. Democrats hope to control sixty seats in the Senate when all the ballots are counted, which would give them a filibuster-proof super majority.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A report has cleared Gov. Sarah Palin of ethics violations in the firing of her public safety commissioner. The report, released Monday, said: “There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters.”

Update: Obama Calls His Grand Mother A Quiet Hero (Video) Update: The Obama Family statement “It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer.  She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.  She was the […]

Politico.com reports on a conference call between Barack Obama and several public black figures. Glenn Thrush was allowed to sit in on the call. Details are forthcoming. Barack Obama just completed a conference call African-American leaders around the country, the end of which my colleague Glenn Thrush was able to listen to, and he sends […]

It’s no coincidence President Bush has been out of the public’s eye in recent days — that’s the way the Republican Party wants it. White House press secretary Dana Perino said Monday the incumbent’s invisibility is by design — because “the Republican Party wanted to make this election about John McCain.” The president knows there […]

Terrence Tolbert, the State Director for Obama’s campaign in Nevada, died of a heart attack yesterday. He was a former aide to NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

DETROIT (AP) — A basketball official says the Denver Nuggets have traded former MVP Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess. The official spoke Monday to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Detroit was determined to shake up its core last summer […]

After repeatedly pressing Obama on his ‘terrorist’ connection to Bill Ayers, Sarah Palin is once again playing the terror card to instill fear in voters. At a recent rally, she said: