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3:40 PM ET, September 1, 2008

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Steve Holland / Reuters:
To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL (Reuters) - The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors …
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cbn.com:
Exclusive: Todd Palin's 1986 DUI Arrest Called “Lesson Learned”  —  Sources close to Sarah Palin tell The Brody File that the husband of the GOP Vice-presidential choice, Todd Palin, was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence of alcohol back in 1986.  He was 22 years old at the time.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
JUST REALLY ODD  —  We haven't touched it.  But you probably know there have been internet-based rumors claiming that Sarah Palin's newborn son Trig is actually the son of her 17 year old daughter, Bristol.  In an effort to knock down these rumors, Palin and the McCain camp have now put …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oy: Palin's daughter is pregnant; Update: Althouse on Palin vs. Edwards; Update: Obama tells media to lay off Palin's daughter; Update: Media knew  —  Supposedly McCain knew.  Did he? … And here's the statement, via Team McCain, from Palin and her husband: … Gathering my thoughts.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
What McCain Didn't Know About Sarah Palin  —  A few days before John Kerry introduced John Edwards as his running mate, a select few members of Kerry's research staff were given five names, told to adopt the mindset of Republican opposition research, and to prepare a political dossier.
The Red Pen / Daily Kos:
Sarah Palin Baby Story Ender  —  Here it is:  —  OK, there is a visibly-pregnant Sarah Palin talking with a CBS 11 ( Juneau) reporter at the end of the Alaska legislative session.  She clearly appears to be pregnant.  —  Unless someone has counter evidence, we can drop this crap now.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin's unmarried daughter is pregnant  —  Besieged by blog rumors about her 17-year-old daughter, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — named Friday as running mate of John McCain — released a statement Monday saying her daughter is pregnant and plans to marry the father.
The Huffington Post:
Palin On Abortion: I'd Oppose Even If My Own Daughter Was Raped  —  In November 2006, then gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin declared that she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped.  —  Granting exceptions only if the mother's life was in danger …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
A picture refutes a thousand nutcase conspiracies  —  I'd like to share a picture of Governor Sarah Palin's lovely young family, a photo that some may have already seen in connection to a despicable Internet smear against the Palins.  Here we have Sarah and Todd with their daughters Piper, Willow, and Bristol.
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Palin Was a Director of Embattled Sen. Stevens's 527 Group  —  ST. PAUL — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political group organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.
Gerard Baker / Real Clear Politics:
Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Palin's 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
Discussion: The New Republic
Dana Bash / CNN:
Teen daughter of GOP VP pick is pregnant
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org and HazZzMat
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: Palin's good-looking
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Laura Bush warns Dems away from anti-Palin sexism
Ann Friedman / American Prospect:
PALIN AND THE MEANING OF CHOICE.
Reuters:   To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Bristol Is Pregnant  —  So that explains the wedding ring I spotted.
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
Experience? Never Mind
Fox News:
Palin's 17-Year-Old Daughter is Pregnant
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Basic Incompetence From McCain
Washington Post:
Democrats Say Palin Initially Backed Bridge
Discussion: Angry Bear
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Gov. Palin Says Her Unmarried 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
Right Wing News:
Blackballed From The Republican National Convention  —  This week, the Republican National Convention is kicking off and there are going to be almost 200 bloggers attending.  However, I'm not going to be one of them.  That's not because I didn't put in an application, it's because they didn't want me there.
Discussion: Little Miss Attila
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Olbermann Pulled From Republican Convention Coverage
Discussion: Associated Press and Flopping Aces
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
John, Don't Go  —  It's an ill wind that blows nobody good.  Three years after Hurricane Katrina, another storm is heading for the Gulf Coast — and this has given Republicans a reason to cancel President Bush's scheduled appearance at their national convention.
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Howard Wolfson / Washington Post:
A Clintonite in Denver  —  For many of us who were part of the Clinton campaign, Sen. Barack Obama's appeal was something we understood only in the abstract — data in polls, faces at a televised rally.  —  Most of us never heard him speak in person.  At work 14 hours a day in the war room …
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Emptywheel
 
 
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