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4:00 PM ET, September 8, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
Palin Makes Her First Gaffe  —  Gov. Sarah Palin made her first potentially major gaffe during her time on the national scene while discussing the developments of the perilous housing market this past weekend.  —  Speaking before voters in Colorado Springs, the Republican vice presidential nominee claimed …
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Michelle Malkin:
Huffing HuffPo desperate for a GOP gaffe  —  How desperate is the Huffington Post to point to an Obama/Biden-like rhetorical gaffe by Sarah Palin?  —  This desperate: (Hat tip: HA Headlines) … The only ones without a clue here are the HuffPo's Obama water-carriers.
The Huffington Post:
Hale “Bonddad” Stewart: Freddie and Fannie Bail-Out: Our Foreign Masters Have Spoken
Discussion: D-Day
Howard Wolfson / The New Republic:
No “Cat Fights”  —  I have been asked repeatedly over the last several days to respond to the idea that Hillary Clinton will soon be dispatched by the Obama campaign to “take Palin on.”  —  The questions are fair, but what undergirds them is an obsession in our popular culture with the …
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Claiming the ‘Maverick’ Brand  —  The Ad: Announcer: The original mavericks.  He fights pork barrel spending.  She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.  He took on the drug industry.  She took on big oil.  He battled Republicans and reformed Washington.  She battled Republicans and reformed Alaska.
New York Post:
POST ENDORSES JOHN MCCAIN  —  THE Post today enthusiastically urges the election of Sen. John S. McCain as the 44th president of the United States.  —  McCain's lifelong record of service to America, his battle-tested courage, unshakeable devotion to principle and clear grasp of the dangers …
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Upconverts His Musings On Palin
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Eunomia
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Original Mavericks  —  Marc Ambinder writes about John McCain's latest ad:
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Marc Ambinder:
“Original Mavericks”
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: McCain's Bounce Gives Him 5-Point Lead  —  Leads Obama 49%-44% in first results conducted fully after GOP convention  —  PRINCETON, NJ — John McCain leads Barack Obama, 49% to 44%, in the immediate aftermath of the Republican National Convention, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking results.
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Race dead even  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new national poll taken entirely after the end of the Republican convention suggests the race for the White House between John McCain and Barack Obama is dead even.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll out Monday afternoon …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Republicans' Enthusiasm Jumps After Convention  —  McCain edges ahead; Palin speech may be a factor  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As the remarkable two-week stretch of back-to-back presidential nomination conventions ends, a weekend USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:   Response Bias and the Shy Tory Factor
Adam McKay / The Huffington Post:
We're Gonna Frickin' Lose this Thing  —  “Stop saying that!” my wife says to me.  But this is not a high school football game and I'm not a cheerleader with a bad attitude.  This is an election and as things stand now, we're gonna frickin' lose this thing.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right dictates MSNBC's programming decisions  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  MSNBC's announcement that it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews with David Gregory as anchors for its main political events (the upcoming presidential debates and election) vividly illustrates several long-obvious facts.
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
NBC Kow Tows To Journalistic Standards
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Sara Kugler / Associated Press:
McCain, Palin criticize Obama on earmarks  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership …
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Clive Crook / Financial Times:
Democrats must learn some respect  —  This article is not the first to note the cultural contradiction in American liberalism, but just now the point bears restating.  The election may turn on it.  —  Democrats speak up for the less prosperous; they have well-intentioned policies to help them …
Byron York / The Corner:
Palin in Debate  —  I just finished watching a video on C-Span's website of the August, 2006 Republican debate in the Alaska governor's race.  It pitted Frank Murkowski, the then-governor of the state and veteran of 22 years in the U.S. Senate, against Republican politician John Binkley and Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin.
M Peretz / The New Republic:
Stooping to the Biases of People With Whom They Neither Pray, Nor Eat  —  It's amazing how even the cultivated and well-educated intellectuals of the right like (actually, my friend) Bill Kristol, who occasionally teaches political philosophy with Harvey Mansfield at Harvard …
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Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Why Did Violence Plummet?  It Wasn't Just the Surge.  —  Throughout the summer of 2007, as the troop surge in Iraq reached full strength, Gen. David H. Petraeus kept waiting for the tide to turn.  By summer's end, the U.S. commander in Iraq got his wish.  The high of 1,550 attacks …
Ed Rollins / CNN:
Rollins: Obama wrong to spurn Clinton, pick Biden  —  Editor's note: Ed Rollins, who served as political director for President Reagan, is a Republican strategist who was national chairman of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign.  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — Ten days ago …
Tammy Bruce / San Francisco Chronicle:
A feminist's argument for McCain's VP  —  In the shadow of the blatant and truly stunning sexism launched against the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and as a pro-choice feminist, I wasn't the only one thrilled to hear Republican John McCain announce Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Little Green Footballs:
DUmmies Hit Bottom, Dig  —  The latest disgusting stunt by anti-Palin lefties, featured proudly at the sewer known as Democratic Underground: eBay listing found.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
 
 
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Mark Benjamin / Salon:
Her deadly wolf program
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Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
How Did the RNC Insult Troops and Veterans? Let Me Count the Ways...
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Yahoo! News:
Former Abramoff lobbyist, Hill aide indicted
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Brokaw Gets It Wrong
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
McCain catches Obama in new polls
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Transcript: Rick Davis on ‘FOX News Sunday’
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A Palinomenon: John McCain waves and the crowd chants “Sa-rah!  Sa-rah!”
neo-neocon:
It's the class war, stupid
 Earlier Items: 
The New Republic:
Watch Out, Russia: Sarah Palin is Coming!
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dave Davies / Philly.com:
Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: POST-CONVENTION MAP
Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
Review: Russell Brand hosts the VMAs with candor
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Josh Gerstein / Latest Politics:
New 527 Group Plans Attack on Obama Themes
Washington Post:
Ms. Palin's Pipeline  —  PEOPLE ARE still buzzing about …
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Ban on Political Endorsements by Pastors Targeted
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Sarah Palin's Secret Emails
 

 
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