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4:55 PM ET, September 14, 2008

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Ginger Adams Otis / New York Post:
MAC HATER HAS A LOUSY ‘IMAGE’  —  MAG FOTOG IN DIRTY TRICK TO TURN POL ‘EVIL’  —  Controversial celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-professed “hard-core Dem,” deliberately took a series of unflattering shots of Republican nominee John McCain for the current cover of The Atlantic - and then bragged about it on a blog.
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Out-Takes: Behind The Atlantic's McCain Cover  —  “Some of my artwork has been pretty anti-Bush, so maybe it was somewhat irresponsible for them [The Atlantic] to hire me.”  - Jill Greenberg  —  The Atlantic Monthly's current cover by Beverly Hills photographer Jill Greenberg looks like this:
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Lib Photographer Admits Making McCain Look Sinister for Mag Cover
Discussion: PDNPulse and Wake up America
Matt / Think Progress:
Rove: 'You can't trust the fact-check organizations.'  —  This week, non-partisan fact-checking organizations like PolitiFact and FactCheck.org  —  have called Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) out for lies in his attack ads against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).  But on Fox News Sunday today …
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Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
Rove: McCain attacks have gone “one step too far”
Discussion: TPM Election Central and Corrente
John Griffin / Political Punch:
Why Doesn't McCain Use a Computer?  —  Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. introduced a new TV ad his week that paints Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as out of touch for being, when it comes to technology, shall we say a touch “old-school.”  —  “1982, John McCain goes to Washington,” the narrator says.
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Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Obama ad takes heat for McCain cyber shot  —  Insensitivity to war injuries cited  —  WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama's campaign came under fire from conservative bloggers yesterday for a new political ad criticizing his 72-year-old opponent, John McCain, for not using computers.
Discussion: Exurban League and Commentary
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Obama Surrogate Attacks McCain for Age, Cancer
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama raises $66 million in August  —  Sen. Barack Obama raised $66 million in the month of August, making it his best month ever and the best in American political history, an aide said Sunday morning.  —  Obama is releasing that number after suggestions that his fundraising was failing to meet expectations.
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Raised a Record $66 Million in August
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Obama Raised $66 Million in August
Discussion: The Raw Story
Akmuckraker / Mudflats:
‘Alaska Women Reject Palin’ Rally is HUGE!  —  I attended the Welcome Home rally for Sarah Palin this morning.  Hooo.  It was an experience.  About a thousand (maybe) hard-core Palin supporters showed up to hear her speak at the new Dena'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.
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Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Live From New York, It's Sarah (Tiny Fey) Palin!  —  ABC News' David Wright and Alyssa Litoff Report: As comedienne Tina Fey debuted her impression of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, the governor and her staff were watching from 30,000 feet.  —  Palin was on board …
New York Times:
Lehman Heads Toward Brink as Barclays Ends Talks  —  Unable to find a savior, the troubled investment bank Lehman Brothers appeared headed toward liquidation on Sunday, in what would be one of the biggest failures in Wall Street history.  —  The fate of Lehman hung in the balance …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Making America Stupid  —  Imagine for a minute that attending the Republican convention in St. Paul, sitting in a skybox overlooking the convention floor, were observers from Russia, Iran and Venezuela.  And imagine for a minute what these observers would have been doing when Rudy Giuliani led …
Willie Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
How does President Palin sound?  —  For first time in modern history, a presidential race is actually going to be decided by the vice presidential pick.  —  Thanks to Sarah Palin, this is no longer a contest between Barack Obama and John McCain - it's between Brother Barack and Sistah Sarah.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Offshore Drilling Is Coming to a Vote  —  Congressional Democrats, balancing political reality against a policy they have long opposed, are on the cusp of approving legislation that would open the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to oil drilling as close as 50 miles offshore.
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink  —  This is the first of two stories adapted from “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” to be published Tuesday by Penguin Press.  Original source notes are denoted in [brackets] throughout.  —  A burst of ferocity stunned the room into silence.
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Obama opens double-digit lead  —  Democrat Barack Obama has established a double-digit lead over Republican John McCain in Iowa as the presidential race in this Midwestern battleground enters its critical fall stretch, according to The Des Moines Register's latest Iowa Poll.
 
 
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
PALIN'S ‘BRIDGE TO NOWHERE’ LINE RETURNS
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Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
To McCain, the truth is expendable
William Yardley / New York Times:
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Mona Charen / The Corner:
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Media Matters for America:
Over five-day period, Fox News provided far more campaign stump …
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Ben Adler / The Politico:
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket  —  WITH all due deference to lipstick …
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