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9:35 PM ET, September 18, 2008

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Gateway Pundit:
FATHER OF HACKER Is Tennessee Dem State Rep!!!!! ...  Update: Name- David Kernell ...Update: He's Been Contacted by Feds!  —  FOLKS— MEET DAVID KERNELL—  WOAH!!!!!!  —  Do you remember this from Michelle Malkin's post last night: … Now there's this...  Wired.com has the latest on the Palin scandal:
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Theo Emery / Tennessean.com:
State rep confirms that son is subject of Palin e-mail chatter  —  State Rep. Mike Kernell confirmed Thursday that his son, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, is at the center of heated Internet discussion into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST and Pajamas Media
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Palin E-Mail Hacker Says It Was Easy  —  A person claiming to be the hacker who obtained access to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail on Tuesday has posted a supposed first-person account of the hack, revealing the relatively simple steps he says he took to crack the private e-mail …
Michelle Malkin:
AP reporter e-mails: Yeah, it's all Palin's fault  —  Just call them the Associated (With Hackers) Press.  —  A reader e-mailed AP reporter Ted Bridis yesterday after Bridis's article on the Palin e-mail hacking disclosed that the AP was refusing to cooperate with the feds and suggested that Palin was to blame for the crime.
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
State rep says son focus of Palin e-mail hacking rumors  —  NASHVILLE - State Rep. Mike Kernell said today that he was aware of Internet rumors about his son being the subject of speculation that he accessed the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Tracking Palin's Hacker: Signs Point to Dem State Rep's Son?
Discussion: Fox News and Ace of Spades HQ
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
McCain Flub?  Republican Says He'd Fire SEC Chair as President  —  ABC News' David Wright reports: At a joint rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, Republican John McCain slammed the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) for being “asleep,” saying that if he were president, he would fire Chris Cox …
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin's transparency proposal already exists in D.C.  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) - Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the government checkbook online” in Alaska.  On Thursday, Palin suggested she would take that same proposal to Washington.
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Learfield / Radio Iowa:
McCain/Palin Rally in Cedar Rapids  —  I arrived on scene about an hour and a half before the event was to start.  The traffic along I-380 was starting to get dicey, folks waiting in line to enter the parking area and wait for a shuttle to the airplane hanger where the rally will take place.
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog News:
Palin puts herself on the top of the ticket.  It's now “Palin and McCain”
Discussion: Political Machine
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
For second time this week, crowds leave after Palin speaks
Washington Post:
McCain Slights Spanish Prime Minister  —  The Union Radio interview with John McCain on issues of interest to Hispanics was conducted in English and only later translated into Spanish for listeners.  The audio above is of the English-only interview.  —  By Glenn Kessler and Ed O'Keefe
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Daniel Woolls / Associated Press:
Jose Luis Rodriguez Who?  —  MADRID, Spain (AP) — John McCain either doesn't want to meet Spain's prime minister any time soon or isn't quite sure who he is.  —  In a radio interview broadcast in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Palin disinvited from Iran rally  —  The organizers of an anti-Iran rally Monday rescinded their invitation to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after Democrats protested that her presence would turn the event into a political rally, McCain campaign and Jewish community sources said.
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J Street:   Stop Sarah Palin at non-partisan Iran rally
Frank James / The Swamp:
Wall Street mega bailout ahead?  —  CNBC reported this afternoon that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is shopping an idea around Capitol Hill whereby the feds would create a virtual landfill for the toxic assets now owned by financial institutions.  —  Such a move would allow institutions …
Discussion: CNBC.com and The Crypt's Blogs
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Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Bush says he's working hard on economic turmoil
Discussion: Big Brass Blog and Washington Post
Carla Marinucci / SFGate:
Shocker: Palin Cancels Big California Swing  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was to star at two major California fundraisers and an Orange County rally for 15,000 next week, has canceled her two-day swing through the Golden State, campaign sources said.  —  The change is a shocker …
J.F. / Media Matters for America:
Dodgy Journalism: Time's Michael Scherer debates strawman, loses  —  Under the header “Dodgy Politics: Using Old Votes to Obscure Current Policies,” Time's Michael Scherer unsuccessfully debunks a claim Barack Obama didn't make in order to accuse the Democratic candidate of offering misleading criticisms of John McCain.
Discussion: Swampland, Talking Points Memo and MyDD
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:   Cafferty Mocks McCain: Is privatizing Social Security really a good idea?
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Retiring, McCain-Style  —  Though he's now coy, John …
Discussion: Wonk Room and American Spectator
Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama: Don't vote because 'she's cute' … CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, “I like that guy” or, “she's cute.”  —  Might she be talking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?
Discussion: Wonkette
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton: McCain ‘A Great Man’; Praises Wife's, Not Obama's Economic Plan
Discussion: Hot Air
Big Ten Battleground Poll:
Obama and McCain in tight race in inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll  —  In the inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll taken as the nation's financial crisis worsened this week, John McCain and Barack Obama were in a statistical dead heat in seven of the eight Midwest states included in the survey.
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Ronald Brownstein / National Journal Online:
Key Bush States Might Flip
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
Republican congressman endorses Obama  —  Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, a maverick Republican from Maryland, endorsed Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president in an interview Wednesday with WYPR, Baltimore's National Public Radio station.  —  Gilchrest, who lost a primary campaign …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   HOUSE REPUBLICAN THROWS HIS SUPPORT TO OBAMA.... There are 434 members …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 48%, McCain 44%  —  Marks Obama's first statistically significant lead in two weeks  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Sept. 15-17 Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows Barack Obama with a 48% to 44% lead over John McCain among registered voters, marking the first time that Obama …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A New McCain on the Campaign Trail  —  VIENNA, Ohio — Senator John McCain's campaign events were once free-wheeling journeys marked by flashes of humor, candor and arch observations from the candidate about presidential politics — and John McCain.  Oh, and moments that left no doubt that Mr. McCain was not working from any script.
Binyamin Appelbaum / Washington Post:
Putnam Investments Closes $12B Money-Market Fund  —  Putnam Investments has closed a $12.3 billion money-market fund to limit losses to its investors, the large mutual fund company said today.  The highly unusual announcement is the latest sign that tremendous financial pressures are now threatening …
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Megan McArdle:   Putnam closes a money market fund: how worried should you be?
MSNBC:
Records reveal Palin's push for earmarks  —  As a vice presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin has railed against federal earmarks, or congressional funding for pork-barrel projects.  “In our state, we reformed the abuses of earmarks,” Palin recently boasted to a rally in Lancaster, Pa. …
Discussion: TBogg
 
 
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KEEPING THEM HONEST...  I don't understand CNN sometimes …
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Pew Research Center:
McCain Gains On Issues, But Stalls As Candidate Of Change
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When was the last Bush press conference?  Two months, three days and counting
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Steve Almond / Boston Globe:
Supporting our troops  —  PERHAPS the most insidious byproduct …
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Incoherence  —  This is shaping up as a pretty bad week for the McCain campaign.
Discussion: TIME.com
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