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6:40 PM ET, October 1, 2008

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Quinnipiac University:
Obama Over 50 Percent In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; Debate, Palin's Fade, Economy Put Democrat On Top  —  FLORIDA: Obama 49 - McCain 43 pre-debate; Obama 51 - McCain 43 post-debate; OHIO: Obama 49 - McCain 42 pre-debate; Obama 50 - McCain 42 post-debate …
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Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Poll: Obama Makes Gains with Women, Hits New High  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is greeted by supporters at a rally at Mountain Range High School in Westminster, Colo., on Sept. 29  —  Propelled by concerns over the financial crisis and a return of support from female voters …
Pew Research Center:
Obama Boosts Leadership Image and Regains Lead Over McCain  —  Growing Concerns About Palin's Qualifications  —  Barack Obama has achieved a significant lead over John McCain in the days following the first presidential debate.  Pew's new survey conducted Sept. 27-29 finds that Obama …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 48%, McCain 44%  —  Slightly closer race now than two days ago  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update of registered voters finds Barack Obama at 48%, and John McCain at 44%, marking a slight narrowing of the race from the eight percentage point margin Obama held earlier this week.
CNN:
CNN Polls: Major gains for Obama in battleground states  —  ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - New polls in five crucial battleground states that could decide the race for the White House suggest Barack Obama is making some major gains.  —  CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation polls …
Discussion: Daily Kos and TPM Election Central
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Obama gaining in battleground states  —  ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) — Polls of five crucial battleground states in the race for the White House released Wednesday suggest that Barack Obama is making some major gains.  —  The CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corp. polls of likely voters in Florida …
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Sarah Palin—The Damage Done
Discussion: Slog
Marc Ambinder:
On The Other Hand, New Polls Cite Palin As Reason For McCain Drop
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   The McCain Bubble?  —  New Pew poll shows what everyone already …
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:   Historic Disapproval: Bush Hits All-Time Low Amid Economic Meltdown
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Fox News:
VP Debate Moderator Pens Pro-Obama Book  —  WASHINGTON: Gwen Ifill, who is moderating Thursday's vice-presidential debate, is releasing a book on Barack Obama and other young black politicians who are “forging a bold new path to political power.”  —  FOXNews.com
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Ifill's book was no secret  —  Michelle Malkin and World Net Daily have made a lot of noise today about the fact the Gwen Ifill, the moderator of Thursday's VP debate, has a new book coming on Inauguration day about Barack Obama and the politics of race — it's now leading on the front of Drudge.
CNN:
Controversy brews up around VP moderator
Discussion: Politics Blog
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain dismisses concerns about Ifill
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Frank James / The Swamp:   Gwen Ifill hit for Obama book, debate
David Bauder / Associated Press:
VP debate moderator's impartiality questioned
Discussion: The Corner and Boston Herald
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Could One Write a Book to Appear on Jan. 20 Praising the New Age …
Discussion: Commentary
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XVI: Remembering Biden's Speeches in 2d Grade  —  She said the following: … Two things: when Palin was in Second Grade, Biden hadn't been elected to the Senate.  And when she was in third grade, do you really believe she was hearing about speeches by Joe Biden?
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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
My Advice for Sarah...  ...is different than that of the “free Sarah Palin” camp.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mike Murphy / Swampland:
Des Moines Register...  As a former general in the GOP, I get a lot of emails from various operative types around the country.  Many are old comrades from the forgotten wars of old Republican statewide campaigns.  Unlike the well meaning but under-experienced six month wonders who seem …
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Ben / Think Progress:
McCain: ‘I Always Aspire To Be A Dictator’  —  Discussing the Wall Street bailout yesterday during an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said the failure of Congress to act is “just not acceptable.”  Then — presumably making an attempt at humor …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Something just went wrong with McCain's face on national TV  —  UPDATE: There's now slow-motion video making it painfully clear that something is wrong.  —  In the post below, we showed a scene that just took place in which McCain was momentarily confused on stage, not knowing where to go.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com, Wonkette and Open Left
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Bill Clinton: Economic Crisis Means Veep Choice Is More Important  —  Bill Clinton — doing some powerful campaigning in Florida for the first time on Obama's behalf today — laid out an interesting argument against McCain-Palin, claiming that the economy will consume so much of the new president's attention …
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William R. Kapfer / Washington Blade:
McCain's gay Q&A  —  ‘I hope gay and lesbian Americans will give full consideration to supporting me’  —  Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told the Blade in an exclusive written interview this week that he appreciates the Log Cabin Republicans' decision to endorse him …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin campaign to shift media strategy  —  SEDONA, Arizona (CNN) - Sarah Palin's interview Tuesday with conservative talker Hugh Hewitt gave the vice presidential candidate a chance to showcase elements of her life story and demonstrate some of the folksiness that's been central to her political success.
 
 
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McCain's Kremlin Ties
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Karl Vick / Washington Post:
Palin Had Another Private E-Mail Account, Company Says
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Chris Good / The Hill:
Palin questioner rejects ‘gotcha journalism’ charge
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court modifies Kennedy death penalty opinion, grants 10 new cases
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and Law Blog
iCopyright:
ACORN's Senator  —  Election '08: Barack Obama wasn't just the …
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Muslims for Obama running illegal get out the vote drives …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Make-Believe Maverick  —  A closer look at the life and career …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
A Vote Against Rashness  —  His name was George F. Babbitt.
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