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3:40 AM ET, October 5, 2008

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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Palin says Obama ‘palling around’ with terrorists … ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday accused Democrat Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists” because of his association with a former 1960s radical, stepping up the campaign's effort …
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CNN:
Palin hits Obama for ‘terrorist’ connection  —  (CNN) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating “with terrorists who targeted their own country.”  —  Palin's attack delivered …
Maggie O'Brien / Omaha World-Herald:
Palin to make a stop in Omaha on Sunday  —  Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is planning an Omaha visit on Sunday evening, according to GOP officials.  —  Details of the visit were still being worked out.  —  The Palin visit is further evidence that the Omaha-based 2nd …
Ed Whelan / The Corner:   Re: NYT's Ayers-Obama Whitewash
Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
CNN/NYT Bias Contest
Discussion: Pajamas Media and www.redstate.com
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain camp: Obama is ‘radical,’ pals around with terrorists
Dave Winer / The Huffington Post:   John McCain is channeling Nixon now
Fox News:
Palin Accuses Obama of ‘Palling Around With Terrorists’
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Obama and '60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Obama to preempt McCain assault  —  Branding his opponent as “erratic in a crisis,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is preempting plans by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to portray him as having sinister connections to controversial Chicagoans.  —  Obama officials call it political jujitsu - turning the attacks back on the attacker.
Discussion: Oliver Willis and AMERICAblog News
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Marc Ambinder:
The Deadly Final Attack...  It looks like the deadlier final attack might come not from John McCain, as advertised, but from Barack Obama, with his McCcain-will-cost-you-more blitzkrieg.  McCain's already on extremely weak footing regarding the economy.  —  By eliminating McCain's …
The Politico:
GOP dread: Dems could hit 60 Senate seats  —  The possibility that Democrats will build a muscular, 60-seat Senate majority is looking increasing plausible, with new polls showing a powerful surge for the party's candidates in Minnesota, Kentucky and other states.
Discussion: TIME.com
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Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
Pressured to Take More Risk, Fannie Hit a Tipping Point  —  “Almost no one expected what was coming.  It's not fair to blame us for not predicting the unthinkable.”  — Daniel H. Mudd, former chief executive, Fannie Mae  —  When the mortgage giant Fannie Mae recruited Daniel H. Mudd …
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The Huffington Post:
Leo, Ellen, Halle And More Celebs' New Message: Don't Vote (VIDEO)
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Conservatism = Debt  —  Cato's David Boaz alleges that “it must be a great disappointment to Goldwater Republicans to discover this story that got almost no notice this week.”  The story in question turns out to be about the burgeoning national debt in the Bush years:
Hotline On Call:
The Early Line: Diageo/Hotline Tracking Poll  — The Diageo/Hotline tracking poll has switched to LVs.  Only RVs who describe themselves as “extremely likely” or “very likely” to vote, or have already voted, will be included in the survey.  — Touchdown Fighting Illini?
Discussion: Daily Kos, MyDD and TalkLeft
Mike Allen / The Politico:
John Warner might vote for Democrat  —  Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion's “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996.  —  Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him.  —  Mark Warner, who went …
Discussion: Don Surber and MyDD
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
With One Month To Go: Why McCain Will Close and Win  —  Because the country cannot afford the greatest gamble in its modern history at this moment in time.  —  A confrontation with Iran looms and instability in Pakistan grows.  The Islamist threat has been beaten back in Iraq …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Palin's Alternate Universe  —  Sarah Palin is the perfect exclamation point to the Bush years.  —  We've lived through nearly two terms of an administration that believed it could create its own reality: … Now comes Ms. Palin, a smiling, bubbly vice-presidential candidate who travels in an alternate language universe.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Uplifting Debate  —  ST. LOUIS — The McCain campaign …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Amygdala and Commentary
New York Times:
Dick Cheney, Role Model  —  In all the talk about the vice-presidential debate, there was an issue that did not get much attention but kept nagging at us: Sarah Palin's description of the role and the responsibilities of the office for which she is running, vice president of the United States.
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Josh Chafetz / The New Republic:   Historical Manglings  —  What Joe Biden and Sarah Palin …
New York Times:
Economic Unrest Shifts Electoral Battlegrounds  —  The turmoil on Wall Street and the weakening economy are changing the contours of the presidential campaign map, giving new force to Senator Barack Obama's ambitious strategy to make incursions into Republican territory …
Discussion: The Other McCain, TIME.com and Truthdig
New York Times:
Foreclosures and the Right to Vote  —  The foreclosure crisis could do considerable damage to the nation's voting system.  More than a million people have lost their homes in the past two years.  And because voter registration is based on people's residences, they could face politically motivated challenges at the polls.
 
 
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Michael S. Malone / Pajamas Media:
The End Of An Era  —  What if the current Mortgage/Credit Crunch …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Obama drops hidden ‘maverick’ in mail
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Catholic Church Is Riven by Internal Debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
Obama gaining crucial ground
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