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2:00 AM ET, October 9, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
David Brooks: Sarah Palin “Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party”  —  In an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg at New York's Le Cirque restaurant to unveil that magazine's redesign, Brooks decried Palin's anti-intellectualism and compared her to President Bush in that regard:
Jbrown / Politically Drunk On Power!:
Web Archives Confirm Barack Obama Was Member Of Socialist ‘New Party’ In 1996  —  UPDATE: WE WILL POST AT LEAST ONE MORE SOURCE COMING TOMORROW!  Subscribe to feeds or bookmark page.  —  In June sources released information that during his campaign for the State Senate in Illinois …
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Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
Obama Acorn Cover-up?  —  Barack Obama is now apparently denying his ties with Acorn.  Here's what he's posted on the subject at his “Fight the Smears” website.  These claims are contradicted by several sources, a number of which I linked to in my piece, “Inside Obama's Acorn.”
CNN:   Michelle Obama not offended by ‘that one’ comment
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Washington Wire:
McCain Addresses ‘My Fellow Prisoners’
Discussion: TalkLeft
David Frum:
Obama in the Corner  —  Let me say at the outset:  —  I'll be voting for John McCain on November 4.  —  I'll be voting for the man who was right about the surge, who holds clear-eyed views about terrorism and America's enemies, who has fought for leaner government over 20 years …
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The Politico:
The worst debate ever  —  With the country at one of its most interesting — not to mention terrifying — moments in a generation, John McCain and Barack Obama met in Nashville for what was surely one of the dullest and least satisfying presidential debates in memory.  —  There have been boring debates before, of course.
Discussion: The Swamp, JustOneMinute and Philly.com
New York Times:
U.S. May Take Ownership Stake in Banks  —  WASHINGTON — Having tried without success to unlock frozen credit markets, the Treasury Department is considering taking ownership stakes in many United States banks to try to restore confidence in the financial system, according to government officials.
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Katie Allison Granju / Because I said so:
The real reason a lot of women can't stand Sarah Palin  —  MORE ON THIS: I respond to the comments below this post RIGHT HERE.  —  There's a ridiculous fluff piece in TIME this week that's getting a lot of attention.  In it, a female essayist alleges that among the reasons many women …
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Dean Reynolds / CBS News:
Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives  —  From CBS News' Dean Reynolds:  —  (NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days.
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama's Lead Over McCain Expands to 11  —  52% share of the vote is Obama's highest to date  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report shows Barack Obama with a 52% to 41% lead over John McCain.  —  These results, based on Oct. 5-7 polling …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Tough Press Conference  —  Unlike Marc Ambinder, I've never met Cullen Sheehan and have no idea whether or not he's a nice guy, but it's impossible to watch this and not feel kind of sorry for him.  I note that if Al Franken wins, he'll earn the prestigious title of Only Senator to Have Ever …
Discussion: Unfogged
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Marc Ambinder:
The Daily Bric-A-Brac: My Friends
The Smoking Gun:
“Keep The N*gger Out Of Office”  —  Cops: Man threatened voter officials over tardy registration card  —  Angered by a delay in the receipt of his voter registration card, a Louisiana man today threatened to shoot election officials, claiming that he urgently needed to cast a ballot to …
Kara Kenney / WBBH-TV:
Feds investigating sheriff after ‘Hussein’ remark  —  LEE COUNTY: Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott may have more to worry about than just the court of public opinion.  Federal investigators are now looking into whether Scott broke the law by campaigning for John McCain.
Discussion: folo
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Washington Wire:
Obama's Name Again Is Used in Attack
Discussion: Swampland
Esnead / The Dish Rag:
How did Newsweek get Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle?  —  How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?  —  Simple.  It didn't.  —  Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.
New York Times:
A.I.G. to Get Additional $37.8 Billion  —  The Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday that it would provide up to $37.8 billion to the embattled insurer the American International Group to help it deal with a rapidly dwindling supply of cash.  —  The additional assistance is on top of $85 billion …
Discussion: American Everyman and Kevin Drum
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Tami Luhby / CNNMoney.com:
AIG hits up Fed for more money
Discussion: PoliGazette
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
John McCain's New Mortgage Plan Is Worse than I Had Imagined Possibly, Even Given What I Know About John McCain  —  Douglas Holtz-Eakin says, this morning: … What does this mean?  It means that John McCain wants to give $100 billion of taxpayers' money to America's worst-behaving mortgage financiers.
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Paul Krugman:   To do, not to do  —  Readers ask what I think should be done about the financial crisis.
Zack Exley / Firedoglake:
The New Organizers: Obama's Neighborhood Teams  —  Inside the Obama campaign, almost without anyone noticing, an insurgent generation of organizers has built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people's organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level.
Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Top Field Generals Dispatched To Florida  —  The Obama campaign's top two field generals have decamped to Florida, a sign of its confidence that the state, with 27 electoral votes, is tilting toward the Democratic candidate.  —  Steve Hildebrand, the deputy campaign manager …
Discussion: Facing South
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
Biden Takes on ‘Angry Man’ McCain  —  Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden sharply attacked the recent moves of Sen. John McCain's campaign in a speech today, casting the Arizona senator as “an angry man, lurching from one position to another.”
Discussion: TalkLeft
Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
MCCAIN'S ‘FELLOW PRISONERS’ ?  —  From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner  —  ALLENTOWN, Penn.  — After not attacking Obama in last night's debate as forcefully as his campaign had in previous days, McCain was back on the offensive today at a rally at Lehigh University with his running mate Sarah Palin.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
“Barack Obama's friend tried to kill my family.”  —  The McCain campaign has released a statement from John M. Murtaugh, who as a child had his house firebombed by the Weather Underground and who links the group's founder, William Ayers, to Barack Obama.  —  In one of the starkest attacks we've seen …
Rob / Say Anything:
More Voter Registration Shenanigans: Indianapolis Has 105% Of Its Population Registered To Vote  —  Does ACORN have an office in Indianapolis?  You know they do. … Across the nation voter registration irregularities are coming to light.  Many of these irregularities involving the former employer …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Alleging fraud, authorities raid voter group  —  ACORN's canvassers filled out forms with fake names, addresses, officials say  —  State authorities on Tuesday raided an organization that registers low-income people to vote, alleging that its canvassers falsified forms with bogus names, fake addresses or famous personalities.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain changes homeowner plan  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an overnight change in the homeowner bailout he proposed at Tuesday's presidential debate, making it more generous to financial institutions and more costly for taxpayers.  —  McCain's staff says it was always meant that way.
 
 
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Taking Hard New Look at a Greenspan Legacy
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Prayers for Dean Barnett
Ali / Think Progress:
Perino Confirms White House Won't Extend Jobless Benefits …
Discussion: White House
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
McCain's Depression stat just a tad high
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
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Obama: McCain Scoring ‘Cheap Political Points’
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James Erik Abels / Forbes:
Times To Shutter IHT Site
Ross Douthat:
The Limits of McCainism  —  Patrick Ruffini on the debate:
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Wockner:
Polls flip: Gays now losing marriage in Calif.
Kate Sheppard / Gristmill:
One swing voter, swung
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