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3:50 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:
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, Philly.com and JustOneMinute
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Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
MCCAIN'S ‘FELLOW PRISONERS’ ?
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Washington Wire:
McCain Addresses ‘My Fellow Prisoners’
Discussion: TalkLeft
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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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Todd Palin: Contacts with wife's staff were proper
Discussion: Emptywheel
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?
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Black Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin's Rhetoric  —  ‘Racism Is Alive, Well’ Says Democrat Ed Towns; Greg Meeks: ‘Racial’  —  Barack Obama.  —  As the McCain campaign ratchets up the intensity of its attacks on Barack Obama, some black elected officials are calling the tactics desperate, unseemly and racist.
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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.
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 …
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
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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.
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
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
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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Prayers for Dean Barnett  —  So often in this business, we become friends with people whom we've never met face to face.  That's certainly true of Dean Barnett of the Weekly Standard.  I've long admired his writing, and Dean has always been kind enough to request me as a guest whenever he guest hosts for Hugh Hewitt.
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 …
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.
Discussion: The RBC and techPresident
Ali / Think Progress:
Perino Confirms White House Won't Extend Jobless Benefits, Says People Should Just Find A Job  —  During today's press briefing, White House press secretary Dana Perino suggested the Bush administration would oppose any effort to extend jobless benefits — a stance the White House has taken before.
Discussion: White House
 
 
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Taking Hard New Look at a Greenspan Legacy
New York Times:
A.I.G. to Get Additional $37.8 Billion
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
McCain's Depression stat just a tad high
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Is the Palin E-Mail Hack Indictment Legally Flawed?:  Here's the indictment.
Discussion: techPresident
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
The views expressed here do not represent Appalachia...
Discussion: The Daily Dish
 Earlier Items: 
ABCNEWS:
Obama: McCain Scoring ‘Cheap Political Points’
Discussion: Political Radar and Hot Air
Kara Kenney / WBBH-TV:
Feds investigating sheriff after ‘Hussein’ remark
Discussion: folo
Richard A. Epstein / Forbes:
Robert Nozick Vs. The U.S. Congress
James Erik Abels / Forbes:
Times To Shutter IHT Site
Ross Douthat:
The Limits of McCainism  —  Patrick Ruffini on the debate:
Discussion: The Next Right
Kate Sheppard / Gristmill:
One swing voter, swung