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8:50 PM ET, October 10, 2008

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Ana Marie Cox / Swampland:
McCain Denounces Pitchfork-Wavers  —  Here in Lakeville, the traveling press was pretty sure we'd see more of the kind of vicious anti-Obama attitude that's becoming a hallmark of McCain rallies of late.  —  As the town hall started, McCain was off with more pep than usual.
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
TRYING TO SNUFF OUT THE FLAME  —  At a rally late today in Minnesota, John McCain addressed the heated comments, including calls to violence, coming from some supporters at his rallies this week: … Here's the (updated longer version) video of a portion of McCain's remarks:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain calls Obama ‘decent person,’ is booed  —  McCain sort of can't win here.  —  Parnes reports from Minnesota: … If it's not the Times editorial board jeering him, it's his own crowd.  —  ALSO: Whoa:
Krooney / TIME.com:
STOP THE PRESSES  —  After days of watching in silence, McCain calms the crowd at a Minnesota town meeting. … Tells one supporter who says he's scared of an Obama presidency: “I have to tell you, he is a decent person, a person that you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States.”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain asks crowd to be ‘respectful’ of Obama
Discussion: Donklephant
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin schedules bus tour of West Virginia  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio (CNN) — In what may be another signal that the troubled economy is forcing John McCain's campaign to play electoral map defense, Sarah Palin has scheduled a bus tour for Sunday through West Virginia, a state that's been leaning red throughout this presidential race.
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Frank Schaeffer / Baltimore Sun:
McCain's attacks fuel dangerous hatred
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   No Sleep 'Till West Virginia
CNN:
Rage rising on the McCain campaign trail
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Today's Polls, 10/10  —  With 25 days to go until the election …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Christopher Buckley / The Daily Beast:
Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama  —  Welcome to The Daily Beast: A Q&A with Tina Brown  —  The son of William F. Buckley has decided—shock!—to vote for a Democrat.  —  Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon.
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Pat Shellenbarger / MLive.com:
Former governor Milliken backs away from McCain  —  GRAND RAPIDS — He endorsed John McCain in the presidential primary, but now former Republican Gov. William Milliken is expressing doubts about his party's nominee.  —  “He is not the McCain I endorsed,” said Milliken, reached at his Traverse City home Thursday.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE GIST OF THE ACORN STORY  —  The Republican party is grasping on to the ACORN story as a way to delegitimize what now looks like the probable outcome of the November election.  It is also a way to stoke the paranoia of their base, lay the groundwork for legal challenges of close outcomes …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Davis: McCain blew up bailout  —  On that Acorn call, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis also credited McCain with “blowing ... up” the first bailout package when he suspended his campaign to come to Washington, something McCain's campaign had heatedly denied at the time.
Carrie Dann / MSNBC:   MCCAIN CAMP NOT ‘A CNBC NEWS SHOW’
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MCCAIN ‘BLEW UP’ THE BAILOUT PACKAGE?.... It's hard to imagine …
Marc Ambinder:   D's Nuts: ACORN's Legal Troubles And GOP Partisanship
Bob Gardinier / Albany Times Union:
Barack ‘Osama’ on Rensselaer County ballots  —  TROY — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled “Osama” on hundreds of absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters in Rensselaer County.  —  The misspelling, which elections officials on both sides of the aisle insist …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Michelle Malkin:   Oops: “Barack Osama” on the ballot
Steven Weber / The Huffington Post:
Prop 8=Prop Hate  —  To the children of same-sex parents: You Are Bad.  —  Doesn't matter if you are happy, well-adjusted, well cared-for, educated or secure.  Doesn't matter if your parents are hard working, tax paying, law abiding or nice.  —  Children brought up in loving …
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TPM Election Central:
Fox Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Say Ayers Makes No Difference To Their Vote  —  These numbers, buried in the internals of a new Fox News poll out today, are the first time a national poll has tried to gauge the impact of Barack Obama's association with William Ayers.  And the numbers are pretty bad for McCain:
Discussion: MyDD and Comments from Left Field
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William C. Ibershof / New York Times:
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:   Political Punch Exclusive: New Obama Ad Hits Back on McCain Attack Ad …
Waxy.org:
Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey  —  Like the rest of the world, I've been completely obsessed with the presidential election and nonstop news coverage.  My drug of choice?  Gabe Rivera's Memeorandum, the political sister site of Techmeme …
Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Troopergate hearing (Updated: 12-0 vote to release the report)  —  4:11 p.m.The Legislative Council just voted 12-0 to release the report, except for certain parts they consider confidential.  —  The reporters were to be available immediately, but no one seems to know where to get them here at the Legislative offices.
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CNN:
Alaska lawmakers review Palin trooper report
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Paul Krugman:
Not about the financial crisis  —  The crisis isn't the only scary thing going on.  Something very ugly is taking shape on the political scene: as McCain's chances fade, the crowds at his rallies are, by all accounts, increasingly gripped by insane rage.  It's not just a mob phenomenon …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Defending the crowds  —  McCain spokesman Brian Rogers pushes back against the storyline of rabid McCain crowds and Obama's criticism:
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Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
McCain's Risky Turn  —  There is a scene early in “Dead Certain,” Robert Draper's book about President Bush, when the Bush campaign, reeling from its loss to John McCain in New Hampshire in the 2000 primary, is plotting its moves for a do-or-die struggle in South Carolina.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Post:
GOLLY, PALIN TO PLAY HERSELF ON ‘SNL’  —  SOCCER moms and Joe Sixpacks, listen up.  Get your beer, mooseburgers and caribou dips ready.  Sarah Palin is doing “Saturday Night Live.”  Not Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin doing “Saturday Night Live.”  But the Sarah Herself.  She has already OK'd it.
Albert Bozzo / CNBC.com:
Radical Measures May Be In The Wings  —  As the financial crisis threatens to spiral out of control, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is prepared to take extraordinary steps through the extensive authority granted to him under emergency rescue legislation.  —  With the legislation's main mechanism …
 
 
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Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
Question: Does Barack Obama Have Any Friends Who AREN'T Communists?
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Andy Barr / Yahoo! News:
Candidates pressured to change debate
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Associated Press:
Judge orders state to preserve Palin's e-mails
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Biden defends Obama against association hit
Discussion: TIME.com
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
As McCain Goes Negative, a GOP Senator Makes a Positive Turn
Discussion: The New Republic
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOW LOW CAN HE GO, TAKE #9  —  With John McCain descending …
Discussion: Think Progress
Michael Pollan / New York Times:
Farmer in Chief  —  It may surprise you to learn that among …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Gristmill
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 51%, McCain 41%
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Dangerous Panic On The Far Right
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