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9:40 AM ET, October 19, 2008

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Zombie / zomblog:
Barack Obama's review of William Ayers' book  —  On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers' book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press.  Here's a photo of how the review appeared in the Chicago Tribune:
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Gateway Pundit:
Obama & Ayers Shared Chicago Office For Years On the Same Floor... And Maoist Hardliner Mike Klonsky Worked There Too  —  More Hope and Change...  BARACK OBAMA LIED ABOUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH BILL AYERS  —  Barak Obama told George Stephanopoulos during the ABC democratic primary debate in April that …
See-Dubya / Michelle Malkin:
Oh, these are the people in your neighborhood...  Ex-guest blogger See-dubya here:  —  Hey, I'm a retired blogger now, and the best thing about retirement is that, rather than keeping up with the news, I get the chance to just settle back and read books now and then.
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Obama Raised Record $150 Million in September  —  The Obama campaign announced this morning that it had raised a record $150 million last month, and had added 632,000 new donors to its total.  —  The amount raised shattered the campaign's record from August.
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CNN:
Obama raises record $150 million in September  —  DUNN, North Carolina (CNN) — Barack Obama's campaign announced Sunday the Democratic presidential candidate raised $150 million in donations in September, setting a new high water mark in campaign fundraising.
Discussion: The Washington Note
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama raises stunning $150 million in September  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised more than $150 million in September, a stunning and unprecedented eruption of political giving that has given him a wide spending advantage over rival John McCain.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
On ‘SNL,’ Fey as Palin, and Palin as Palin  —  Anyone tuning in to “Saturday Night Live” hoping to see side-by-side versions of Gov. Sarah Palin — the real thing and the Tina Fey version — would have been disappointed.  —  But Ms. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin On SNL With Tina Fey, Weekend Update's Alaska Rap, Baldwin And Wahlberg (VIDEO)  —  Read More: Palin Alaska Rap, Palin SNL Rap, Palin Weekend Update, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Alec Baldwin On Snl, Sarah Palin Mark Wahlberg Snl, Sarah Palin On Snl, Sarah Palin Saturday Ngiht Live Video …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: ‘Hotter in person’ (Baldwin)
John / Power Line:
SARAH DOES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and American Power
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Why I Blog  —  THE WORD blog is a conflation of two words: Web and log.  It contains in its four letters a concise and accurate self-description: it is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the World Wide Web.  In the monosyllabic vernacular of the Internet, Web log soon became the word blog.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Houston Chronicle:
The Chronicle endorses Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president of the United States  —  Rarely in our country's history has the electorate gone to the polls to choose a new president in such challenging times with more at stake for the nation.
Discussion: Off the Kuff
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Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Three Trends and a Train Wreck  —  HOW did the world's financial system get into such a mess?  It's tempting to blame specific politicians, decisions and laws (or the lack thereof), and leave it at that.  —  While it's certainly true that a great number of serious, identifiable mistakes have been made …
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Here They Come  —  Democrats gone wild.  —  It's time to face facts.  In-your-face liberalism is about to make a comeback.  And this time it will be on steroids.  —  Next year the Democrats will control both houses of Congress, most likely with comfortable, perhaps filibuster-proof majorities.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
The Huffington Post:
Obama Launches Own ‘Joe The Plumber’ Robocall  —  Barack Obama's campaign is trotting out its own “Joe the Plumber” to counteract efforts by John McCain to make inroads on the white working class vote.  —  A reader in Colorado sends over word that the state Democratic Party and the Obama camp …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
What's So Awful About “Spreading the Wealth”?  —  It is hard to imagine we've heard the last of Barack Obama's interactions with William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  But lately John McCain seems much more interested in talking about another Obama encounter.  It's the now infamous conversation …
New York Times:
Day's Campaigning Shows an Inverted Political Plane  —  ST. LOUIS — There was the feel of a political world turned upside down on Saturday as Senator John McCain found himself defending North Carolina and Virginia, while Senator Barack Obama was greeted by huge crowds in Missouri …
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Carrie Budoff Brown / Ben Smith's Blogs:
100,000 people  —  Barack Obama apparently attracted more people …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri
Greta Van Susteren / Fox News:
“You have not tried to find Barack Obama's drug dealer”  —  Gloves are off ....Big Time!!!  Look for blood on the floor!!  Mrs. McCain's lawyer fires off a letter to the New York Times!  See the letter to Keller of the New York Times below:  —  Note from me: I am told we have this letter independently - see below.
Marc Ambinder:
McCain's Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding  —  The McCain campaign has broken through a heretofore impenetrable barrier in quantum physics, experimentally proving the existence of unseen dimensions and, in the process, setting three of its surrogates on a pathway towards winning …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:   “Real” America Looks Different to Palin, Obama
 
 
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Stephen Majors / Cincinnati.com:
Deters subpoenas voter records
Discussion: Election Law
New York Times:
F.B.I. Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases
Discussion: The Agonist and TalkLeft
Elwyn Tinklenberg / Daily Kos:
(Update 4) Kossacks, Thank You and Michele Bachmann, $488,127.30 raised!
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
A tale of two networks  —  Carl Cameron and Ed Henry are both top-flight reporters.
Discussion: Commentary
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Detainee's Time Served Is Challenged
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Trouble With Character  —  David Brooks was very high on Barack Obama for a while.
 

 
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