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7:15 AM ET, October 27, 2008

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CNN:
Palin and Hasselbeck blast ‘ridiculous’ wardrobe story  —  TAMPA, Florida (CNN) - Ensuring that news of the Republican National Committee's sartorial spending spree will remain in the headlines for at least one more news cycle, Sarah Palin on Sunday sounded off on the $150,000 wardrobe …
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Michelle Malkin:
Obama in 2001: How to bring about “redistributive change”  —  The blogosphere is buzzing about this video posted on YouTube Sunday night.  It's Barack Obama musing about how best to redistribute wealth in America in a Chicago Public Radio interview in 2001.  —  Not whether, but how: Through the courts or through legislation?
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Jay / Stop The ACLU:
(Audio) Obama the Marxist  —  Update II: For those in the comments saying only Republicans care about redistrubtion of wealth, and that the poor folks who will vote for Obama want it and we are only helping Obama by exposing him as a marxist....Americans Oppose Redistributing Wealth 84% To 13%!
Redalert / www.redstate.com:
Stunning results in early voting in California.  Smile redstaters  —  California has begun early voting already as well as mail-in balloting.  The number of people who have gone in to vote in person has been extensive.  The results so far prove what we had always suspected.
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Jennifer Oldham / Los Angeles Times:
Popularity of mail-in voting surges in California, elsewhere
Discussion: Daily Kos
Looking at the Left:
Festival of Obama, October 26, 2008  —  Nine days before the 2008 Presidential election, the Obama campaign held a rally in Denver, a “blue” city in the important swing state of Colorado.  Behind me, looking east towards the State Capitol, there were tens of thousands of people.
Discussion: American Power
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Widening Gyre  —  Economic data rarely inspire poetic thoughts.  But as I was contemplating the latest set of numbers, I realized that I had William Butler Yeats running through my head: “Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.”
Albert Aji / Associated Press:
US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria … DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as “serious aggression.”
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Former GOP senator, vet backs Obama  —  Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.), who was the first Vietnam veteran to serve in the United States Senate, is the latest Republican to back Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Politico learned Sunday.  —  Pressler, who said that in addition …
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Ross Douthat:
Rush Limbaugh Explains It all
Discussion: race42008.com and Eunomia
Lowell / Raising Kaine:
Wolf Campaign Assaults Feder Staffers While Wolf Stands By and Does Nothing  —  Well, folks, it looks like we've got another one of those moments in Virginia politics when we scratch our heads and ask, “What is wrong with these people?”  —  Here's a the short version of what happened …
Discussion: Open Left, DownWithTyranny! and The RBC
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Republicans Assault Democratic Tracker While Rep. Wolf Does Nothing
Discussion: MyDD
John / Power Line:
BARBARIANS AT THE GATES—OF THE WHITE HOUSE  —  I don't think there is any precedent in our history for the shameful manner in which the Left has treated Sarah Palin.  Left-winger Andrew Sullivan gleefully posted a particularly disgusting example of the phenomenon today; it's a YouTube video titled “Red, White and MILF.”
Discussion: American Power and TigerHawk
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Red, White And MILF
Discussion: The Heretik and Ed Driscoll.com
Washington Post:
Poll Gives Obama 8-Point Va. Lead  —  Barack Obama has opened up an eight-point lead over Republican John McCain in Virginia, and the Democrat is entering the final week of the campaign with several core advantages when it comes to turning out his supporters, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Discussion: Raising Kaine
William Kristol / New York Times:
Remember the Marne  —  “My center is giving way.  My right is in retreat.  Situation excellent.  I attack!”  —  That's the message supposedly sent by General Ferdinand Foch of France to his commanding general, Joseph Joffre, during the crucial First Battle of the Marne in September 1914.
New York Times:
As China Goes, So Goes ...  As the world tips into recession, China's economic decisions could affect how other countries fare in the downturn.  —  Over the last 30 years, China has hitched its economy to the industrial world, exporting cheap goods to the United States and other developed nations …
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Pollster.com:
Articles and Analysis  —  Zimmeran & Associates and Marketing Intelligence  —  10/16-19/08, 408 likely voters, MoE +/- 4.9 … October 21, 2008 For Immediate Release  —  Presidential Race Narrows in Arizona  —  A new survey of Arizona likely voters suggests …
Discussion: Wonkette, MyDD and Washington Monthly
Dschabner / Political Punch:
Obama Shuns Press Conferences, Sits With 'EXTRA!'s' Mario Lopez  —  On Oct. 24, 2007, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said that as president he would hold regular press conferences and “not just call on my four favorite reporters.”  —  But the Democratic presidential nominee hasn't held …
Lawrence Schumacher / St. Cloud Times:
Bachmann's pardon request reversed  —  U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wrote a letter last year recommending a federal pardon for a major campaign contributor who was once convicted of felony money laundering, firearm and drug charges on the basis he had reformed.
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
More phony soldier stuff  —  This morning, as I began reading the Washington Times, my eyes were assaulted by this image;  —  This is an Obama supporter going into an Obama rally in Fayetteville, NC over this caption; … I get real suspicious of veterans who wear all of their medals when they're not in uniform.
Nazila Fathi / New York Times:
Officials Counter Ahmadinejad Health Rumors  —  TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is suffering from exhaustion because of the strain of his job, the official news agency IRNA reported Sunday in an unusual disclosure about the health of the country's top elected leader.
Discussion: Right Pundits and The Daily Dish
 
 
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Jo Mannies / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Barack Obama, John McCain locked in a virtual tie in Missouri
Discussion: MSNBC and Donklephant
Richard N. Haass / Newsweek:
The World That Awaits  —  From the magazine issue dated Nov 3, 2008
Discussion: Commentary
Des Moines Register:
Register editorial board endorses Obama for President
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
McCain's Warning About Voter Fraud Stokes a Fiery Campaign Even Further
CBS News:
The Bet That Blew Up Wall Street
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Long by Obama's Side, an Adviser Fills a Role That Exceeds His Title
Discussion: The E&P Pub
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Judge dismisses juror in Stevens case
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and TalkLeft