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3:07 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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The New Republic:
Sarah Palin, Going Rogue
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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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Little Green Footballs:
A Guillotine at the Obama Rally  —  Via El Marco, this is what was going on at Obama's festival today in Denver, Colorado.  —  160  —  sngnsgt ::  28 seconds ago
Amanda Scott / Barack Obama and Joe Biden:
Barack Rallies 100,000 in Denver, CO
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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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: TigerHawk
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Red, White And MILF  —  The new face of Republicanism:  —  How many Sarah Palins will be in Halloween parties this year?
Discussion: The Heretik and Ed Driscoll.com
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Halloween in Cedar Falls
Discussion: Harry's Place
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.
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 …
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Republicans Assault Democratic Tracker While Rep. Wolf Does Nothing
Discussion: MyDD
Bloomberg:
Obama Chants in Spanish With Denver Crowd of 100,000  —  Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, working to win over Latino voters in Colorado, chanted “si se puede,” or “yes we can,” in Spanish along with an outdoor crowd in Denver estimated at more than 100,000.
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Ross Douthat:
Rush Limbaugh Explains It all  —  This Rush Limbaugh monologue is a fascinating document, and should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand one of the most powerful conservative narratives emerging around the looming GOP debacle.  For Rush, there are only two kinds of people …
Discussion: race42008.com and Eunomia
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.
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%!
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's secret  —  Message resonates across race, religion  —  INDIANAPOLIS — Barack Obama's success in this campaign is a puzzle.  How is it that a youngish first-term senator with so many disadvantages—a slight résumé, a foreign-sounding name, an exotic background …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Goodbye To All That  —  Steve Chapman expresses the core reason for Obama's success:
Discussion: The Heretik
Financial Times:
Obama is the better choice  —  US presidential elections involve a fabulous expense of time, effort and money.  Doubtless it is all too much - but, by the end, nobody can complain that the candidates have been too little scrutinised.  We have learnt a lot about Barack Obama and John McCain during this campaign.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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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.
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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