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3:10 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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Daily Dish
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Emphasizing Frugal Tastes, Palin Addresses Clothing Issue
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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
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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: American Power and 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
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%!
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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
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.
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.”
Discussion: Angry Bear
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
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 and Buck Naked Politics
Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
Bias Unmasked  —  Ben Smith answers my post, “A Party Without Members?” by conceding that my analysis of the facts regarding Obama's New Party ties is essentially correct.  Unable to dispute my account of the facts, Smith takes guilt by association one step further.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire, Tim Blair and 24Ahead
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Choosing Corsi  —  Stanley Kurtz takes my short item last night …
Discussion: The Jed Report, TBogg and The Corner
 
 
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
McCain's Warning About Voter Fraud Stokes a Fiery Campaign Even Further
Washington Post:
Poll Gives Obama 8-Point Va. Lead
CBS News:
The Bet That Blew Up Wall Street
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
The Party of Yesterday  —  Two years ago, a list of the nation's …
Discussion: Cogitamus and Commentary
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Long by Obama's Side, an Adviser Fills a Role That Exceeds His Title
Discussion: The E&P Pub
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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Judge dismisses juror in Stevens case
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and TalkLeft