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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain camp demands L.A. Times release video
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations  —  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.
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Bill Dyer / Townhall.com:
Obama campaign's deliberate invitation to pre-paid credit-card fraud is the sort of flesh-eating political bacteria that may doom any Obama presidency  —  Fully $100 million of the record-breaking $150 million that the Obama campaign collected in September alone came over the internet via credit card donations.
New York Times:
Win or Lose, Many See Palin as Future of Party  —  Whether the Republican presidential ticket wins or loses on Tuesday, a group of prominent conservatives are planning to meet the next day to discuss the way forward, and whatever the outcome, Gov. Sarah Palin will be high on the agenda.
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
The Sarah Party  —  SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — I've got news for the Christopher Buckleys of the world — if Sarah Palin is enough to make you decide you're not a Republican, you're not a Republican.  —  I saw the Republican Party today, standing in line to see Palin at Shippensburg University.
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Socialism Is Everywhere  —  In a stunning reversal, John McCain today endorsed the redistribution of wealth: … Did you catch that?  John McCain wants to take your money and “spread” it to various mortgage lenders.  Apparently, he thinks that he knows better than you do how your money should be spent.
Discussion: Simply Left Behind
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Africanpress / African Press International:
The Michelle Obama tapes to be aired any day/time from now: API and Fox News Network (USA) in a final agreement on the airing days/time.  —  A final agreement has been reached between African Press International (API) and Fox News Network (USA) on the dates to air the Michelle Obama tape arising …
Discussion: GINA COBB and JammieWearingFool
Eric Dash / New York Times:
Consumers Feel the Next Crisis: It's Credit Cards  —  First came the mortgage crisis.  Now comes the credit card crisis.  —  After years of flooding Americans with credit card offers and sky-high credit lines, lenders are sharply curtailing both, just as an eroding economy squeezes consumers.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Obama Infomercial, a Closing Argument to the Everyman  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama will use his prime-time half-hour infomercial on Wednesday night to make what is effectively a closing argument to a national audience of millions.  At times he will speak directly into the camera …
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Accuracy Of Polls a Question In Itself  —  Could the polls be wrong?  —  Sen. John McCain and his allies say that they are.  The country, they say, could be headed to a 2008 version of the famous 1948 upset election, with McCain in the role of Harry S. Truman and Sen. Barack Obama as Thomas E. Dewey …
Dan Perrin / www.redstate.com:
The Seven Reasons McCain-Palin Are a Lock to Win  —  Dan Perrin dared me to front this.  Gladly.  Dan, btw, is a Republican strategist, in addition to writing wonky books on health care.  — Erick.  —  There are seven serious, historic, demographic and other wise culturally compelling reasons Senator John …
Washington Wire:
In Memo, McCain's Top Pollster Sees Tighter Race  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports from battleground Pennsylvania on the presidential race.  —  John McCain's campaign has seen “significant” progress in internal polling in the last week, Republican pollster Bill McInturff said Tuesday …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain pollster: Black vote locked in in polls
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com and The Hill
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
‘A New Kind of Politics’?  Good Luck With That.  —  Barack Obama this week unveiled the closing argument of his presidential campaign.  It seemed more like a reminder of his unfinished business.  —  I'm not referring to Obama's specific plans.  Policy goodies such as health care and renewable energy …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Commentary
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
The man behind ‘fair and balanced’  —  Fox News anchor Brit Hume, reflecting on his 12 years at the cable news network, recalled that during its formative stages, a New York Times television writer said the news division of Rupert Murdch's network was like an “imaginary friend.”
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Betsy's Page
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
After 148 Years, a Democrat Returns to Harrisonburg  —  NORFOLK — Barack Obama is making such an aggressive play to win Virginia that it is easy to forget how unusual it is for a Democrat to be campaigning for president in the commonwealth at all..  —  But Obama himself put it in perspective during …
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Raising Kaine
The Columbus Dispatch:
Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches and other locations that aren't buildings as their addresses.  —  U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus …
Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
On the Road: Raleigh, North Carolina  —  “Who was the most miserable person in the Olympics this year?” asked former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk of the assembled hundreds at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens on Sunday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina.  “It's the guy who thought he had the race won …
Ben Bomberger / Galax Gazette Online:
Campaign workers attacked  —  Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an altercation led to five Republican campaign workers being sprayed with Mace at their headquarters in Galax.  —  Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said officers were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Right-Wing Group Distributing Hundreds Of Thousands Of DVDs Attacking Obama In Swing-State Newspapers  —  Citizens United, the conservative group headed by notorious Whitewater scandalmonger David Bossie, is distributing hundreds of thousands of DVDs attacking Barack Obama's associations …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Jules Crittenden:
Embarrassment  —  And the lack thereof.  Michael Malone at ABC beautifully, if tragically, with shame, reports on the “get-a-room” performance of the national media in this presidential election year and his own awakening: … Yeah, well here's my advice on that point, Mike.
Campbell Brown / CNN:
Commentary: Obama breaks promise on campaign finance  —  Editor's note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN's “Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays.  She delivered this commentary during the “Cutting through the Bull” segment of Tuesday night's broadcast.
Marc Ambinder:
The Polls — They Are... Tightening.  And Not Tightening.  —  So — here's what seems to be happening nationally.  —  Nationally, John McCain seems to be gaining an eensy bit of traction among Republican base voters and conservative leaning independents.  A dew drips worth of white men here, a few drips among rural voters.
Discussion: Reason
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
How John McCain ran against himself  —  Sen. John McCain declares his intention to run for president during a campaign kickoff rally in Nashua, N.H., Sept. 27, 1999.  —  Just over the horizon lies an alternate universe in which John McCain is locked in a tense nail-biter of a presidential race …
David Carr / New York Times:
Mourning Old Media's Decline  —  The news that Google settled two longstanding suits with book authors and publishers over its plans to digitize the world's great libraries suggests that some level of détente could be reached between old media and new.  —  If true, it can't come soon enough for the news business.
Discussion: Right Wing News
 
 
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