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12:50 PM ET, August 29, 2008

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John Harwood / CNBC.com:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Is McCain's VP Pick: Source  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled “hockey mom” who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President, CNBC has learned.  —  According to a Republican strategist …
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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
McCain VP Contender Palin in Alaska, Not Ohio  —  ABC News' Kate McCarthy Reports: As vice presidential speculation swirls, Gov. Sarah Palin is watching the fireworks from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.  —  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is in Dayton, Ohio, awaiting a high noon event at which the campaign …
Fox News:
McCain Names Alaska Gov. Palin as Running Mate  —  DAYTON, Ohio — John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate at a noon rally here Friday.  —  “My friends and fellow Americans, I am very pleased and very privileged to introduce to you …
CNN:
McCain picks Alaska Gov. Palin as running mate  —  (CNN) — Sen. John McCain has picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a senior McCain campaign official told CNN on Friday.  —  Palin, 44, who's in her first term as governor, is a pioneering figure in Alaska …
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
John McCain picks Alaska Gov: Source  —  A Republican source confirms that John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.  Campaign officials, however, remain mum this morning.  —  McCain is expected to announce his choice at a rally in Dayton later.
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain picks Alaska gov as running mate.  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on Friday in a startling selection on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Palin?!  —  As something of a Palin booster, I'm having some flop sweats at the idea it's actually happening.  You've heard all the usual pros and cons, here are a few added thoughts off the top of my head.  —  The way she talks.  She has something of a native Alaskan's accent/speaking style.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
McCain-Palin?  —  Few have been more critical of Sen. McCain than I, both here and on my radio show.  And I have long said on my radio show that his selection of a running-mate will be key in determining my enthusiasm for his candidacy.  If McCain has, in fact, chosen Gov. Palin, then count me in with both feet.
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
The New Republic:
I'll See Your Biden and Raise You a Palin  —  Yesterday I argued that picking a woman for veep would help re-establish McCain's reputation as a maverick.  If the pick is indeed Sarah Palin you are going to have a lot of women voters wondering why Senator Obama didn't tap Senator Clinton as his running mate.
MSNBC:
McCain picks Palin as running mate  —  Alaska governor to be first female Republican VP nominee  —  Sarah Palin, mother of five, is Alaska's first female governor and the first woman to run on a Republican presidential ticket.  —  Live video  —  McCain announces VP choice
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
BREAKING: Pawlenty won't be in Dayton today, says “was honored to be considered”  —  Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this morning that he will he not be in Dayton, Ohio, today and strongly suggested that he won't be John McCain's running mate.  —  “I'm going to be at the [Minnesota] state fair,” Pawlenty said on WCCO just minutes ago.
New York Times:
McCain Chooses Palin as Running Mate  —  DAYTON, Ohio — In a surprise move, Senator John McCain chose Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate on Friday, shaking up the political world at a time when his campaign has been trying to attract women, especially disaffected supporters …
Discussion: The Caucus and Philly.com
Marc Ambinder:
Romney Expected To Appear In Dayton Tomorrow  —  So — two senior McCain campaign officials confirm that John McCain will appear with his vice presidential pick in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow at noon ET.  —  And Gov. Mitt Romney expects to be in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow, having been asked …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin dissed veep job  —  If Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin got the job as running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), count her as one of the most surprised.  —  In an interview just a month ago, she dissed the job, saying it didn't seem “productive.”  —  In fact, she said she doesn't know what the vice president does.
Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune:
Source: Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for vice president
Discussion: CBS News and TownHall Blog
National Journal Convention Coverage:
Gov. Sarah Palin (R)
Discussion: MSNBC
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McCain Picks Palin
Discussion: Corrente and Big Brass Blog
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:   Wiki Breaks It?  —  On Friday, August 29, Fox & Friends reported …
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
A MESSAGE FROM MIKE HUCKABEE
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Washington Post:
McCain Chooses Ala. Governor Palin as Running Mate
Discussion: Althouse and Wake up America
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware, McCain Edition
John McCain 2008:
John McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Liz Sidoti / Time:
McCain's Surprise Pick: Sarah Palin
Discussion: Swampland
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P.
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain V.P.: Who Can It Be Now?
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
MSNBC Host Rips AP Reporter's Analysis of Obama Speech  —  NEW YORK In an unusually heated attack on a veteran political reporter by a cable news host, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann laced into the Associated Press's Charles Babington an hour after Barack Obama had concluded his speech in Denver on Thursday night.
David Brooks / New York Times:
A Speech to the Delegates  —  My fellow Americans, it is an honor to address the Democratic National Convention at this defining moment in history.  We stand at a crossroads at a pivot point, near a fork in the road on the edge of a precipice in the midst of the most consequential election since last year's “American Idol.”
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New York Times:
Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Gets Serious  —  The famous Greek amphitheatre didn't look all Alexander the Great if you were there.  It looked instead like the big front display window at Macy's during Presidents Day Sales Weekend.  You expected to see “Sofas 40% off!” in a running line on the bottom of the screen.
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Not the Obama We Know  —  Everyone knew that Barack Obama can give …
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Oprah so moved by Obama speech she cries her eyelashes off
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
THE AUDACITY OF THE ANTI-McCAIN STRATEGY
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Quick Pointlets About the Obama Speech
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Hope We Confess  —  It was a deeply substantive speech …
Washington Post:
GOP Considers Delaying Convention