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12:15 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 …
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.
Fox News:
Alaska Gov. Palin to be Named as McCain Running Mate  —  DAYTON, Ohio — John McCain will introduce Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate at an event here at noon Friday, senior campaign sources confirmed to FOX News.  —  Palin emerged earlier in the day as the hot name …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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
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.
Randyj / TIME.com:
Who Is Sarah Palin?  —  McCain's veep choice a total newcomer to national life.  —Bios from the Associated Press, the LA Times and the state of Alaska.  —Palin in June: “Senator McCain is wrong” about drilling in ANWR.  Read transcript.  —Anchorage Daily News on her rebel status.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McCain Picks Palin  —  DENVER — John McCain has selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, according to the McCain campaign, a surprise pick sure to shake up the race and reinforce the idea of the Arizona senator as a reformer.
Discussion: Corrente, Big Brass Blog and Truthdig
Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune:
Source: Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for vice president
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:   Wiki Breaks It?  —  On Friday, August 29, Fox & Friends reported …
Washington Post:
McCain Chooses Ala. Governor Palin as Running Mate
Discussion: Wake up America and Althouse
John McCain 2008:
John McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware, McCain Edition
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
A MESSAGE FROM MIKE HUCKABEE
Liz Sidoti / Time:
McCain's Surprise Pick: Sarah Palin
Discussion: Swampland
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain V.P.: Who Can It Be Now?
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
New York Times:
Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech  —  The following is the text, as prepared for delivery, of Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as provided by the Obama campaign.  —  To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation;
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David Brooks / New York Times:
A Speech to the Delegates
Bob Burnett / The Huffington Post:   Obama Takes Off the Gloves
Megan McArdle:
Barack Obama: please end our dependence on cheap platitudes about foreign oil
Discussion: Ross Douthat
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Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
THE AUDACITY OF THE ANTI-McCAIN STRATEGY
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Kevin Drum
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Analysis: Obama spares details, keeps up attacks
Washington Post:
GOP Considers Delaying Convention  —  Tropical Storm Gustav Is Forecast to Hit U.S. Next Week as Hurricane  —  Republican officials said yesterday that they are considering delaying the start of the GOP convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of Tropical Storm Gustav …
 
 
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
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Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
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Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Quick Pointlets About the Obama Speech
Robert Gordon / The New Republic:
Impossible to Pigeonhole  —  Barack Obama's speech tonight …
Wall Street Journal:
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Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Media Cheers Obama Speech