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12:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune:
Source: Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for vice president  —  Campaign officials refuse to confirm or deny report  —  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.
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 …
John McCain 2008:
John McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
A MESSAGE FROM MIKE HUCKABEE
Washington Post:
McCain Chooses Ala. Governor Palin as Running Mate
Discussion: Althouse and Wake up America
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware, McCain Edition
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
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
Megan McArdle:
Barack Obama: please end our dependence on cheap platitudes about foreign oil
Discussion: Ross Douthat
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.
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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Discussion: Ross Douthat and Marc Ambinder
Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Not the Obama We Know  —  Everyone knew that Barack Obama can give …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Oprah so moved by Obama speech she cries her eyelashes off
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Gets Serious
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
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