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11:35 AM 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 …
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.
Discussion: The Shotgun and Donklephant
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Randyj / TIME.com:
Who Is Sarah Palin?  —  McCain's reported veep choice a total newcomer to national life.  —Anchorage Daily News on her rebel status.  —The Associated Press on how she balances her personal and professional lives.  —The Atlantic has bio details.  —Official bio.
Discussion: Spin Cycle and PoliGazette
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Wiki Breaks It?  —  On Friday, August 29, Fox & Friends reported that Palin's family departed hastily from Anchorage, Alaska aboard a Gulfstream jet that landed near Dayton, Ohio, site of McCain's planned vice presidential announcement.  They cited the website Change&Experience.com …
MSNBC:
McCain picks Palin as running mate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware, McCain Edition
CNN:   McCain picks Alaska Gov. Palin as running mate
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain V.P.: Who Can It Be Now?
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:   Palin?  —  A reader sent in the above charter flight track …
MSNBC:
NBC: Pawlenty, Romney VP chances dim
Discussion: MyDD and TPM Election Central
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.
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Oprah so moved by Obama speech she cries her eyelashes off
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
THE AUDACITY OF THE ANTI-McCAIN STRATEGY
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Kevin Drum
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  —  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.”
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 and PoliBlog (TM)
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 …
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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