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3:10 AM ET, August 31, 2008

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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin booed for mentioning Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) - This might not be the best way to reach out to those disillusioned Hillary Clinton supporters.  —  In just her second appearance on the campaign trail with John McCain, newly-minted GOP running mate Sarah Palin …
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Editor and Publisher:
Surprise?  First Two National Polls Find Palin Gains LESS Support from Women  —  NEW YORK The first national polls on John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin yesterday came out today from Rasmussen and Gallup — and contrary to what the GOP probably hoped, she scored less well with women than men.
Zogby:
Zogby Poll: Equilibrium in the POTUS Race!  —  Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems' convention bounce  —  UTICA, New York - Republican John McCain's surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MANIFESTLY UNSERIOUS.... At this point, I realize I'm belaboring the point.  “Sarah Palin is an awful choice for a running mate,” I can hear you saying, “We get it.”  —  But I can't help but think the magnitude of this mistake has not yet sunk in among political observers.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick  —  Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.  —  The money bounce may owe to Palin's appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately …
Little Green Footballs:
Obama Campaign Behind Anti-Palin Smear Site?  —  Suddenly appearing among the Google search results for “sarah palin gay,” a web site titled: Sarah Palin Supports Gay Rights. … Interesting.  There's nothing else on the page.  This sure looks like the work of the dastardly right-wing anti-gay attack machine, doesn't it?
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Voters uncertain on Palin  —  ST. PAUL — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin faces a getting-to-know-you process as the Republican vice presidential candidate, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds: Most Americans say they've never heard of her.  —  There is also wide uncertainty about whether she's qualified to be president.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media obsession: 5 questions for Palin
Discussion: Reuters and Associated Press
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Obama vs. his staff
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Continues to Lead 49% to 41%
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:   Palin Appeals to Pa. Voters
New York Times:   Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
The Politico:
Scholars question Palin credentials
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Absentee / www.redstate.com:
Fowler Fouls: Hurricane is God's Favor to Democrats  —  Plus, it's totally funny!  —  On a plane from Denver to Charlotte following the Democrats' convention, I found myself seated behind former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina.
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The Politico:
Storm scrambles GOP convention  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — President Bush is unlikely to make it to the Republican National Convention, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) may deliver his acceptance speech via satellite because of the historically huge hurricane threatening New Orleans, top officials said.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain: I may postpone convention  —  John McCain said the Republican National Convention may be postponed as federal officials said Hurricane Gustav was gathering to a devastating Category 5 as it headed toward star-crossed New Orleans.  —  “It just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion …
Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Michael Moore: Hurricane Coming During GOP Convention ‘Proof There Is a God in Heaven’  —  Controversial filmmaker admits he's delighted to see a natural disaster potentially interfere with the Republican event.  —  Business & Media Institute  —  Sometime you really have wonder at what cost …
Yahoo! News:
Obama on Gustav: Preparation ‘appears to be good’
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
New Orleans Empties as Gustav Closes In
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Palin Made an Impression From the Start  —  Fellow Maverick Survived McCain's Thorough Vetting Process, Aides Say  —  Their first encounter was last February at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.  Sarah Palin was one of several governors who met privately with Sen. John McCain …
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Press Association:
Advisers Say Conservative Ire Pushed McCain Away From Picking Lieberman
Discussion: TalkLeft and BlueOregon
Julia Hoppock / Political Radar:
Cindy McCain tells Stephanopoulos that Obama Offended Her  —  ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports: Democrats' attacks on her family's wealth are unfair and offensive, Cindy McCain said today in an interview airing tomorrow on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
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Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain acknowledges ‘head wind’
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis  —  [updated below (with video) - Update II - Update III]  —  Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard Blog:
Kristol: Gingrich on the Power of Authenticity  —  Newt Gingrich e-mailed me the following, which he gave me permission to share with the wider world:
Tom Harper / Daily Mail:
Revealed: Saudi women preaching hate in the British mosque that promised to clean up its act 18 months ago  —  Hardline female ‘preachers of hate’ are radicalising Muslim women at one of Britain's top mosques.  —  The Saudi Arabian preachers were secretly filmed ordering women to murder gays and ex-Muslims.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
 
 
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Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Executive Experience  —  On the McCain Report, Michael Goldfarb writes …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
TRUE GRIT, I HOPE, PART 2
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Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
Obama Amid the Pillars Of an Ancient Culture
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times:
Agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Iraq said to be in peril …
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Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
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Associated Press:
Hurricane Gustav News and Storm Tracking
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
My Interview With John Legend
Mad Kane's Political Madness:
Sarah Who???  —  Sarah Palin For Veep?  I knew John McCain …
Jeff Emanuel / www.redstate.com:
Tale of the Tape: Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Troop ‘Surge’ Took Place Amid Doubt and Debate
Discussion: Commentary