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2:00 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.
Discussion: MOMocrats™
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.
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.
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?
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Continues to Lead 49% to 41%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama maintains an eight percentage point lead over John McCain when registered voters nationwide are asked whom they would vote for in the presidential election if it were held today, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking figures.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media obsession: 5 questions for Palin
Discussion: Reuters and Associated Press
Rasmussen Reports:
Palin Makes Good First Impression: Is Viewed More Favorably than Biden
Press Association:
Advisers Say Conservative Ire Pushed McCain Away From Picking Lieberman
Discussion: TalkLeft and BlueOregon
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
2 Top Alaska Newspapers Question Palin's Fitness
Discussion: MOMocrats™
New York Times:   Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:   Palin Appeals to Pa. Voters
The Politico:
Scholars question Palin credentials
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
John McCain & Sarah Palin on Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Philip Gourevitch / New Yorker:
PALIN ON OBAMA
Discussion: Hot Air, Commentary and ParaPundit
Michael Feldman / Washington Post:
washingtonpost.com > Opinions  —  The Post asked political experts …
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Angry Bear
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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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 …
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.
Discussion: Think Progress
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
GOP'S RNC 'CANE PLAN  —  REPUBLICANS MIGHT DELAY AND TRANSFORM CONVENTION … Last updated: 8:02 pm  —  John McCain and the GOP are considering scrapping political speeches and turning their Minnesota convention into a “service program” to help victims of Hurricane Gustav, The Post has learned.
Associated Press:
Hurricane Gustav News and Storm Tracking
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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Lindsay Beyerstein / Firedoglake:
Inside an RNC Raid
Paul Schmelzer / Minnesota Independent:
Crackdown begins: Food Not Bombs house among Saturday raids
Discussion: Campaign Silo
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’
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:
 
 
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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 …
 Earlier Items: 
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
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Sarah Palin's Judicial Appointments
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Worst Pick Ever?
Discussion: The Jed Report