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8:45 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives  —  The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process.  But evidence continues to suggest that the Arizona Republican made his VP choice with surprising haste.
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Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: Palin's good-looking  —  TOLEDO, Ohio (CNN) - Joe Biden says there are obvious differences between himself and fellow vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, but they're not just on policy.  She's good-looking.  —  “There's a gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack …
William Kristol / New York Times:
A Star Is Born?  —  Thursday night, after Barack Obama's well-orchestrated, well-conceived and well-delivered acceptance speech in Denver, Republicans were demoralized.  Twenty-four hours later, they were energized — even exuberant.  It's amazing what a bold vice-presidential pick who gives …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com
Times of London:
Sarah Palin hit by internet rumours over fifth child  —  Teams of Democratic operatives and investigative journalists descended on Alaska yesterday to delve into the private and public life of Sarah Palin, the new and little-known Republican vice-presidential nominee, as fresh questions arose …
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain talks Palin on Fox News Sunday  —  As Democrats slam his new runningmate as unprepared for the Oval Office, Sen. McCain defended Palin's experience and readiness during his interview with Fox News Sunday.  Referring to her as a “soulmate,” McCain argued that her executive experience makes …
Discussion: PrestoPundit
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Oh, That Joe! …
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and TownHall Blog
Sidney Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Why Palin? McCain v. Rove
Discussion: Firedoglake
Washington Wire:
Obama's First Shot at Palin Focuses on Equal Pay
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Borderline
Discussion: Daily Kos and The RBC
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
BECAUSE OF THE HYPOCRISY!  [NOW UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DASTARDLY HYPOCRISYNESS!]
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Stop prying into other people's vaginas, even if you happen to oppose them politically.  What is wrong with you people?"  —  The insane obsession with Sarah Palin's pregnancy rages on.  —  This will all go down in the annals of feminism, people.  So think before you write.  —  Andrew?  —  AND
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Things That Make You Go Hmmm  —  Questions for the McCain-Palin campaign: … It strikes me as likely that there are reasonable answers to these questions - more reasonable than the only one given so far - … and the rumors buzzing across the Internets and the press corps are unfounded and unseemly.
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Trig Paxson Van Palin  —  I meant to post this the other day (so please don't take it as a response to Rick—in fact it might constitute pleading guilty as charged!), but I got sidetracked.  I found the Palin event Friday incredibly moving.  Partly because of Trig.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
SADLY NUTS  —  When asked about criticisms of Sarah Palin's readiness to serve as president, McCain responded: “If they want to go down that route, in all candor, she has far, far more experience than Senator Obama does.”  —  Set aside the bravado.  Can McCain possibly believe that?
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama 49, McCain 48
Discussion: Gallup, Hot Air and American Power
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain chief hits Obama for playing politics as Gustav looms  —  John McCain's campaign manager today accused Barack Obama of practicing politics as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.  —  Rick Davis, in a brief interview following a pep talk he gave to convention volunteers in St. Paul …
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New York Times:
Party's Plans Are Unsettled; McCain Visits Gulf
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
GOP, citing Gustav, makes case for McCain
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Police raids enrage activists, alarm others  —  St. Paul police officers attempted to enter a house on Iglehart Ave.  Saturday.  Sara Coffey of the National Lawyers Guild was stopped outside the house, handcuffed and detained.  She helped police negotiate with those inside.
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Scott W. Johnson / National Review:
Welcome to the Twin Cities!
Discussion: Power Line and Atlas Shrugs
John Emerson / Seeing the Forest:   Police at Republican National Convention: links
CNN:
Dem apologizes for joking about hurricane  —  From CNN's Alexander Mooney and Alan Silverleib, Extra  —  (CNN) — Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler apologized Sunday for recently joking Hurricane Gustav's expected landfall on the same day as the opening …
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New York Times:
G.O.P. Rallies in Support of McCain, Poll Shows  —  ST. PAUL — Senator John McCain this week will officially claim the presidential nomination from a convention here that is united behind him, and confident of keeping the White House.  —  Just four years ago, at the Republican convention in New York …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics, TBogg and TalkLeft
The Times-Picayune / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
4 a.m. advisory: Gustav, still with 115 mph winds, now 65 miles from La. coast  —  Tropical Storm News, Warnings, Satellite and More  —  4 a.m. advisory: Gustav, still with 115 mph winds, now 65 miles from La. coast  —  Gustav's course and strength - top winds are still 115 mph …
Discussion: American Street
 
 
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Telegraph:
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New York Post:
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Lieberman 2006: I Will Help Obama “Reach to the Stars”
David Carr / New York Times:
In Denver, a Thousand Little Pieces
Washington Post:
With Palin On the Ticket, Evangelicals Are Energized
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Don Surber
 Earlier Items: 
Noemie Emery / Weekly Standard Blog:
What Gustav Does  —  (1) Gets Bush out of St. Paul …
Discussion: pandagon.net
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The National Security Defense
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Palin effect: crowd size
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Unsafe President  —  Joe Klein knows McCain:
Randyj / TIME.com:
Dead Heat  —  From CNN/Opinion Research Center:  —  Obama 49, McCain 48
Discussion: The Other McCain