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2:40 PM ET, September 1, 2008


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Steve Holland / Reuters:
To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL (Reuters) - The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors …
The Red Pen / Daily Kos:
Sarah Palin Baby Story Ender  —  Here it is:  —  OK, there is a visibly-pregnant Sarah Palin talking with a CBS 11 ( Juneau) reporter at the end of the Alaska legislative session.  She clearly appears to be pregnant.  —  Unless someone has counter evidence, we can drop this crap now.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin's unmarried daughter is pregnant  —  Besieged by blog rumors about her 17-year-old daughter, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — named Friday as running mate of John McCain — released a statement Monday saying her daughter is pregnant and plans to marry the father.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and JammieWearingFool
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
A picture refutes a thousand nutcase conspiracies  —  I'd like to share a picture of Governor Sarah Palin's lovely young family, a photo that some may have already seen in connection to a despicable Internet smear against the Palins.  Here we have Sarah and Todd with their daughters Piper, Willow, and Bristol.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
McCain's Pick May Foster Bigger Campaign Role for Clinton  —  ST. PAUL — Advisers to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Sunday that Senator John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate would lead to a greater role for Mrs. Clinton as she campaigned this fall …
The Huffington Post:
Palin On Abortion: I'd Oppose Even If My Own Daughter Was Raped  —  In November 2006, then gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin declared that she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped.  —  Granting exceptions only if the mother's life was in danger …
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 …
Exclusive: Todd Palin's 1986 DUI Arrest Called “Lesson Learned”  —  Sources close to Sarah Palin tell The Brody File that the husband of the GOP Vice-presidential choice, Todd Palin, was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence of alcohol back in 1986.  He was 22 years old at the time.
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 …
Gerard Baker / Real Clear Politics:
Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: The RBC
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Laura Bush warns Dems away from anti-Palin sexism
Dana Bash / CNN:
Teen daughter of GOP VP pick is pregnant
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:   Palin's 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
Frank James / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin's teenage daughter pregnant
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain Running Mate's Daughter, 17, Is Pregnant
Discussion: Althouse and Booman Tribune
Ben Domenech /
Bristol Palin's Brave Choice
Marc Ambinder:
A Thought: Why Clinton Will Work Even Harder For Obama Now
Discussion: Salon
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Palin says 17-year-old daughter is pregnant
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Reuters
Washington Post:
Democrats Say Palin Initially Backed Bridge
Discussion: Truthdig
The Politico:
Politico Arena — Palin edition
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
The Sarah Palin arrives at a GOP convention, eager to meet the new star
Discussion: The Caucus and
Biden quoted as saying that Israel will have to reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran  —  Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden was quoted Monday as telling senior Israeli officials behind closed doors that the Jewish state will have to reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Biden: Obama will surrender on nukes to Iran
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Jerusalem Post:
'J'lem worried over Biden's Iran stance'
Discussion: Wizbang and Stop The ACLU
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
John, Don't Go  —  It's an ill wind that blows nobody good.  Three years after Hurricane Katrina, another storm is heading for the Gulf Coast — and this has given Republicans a reason to cancel President Bush's scheduled appearance at their national convention.
Right Wing News:
Blackballed From The Republican National Convention  —  This week, the Republican National Convention is kicking off and there are going to be almost 200 bloggers attending.  However, I'm not going to be one of them.  That's not because I didn't put in an application, it's because they didn't want me there.
Discussion: Little Miss Attila
Noel Sheppard /
Olbermann Pulled From Republican Convention Coverage
Howard Wolfson / Washington Post:
A Clintonite in Denver  —  For many of us who were part of the Clinton campaign, Sen. Barack Obama's appeal was something we understood only in the abstract — data in polls, faces at a televised rally.  —  Most of us never heard him speak in person.  At work 14 hours a day in the war room …
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Don't Like Palin's Wikipedia Story? Change It
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