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11:20 PM ET, September 3, 2008

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OY ... LIVE MICS ARE SUCH DANGEROUS THINGS  —  Just watch (the voices are Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan) ...  And if you're interested, the transcript ...
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Clear and Present Danger To the American Left  —  Notes from the convention:  —  Drafts of John McCain's acceptance speech have been bopping around the inside of the campaign for at least a few days, and a question is whether or how much it will be changed to account for the hurricane in New Orleans and the Gulf coast.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Noonan, Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'  —  After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.  —  “It's over,” said Noonan …
The Corner:
Excerpts from Palin's Speech  —  This just in...
The Huffington Post:
Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy Caught On Tape Disparaging Palin Choice: “It's Over,” “Political Bulls**t,” “Gimmicky”  —  Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan and former John McCain adviser, Time columnist, and MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy were caught …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awful: Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy caught on open mike about Palin  —  I wonder how this little interstitial made its way from MSNBC to TPM.  Oh well.  Fox nailed Jesse Jackson talking about Obama this way, so turnabout's fair play.  —  Simply awful, not only for Palin as a vote of no confidence …
Ross Douthat:
A Time For Polemic  —  First, Peggy Noonan: … Then, Kenneth Anderson:
Discussion: Hot Air
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
A Note from Peggy Noonan
Discussion: Washington Post
John Bentley / CBS News:
McCain Camp Knocks Down Enquirer's Palin Rumor  —  From CBS News' John Bentley:  —  (ST. PAUL, MINN.) - John McCain's campaign threatened legal action against the National Enquirer today for running a story about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, allegedly having an affair with her husband's business partner.
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Washington Post:
Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper's Discipline  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.
Ted Anthony / Associated Press:
Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - People: Make up your minds.  —  For two days, the chorus from Republicans on TV news and in the halls of the convention has been resounding: Back off and let the Palin family be.
Discussion: Reuters and Agence France Presse
Byron York / The Corner:   “Another Incredible Allegation” — What The Enquirer Is Saying About Palin
Hindrocket / Power Line:   AMERICA'S MOST NERVOUS TEENAGER
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Angry Amateurs  —  The story of the day out here in Minneapolis is the McCain campaign's war against the press.  This has been building for some time.  Those of us who have criticized the candidate—and especially those of us who enjoyed good relations with McCain in the past …
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Washington Post:
Before Speech, Running Mate Gets Some Coaching  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, emerged from the seclusion of preparing her acceptance speech to join her family with John McCain's to greet the Arizona senator when his plane arrived here Wednesday.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The War Against the Press  —  I've talked to many political professionals over the years who were mad at the media, or me in particular.  —  But I've never quite had a conversation like the one Tuesday night with Steve Schmidt.  —  He was absolutely furious as he unloaded on the journalistic community …
CNN:
Palin set to slam Obama in speech
Discussion: Hot Air and The Debate Link
The Politico:
Clinton aides: Palin treatment sexist  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sarah Palin found some unlikely allies Wednesday as leading academics and even former top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed the Republican charge that John McCain's running mate has been subject to a sexist double standard by the news media and Democrats.
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Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Guess Who's a Celebrity Now?
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin's Pastor And The “Liberated Wailing Wall”  —  Yes, Google is an amazing thing.  A reader finds this Jews For Jesus pamphlet (PDF) from 2004 that reveals more details about Palin's pastor: … You can download the PDF of the pamphlet here.  It comes up as the first search result on Google …
Discussion: The New Republic
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John Podhoretz / Commentary:   Jews for Jesus and Sarah Palin
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin And The Jews
Drlaura / Dr. Laura's Blog:
Sarah Palin and Motherhood  —  I am extremely disappointed in the choice of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Republican Party.  I will still vote for Senator McCain, because I am very concerned about having a fundamental leftist, especially one who is a marvelous orator, as President.
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The New Republic:
What Sarah Palin Needs to Accomplish Tonight
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
GIULIANI QUESTIONS OBAMA'S QUALIFICATIONS  —  ST. PAUL — Rudolph W. Giuliani plans to push back on criticism that Senator John McCain's running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is too inexperienced by making the counter-argument that “she has more executive experience than the entire Democratic ticket …
Discussion: the talking dog and Liberal Values
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Live-blogging night 3 — Sarah Palin alert! — of the Republican Convention.
Discussion: Dr. Melissa Clouthier
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly destroys Us Weekly bottom-feeder over Palin story  —  “Babies, Lies, and Scandal” runs the front-cover headline over a photo of the Barracuda.  What exactly are the “lies,” asks Kelly?  Simply the lies that are being told about Palin, comes the reply from this galactic tool …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
George Bryson / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Official: Palin's never issued an order to Alaska Guard  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate last Friday, the Arizona senator emphasized her role as the commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard.
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Talking Points Memo
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Palin on Earmarks: ‘We Did Well!!!’  —  Digging through Wasilla's municipal records is a lesson in the very essence of tedium.  You've got pages of proposals to rename streets, assess sewers, build skateboard parks, buy lawnmowers, rent “pop” machines, carve snowmobile trails …
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ADMITTEDLY, HE HASN'T YET SAID 9/11  —  With Rudy's speech …
Discussion: The Opinionator
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Abramoff pleads for mercy from judge
Discussion: New York Times
Anthony Weiss / Forward.com:
Michelle Obama Has a Rabbi in Her Family
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Bill Kristol's 11 pm Posting Now!
Marc Ambinder:
Palin Excerpts: I Lived In A Small Town
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Gene Johnson / Associated Press:
Palin: Iraq war ‘a task that is from God’
ABCNEWS:
No Gay Sex, Please; We're from Virginia
WonderWhy / Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin's Convention Speech
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Obama Gains Overall, McCain Among GOP Women
Discussion: Daily Kos
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
From Ferraro to Palin: My, How The Times Change
Discussion: Ross Douthat, TigerHawk and Hot Air
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Yes, Gov. Palin will do fine tonight and the pundits will be in awe!
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Who's Watching Norah O'Donnell's Kids?
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Jane Hamsher / Campaign Silo:
Obama Senior Advisor Anita Dunn Slams Lieberman On CNN
Discussion: CNN
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RISK OF STATING THE OBVIOUS
Discussion: MyDD
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll gives Obama edge in two of three key states
Discussion: MyDD and Minnesota Independent
 

 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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