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10:35 PM ET, September 4, 2008

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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Palin raises $8 million — for Obama  —  Obama's coffers have been filling since Sarah Palin attacked him repeatedly in St. Paul last night.  —  An Obama aide confirms Drudge's report that Obama has raised about $8 million from more than 130,000 donors and is on pace to raise $10 million by the time McCain reaches the stage tonight.
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Ed OKeefe / Political Punch:
Palin Accuses ‘Obama/Biden Democrats’ of Attacking Her Family, But Campaign Can't Name One  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sent out a fundraising solicitation today that charged that “the Obama/Biden Democrats have been vicious in their attacks directed toward me, my family and John McCain.”
Detroit Free Press:
Free Press voter panel reacts to Palin's speech  —  “Originally, I was a not too happy about McCain's choice for a running mate, Sarah Palin ... However, after her speech tonight I am beginning to see her in a different light.  She seems like a real fighter, someone who would stick …
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Campaign Raises $8M In Less Than 24 Hours
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dan / Riehl World View:
Updated: Don't Look Now: ABC Pushing Plants
Discussion: Hot Air and Donklephant
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The teleprompter did not break  —  Sarah Palin delivered …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: Gov'nors don't vote present
Discussion: Jonathan Martin's Blogs and CNN
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity’  —  Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.  —  Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech with reporters outside …
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Barack and Michelle Obama are ‘uppity,’ says Lynn Westmoreland
Discussion: TalkLeft and Washington Post
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.  —  Chris Hayes fires back on Giuliani and Palin's mockery of “community organizers”: … Adam Serwer agrees: … But look, let's call a spade a spade: When Giuliani sneered about community organizers on the “South side” of Chicago, it's pretty clear what he's saying …
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Joe Klein / Swampland:
What a Community Organizer Does  —  Slowly, slowly, I am recovering from the extremely effective bilge festival staged by the Republicans last night.  And while there is much to discuss, there was one item, in particular, that has to be considered infuriating: the attack on Barack Obama's service …
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard Blog:
How Dare Sarah Palin Insult Community Organizers!  —  Those trying to tarnish Sarah Palin's speech last night have decided to criticize Palin's alleged insult of community organizers: “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”
Discussion: Hot Air, Stop The ACLU and Cassy Fiano
Marc Ambinder:
Community Organizer = Cultural Trope?
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Akmuckraker / Mudflats:
Palin-Palooza Wrap Up.  —  Part of me really didn't want to watch last night.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
GOP's strawman: ‘Community organizer’
CBS News:
Ways To Win … This week's polling continues to show voters waiting to decide about Sarah Palin (see yesterday's poll on Palin).  But in interviewing done yesterday, 83 percent of registered voters said that spouse and family of a candidate will not affect their votes.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: No Dent in Obama Lead So Far  —  Obama holds 7-point lead in latest results  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama continues to hold a lead over John McCain, 49% to 42%, in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.  —  The results are based on interviewing conducted Sept. 1-3.
Fox News:
Obama: Surge Succeeded Beyond ‘Wildest Dreams’  —  The troop surge in Iraq has been more successful than anyone could have imagined, Barack Obama conceded Thursday in his first-ever interview on FOX News' “The O'Reilly Factor.”  —  As recently as July, the Democratic presidential candidate declined …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Video: Obama spokesman tries, fails to dodge question about whether …
Nicholas K. Geranios / Associated Press:
Republican vice presidential nominee Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years  —  SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987.  —  Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools …
Discussion: Associated Press
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People.com:
Sarah Palin Talks About Her Family Struggles
Discussion: Newsweek Blogs
Laura Bush / Vanity Fair:
Cindy McCain's $300,000 Outfit  —  One of the persistent memes in the Republican line of attack against Barack Obama is the notion that he is an elitist, whereas the G.O.P. represent real working Americans like Levi “F-in' Redneck” Johnston.  —  It caught our attention, then …
New York Times:
Obama to Dispatch Female Surrogates  —  ST. PAUL — Senator Barack Obama will increasingly lean on prominent Democratic women to undercut Gov. Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain, dispatching Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Florida on Monday and creating a rapid-response team …
Discussion: Althouse and FiveThirtyEight.com
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
The death of a taboo  —  ST. PAUL — One of the most enduring taboos in American politics, the airing of graphic images from the September 11 attacks in a partisan context, died today.  It was nearly seven years old.  —  The informal prohibition, which had been occasionally threatened …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Dow Industrials Fall 340 Points  —  Stocks on Wall Street plunged on Thursday, but few investors seemed to settle on one reason.  —  A broad sell-off sent the Dow Jones industrial average down 344.65 points at the close — the index's worst performance since June — hours after the government reported …
Discussion: Economist's View
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Madlen Read / Associated Press:   Stocks plummet after retail, unemployment data
ABCNEWS:
Clinton: Obama ‘Change You Can Xerox’  —  Clinton Accuses Obama of Political Plagiarism, Saying He Represents ‘Change You Can Xerox’  —  Clinton also raised Obama's use in his campaign speeches of words first uttered by his friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Discussion: The Corner and FOX Forum
Jay Carney / Swampland:
No Questions, Please.  We'll Tell You What You Need To Know.  —  According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don't care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy.  According to Wallace — in an appearance I did with her this morning …
WBBM-TV:
Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer  —  Total Is About Double The Death Toll In Iraq  —  CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer.  That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.
Discussion: Snapped Shot and Doug Ross
 
 
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Abramoff sentenced to four years
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Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Taxpayers off the hook for GOP convention lawsuits
Eric Pianin / Washington Post:
McCain Will Vow to End Partisan Rancor in Convention Speech
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McCain's Top Strategist Addresses Log Cabin Republicans
Ben / Think Progress:
Palin flips on impact of oil drilling.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
MSNBC:
Alaska police union files complaint against Palin
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
Palin Pick Shows Lost Clout of Republicans' Old Establishment
Jonathan V. Last / First Things:
Why They Hate Her  —  There are reasonable criticisms …
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Republicans Use Fake Troops for RNC Video
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Mara Reinstein / The Huffington Post:
I'm Voting for McCain... And Yes, I Wrote the Us Weekly Cover Story
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Matthew Sheffield / NewsBusters.org:
Republicans Jeer, Protest NBC News
ABCNEWS:
Fired Alaskan Official Says Palin Hasn't Been Truthful
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