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12:10 AM ET, September 5, 2008

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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.”
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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.
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 …
Will Wilkinson / The Fly Bottle:
Sex, Culture, and Sarah Palin
Discussion: Megan McArdle and The XX Factor
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: Eunomia
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
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.
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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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard Blog:
How Dare Sarah Palin Insult Community Organizers!
Discussion: Hot Air and Wizbang
Akmuckraker / Mudflats:   Palin-Palooza Wrap Up.  —  Part of me really didn't want to watch last night.
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 …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Bill Sammon / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: In New Book, Woodward Says Bush ‘Failed to Lead,’ Even as Surge Succeeded  —  WASHINGTON — Bob Woodward, who wrote two books praising President Bush and then a third harshly criticizing him, is out with a fourth tome that renders a mixed verdict on Bush, lauding the president's surge …
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Steve Luxenberg / Washington Post:
Woodward: U.S. Spied on Iraqi Prime Minister  —  New Book Points to Covert Techniques as Cause of Drop in Violence  —  The Bush administration has conducted an extensive spying operation on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, his staff and others in the Iraqi government, according to a new book by Bob Woodward.
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
Leftist media sire hypocrisy  —  AWOL on Edwards, all over Palin  —  When the story first broke that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and sired a baby with a bimbo on his campaign payroll, The New York Times [NYT] refused to run it.
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Jonathan V. Last / First Things:   Why They Hate Her  —  There are reasonable criticisms …
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 …
MSNBC:
Alaska police union files complaint against Palin  —  The GOP candidate for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, may be facing yet another ethics investigation back in her home state of Alaska.  An ethics complaint obtained by NBC News was filed Wednesday by the police officers union in Alaska …
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CNN:   Palin aides peeked into trooper's files, union says
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 …
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
The Politico:
McCain's acceptance speech  —  Here is the prepared text of Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech:  —  Thank you all very much.  Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans — the privilege of accepting our party's nomination for president of the United States.  And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
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 …
 
 
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M Peretz / The New Republic:
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Megan McArdle:
McCain's acceptance speech
Glenn Reynolds / Pajamas Media:
HERE'S THE FULL TEXT OF MCCAIN'S SPEECH.  And I didn't have to …
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Associated Press:
McCain tells convention, nation he'll bring change
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
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ABCNEWS:
Clinton: Obama ‘Change You Can Xerox’
Discussion: The Corner and FOX Forum
Rod Dreher / beliefnet:
The price of voting for Palin
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NFL Opener Has McCain Campaign Leery of Delay-of-Game Penalty
Gloria Steinem / Los Angeles Times:
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message
 

 
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