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12:30 AM ET, September 4, 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...
Discussion: MarketWatch and Anchor Rising
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Murphy and Noonan on open mike
Discussion: Cassy Fiano
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awful: Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy caught on open mike about Palin
Ross Douthat:
A Time For Polemic  —  First, Peggy Noonan: … Then, Kenneth Anderson:
Discussion: Hot Air
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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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 …
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
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
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
McCain Aide Rips Tabloid Report
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
CNN:
Palin set to slam Obama in speech
Discussion: The Debate Link
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll gives Obama edge in two of three key states
Discussion: Gallup and MyDD
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?  —  Since her name was announced as John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin has generated more US-based internet search traffic than Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Michael Phelps and Barack Obama combined:  —  (source)  —  There's More...
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Washington Post
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Cindy McCain, Sarah Palin: Abortion rift
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Jews for Jesus and Sarah Palin  —  Of all the arrant, preposterous, and ludicrous attacks yet launched on Sarah Palin, there is none more absurd than the notion that she should have stood up in a huff and stormed out of church in her hometown of Wasilla because her pastor had invited a Jews for Jesus nutcase to speak there.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin And The Jews
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin's Pastor And The “Liberated Wailing Wall”
Discussion: The New Republic
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
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The New Republic:
What Sarah Palin Needs to Accomplish Tonight
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Live-blogging night 3 — Sarah Palin alert! — of the Republican Convention.  —  5:43 Central Time: I'm just setting this up so you can get started talking and to let you know that I'll be here — on what is obviously a very exciting night.  —  7:48: I'm just settling in for some serious blogging …
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Michael Cooper / New York Times:
GIULIANI QUESTIONS OBAMA'S QUALIFICATIONS
Discussion: the talking dog and Liberal Values
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 …
Steve Quinn / Associated Press:
Report: Palin sent e-mails complaining of trooper  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin sent e-mails to the state's top police official, criticizing Alaska State Troopers for their investigation of an officer who went through a bitter divorce …
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Byron York / The Corner:   “Another Incredible Allegation” — What The Enquirer Is Saying About Palin
Elana Schor / Guardian:
Obama might pursue criminal charges against Bush  —  Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.  —  Biden's comments, first reported by ABC news …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Anthony Weiss / Forward.com:
Michelle Obama Has a Rabbi in Her Family  —  Capers Funnye, Leading Black Israelite, Is Aspiring First Lady's Cousin  —  Tue.  —  While Barack Obama has struggled to capture the Jewish vote, it turns out that one of his wife's cousins is the country's most prominent black rabbi — a fact that has gone largely unnoticed.
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Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
GERALDINE FERRARO WAS NEVER LIKE THIS.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Palin  —  11.10 pm.  Reality television has become our politics.
Bill Bradley / Pajamas Media:
Palin's Big Night, Bush/Cheney MIA, And More
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ADMITTEDLY, HE HASN'T YET SAID 9/11  —  With Rudy's speech …
Discussion: The Opinionator and Kevin Drum
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Abramoff pleads for mercy from judge
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Bill Kristol's 11 pm Posting Now!
Marc Ambinder:
Palin Excerpts: I Lived In A Small Town
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Palin on Earmarks: ‘We Did Well!!!’  —  Digging through Wasilla's …
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Sarah Palin's Convention Speech
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Obama Gains Overall, McCain Among GOP Women
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AMERICA'S MOST NERVOUS TEENAGER
New York Times:
NATO Accused of Civilian Deaths Inside Pakistan
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PALIN REFUSES TO TESTIFY
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Sarah Palin and Motherhood
 

 
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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

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

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