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7:35 AM ET, September 6, 2008

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New York Times:
U.S. Rescue Seen at Hand for 2 Mortgage Giants  —  WASHINGTON — Senior officials from the Bush administration and the Federal Reserve on Friday informed top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance giants, that the government was preparing to seize the two companies …
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Obama: ‘Not about the issues’ comment means making stuff up  —  DURYEA, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Barack Obama continued to hammer the McCain campaign on Friday for manager Rick Davis's comments that the election would be more about the candidates' personas, not the issues.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Guess which card Obama pulled out of the deck today?  —  With both Rasmussen and Gallup showing Barack Obama moving backwards even before the Republican Convention dropped its balloons on Andrea Mitchell, one can excuse the Democratic nominee for hearing footsteps.  How desperate has he gotten?
CNN:
Trooper in Palin probe tells his side  —  CNN Special Investigations Unit  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — The Alaska state trooper at the center of a probe into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power says he has “made mistakes, and I've learned from those mistakes.”
Discussion: Washington Post
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Newsweek:
Nominee's ally moves to curb probe of Palin  —  Key Alaska allies of John McCain are trying to derail a politically charged investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner in order to prevent a so-called “October surprise” that would produce embarrassing information …
Steve Quinn / Associated Press:
Subpoenas to be issued for Troopergate probe
Discussion: TIME.com and Donklephant
David Bauder / Associated Press:
McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences  —  NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama.  —  The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed:
Updated: McCain beats Obama. Unless ...
Discussion: MyDD, Right Wing News and Us Weekly
Lexie Verdon / Washington Post:
Plane Not Sold on eBay  —  One of the compelling anecdotes about Sarah Palin is that she auctioned off the Alaska governor's jet on eBay after taking office — a swift move made by a reformer hoping to clean up the excesses of her predecessor.  —  But in fact, the jet did not sell on eBay.
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WCBS-TV:
Obama At Bon Jovi Event: 'We Won't Be Bullied'  —  Presidential Nominee Vows To Fight Back Against Character Attacks Better Than John Kerry Did In '04  —  MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) ― Unlike his Republican opponent, Democrat Barack Obama is still raising money for his presidential campaign …
David Frum:
Why Bother?  —  A question that shows up a lot in my email box is: Why bother?  —  Sarah Palin is the vice presidential nominee of the Republican party.  That's a fact.  The ticket can now only win or lose.  I want the ticket to win.  So why not shut up and get with the program?
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Another Palin smear bites the dust  —  Nutcase bloggers will have to find another smear against Sarah Palin ... again.  Did you hear that Todd Palin's former business partner tried to get his divorce records sealed?  Conspiracy theorists immediately began speculating on line that Sarah Palin …
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Oh, That Joe!  (No. 9 in a Series) - Wherein Jill Biden and John McCain Dance Drunkenly on a Tabletop in Greece  —  Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., likes to tell crowds that he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are friends.  —  In a packed gymnasium at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne, Pa. …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
iowahawk:
When America's Communities Need Organizing, America's Community Organizers Will Be There to Organize Them  —  By David Burge  —  Presidential Candidate  —  Professional Community Organizer  —  Organizing community youths: Dave's passion  —  When I listened to the snarky and demeaning …
New York Times:
In Palin's Life and Politics, Goal to Follow God's Will  —  WASILLA, Alaska — Shortly after taking office as governor in 2006, Sarah Palin sent an e-mail message to Paul E. Riley, her former pastor in the Assembly of God Church, which her family began attending when she was a youth.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
 
 
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Jobless Rate In August Hit A 5-Year High
Amy Holmes / CNN:
Girl fight!  —  Editor's Note: Amy Holmes is an independent …
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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Is Oprah Biased? Host Won't Interview Palin
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On Sarah Palin, family values and me.
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Clinton set to strike McCain, not Palin
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The Real '08 Fight: Clinton v. Palin?
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DADDIES, MOMMIES, POLITICIANS AND DOUBLE STANDARDS …
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Sarah Palin the ‘Earmark Queen’ of AK Left Wasilla $20 Million in Debt
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
OBAMA'S SPEECH INCLUDES MORE NEGATIVE ATTACKS THAN PALIN'S …
Discussion: Think Progress and TigerHawk
Kate Klonick / TPM Election Central:
School Raps McCain For Using Image As Speech Backdrop Without Permission
Marc Ambinder:
David Lat's Ex-Hillaryites For Palin. Well, McCain-Palin...
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Deacon / Power Line:
“IS SHE THE ONE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR?”  —  So asks the Weekly …
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Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Creation Myth  —  What Barack Obama won't tell you about his community organizing past.