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9:50 PM ET, September 7, 2008

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Tahman Bradley / Political Punch:
Palin Media Avoidance Watch: Day 9 — McCain Camp Says She Won't Do Interviews Until It Knows She'll Be Treated with “Deference”  —  Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just told Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin won't subject herself …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin agrees to interview  —  Under pressure for being shielded for questioning, Sarah Palin has a agreed to sit down with Charles Gibson of ABC's “World News Tonight,” according to an ABC News official.  —  No other interviews are scheduled.  It will be the first TV interview for Palin since …
ABCNEWS:
Palin to Sit Down With ABC News' Charlie Gibson  —  Veep Pick Is Elusive Target for the Democrats  —  Gov. Sarah Palin will sit down with ABC News' Charlie Gibson for her first interview since winning the Republican vice presidential nomination, the network's news division confirmed today.
Newsweek:
Palin offers first TV interview to ABC News  —  McCain running mate ready to for her first television interview, offers meeting with ABC News  —  (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin plans to sit down later this week for her first television interview since John …
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Blue Crab Boulevard
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Biden challenges Palin to take questions  —  Joe Biden is accusing the McCain campaign of sequestering Sarah Palin, his counterpart on the Republican ticket, and challenged her Sunday to sit for network interviews.  —  “She's a smart, tough politician,” Biden told Tom Brokaw in a …
Associated Press:
Palin Offers First Television Interview to ABC  —  (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Republican vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin is offering her first televised interview to ABC News in the coming week in Alaska.  —  Palin, the surprise pick of Republican presidential nominee John McCain …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
ABC News' Gibson lands first Palin interview  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has agreed to sit down with ABC's Charles Gibson later this week for her first television interview since John McCain chose her as his running mate more than a week ago.
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
The Scrutiny of Sarah Palin  —  STEVE SCHMIDT, John McCain's chief campaign strategist, told The Washington Post last week that the news media were “on a mission to destroy” Sarah Palin and that The Times in particular had written “an absolute work of fiction” about how she was vetted …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: McCain Moves Ahead, 48% to 45%  —  McCain enjoying increase in support following convention  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows John McCain moving ahead of Barack Obama, 48% to 45%, when registered voters are asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today.
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Nate Silver / The New Republic:
Today's Polls: The Bounce Arriveith  —  Here's what I think it's safe to conclude: the GOP had a successful convention.  John McCain now holds a 3-point lead over Barack Obama in the Gallup daily tracking poll, his largest lead since May.  And Rasmussen shows the race tied at 48-48 …
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Barack Obama ‘wanted to join US military’  —  Barack Obama has said he considered joining the United States military when he left school but decided not to because the Vietnam war was over and “we weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point”.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama considered joining military, regrets abortion answer  —  Barack Obama says his answer about abortion at the Saddleback Church forum was “probably” too flip.  —  During separate televised interviews last month, Pastor Rick Warren asked the two presidential candidates when a baby gets human rights.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
You're In The Army Now!  —  The eerily prescient Barack …
Discussion: The Corner, Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: No, Obama didn't “admit” to being a Muslim on ABC  —  Within 10 minutes of this airing we'd already gotten four or five e-mails about it; 20 minutes later, a bowdlerized version had already hit YouTube and begun circulating.  I despise lefty sites for twisting conservatives' words …
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Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
Obama's verbal slip fuels his critics
Discussion: Power Line and Maggie's Notebook
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Obama Sees Nothing Funny About Community Organizer
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
MSNBC:
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), Tom Friedman  —  MR. TOM BROKAW: Our issues this Sunday: Senator McCain accepts the Republican Party's nomination for president of the United States.  —  SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): My heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped me win this nomination and stood by me when the odds were long.
Discussion: Townhall.com
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Media Matters for America:
Brokaw falsely suggested Oprah hosted Obama as a presidential candidate
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Seattle Times:
Sarah Palin had turbulent first year as mayor of Alaska town  —  Sarah Palin's first year as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, could easily have been her last as she became embroiled in personnel challenges, a thwarted attempt to pack the City Council and a bitter standoff with her local newspaper.
Carolyn Lochhead / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palin may woo blue-collar voters from Obama  —  (09-07) 04:00 PDT Washington —  Democrats do not think that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's arrival in the enemy camp changes Sen. Barack Obama's path to the White House.  As far as they're concerned, Republican John McCain's running mate is President George W. Bush.
Willie Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee  —  The Democrats are in trouble.  Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign.  —  Period.  —  Palin's speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense.
 
 
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Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
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Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
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Josh Levs / CNN:
McCain vows to have Democrats in Cabinet
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Sarah Palin Assembles Her Foreign Policy Team
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Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Sarah Palin Is Not a Hockey Mom
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
FALSE EQUIVALENCY.... I tend to like the fact-checking work …
Jay Bookman / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
‘Uppity,’ the explanation