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6:10 PM ET, September 8, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
Palin Makes Her First Gaffe  —  Gov. Sarah Palin made her first potentially major gaffe during her time on the national scene while discussing the developments of the perilous housing market this past weekend.  —  Speaking before voters in Colorado Springs, the Republican vice presidential nominee claimed …
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Michelle Malkin:
Huffing HuffPo desperate for a GOP gaffe  —  How desperate is the Huffington Post to point to an Obama/Biden-like rhetorical gaffe by Sarah Palin?  —  This desperate: (Hat tip: HA Headlines) … The only ones without a clue here are the HuffPo's Obama water-carriers.
Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Candidates briefed on seizure of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Discussion: Mudflats
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HOUSING POLICY TRIPS UP PALIN.... I've seen some suggestion …
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Upconverts His Musings On Palin  —  In Flint, Michigan today, Barack Obama hinted that, far from being off-limits, Gov. Sarah Palin is coming into focus as a target for the Democrats.  —  According to CBS News's Maria Gavrilovic, here's what Obama said:
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Claiming the ‘Maverick’ Brand  —  The Ad: Announcer: The original mavericks.  He fights pork barrel spending.  She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.  He took on the drug industry.  She took on big oil.  He battled Republicans and reformed Washington.  She battled Republicans and reformed Alaska.
Sara Kugler / Associated Press:
McCain, Palin criticize Obama on earmarks  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Yahoo! News
Marc Ambinder:
Yglesias V. Ambinder
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Emptywheel
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA QUESTIONS GOP ‘CHANGE’.... The more the McCain/Palin ticket tries …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: McCain's Bounce Gives Him 5-Point Lead  —  Leads Obama 49%-44% in first results conducted fully after GOP convention  —  PRINCETON, NJ — John McCain leads Barack Obama, 49% to 44%, in the immediate aftermath of the Republican National Convention, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking results.
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Bart Motes / The Huffington Post:
National Review Says McCain is Still Gonna Lose  —  Saw all the polls showing McCain up?  Had a big gulp when Gallup showed McCain way up?  Relax.  Jonah Goldberg helpfully reminds us why McCain is going to lose in the end. … Your friend and mine Jonah was talking about Al Gore …
Discussion: The Corner
CNN:
CNN Poll: Race dead even  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new national poll taken entirely after the end of the Republican convention suggests the race for the White House between John McCain and Barack Obama is dead even.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll out Monday afternoon …
Adam McKay / The Huffington Post:
We're Gonna Frickin' Lose this Thing  —  “Stop saying that!” my wife says to me.  But this is not a high school football game and I'm not a cheerleader with a bad attitude.  This is an election and as things stand now, we're gonna frickin' lose this thing.
SCF / Senate Conservatives Fund:
Alaska Democrats pull web page crediting Palin for killing Bridge to Nowhere  —  We linked last week to a web page sponsored by the Alaska Democratic Party, which attacks Sen. Ted Stevens and credits Governor Sarah Palin for killing the Bridge to Nowhere.  Our post is here.
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Clive Crook / Financial Times:
Democrats must learn some respect  —  This article is not the first to note the cultural contradiction in American liberalism, but just now the point bears restating.  The election may turn on it.  —  Democrats speak up for the less prosperous; they have well-intentioned policies to help them …
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neo-neocon:   It's the class war, stupid
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right dictates MSNBC's programming decisions  —  MSNBC's announcement that it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews with David Gregory as anchors for its main political events (the upcoming presidential debates and election) vividly illustrates several long-obvious facts.
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Tammy Bruce / San Francisco Chronicle:
A feminist's argument for McCain's VP  —  In the shadow of the blatant and truly stunning sexism launched against the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and as a pro-choice feminist, I wasn't the only one thrilled to hear Republican John McCain announce Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Discussion: Donklephant and Gateway Pundit
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Byron York / The Corner:
She's An Extremist.  Yeah, That's It.  An Extremist.  —  It's no secret the Obama campaign has been trying to figure out how to counter the new popularity of Sarah Palin.  Today's approach: she's an extremist.  Campaigning in Wisconsin today, Joe Biden said that Palin holds “some fairly extreme views.”
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why Palin Scares Me
Discussion: Commentary
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Powder Keg  —  It seems to me that this would be a exceptionally effective chain email.  And it has the added virtue of being true: … Read the whole article for a long, shocking list of incidents, most of which I'd never heard about before.  He's a mean bastard.  Here's one: … Yikes.
Ted Johnson / Wilshire & Washington:
Streisand to Sing for Obama  —  Barbra Streisand will be among the headliners at a fund-raiser for Barack Obama on Sept. 16, where she will perform for the presidential candidate at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  —  The plans for the event were outlined this morning and Streisand confirmed that she would take the stage.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PRIMAL SCREAM  —  The TPM email bag this morning is chock of emails saying, in so many words, is it time to panic?  I'm actually not taking much summary license here.  Most of the emails I'm talking about actually ends with some form of that sentence.  Since a lot of you are asking this I thought I should provide some sort of answer.
Ed Rollins / CNN:
Rollins: Obama wrong to spurn Clinton, pick Biden  —  Editor's note: Ed Rollins, who served as political director for President Reagan, is a Republican strategist who was national chairman of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign.  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — Ten days ago …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Commentary
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Why Did Violence Plummet?  It Wasn't Just the Surge.  —  Throughout the summer of 2007, as the troop surge in Iraq reached full strength, Gen. David H. Petraeus kept waiting for the tide to turn.  By summer's end, the U.S. commander in Iraq got his wish.  The high of 1,550 attacks …
 
 
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CNN:
McCain attacks Obama on military spending
Mark Benjamin / Salon:
Her deadly wolf program
Discussion: TBogg and Obsidian Wings
M Peretz / The New Republic:
Stooping to the Biases of People With Whom They Neither Pray, Nor Eat
Discussion: New York Times and Wonkette
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Former Abramoff lobbyist, Hill aide indicted
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and Reuters
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Brokaw Gets It Wrong
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A Palinomenon: John McCain waves and the crowd chants “Sa-rah!  Sa-rah!”
The New Republic:
Watch Out, Russia: Sarah Palin is Coming!
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dave Davies / Philly.com:
Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Response Bias and the Shy Tory Factor
Byron York / The Corner:
Palin in Debate  —  I just finished watching a video …
Discussion: Commentary and Anchor Rising
David Corn / MoJoBlog:
Sarah Palin's Secret Emails