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5:35 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
The Huffington Post:   Hale “Bonddad” Stewart: Freddie and Fannie Bail-Out: Our Foreign Masters Have Spoken
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: Yahoo! News and Washington Monthly
Howard Wolfson / The New Republic:
No “Cat Fights”  —  I have been asked repeatedly over the last several days to respond to the idea that Hillary Clinton will soon be dispatched by the Obama campaign to “take Palin on.”  —  The questions are fair, but what undergirds them is an obsession in our popular culture with the …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA QUESTIONS GOP ‘CHANGE’.... The more the McCain/Palin ticket tries …
Marc Ambinder:
Yglesias V. Ambinder
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Emptywheel
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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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 …
Bart Motes / The Huffington Post:
National Review Says McCain is Still Gonna Lose
Discussion: The Corner
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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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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 …
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.
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 …
Little Green Footballs:
DUmmies Hit Bottom, Dig  —  The latest disgusting stunt by anti-Palin lefties, featured proudly at the sewer known as Democratic Underground: eBay listing found.
 
 
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Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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CNN:
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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:
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Brokaw Gets It Wrong
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A Palinomenon: John McCain waves and the crowd chants “Sa-rah!  Sa-rah!”
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Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast
Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
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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