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5:00 PM ET, September 14, 2008


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Matt / Think Progress:
Rove: 'You can't trust the fact-check organizations.'  —  This week, non-partisan fact-checking organizations like PolitiFact and  —  have called Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) out for lies in his attack ads against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).  But on Fox News Sunday today …
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
Rove: McCain attacks have gone “one step too far”
Discussion: TPM Election Central and Corrente
Ginger Adams Otis / New York Post:
MAC HATER HAS A LOUSY ‘IMAGE’  —  MAG FOTOG IN DIRTY TRICK TO TURN POL ‘EVIL’  —  Controversial celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-professed “hard-core Dem,” deliberately took a series of unflattering shots of Republican nominee John McCain for the current cover of The Atlantic - and then bragged about it on a blog.
Out-Takes: Behind The Atlantic's McCain Cover  —  “Some of my artwork has been pretty anti-Bush, so maybe it was somewhat irresponsible for them [The Atlantic] to hire me.”  - Jill Greenberg  —  The Atlantic Monthly's current cover by Beverly Hills photographer Jill Greenberg looks like this:
Noel Sheppard /
Lib Photographer Admits Making McCain Look Sinister for Mag Cover
Discussion: PDNPulse and Wake up America
John Griffin / Political Punch:
Why Doesn't McCain Use a Computer?  —  Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. introduced a new TV ad his week that paints Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as out of touch for being, when it comes to technology, shall we say a touch “old-school.”  —  “1982, John McCain goes to Washington,” the narrator says.
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Obama ad takes heat for McCain cyber shot  —  Insensitivity to war injuries cited  —  WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama's campaign came under fire from conservative bloggers yesterday for a new political ad criticizing his 72-year-old opponent, John McCain, for not using computers.
Discussion: Exurban League and Commentary
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Obama Surrogate Attacks McCain for Age, Cancer
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama raises $66 million in August  —  Sen. Barack Obama raised $66 million in the month of August, making it his best month ever and the best in American political history, an aide said Sunday morning.  —  Obama is releasing that number after suggestions that his fundraising was failing to meet expectations.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Raised a Record $66 Million in August
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Obama Raised $66 Million in August
Discussion: The Raw Story
Akmuckraker / Mudflats:
‘Alaska Women Reject Palin’ Rally is HUGE!  —  I attended the Welcome Home rally for Sarah Palin this morning.  Hooo.  It was an experience.  About a thousand (maybe) hard-core Palin supporters showed up to hear her speak at the new Dena'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.
New York Times:
Lehman Heads Toward Brink as Barclays Ends Talks  —  Unable to find a savior, the troubled investment bank Lehman Brothers appeared headed toward liquidation on Sunday, in what would be one of the biggest failures in Wall Street history.  —  The fate of Lehman hung in the balance …
Rdan / Angry Bear:
Roubini and the Bail-in this weekend
Discussion: Once Upon a Time
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Live From New York, It's Sarah (Tiny Fey) Palin!  —  ABC News' David Wright and Alyssa Litoff Report: As comedienne Tina Fey debuted her impression of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, the governor and her staff were watching from 30,000 feet.  —  Palin was on board …
Willie Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
How does President Palin sound?  —  For first time in modern history, a presidential race is actually going to be decided by the vice presidential pick.  —  Thanks to Sarah Palin, this is no longer a contest between Barack Obama and John McCain - it's between Brother Barack and Sistah Sarah.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Making America Stupid  —  Imagine for a minute that attending the Republican convention in St. Paul, sitting in a skybox overlooking the convention floor, were observers from Russia, Iran and Venezuela.  And imagine for a minute what these observers would have been doing when Rudy Giuliani led …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Offshore Drilling Is Coming to a Vote  —  Congressional Democrats, balancing political reality against a policy they have long opposed, are on the cusp of approving legislation that would open the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to oil drilling as close as 50 miles offshore.
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink  —  This is the first of two stories adapted from “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” to be published Tuesday by Penguin Press.  Original source notes are denoted in [brackets] throughout.  —  A burst of ferocity stunned the room into silence.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
They've ruined SiteMeter  —  Just got my first look at the new format for SiteMeter statistics.  It sucks, big-time.  —  Like Windows Vista, is how bad it sucks.  —  The old Site Meter was simple and elegant.  The new Site Meter is clumsy and awkward.  —  Dear SiteMeter: Please make SiteMeter Classic an option.
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Joan Lowy / Associated Press:
Forum sells ‘Obama Waffles’ with racial stereotype
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Where is the debate over the Bush Doctrine?
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Editor and Publisher:
Newspapers Deliver Millions of ‘Terror’ DVDs to Subscribers — In ‘Swing States’
Discussion: The Raw Story
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
To McCain, the truth is expendable
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Obama opens double-digit lead
William Yardley / New York Times:
Active Role for Palin's Husband in Alaska Government
 Earlier Items: 
Mona Charen / The Corner:
For C-SPAN viewers  —  I appeared on Washington Journal …
Discussion: Campaign Silo
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bering Straight Talk
Media Matters for America:
Over five-day period, Fox News provided far more campaign stump …
Discussion: News Hounds and Eschaton
Ben Adler / The Politico:
Ohio secretary of state prevents vote caging
Discussion: TheZoo
Cernig / Crooks and Liars:
Palin's ‘Nowhere Project’ still using federal funds
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket  —  WITH all due deference to lipstick …
Washington Post:
Group With Swift Boat Alumni Readies Ads Attacking Obama