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7:55 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 …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ROVE SAYS MCCAIN HAS GONE ‘ONE STEP TOO FAR’.... Karl Rove was reluctant to say it, and he tried really hard not to say it, but he conceded on Fox News this morning that John McCain's ads aren't exactly accurate.  —  Here's the clip, by way of the Jed Report, of Rove pontificating on “Fox News Sunday” earlier today.
Discussion: The Impolitic
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Rove: McCain ads gone too far  —  Karl Rove said this morning that John McCain's attacks against Barack Obama have stretched the truth.  —  Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Rove said McCain had “gone one step too far, and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent-truth test.”
Rove: McCain went ‘too far’ in ads  —  (CNN) — Former Bush adviser Karl Rove said Sunday that Sen. John McCain had gone “one step too far” in some of his recent ads attacking Sen. Barack Obama.  —  Rove has leveled similar criticism against Obama.  —  “McCain has gone in some of his ads …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
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.
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Obama Surrogate Attacks McCain for Age, Cancer  —  On This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a surrogate for the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., raised the age and health of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., when discussing the qualifications, or lack thereof, of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Obama ad takes heat for McCain cyber shot
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.
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
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
They've ruined SiteMeter  —  UPDATED & BUMPED: Wow!  They listened: … That's amazing.  Glad to hear it.  —  PREVIOUSLY: 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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Sitemeter hears its critics, rolls back to old system
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Gateway Pundit
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
I hate hate hate hate the new SiteMeter.
Discussion: Doug Ross, sisu and JammieWearingFool
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.
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.
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.
New York Times:
In August, Obama Raised $66 Million
Discussion: Political Machine
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 …
Gallup Daily: McCain-Obama Contest Remains Tight  —  Registered voters show narrow margin in favor of McCain, 47% to 45%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows 47% of registered voters preferring John McCain and 45% Barack Obama when asked whom they would vote …
Randall Kennedy / Washington Post:
The Big ‘What If’  —  The hopes of black America ride on his shoulders.  But the outcome's way up in the air.  —  I am a black man born in 1954, the year of Brown v. Board of Education.  Fleeing the abuses of Jim Crow, my parents moved from South Carolina to Washington, D.C., later that decade.
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McGamble  —  The McCain campaign, in running TV ads …
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Carol Costello / CNN:
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Washington Wire:
SEIU Ad Attacks McCain on Economy
Discussion: TalkLeft
George F. Will / Newsweek:
Pencils And Politics  —  Who commands the millions of people involved in making a pencil?
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Where is the debate over the Bush Doctrine?
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Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Obama opens double-digit lead
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bering Straight Talk
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Making America Stupid
Bob Von Sternberg / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: Obama, McCain are dead even in state
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink