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6:05 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 …
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.”
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
Rove: McCain attacks have gone “one step too far”
Discussion: Climate Progress and Corrente
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   ROVE SAYS MCCAIN HAS GONE ‘ONE STEP TOO FAR’.... Karl Rove …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain's Lying Has Gone Too Far, According To ... Karl Rove!
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Hullabaloo
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  —  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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Where is the debate over the Bush Doctrine?
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
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Discussion: The Raw Story
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
To McCain, the truth is expendable
 Earlier Items: 
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William Yardley / New York Times:
Active Role for Palin's Husband in Alaska Government
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes and Hullabaloo
Mona Charen / The Corner:
For C-SPAN viewers  —  I appeared on Washington Journal …
Discussion: Campaign Silo
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
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Media Matters for America:
Over five-day period, Fox News provided far more campaign stump …
Discussion: Eschaton and News Hounds
Ben Adler / The Politico:
Ohio secretary of state prevents vote caging
Discussion: and TheZoo
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink
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Group With Swift Boat Alumni Readies Ads Attacking Obama