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9:40 PM ET, September 17, 2008

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Pareene / Gawker:
Sarah Palin's Personal Emails  —  Did the internet just cause Sarah Palin to destroy evidence?  The potential Veep is in a bit of trouble for conducting state business using her personal, unarchived email address (gov.sarah@yahoo.com) instead of her official account (which is, of course …
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account — Update  —  Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday.  —  The internet griefers known as Anonymous took credit for the intrusion …
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Sarah Palin's Personal Email Hacked  —  I am advised that this is not a hoax.  —  As the political impact becomes clear, Swampland readers might want to take some time to make sure they have a tricky password on their own email accounts.  —  UPDATE: Wired.com's blog “Threat Level” has the scoop.
Michelle Malkin:
The story behind the Palin e-mail hacking  —  This afternoon, I mentioned an infamous group of hackers whose Internet bulletin board was the gathering place for those who bragged about and publicized the Sarah Palin private e-mail hacking.  —  A tech-savvy reader who monitors …
CNN:
McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
Discussion: The Swamp
Anthony / Tech Voice:
HACKERS BREAK INTO SARAH PALIN'S INBOX!
Jen Phillips / MoJoBlog:
Breaking: Sarah Palin's Yahoo Account Hacked
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:   Hackers claim break-in to Palin's e-mail account
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Obama Invokes Rush Limbaugh in New Spanish-Language Ads  —  The Obama campaign has released new radio and TV ads in Spanish that seek to tie Sen. John McCain to anti-immigrant comments made by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.  The ads also suggest the Republican has “dos caras” …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Limbaugh, hitting back over usage in ad, says Obama “stoking racism”  —  Rush Limbaugh, featured in a new, Spanish-language Barack Obama ad, says the commercial distorts his past statements and amounts to “race-baiting” by the Democratic nominee.  —  The commercial, to air in Limbaugh's home state …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Virtual tie in battleground states  —  CNN Deputy Political Director  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — New polls in five battleground states that could decide the presidency suggest the battle for the White House between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama remains a dead heat.
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Excerpts from Palin's Hannity Interview — Part I  —  GOV. SARAH PALIN TELLS FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S SEAN HANNITY  —  ‘THE CORRUPTION ON WALL STREET’ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAILING INSTITUTIONS  —  Palin: 'CEO's and Top Management' Have Been ‘Addicted’ to 'O-P-M, Other People's Money'
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
WE'LL BE WATCHING  —  Sarah Palin goes mano-a-mano with Sean Hannity starting tonight.
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 47%, McCain 45%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Sept. 14-16 Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows Barack Obama regaining a slight, although not statistically significant, edge over John McCain, 47% to 45%, among registered voters, marking the first time since the week …
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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Can He Stop ‘Troopergate’?  —  A McCain lawyer scrambles to block a Palin ethics inquiry.  —  A former top Justice Department prosecutor now working for John McCain's presidential campaign has been helping to direct an aggressive legal strategy aimed at shutting down a pre-election ethics investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
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New York Times:
Poll Finds McCain, in Tight Race, Is Still Tied to Bush  —  WASHINGTON — Despite an intense effort to distance himself from the way his party has done business in Washington, Senator John McCain is seen by voters as far less likely to bring change to Washington than Senator Barack Obama.
The Huffington Post:
Senate Dem Raises Keating Five, Rips McCain On Economy, Palin  —  One of the Senate's most progressive members ripped John McCain on Tuesday for offering a phony populist self-portrayal in the wake of the current crisis in the financial markets.  In the process, Sherrod Brown of Ohio raised …
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DealBook:
Washington Mutual Begins Efforts to Sell Itself  —  Washington Mutual, the struggling savings and loan, has been working on several efforts to save itself, including a potential sale, people briefed on the matter said Wednesday.  —  The unsurprising announcement comes as the bank …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Oregon Senate  —  Oregon Senate Race Back To A Dead Heat  —  Oregon Senator Gordon Smith is in dangerous territory again, virtually tied with Jeff Merkley, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state.  —  The incumbent Republican holds …
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Christine Lagorio / CBS News:
Sneak Preview: Presidential Questions  —  Tonight, we're airing the inaugural piece in our series, “Presidential Questions.”  It's the first in a weekly series in which we'll show you the presidential candidates' answers to questions Katie asked them - both about their politics and about their character.
Discussion: Commentary and TIME.com
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
CNN Demolishes Every McCain Campaign Lie  —  This is by far the most thorough debunking I've seen to date on the myriad of lies coming from Team McCain. … HT Jed, who adds:
 
 
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CNN:
AG: Palin staff won't testify in trooper probe
Discussion: The RBC
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Institute for Energy Research:
Flaws in the New No-New Energy Plan
Discussion: Power Line and www.redstate.com
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama ad hits McCain on social security
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LOSING IT  —  Did John McCain really just suggest that the …
David Talbot / Salon:
Sarah Palin's wasteful ways
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Daily Kos
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Democrats' hands tied on Lieberman
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
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Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Eddy / CrossingWallStreet.com:
The Three-Month T-Bill  —  At one point today, the yield …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
Michael Weiss / Weekly Standard:
Losing It  —  Democrats despair as Obama's campaign falters.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Panic  —  Seldom has there been a larger contrast between …
Discussion: Swampland and www.redstate.com
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Run More Negative Ads
Discussion: The Corner, MyDD and Commentary
 

 
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Kendra Barnett / The Drum:
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David Gilmour / Mediaite:
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