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12:55 AM ET, September 18, 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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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 …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Wizbang
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 …
CNN:
McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack  —  From CNN's Alexander Mooney, CNN's Carol Cratty, CNN's Kevin Bohn  —  (CNN) — John McCain's campaign said Wednesday it has contacted “appropriate authorities” over a report that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's personal e-mail had been hacked.
Discussion: Gawker and The Swamp
Fox News:
Palin's E-Mail Account Hacked, Published on Web Site
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Sarah Palin's Personal Email Hacked
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:   Hackers claim break-in to Palin's e-mail account
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CBS News:
Poll: Obama Retakes Lead Over McCain  —  Though McCain's supporters have become more enthusiastic about the Republican nominee, he still suffers from an enthusiasm gap.  Sixty-one percent of Obama supporters are enthusiastic about their candidate, up eight points from last week's poll …
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Despite Claims Today He Warned of this Crisis, McCain in 2007 Said He Didn't See This Crisis Coming  —  “Two years ago, I warned that the oversight of Fannie and Freddie was terrible, that we were facing a crisis because of it, or certainly serious problems,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CBS this morning.
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
A Commercial, Anyone?  —  1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:
Discussion: Power Line and Macsmind
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:   McCain Did Anticipate Problems with Fannie and Freddie
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Senate Majority Leader on Economic Woes: ‘No One Knows What to Do’
Discussion: A Blog For All and Hot Air
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LOSING IT  —  Did John McCain really just suggest that the Prime Minister of Spain might be one of America's enemies?  One of those international leaders he'd refuse to meet with?  —  Does he want to liberate Spain too?  —  The passage in question is at the end of the interview linked here (with translation into Spanish) ...
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
EL CID!  (MORE ON MCCAIN'S LIBERATION OF SPAIN)  —  We wanted to give you an update on the post below where we described Sen. McCain's latest gaffe in which he seemed to suggest that he might not be willing to meet with Spanish Prime Minster Zapatero because he is among those world leaders who want to harm America.
Discussion: Eunomia, Obsidian Wings and Needlenose
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 …
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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” …
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
Dan Fagan / Anchorage Daily News:
No one is above the truth, even Palin  —  You really can't experience the full effect of Monday's news conference featuring Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton unless you hear it for yourself.  Stapleton passionately attacked former Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan.
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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.
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Absurdity Of CNBC  —  The entire financial system is practically collapsing and they're lamenting the possibility of more regulation.  I don't think the sports/referee metaphor is perfect, but it's probably good enough.  People who prattle on about “the free market” …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Democrats.com
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Trump endorses McCain on Larry King  —  Donald Trump, the flamboyant New York magnate, said on CNN's “Larry King Live” on Wednesday night that he is supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president.  —  Trump, never shy with his opinions, went on to say that McCain appears to be winning …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
America will need a $1,000bn bail-out
Discussion: Economists for Obama and EconLog
Lindsay Beyerstein / Campaign Silo:
Hackers Expose Palin's Legally Questionable Correspondence
Jerusalem Post:
Vote count finds Livni winning primary by very slight margin
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Commentary
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
Washington Post:
Palin Exaggerates Alaska's Energy Role
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Daily Dish
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama ad hits McCain on social security
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Spin Cycle
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
How Magazines Led Investors Toward Ruin
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal
Heidi N. Moore / Deal Journal:
Morgan Stanley Memo: ‘There Is No Rational Basis for the Movements in our Stock’
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: McCain fell off his horse
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Panic  —  Seldom has there been a larger contrast between …
Discussion: Swampland and www.redstate.com
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Washington Mutual Begins Efforts to Sell Itself
 

 
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David Gilmour / Mediaite:
The AP removed a fact check debunking the claim that JD Vance admitted he had sex with a couch; AP said the post didn't go through its standard editing process

 
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