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7:30 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 ( instead of her official account (which is, of course …
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Sarah Palin's private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats  —  Scroll for updates...Wired News confirms...  Sometime early this morning, between approximately 3:00am - 4:00am, members of an infamous group of hackers broke into Gov. Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account.
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:'s blog “Threat Level” has the scoop.
Discussion: Gawker and
Anthony / Tech Voice:
HACKERS BREAK INTO SARAH PALIN'S INBOX!  —  This is breaking news, so stay tuned for details as more are available... but it appears the infamous group of cyber-mischief makers “anonymous” are up to their old tricks, and this time they had Governor Palin in their sights.
Jen Phillips / MoJoBlog:
Breaking: Sarah Palin's Yahoo Account Hacked
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain's attempt to fix Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in 2005; Update: Obama can't get AIG right  —  With the financial sector in turmoil today, the media and the politicians have started throwing around blame with the same recklessness as lenders threw around credit to create the problem.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain Embraces Regulation After Many Years of Opposition
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: McCain fell off his horse
Discussion: Firedoglake
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” …
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 …
Discussion: and Oliver Willis
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 …
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.
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.
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 Preston / CNN:
Prominent Clinton backer and DNC member to endorse McCain  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.
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 …
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:
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.
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal  —  On the eve of today's 221st anniversary of the U.S. Constitution's adoption, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told conservative lawyers in Chicago that the University of Chicago Law School — where he used to teach — has lost its edge and gone liberal.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Drudge-ology 101: McCain, Obama and Media Bias  —  Yesterday was a typical recent day on the Drudge Report — the single most influential source for how the presidential campaign is covered in the country.  —  In the banner headline spot for most of the day was a picture …
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The Three-Month T-Bill  —  At one point today, the yield …
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New York Sun:
Bring Back Greenberg  —  As America was racing toward …
Discussion: City Room
Dale Eisman / Virginian-Pilot:
Poll shows McCain, Warner leading races in Virginia
Discussion: Hot Air
Michael Weiss / Weekly Standard:
Losing It  —  Democrats despair as Obama's campaign falters.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McCain and the Power of Populism
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Panic  —  Seldom has there been a larger contrast between …
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Christine Lagorio / CBS News:
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Run More Negative Ads
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Amanda / Think Progress:
McCain and Palin to appear on Larry King Live tonight.
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
Voter Database Glitches Could Disenfranchise Thousands
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Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
The NBA's Board of Governors approves the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video; WBD could still match one of the deals

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
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