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10:50 PM ET, September 17, 2008


 Top Items: 
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; feds investigate  —  Scroll for updates...Wired News confirms...McCain camp responds: “This is a shocking invasion of the Governor's privacy and a violation of law.  The matter has been turned …
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
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: The Swamp and Gawker
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:   Hackers claim break-in to Palin's e-mail account
Fox News:
Palin's E-Mail Account Hacked, Published on Web Site
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Anthony / Tech Voice:
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 …
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.
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 …
CBS News:
Poll: Obama Retakes Lead Over McCain
Discussion: Hot Air
Mark Halperin /
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'
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
WE'LL BE WATCHING  —  Sarah Palin goes mano-a-mano with Sean Hannity starting tonight.
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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.
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) ...
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: Obsidian Wings and Needlenose
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.
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
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again  —  The predictable response from the Gawker smear machine to my criticism of their decision to publish illegally obtained photos of the Palin children?  —  Slime, false moral equivalence, and more lies.  —  Here's the summary, so I don't have to link and you don't have to give them traffic:
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
Washington Post:
Palin Exaggerates Alaska's Energy Role
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Daily Dish
AG: Palin staff won't testify in trooper probe
Discussion: Making Light and The RBC
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama ad hits McCain on social security
Discussion: Spin Cycle
David Talbot / Salon:
Sarah Palin's wasteful ways
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Daily Kos
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
How Magazines Led Investors Toward Ruin
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal
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Heidi N. Moore / Deal Journal:
Morgan Stanley Memo: ‘There Is No Rational Basis for the Movements in our Stock’
Discussion: All Spin Zone and Portfolio
Eddy /
The Three-Month T-Bill  —  At one point today, the yield …
Discussion: QandO
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
Christine Lagorio / CBS News:
Sneak Preview: Presidential Questions
Discussion: Commentary
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: