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11:40 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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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 …
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:
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
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: The Swamp and Gawker
Fox News:
Palin's E-Mail Account Hacked, Published on Web Site
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:   Hackers claim break-in to Palin's e-mail account
New York Times:
McCain Seen as Less Likely to Bring Change, Poll Finds  —  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.
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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 …
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 …
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
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: 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.
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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.
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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
Washington Post:
Palin Exaggerates Alaska's Energy Role  —  Sen. John McCain, NBC interview, Sept. 10  —  “My job has been to oversee nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of oil and gas.”  —  Gov. Sarah Palin, Golden, Colo., Sept. 15  —  The woman touted by John McCain as the most knowledgeable person …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Daily Dish
 
 
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Lindsay Beyerstein / Campaign Silo:
Hackers Expose Palin's Legally Questionable Correspondence
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Regulators Try to Change Rules to Match the Need
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Jerusalem Post:
Vote count finds Livni winning primary by very slight margin
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Commentary
Lisa Fairfax / Conglomerate:
“Too Big to Fail”?  —  A dominant theme in the recent discussions …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama ad hits McCain on social security
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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David Talbot / Salon:
Sarah Palin's wasteful ways
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Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal
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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
DealBook:
Washington Mutual Begins Efforts to Sell Itself
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
CNN Demolishes Every McCain Campaign Lie
 

 
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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

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

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Sources: WBD will lay off ~1,000 employees across sectors including finance, business affairs, and production; source: fewer than 10 Max staffers are affected

 
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