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11:20 PM ET, September 18, 2008

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Gateway Pundit:
FATHER OF HACKER Is Tennessee Dem State Rep!!!!! ...  Update: Name- David Kernell ...Update: He's Been Contacted by Feds!  —  FOLKS— MEET DAVID KERNELL—  WOAH!!!!!!  —  Do you remember this from Michelle Malkin's post last night: … Now there's this...  Wired.com has the latest on the Palin scandal:
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Theo Emery / Tennessean.com:
State rep confirms that son is subject of Palin e-mail chatter  —  State Rep. Mike Kernell confirmed Thursday that his son, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, is at the center of heated Internet discussion into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Michelle Malkin:
AP reporter e-mails: Yeah, it's all Palin's fault  —  Just call them the Associated (With Hackers) Press.  —  A reader e-mailed AP reporter Ted Bridis yesterday after Bridis's article on the Palin e-mail hacking disclosed that the AP was refusing to cooperate with the feds and suggested that Palin was to blame for the crime.
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
State rep says son focus of Palin e-mail hacking rumors  —  NASHVILLE - State Rep. Mike Kernell said today that he was aware of Internet rumors about his son being the subject of speculation that he accessed the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Tracking Palin's Hacker: Signs Point to Dem State Rep's Son?
Discussion: Fox News
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
McCain Flub?  Republican Says He'd Fire SEC Chair as President  —  ABC News' David Wright reports: At a joint rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, Republican John McCain slammed the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) for being “asleep,” saying that if he were president, he would fire Chris Cox …
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Frank James / The Swamp:
Wall Street mega bailout ahead?
Discussion: CNBC.com and The Crypt's Blogs
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Camp Removed Bush Criticism From Wall Street Statement
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
Wall Street's Just Deserts
Discussion: Reason
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Keeps Hitting McCain As Flip-Flopper On The Economy
Discussion: The Jed Report
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin's transparency proposal already exists in D.C.  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) - Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the government checkbook online” in Alaska.  On Thursday, Palin suggested she would take that same proposal to Washington.
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Learfield / Radio Iowa:
McCain/Palin Rally in Cedar Rapids  —  I arrived on scene about an hour and a half before the event was to start.  The traffic along I-380 was starting to get dicey, folks waiting in line to enter the parking area and wait for a shuttle to the airplane hanger where the rally will take place.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, Emptywheel and D-Day
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog News:
Palin puts herself on the top of the ticket.  It's now “Palin and McCain”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Palin-McCain  —  Sarah Palin promises a “Palin and McCain …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
For second time this week, crowds leave after Palin speaks
Washington Post:
McCain Slights Spanish Prime Minister  —  The Union Radio interview with John McCain on issues of interest to Hispanics was conducted in English and only later translated into Spanish for listeners.  The audio above is of the English-only interview.  —  By Glenn Kessler and Ed O'Keefe
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Palin disinvited from Iran rally  —  The organizers of an anti-Iran rally Monday rescinded their invitation to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after Democrats protested that her presence would turn the event into a political rally, McCain campaign and Jewish community sources said.
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Biden's Refusal to Appear At Iran Protest Caused the Disinvitation of Palin
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
J Street:   Stop Sarah Palin at non-partisan Iran rally
Carla Marinucci / SFGate:
Shocker: Palin Cancels Big California Swing  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was to star at two major California fundraisers and an Orange County rally for 15,000 next week, has canceled her two-day swing through the Golden State, campaign sources said.  —  The change is a shocker …
J.F. / Media Matters for America:
Dodgy Journalism: Time's Michael Scherer debates strawman, loses  —  Under the header “Dodgy Politics: Using Old Votes to Obscure Current Policies,” Time's Michael Scherer unsuccessfully debunks a claim Barack Obama didn't make in order to accuse the Democratic candidate of offering misleading criticisms of John McCain.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Cafferty Mocks McCain: Is privatizing Social Security really a good idea?
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Dodgy Politics: Using Old Votes to Obscure Current Policies
Discussion: The Jed Report and MyDD
Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama: Don't vote because 'she's cute' … CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, “I like that guy” or, “she's cute.”  —  Might she be talking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?
Discussion: Wonkette
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton: McCain ‘A Great Man’; Praises Wife's, Not Obama's Economic Plan
Discussion: Hot Air
Big Ten Battleground Poll:
Obama and McCain in tight race in inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll  —  In the inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll taken as the nation's financial crisis worsened this week, John McCain and Barack Obama were in a statistical dead heat in seven of the eight Midwest states included in the survey.
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Ronald Brownstein / National Journal Online:
Key Bush States Might Flip
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
Republican congressman endorses Obama  —  Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, a maverick Republican from Maryland, endorsed Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president in an interview Wednesday with WYPR, Baltimore's National Public Radio station.  —  Gilchrest, who lost a primary campaign …
Discussion: Reason and Los Angeles Times
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   HOUSE REPUBLICAN THROWS HIS SUPPORT TO OBAMA.... There are 434 members …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 48%, McCain 44%  —  Marks Obama's first statistically significant lead in two weeks  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Sept. 15-17 Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows Barack Obama with a 48% to 44% lead over John McCain among registered voters, marking the first time that Obama …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A New McCain on the Campaign Trail  —  VIENNA, Ohio — Senator John McCain's campaign events were once free-wheeling journeys marked by flashes of humor, candor and arch observations from the candidate about presidential politics — and John McCain.  Oh, and moments that left no doubt that Mr. McCain was not working from any script.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama denies Raines ties, accuses McCain of throwing stones from his “seven glass houses”  —  The campaign puts out a statement from former Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines, disowning ties to Obama, after a McCain ad attacked him for the ties.  —  The Washington Post reported …
MSNBC:
Records reveal Palin's push for earmarks  —  As a vice presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin has railed against federal earmarks, or congressional funding for pork-barrel projects.  “In our state, we reformed the abuses of earmarks,” Palin recently boasted to a rally in Lancaster, Pa. …
Discussion: TBogg
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Obama outraged at being accused of not supporting something he doesn't support  —  Obama, on the trail in New Mexico, had this to say of McCain:  —  “And today he accused me of not supporting what the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank did with AIG despite no evidence whatsoever that that's what I had said.”
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Palin asked daughters on veep vote after they were already in OH for announcement  —  Appearing on Fox last night, Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity a heartwarming story of how she asked her teenage daughters for their opinion before accepting the vp offer.  —  “So ask the girls what they thought …
 
 
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Matt Volz / Associated Press:
Palin's husband refuses to testify in probe
Discussion: Think Progress
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Pool Report of Schmidt, Salter, Wallace Comments on McCain Press Plane
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Palin's hometown legacy left trail of legal bills
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Retiring, McCain-Style  —  Though he's now coy, John …
Discussion: American Spectator
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