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8:35 AM ET, September 18, 2008

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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 …
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Jim Treacher / Mother, May I Sleep with Treacher?:
THEY HOPE PEOPLE DON'T NOTICE HOW THEY'VE CHANGED THE GROUND RULES  —  In today's Chicago Tribune, the Obama camp responds to nitpicky concerns about their attempts to shut down radio shows that might say things they don't like, via their “Obama Action Wires”:
Pareene / Gawker:
Sarah Palin's Personal Emails
Lindsay Beyerstein / Campaign Silo:   Hackers Expose Palin's Legally Questionable Correspondence
CNN:
McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin's Yahoo! hacking: ‘GovSarah’
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OY  —  Well, it doesn't appear to have registered in the American press yet.  But the story keeps bubbling in the Spanish press about McCain's bizarre gaffe about the Spanish Prime Minister.  Here's the front page cut out from the Spanish news channel that did the interview.  They've talked to the interviewer now.
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
John McCain just forget where Spain was.  Seriously, not kidding.  —  (UPDATE: I now have the Spanish version of the interview cropped to the 1 minute 37 seconds in question.  You can listen to it here, but it's in Spanish.)  —  This isn't funny.  It's actually quite serious.
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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LOSING IT  —  Did John McCain really just suggest that the …
Discussion: Shakesville
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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Wall Street Journal:
Will McCain Waste Palin?  —  The media is turning the news into a presidential video game.  “Hurricane Ike” or “Wall Street Meltdown” appears onscreen, and the media boots up Barack Obama and John McCain to see how well they talk the problem.  Mostly they are speaking gobbledygook about things they barely understand.
Discussion: The Corner and Commentary
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 …
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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Deacon / Power Line:
THE WASHINGTON POST — NEVER MORE THAN A HEADLINE AWAY FROM A DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINT  —  Today, the Washington Post's news section ran the following headlines relating to the presidential campaign: … The Post has no headlines or stories about Obama.  It probably recognizes that …
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
A Commercial, Anyone?  —  1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:  —  It's not as though this couldn't be foreseen.  It was.  By the same guy who called for (years before it happened) a surge of troops to turn things around in Iraq.  —  John McCain.  25 May 2005, speaking to the Senate:
Discussion: Macsmind and Power Line
Marc Ambinder:
Fact-checking Obama  —  First, CBS News's Wyatt Andrews reports on a charge that Barack Obama often makes about John McCain's health care plan: that it will result in tax increases for tens of millions of Americans.  —  The truth is that it... well, it might not— although McCain would require Americans …
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Obama Invokes Rush Limbaugh in New Spanish-Language Ads
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
With little notice, Sarah Palin becomes a GOP fundraising machine  —  While the political and news world was focused on the glitzy Hollywood haul of money by the Obama campaign's Brinks trucks Tuesday night, it turns out lesser-light Sarah Palin was gathering in a good deal more than a million bucks …
Discussion: Don Surber and Associated Press
Christy Hoppe / TRAIL BLAZERS:
Bob Barr Busts Ballot  —  Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr has filed suit that would keep voters from seeing the names Barack Obama and John McCain on their voting machines, saying they failed to follow the Texas law to get their names placed on the ballot.
Discussion: Reason and Outside The Beltway
Mary Pat Flaherty / Washington Post:
High Turnout, New Procedures May Mean an Election Day Mess  —  Faced with a surge in voter registrations leading up to Nov. 4, election officials across the country are bracing for long lines, equipment failures and confusion over polling procedures that could cost thousands the chance to cast a ballot.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TIME.com
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
Rory McCarthy / Guardian:
Livni sets sights on coalition after winning by narrow margin  —  Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister, won a narrow election victory today to become the leader of the ruling Kadima party, putting her on track to become the country's first female prime minister in more than 30 years.
Discussion: Truthdig
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Jerusalem Post:
Vote count finds Livni winning primary by very slight margin
Walden Siew / Reuters:
S&P says pressure building on U.S. “AAA” rating  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pressure is building on the pristine “AAA” rating of the United States after a federal bailout of American International Group Inc, the chairman of Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings committee said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Balloon Juice
 
 
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Needs to Sell Himself, Not Attack McCain
Discussion: Commentary and Oliver Willis
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
McCain must OK earmarks, says GOP
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Rocky Delgadillo / The Huffington Post:
Protecting Families From McCain's Broken Health Care Plan
Discussion: Triage
Frederick W. Kagan / Weekly Standard:
No Oil for Blood  —  Thanks to three American senators, China will be pumping Iraqi oil.
Discussion: ThreatsWatch and Wizbang
Nicholas Provenzo / The Rule of Reason:
Palin's Down syndrome child and the right to abortion
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Stop The ACLU
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Don't Like The Economy?  Senate Dems Look At The Policies That Got Us Here
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Lisa Fairfax / Conglomerate:
“Too Big to Fail”?  —  A dominant theme in the recent discussions …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
Discussion: Commentary
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Absurdity Of CNBC  —  The entire financial system …
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Panic  —  Seldom has there been a larger contrast between …
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