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9:20 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”:
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Hackers break into Sarah Palin's e-mail account
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Pareene / Gawker:
Sarah Palin's Personal Emails
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin's Yahoo! hacking: ‘GovPalin’
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
CNN:
McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
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:
LOSING IT  —  Did John McCain really just suggest that the …
Discussion: Shakesville
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
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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.
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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Gail Collins / New York Times:
The McCain of the Week  —  “The people of Ohio are the most productive in the world!” yelled John McCain at a rally outside of Youngstown on Tuesday.  Present company perhaps excluded, since the crowd was made up entirely of people who were at liberty in the middle of a workday.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Zachary Karabell / Wall Street Journal:
Bad Accounting Rules Helped Sink AIG
Discussion: New York Times, The Corner and EconLog
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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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Role Reversal  —  Karl Rove thinks it is a mistake for Barack Obama to go so radically negative: … That may be right, but we don't know if it's been “working” and is behind the slight shift in the national polls back to an absolute dead heat.  But one thing seems clear: Obama will have a hard time keeping this up.
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Needs to Sell Himself, Not Attack McCain  —  Be careful not to assign too much scientific precision to polls.  They aren't as accurate as portrayed.  But several different surveys at roughly the same time that show similar results are useful guides.  So three trends in recent polls must worry …
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Associated Press:
Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans.  The Republican campaign for president calls the tax increases their Democratic opponents propose “painful” instead of patriotic.
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 …
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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.
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
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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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Limbaugh, hitting back over usage in ad, says Obama “stoking racism”
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
 
 
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John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Shock Poll: Jews Now Favor McCain in New York, 54-32
USA Today:
Our view on bipartisanship: Who's the better uniter?
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Recent Obama Ads More Negative Than Rival's, Study Says
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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
Walden Siew / Reuters:
S&P says pressure building on U.S. “AAA” rating
Discussion: Firedoglake and Balloon Juice
Frederick W. Kagan / Weekly Standard:
No Oil for Blood  —  Thanks to three American senators, China will be pumping Iraqi oil.
Discussion: ThreatsWatch and Wizbang
 Earlier Items: 
Christy Hoppe / TRAIL BLAZERS:
Bob Barr Busts Ballot
Discussion: Reason and Outside The Beltway
Nicholas Provenzo / The Rule of Reason:
Palin's Down syndrome child and the right to abortion
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Stop The ACLU
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
Discussion: Commentary
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Absurdity Of CNBC  —  The entire financial system …
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Panic  —  Seldom has there been a larger contrast between …
Discussion: Swampland and www.redstate.com
 

 
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