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3:25 AM ET, September 18, 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:
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 …
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 …
CNN:
McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
Discussion: Gawker
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin's Yahoo! hacking: ‘GovSarah’
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Fox News:
Palin's E-Mail Account Hacked, Published on Web Site
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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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hot Air
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 …
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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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.
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
McCain Did Anticipate Problems with Fannie and Freddie  —  ABC's Jake Tapper: … Tapper goes on to quote McCain saying of the broader subprime/liquidity crises that occurred at in the last few months of 2007, “So, I'd like to tell you that I did anticipate it, but I have to give you straight talk, I did not.”
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Despite Claims Today He Warned of this Crisis, McCain in 2007 Said He Didn't See This Crisis Coming  —  “Two years ago, I warned that the oversight of Fannie and Freddie was terrible, that we were facing a crisis because of it, or certainly serious problems,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CBS this morning.
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
A Commercial, Anyone?  —  1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:
Discussion: Power Line and Macsmind
Amanda / Think Progress:
FLASHBACK: In 2007, McCain Admitted He ‘Did Not’ Anticipate Financial Crisis
Discussion: News Hounds
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” …
Marc Ambinder:
Fact-checking Obama  —  First, CBS News's Wyatt Andrews reports …
Discussion: Power Line and Philly.com
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
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.
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
 
 
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Washington Post:
CORRECTIONS  —  · A Regional Briefing item in the Sept …
Discussion: Commentary and Weekly Standard
Frederick W. Kagan / Weekly Standard:
No Oil for Blood  —  Thanks to three American senators, China will be pumping Iraqi oil.
Discussion: Wizbang and ThreatsWatch
Christy Hoppe / TRAIL BLAZERS:
Bob Barr Busts Ballot
Discussion: Reason and Outside The Beltway
Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
America will need a $1,000bn bail-out
Jerusalem Post:
Vote count finds Livni winning primary by very slight margin
Discussion: Commentary and Israel Matzav
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Brooks, Elites, Populists, Oh My
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Washington Post:
Palin Exaggerates Alaska's Energy Role
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The Absurdity Of CNBC  —  The entire financial system …
Michelle Malkin:
Gawker lies again
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama ad hits McCain on social security
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Scalia says U. of C. has gone liberal
 

 
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