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6:55 AM ET, September 19, 2008

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Steve Liesman / CNBC.com:
Learn How to Get Real-Time Quotes on Your Mobile Device  —  Bad Debt Plan May Cost Up to Half a Trillion Dollars  —  Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson briefed Congressional leaders on plans to address the “illiquid assets” on U.S. financial institutions' balance sheets, possibly including …
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Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Fed and Treasury Offer to Work With Congress on Bailout Plan  —  WASHINGTON — The head of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve began discussions on Thursday with Congressional leaders on what could become the biggest bailout in United States history.  —  While details remain to be worked out …
Calculated Risk:
What would a New Government Entity Look Like?
Discussion: ParaPundit and naked capitalism
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Bush says he's working hard on economic turmoil
Discussion: Big Brass Blog and Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
SEC Is Set to Issue Temporary Ban Against Short Selling  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission prepared an aggressive assault against short-sellers, saying it would temporarily prevent investors from making bets on stock declines in an attempt to stem some of the worst stock-market slides in years …
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stephenbainbridge.com:
McCain's Moronic Critique of Cox  —  I've never really trusted John McCain on the economy.  On this issue, he's simply the lesser of two evils.  Barack Obama knows what he wants to do to the economy and what he wants to do scares the crap out of me.  McCain doesn't know very much of anything …
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 …
Ian Welsh / Firedoglake:
SEC Panic Raises Odds of Major Market Meltdown
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
What's on the desk  —  In a picture supplied by Sarah Palin's family to the Associated Press, Palin appears with some rather odd reading matter: The magazine of the ultraconservative John Birch Society.  —  The picture, dating to 1995, when Palin was a member of the Wasilla City Council …
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Michael Shaw / BAGnewsNotes:
Early Signs Of Sarah Palin's Radical Agenda?  —  Here is a biographical and personality insight one would only turn up through a more careful examination of political pictures.  —  Last week, the NYT published a widely-read story about the way Sarah Palin treated her friends and foes as the Wasilla mayor.
CNBC.com:
Where Next for the Dollar?  18 Sep 2008  —  Is the U.S. government's proposal to take on bad bank assets a good move?  Sharada Selvanathan, currency strategist at BNP Paribas gives her take on how this will affect the dollar, with CNBC's Maura Fogarty & Stephen Sedgwick.
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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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.
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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Aurelio Rojas / Sacramento Bee:
Field Poll finds gay marriage ban trails by 17 points  —  Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A3  —  A constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California has lost support during the past two months and now trails by a 17-point margin.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Energy Expertise  —  Today, the person who “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America” let slip some pearls of wisdom: … I'm not sure I fully grasp that, though I am relieved to know that they, whoever they are, don't have to sit around flagging individual molecules all day long.
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Manu Raju / The Hill:
‘Gang of 20’ won't offer energy bill  —  A bipartisan group of senators who sought a compromise in the rancorous energy debate won't introduce their bill before lawmakers adjourn for the elections, several Senate aides said Thursday.  —  Instead, the so-called Gang of 20 will offer a statement …
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton: McCain ‘A Great Man’; Praises Wife's, Not Obama's Economic Plan  —  ABC News' Jennifer Parker reports: Former President Bill Clinton has largely kept himself out of the public eye since his wife lost the Democratic primary to Barack Obama.  —  However in a rare television interview tonight …
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Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama: Don't vote because 'she's cute'
Discussion: Wonkette and TigerHawk
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 …
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.
Rush Limbaugh / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Is Stoking Racial Antagonism  —  I understand the rough and tumble of politics.  But Barack Obama — the supposedly postpartisan, postracial candidate of hope and change — has gone where few modern candidates have gone before.  —  Mr. Obama's campaign is now trafficking in prejudice of its own making.
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:
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 …
Todd Zywicki / The Volokh Conspiracy:
KEITH OLBERMANN: I happend to catch the very beginning of “Countdown” with Keith Olbermann.  His lead story was on John McCain's statement that if he were President he would “fire” Chris Cox as Chairman of the SEC, explaining that the Chairman of the FTC is appointed by and serves at the will of the President.
Discussion: GINA COBB
Washington Post:
GOP Sees Rebound in Battle for Congress  —  Party Hopes Momentum Will Help Limit Losses  —  Like many of her Republican colleagues concerned about their reelection prospects, Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina skipped the party's national convention to focus on campaigning back home.
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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William Yardley / New York Times:
Alaska Star May Add Luster to Tarnished Senator
Discussion: TIME.com
Andrew Roth / Club for Growth:
Embarrassing Moment for Paul Krugman
Discussion: The Foundry and www.redstate.com
Erika Hayasaki / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Palin said yes, thanks, to a road to nowhere in Alaska
Discussion: TalkLeft and Jesus' General
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Trying to Get Christian Music Fans to Tune To the Left
Discussion: Greg's Opinion
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Rangel blames everyone else for his ethics problems in ‘Open Letter to New Yorkers’
Discussion: New York Times
Saul Hansell / Bits:
How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers
Discussion: PrestoPundit and Angry Bear
CNN:
Palin's husband won't testify, campaign says
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Obama outraged at being accused of not supporting something he doesn't support
Randi Kaye / CNN:
Palin's hometown legacy left trail of legal bills
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Retiring, McCain-Style  —  Though he's now coy, John …
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Megan Chuchmach / ABCNEWS:
FEMA Says No to Ice For Hurricane Survivors
Discussion: Corrente