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9:45 AM ET, September 22, 2008

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Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Hope, Change, & Lies: Orchestrated “Grassroots” Smear Campaigns & the People that Run Them  —  Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine the source of smears directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.  Those smears included false allegations …
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Dan / Riehl World View:
Did Obama Fund Web-based Smear Campaign Targeting Palin?  —  Updated: YouTube videos being pulled, accounts canceled within an hour of the post going up?  Sounds like we hit a nerve.  I'm thinking this may just get good.  Everything is cached.  I know Rusty should have copies, so do I …
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William Kristol / New York Times:
A Fine Mess  —  A friend serving in the Bush administration called Sunday to try to talk me out of my doubts about the $700 billion financial bailout the administration was asking Congress to approve.  I picked up the phone, and made the mistake of good-naturedly remarking …
Discussion: Townhall.com
New York Times:
Democrats Set Terms as Bailout Debate Begins  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats began to set their own terms on Sunday for a plan to rescue the nation's financial institutions, including greater legislative oversight of the Treasury Department, more direct assistance for homeowners …
New York Times:
Foreign Banks Hope Bailout Will Be Global
Discussion: Firedoglake and AlterNet.org
Bill Cotterell / News Press:
Palin draws crowd of 60,000 in The Villages  —  THE VILLAGES — Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told wildly cheering, flag-waving, chanting supporters that John McCain is “the only great man in this race” and promised Sunday he will fix the nation's economy if voters give the GOP four more years in the White House.
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Orlando Sentinel:
Palin wows 'em in The Villages  —  THE VILLAGES - With thousands of supporters packing the streets and sidewalks of this massive retirement community, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took the safe route Sunday and said she and John McCain would reform Washington, put America on the path to energy independence …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Palinmania: 60,000 turn out for event in Florida?
Discussion: Wizbang and The Other McCain
MSNBC:
Sept. 21: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Steve Pearlstein, Steve Liesman, Erin Burnett  —  Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson & N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg  —  Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sat down with Tom Brokaw to discuss what President Bush called …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama might keep Paulson
Discussion: Open Left and Donklephant
Craig Torres / Bloomberg:
Fed Allows Goldman, Morgan Stanley to Become Banks
New York Times:
Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million  —  Senator John McCain's campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say.
New York Times:
2 Candidates Back Bailout, With Caveats  —  PHILADELPHIA — Senators John McCain and Barack Obama warned Sunday that there should be more oversight built into the government's $700 billion plan to stabilize the financial markets but said the potentially enormous expenditure would not force …
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Sarah Palin / New York Sun:
Palin on Ahmadinejad: ‘He Must Be Stopped’  —  Governor Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, was scheduled to speak today at a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the appearance here of President Ahmadinejad of Iran.  Her appearance was canceled by rally organizers who sought a nonpolitical event.
Discussion: Townhall.com and The Strata-Sphere
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
Conservatives Try New Tack on Campuses  —  COLORADO SPRINGS — Acknowledging that 20 years and millions of dollars spent loudly and bitterly attacking the liberal leanings of American campuses have failed to make much of a dent in the way undergraduates are educated, some conservatives have decided to try a new strategy.
Robert A. George / RAGGED THOTS:
Cuomo For SEC?  WTF?  —  Last week was hardly John McCain's finest moment when, deciding that the Securities and Exchange Commission bore major responsibility for the Wall Street madness, he essentially called for SEC Chairman Chris Cox to be fired.  —  (Perhaps it was my imagination …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain strikes bipartisan notes in 60 Minutes interview
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Politico Intends to Expand After Presidential Race Ends  —  Politico has grown rapidly from a little-known start-up company to one of the nation's most popular online sources of political news.  But it has been riding a wave of interest in a hot presidential campaign, so what happens to Politico after Nov. 4?
Discussion: FishBowlDC and Romenesko
The Politico:
The race discussion Obama didn't want  —  When the Democratic primary descended into a charged debate about black and white and Sen. Barack Obama's racially polarizing pastor last spring, Obama took the stage to address the question of race head-on.  —  “Race is an issue that I believe …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Caucus
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Associated Press:
Obama staff leaves North Dakota
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and TalkLeft
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama walks the abortion minefield  —  For the past week, some activists in the abortion rights community have been trying to figure out why Barack Obama, a Democrat praised for his strong defense of reproductive rights, appeared to be turning soft.  —  Those who work on the front lines …
Discussion: Power Line
Sean D. Naylor / Military Times HOME:
U.S. officer: Pakistani forces aided Taliban  —  Pakistani military forces flew repeated helicopter missions into Afghanistan to resupply the Taliban during a fierce battle in June 2007, according to a Marine lieutenant colonel, who says his information is based on multiple U.S. and Afghan intelligence reports.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Agonist
 
 
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Why Should We Negotiate With Bush At All?  —  I am going to ask …
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
A Disability Epidemic Among a Railroad's Retirees
Discussion: City Room and Spin Cycle
Associated Press:
Barack Obama to campaign in Green Bay on Monday
Discussion: TIME.com
 Earlier Items: 
The Huffington Post:
ABC Panel Tears Into McCain: Not Presidential, Age Should Be An Issue
Discussion: AlterNet.org
Calculated Risk:
Paulson Plan: Will it Work?
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Leading McCain by 4 Points
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
NY Daily News:
Mac and I had tropical heat in Rio, says ex
Discussion: TBogg