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1:35 PM ET, September 22, 2008

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Cash for Trash  —  Some skeptics are calling Henry Paulson's $700 billion rescue plan for the U.S. financial system “cash for trash.”  Others are calling the proposed legislation the Authorization for Use of Financial Force, after the Authorization for Use of Military Force …
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Dodd bill more aggressive than Treasury plan  —  Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd is taking much more aggressive approach to the Treasury bailout plan, demanding foreclosure assistance, limits on executive compensation and profit sharing for taxpayers if the Treasury begins …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Michelle Malkin:
Why Henry Paulson must be “contained”
Discussion: Law Blog and The Crypt's Blogs
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Dodd to seek changes to Treasury relief package
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and The Swamp
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.
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Rick Pearson / Clout St:   McCain ad takes on Obama and ‘Chicago machine’
Byron York / The Corner:
The McCain Campaign and the Times
Discussion: MoJoBlog and TPM Election Central
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Election Central Morning Roundup
John McCormick / The Swamp:
McCain camp runs ad on Obama's Chicago
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Hope, Change, & Lies: Orchestrated “Grassroots” Smear Campaigns & the People that Run Them [Updated]  —  ***Sticky***Scroll past on main page for newer posts***Updates sprinkled throughout post and summarized at end***  —  Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine …
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Ace of Spades HQ:
“eswinner's” YouTube Account Officially Closed 15 Minutes Ago;  —  No Defamation Without Representation!  —  I would once again stress that this is the best confirmation of everything Rusty alleged... and the stuff he didn't quite allege but we're all thinking is most likely true.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Dodd's Bailout Draft Could Give Companies' Shares to Government  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats want to add tough new measures to the Treasury Department's proposal to bail out financial firms, including strict limits on executive compensation and a provision that would allow the government …
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Dawn Kopecki / Bloomberg:
U.S. Treasury Widens Scope of Plan to Buy Bad Debt
Discussion: American Street and FP Passport
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For release at 9:30 p.m. EDT  —  The Federal Reserve Board on Sunday approved, pending a statutory five-day antitrust waiting period, the applications of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to become bank holding companies.  —  To provide increased liquidity support to these firms as they transition …
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Nouriel Roubini / Nouriel Roubini's Global …:
The Shadow Banking System is Unravelling: Roubini Column in the Financial Times.
Discussion: Kevin Drum
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.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The End-Times And Sarah Palin  —  Yes, she believes in them.  Of course she believes in them.  Her former pastor believes that Alaska will be the refuge for the faithful in the lower 48 states when the Rapture comes.  She is a Biblical literalist who denies evolution - who has to deny evolution - to remain in her church.
Discussion: Donklephant
Washington Post:
Steering the McCain Campaign, a Lot of Old Bush Hands  —  When Gov. Sarah Palin flew home to Alaska for the first time since being named the Republican vice presidential nominee, she brought along at least half a dozen new advisers to conduct briefings, stage-manage her first television interview …
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.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire and Hullabaloo
David Prosser / The Independent:
Fury at $2.5bn bonus for Lehman's New York staff  —  Up to 10,000 staff at the New York office of the bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers will share a bonus pool set aside for them that is worth $2.5bn (£1.4bn), Barclays Bank, which is buying the business, confirmed last night.
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Bailout Prevents Great Depression 2.0  —  What would be the dollar cost of not bailing out Wall Street?  Try a number north of $30 trillion.  (The awful math is detailed below.)  That's why Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke were so scared last week.  And, yes, I think “scared” isn't too strong a word.
Discussion: The Corner and Ed Driscoll.com
Satyam / Think Progress:
McCain Clueless When Asked About Fiorina's $40 Million Golden Parachute: ‘I Do Not Know The Details’  —  For the past week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been railing against Wall Street “fat cats” and pledging to “stop multi-million dollar payouts to CEOs who have broken the public trust.”
Discussion: Towleroad.com
Robert Farley / American Prospect:
PETER THE GREAT ON THE WAY.  —  RFS Pyotr Velikiy and its entourage set sail for Venezuela yesterday.  The ship has broken down during exercises before, and I suspect that part of the point of the voyage is to demonstrate that major Russian naval units can operate distant from Russian bases.
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Early voting starts today in some states  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — Voters by the thousands will begin casting ballots for president this week in an early voting process that's expected to set records this year.  —  Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first in the nation eligible to vote in person, as well as by mail.
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Stand-Ins, Naps Help Debate Preparation  —  To get in the debating mood, Republican John McCain will host a town-hall event and take a short nap.  His rival, Democrat Barack Obama, will work out or shoot hoops.  —  And to prepare, Sen. McCain will spar this week in mock debates with Michael Steele.
 
 
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The New Republic:
Polling question
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Marc Ambinder:
NRA Begins Multi-Million-Dollar Television Ad Campaign
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Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
Study Ties Wage Disparities To Outlook on Gender Roles
Discussion: Swampland and NewsBusters.org
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Hoy, el senor Limbaugh speaks en espanol about Obama
Discussion: The Swamp
Ed Rollins / CNN:
Rollins: McCain, Obama botching response to crisis
CNN:
Jury selection begins in Stevens corruption trial
Discussion: TalkLeft
Anne / Nielsen Wire:
Uncommitted Voters More Engaged By RNC Telecasts
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Bill Saporito / Time:
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
DEEP SECRETS OF CAMPAIGN 2008
Washington Post:
Hiding in Plain Sight
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Political Punch
Kevin Hassett / Bloomberg:
How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett
Discussion: The Corner
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Team McCain tosses more chum overboard
Discussion: Washington Monthly
NY Daily News:
Run, Mike, run
Discussion: City Room and New York Magazine