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10:20 AM ET, September 25, 2008

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CNN:
McCain camp to propose postponing VP debate  —  (CNN) — McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate …
A.L. / The Anonymous Liberal:
Was McCain's Stunt an Attempt at Palin Damage Control?  —  I'm serious.  The more I look at what happened today, the more I think it was all an elaborate attempt to stem the fallout from the truly disastrous interview Sarah Palin taped this morning with Katie Couric.
Marc Ambinder:
McCain's Bottom Line: No Deal = No Debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Bailout Could Deepen Crisis, CBO Chief Says  —  Asset Sales May Lead to Write-Downs, Insolvencies, Orszag Tells Congress  —  The director of the Congressional Budget Office said yesterday that the proposed Wall Street bailout could actually worsen the current financial crisis.
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Andy Kessler / Wall Street Journal:
The Paulson Plan Will Make Money For Taxpayers
Discussion: The Big Picture and Althouse
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Plan's Mystery: What's All This Stuff Worth?
Drudge Report:
EXCLUSIVE: LETTERMAN MOCKS MCCAIN CANCELLATION  —  David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.  —  Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric.
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Bill Carter / The Caucus:
Letterman: McCain's Cancellation Not Funny
Discussion: Townhall.com and You Decide 2008
Brad / Wonk Room:
Full Text Of John McCain's Address To The Clinton Global Initiative  —  Full Text Of John McCain's Address To The Clinton Global Initiative»  —  Here is the full text of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) speech being offered this morning at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, NY.
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain opens CGI remarks by discussing financial crisis
Discussion: The Swamp
Nitya / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton: Don't ‘Overly Parse’ McCain Request to Delay Debate  —  ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman Reports: Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain's request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Selfless or Reckless?  McCain Gambles On Voters' Verdict  —  John McCain is a gambler by nature, and the bet he placed Wednesday may be among the biggest of his political life.  —  The Republican presidential nominee is hoping that his abrupt decision to suspend campaigning …
Hillary Rodham Clinton / Wall Street Journal:
Let's Keep People In Their Homes  —  There is a broad consensus that Congress must act to stave off deeper turmoil on Wall Street.  Irrespective of the final agreement yet to be reached, there are several principles that must be part of a broader reform effort that begins this week and continues in the coming months.
The Moderate Voice:
The Staggering Cynicism Of John McCain  —  The familiar frat boy smirk was absent when George Bush went before the nation last night to cry wolf.  —  The man speaking from the White House had recently managed the feat of polling disapproval ratings lower than Richard Nixon during the week …
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Bush Aides Linked to Talks on Interrogations  —  WASHINGTON — Senior White House officials played a central role in deliberations in the spring of 2002 about whether the Central Intelligence Agency could legally use harsh interrogation techniques while questioning an operative of Al Qaeda …
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:   Top Officials Knew in 2002 of Harsh Interrogations
Moe / Gawker:
Sarah Palin's Other Man Brad Hanson: The (Plausible) Details At Last!  —  The National Enquirer has the details of what the tabloid dubs its “exhaustive” and “extensive” probe of Sarah Palin's extramarital dalliance this week.  It was not with that guy who had his divorce papers sealed …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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National Enquirer:
SARAH PALIN LOVER REVEALED!
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and Hullabaloo
CNN:
Pakistan's president tells Palin she is ‘gorgeous’  —  NEW YORK (CNN) - Sarah Palin and the foreign leaders she has met with in New York have said very little to reporters over the last two days, but the press happened to be in the room on Wednesday for one eyebrow-raising exchange …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Now She Tells Us  —  I've been listening to Doris Kearns Goodwin drone on and on for the past year about how the country desperately needs bipartisanship and flogging her book “Team of Rivals” as a blueprint for proper governance.  (Obama mentioned he read the thing and everyone assumed …
Discussion: TalkLeft
SurveyUSA:
America's First Reaction: Friday's McCain-Obama Debate Should Still Be Held On Friday, But Perhaps With New Focus  —  Immediately after John McCain's announcement 3 pm ET today, Wednesday 09/24/08, that he was suspending his campaign and seeking to postpone Friday's schedule presidential debate …
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Just a barking dog in the night  —  Christopher Beam has it wrong in Slate when he suggests that I and others are mistaken in thinking Biden's gaffes-a-minute are beginning finally to matter, raising questions to the Obama team whether their VP is up to the job—and blunting its criticism of Palin's experience and seriousness.
Discussion: Slate and USS Neverdock
www.dcexaminer.com:
The Examiner endorses McCain-Palin  —  The Examiner endorses John McCain for president and his running mate, Sarah Palin, for vice president.  America is at war overseas and in an economic crisis here at home.  Many of her citizens believe the country is on the wrong track.
Jean / PINKtank:
Official release: CODEPINK activists and other peace organizations meet with Iranian president in New York  —  Leading CODEPINK activists and other peace organizations meet with Iranian president in New York  —  NEW YORK — Calling it a “major step forward” in relations between Iran and the United States …
 
 
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Thought of the Day  —  It sure was nice of Bill Clinton …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama moving into electoral lead
Discussion: MSNBC
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Guantanamo Prosecutor Quits, Says Evidence Was Withheld
Discussion: Associated Press, Reuters and TalkLeft
Jim Rutenberg / The Caucus:
Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain's Health
Discussion: Townhall.com
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
DEEP SECRETS OF CAMPAIGN 2008, PART 5
Discussion: The Corner and National Review
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U.S. navy tanker under apparent pirate attack off Somalia
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Wizbang
 Earlier Items: 
Egregious / Firedoglake:
Interview with Darcy Burner: “I Couldn't Be More Different From Sarah Palin”
Discussion: Pacific Views
Forbes:
Bad News For The Bailout