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10:20 PM ET, September 30, 2008

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CBS News:
Palin Opens Up On Controversial Issues  —  VP Candidate Speaks Frankly With Katie Couric About Feminism, Homosexuality, Abortion And The Environment … The day began early.  After being briefed by her staff, Sarah Palin heads out with her 14-year-old daughter Willow in tow.
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Palin on which newspapers she reads: ‘Um, all of them.’  —  Tonight on the CBS Evening News, host Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin which sources she relies on for her news consumption.  Three separate times, Couric tried to elicit a response from Palin about which specific newspapers she reads.
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Sessions with Couric  —  There was another installment of the Katie Couric Palin Diaries tonight.  Katie asked Sarah Palin about reading: … As soon as I saw it on CBS earlier (I trust most of you have better things to do with your time!), I knew the new conventional wisdom would be something like “she bans books and doesn't read.”
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Palin's contrast  —  Katie Couric, in a segment to air tonight, asks Palin about her joke that she's been listening to Joe Biden's speeches since second grade, and whether that isn't an odd thing to say given her own running mate's age:
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Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Qualified  —  When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin, as his running mate, the Democrats and their far-left constituency let out a primal scream that could be heard from sea to shining sea.  How dare he choose someone that they and their pals in the media had not had a chance to vet …
Discussion: Eunomia
Marist Poll:
High Stakes: A Vice Presidential Debate Preview
CNNMoney.com:
Senate to vote on rescue plan Wednesday  —  The bailout package adds new provisions - including raising the FDIC insurance cap.  Democratic sources told CNN that they expect bipartisan support.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The Senate plans to vote on the $700 billion bank rescue plan Wednesday evening …
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate to vote on bailout Wednesday
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Commentary
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
Senate to vote on bailout tomorrow; Obama, McCain to return
Discussion: Weekly Standard, GINA COBB and Hot Air
Associated Press:
Senate to vote on financial rescue plan on Wed.
Discussion: Swampland, Blog entry and The Politico
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
A Political Meltdown  —  A police officer patrols an empty hall …
Discussion: TIME.com
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
SEC Clarification May Help Markets  —  Some economists are attributing much of the current financial crisis to something as mundane-seeming as accounting.  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards Board have just made an announcement that, dry as it sounds …
Discussion: Power Line and The Corner
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The Huffington Post:
Is Sarah Palin's Lipliner A Tattoo?  (SLIDESHOW, POLL)  —  On September 10th, Wonkette received a tip that Sarah Palin's lipliner is a tattoo. … So although the allegation comes in a strangely cryptic email and there is no actual proof that this procedure was performed …
RushLimbaugh.com:
God Bless the House Republicans  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: I want to dedicate today's Dow Jones Industrial Average, it's at about 269, up at the moment, to the Republicans in the House of Representatives for their boldness yesterday.  Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, Rush Limbaugh …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
House GOP leadership, conservative media, The Crypt mocked by Rush
Discussion: Townhall.com
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Sarah Palin On Today's Show  —  I will air an interview with the governor at the top of the first hour and repeat it in the third hour.
Washington Post:
Voters Fear Failure of Bailout Bill Could Deepen Crisis, Poll Finds  —  Concerns About Economic Prospects Continue to Lift Obama's Campaign  —  Voters are deeply divided over the terms of the government's $700 billion economic rescue package, but overwhelmingly fear the House's rejection …
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Jeff White / FP Comment:
Bailout marks Karl Marx's comeback  —  Marx's Proposal Number Five seems to be the leading motivation for those backing the Wall Street bailout  —  By Martin Masse  —  In his Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, Karl Marx proposed 10 measures to be implemented after the proletariat takes power …
Discussion: The News Buckit and Don Surber
Emma Graves Fitzsimmons / Chicago Tribune:
Sarah Palin gets painted in full, and nothing's conservative about it  —  North Side tavern hangs nude portrait  —  Bruce Elliott, whose wife owns the Old Town Ale House, painted this nude portrait of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.  He said his daughter …
Discussion: Hot Air, Reason and Campaign Silo
Radley Balko / Reason:
The House of Death  —  An interview with DEA whistleblower Sandy Gonzalez  —  Sandalio “Sandy” Gonzalez recently retired after a 32-year career in law enforcement, 27 as an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), eventually ascending to his highest-ranking position as head of operations in South America.
Discussion: The Agitator
Bill Sammon / Fox News:
Unlike Clinton, Biden Gets Pass for Saying He Was ‘Shot At’ in Iraq  —  When Hillary Clinton told a tall tale about “landing under sniper fire” in Bosnia, she was accused of “inflating her war experience” by Barack Obama's campaign — but the campaign has been silent about Joe Biden telling …
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:
FRONTIERSMAN EXCLUSIVE: Palin responds to questions  —  Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, agreed to a request by her hometown newspaper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, for an interview by providing written responses via e-mail to the following questions.
Matt / Think Progress:
Rep. Steve King: McCain Was Right When He Said The Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Strong  —  Rep. Steve King: McCain Was Right When He Said The Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Strong  —  Earlier this month, on the same day that two of Wall Street's major banking institutions collapsed …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Get This Man An Atlas!  John McCain Says Venezuela Is In The Middle East  —  Aravosis at AmericaBlog noticed this one...I guess that McCain should thank his lucky stars that most GOP are low info voters, so hopefully not many of them picked up on this:
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Wonkette
The Huffington Post:
Report: Gingrich Stabbed Boehner In Back, Whipped GOP Opposition To Bailout  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was working aggressively behind the scenes to defeat the Wall Street rescue plan minutes before he himself released a public statement in support of the package, NBC's Andrea Mitchell reported on Tuesday.
Alissa K / TVNewser:
Gwen Ifill Breaks Ankle, But Still Plans To Meet 'Em In St. Louis  —  First On TVNewser: PBS' Gwen Ifill has broken her ankle after tripping and falling down stairs at her home last night, a NewsHour insider tells TVNewser.  We're told Ifill had been walking up a staircase …
Discussion: TIME.com, Wonkette and Gawker
Bloomberg:
Euro Falls Most Against Dollar Amid European Banking Failures  —  Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — The euro fell the most against the dollar since the introduction of the shared currency in 1999 after France and Belgium led a state-backed rescue of Dexia SA, as the widening financial crisis forces governments …
Discussion: Don Surber and Vodkapundit
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
A Major New Plan Coming from Donna Edwards, Peter DeFazio, Progressives  —  You guys are amazing. 43 donations in 12 hours is remarkable, not because of the number but because this site spends A LOT of time criticizing Democratic leaders, so turning around and investing your faith …
Jeffrey A. Miron / CNN:
Commentary: Bankruptcy, not bailout, is the right answer  —  Editor's note: Jeffrey A. Miron is senior lecturer in economics at Harvard University.  A Libertarian, he was one of 166 academic economists who signed a letter to congressional leaders last week opposing the government bailout plan.
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
NBC's Zucker didn't produce Obama video  —  Drudge helped push a video of a group of children in Venice, CA singing the praises of Barack Obama today with the headline, “VIDEO: Obama Kids Sing for Dear Leader.”  —  So of course, it made the rounds all day online, followed later …
 
 
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Kerry gives DSCC $1 million
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
House Progressives Propose Bailout Alternative
Discussion: Open Left
Lori Robertson / Newsweek:
Not Coming Clean on Coal
Discussion: Wonk Room
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Bruce, Billy and Barack
Discussion: culturekitchen
Matthew Tresaugue / Houston Chronicle:
Mayor takes on giant refinery
Discussion: Facing South and The Foundry
DealBook:
A.I.G.'s Bailout Terms Revealed
Discussion: Kevin Drum
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama calls House members
Discussion: MyDD and TIME.com
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Former Ambassador to Pakistan Milam: “I had a pretty good idea …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Edging Into More Active Role On Crisis
Krooney / TIME.com:
McCain Plays the Bill Clinton Card
Discussion: Political Machine