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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!
The Huffington Post:
George Will: Palin Is Not Qualified  —  Famed conservative columnist George Will told a gathering of Senate aides on Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin is “obviously” not prepared to assume the presidency if necessary, two event attendees told the Huffington Post.
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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
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Feisty McCain duels with Des Moines Register  —  An emphatic, combative and at times surly John McCain today tangled with the Des Moines Register editorial board over his running mate, the nature of his campaign and whether he can appreciate the health care needs of Americans.
Discussion: The E&P Pub
Michelle Malkin:
A debate “moderator” in the tank for Obama  —  My first syndicated column of the week shines light on PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who will moderate Thursday's only vice presidential debate.  Try as she might to deflect questions about her impartiality, her biases — and her conflict of interest — are clear.
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Alissa K / TVNewser:
Gwen Ifill Breaks Ankle, But Still Plans To Meet 'Em In St. Louis
Discussion: TIME.com and Wonkette
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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Charles Gasparino / CNBC.com:
Learn How to Get Real-Time Quotes on Your Mobile Device
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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: Taylor Marsh and Power Line
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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 …
John Cruickshank / CBC News:
We erred in our judgment  —  More than 300 people have taken the trouble this month to complain to the CBC ombudsman about a column we ran on CBCNews.ca about Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Sept. 5.  —  The column, by award-winning freelance writer Heather Mallick …
Discussion: Daimnation! and Don Surber
The Politico:
Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack  —  John McCain's fade in recent polls, combined with a barrage of negative news coverage during the financial crisis, has leading Republican activists around the country worrying about his prospects and urging his campaign to become much more aggressive …
Discussion: CNN, Open Left and FiveThirtyEight.com
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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Squidoo:
One vote = $2 donation  —  Vote once.  Vote good.  —  Be sure to look at the whole list before you vote.  One vote per person.  —  Loading poll.  Please Wait...  Predict: Who will get the most votes?  —  Break out the crystal ball...  Which organization on the list above do you think will get the most votes?
TChris / TalkLeft:
Futile Advice For Sarah Palin  —  In an open letter to Sarah Palin, The American Conservative sees in Palin what it once saw in George Bush: a regular person with strong traditional values who champions faith, limited government, and pro-life judges.  The AC feels betrayed by a president whose promised …
Discussion: amconmag.com and The Other McCain
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Lesson From a Crisis: When Trust Vanishes, Worry  —  In 1929, Meyer Mishkin owned a shop in New York that sold silk shirts to workingmen.  When the stock market crashed that October, he turned to his son, then a student at City College, and offered a version of this sentiment: It serves those rich scoundrels right.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Townhall.com:
H1: John Campbell With Hugh Hewitt  —  09290801 Hewitt: Hour 1 - Hugh covers the incredibly unecessary collapse of the stock market today after Nancy Pelosi's Congress couldn't pass the Main Street breakwater bill that was agreed on over the weekend by leadership.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and Slog
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: Reason and Campaign Silo
Matt / Think Progress:
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, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a Florida crowd that he “still” believes “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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: Don Surber and The News Buckit
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Singing the new Gospel of the New Messiah; Update: NBC chief behind the effort?  —  I'm a little sick of the idea of using children to promote political positions and especially candidates, so I'm inclined to look at this kind of effort with a jaundiced eye under any circumstances.
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Kerry gives DSCC $1 million  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has made a $1 million contribution from his campaign to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), he told supporters in an e-mail Tuesday.  —  Kerry said the current financial crisis shows how important it is for Democrats to get to 60 seats.
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 and Samizdata.net
 
 
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Rep. McCotter: ‘Terrible mistake’ …
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