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8:15 AM ET, October 1, 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.
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Campaign tries to explain Palin's Putin comment  —  Gov. Sarah Palin cites vigilance against Russian warplanes coming into U.S. airspace over Alaska as one of her foreign policy credentials.  But the U.S. military command in charge says that hasn't happened in her 21 months in office.
Discussion: MyDD
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Sessions with Couric
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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Andrew Halcro / Christian Science Monitor:
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DEBATE SARAH PALIN  —  I know firsthand: She's a master of the nonanswer.  —  Republish  —  When he faces off against Sarah Palin Thursday night, Joe Biden will have his hands full.  —  I should know.  I've debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times.
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: Taylor Marsh and The E&P Pub
Associated Press:
Wildlife group expands reach of anti-Palin wolf ad
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Emma Graves Fitzsimmons / Chicago Tribune:
Sarah Palin gets painted in full, and nothing's conservative about it
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Reason
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
Associated Press:
Senate to vote on financial rescue plan on Wed.
Discussion: Swampland and The Politico
CNN:
Obama, McCain, Biden plan to vote on bailout bill
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
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Townhall.com:
H1: John Campbell With Hugh Hewitt
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and Slog
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: FiveThirtyEight.com and Open Left
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
The Omen In My Mail  —  Allow me to introduce myself.  I am a traitor and an idiot.  Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a dumpster, but since she didn't, I should “off” myself.  —  Those are a few nuggets randomly selected from thousands of e-mails written in response …
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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DEEP THOUGHT  —  John McCain doesn't like being called a liar.  —  As on display in this video from McCain's meeting today with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register.  Note his retreat to his former POW status when cornered on the repeated lies ...  To see the rest of the videos of the interview, click here.
Discussion: Firedoglake and MyDD
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?
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 …
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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.
 
 
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Greg Veis / The New Republic:
Hype and Fear in the News
Discussion: Betsy's Page and BlueBloggin
Justin Pope / Associated Press:
Campaigns differ on how to help with college costs
Discussion: PSoTD
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
CNN POLL OF POLLS: Debate ‘changed nothing’
Discussion: TPM Election Central
 Earlier Items: 
Erik Sofge / Popular Mechanics:
5 Engineering Lessons From the New, Reopened Minnesota Bridge
Discussion: Power Line
Matt / Think Progress:
Rep. Steve King: McCain Was Right When He Said The Fundamentals …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
House Progressives Propose Bailout Alternative
Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Qualified  —  When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Eunomia
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Get This Man An Atlas!  John McCain Says Venezuela Is In The Middle East