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9:10 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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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!
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.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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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 …
Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Qualified  —  When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Eunomia
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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Bob Unruh / wnd.com:
VP debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book  —  Focuses on blacks who are ‘forging a bold new path to political power’  —  The moderator of Thursday's vice-presidential debate is writing a book to come out about the time the next president takes the oath of office that aims to …
Greta Van Susteren / GretaWire:   Conflict of Interest?  Should someone pull out of the VP debate? or not?
Alissa K / TVNewser:
Gwen Ifill Breaks Ankle, But Still Plans To Meet 'Em In St. Louis
Discussion: TIME.com and Wonkette
Washington Post:
Lawmakers Revise Rescue Plan  —  Stocks Rise; Senate Aims To Vote Tonight  —  Prodded by a wave of angry calls from constituents, congressional leaders dialed back partisan bickering over the $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan yesterday and advanced modest changes to the legislation …
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Los Angeles Times:
Candidates call for bipartisan support of rescue plan
Discussion: TIME.com
Charles Gasparino / CNBC.com:
Learn How to Get Real-Time Quotes on Your Mobile Device
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Quinnipiac University:
Obama Over 50 Percent In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; Debate, Palin's Fade, Economy Put Democrat On Top  —  FLORIDA: Obama 49 - McCain 43 pre-debate; Obama 51 - McCain 43 post-debate; OHIO: Obama 49 - McCain 42 pre-debate; Obama 50 - McCain 42 post-debate …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Naked Politics
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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.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DEEP THOUGHT  —  John McCain doesn't like being called a liar.
Discussion: Firedoglake and MyDD
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Townhall.com:
H1: John Campbell With Hugh Hewitt
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and Slog
Wall Street Journal:
Bill v. Barack on Banks  —  Clinton instructs Obama on finance and Phil Gramm.  —  A running cliché of the political left and the press corps these days is that our current financial problems all flow from Congress's 1999 decision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 that separated commercial and investment banking.
Discussion: Townhall.com and Betsy's Page
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
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
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’
 Earlier Items: 
The Politico:
Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack
Erik Sofge / Popular Mechanics:
5 Engineering Lessons From the New, Reopened Minnesota Bridge
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Emma Graves Fitzsimmons / Chicago Tribune:
Sarah Palin gets painted in full, and nothing's conservative about it
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Reason