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12:40 PM ET, October 1, 2008

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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 …
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Pew Research Center:
Obama Boosts Leadership Image and Regains Lead Over McCain  —  Growing Concerns About Palin's Qualifications  —  Barack Obama has achieved a significant lead over John McCain in the days following the first presidential debate.  Pew's new survey conducted Sept. 27-29 finds that Obama …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Marc Ambinder:
On The Other Hand, New Polls Cite Palin As Reason For McCain Drop  —  As discussed below, the McCain-Palin campaign attributes all of Sen. McCain's gravity in recent polls to the economy.  But new Quinnipiac and Pew polls provide evidence to the contrary.  Specifically, Pew finds that 51% …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The McCain Bubble?  —  New Pew poll shows what everyone already knows — John McCain is slipping a lot.  But they also have interesting demographic breakdowns.  People normally think of Democrats as always winning big among African-American voters, so there's been relatively little attention paid …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Day 34 - Decoding Sarah Palin
Discussion: The New Republic
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
On small stage, Palin scored big debate wins
Los Angeles Times:
Underestimate Palin at your own risk, former rivals say
Discussion: TIME.com
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 …
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Greta Van Susteren / GretaWire:
oh - oh !!  —  I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill's book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight - to find out!)  I am stunned....the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate.
Michelle Malkin:
A debate “moderator” in the tank for Obama; Update: McCain campaign didn't know about book  —  My first syndicated column of the week, filed this afternoon, shines light on PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who will moderate Thursday's only vice presidential debate.  Try as she might to deflect questions …
Greta Van Susteren / GretaWire:   Conflict of Interest?  Should someone pull out of the VP debate? or not?
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Poll: Obama Makes Gains With Women, Hits New High  —  Propelled by concerns over the financial crisis and a return of support from female voters, Barack Obama has opened a formidable 7-point lead over John McCain, reaching the 50% threshold among likely voters for the first time in the general campaign …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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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 …
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
New Voters Like Obama, But May Not Show up at Polls
Discussion: Daily Kos and TIME.com
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.... In her latest chat with CBS's Katie Couric, Sarah Palin, asked which newspapers and magazines she reads regularly, responded, “Um, all of them.”  Hilzoy explained last night just how remarkable this is.  —  But while that was clearly the most entertaining exchange …
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Palin Sets Up the Choice
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Campaign tries to explain Palin's Putin comment
Discussion: MyDD
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.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GRUMPY MCCAIN EMERGES IN IOWA....With recent polls showing John McCain struggling in Iowa — a state Bush won four years ago — the Republican nominee swung through the Hawkeye State yesterday, including a lengthy chat with the Des Moines Register, which endorsed McCain before January's Iowa caucuses.
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George Soros / Financial Times:
Recapitalise the banking system  —  The emergency legislation currently before Congress was ill-conceived - or more accurately, not conceived at all.  As Congress tried to improve what Treasury originally requested, an amalgam plan has emerged that consists of Treasury's original Troubled …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
A Vote Against Rashness  —  His name was George F. Babbitt.  He was 46 years old now, in April 1920, and he made nothing in particular, neither butter nor shoes nor poetry, but he was nimble in the calling of selling houses for more than people could afford to pay.
Discussion: Below The Beltway and Crunchy Con
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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 …
New York Times:
Senate to Vote Today on the Bailout Plan  —  WASHINGTON — Senate leaders scheduled a Wednesday vote on a $700 billion financial bailout package after accepting tax breaks and a higher limit for insured bank deposits in a bid to win House approval and send legislation to President Bush by the end of the week.
Discussion: TalkLeft, MSNBC, Spin Cycle, DealBook and QandO
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Conservative judicial group drops Rezko, Ayers and, yes, Wright on Obama  —  The conservative Judicial Confirmation Network goes up today with an ad reminding voters in two key states about Obama's ties to Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  —  Representatives for the group say it will be a …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
 
 
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Tom Petruno / Los Angeles Times:
Focus turns to ‘mark to market’ accounting rules
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Krooney / TIME.com:
Poll: Obama Well Over McCain in Battlegrounds
Discussion: Slog
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Historic Disapproval: Bush Hits All-Time Low Amid Economic Meltdown
Discussion: Political Radar
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Woolly bully  —  Rich, that list of Bailout Bill earmarks gives the game away.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Leila Abboud / Wall Street Journal:
An Exhausting War on Emissions
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Olivier Knox / CORRESPONDENT:
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
CBS: Palin can't name one single newspaper or magazine that she …
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Financial Hubs See an Opening Up at the Top
Discussion: The Mahablog
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
My views on the crisis — a summary statement
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Lesson From a Crisis: When Trust Vanishes, Worry
Discussion: Scripting News and TPMCafe