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8:30 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.
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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.
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 …
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
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 …
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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Charles Gasparino / CNBC.com:
Learn How to Get Real-Time Quotes on Your Mobile Device
Discussion: Weekly Standard
CNN:
Obama, McCain, Biden plan to vote on bailout bill
Associated Press:
Senate to vote on financial rescue plan on Wed.
Discussion: Swampland and The Politico
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: 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.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The E&P Pub
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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
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.
Squidoo:
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
CNN POLL OF POLLS: Debate ‘changed nothing’  —  The first presidential debate did little to change the dynamics of the presidential race, new polls show.  (Getty Images)  —  (CNN) - Nearly 60 million Americans tuned in to the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain last Friday …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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Marist Poll:
High Stakes: A Vice Presidential Debate Preview
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Rescue the Rescue  —  I was channel surfing on Monday, following the stock market's nearly 800-point collapse, when a commentator on CNBC caught my attention.  He was being asked to give advice to viewers as to what were the best positions to be in to ride out the market storm.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Office of the Chief Accountant and FASB Staff Clarifications on Fair Value Accounting  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2008-234  —  Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 2008 — The current environment has made questions surrounding the determination of fair value particularly challenging for preparers …
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
SEC Clarification May Help Markets
Discussion: Power Line and Taylor Marsh
 
 
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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
The Politico:
Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com and Open Left
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
House Progressives Propose Bailout Alternative
Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Qualified  —  When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Eunomia