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10:15 PM ET, October 3, 2008

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Faiz / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Watch Sarah Palin Read Her Answers In Last Night's Debate  —  For Sarah Palin, last night's debate was an open-book exam.  She spent much of the evening methodically reading and rehearsing answers from “carefully scripted talking points.”  Palin's notes were largely hidden from plain view …
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The Politico:
Palin meets expectations but still falls short  —  ST. LOUIS — Millions of Americans were watching Thursday night's vice-presidential debate waiting for a demolition derby moment — another crash by GOP running mate Sarah Palin, another serving of raw material for the writers at “Saturday Night Live.”
Aden Nak / ph33r and loathing:
Moosehunter  —  So, I've been quiet thus far, but I figure it's about time I went moose hunting.  So let me start off nice and big for ya, in case there's any doubt as to where I stand.  Sarah Palin is a stupid, self important, ignorant bitch who I wouldn't put in charge of wiping her own ass.
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
Palin And Her Critics  —  Conor Friedersdorf notes the irony …
Discussion: American Spectator and Donklephant
Joe Klein / Time:
Palin Was Fine, but This Debate Was No Contest
Discussion: CNN and Tabloid Edition
George Harris / Midwest Voices:
Who Won VP Debate: A Review of Polls with October 3 pm update
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Fox News:
Palin Disagrees With Michigan Pullout, Takes Second Stab at ‘Gotcha’ Questions  —  Sarah Palin, in an interview with FOX News, disagreed Friday with the McCain campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.  —  FOXNews.com  —  Sarah Palin criticized John McCain's decision to pull campaign resources …
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The Huffington Post:
Palin On Fox News: Couric Annoyed Me  —  Appearing on a friendlier news outlet, Gov. Sarah Palin said she was “annoyed” with the way Katie Couric handled their interview and complained that the CBS Evening News host failed to give her the opportunity to take a proverbial axe to Barack Obama.
Fox News:
RAW DATA: Transcript of FOX News' Interview With Palin  —  FOX News' Carl Cameron interviews Sarah Palin Friday.  —  FOXNews.com  —  The following is a transcript of FOX News' Carl Cameron's interview with Sarah Palin Friday.  —  CAMERON: Governor Palin, thanks so much for joining us.
Discussion: The Politico and Salon
Frank James / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: Katie Couric ‘annoyed’ her
Discussion: Washington Post
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:   Cameron Interviews Post-Debate Palin
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Why McCain Goes Easy on Fannie and the CRA  —  Here is the big question of the moment that many GOPers are asking: Why is John McCain not tearing into Barack Obama and the Dems on the huge role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Community Reinvestment Act in the financial crisis on Wall Street?
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Fox News:
Bill O'Reilly Battles Rep. Barney Frank Over Financial Crisis  —  This is a rush transcript from “The O'Reilly Factor,” October 2, 2008.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  Watch “The O'Reilly Factor” weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and listen to the “Radio Factor!”
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Bush Signs Rescue Bill After House Vote  —  WASHINGTON — After the House reversed course and gave final approval to the $700 billion economic bailout package, President Bush quickly signed it into law on Friday, authorizing the Treasury to undertake what could become the most expensive government intervention in history.
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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Projecting through the Screen  —  A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen.  It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat.  Palin too projects through the screen like crazy.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Campaign's Ad Spending Now Nearly 100 Percent Devoted To Attack Ads  —  The McCain campaign has now shifted virtually 100 percent of his national ad spending into negative ads attacking Obama, a detailed breakdown of his ad buys reveals.  —  By contrast, the Obama campaign is devoting less …
CNN:
Fact Check: Is Obama willing to meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad?  —  The Statement:  —  Gov. Sarah Palin said at the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate that Sen. Barack Obama “would be willing to meet with” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “without preconditions being met first.”  —  Get the facts! The Facts:
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:   CNN Flubs Factcheck on Obama's Pledge to Meet with A'Jad
Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
The VP Debate: Odd Moments  —  In every debate, there are odd moments that tend to pass unnoticed because they do not concern the central issues of the day.  Thursday night's vice-presidential debate featured two such episodes.  In one, Sen. Joseph Biden was illogical on the matter of gay rights.
Ryan / Think Progress:
Palin refuses to retract false claim that U.S. forces in Iraq are down to ‘pre-surge numbers.’  —  Last night, during the vice presidential debate, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) falsely claimed that U.S. forces in Iraq are “down to pre-surge numbers.”  This morning, Fox News Channel's Carl Cameron reports …
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ABCNEWS:
FACT CHECK: The Truth Hurt During Debate
Discussion: Commentary
The Corner:
The Great Wink Debate  —  Byron's piece on Team Obama's wink spin is hilarious.  So, all it takes to slay your opponent, charm your critics, and cheer your allies is a wink and a smile?  Women of The Corner: Unite!  From now until November 4th I propose that every female conservative …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Does John McCain's Campaign Own VotefortheMILF.com?  —  The GOP sure knows its base, you gotta hand it to them.  A little digging by Govgap.com reveals that www.votefortheMILF.com links directly back to JohnMcCain.com, then on to Sarah Palin's page and a video message.  —  Govgap.com:
Frances Robles / Americas Conference:
Old flame cited as part of McCain's Latin experience  —  Sen. John McCain's senior foreign policy adviser cites a steamy romance 50 years ago with a Brazilian babe among the things that illustrate the candidate's decades-long interest in Latin America  —  Speaking at an Americas Conference …
Andrea Billups / Washington Times:
FBI raids Obama friend's office  —  The FBI on Wednesday raided the county offices of a former Illinois state senator who is a poker-playing buddy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.  —  According to Chicago authorities, the FBI visited the offices in Joliet, Ill. …
 
 
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