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11:30 AM ET, October 3, 2008

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CNN:
Transcript of Palin, Biden debate  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The vice presidential candidates, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden and Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, debated in St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday night.  Gwen Ifill of PBS was the debate moderator.  Here is a transcript of that debate:
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
CBS Poll: More Uncommitted Voters Saw Biden As Winner  —  UPDATED CBS News and Knowledge Networks have conducted a nationally representative poll of 473 uncommitted voters to get their immediate reaction to tonight's vice presidential debate.  —  After the first presidential debate …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Palin Rebound  —  There are some moments when members of a political movement come together as one, sharing the same thoughts, feeling the same emotions, breathing the same shallow breaths.  One of those occasions occurred Thursday night when Republicans around the country crouched nervously behind …
FactCheck.org:
FactChecking Biden-Palin Debate  —  The candidates were not 100 percent accurate.  To say the least.  —  Biden and Palin debated, and both mangled some facts.  — Palin mistakenly claimed that troop levels in Iraq had returned to “pre-surge” levels.  Levels are gradually coming …
CNN:
Poll: Biden wins debate, Palin exceeds expectations  —  (CNN) - A national poll of people who watched the vice presidential debate suggests that Democratic Sen. Joe Biden won but also hints that Republican Gov. Sarah Palin exceeded expectations.  —  The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey …
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
Palin Takes On A New Foe: Her Image  —  Sarah Palin looked as though she had prepared for her appearance at the vice presidential debate last night by studying Tina Fey's impressions of her on “Saturday Night Live.”  She twinkled and winked and piled on the perkiness, a “darn right” here and an “I'll betcha” there.
Debate Facts / JohnMcCain.com:
Joe Biden's 14 Lies  —  1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.  —  2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
You betcha Sarah Palin can debate  —  ST. LOUIS — Sarah Palin was supposed to fall off the stage at her vice presidential debate Thursday evening.  Instead, she ended up dominating it.  —  She not only kept Joe Biden on the defensive for much of the debate, she not only repeatedly attacked Barack Obama …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Palin Delivers, But Doubts Linger  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent much of the past two weeks on the defensive, hounded by critics over halting performances in television interviews and questioned even by conservative writers doubtful about whether she is ready to be vice president.
Discussion: GretaWire, MSNBC and Guardian
Frank James / The Swamp:   Biden won independents in VP debate
Gateway Pundit:
Monster Rally Greets Palin Like a Super Bowl Champ After Debate!
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Keeping Up With Biden
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Biden gets veep role wrong
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Hot Air
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In Debate, G.O.P. Ticket Survives a Test
Discussion: Boston Globe and Washington Post
Michael Goldfarb / JohnMcCain.com:
Article 1: Don't Ask Joe
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Michelle Malkin
Adam T. Yoshida / The Shotgun:
Biden's Afghan Whopper
Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger to U.S.: State may need $7-billion loan  —  In a letter obtained by The Times, the governor warns that tight credit has dried up funds California routinely relies on and it may have to seek emergency aid within weeks.  —  SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger …
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CNN:   California may need $7 billion federal loan
Russell Roberts / Wall Street Journal:
How Government Stoked the Mania  —  Housing prices would never have risen so high without multiple Washington mistakes.  —  Many believe that wild greed and market failure led us into this sorry mess.  According to that narrative, investors in search of higher yields bought novel securities …
Discussion: QandO, Commentary and Econlog
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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Agency's '04 Rule Let Banks Pile Up New Debt, and Risk  —  “We have a good deal of comfort about the capital cushions at these firms at the moment.”  — Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, March 11, 2008.  —  As rumors swirled that Bear Stearns faced imminent collapse …
David Leonhardt / Economix:
Jobs Report Underlines Economic Decline  —  The government is out with more bad economic news this morning: The job market began to deteriorate even before the financial crisis reached a more serious stage two weeks ago.  —  Employers cut 159,000 jobs in September, more than twice …
Matt Volz / Associated Press:
Palin Troopergate probe goes on after suit tossed  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An investigator hired by Alaskan lawmakers to probe abuse-of-power allegations against Gov. Sarah Palin was free to finish his work by a deadline set for a week from Friday after a state judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block the probe.
Discussion: The Raw Story and TIME.com
 
 
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