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11:55 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
Ace / minx.cc:
Biden's 14 Lies  —  Fresh from the McCain people.  —  JOE BIDEN'S 14 LIES TONIGHT  —  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 …
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.
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 …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Keeping Up With Biden II — Does Anyone Remember When We “Kicked Hezbollah Out of Lebanon”?  —  At the debate last night, Sen. Biden argued that (a) that we had “kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon” and (b) he and Obama had suggested sending NATO troops to Lebanon to “fill the vacuum”:
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Palin Delivers, But Doubts Linger
Discussion: GretaWire, MSNBC and Guardian
Frank James / The Swamp:
Biden won independents in VP debate
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com
Gateway Pundit:
Monster Rally Greets Palin Like a Super Bowl Champ After Debate!
Discussion: Pajamas Media, Power Line and TigerHawk
Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
The VP Debate: The Strangest I've Ever Seen
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
What's A Win?: VP Debate Edition
Discussion: Daily Kos
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: Washington Post and Boston Globe
Pejman Yousefzadeh / www.redstate.com:
The Vice Presidential Debate
Discussion: Boston Globe
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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Washington Post:
Lobbyist Hired by Freddie Mac to Work on McCain Is Now Senator's Aide  —  When mortgage giant Freddie Mac feared several years ago that Sen. John McCain was too outspoken on the issue of executive pay, it pinpointed a lobbyist known for his closeness to McCain and hired him to work with the senator.
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
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Hail Mary vs. Cool Barry  —  Krauthammer's Hail Mary Rule: You get only two per game.  John McCain, unfortunately, has already thrown three.  The first was his bet on the surge, a deep pass to David Petraeus who miraculously ran it all the way into the end zone.
Discussion: TPMCafe and marbury
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 …
 
 
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Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
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Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
The Economic Consensus v. Politics
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Matt Volz / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Raw Story and TIME.com
New York Post:
US EYE ON LOGAN'S IRAQ LOOT
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
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McCain camp turns to Maine's Second District
Discussion: Jonathan Martin's Blogs and MSNBC
David Leonhardt / Economix:
Jobs Report Underlines Economic Decline
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Edge of the Abyss  —  As recently as three weeks ago …
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Exclusive: Barack Obama is ‘aloof’ says British ambassador to US
Discussion: Don Surber
James Fallows:
Your VP debate wrapup in four bullet points