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2:15 PM ET, October 3, 2008

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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 …
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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:
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.
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 …
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 …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Leading by 7 Points  —  Today marks full week of Obama leading by significant margin  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 has Barack Obama leading John McCain by seven percentage points, 49% to 42%.  —  Obama has held a statistically significant lead …
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 …
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 …
ABCNEWS:
FACT CHECK: The Truth Hurt During Debate  —  Claims Made by Sarah Palin and Joe Biden During VP Debate Not Entirely Accurate  —  Stakes were high in the first and only vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden as they sparred at the University of Washington in St. Louis, Mo., Thursday night.
Discussion: Think Progress and Pajamas Media
Frank James / The Swamp:
Biden won independents in VP debate
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com and Feministe
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Joe Biden's Alternate Universe
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Palin Delivers, But Doubts Linger
The Campaign Spot:
The Biden Error/Lie/Hallucination List (UPDATED to 22)
Discussion: Tales from the Trail
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
In The House Of Her Inexperience, There Are Many Mansions
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Newshoggers.com
Nashuatelegraph.com:   Poll shows Obama leading in NH
Greg Veis / The New Republic:
Palin Saves Herself; Now McCain Faces Reality
Discussion: The Opinionator
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 …
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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.
The Independent:
Dominic Lawson: Democrat fingerprints are all over the financial crisis
Discussion: Sound Politics and Sister Toldjah
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 …
Patricia Talorico / Second Helpings:
Joe gives Delaware shout-outs: UPDATED  —  During the debate, Joe Biden gave several Delaware shout-outs, including Wilmington's Union Street...  Maybe, I heard this wrong, or misunderstood, but I think he mentioned Katie's restaurant......  Wilmington used to have a Katie's restaurant …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and NO QUARTER
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
You can find anything you want — except Katie's Restaurant
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 …
Washington Post:
House Readies for Its Second Bailout Vote  —  The fate of an emergency economic rescue plan was uncertain this morning as the House prepared for a climactic midday vote, but both Democratic and Republican leaders said they are optimistic that they can marshal more support for the $700 billion bailout than they did last Monday.
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 …
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
A Tie Goes To The House  —  DEMOCRATS NOW CONTROL 27 STATES' DELEGATIONS, BUT THAT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO BREAK AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE DEADLOCK.  —  What if the Electoral College ended up tied, 269-269, prolonging this Alice-in-Wonderland campaign?  That's what would happen if Barack Obama won every state …
George Harris / Midwest Voices:
Who Won VP Debate: A Review of Polls  —  Random and non-random polls for the vice presidential debate declare Biden the winner over Palin in the vice-presidential debate.  —  Non-random (unscientific) polls on AOL and MSNBC web sites show Biden winning 48 to 45 and 78.6 to 18.9 respectively.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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Glenn Thrush / The Crypt's Blogs:
Bailout win in sight — 22 change votes
Discussion: Hot Air and Salon
Aden Nak / ph33r and loathing:
Moosehunter  —  So, I've been quiet thus far, but I figure it's …
William Easterly / Wall Street Journal:
Development Doesn't Require Big Government
The Campaign Spot:
Dishonorable Ifill  —  Gwen Ifill's questions were not glaringly biased …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Denies Steve Jobs Heart Attack Report: “It Is Not True”
Discussion: TechCrunch and MarketBeat
Bloomberg:
Money-Market Rates Climb to Records, BOE Relaxes Funding Rules
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Robert McFarlane / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Was Willing to Lose in Iraq
Discussion: protein wisdom
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House Approves Bailout on Second Try
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Slog and Portfolio
 Earlier Items: 
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Projecting through the Screen
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Palin Debate Flow-Chart
Matt Volz / Associated Press:
Palin Troopergate probe goes on after suit tossed
Discussion: The Raw Story
New York Post:
US EYE ON LOGAN'S IRAQ LOOT
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Curve  —  Watching the mismatch between the complicated …
David Leonhardt / Economix:
Jobs Report Underlines Economic Decline
Discussion: Washington Monthly