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4:10 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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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.
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 …
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:
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:
Ben Wasserstein / The New Republic:
The Power Of Palin's Emotional Intelligence
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNN:   Fact Check: Is Obama willing to meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad?
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:   CNN Flubs Factcheck on Obama's Pledge to Meet with A'Jad
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
In The House Of Her Inexperience, There Are Many Mansions
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and The Daily Dish
Roger Simon / The Politico:
You betcha Sarah Palin can debate
Frank James / The Swamp:
Biden won independents in VP debate
New York Post:
THE VEEP DEBATE: SHE'S BACK!
Discussion: The Corner and Washington Post
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Wall Street Journal:
Bush Signs Bailout After House Passage  —  WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush signed the biggest government intervention in the financial markets since the Great Depression after U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs of the nation's economic distress voted Friday …
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Neptunus Lex
Wall Street Journal:   What Leadership Looks Like  —  Voting for what's right, not what's safe.
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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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 …
Tv H.H. / Nielsen Wire:
45% Of Households In Top Local TV Markets Watched Palin and Biden's V.P. Debate  —  The combined overall household rating for Thursday night's vice presidential debate, in 55 of the 56 local television markets where Nielsen maintains electronic TV meters, was 45.0.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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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
Ruben Navarrette Jr / CNN:
Navarrette: For Palin, a tie is a win
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.
Discussion: Political Machine
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Palin Debate Flow-Chart
Fox News:
Palin Disagrees With Michigan Pullout, Takes Second Stab at ‘Gotcha’ Questions
Discussion: The Caucus
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
Discussion: Pajamas Media
The Campaign Spot:
The Biden Error/Lie/Hallucination List (UPDATED to 22)
Discussion: Tales from the Trail
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Wonkette
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and TIME.com
 
 
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Dishonorable Ifill  —  Gwen Ifill's questions were not glaringly biased …
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