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3:15 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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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.
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:
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 …
Frank James / The Swamp:
Biden won independents in VP debate
Roger Simon / The Politico:
You betcha Sarah Palin can debate
Ben Wasserstein / The New Republic:
The Power Of Palin's Emotional Intelligence
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
In The House Of Her Inexperience, There Are Many Mansions
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Newshoggers.com
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Joe Biden's Alternate Universe
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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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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New York Post:
THE VEEP DEBATE: SHE'S BACK!
Discussion: Washington Post and The Corner
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House Approves Bailout on Second Try  —  WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to the $700 billion bailout for the financial system, reversing course to authorize what may be the most expensive government intervention in history.
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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
House passes bailout on second attempt  —  The House has approved a massive Wall Street bailout four days after rejecting a similar measure.  —  The measure was approved in a 263 to 171 vote, with 172 Democrats and 91 Republicans offering support.  —  The House voted against a similar measure …
Associated Press:   Congress OKs historic bailout bill
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 Other McCain
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Nashuatelegraph.com:   Poll shows Obama leading in NH
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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
The Campaign Spot:
The Biden Error/Lie/Hallucination List (UPDATED to 22)
Discussion: Tales from the Trail
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.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Palin Debate Flow-Chart
National Review:
Projecting through the Screen [Rich Lowry]  —  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: Wonkette
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 …
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 …
 
 
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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
Robert McFarlane / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Was Willing to Lose in Iraq
Discussion: protein wisdom
Wall Street Journal:
What Leadership Looks Like  —  Voting for what's right, not what's safe.
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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