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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Palin gives more to charity than Biden  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made considerably less money than rival Sen. Joe Biden, but the Palin family gave more to charity in the last two years than Biden has in the last eight combined, according to Palin's tax records released Friday afternoon.
New York Post:
THE LIES BIDEN TOLD  —  For all the focus on Sarah Palin's graceful performance in Thursday's vice presidential showdown, a more significant spectacle was taking place behind the other rostrum.  —  That's where Joe Biden, speaking with the pompus self-importance befitting his 36 years in the Senate …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Time Edit / Swampland:
Did Women Like Sarah?  —  From TIME's Amy Sullivan:
Julia Hoppock / Political Radar:
Palin Gets McCain Stance on Homeowner Protections Wrong
Washington Post:
GOP Strategists Whisper Fears Of Greater Losses in November  —  With the party already struggling to generate enthusiasm for its brand, Republican strategists fear that an outpouring of public anger generated by Congress's struggle to pass a rescue package for the financial industry may contribute …
Discussion: TIME.com
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain Plans Fiercer Strategy Against Obama  —  Sen. John McCain and his Republican allies are readying a newly aggressive assault on Sen. Barack Obama's character, believing that to win in November they must shift the conversation back to questions about the Democrat's judgment …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
What's The Matter With Harry?  —  One of the more curious — but not unprecedented — incidents in the last couple of weeks involved Harry Reid.  The Wall Street Journal explains: … But this wasn't the only such incident: … All of this raises the question: are they trying …
Paul Vercammen / CNN:
O.J. Simpson guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping  —  LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — Former gridiron great O.J. Simpson was found guilty Friday of all 12 counts in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas, Nevada, casino hotel last year.
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Steve Friess / New York Times:
O. J. Simpson Found Guilty in Robbery Trial
Discussion: TalkLeft, Balloon Juice and Althouse
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Obama and '60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths  —  CHICAGO — At a tumultuous meeting of anti-Vietnam War militants at the Chicago Coliseum in 1969, Bill Ayers helped found the radical Weathermen, launching a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and United States Capitol.
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Do Over!  Palin Answers Katie Couric's Questions ... to Fox News' Carl Cameron (She Reads The Economist, She Says)  —  In a post-debate interview today with Fox News' chief political correspondent Carl Cameron, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin provided some of the answers that seemed to elude her in her past interview with Katie Couric.
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Martin Feldstein / Wall Street Journal:
The Problem Is Still Falling House Prices  —  The bailout bill doesn't get at the root of the credit crunch.  —  A successful plan to stabilize the U.S. economy and prevent a deep global recession must do more than buy back impaired debt from financial institutions.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Michigan Republicans oppose McCain pullout  —  In the aftermath of John McCain's decision to pull out of Michigan, Republicans in the state are expressing shock and bewilderment at his move—and aren't willing to cede the state's 17 electoral votes just yet.
Discussion: www.redstate.com and TIME.com
Jules Crittenden:
AP Goes Neo-Con  —  OK, al-P and reasonable people might dispute that.  —  But try as it might to discuss where we are five years on without giving Bush any props, the Associated Press has to admit that we have some leverage, and a substantial national interest, at stake in that nascent democracy won …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Say Anything
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama: McCain health plan ‘radical’  —  With families increasingly worried about their economic security, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is opening a major assault on what he charges is a “radical plan” by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to decentralize health insurance.
Bill Sammon / Fox News:
Lawmaker Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest  —  Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s.  —  So did Frank's partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency's push to relax lending restrictions.
Damien Cave / New York Times:
In Florida's Economic Pain, Obama Gains Ground  —  NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Jim Piccillo lost his job as a bank vice president in August, applied for food stamps to support his two young daughters and swore off a life of loyalty to the Republican Party.  He now volunteers here in Pasco County for Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and TIME.com
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
Palin Web Ad Cites Thumbs Up From ‘Famous Person’  —  By Garance Franke-Ruta and Krissah Williams Thompson  —  Is the McCain campaign still nursing a grudge against Peggy Noonan?  —  This morning on news sites, the McCain campaign appeared to be in need of a copy editor when it attributed …
New York Times:
For Treasury Dept., Now Comes Hard Part of Bailout  —  WASHINGTON — It will be one of the world's largest asset management firms with an impressive $700 billion war chest.  Nothing short of the global economy depends on its success.  And the Treasury Department has barely a month to get it up and running.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Times of London:
That rubbish they talk about the credit crunch  —  Capitalism is dead.  America has gone socialist.  US leadership has collapsed.  Europe has shown the way.  Oh yes?  —  Gerard Baker  —  There's something curious about the human imagination.  Confronted with unprecedented events …
Discussion: Media Blog
 
 
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