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11:15 AM ET, October 4, 2008

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CNN:
Linguist: Palin spoke at higher level than Biden did  —  (CNN) — An analysis carried out by a language monitoring service said Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a more than ninth-grade level and Sen. Joseph Biden spoke at a nearly eighth-grade level in Thursday night's debate between the vice presidential candidates.
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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.
Time Edit / Swampland:
Did Women Like Sarah?  —  From TIME's Amy Sullivan:  —  Last night in Colorado (one of the key swing states we have our eyes on), the Democratic polling group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner brought together 40 undecided women voters to watch the vice-presidential debate.
Julia Hoppock / Political Radar:
Palin Gets McCain Stance on Homeowner Protections Wrong
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 …
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
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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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.
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  —  LAS VEGAS — O. J. Simpson was found guilty late Friday on all 12 counts stemming from a confrontation in a hotel room last year, including armed robbery and kidnapping.  —  The verdict, which comes 13 years to the day after Mr. Simpson …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Balloon Juice and Althouse
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 …
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.
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.
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!
William Bradley / The Huffington Post:
12 Reasons Why McCain Can Still Win  —  Alaska Governor Sarah Palin discussing when she would deploy “nucular weaponry,” the “be-all, end-all of just too many people in too many parts of our planet,” as she put it in last night's vice presidential debate.  She never actually answers the question.
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
Justin Rood / ABCNEWS:
Record Refutes Palin's Sudan Claim  —  Palin Administration Against Sudan Divestment Before It Was For It, Documents Show  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fought to protest atrocities in Sudan by dropping assets tied to the country's brutal regime from the state's multi-billion-dollar investment fund …
Discussion: Lonewacko and AMERICAblog News
Paul Krugman:
Has the bailout already failed?  —  OK, I know that's premature.  And I place no weight at all on the fact that the Dow plunged after the vote.  —  But it is interesting that short-term Treasury yields are down — only 0.13% on one-month — suggesting that the flight to safety continues unabated.
Discussion: Corrente, Open Left and Hullabaloo
 
 
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