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11:20 PM ET, October 6, 2008

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Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gestures during a campaign speech on Oct. 6, 2008 in Clearwater, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — “Okay, so Florida, you know that you're going to have to hang onto your hats …
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Marc Ambinder:
Who'll Call Obama A Terrorist?  —  Jonathan Martin notes: … The reality is that a member of McCain's audience went there today.  You can hear it clearly on this video clip taken from MSNBC— after McCain asks “Who is the real Barack Obama?” the first, loudest voice can be heard answering “Terrorist!”
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama advantage grows  —  Likely voters nationwide:  —  Obama: 53 percent  —  McCain: 45 percent  —  NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) - A new national poll suggests Barack Obama is widening his edge over John McCain in the race for the White House.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain blasts Obama, Democrats for Fannie Mae meltdown  —  We asked John McCain to take off the gloves — and he listened.  In remarks McCain will deliver today, he blasts Democrats, including Barack Obama, for their market manipulations and defense of Fannie Mae against regulator warnings.
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
McCain's Monday Remarks in Albuquerque  —  All: Please see excerpt from John McCain's remarks as prepared for delivery today in Albuquerque, New Mexico:  —  My opponent has invited serious questioning by announcing a few weeks ago that he would quote — “take off the gloves.”
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
McCain does nothing as supporter calls Obama a “terrorist”  —  ANOTHER UPDATE from Joe: We'll hear it said that McCain can't be held responsible for what people in his audiences say.  Right.  Cause it's never happened before.  Oh wait, it did.  When an audience member asked, speaking of Hillary Clinton, “How do we beat the bitch?”
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads 50% to 42%  —  Obama remains statistically ahead for tenth straight day  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama leads John McCain among registered voters across the country by a 50% to 42% margin in Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 3-5, the tenth straight day in which Obama …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain: “Who is Barack Obama?”
Discussion: The Swamp and Philly.com
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain: ‘Who Is the Real Barack Obama?’
Ali / Think Progress:   McCain offers no response to supporter who yells out that Obama is a ‘terrorist.’
CBS News:
CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens  —  Survey Shows Obama Leading McCain 47 Percent To 43 Percent Among Registered Voters Nationwide Following V.P. Debate  —  (CBS) In a sign that the race for president has returned to about where it was before the first presidential debate …
Discussion: Hot Air and TIME.com
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Washington Wire:
WSJ/NBC News Poll: Obama and Biden Are Better Debaters  —  Susan Davis reports on the presidential race.  —  The Democratic presidential running mates Barack Obama and Joe Biden are doing a better job in the debates, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Pew Research Center:
Post-Debate: Palin Still Seen as Unqualified, a Bump for Biden  —  Continued Doubts About Financial Bailout  —  While last week's vice-presidential debate had a larger audience than any other in history, voters' impressions of Sarah Palin have changed little.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Palin: The attacks “may get kind of rough” going forward
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Prairie Weather
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:   Independent Voters Move Toward Obama
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
The Sarah Palin-Joe Biden debate: Revealing the real source of CNN's sources
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Media Blog
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:   CNN poll: Obama opens 8-point lead over McCain
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
BACK TO THE DSM-IV  —  Did John McCain really just say that Barack Obama gets “touchy” and “angry” whenever he gets questioned on his credentials or policies?  I know that projection is a common psychological phenomenon, especially for those who find themselves in desperate situations.
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Byron York / The Corner:
McCain Debate Prep
Discussion: Commentary
Laura Strickler / CBS News:
More Bogus Obama Donors Surface  —  Donations Made Between July and Early August  —  (CBS) CBS News Investigative Producer Laura Strickler wrote this story for CBSNews.com with additional reporting from Sarah Fitzpatrick and Ariel Bashi.  —  CBS News has learned that two donors …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Don Surber
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
The Ayers Question  —  Very soon after she was picked to be McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin was attacked by Obama campaign spokesmen and a Democratic member of Congress for once being seen wearing a Pat Buchanan button.  She had an answer and the campaign offered it.
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Lynn Sweet:
McCain, Obama deal puts limits on “town hall” debate  —  WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and John McCain meet for a second debate Tuesday night with a “town hall” format, but a deal made between the camps limits the interaction the candidates will have with the undecided voters in the pool of questioners.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Health Care Destruction  —  Sarah Palin ended her debate performance last Thursday with a slightly garbled quote from Ronald Reagan about how, if we aren't vigilant, we'll end up “telling our children and our children's children” about the days when America was free.  It was a revealing choice.
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Marc Ambinder:
A Republican Candidate Who Won't Endorse McCain's Health Care Plan
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MyDD
Breaking News:
Press kept under a watchful eye  —  CLEARWATER — Constantly under the watchful eyes of security, the media wasn't permitted to wander around inside Coachman Park to talk to Sarah Palin supporters.  When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers …
The Charlotte Observer:
Obama offers best way out of economic disarray  —  From Hugh McColl Jr., former chairman and CEO of Bank of America:  —  In 49 years of living in Charlotte, I've seldom offered my opinion in writing and never submitted a piece such as this.  The condition of our country compels me.
Discussion: Salon
Chris Isidore / CNNMoney.com:
Poll: 60% say depression ‘likely’  —  Poll finds 6 of 10 believe a depression is somewhat or very likely - seeing 25% unemployed and millions homeless and hungry.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Nearly six out of ten Americans believe another economic depression is likely, according to a poll released Monday.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Engaging on Keating  —  I'd always thought McCain's great strength in defending the Keating affair was that he'd acknolwedged making a huge mistake, and spent his career repenting by recasting himself as a reformer.  —  So when his campaign puts his lawyer on the line with reporters to contest …
The New Republic:
Sarah's Doodles  —  On a recent reporting trip to Alaska, TNR senior editor Noam Scheiber came across a piece of paper from an old Wasilla city budget, on the back of which Palin doodled and brainstormed her potential mayoral campaign themes ("time for a change," “you would be my boss!") …
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Embarracuda  —  I'm of two minds about how to deal with the McCain campaign's further descent into ugliness.  Their strategy is simple: you throw crap against a wall and then giggle as the media try to analyze the putresence in a way that conveys a sense of balance: “Well, it is bull-pucky …
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
A CAMPAIGN JOHN MCCAIN WILL REGRET.  —  Elections have life cycles.  They have beginnings, middles, and ends.  The beginnings tend to be exciting.  The middles tend to be exhausting.  And the ends tend to be ugly.  The ends are ugly because the candidates are desperate and their teams are scared.
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
More Poll Posting - Obama May Be In Real Trouble If Polls Weight Samples Wrong  —  With Barack Obama pulling ahead in the polls, it seems a lot of us on the right are concerned about the validity of the message we are seeing.  I am still of the opinion something is wrong with the polls …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST and Bookworm Room
 
 
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Crime passionel  —  From the statement of educators in support of Bill Ayers:
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David Leonhardt / Economix:
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
SO MUCH FOR EUROPE  —  The European Common Market was a good idea …
Discussion: Associated Press
Jennifer Lawinski / Fox News:
Middle School Teacher Suspended for ‘Obama Frat’ Spat
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DOW Breaks 10K, Party Like It's 1999
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Questions Linger About Palin Taxes
Discussion: MyDD, TaxProf Blog and Jack Bog's Blog
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Is Era of Dominance Over for Conservatives?
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