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8:30 PM ET, October 6, 2008

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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!”
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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.”
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Needlenose
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Full Remarks of McCain in Albuquerque, New Mexico  —  ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain today delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery at the McCain-Palin 2008 rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico:  —  In less than a month, the American people will make a choice …
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain: ‘Who Is the Real Barack Obama?’
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New McCain Attack: “Who Is The Real Barack Obama?”
Discussion: MyDD
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain: “Who is Barack Obama?”
Discussion: The Swamp
Sebastian Mallaby / Washington Post:
Blaming Deregulation  —  The financial turmoil has pushed …
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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William Kristol / New York Times:
The Wright Stuff  —  I spoke on the phone Sunday with Sarah Palin …
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.
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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 …
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
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Economy and Ground Game Alike Give Obama an Advantage in Ohio
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 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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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
McCain Plans Federal Health Cuts
Discussion: Wonk Room
Marc Ambinder:
A Republican Candidate Who Won't Endorse McCain's Health Care Plan
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MyDD
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 …
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:
The Ayers Question
Discussion: Salon
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
Is Now the Time To Be Talking About Keating?
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.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:   CNN poll: Obama opens 8-point lead over McCain
CNN:
CNN POLL: Majority think country headed for depression
Rebecca Christie / Bloomberg:
U.S. Treasury's Kashkari to Lead Bank Bailout Office  —  Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Treasury will name Neel Kashkari, assistant secretary at the department, to run the $700 billion Wall Street rescue program on an interim basis, according to a Treasury official.
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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
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.
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 …
Marc Ambinder:
David Brooks Calls The Election For Barack Obama?  —  He did so at the Atlantic's relaunch brunch in New York this afternoon, according to Ad Age, which also posts a preview of the Atlantic's new cover.
 
 
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Independent Voters Move Toward Obama
CBS News:
CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens
Discussion: Hot Air and TIME.com
Leslie Wayne / The Caucus:
Questions Linger About Palin Taxes
The Charlotte Observer:
Obama offers best way out of economic disarray
Discussion: Salon
John Harwood / New York Times:
Is Era of Dominance Over for Conservatives?
Discussion: The Corner and The New Republic
Anne / Nielsen Wire:
Who's Watching the 2008 U.S. Election Debates?
Discussion: The Swamp
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
More Poll Posting - Obama May Be In Real Trouble If Polls Weight Samples Wrong
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Jim Manzi / The Corner:
Winning  —  I've written extensively about the seriousness …
Discussion: Power Line
Megan McArdle:
How did it all happen?
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Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
One Question for Sen. Obama
Discussion: pandagon.net
Alan Maimon / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Arizonans recall run-ins with McCain
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