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3:50 PM ET, October 7, 2008

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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
William Ayers' past was unknown: Obama  —  NASHVILLE — Barack Obama has since condemned the Vietnam war-protest tactics of William Ayers, though a top adviser said today Obama didn't know of his past when Ayers hosted a campaign reception for Obama in 1995.
Discussion: Townhall.com and TIME.com
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City Journal:
The Bomber as School Reformer  —  Back in the early eighties, in an interview with David Horowitz and Peter Collier, Bill Ayers remembered his reaction upon learning that he would not be prosecuted by the government for his bombing spree as a member of the Weather Underground.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: Obama's ‘left-wing agenda’  —  Sarah Palin, waging the Republican Party's presidential campaign in a state that she and John McCain count on for victory, kept up an assault today on Democratic rival Barack Obama's association with William Ayers, a Chicago education professor and onetime radical war protester in the Sixties.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Change vs. Change the Subject
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CNN: Obama's lying about William Ayers
David Frum:
“The Chicago Way”  —  My pals over at the Corner are very excited …
Discussion: American Spectator
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
The Most Clueless Man in Chicago
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Peace Lovers All  —  Mark — I love that statement …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Moonbattery
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame  —  FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 6 John McCain is collapsing in the polls in Florida and other swing states, but Sarah Palin, God bless her, has a solution.  —  “For me, the heels are on, the gloves are off,” she announced at high noon Monday to a group …
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The Huffington Post:
Obama Hatred On Display Again At Palin Rally, Supporter Screams “Treason!”  —  In the latest instance of inflammatory outbursts at McCain-Palin rallies, a crowd member screamed “treason!” during an event on Tuesday after Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of criticizing U.S. troops.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HOPE VS. HATE, PART II.... Yesterday, we heard McCain/Palin …
Discussion: The New Republic
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: 9-Point Obama Lead Ties Campaign High  —  Voters prefer Obama to McCain by 51% to 42%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking poll shows registered voters preferring Barack Obama to John McCain for president by 51% to 42%.  —  The nine percentage point lead …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans' Satisfaction at All-Time Low of 9%  —  Dismal rating sets stage for town hall-style debate  — USA - Election 2008 - Government and Politics - Most Important Problem - Satisfaction - Americas - Northern America  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
How McCain could pull this one off  —  Can John McCain possibly win this thing?  Can he actually win in November?  —  The outlook is bleak: The polls are ugly, the Electoral College map is grim, the economy is getting worse, and McCain's choice of Sarah Palin may have energized the Republican base …
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Bush Now Least Popular President Since Polling Began  —  Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but with the new Gallup poll, George W. Bush has passed Nixon and Truman, and become the least popular President of all-time.  According to the Roper Center, here is the worst net approval / disapproval result …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Bush Job Approval at 25%, His Lowest Yet
Discussion: The Swamp
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: NEEDING A GAME-CHANGER  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — McCain heads into tonight's debate here down in the polls and in need of a game-changer.  Three weeks after the Wall Street crisis began …
Rob Crilly / Times of London:
Jerome Corsi, anti-Obama author, detained in Kenya  —  A leading American neo-conservative author has been detained by immigration authorities in Kenya as he tried to launch a book smearing Barack Obama.  —  Jerome Corsi, of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth fame, was this morning being held after failing to reckon with Obamamania.
ABCNEWS:
After Bailout, AIG Execs Head to California Resort  —  Rescued by Taxpayers, $440,000 for Retreat Including “Pedicures, Manicures”  —  Less than a week after the federal government committed $85 billion to bail out AIG, executives of the giant AIG insurance company headed for a week-long retreat …
Discussion: Don Surber
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
This Debate's Biggest Loser  —  Reading William Kristol's column in yesterday's New York Times, I discover that Sarah Palin and I have something in common.  Kristol, who was once Dan Quayle's chief of staff and therefore, shall we say, has a Mister Rogers approach to certain politicians …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The XX Factor
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   When Will The Press Do Its Job?  —  They have blinked, as Richard Cohen reiterates today.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
McCain also said U.S. troops killed civilians  —  John McCain in 2000 said because of tactical decisions U.S. troops were put in the position of killing civilians in Kosovo — something awfully similar to the comments he's now attacking Barack Obama for.  —  During a Republican primary debate …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Wall Street Journal:
About That Middle-Class Tax Cut . . .  Remember the last time a charismatic Democrat made such a promise?  —  “It's like déjà vu all over again.”  —  As John McCain heads into the second round of presidential debates tonight, Yogi Berra's words come to mind.
Daily Mail:
Man shot three times in street by racist gunman - for wearing Barack Obama T-shirt … A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.  —  Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Steve Kornacki / New York Observer:
Dukakis on the Election: Obama Knows How to Win, ‘McCain Has Nothing’  —  When John McCain's campaign made it clear over the weekend that their stretch-run strategy would lean heavily on raising questions about Barack Obama's personal history and past “associations,” Obama's communications director provided …
Discussion: Wonkette and The Other McCain
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama Outspending McCain Nearly 3 to 1 on Television  —  Barack Obama is outspending John McCain at nearly a three-to-one clip on television time in the final weeks of the presidential election, according to ad buy information obtained by The Fix, a financial edge that is almost certainly contributing …
CNN:
CNN Polls: New Obama gains in battleground states  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Polls in five key battleground states in the race for the White House released Tuesday suggest that Sen. Barack Obama is making major gains.  —  The CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation polls of likely voters in Indiana …
ccrjustice.org:
Court Orders Release of 17 Innocent Guantanamo Detainees into U.S.  —  Tallahassee and D.C. Religious and Community Leaders Offer Plan for Men's Support  —  Today, for the first time, a federal court ordered the release into the United States of 17 innocent Uighur men who have been imprisoned …
New York Magazine:
How McCain Lost His Brand  —  Whatever the reasoning, the strategists behind McCain's 2000 run, Weaver and Mike Murphy, immediately voiced their disquiet over the potential long-term damage to the image they'd so carefully crafted.  “There is no brand in politics you can just put on the shelf …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
A follow-up follow up  —  Lynn Sweet reported yesterday that the two campaigns had reached an agreement under which, among other things, moderator Tom Brokaw wouldn't ask follow-up questions tonight.  —  But Brokaw wasn't a party to the deal, I'm told, and hasn't agreed to it …
 
 
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Advisers worry about ‘grumpy McCain’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Looking Forward to a Friendly Townhall Debate
Ed Whelan / The Corner:
More Factchecking Follies  —  In today's Washington Post …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
A Debate About McCain  —  NASHVILLE— Every debate …
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org and TIME.com
Washington Post:
Unfolding Worldwide Turmoil Could Reverse Years of Prosperity
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
The Flimflam Strategy  —  Let's see: The financial system …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Democrats refuse to talk about Fannie, Freddie in Oversight hearing
 Earlier Items: 
KPIX-TV:
CBS 5 Poll: Young Voters Lead Prop 8 Support Shift
Discussion: The Huffington Post and KFSN-TV
Zogby:
Obama 48%, McCain 45% as Presidential Race Enters Final Month
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
The Campaign Spot:
Looking Hard at that CBS News Poll...
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WHICH MCCAIN WILL WE SEE?  —  Everyone knows the second presidential debate is tonight.