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5:20 PM ET, October 8, 2008

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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama's Lead Over McCain Expands to 11  —  52% share of the vote is Obama's highest to date  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report shows Barack Obama with a 52% to 41% lead over John McCain.  —  These results, based on Oct. 5-7 polling …
The Jed Report:
McCain Loses It: Calls Americans ‘My Fellow Prisoners’  —  Update (12:26pm): I've posted an extended version of the clip in the vodpod so you can see the context.  McCain was talking about his domestic policies, and clearly meant to say “Americans” or “countrymen” or somesuch.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LOSING IT?  —  In most political speeches, the common refrain is “my fellow citizens”.  —  John McCain just referred to the country as “my fellow prisoners.”  —  “Across this country, this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners and the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent.”
Discussion: Open Left
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
McCain addresses crowd as ‘my fellow prisoners.’
Discussion: Shakesville
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SCRAPPING THE AYERS ATTACK ALREADY?.... The political world was told to expect some ugly, guilt-by-association attacks last night.  We'd hear about Bill Ayers.  And Tony Rezko.  And maybe even Jeremiah Wright.  The phrase “unrepentant terrorist” would be bandied about.  —  And then, nothing.
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Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
2005  —  “He [Obama] said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005” (New York Times, 10/3)  —  Why in the world was Barack Obama still communicating on the phone or via email with Bill Ayers up until 2005 …
David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
Negativity and the truth  —  Most polls tell us that Americans …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Hotline On Call:
Palin's First Avail  —  On the plane this afternoon from FL to NC.
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Marc Ambinder:
The McCain Resurgence Plan
Discussion: Hot Air, GINA COBB and Kevin Drum
Nitya / Political Radar:
Palin Fields Questions on Plane  —  ABC News' Imtiyaz Delawala Reports: For the first time in a month on the campaign trail, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin took questions from her full traveling press corps, covering topics ranging from her continued connection of Sen. Barack …
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Mark Halperin / TIME.com:   McCain Release on Ayers
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Obama's 180 on genocide  —  JOHN MCCAIN'S opening words last night were: “Senator Obama, it's good to be with you at a town hall meeting!”  Indeed it was.  We now know why Barack Obama declined McCain's invitation earlier this year to appear together in a series of 10 town hall meetings around the country.
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Paging Rick Warren
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Palin's Kind of Patriotism  —  Criticizing Sarah Palin is truly shooting fish in a barrel.  But given the huge attention she is getting, you can't just ignore what she has to say.  And there was one thing she said in the debate with Joe Biden that really sticks in my craw.
Salon:
Nobody's dummy  —  What a powerful letter — which I am pleased to share with Salon readers.  Yes, let us not forget the tragic series of dubious political judgments that led the U.S. to lurch into Southeast Asia after the French had prudently packed up and left.
Washington Wire:
Obama's Name Again Is Used in Attack  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports from Lehigh, Pa., on the presidential race.  —  Barack Obama's middle name was attack fodder once again Wednesday when John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin were introduced at a rally here in Lehigh, Pa.
Discussion: Swampland and TIME.com
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Matthew Weaver / NO QUARTER:
Obama is Hiding a Radical Past!  —  Edited and updated at 8:50 p.m. ET.  —  Did you know that Barack Obama was affiliated with a leading national socialist party?  Barack Obama didn't include in his 2008 resume that he entered politics in the mid-1990s endorsed by Chicago's leading socialists.
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Duncan Mansfield / Associated Press:
Son of Tenn. Democrat indicted in Palin hacking
Wall Street Journal:
Housing Pain Gauge: Nearly 1 in 6 Owners ‘Under Water’  —  More Defaults and Foreclosures Are Likely as Borrowers With Greater Debt Than Value in Their Homes Are Put in a Tight Spot  —  The relentless slide in home prices has left nearly one in six U.S. homeowners owing more on a mortgage …
Marc Ambinder:
Ad Spending Update: McCain's 100% Negative  —  According to the latest figures from Ken Goldstein and the Wisconsin Advertising Project, the presidential campaigns are spending nearly $29 million a week to persuade YOU on television that the other guy is bad.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
McCain's ‘suspension’: not quite
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Justin Fox / The Curious Capitalist:
Treasury prepares for a TARP-and-switch.  And it's a good thing, too  —  Did anybody else notice that when Hank Paulson was describing in his press conference today what the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act enables Treasury to do, the first thing he listed was “to inject capital into financial institutions”?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Brian Beutler
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
John Boehner on Barney Frank: 'He's from Massachusetts, although he can't say the word 'Massachusetts"  —  House minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), one of the GOP architects of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, outlined a few Republican talking points for the final weeks of the election Tuesday …
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Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Md. Police Put Activists' Names On Terror Lists  —  The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
Discussion: Open Left, Reason and ACSBlog
Time Edit / Swampland:
They Liked Him, They Really Liked Him  —  From TIME's Amy Sullivan: As he did for the first presidential debate, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg gathered a group of undecided voters in a swing state (this time Colorado) to watch the town hall, polling them before and after to gauge …
The Politico:
The worst debate ever  —  With the country at one of its most interesting — not to mention terrifying — moments in a generation, John McCain and Barack Obama met in Nashville for what was surely one of the dullest and least satisfying presidential debates in memory.  —  There have been boring debates before, of course.
Discussion: The Swamp and JustOneMinute
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
750,000 lost jobs?  The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy  —  A 20-year game of Telephone  —  If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you'll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus …
 
 
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Stan Simpson:
Brokaw Off His Game in Debate Snoozer: Stan Simpson
Discussion: Washington Post, Opinion L.A. and CNN
Kate Sheppard / Gristmill:
One swing voter, swung
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Celebration  —  Friends, have you seen this video?  Maybe you have.
Discussion: Dirty Harry's Place
Roland Martin / CNN:
Martin: Ayers case is risky for McCain-Palin
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Forget Logic; Fear Appears to Have Edge
Discussion: The Corner and Kevin Drum
Amanda Carpenter / Townhall.com:
Some Questions on McCain's ReSURGEance Home Plan
CNN:
Bush: The elephant in the room
 Earlier Items: 
Calculated Risk:
The Adjustment Process  —  When I started this blog (Jan 2005) …
Eric Zorn / Change of Subject:
What is (and isn't)'terrorism'?  —  It's common these days …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Guardian:
Gripe  —  Taking a step back: These debates are actually kind of silly, aren't they?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Vote Vets vs. McCain on G.I. Bill
Discussion: TPM Election Central
nationalacademies.org:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Discussion: New York Times and TalkLeft