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11:00 AM ET, October 9, 2008


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David Frum:
Obama in the Corner  —  Let me say at the outset:  —  I'll be voting for John McCain on November 4.  —  I'll be voting for the man who was right about the surge, who holds clear-eyed views about terrorism and America's enemies, who has fought for leaner government over 20 years …
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VIDEO: The McCain-Palin mob in Strongsville, Ohio  —  UPDATE - THANK KOS & WONKETTE & DIGG!!  Please donate to keep my camera charged and the gas tank filled for more Ohio fun!  —  It's no wonder that the slightest incitement from Sarah Palin or John McCain will turn one of their rallies into a lynch mob.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Rage in the Town of Bethlehem  —  BETHLEHEM, Pa. Now, it's personal.  —  John McCain and Sarah Palin were backstage, and Lehigh County GOP Chairman Bill Platt was warming up the crowd of 6,000 at a rally here for the Republican ticket.  —  “Think about how you'll feel on November 5 …
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Black Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin's Rhetoric  —  ‘Racism Is Alive, Well’ Says Democrat Ed Towns; Greg Meeks: ‘Racial’  —  Barack Obama.  —  As the McCain campaign ratchets up the intensity of its attacks on Barack Obama, some black elected officials are calling the tactics desperate, unseemly and racist.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Jeane MacIntosh / New York Post:
NUTS!  —  HOW ACORN GOT ME INTO VOTE SCAM  —  CLEVELAND - Two Ohio voters, including Domino's pizza worker Christopher Barkley , claimed yesterday that they were hounded by the community-activist group ACORN to register to vote several times, even though they made it clear they'd already signed up.
Paul K. Ogden / Ogden on Politics:
Vote Early & Often?  — 105% of Indianapolis Residents Now Registered to Vote
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain goes full frontal on Obama-Ayers connection  —  Team McCain has a new ad out this morning called “Ayers”, a comprehensive attack on Obama on his relationship with former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers.  This isn't just a suggestive 30-second spot.
Exclusive: Inside Account of US Eavesdropping on Americans  —  US Officer's “Phone Sex” Intercepted, Recorded, Shared Across NSA Listening Post  —  Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped …
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Dem strategists see landslide in the making  —  Three weeks of historic economic upheaval has done more than just tilt a handful of once-reliably Republican states in Barack Obama's direction.  Democratic strategists are now optimistic that the ongoing crisis could lead to a landslide Obama victory.
Esnead / The Dish Rag:
How did Newsweek get Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle?  —  How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?  —  Simple.  It didn't.  —  Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.
Washington Post:
Mr. McCain's Mortgage Offer  —  IT WAS ONLY a couple of weeks ago that Sen. John McCain announced a dramatic decision to suspend his campaign and rush to Washington for a summit on the proposed financial rescue package.  Tuesday night, he again demonstrated a flair for the dramatic …
Discussion: TalkLeft and New York Times
Bill White / Anchorage Daily News:
Todd Palin campaigned years for firing trooper  —  SWORN STATEMENT: He says he wanted to protect his family.  —  —  Todd Palin talked with over a dozen state officials, many of them repeatedly, in his crusade to get a state trooper fired whom he considered to be a bad cop …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Bill Ayers: I've been saying for 40 years, you can't separate “the concept of progressive education from the concept of politics and political change”  —  Reader John Rylanders points Cornerites to this very interesting October 2006 interview of Bill Ayers in Revolution (the self-styled …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
BAITING MCCAIN.... One almost gets the sense that Barack Obama wants John McCain to confront him directly with some of these guilt-by-association attacks.  ABC's Charlie Gibson sat down with Obama yesterday, and asked whether he was surprised that McCain didn't go in this direction during Tuesday's debate.
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Balloon Juice
Dean Reynolds / CBS News:
Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives  —  From CBS News' Dean Reynolds:  —  (NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
McCain Campaign Tries To See Glass as Half Full  —  Behind in Polls, Republican Needs Momentum  —  It was a late night for John McCain's campaign — a post-debate repast of karaoke until the wee hours of the rain-soaked morning.  They sang neither in celebration nor to drown their sorrows.
Discussion: MSNBC
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
From Outsider To Politician  —  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The taunting began as soon as Barack Obama joined the Illinois Senate in January 1997.  He had expected to face some skepticism as a political neophyte, but not such outright hostility.  For the first few months of his career as a lawmaker …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Corrente and MSNBC
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain camp making news in the morning  —  On what, they won't say.  —  “We'll have something to talk about,” is all a campaign aide would allow.  —  Check back again in this space or over on our front-page in the morning.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
McCain in a Bear Market  —  Time was, the Baltimore Orioles' manager was Earl Weaver, a short, irascible, Napoleonic figure who, when cranky, as he frequently was, would shout at an umpire, “Are you going to get any better or is this it?”  With, mercifully, only one debate to go, that is the question about John McCain's campaign.
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Judge deals blow to case against Sen. Stevens
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At the Craps Tables With John McCain
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Report: Voter purges in 6 states may violate law
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The McCain camp is going to keep hitting Ayers
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