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5:15 AM ET, October 12, 2008


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Lynn Zinser / Slap Shot:
Palin Met With Boos at Flyers' Opener  —  When Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers' opener on Saturday night at the Wachovia Center, she was greeted by resounding (almost deafening) boos.  Ed Snider, owner of the Flyers, had her introduced to the crowd more as a hockey mom …
Glenn Reynolds / Pajamas Media:
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE?  So we've had nearly 8 years of lefty assassination fantasies about George W. Bush, and Bill Ayers' bombing campaign is explained away as a consequence of him having just felt so strongly about social justice, but a few people yell things at McCain rallies and suddenly it's …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
John Lewis, invoking George Wallace, says McCain and Palin ‘playing with fire’  —  UPDATED WITH MCCAIN STATEMENT AND OBAMA REACTION  —  Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis is accusing John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate, likening the atmosphere at Republican campaign events …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Booed on the ice  —  It's hard to blame Sarah Palin for her booing on the ice in Philadelphia this evening.  It's almost a truism of politics that if you send a pol to a sporting event, he's going to get booed.  Politicians, as a class, aren't all that popular, and it's what sports fans do.
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
Palin Drops Puck at Flyer's Game Receives Mixed Reaction  —  Sarah Palin has become known as “The Most Famous Hockey Mom in America” for her constant referral to herself on the stump as “just a hockey mom.”  This evening, she met that title head on by dropping the first puck …
Discussion: The Jed Report and TBogg
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
What John Lewis' attack on John McCain was really about, and Obama's response  —  With the number of preelection days dwindling and tempers rising, we had more of the predictable homestretch toing-and-froing over campaign attacks Saturday.  —  Someone on Side A says something that Side B …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Philadelphia Flyers fans boo ‘hockey mom’ Palin.
Discussion: Associated Press
Noel Sheppard /
Maxine Waters Caught Lying About Fannie Mae Ties on ‘Real Time’
New York Times:
Concern in G.O.P. After Rough Week for McCain  —  After a turbulent week that included disclosures about Gov. Sarah Palin and signs that Senator John McCain was struggling to strike the right tone for his campaign, Republican leaders said Saturday that they were worried Mr. McCain was heading …
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
McCain tussles with Palin over whipping up a mob mentality  —  Video: the second presidential debate in 10 easy minutes  —  With his electoral prospects fading by the day, Senator John McCain has fallen out with his vice-presidential running mate about the direction of his White House campaign.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: McCain, Palin at odds over how hard to hit Obama
Discussion: The Other McCain
New York Times:
White House Overhauling Rescue Plan  —  WASHINGTON — As international leaders gathered here on Saturday to grapple with the global financial crisis, the Bush administration embarked on an overhaul of its own strategy for rescuing the foundering financial system.
IMF in global ‘meltdown’ warning
Discussion: naked capitalism
Henry J. Pulizzi / Wall Street Journal:
World's Financial Leaders Vow to Unite
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MarketWatch
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
This could be the game changer  —  Someone with the unlikely name of Molotov Mitchell has produced a 10 minute and 52 second video [watch it below] that could well change the terms of the election — if enough people watch it.  Illuminati Productions has posted it to YouTube.
The Griffin Room:
The Final Debate: McCain Should Call for a Special Prosecutor  —  If the third and final debate goes as the first two did, there will be little news and no good news for Sen. McCain.  He needs to make—and break—some news at the next debate.  —  So, what should he do?
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DARKER AND DARKER  —  We've been having a fascinating dialog with readers in response to last night's post about those exchanges John McCain had with those rabid supporters in Minnesota.  I want to post some of your emails.  But before that I want to go back to this question of just what that female …
Washington Wire:
Pastor Delivers Odd Invocation at McCain Rally  —  Laura Meckler reports from Davenport, Iowa, on the presidential race:  —  Sometimes the most interesting stuff happens before John McCain even arrives.  At a McCain rally today in Davenport, a pastor delivered an odd invocation.
Discussion: The RBC and RADAMISTO
The Politico:
Exclusive: McCain to unveil more economic policies  —  As part of a plan to reinvigorate his flagging campaign, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is considering additional economic measures aimed directly at the middle class that are likely to be rolled out this week, campaign officials said.
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Garance Burke / Associated Press:
As governor, Palin at times bonds church and state
Discussion: TalkLeft
The Platform:
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Michael Cooper / New York Times:
A Candidate Who Embraces Opposites
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nathan Thornburgh / Time:
What the Troopergate Report Really Says  —  Friday's report …
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Insider's Projects Drained Missile-Defense Millions
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Conroy / CBS News:
Man At Palin Rally Displays Monkey Doll Donning Obama Sticker
Discussion: The Swamp and AMERICAblog News
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
What kind of education reform did Ayers & Obama have in mind?
Discussion: Power Line
Palin heightens rhetoric on abortion
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden to Palin: Don't lecture me on patriotism
Discussion: Mudflats and Crooks and Liars
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The 50-state campus  —  Anyone wondering what my battle …
Discussion: Balloon Juice