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9:45 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 …
Discussion: TigerHawk and Commentary
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 …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Philadelphia Flyers fans boo ‘hockey mom’ Palin.
Discussion: Associated Press
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
The Politico:
Polls aside, Pa. remains a battleground  —  PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania hasn't voted Republican for president since 1988.  Democrats have increased their registration numbers here by more than a half-million over the past year and Barack Obama has a double-digit lead in the polls.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Are We Rome?  Tu Betchus!  —  With modernity crumbling, our thoughts turn to antiquity.  —  The decline and fall of the American Empire echoes the experience of the Romans, who also tumbled into the trap of becoming overleveraged empire hussies.  —  As our sand-castle economy washes away under …
Discussion: James Fallows and Whiskey Fire
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 …
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Daley reins in radicals — the Chicago Way  —  Turn on the TV news when John McCain is picking up undecided voters by invoking Barack Obama's relationship with unrepentant American terrorist William Ayers and, invariably, some liberal talking head will sniff in disgust and say Ayers is no big deal where Obama comes from.
Times of London:
State to save HBOS and RBS  —  Government set to become biggest shareholder in top banks as Japanese weigh bid for Morgan Stanley  —  THE government will launch the biggest rescue of Britain's high-street banks tomorrow when the UK's four biggest institutions ask for a £35 billion financial lifeline.
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?
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.
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
David Espo / Associated Press:
Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.
Discussion: The Corner, Yahoo! News and Don Surber
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.
Marc Ambinder:
A Religious War In Davenport?  —  Here's the full transcript and audio from pastor Arnold Conrad's invocation before Sen. McCain's speech in Davenport this morning.  This pastor sees the election as a religious war.  Either that, or Bill Maher paid him to promote Religulous.
Washington Wire:
Pastor Delivers Odd Invocation at McCain Rally
Discussion: RADAMISTO, The RBC and Iowa Independent
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