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6:05 PM ET, October 12, 2008

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Michelle Malkin:
Crush the Obamedia narrative: Look who's “gripped by insane rage”  —  The Obamedia is attempting to set yet another false narrative: The narrative of the McCain “mob.”  McCain-Palin rallies are out of control, they wheedle.  Conservatives are mad!  They're yelling mean things about Obama and calling him names!
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Holley Gilbert / Oregonian:
Two men arrested in McCain sign burning
Discussion: Political Punch
Mike Allen / The Politico:
23 days out — McCain to make a Letterman appearance  —  Good morning — the Sunday speed read:  — BREAKING — Dave and Mac make up: CBS announces that Senator McCain will appear on Letterman on Thursday, a makeup from his cancellation of Sept. 24 when he claimed to be suspending his campaign.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
It's Obama: We need a president who will break with the past
Discussion: TalkLeft
Thomas Fitzgerald / Philly.com:
Polls give Obama clear lead in Pa.
Discussion: TIME.com
Karen Tumulty / Time:
In Battleground Virginia, a Tale of Two Ground Games  —  If John McCain is as serious as he says about running a “respectful” campaign against an opponent he considers “a decent person,” word hasn't yet trickled down to his newly opened storefront field office in Gainesville, Virginia.
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Lowell / Raising Kaine:
Jeff Frederick Compares Barack Obama to Osama Bin Laden  —  (Cross posted at Daily Kos, please “recommend” if you can.  Thanks. - promoted by Lowell)  —  Look, we all know that Jeff Frederick is a right-wing extremist nutcase, but he's also the head of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV).
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“Truly Peculiar And Creepy”  —  Hilzoy has a useful and devastating post on the Alaska legislature's finding that governor Palin abused her power to go after and ruin a former family member against whom she had a grudge:
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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Troopergate: Not Over Yet  —  From the magazine issue dated Oct 20, 2008  —  A new Alaska legislative report finding that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power and violated state ethics laws spells new trouble for the McCain campaign.  Special counsel Steve Branchflower's report could lead to fines or legislative action to censure Palin.
Discussion: The E&P Pub
Pajamas Media:
Jumping Ship...  This is becoming a very strange campaign.  On CNN this evening both David Gergen and Ed Rollins echoed the current mantra that the “old” noble McCain is gone, and a “new” nastier one has emerged, largely because of his attacks on Ayers, perhaps his planned future ads on Wright …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama-McCain Gap Narrows  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report finds registered voters preferring Barack Obama (50%) to John McCain (43%) when asked who they would vote for if the presidential election were held today.
Discussion: MyDD and Donklephant
New York Post:
7-YR.-OLD GETS AN ACORN VOTE  —  CONN. JOB TO BOOST OBAMA  —  By GINGER ADAMS OTIS and SUSAN EDELMAN in New York and MELISSA KLEIN in Bridgeport, Conn.  —  O'jahnae Smith is ready and registered to vote this November.  —  There's only one problem: She's 7 years old.
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Little Green Footballs:
Obama Campaign Covering Up Involvement with ACORN?
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Say Anything
New York Times:
European Leaders Agree to Inject Cash Into Banks  —  PARIS — European financial and political leaders agreed late Sunday to a plan that would inject billions of euros into their banks in a bid to restore confidence to the teetering financial system.  —  Taking their cue from a rescue plan announced …
Dan Spencer / www.redstate.com:
Where's Obama's proof of citizenship?  —  If he can post his birth certificate on the web, why can't he give it to the court?  —  Both presidential candidates have been accused of not meeting the Constitutional requirement that only “natural-born” citizens hold the presidency.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
A 2.2% McCain lead is greater than a 13.8% Obama Lead  —  The Washington Post maintains a webpage titled “Political Landscape 2008.”  This webpage has been updated recently enough to reflect Obama's 13.8% polling lead in Pennsylvania, a trend that uses polls released as recently as Wednesday.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Comparing Campaign Attacks: The Chris Matthews Show panel just doesn't get it  —  John Amato's virtual online magazine...OK, It's a blog!  —  Home › Blogs › SilentPatriot's blog … Glenn Greenwald has a must-read piece this week exploring how the concept of “balance” corrupts any sense of honest media analysis.
O's for Obama:
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Discussion: Cassy Fiano and The Jawa Report
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.
MiamiHerald.com:
Florida Republicans cast blame as McCain trails in polls  —  John McCain's plunging poll numbers in Florida have top Republicans second-guessing and starting to distance themselves from the campaign.  —  MEKLAS@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  For the first time in more than a decade …
Discussion: The Next Right
 
 
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Iran Sets Preconditions for US Meeting
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
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