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4:25 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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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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Toledo Blade:
Forward with Obama  —  AS THE nation wavers precariously at the precipice of economic ruin, American voters must decide who has the knowledge, steadiness, judgment, and inspirational qualities to lead us effectively out of that morass, for the next four years and beyond.
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.
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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).
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 …
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:
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Boys' night out: “The Politico guys,” Rove's top disciple and how our press corps works  —  (updated below)  —  Tim Griffin has long been one of Karl Rove's closest “protégés” and has been at the epicenter of many of the most significant episodes of Republican sleaze over the last decade …
Discussion: The Politico and Think Progress
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The Griffin Room:
The Final Debate: McCain Should Call for a Special Prosecutor
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 …
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.
Discussion: YID With LID and Hot Air
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.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Don Surber
Richard Dooling / New York Times:
The Rise of the Machines  —  “BEWARE of geeks bearing formulas.”  So saith Warren Buffett, the Wizard of Omaha.  Words to bear in mind as we bail out banks and buy up mortgages and tweak interest rates and nothing, nothing seems to make any difference on Wall Street or Main Street.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The quotes that explain the entire financial meltdown  —  For those who want a smoking gun to show the genesis of the financial collapse, this short sequence from a longer video I posted this week will do it.  Clinton HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced a settlement of a lending discrimination complaint …
Discussion: Say Anything
Matt Garfield / Herald:
Vandals strike York County GOP headquarters  —  Vandals spray-painted the words “Republican means slavery” on the door of the York County GOP campaign headquarters overnight Friday.  —  Party volunteers called police after discovering the message when they arrived at the office on Rock Hill's Oakland Avenue.
 
 
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