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4:55 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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KATU-TV:
Pair arrested after McCain sign torched in Sellwood  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a southeast Portland yard.
JammieWearingFool:
Hope, Change and Molotov Cocktails
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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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.
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).
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
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:
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 …
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
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Little Green Footballs:
Obama Campaign Covering Up Involvement with ACORN?
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Say Anything
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 Griffin Room and PoliGazette
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.
 
 
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Dina Cappiello / Associated Press:
Efforts on global warming chilled by economic woes
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Man At Palin Rally Displays Monkey Doll wearing Obama Sticker
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Lawrence Lessig / Wall Street Journal:
In Defense of Piracy  —  Digital technology has made it easy …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Andrew Klavan / Washington Post:
5 Myths About Those Tinseltown Liberals
Little Green Footballs:
Iran Sets Preconditions for US Meeting
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
‘REALLY, REALLY CLOSE’: Obama edges McCain in poll
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The quotes that explain the entire financial meltdown
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McCain backers raise divided government
 

 
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