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8:45 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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Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin: ‘Very much appreciating being cleared of any legal wrongdoing or unethical activity at all’  —  Gov. Sarah Palin took about 5 minutes and 30 seconds Saturday afternoon to talk by phone with Alaska reporters and give her view of the Troopergate investigation.
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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: Balloon Juice and The E&P Pub
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:
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Daring to utter the ‘L’ word: Obama on track to a landslide  —  WASHINGTON — Barring a dramatic change in the political landscape over the next three weeks, Democrats appear headed toward a decisive victory on Election Day that would give them broad power over the federal government.
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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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.
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.
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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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Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
Obama knocks on doors, surprises voters  —  Barack Obama jetted back to Ohio today to spend three days preparing for his final debate with John McCain.  But before he holed up with his advisers, the candidate began knocking on doors in Holland, Ohio, making his way through a neighborhood of modest ranch and split-level homes.
Discussion: TIME.com
Deacon / Power Line:
WILL IT BE A ROUT?  —  In May of this year, looking ahead to the McCain-Obama race, I opined that “the ‘fundamentals’ favor the Democrats by at least ten percentage points.”  However, I did not predict that Obama would win by 10 points.  For it seemed to me that McCain would outdo a “generic” …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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 Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Mitsubishi and Morgan Stanley Renegotiating  —  Morgan Stanley was racing to salvage a crucial investment from a big Japanese bank on Sunday in an effort to allay growing fears about its future — negotiations so critical to the financial markets that they have drawn in both the Treasury Department and the Japanese government.
Discussion: naked capitalism and TigerHawk
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bill Kristol in a nutshell  —  On October 5, Bill Kristol used his New York Times column to describe his telephone interview with Sarah Palin, during which they both agreed that the McCain/Palin campaign must attack Obama harder on his “associations,” particularly with Bill Ayers.  He ended his column this way:
Discussion: The Jed Report and Balloon Juice
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
McCain vows to whip Obama's ‘you know what’  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - Republican John McCain vowed Sunday to “whip” Democratic rival Barack Obama's “you-know-what” when the two presidential candidates meet Wednesday in their final televised debate.  —  McCain made that pledge as top advisers …
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
O's for Obama:
Who?  —  People around the world who want to see Barack Obama elected to office in this upcoming election  —  Where?  —  Ten15 Folsom, San Francisco, AND Satellite events around the world created by YOU!  —  What?  —  A one of a kind Obama rally and fundraiser as only San Francisco could produce.
Discussion: Cassy Fiano and The Jawa Report
Sun-Sentinel:
Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls, according to Sun Sentinel investigation  —  Thousands who should be ineligible are registered to vote  —  Reported by Peter Franceschina, Sally Kestin, John Maines, Megan O'Matz and Dana Williams Written by Sally Kestin
Discussion: HillBuzz and Atlas Shrugs
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.
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.
 
 
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