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11:55 AM ET, October 16, 2008

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The Joe file  —  Two readers with access to the Ohio voter file say that Joe Wurzelbacher's inluence on this cycle will be limited in one way: He doesn't appear to be registered to vote.  —  (And yes, the freelance opposition research on Joe began before the debate ended.)
Toledo Blade:
‘Joe the Plumber’ is focus of presidential debate's first few minutes  —  The story of “Joe the Plumber” - Joe Wurzelbacher of Shrewsbury Street in Springfield Township - became a centerpiece of the early minutes of the presidential debate last night.  —  And Joe the Plumber became the subject of national and international interest.
Gateway Pundit:
Joe the Plumber Weighs in on Debate: “Obama's Proposal Scares Me Because It's Just One More Step Towards Socialism”  —  Oops!... He did it again.  —  Joe brings up that darned “socialism” word again.  —  Joe Wurzelbacher, “Joe the Plumber”, of Toledo, Ohio weighs in on the final presidential debate last night.
Teddy Davis / Political Radar:
Joe The Plumber: Obama Tax Plan ‘Infuriates Me’  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Hope Ditto Report:  —  John McCain may have found a blue-collar face to help him argue that no American — not even the richest 5 percent — should pay higher taxes.  —  “Joe The Plumber” has weighed …
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Joe The Plumber's Chat With Couric  —  Joe Wurzelbacher - immortalized during tonight's presidential debate as “Joe The Plumber” - spoke with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric shortly after the conclusion of the final debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.
FactCheck.org:
FactChecking Debate No. 3  —  Sorting out fact and fiction …
Discussion: Political Machine and USA Today
Dean Baker / American Prospect:
Joe the Plumber's Big Tax Bill
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
Candidates Make A Name for This Guy Joe
CNN:
‘Joe the Plumber’ happy to help candidates
Discussion: Donklephant
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won Final Debate  —  As in the previous debates, CBS News and Knowledge Networks have conducted a nationally representative poll of uncommitted voters to get their immediate reaction to tonight's presidential debate.  —  In the first presidential debate …
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Time Edit / Swampland:
Undecideds Laughing At, Not With, McCain  —  From TIME's Amy Sullivan:  —  In politics it is generally not considered a good sign when voters are laughing at you, not with you.  And by the end of the third and last presidential debate, the undecided voters who had gathered in Denver …
CNN:
Poll: Debate watchers say Obama wins  —  HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) — A majority of debate watchers thought that Sen. Barack Obama won the third and final presidential debate, according to a national poll conducted at the end of the debate.  —  Fifty-eight percent of debate watchers questioned …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Stan Greenberg's Focus Group: “Decisive” for Obama
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Debate exclusive: Obama wins by a hair
Discussion: The Anchoress
Amz / Democracy Corps:
Third Presidential Debate: McCain Digs Himself a Deeper Hole
Discussion: Daily Kos
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DEBATE POLLS.... Everyone who watched last night's debate came …
New York Times:
The Third Presidential Debate  —  October 15, 2008 Following is a transcript of the third presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama in Hempstead, N.Y., as recorded by CQ Transcriptions:  —  View the video of this debate  —  SCHIEFFER: Good evening.
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Scott / Power Line:
Hey, Joe  —  Not you, Joe Biden.  You, Joe the Plumber — Joe Wurzelbacher.
Discussion: Hot Air and Top of the Ticket
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Hasn't Closed the Sale  —  Both candidates continue to tinker with their strategies.  —  In the campaign's final two weeks, voters will take a last serious look at both presidential candidates.  The outcome of the race isn't cast in stone yet.  —  Barack Obama holds a 7.3% lead …
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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Analysis: McCain puts Obama on the defensive
Discussion: pw and Weekly Standard
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Invokes Granite State Lessons  —  Senator Barack Obama offered fresh words of wisdom today for any of his supporters who are feeling overly confident with the presidential race: New Hampshire.  —  “For those of you who are feeling giddy or cocky or think this is all set …
Discussion: TIME.com
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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Barack Obama cautions against cockiness
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The Good Old Days  —  One thing I liked about the Bush/Gore debates is that it was obvious both men loathed each other and they didn't care who knew it.  That liberated them, for good and ill.  —  By contrast, for all the characteristically ponderous huffing from Bob Schieffer about …
Discussion: Commentary
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Virginia GOP Mailer Depicts Dems — And Obama?  — As Appeasers Of Terrorists  —  In the race's final stretch, much of the real sludge and slime that floats to the surface will be the work not of the campaigns but of under-the-radar operations run by state parties and the like.
Peter Schiff / Washington Post:
Don't Blame Capitalism  —  Amid the chaos of recent days, as the federal government has taken gargantuan steps to stabilize the financial markets, realigning the U.S. economic system in the process, comes a nearly universal consensus: This crisis resulted from government reluctance to regulate the unbridled greed of Wall Street.
Discussion: The Corner
Mark Halperin / Time:
Grading the Final Presidential Debate  —  Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama speaks during the third presidential debate with Republican candidate John McCain at Hofstra University October 15, 2008  —  Substance:  —  Intelligent, knowledgeable, and an earnest explainer, as always, but to no real effect.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The RBC and TIME.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Final Debate Reax … Ezra Klein: … Coates: … Eve Fairbanks: … Josh Marshall: … Michael Crowley: … Malkin: … Peter Suderman: … James Fallows: … Brian Beutler: … Megan McArdle: … James Joyner: … Drum: … Jonathan Chait: … Dreher: … Wilkinson:
 
 
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
I Just Don't Get  —  any of the insta polls, which seem to give it to Obama.
Agence France Presse:
France to halt games when anthem is booed
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