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11:30 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.)
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.
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.
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 …
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
Candidates Make A Name for This Guy Joe
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Joe The Plumber's Chat With Couric
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 …
The Huffington Post:
Who Won The Last Debate? Obama Dominates By Largest Margins Yet
Discussion: Brave New Films blog
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.
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:
Face Of The Day  —  US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008.
Discussion: Harry's Place
Andrew M. Seder / The Times Leader:
Secret Service says “Kill him” allegation unfounded  —  SCRANTON - The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama's name was mentioned during Tuesday's Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Ruling May Impede Thousands of Ohio Voters  —  More than 200,000 registered Ohio voters may be blocked from casting regular ballots on Election Day because of a federal appeals court decision on Tuesday requiring the disclosure of lists of voters whose names did not match those on government databases …
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Final Debate Reax
Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
I guess Barry decided he already won.
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Good News: Obama Renounes PAYGO During Recession
Discussion: The Next Right
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Now We Know Joe Six Pack Is A Plumber
Discussion: Townhall.com, PoliGazette and marbury
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Norquist joins debate coalition
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Home Prices Seem Far From Bottom
Discussion: The Big Picture
Paul Krugman:
About the work
Discussion: Real Time Economics
The Jed Report:
McCain's Eye Rolls: Raw Video Montage
Discussion: culturekitchen and Wonkette
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
Discussion: FP Passport