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10:15 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.
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
Candidates Make A Name for This Guy Joe
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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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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 …
The Huffington Post:
Who Won The Last Debate? Obama Dominates By Largest Margins Yet
Discussion: Brave New Films blog
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Debate exclusive: Obama wins by a hair
Discussion: The Anchoress and Democrats.com
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 …
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Stan Greenberg's Focus Group: “Decisive” for Obama  —  As I type this, Stan Greenberg is briefing reporters on his focus group of undecided voters in Colorado.  He said the respondents felt Obama “won” and that the results were “more decisive than either of the last two.”
Amz / Democracy Corps:
Third Presidential Debate: McCain Digs Himself a Deeper Hole
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
DEBATE LIVEBLOGGING.  —  10:33: Debate over.  McCain scored the most points, and lost the debate.  He was looking to land shots, and often succeeded.  But the effort to find openings and vulnerabilities left him with little time to appear presidential.  And if he connected with jabs, he never found his knockout blow.
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Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Now We Know Joe Six Pack Is A Plumber
Discussion: PoliGazette and marbury
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
The Joe The Plumber Debate: McCain Scores and “Senator Government” Stumbles
Discussion: Flopping Aces
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.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Hullabaloo and The Caucus
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The New / The Caucus:
First Impressions on the Last Debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
Washington Post:
Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch  —  BY JAMES V. GRIMALDI  —  Early in 2007, just as her husband launched his presidential bid, Cindy McCain decided to resolve an old problem — the lack of cellular telephone coverage on her remote 15-acre ranch near Sedona …
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James V. Grimaldi / Washington Post:
Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch
Discussion: The Caucus, TIME.com and pandagon.net
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.
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
Paul Krugman:
About the work  —  Really, I don't want to talk about me when the world is melting down, but I have had a number of requests for an informal explanation of what I got you-know-what for.  So here's an attempt.  —  It's really about two related things: the “new trade theory” and the “new economic geography.”
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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 …
The Politico:
Obama, McCain line up for red-state sprint  —  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Sen. Barack Obama is on offense, and Sen. John McCain on defense, and the next 19 days offer little chance of a change in that dynamic.  —  With the markets in turmoil and the real economy starting to suffer …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Norquist joins debate coalition  —  The debates are over, but the debate debate isn't.  —  The bi-partisan group of online activists pushing to liberate debate footage from copyright restriction, and more broadly to remold presidential debates for a new age, says it will involve itself …
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
I Just Don't Get  —  any of the insta polls, which seem to give it to Obama.
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Real Clear Politics:
The Early Line: Diageo/Hotline Tracking Poll
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Patricia C. McCarter / al.com:
Remarks taken outof context, says Griffith
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Good News: Obama Renounes PAYGO During Recession
Discussion: The Next Right and Firedoglake
Joseph Stiglitz / Guardian:
Paulson tries again
Discussion: Real Time Economics
Washington Post:
Serving Up Dinner Favorites From the Bush Years
Discussion: Althouse
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Home Prices Seem Far From Bottom
Discussion: The Big Picture
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The Good Old Days  —  One thing I liked about the Bush/Gore debates …
Discussion: Commentary and Sadly, No!
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Pressing All the Buttons, McCain Attacks, but Obama Stays Steady
Discussion: The Politico and TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
The Jed Report:
McCain's Eye Rolls: Raw Video Montage
Discussion: Wonkette
Agence France Presse:
France to halt games when anthem is booed
Discussion: FP Passport
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
INITIAL REACTION  —  The consensus from initial reactions …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Marc Ambinder:
Valence, Visuals Or Issues?
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
James Fallows:
Only real time comment during debate #3
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The reaction shots  —  McCain has had some bad moments in the reaction shots.
Discussion: Donklephant
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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