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11:40 PM ET, October 18, 2008

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Christopher Hass / Barack Obama and Joe Biden:
100,000 in St. Louis, MO: “All I can say is, wow.”  —  Barack just concluded his speech underneath the Gatway Arch in St. Louis, in front of a record crowd of over 100,000 people.  “All I can say is, wow,” Barack said as he took the stage. … Read the full remarks of Barack's speech in St. Louis, as prepared for delivery . . .
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New York Times:
Day's Campaigning Shows an Inverted Political Plane  —  ST. LOUIS — There was the feel of a political world turned upside down on Saturday as Senator John McCain found himself defending North Carolina and Virginia, while Senator Barack Obama was greeted by huge crowds in Missouri …
Washington Wire:
Obama Rally Draws 100,000 in Missouri  —  Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race from St. Louis.  —  Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event.  —  The crowd assembled under the Gateway Arch on a sunny Saturday afternoon …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri  —  (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)  —  ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A record-breaking 100,000 people cheered Sen. Barack Obama under the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi River, by far the biggest stateside crowd drawn by the Democratic nominee.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Carrie Budoff Brown / Ben Smith's Blogs:
100,000 people  —  Barack Obama apparently attracted more people …
Discussion: Salon
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
GOP turnout lagging in heavy N. Carolina early voting
Discussion: Daily Kos and Donklephant
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama draws record crowd in St. Louis
Discussion: Chicago
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
“Real” America Looks Different to Palin, Obama  —  Yesterday, at a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina, Sarah Palin said the following: … Palin refers to the fact that the cities and towns she has gotten to visit represent the “real America”.  So what exactly do these places look like?
Discussion: Washington Post
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Marc Ambinder:
McCain's Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding  —  The McCain campaign has broken through a heretofore impenetrable barrier in quantum physics, experimentally proving the existence of unseen dimensions and, in the process, setting three of its surrogates on a pathway towards winning …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Pfotenhauer Insults Virginians: ‘Real Virginia’ Is Only Where McCain Is Winning  —  On MSNBC this morning, McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer asserted that “real Virginia” does not include Northern Virginia: … MSNBC host Kevin Corke gave Pfotenhauer a chance to revise her answer, telling her …
The Trail / Washington Post:
McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not ‘Real Virginia’
Discussion: The Jed Report and The Record
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
McCain aide says he's strong in ‘real’ Virginia
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain adviser: Northern Va not the “real Virginia.”
Discussion: MSNBC
Greta Van Susteren / Fox News:
“You have not tried to find Barack Obama's drug dealer”  —  Gloves are off ....Big Time!!!  Look for blood on the floor!!  Mrs. McCain's lawyer fires off a letter to the New York Times!  See the letter to Keller of the New York Times below:  —  Note from me: I am told we have this letter independently - see below.
Discussion: The Corner
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New York Times:
Behind McCain, Outsider in Capital Wanting Back In
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Dissecting Cindy McCain's private world
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Eschaton
The Huffington Post:
Obama Launches Own ‘Joe The Plumber’ Robocall  —  Barack Obama's campaign is trotting out its own “Joe the Plumber” to counteract efforts by John McCain to make inroads on the white working class vote.  —  A reader in Colorado sends over word that the state Democratic Party and the Obama camp …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Racists for Obama?  —  New polling and a trickle of stories from the battleground states suggest that Sen. Barack Obama's coalition includes one unlikely group: white voters with negative views of African-Americans.  —  Race has become the elephant in the room of the 2008 presidential campaign …
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Elwyn Tinklenberg / Daily Kos:
(Update 4) Kossacks, Thank You and Michele Bachmann, $488,127.30 raised!  —  The last few hours have been nothing short of astounding.  Since Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on MSNBC's Hardball earlier tonight, there's been a deluge of support unlike anything we have seen.  —  Kossacks:
Sam Schulman / Weekly Standard:
Class Will Tell  —  Why is Bill Ayers a respectable member of the upper middle class and Sarah Palin contemptible?  —  Pour yourself a Johnnie Walker Black and remember.  The presidential campaign was going to be about sex—the sex of the inevitable winning candidate.  Then it was going to be about race.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
John / Verum Serum:
Crossing Paths Daily: Obama and Ayers Shared an Office (Update: For Three Years)  —  It's nice to be the guy getting tips for once instead of the guy sending them.  Yesterday I got two great tips from Morgen, a reader who had found my earlier posts digging into the Obama Ayers connection.
John / Power Line:
SARAH DOES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE  —  It's a mistake, I'm afraid.  It's not that I lack confidence in Governor Palin; I don't.  But I think it's almost always a mistake to visit an enemy's home turf without a clear understanding that you are among enemies.  —  The Saturday Night Live people are Democrats.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
A tale of two networks  —  Carl Cameron and Ed Henry are both top-flight reporters.  —  But they work for networks which are viewed in, shall we say, differing lights by Republican activists.  —  So when Fox's Cameron and CNN's Henry took to opposing risers today at a McCain rally in Woodbridge …
Discussion: Commentary
 
 
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New York Times:
F.B.I. Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Trouble With Character  —  David Brooks was very high on Barack Obama for a while.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead
Discussion: MyDD and Real Clear Politics
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