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11:30 AM ET, October 19, 2008

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CNN:
Colin Powell endorses Obama  —  (CNN) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's “ability to inspire” and the “inclusive nature of his campaign.”  —  “He has both style and substance.
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Colin Powell endorses Obama  —  Saying the Democratic nominee could “not only electrify our country but electrify our world,” Colin Powell crossed party lines this morning and announced his support for Barack Obama.  —  Powell made his announcement on “Meet the Press.”  He said he had no plans to campaign for Obama.
MSNBC:
Powell endorses Obama for president  —  Republican ex-secretary of state calls Democrat ‘transformational figure’  —  WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president on Sunday, criticizing his own Republican Party for what he called …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Barack Obama gets Colin Powell backing  —  Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic presidential bid has won the backing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell in a much anticipated endorsement from a Republican with impressive foreign policy credentials.  —  The endorsement came during an appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press.”
Discussion: Chicago
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
COLIN POWELL ENDORSES OBAMA.... On “Meet the Press” this morning, ret. Gen. and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama.  Powell continued to refer to the Republican Party as “my party,” and added that he doesn't plan to hit the campaign trail for Obama …
Discussion: Salon and The Moderate Voice
Elisabeth Bumiller / The Caucus:
Powell Endorses Obama
The Trail / Washington Post:   Colin Powell Endorses Obama
Randyj / TIME.com:   The New Powell Doctrine  —  The former Bush Secretary …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Colin Powell endorses Obama.»
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Obama Raised Record $150 Million in September  —  The Obama campaign announced this morning that it had raised a record $150 million last month, and had added 632,000 new donors to its total.  —  The amount raised shattered the campaign's record from August.
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CNN:
Obama raises record $150 million in September  —  DUNN, North Carolina (CNN) — Barack Obama's campaign announced Sunday the Democratic presidential candidate raised $150 million in donations in September, setting a new high water mark in campaign fundraising.
Discussion: The Washington Note
Zombie / zomblog:
Barack Obama's review of William Ayers' book  —  On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers' book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press.  Here's a photo of how the review appeared in the Chicago Tribune:
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
On ‘SNL,’ Fey as Palin, and Palin as Palin  —  Anyone tuning in to “Saturday Night Live” hoping to see side-by-side versions of Gov. Sarah Palin — the real thing and the Tina Fey version — would have been disappointed.  —  But Ms. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: ‘Hotter in person’ (Baldwin)
John / Power Line:
SARAH DOES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Discussion: American Power and Ed Driscoll.com
Zogby:
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: Obama 47.8%, McCain 45.1%  —  McCain slowly gains on Obama  —  UTICA, New York - Republican John McCain continued a slow advance on Democrat Barack Obama in the race for President, moving back within three percentage points as the race begins to head down the stretch run …
Discussion: PSoTD
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Why I Blog  —  THE WORD blog is a conflation of two words: Web and log.  It contains in its four letters a concise and accurate self-description: it is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the World Wide Web.  In the monosyllabic vernacular of the Internet, Web log soon became the word blog.
Discussion: Althouse and Chicago Boyz
Houston Chronicle:
The Chronicle endorses Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president of the United States  —  Rarely in our country's history has the electorate gone to the polls to choose a new president in such challenging times with more at stake for the nation.
Discussion: Off the Kuff
The Huffington Post:
The Palin Plunge: Voters Sour On McCain VP Pick  —  The more voters learn about Sarah Palin, the more wary they become.  Once the focus of post-convention Republican euphoria, the Alaska Governor is now viewed as a serious liability to the McCain campaign.  —  As it stands, Palin's polling numbers …
Discussion: Truthdig and DownWithTyranny!
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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 …
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Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Three Trends and a Train Wreck  —  HOW did the world's financial system get into such a mess?  It's tempting to blame specific politicians, decisions and laws (or the lack thereof), and leave it at that.  —  While it's certainly true that a great number of serious, identifiable mistakes have been made …
 
 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
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