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8:45 AM ET, October 19, 2008

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Gateway Pundit:
Obama & Ayers Shared Chicago Office For Years On the Same Floor... And Maoist Hardliner Mike Klonsky Worked There Too  —  More Hope and Change...  BARACK OBAMA LIED ABOUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH BILL AYERS  —  Barak Obama told George Stephanopoulos during the ABC democratic primary debate in April that …
See-Dubya / Michelle Malkin:
Oh, these are the people in your neighborhood...
Discussion: NO QUARTER
The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin On SNL With Tina Fey, Weekend Update's Alaska Rap, Baldwin And Wahlberg (VIDEO)  —  Read More: Palin Alaska Rap, Palin SNL Rap, Palin Weekend Update, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Alec Baldwin On Snl, Sarah Palin Mark Wahlberg Snl, Sarah Palin On Snl, Sarah Palin Saturday Ngiht Live Video …
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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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
John / Power Line:
SARAH DOES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Discussion: American Power and Ed Driscoll.com
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: ‘Hotter in person’ (Baldwin)
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama raises stunning $150 million in September  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised more than $150 million in September, a stunning and unprecedented eruption of political giving that has given him a wide spending advantage over rival John McCain.
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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.
Discussion: TIME.com, Raising Kaine and Donklephant
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 …
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 …
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The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri
Discussion: TIME.com and The Moderate Voice
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 …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:   “Real” America Looks Different to Palin, Obama
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: Chicago Boyz
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 …
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.
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Barack Obama lines up a cabinet of stars as John McCain struggles on  —  The Democrat may recruit some big names, including Republicans, to see America through the crisis  —  With the economy on the brink of recession and the country in the midst of two foreign wars, Barack …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
What's So Awful About “Spreading the Wealth”?  —  It is hard to imagine we've heard the last of Barack Obama's interactions with William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  But lately John McCain seems much more interested in talking about another Obama encounter.  It's the now infamous conversation …
The Trail / Washington Post:
McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not ‘Real Virginia’  —  By Matthew Mosk and Christopher Twarowski  —  Sen. John McCain headlined a boisterous outdoor rally in Woodbridge, Va., today, while his campaign took heat for suggesting the populous region was not part of “real Virginia.”
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Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Here They Come  —  Democrats gone wild.  —  It's time to face facts.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Wary of Islam, China Tightens a Vise of Rules
Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Complaint hits Rezko land deal
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Among Rock-Ribbed Fans of Palin, Dudes Rule
Stephen Majors / Cincinnati.com:
Deters subpoenas voter records
Discussion: Election Law
New York Times:
F.B.I. Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases
Discussion: The Agonist and TalkLeft
Elwyn Tinklenberg / Daily Kos:
(Update 4) Kossacks, Thank You and Michele Bachmann, $488,127.30 raised!
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
A tale of two networks  —  Carl Cameron and Ed Henry are both top-flight reporters.
Discussion: Commentary
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Detainee's Time Served Is Challenged
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Racists for Obama?  —  New polling and a trickle of stories …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

 
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