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12:55 AM ET, October 19, 2008

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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 …
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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
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
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain adviser: Northern Va not the “real Virginia.”
Discussion: MSNBC
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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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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Carrie Budoff Brown / Ben Smith's Blogs:
100,000 people  —  Barack Obama apparently attracted more people …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Salon
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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:
See-Dubya / Michelle Malkin:
Oh, these are the people in your neighborhood...  Ex-guest blogger See-dubya here:  —  Hey, I'm a retired blogger now, and the best thing about retirement is that, rather than keeping up with the news, I get the chance to just settle back and read books now and then.
Discussion: NO QUARTER
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 and Ed Driscoll.com
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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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New York Times:
Day's Campaigning Shows an Inverted Political Plane  —  While John McCain was defending such traditional bastions as North Carolina and Virginia, Barack Obama was in Missouri, once considered safe for the Republicans.
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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama draws record crowd in St. Louis
Discussion: Chicago
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.
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:
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 …
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: Don Surber and Pajamas Media
Stephen Majors / Cincinnati.com:
Deters subpoenas voter records  —  Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, who serves as John McCain's Southwest Ohio campaign chairman, has requested personal information for some individuals who registered and immediately cast a ballot during a weeklong period that ended earlier this month.
CNN:
Fact check: Obama said he would ‘spread his wealth around’?  —  The Statement  —  Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, during a speech on October 16 outside Philadelphia, recounted the story of “Joe the Plumber,” a man who held a conversation with Democratic candidate Sen. Barack …
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Fox News:
RAW DATA: John McCain's Weekly Radio Address
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Wake up America
 
 
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New York Times:
F.B.I. Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases
Discussion: TalkLeft
Katherine Burton / Bloomberg:
Lahde Quits Hedge Funds, Thanks ‘Idiots’ for Success
Discussion: Firedoglake and AMERICAblog News
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush to Host World Economic Summit
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
GOP turnout lagging in heavy N. Carolina early voting
Discussion: Daily Kos and Donklephant
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Michelle Bachmann gives voice to the right's darkest impulses
 

 
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
FTC letter: Twitter did not violate an order restricting its data practices, as staff prevented the “Twitter Files” writers from directly accessing its systems

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
ABC report: UK magazines' digital sales rose 15.4% YoY to an average of 2.6M per edition, including 1.2M from “all you can read” sales via Readly and others

 
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