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8:30 PM ET, October 24, 2008

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KDKA-TV:
Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story  —  A Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Ashley Todd confessed to making up the story & is facing charges  —  PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making …
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of “Carved B” Story Before Facts Were Known  —  John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts …
John Moody / FOX Forum:
Moment of Truth  —  It had to happen.  —  Less than two weeks before we vote for a new president, a white woman says a black man attacked her, then scarred her face, and says there was a political motive for it.  —  Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old white volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign …
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Fox News VP: If McCain Worker ‘Mutilation’ Story is a Hoax His Campaign is ‘Over’  —  It has drawn wide local and national—even political attention, with some of the candidates for president/vice president weighing in or even calling — but now the Ashley Todd story may be starting to fall apart.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Todd: The attacker fondled me, too; Update: Todd confesses to making up story, say police; Update: Todd “upset” with the media for hyping the story; Update: “She hasn't really shown any obvious remorse”  —  She forgot to mention that to cops during the initial report, just like she forgot …
Matt / Think Progress:
Fox VP: Hate crime hoax means McCain's campaign is ‘over, forever linked to race-baiting.’  —  Following the Drudge Report's lead yesterday, news organizations picked up the story of a McCain campaign volunteer in Pittsburgh named Ashley Todd, who said that a black man mugged her …
Fox News:
McCain Campaign Volunteer Admits Alleged Attack Was a Hoax
Megan McArdle:   McCain worker “victim” of self-hatred
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Joe The Mugger Update Update
Discussion: Commentary
The Politico:
Bachmann tapes apology ad  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has taped an advertisement apologizing for her televised comments calling Barack Obama anti-American, according to a Republican source familiar with her campaign's decision.  —  Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Michelle Marston …
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Minnesota Public Radio:
Poll: Dead heat in the 6th District race
Discussion: TPM Election Central
The Uptake / The Huffington Post:
Michele Bachmann: “Not All Cultures Are Equal” (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Discussion: Think Progress and Commentary
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Top Salary in McCain Camp?  Palin's Makeup Stylist  —  (Photo: Michael Appleton for The New York Times)  —  Updated |  12:20 p.m. Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain's presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?
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Brian Lockhart / Stamford Advocate:
Lieberman: Working hard for McCain; prepared to bring people together if he fails  —  STAMFORD - U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman Friday continued to stand by Republican John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate.  —  But when asked by The Advocate if Palin is ready …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Updated and Bumped: Bull!  —  Update: Well, due to the extreme criticism from the “Laura killed her high school sweetheart, Cheney shot his friend, Bushitler” Left - I felt I should update and bump this post.  I'm sorry if my sarcasm regarding the pillow reference came across as too unkind.
Discussion: New York Times
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Michelle Obama: ‘Barack Obama gets it’
Mark Mooney / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Obama Explains Why His Campaign Will Wait for ‘Toot’
Discussion: Political Machine and TIME.com
Greg Veis / The New Republic:
Reagan Appointee and (Recent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama  —  Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States.  Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A FRIEND IN FRIED I've been following these Obama-endorsing Republicans …
Discussion: The New Republic and Corrente
Marc Ambinder:
On Clearance, Terrorists, Palling Around And Such  —  In response to this morning's post about an anti-Palin faction developing with the McCain campaign and among Republicans, Randy Scheunemann, McCain's chief foreign policy adviser, e-mails:
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Marc Ambinder:
11 Days Out, And The Whispering Begins
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush votes early for McCain  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain.  —  In past elections, the president and first lady Laura Bush have traveled to Texas to vote, but the White House …
Discussion: Think Progress and Spin Cycle
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The Trail / Washington Post:
President and First Lady Vote for McCain-Palin
Discussion: Campaign Silo
Brad Bumsted / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Race would be different if Ridge were VP pick, ex-gov says  —  HARRISBURG — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said today that John McCain can't become president without carrying Pennsylvania and that the race would be different if McCain had chosen him as his running mate.
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Polls: White support for Obama at historic level  —  Barack Obama, the first black major party nominee, is positioned to win the largest share of white voters of any Democrat in more than three decades, according to an exclusive Politico analysis of recent Gallup and Pew Research Center polling.
ABCNEWS:
New Allegations in Mahoney Sex Scandal  —  Current and former members of the staff of Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-Fla) say he has yet to come completely clean about his multiple affairs, abusive behavior and alleged ethical lapses.  —  Last week, following a series of reports on The Blotter …
Floyd Norris:
United Panic  —  I'll be blogging through much of today, as the world fears the worst.  The first posts will be at the bottom.  —  Slipping Back: European markets closed well above their lows, but now the American market is slipping back, with both the Dow and the S.&P, down 4 percent for the day.
iowahawk:
I AM BILL  —  Editorial note: my previous “I AM JOE” post seems to have struck a chord, and possibly a nerve or two.  As one new fan writes: … You make an excellent point, T.S.!  Why should us flag-humping reactionaries get all the good flesh-and-blood lumpenproles to rally behind?
Discussion: Little Miss Attila
Wall Street Journal:
43% Isn't Nothing  —  Obama looks like a winner, but it's not over yet.  —  It's all going fast, the whirl of images on the screen, words on the page, data flashing by.  Barack Obama's up here, his lead now in the double digits there.  In green rooms on book interviews …
Richard Rahn / Washington Times:
You lose, Soros wins  —  Have you ever wondered why billionaires like George Soros financially support politicians who say they will “increase taxes on the rich”?  —  The answer quite simply is that the tax increases are most often put on people trying to become rich, not those already rich.
Discussion: Townhall.com
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Poll: Obama up in Ohio, tied in Florida  —  Sen. John McCain has improved his odds of capturing one of Florida's most competitive counties at the same time a crucial Ohio battleground seems increasingly out of reach, according to a new Politico/InsiderAdvantage poll.
Discussion: The New Republic
Dan Lothian / CNN:
What not to wear to the polls on Election Day  —  ARLINGTON, Virginia (CNN) — Campaign paraphernalia is everywhere nowadays.  People are sporting T-shirts, hats and pins touting their candidate of choice.  But wearing your political allegiances can cause a problem at the polls.
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Times:
Kennedy secretly crafts health care plan  —  Turns ‘cause of his life’ into '09 bipartisan bill  —  From his sickbed, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has secretly been orchestrating meetings with lobbyists and lawmakers from both parties to craft legislation that would greet the new president …
Richard Lewis / The Huffington Post:
And Larry David Thinks He's Frightened?  —  As usual, Larry's brilliance and humor shines and at its core always the truth.  But his essay made me even more frightened and hence I am forced to share my own terror.  —  Of course I'm like a little child next to the political brain power by almost everyone who writes on this site.
Discussion: Preemptive Karma
 
 
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Marc Ambinder:
GOPWars: Who Survives —> What The Party Looks Like
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
VP candidate kept from media and no crowd questions. …
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Marc Ambinder:
A Note To The Younger Staffers On The Two Campaigns
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Reuters:
S&P slashes New York Times rating to junk
Discussion: The Corner
The Campaign Spot:
Death Threats Sent to Pollster
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Townhall.com
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOAX  —  Well, for everyone who had eyes to see, this thing stunk to high heaven.
New York Post:
PATERSON'S CHIEF OF STAFF O'BYRNE RESIGNS UNDER PRESSURE
Discussion: City Room and Spin Cycle
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Reelect Biden  —  The senator from Delaware airs a reelection spot in his home state.
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