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11:20 PM ET, October 25, 2008


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McCain aide: Palin ‘going rogue’  —  From CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby, CNN's Dana Bash  —  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (CNN) - With 10 days to go until election day, long brewing tension between Sarah Palin and key aides to John McCain has become so intense …
McCain aide: Palin's ‘going rogue’  —  (CNN) — With 10 days to go until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense they are spilling out in public, sources say.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Palin allies report rising campaign tension  —  Even as John McCain and Sarah Palin scramble to close the gap in the final days of the 2008 election, stirrings of a Palin insurgency are complicating the campaign's already-tense internal dynamics.  —  Four Republicans close to Palin …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“Diva!”:  The McCain-Palin Split Widens  —  This is staggering in the last week of a campaign: … I repeat: “she does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.”  If McCain doesn't trust her, why should anyone else?  —  (Photo: Jewel Samad/Getty.)
Discussion: Althouse
Marc Ambinder:
McXplosion?  —  This remarkable story by Ben Smith …
Discussion: The New Republic
Halboedeker / The TV Guy:
WFTV's Barbara West on her interview with Joe Biden: “I don't think I was rude or inconsiderate to him”  —  The Barack Obama campaign called Barbara West's interview with Sen. Joe Biden unprofessional and combative.  —  The veteran WFTV-Channel 9 anchor-reporter says she asked pointed questions …
Halboedeker / The TV Guy:
Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden  —  WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday.  A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently.  What do you think?  —  West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment …
Dewayne Bevil / Orlando Sentinel:   Cook will heat up ‘SNL’
New Obama ad looks ahead four years
P.J. Gladnick /
Joe Biden Angered by Tough Questions
Discussion: rubber hose
New York Times:
Building a White House Team Before the Election Is Decided  —  WASHINGTON — With the economy in tatters at home and two wars still raging abroad, Senator Barack Obama's team is preparing for a fast start, should he win the election, to what could be the most challenging and volatile transition between presidents in 75 years.
Washington Post:   McCain Makes Hay of Obama Inaugural Address Report
Mark Halperin /
Possible People in a Obama Administration
New York Times:
Democrats See Risk and Reward if Their Party Sweeps  —  WASHINGTON — The possibility of a victory by Senator Barack Obama combined with significant Congressional gains by his party could give Democrats extraordinary muscle to pursue an ambitious agenda on health care, taxes, union rights, energy and national security.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   Everything is Bad News for Democrats!
David Frum / Washington Post:
Sorry, Senator.  Let's Salvage What We Can.  —  There are many ways to lose a presidential election.  John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.  —  A year ago, the Arizona senator's team made a crucial strategic decision.
Mark McKinnon / The Daily Beast:
The McCain Mutiny  —  Exclusive: New Cheesy Clips From the “Paylin” Porn Tapes—With Guest Star “Hillary”  —  Steve Schmidt and his colleagues took John McCain further than he had any reasonable right to, given the political climate.  —  The most popular parlor game in Washington, D.C. …
Is America Really Going To Do This?  —  The impact of the financial crisis on the American presidential election has somewhat obscured the most important reason why the prospect of an Obama presidency is giving so many people nightmares.  This is the fear that, if he wins …
Post-Gazette NOW:
McCain volunteer admits to hoax  —  ‘B’ on her cheek, black eye were likely self-inflicted  —  Almost from the start, Pittsburgh police were skeptical about a young woman's claim that she had been mugged and a “B” carved into her cheek by an attacker who was provoked by the sight of a John McCain bumper sticker on her car.
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
The Obama Temptation  —  I've been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here.  I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Steven M. Warshawsky / American Thinker:
Signs Pointing To A McCain Victory  —  Despite there being an entire cottage industry devoted to exposing the liberal bias of the mainstream media, Republicans and conservatives continue to allow themselves to be unduly influenced, and even demoralized, by what they read and hear in the big city newspapers and on network television.
Discussion: puma pac and TigerHawk
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The charge of the fake brigade  —  As readers may recall, a couple of days ago it became clear that the Obama website had intentionally disabled all the basic credit-card-processing security checks and thereby enabled multiple contributions from donors with fake names.
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Poliwood  —  PJTV has debuted a new show called “Poliwood,” …
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Protect Marriage Equality, Join California's Fight
Washington Wire:
Bill Clinton to Join Obama on Campaign Trail
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Matt / Think Progress:
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Palin warns Obama would create nanny state if elected
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 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Singing for Obama, in Japan
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  Using Sarah Palin's own voice and words …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama vs. His Advisers
Discussion: Political Punch