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5:50 PM ET, October 25, 2008

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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 …
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CNN:
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 …
CNN:
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.
CNN:
Palin warns Obama would create nanny state if elected  —  SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNN) — Campaigning Saturday in Iowa, a state where polls show Barack Obama enjoying a healthy lead just 10 days before the election, Sarah Palin warned that putting Obama in the White House along with Democrats running …
Discussion: Open Left and Gateway Pundit
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 …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
John McCain: 'I'm gonna test them'  —  The election test: John McCain won't be the one who is tested by adversaries — he'll ‘test them’ - he said today at a campaign rally at the New Mexico State Fair Grounds in Albuquerque today.  (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)  —  by Mark Silva
CNN:
New Obama ad looks ahead four years
Discussion: TIME.com
Dewayne Bevil / Orlando Sentinel:
Cook will heat up ‘SNL’
Discussion: Political Punch
P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org:
Joe Biden Angered by Tough Questions
Discussion: rubber hose and Stop The ACLU
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.
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.
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Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Possible People in a Obama Administration  —  From Saturday NY Times piece by Peter Baker and Jackie Calmes:  —  Chief of staff: former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, former Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta …
Spectator:
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 …
Jeff Schreiber / America's Right:
Lawsuit Against Obama Dismissed from Philadelphia Federal Court  —  The order and memorandum came down at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday.  Philip Berg's lawsuit challenging Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to serve as president of the United States had been dismissed …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
McCain Versus the Juggernaut  —  We stand with him.  —  It's always darkest before it goes totally black.  This is one of John McCain's favorite remarks, ascribed (apocryphally, it seems) to Chairman Mao.  Well, with 10 days to go before the election, it's getting pretty dark out there.
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 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.
Discussion: Power Line and www.redstate.com
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
THE WOLF ON OBAMA'S MISTRESS  —  I speak with Blackfive's own Wolf, who earns his Pulp Fiction moniker with more on Vera Baker, the mistress Michelle Obama exiled to Martinique.  We will have pictures and more info on Monday, also it looks like one of the major news outlets is going to move on the story.
Associated Press:
AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company …
Discussion: unbossed.com and The RBC
Wall Street Journal:
Obama vs. His Advisers  —  On health care, they once liked McCain's principles.  —  One underreported story of this election is how heavily John McCain has been damaged by Barack Obama's television ad assault on his health-care plan.  A lot of voters seem to believe the Democrat …
Discussion: Political Punch
Jim Rutenberg / The Caucus:
Pennsylvania Republicans Send False Anti-Obama E-mail  —  A new e-mail making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania this week falsely alleged that Mr. Obama “taught members of Acorn to commit voter fraud,” and equated a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the “tragic mistake” …
M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Obama leads McCain by 12 points in Colorado polls  —  Poll: Unaffiliated voters shifting to Dem candidate  —  Sen. Barack Obama has surged to a commanding, double-digit lead in Colorado amid soaring anxiety about the country's direction and a massive shift of independent voters into the Democratic column, a new poll finds.
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
The Obama/Ayers/Khalidi Connection  —  I just caught up with an interview by one of my favorite guys, Hugh Hewitt, of another of my favorite guys, Stanley Kurtz.  (It's on Hugh's Townhall blog, which always has plenty of required reading.)  —  Stanley, of course, has done singularly vital investigative work …
 
 
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Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
YouTube Videos Draw Attention to Palin's Faith
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Singing for Obama, in Japan
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Going There: Politics and Friends
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Fabian Andres Cambero / Reuters:
Venezuela's Chavez calls Palin a confused beauty queen
Discussion: The Corner and Gateway Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  Using Sarah Palin's own voice and words …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Michael B. Brodkorb / Minnesota Democrats Exposed:
UNBELIEVABLE: COLEMAN ENDORSED BY THE STAR TRIBUNE!!!
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Dems: McCain broke own law
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Post
Mark Naymik / Openers:
Obama leads McCain 49% to 46% in Ohio Newspaper Poll
Discussion: TIME.com
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