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1:20 AM ET, October 26, 2008

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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 …
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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.
Marc Ambinder:
McXplosion?  —  This remarkable story by Ben Smith, compliments and adds significantly to what this column has been reporting all week: is about a schism between McCain and Palin factions within the McCain campaign. … A McCain ally calls Palin a “diva.”  But her allies say that:
Discussion: The New Republic
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
Discussion: Althouse
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 …
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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’
Discussion: Babalu Blog
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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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Wages of Sloppy Journalism  —  Earlier today, The New York Times “reported” that “Mr. Podesta has been mapping out the transition so systematically that he has already written a draft Inaugural Address for Mr. Obama, which he published this summer in a book called The Power of Progress.”
Discussion: CBS News and Grasping Reality …
Washington Post:   McCain Makes Hay of Obama Inaugural Address Report
Washington Wire:   McCain Accuses Obama of Overconfidence
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Possible People in a Obama Administration
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 …
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.
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Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
Palin Goes After Obama and Congressional Democrats
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNN:
Palin warns Obama would create nanny state if elected
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Open Left
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.
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 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. …
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 …
 
 
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Poliwood  —  PJTV has debuted a new show called “Poliwood,” …
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