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6:45 PM ET, October 25, 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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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 …
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
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
Dewayne Bevil / Orlando Sentinel:
Cook will heat up ‘SNL’
CNN:
New Obama ad looks ahead four years
Discussion: TIME.com
P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org:
Joe Biden Angered by Tough Questions
Discussion: rubber hose
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Gavin Newsom / The Huffington Post:
Protect Marriage Equality, Join California's Fight  —  Something extraordinary is happening in California.  —  When it became clear a few weeks ago that right-wing extremists were pouring millions of dollars into our state to attack our fundamental freedom to marry - Californians who care about justice started fighting back.
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.
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 …
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.
Matt / Think Progress:
McCain calls for ‘less government regulation’ of small businesses.»  —  When several of Wall Street's giant banks collapsed in September, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) scrambled “to recast himself as a champion of regulation” in order to erase his past support of legislation …
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.
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
Washington Wire:
Bill Clinton to Join Obama on Campaign Trail  —  Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race from Reno, Nevada.  —  Former President Bill Clinton will join Barack Obama on the campaign trail on Wednesday, marking the first time the two have campaigned jointly since the prolonged Democratic primary.
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
YouTube Videos Draw Attention to Palin's Faith
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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
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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!!!
M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Obama leads McCain by 12 points in Colorado polls
Mark Naymik / Openers:
Obama leads McCain 49% to 46% in Ohio Newspaper Poll
Discussion: TIME.com
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