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6:25 PM ET, October 27, 2008

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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Sen. Ted Stevens guilty of felony charges  —  Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican in history and patriarch of Alaska politics, was found guilty of all seven felony charges for making false statements.  —  The verdict could spell the end of a 40-year Senate career for a man …
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Associated Press:
Ted Stevens found guilty in corruption case  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that threatened to end the 40-year career of Alaska's political patriarch in disgrace.
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:
Alaska Senator Is Convicted of Ethics Breach in Gift Scheme  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate's history and a figure of enormous influence in his state, was found guilty on Monday of violating ethics laws for failing to report gifts and services that he was given by friends.
Discussion: Undiplomatic and TalkLeft
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Jury: Stevens guilty on seven counts  —  Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was convicted today on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts he received from 1999 to 2006, a stunning blow to a political career that has lasted more than 40 years and marked Alaska's entire history as a part of the United States.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Alaska's Ted Stevens found guilty on all 7 counts  —  WASHINGTON — A federal jury on Monday found Republican Sen. Ted Stevens guilty of lying on his financial disclosure forms, ending in disgrace the four-decade Senate career of a man whose imprint on Alaska dates to before statehood.
CNN:
Jury finds Stevens guilty in corruption case
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama advisor pushes back on ‘redistribution’  —  A top legal advisor to Barack Obama, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, said today that Obama's 2001 remarks on “redistributive change” — pushed hard on the right today — are being misinterpreted, and that he was actually articulating …
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Bill Whittle / National Review:
Shame, Cubed  —  The Drudge Report this morning led off with a link to audio of Barack Obama on WBEZ, a Chicago public radio station.  And this time, Barack Obama was not eight years old when the bomb went off.  —  Speaking on a call-in radio show in 2001, you can hear Senator Obama say things …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Re: Dismissing the Story
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Wizbang
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Curious Case of Doug Holtz-Eakin
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Dean Barnett, 1967-2008  —  It's my sad duty to report that our good friend and valued contributor Dean Barnett passed away today.  He was a remarkable man—principled, witty, and to all of us, a model of grace and courage.  We mourn his passing and cherish his memory.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Horrendous: Dean Barnett passes away
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Fox News:
Government Foils Skinhead Plot to Assassinate Obama  —  Skinheads planned to kill Obama and 102 others in Tennessee.  —  FOXNews.com  —  Federal agents have disrupted a plot to assassinate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate dozens of black students in Tennessee, the ATF said Monday.
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Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Law enforcement agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 88 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said Monday.
MSNBC:   ATF: Plot to kill Obama is foiled
WBTV-TV:
Two men charged for making threats against Obama
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Dana Bash / CNN:
Palin off-script comments irritate McCain aides  —  (CNN) — Some aides to Sen. John McCain say they weren't happy that running mate Sarah Palin went off script Sunday and turned attention back to the controversy over her wardrobe.  —  The Alaska governor on Sunday brought up the recent reports regarding …
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Second-Guessing the Vice-Presidential Pick  —  Last week, Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor, said that Senator John McCain might now be on the verge of winning Pennsylvania — the mainly Democratic state where Mr. McCain is investing considerable time and energy in these final days …
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Post-Defeat Planners  —  ERIC THE READY  —  House Republican …
Discussion: Wonkette and Emptywheel
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Wright TV  —  The National Republican Trust PAC, which aired one harsh anti-Obama ad that it also used to fundraise on Drudge and elsewhere, says it's putting $2.5 million behind this spot in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  —  The ad is exactly what many conservatives have been hoping …
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The GOP ticket's appalling contempt for knowledge and learning.  —  In an election that has been fought on an astoundingly low cultural and intellectual level, with both candidates pretending that tax cuts can go like peaches and cream with the staggering new levels of federal deficit …
Connie Bruck / New Yorker:
ODD MAN OUT  —  Chuck Hagel's Republican exile.  —  In early June, Senators Chuck Hagel and John McCain met in Hagel's office on Capitol Hill.  McCain, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, considered Hagel—a fellow-Republican and the senior senator from Nebraska—among his closest friends in Congress.
Jonathan Valania / Philly.com:
White people shouldn't be allowed to vote  —  It's for the good of the country and for those who're bitter for a reason and armed because they're scared.  —  is editor in chief of the blog Phawker.com  —  As a lifelong Caucasian, I am beginning to think the time has finally come …
CNN:
‘Obama Wins!,’ newspaper declares  —  SANTA FE, New Mexico (CNN) - For The New Mexico Sun News it is either a major scoop or “Dewey Beats Truman” déjà vu 60 years later.  —  “Obama Wins!” is the headline of the edition on newsstands now, complete with “special collector's edition” in red bold typeface.
Julian Walker / Virginian-Pilot:
Phony flier says Virginians vote on different days  —  A phony State Board of Elections flier advising Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and Democrats on Nov. 5 is being circulated in several Hampton Roads localities, according to state election officials.  —  In fact, Election Day for voters of all political stripes remains Nov. 4.
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Things Are Looking Very Good  —  Worried about “the tightening?”  —  Well, Obama's national lead has been stable at 7% for a month now.  The national campaign is not tightening, and we are just seeing statistical noise.  —  Even if the campaign were tightening, Obama would still have a comfortable national lead.
Discussion: Democrats.com
 
 
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