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10:20 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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The Directors / www.redstate.com:
RedState Endorses Mark Begich, Democrat For Senate, and Ethan Berkowitz, Democrat for House At Large in Alaska  —  Party Loyalty Has Its Limits  —  We stand at a perilous moment in American politics, with the real possibility that the Democrats could get to 60 votes in the Senate.
CNN:
Stevens verdict: Palin reacts  —  (CNN) — Sarah Palin said Monday Sen. Ted Stevens' guilty verdict “is a sad day for Alaska.”  —  “This is a sad day for Alaska and a sad day for Senator Stevens and his family,” she said on the tarmac at Richmond International Airport.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Corruption Conviction of Sen. Stevens Enhances Democrats' Prospects
Discussion: Donklephant
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:   Alaska Senator Is Convicted of Ethics Breach in Gift Scheme
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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Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Farewell, Dean  —  My friend and colleague Dean Barnett died today, and the world is a much poorer place for it.  As anyone who listened to him on my radio show or read his work at Soxblog, here or at the Weekly Standard knows, and as everyone who had the great, great pleasure of knowing Dean will attest …
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Horrendous: Dean Barnett passes away
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.
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MSNBC:   ATF: Plot to kill Obama is foiled
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama  —  Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.
Michael Dobbs / Washington Post:
OBAMA'S REDISTRIBUTION ‘BOMBSHELL’  —  DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN. … WITH JUST OVER A WEEK TO GO UNTIL THE ELECTION, THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN IS STEPPING UP ITS EFFORTS TO PORTRAY BARACK OBAMA AS A CLOSET “SOCIALIST” BENT ON IMPLEMENTING A MAJOR REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICAN SOCIETY.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama advisor pushes back on ‘redistribution’
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 …
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Palin off-script comments irritate McCain aides
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 …
Elaine Lafferty / The Daily Beast:
Sarah Palin's a Brainiac  —  Exclusive: Former Ms. Magazine Editor-in-Chief: Palin's a Brainiac  —  The former editor in chief of Ms. magazine (and a Democrat) on what she learned on a campaign plane with the would-be VP.  —  It's difficult not to froth when one reads …
Rasmussen Reports:
FOX/Rasmussen Swing State Polling - October 26, 2008  —  Overview  —  Fox News/Rasmussen Reports polling this week in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia shows some modest movement in a few states, but the overall dynamic of the race is little changed and still favors Barack Obama.
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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 …
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: Think Progress and 24Ahead
Little Green Footballs:
Obama Compared America to Nazi Germany  —  The audio recording of Barack Obama espousing his socialist philosophy of “redistribution of wealth” is all over the Internet and Fox News today (although most other media outlets are ignoring it), but there's another disturbing section on that tape that has so far escaped notice.
Marc Ambinder:
RNC Goes Up In Montana  —  The state and its three electoral votes are now competitive?  —  A Democratic media buying source says — [Republicans won't yet confirm] — and Republicans now confirm — that the RNC's independent expenditure arm has bought television ads in the state.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Borys Krawczeniuk / Scranton Times-Tribune:
Carbondale tilting toward Obama  —  Pioneer City a hotbed of Clinton supporters whose votes could swing the general election  —  Second of four parts  —  CARBONDALE — Sal Graziano sounds like a quintessential backer of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.  —  Mr. Graziano, 62 …
Discussion: The New Republic
Sarah Talalay / Sun-Sentinel:
Wayne Huizenga wants to sell Dolphins before Barack Obama raises tax  —  Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga said Sunday no date has been set for selling up to 45 percent more of the team to Stephen Ross, but the presidential election is among the issues weighing on his decision.
Discussion: Don Surber
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.
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.
Discussion: QandO
The Huffington Post:
Lieberman: I've Talked To Doctors, McCain “Will Live To 85 At Least”  —  Asked again on Sunday whether Sarah Palin is ready to be president, Sen. Joe Lieberman went one step further than he has in past remarks — virtually pledging to voters that John McCain “will live to 85 at least.”
Tom Baldwin / Times of London:
Republicans hire mercenaries for ground war against Barack Obama  —  Back in Iowa where it all began, every day is like election day for army of volunteers  —  Two women walk out of John McCain's Mid-West headquarters carrying a pile of voter canvassing sheets, one sports a baseball hat declaring her a …
 
 
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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Ensign: McCain makes Senate races more difficult
Discussion: Think Progress
Oliver Willis:
Megyn Kelly Of Fox Loses It When Obama Campaign Calls Them On Bias
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Little Green Footballs:
8-Year Old Obama Kid: ‘I Want a President I Can Be Proud Of’
Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Party Lawyers Ready to Keep an Eye on the Polls
Jeffrey Goldberg:
The Jewish Extremists Behind “Obsession”
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Michelle Malkin:
Philly anchors grill Biden: Smirky not happy
Discussion: Wake up America
Ronald Kessler / NewsMax.com:
Obama's Hawaii Trips Cost More Than Palin's Clothes
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Things Are Looking Very Good  —  Worried about “the tightening?”
Discussion: Democrats.com and MyDD
Greta Van Susteren / GretaWire:
SENATOR OBAMA CAMPAIGN LAWYER TRYING TO INTIMIDATE STUDENT JOURNALISTS …
 

 
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Mike Vorkunov / New York Times:
Sources: the WNBA's media rights deals mirror the NBA's, and the league is set to get at least $2.2B over 11 years or $200M/year, up from the current ~$50M/year

Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Peter White / Deadline:
Emmy nominations numbers: Netflix took top spot with 107; FX, 93; HBO/Max, 91; Apple TV+, 72; ABC and CBS, 38 each; Prime Video, 37; Hulu, 26; and Disney+, 19

 
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