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12:35 AM ET, October 28, 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.
Associated Press:
The charges and verdicts in the Ted Stevens trial
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Corruption Conviction of Sen. Stevens Enhances Democrats' Prospects
Discussion: Donklephant
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: Power Line and The Campaign Spot
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Horrendous: Dean Barnett passes away
Discussion: Bluey Blog and ATTACKERMAN
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.
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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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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TPM Election Central:
Obama's Full “Redistribution” Quote  —  “You know if you look at the victories and the failures of the Civil Rights movement and its litigation strategy in the Court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples so that I would now have the right to vote …
Discussion: News Hounds, The RBC and The Mahablog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama advisor pushes back on ‘redistribution’
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 …
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 …
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
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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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Arizona Presidential Election
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.
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
RNC going up on TV in Montana and West Virginia
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Oliver Willis:
Megyn Kelly Of Fox Loses It When Obama Campaign Calls Them On Bias  —  So funny.  If this is a prelude to the future, I'm going to love seeing the Obama folks smack Fox in the nose.  Megyn Kelly: cute but crazy.  —  Reader S.M. caught this one.
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly, Obama spokesman go nuclear over Fox News …
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.
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.
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: Wizbang and Don Surber
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
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.
 
 
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Shelly Paz / Jerusalem Post:
Olmert to remain PM until gov't formed
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Right Wing News:
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Reid Wilson / AZCT:
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Jules Crittenden:
AndrogeNazi  —  Hey, is it just me or does that neo-Nazi …
John / Power Line:
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Ensign: McCain makes Senate races more difficult
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Little Green Footballs:
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The Huffington Post:
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