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9:35 PM ET, October 29, 2008

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Directorblue / Doug Ross:
RED ALERT Tip: Two quotes from the Obama-Khalidi videotape  —  You know the videotape that shows Barack Obama toasting PLO terrorist Rashid Khalidi?  The one that the Los Angeles Times refuses to release? … How frickin' stupid do they think we are?  Someone gave the Times a videotape so it wouldn't be released?
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Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Ali Abunimah is Likely Source of Secreted Obama/Khalidi/Ayers Tape; LA Times' Wallsten Plagiarized Schlussel Back in April, Said Politico  —  **** UPDATE: Can Ali Abunimah be bought off for $175,000?  Depends on what he's getting from greater Arabia, Islamia, and Obama.
Jimmy Orr / Christian Science Monitor:
Joe the Plumber is now Joe the foreign policy advisor?
Discussion: TalkLeft and Balloon Juice
CNN:
Palin accuses Obama of ties to ‘radical professor’
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin Vows to Remain Player in 2012: ‘Not Doing This For Naught’  —  John McCain's Vice Presidential Running Mate Remains Focused on Election Day Win  —  Gov. Sarah Palin suggested that if the Republican ticket is defeated on Tuesday she expects to be a player in the next election four years from now …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Palin says she's in for long haul
Discussion: Hot Air and The Raw Story
Times of London:
Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango  —  James Bone in Boston, Rob Crilly in Kogelo and Ben Macintyre  —  Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House.  But a few miles from where the Democratic …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Now Running Robocalls Attacking Obama In Home State Of Arizona!  —  John McCain and the Republican National Committee are now running robocalls attacking Obama as weak on terrorism — in McCain's home state of Arizona, according to multiple readers from the state.
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Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Can McCain close?  —  Don't dismiss the likelihood that this race will tighten  —  WASHINGTON - A number of folks will view the polling memo from John McCain's pollster, Bill McInturff, as nothing more than rose-colored spin in order to prop up the Republican mindset in the days before Election Day.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Is McCain Coming Back?  (Revisited)  —  Nine days ago, we asked in this space whether John McCain was cutting into the lead — both nationally and in key battleground states — of Barack Obama.  —  At the time, the McCain campaign suggested that the final debate between the two candidates …
CNN:
Poll: Obama surges in Colorado, makes gains on Electoral Map  —  (CNN) — Does the road to the White House run through the Rocky Mountains?  A new state poll in Colorado suggests that Barack Obama has doubled his lead over John McCain there, as the Democratic nominee claims more territory on CNN's Electoral Map.
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Helen Philpot / Margaret and Helen:
What was I thinking when I called Sarah Palin a bitch?  —  I am surprised that some of you are up in arms about my calling Sarah Palin a bitch, or John McCain an ass or even George Bush a jackass.  I read your comments about how I should be more respectable and not call Sarah Palin a bitch.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Blogging Rocks  —  Because every now and again a new blog emerges …
Discussion: Margaret and Helen
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Joe the Plumber pursued for record deal  —  Move over, Sanjaya, and tell William Hung the news: Joe the Plumber is being pursued for a major record deal and could come out with a country album as early as Inauguration Day.  —  “Joe” — aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, a Holland, Ohio …
Discussion: Hot Air and Salon
Brad Bumsted / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Former ACORN staffer testifies  —  HARRISBURG — A former staffer for an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now testified today that the organization was provided a “donor list” from the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in late 2007 for fundraising efforts.
Yvonne Miller-Halee / CBS News:
Palin Target Of New Ethics Complaint  —  CBS News Investigative Unit Has Learned Of New Complaint Related To Travel By Alaska Governor's Children  —  (CBS) CBS News Investigative Producer Yvonne Miller-Halee and Kim Lengle wrote this story for CBSNews.com.
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Dennis Prager: Equality ‘Is A European Value, Not An American Value’  —  Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager spoke before an audience of 3,000 at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall, during which he attacked the “left” for constructing “a grand edifice of lies about America.”
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Hidin' Biden: Reining In a Voluble No. 2  —  Anyone who has watched Joe Biden over 35 years in the Senate might have a little bit of trouble recognizing the guy who is running to be Barack Obama's Vice President.  Oh, yes, he looks like the same fellow.  But traveling with Biden during …
The American Conservative:
Francis Fukuyama PDF  —  I'm voting for Barack Obama this November for a very simple reason.  It is hard to imagine a more disastrous presidency than that of George W. Bush.  It was bad enough that he launched an unnecessary war and undermined the standing of the United States throughout the world in his first term.
Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
McCain Miami Rally, Getting Ugly Down Here  —  Look in later today for our On the Road piece from Wilmington, North Carolina.  We're a bit ahead of our coverage, which occasionally happens out here with the long distances, input, output and timing demands.  Tonight we'll be at the Obama-Clinton rally …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Sen. Lieberman likely to lose his gavel in massive reshuffle being discussed  —  Democratic leaders are discussing a major reshuffling of Senate committee chairmanships, according to multiple sources, and the proposed changes include ousting Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) from his coveted chairmanship.
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
THREE GROUPS: Forecasts of voting lag, so far  —  Record turnout was seen for new voters, young, Hispanics  —  Analysts have predicted that new voters, young voters and Hispanic voters will turn out in record numbers in this election.  But as Nevadans continue to flock to the polls …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
RNC goes up with “experience” message  —  This is now at least the third RNC ad in recent weeks going after Obama for his inexperience, a departure from McCain's tax and spend message.  —  It debuted on NBC Nightly News and will air in parts of Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Yet  —  McCain's response ad to Obama's TV special:  —  Jason Zengerle notices an odd detail: … I'm sorry but I cannot even begin to watch the Obama infomercial tonight.  I can't take any more.
Greg Palast / The Huffington Post:
7 Ways to Steal Back Your Vote  —  An Excerpt from the Steal Back Your Vote! investigative comic by Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. available as a free download at www.StealBackYourVote.org  —  1. Don't don't don't Mail In Your Ballot—unless...  For those of you who mailed in your ballot, please tell me, what happened to it?
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
On The Trail And Off Their Rockers  —  What does covering a two-year campaign do to the soul of a journalist?  —  CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley has taken to running through a checklist before bed.  Every night she travels with the Obama campaign, she orders a wake-up call …
Discussion: Gothamist
Lisa Schiffren / The Corner:
Letting the Homeless Vote  —  Try as I might, I cannot really understand how even a minimum standard of voting security can be maintained when, as an Ohio judge did yesterday, you decide to let the homeless vote.  If there is no address — how do you check whether someone has voted before or whether they are using a real name?
Discussion: THE TOOT and Alas, a blog
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE WEAK GET RIDICULOUS.... Recent polling shows Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) trailing in her re-election fight in North Carolina against Democrat Kay Hagan, so it stands to reason that she's getting a little desperate.  —  I didn't think she'd get this desperate.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HIT 'EM WITH HUMOR.... Barack Obama campaigned earlier in Raleigh, North Carolina, principally relying on the closing-statement speech he unveiled in Ohio on Monday.  Today, however, he added a new paragraph.  —  “[B]ecause he knows his economic theories don't work, he's been spending …
The Corner:
The Anti-Romney Campaign  —  I feel like the primary campaign isn't over as fingers point to Mitt Romney supposedly trying to take down Sarah Palin.  The whole thing is a distraction Dems must be grateful for.  —  If the former Massachusetts governor is trying to do Palin in for the sake of his future …
 
 
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Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
What It Will Take to Build a Rightroots Movement
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Palin: Maverick or Rogue?
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Human Obama Logo in Anchorage - Video
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Labels and name-calling  —  John McCain continued today trying …
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
IL-Senate: Who Would Step Into Obama's Shoes?
David Keating / Club for Growth:
DCCC Shock and Awe
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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Crist says internal polls show McCain ahead in Fla.
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
O'Reilly: Can we arrest Obama spokesman Bill Burton …
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Internal Polling  —  The Wall Street Journal today publishes …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Slog