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12:30 AM ET, October 30, 2008

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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.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Blogging Rocks  —  Because every now and again a new blog emerges that knocks your socks off: … And you should read what these two old broads think about Sarah Palin.
Discussion: Margaret and Helen
Atrios / Eschaton:   Rogue
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Michelle Malkin:
Obama TV: Dear Leader's infomercial  —  Higher purpose...blahblahblah...Change We Need...blahblahblah...Every American must play a role...Take care of one another...blahblahblah...  Just doing a little pre-liveblogging of the Obama-mercial, which begins in just a few minutes.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Power Line
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.
CNN:
Palin accuses Obama of ties to ‘radical professor’
Fox News:
McCain Slams LA Times for Double Standard in Withholding Obama-Khalidi Tape
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 Balloon Juice
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Larry Rohter / The Caucus:
Joe You-Know-Who Gets a Manager  —  If he gets his way, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber,” plans to enjoy a lot more than just 15 minutes of fame.  Two weeks after emerging as the Republican Party's favorite proxy for the American working man, Mr. Wurzelbacher has signed …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Jimmy Orr / Christian Science Monitor:
Joe the Plumber is now Joe the foreign policy advisor?
Discussion: TalkLeft and Balloon Juice
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Reaction and Truthdig
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Is McCain Coming Back? (Revisited)
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama: “I Shared My Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich”  —  In Raleigh just now, Barack Obama went beyond the prepared remarks in pushing back on McCain's “socialist” attacks, ad-libbing about the shadowy Marxist and redistributionist leanings he's secretly harbored since kindergarten:
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Effete Liberals, Bomaye  —  OK, I'm tired of this.  Someone—who shall remain nameless—just asked me if I was “nervous” about Obama.  FTDS.  I don't believe in black cats.  I don't toss salt over my shoulder.  I step under ladders whenever the mood strikes me.  I break mirrors in my spare time.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
The Decided Go in Droves to Vote Early  —  HENDERSON, Nev. — At grocery stores across Las Vegas, voters are casting their ballots, and then shopping for bananas or hitting the slot machines a few feet away.  —  About 100 people have voted from the windows of their cars, A.T.M. style …
Discussion: TIME.com
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Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:   THREE GROUPS: Forecasts of voting lag, so far
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.”
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.
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 …
Discussion: Left in the West
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
Obama's prime-time ad skips over budget realities  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.
Discussion: 24Ahead
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.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama: ‘American Stories, American Solutions’  —  Here's the whole thing.  —  post comment | … Wow, that was fast.  It's not even over on tv yet.  —  People are really suffering!  Man, how the heck did we get here?  Will no one be held accountable?
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
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.
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?
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Following the Script: Obama, McCain and ‘The West Wing’  —  When Eli Attie, a writer for “The West Wing,” prepared to plot some episodes about a young Democratic congressman's unlikely presidential bid, he picked up the phone and called David Axelrod.  —  Mr. Attie, a former speechwriter …
Discussion: Political Punch
 
 
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Ohio Vote-Challenge Effort Hits Another Roadblock
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What It Will Take to Build a Rightroots Movement
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The Corner:
The Anti-Romney Campaign  —  I feel like the primary campaign …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
So What About the Obamacons?  —  Several readers have asked …
Discussion: PoliGazette and Commentary
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
McCain's GOP support showing more cracks
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Internal Polling  —  The Wall Street Journal today publishes …
Discussion: Slog and Taylor Marsh