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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain camp demands L.A. Times release video  —  John McCain's campaign is demanding that the Los Angeles Times release a video of a party for a prominent Palestinian activist that Barack Obama attended in 2003.  —  The Times described the going-away party for former University of Chicago professor …
New York Times:
Win or Lose, Many See Palin as Future of Party  —  Whether the Republican presidential ticket wins or loses on Tuesday, a group of prominent conservatives are planning to meet the next day to discuss the way forward, and whatever the outcome, Gov. Sarah Palin will be high on the agenda.
Africanpress / African Press International:
The Michelle Obama tapes to be aired any day/time from now: API and Fox News Network (USA) in a final agreement on the airing days/time.  —  A final agreement has been reached between African Press International (API) and Fox News Network (USA) on the dates to air the Michelle Obama tape arising …
Discussion: GINA COBB and JammieWearingFool
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Socialism Is Everywhere  —  In a stunning reversal, John McCain today endorsed the redistribution of wealth: … Did you catch that?  John McCain wants to take your money and “spread” it to various mortgage lenders.  Apparently, he thinks that he knows better than you do how your money should be spent.
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Obama Infomercial, a Closing Argument to the Everyman  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama will use his prime-time half-hour infomercial on Wednesday night to make what is effectively a closing argument to a national audience of millions.  At times he will speak directly into the camera …
Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
The Sarah Party  —  SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — I've got news for the Christopher Buckleys of the world — if Sarah Palin is enough to make you decide you're not a Republican, you're not a Republican.  —  I saw the Republican Party today, standing in line to see Palin at Shippensburg University.
Julia Hoppock / Political Punch:
Ooooooh, Barracuda!  —  Allies of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are now trying to throw McCain aide Nicolle Wallace under the proverbial bus, and as they do so those in McCain's circle are wary of the impact on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., himself.  —  Since becoming McCain's running mate …
Dan Perrin / www.redstate.com:
The Seven Reasons McCain-Palin Are a Lock to Win  —  Dan Perrin dared me to front this.  Gladly.  Dan, btw, is a Republican strategist, in addition to writing wonky books on health care.  — Erick.  —  There are seven serious, historic, demographic and other wise culturally compelling reasons Senator John …
Washington Wire:
In Memo, McCain's Top Pollster Sees Tighter Race  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports from battleground Pennsylvania on the presidential race.  —  John McCain's campaign has seen “significant” progress in internal polling in the last week, Republican pollster Bill McInturff said Tuesday …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain pollster: Black vote locked in in polls
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com and The Hill
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations  —  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
McCain Endorses Joe The Plumber's View That Obama Victory Means ‘Death To Israel’  —  Today, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher hit the campaign trail on behalf of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for the first time, joining former Bush OMB Director Rob Portman on a GOP bus tour through Ohio.
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Mary Beth Schneider / Indianapolis Star:
Daniels to skip another Palin rally  —  Gov. Mitch Daniels today began his final campaign swing in his now-famous RV, heading to southern Indiana.  —  One place Daniels won't include on his tour is the Jeffersonville stage where Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, will be campaigning Wednesday evening.
The Huffington Post:
News Orgs Investigate Possibly Fatal McCain '64 Car Crash  —  For the past two months, a major American magazine and an allied news service have been engaged in a legal battle with the United States Navy over records that they believe show that John McCain once was involved in an automobile accident …
Mary Pat Flaherty / Washington Post:
Ohio Republicans Turn Voting Feud Into an Ad  —  The Ohio Republican Party launched Tuesday a radio ad that opens with the sound of a ticking clock and asks, “Could Ohio's election be stolen?”  —  In suggesting that “many” voting registrations in the state “may be fraudulent,” …
Discussion: AlterNet.org
Tom Bergin / Reuters:
BP reports record $10 billion profit  —  LONDON (Reuters) - British oil major BP Plc (BP.L) may have marked the oil industry's high point by reporting a record $10.0 billion third quarter replacement cost profit on Tuesday, as the recent collapse in crude prices ensures a tougher outlook.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
After 148 Years, a Democrat Returns to Harrisonburg  —  NORFOLK — Barack Obama is making such an aggressive play to win Virginia that it is easy to forget how unusual it is for a Democrat to be campaigning for president in the commonwealth at all..  —  But Obama himself put it in perspective during …
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Raising Kaine
Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
On the Road: Raleigh, North Carolina  —  “Who was the most miserable person in the Olympics this year?” asked former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk of the assembled hundreds at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens on Sunday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina.  “It's the guy who thought he had the race won …
Ben Bomberger / Galax Gazette Online:
Campaign workers attacked  —  Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an altercation led to five Republican campaign workers being sprayed with Mace at their headquarters in Galax.  —  Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said officers were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Jules Crittenden:
Embarrassment  —  And the lack thereof.  Michael Malone at ABC beautifully, if tragically, with shame, reports on the “get-a-room” performance of the national media in this presidential election year and his own awakening: … Yeah, well here's my advice on that point, Mike.
Marc Ambinder:
The Polls — They Are... Tightening.  And Not Tightening.  —  So — here's what seems to be happening nationally.  —  Nationally, John McCain seems to be gaining an eensy bit of traction among Republican base voters and conservative leaning independents.  A dew drips worth of white men here, a few drips among rural voters.
Discussion: Reason
Randy Ludlow / The Columbus Dispatch:
Records searches anger Joe the Plumber  —  “Joe the Plumber” has contacted a lawyer but is uncertain whether he will sue over government workers rummaging through his records on state computer systems.  —  “When I first found out, I was pretty angry, and I still am,” Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher …
The Columbus Dispatch:
Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches and other locations that aren't buildings as their addresses.  —  U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, Wizbang and Don Surber
Radley Balko / Reason:
Scandal in Louisiana's Criminal Courts  —  There's a major scandal brewing in Louisiana's criminal justice system.  —  Since 1994, Chief Judge Edward Dufresne has been handling the appeals of indigent Louisiana convicts who had to file their own briefs.  Last year, the aid Dufresne …
The Trail / Washington Post:
Obama Makes Hay of McCain Adviser's Health Care Comment  —  HARRISONBURG, Va. — Democrat Barack Obama seized on remarks made by Republican John McCain's top economic adviser today to call McCain's health care plan “radical” and “unaffordable.”  —  On CNN today, McCain adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin …
 
 
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