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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama says he didn't know aunt's illegal status  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  CHICAGO - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Saturday he didn't know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING THE LAW FOR MCCAIN  —  You may have noticed that the AP is reporting that Barack Obama's aunt (who he does not seem to have a relationship with) was denied asylum in the US four years ago and is now living illegally in Boston.  Convenient timing, ain't it?
Michelle Malkin:
Obama's illegal alien aunt (and campaign donor!) is a deportation fugitive; Bush administration moves to protect her  —  Well now.  —  Turns out Aunti Zeituni Onyango, one of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama's many relatives made famous in his memoir, is an illegal alien.
Scott / Power Line:
DREAMS FROM HIS AUNT, PART 2  —  Yesterday we noted the London Times (here) and Boston Globe (here) news stories on Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango.  Ms. Onyango was found living in run-down Boston public housing, though she has enough money to have contributed $260 to Obama's campaign.
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama's illegal immigrant aunt problem  —  A police officer on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 outside the public housing building in South Boston where Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango reportedly lives.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Kathleen Hennessey / Associated Press:
Ensign: Palin not ready for presidency  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Sen. John Ensign says Sarah Palin is not experienced enough to be president and John McCain's presidential campaign “completely mishandled” her early days on the ticket.  —  The Nevada senator made the comments …
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The Moderate Voice:   Poor, Poor John McCain: No More Time & So Many Excuses
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
Does Palin's maverick label still stick?
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
A Presidential Vanishing Act, by Design  —  WASHINGTON — It's the week before Election Day.  Do you know where your president is?  —  Probably not, and that is by design.  With Senator John McCain lagging behind in the polls and many other Republicans fighting for their political lives …
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Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
First Read: Follow candidates, not polls
Randy Ludlow / The Columbus Dispatch:
State employee says she was ordered to check out Joe the Plumber  —  Vanessa Niekamp said that when she was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine.  A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case.
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Michelle Malkin:   New report: Ohio employee was ordered to snoop on Joe The Plumber
Marc Ambinder:
A McCain Campaign Memo  —  The last thing the McCain campaign needs on election day is demoralized Republicans.  Hence this memo, which recapitulates what Davis and co. said on a conference call with reporters this morning.
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Obama Is Up, and Fans Fear That Jinxes It  —  In the den of his home in New Hope, Pa., a liberal Democrat sits tap-tapping at his computer.  —  Jon Downs works the electoral vote maps on Yahoo like a spiritualist shaking his Ouija board.  He calibrates and recalibrates: Give Senator John McCain Ohio, Missouri, even Florida.
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Los Angeles Times:   Same-sex couples rush to marry before election day
Associated Press:
AP poll shows Obama backers gleeful, McCain's glum  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - That smiling guy walking down the street?  Odds are he's a Barack Obama backer.  The grouchy looking one?  Don't ask, and don't necessarily count on him to vote next week, either.
Discussion: PoliGazette
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Amazing Race  —  I thought 1960 was the best campaign I'd ever cover.  But 2008 has that election beat.  —  I remember the precise moment when I became convinced that this presidential campaign was going to be the best I'd ever covered.  It was Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2007.
Discussion: Don Surber
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Why Wasn't This in an Ad?  —  Go Michelle!
Discussion: Flopping Aces
 
 
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