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Poll: Palin hurting McCain

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In my estimation, since Gov. Sarah Palin was added to McCain’s presidential ticket, she has been the No. 1 reason McCain’s remaining supporters would turn on him. It appears others were of the same opinion.

A recent NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll found that Sarah Palin outstrips President George Bush as the biggest issue concerning a McCain presidency....

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Palin's own worst enemy

By LaShawnda Jones

What was Sarah Palin thinking when she agreed to go on Saturday Night Live with the skits they had prepared for her appearance? The skits were hilarious to me. Very representative of how Gov. Palin represents herself.

Then again, I am not a fan of Gov. Palin’s. I was one of the millions and millions of people watching in order to see Tina Fey use Sarah...

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For the love of money

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By Lynne Serpe

“Those with the most money are going to have the most influence.”

Obama spoke those words back in 2006 in apparent recognition that money has a major and corruptive role in American politics. And when he clocked in at $25 million raised in the first quarter of 2007, compared to Clinton’s $26 million, he automatically became a presidential contender.


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Late, but neccessary: Grading the final presidential debate

By Meg Boyle

(Better late than never, right? Right???)

Demerit: Joe the Plumber

STOP calling him Joe the Plumber! He’s a real person, not a character on Bob

the Builder.

Gold Star: Breaking News: Joe the Plumber in Bed

OK, that was kind of funny. You win this round, Keith Olbermann. But I’ll win the war.

Demerit (or Gold Star?): The...

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Sarah Palin: Before the $150K makeover ...

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Sarah Palin, then Sarah Heath, left, with classmate Stacia Crocker at a dorm party at the University of Idaho. (Stacia Hagerty)

News broke last night [Politico] of the RNC's big spending spree on smart fashions for Sarah Palin and family: A reported $49,425.74 spent at Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York and a $75,062.63 blowout at a Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis among the receipts....

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Plumbers, the Mac camp needs your help

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Supporters of John McCain in Roanoke, Va., this past week (AP)

The McCain camp on Tuesday found a cost-efficient way to win over middle American voters, imploring other "Joe the Plumbers" to help out with its ad campaign.

None of the Politirazzi quite fit the bill, but if you do, here's an excerpt for the McCain-Palin e-mail:

By now, "Joe the Plumber" is a household...

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Billionaire is latest to oppose Mayor Mike Bloomberg's term limits bill

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By Jason Fink


It may just take a fellow billionaire to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg from claiming a third term in office.

Businessman and Buffalo Sabres owner Thomas Golisano announced Monday he doesn’t believe the law limiting officeholders to two terms should be changed without voter approval.

Golisano, who has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion,...

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Candidates pile up news nods

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John McCain, stumping in St. Charles, Mo., on Monday, has been endorsed by the Tampa Tribune and the San Diego Union-Tribune, among others. (AP)

There’s been a flurry of newspaper endorsements as of late, with many of the higher-circulation dailies pulling for Barack Obama. The surprise of the batch was conservative-ish Chicago Tribune, whose endorsement for Obama was the first...

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Politirazzi Hits the Streets: Debates

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By Lauren Johnston

In the fifth round of taking our politics blog Politirazzi out into the streets to talk to New Yorkers about campaign issues, they told us how Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain fared in the debates, how they feel about negative ads, and whether race will impact the election.

See videos of their responses [HERE] and our installments on the Economy, the Iraq War,...

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Joe Cameraman

I think the camera work was spot on for this debate. We could see Schaeffer's finger keeping the candidates under control. Good work, Joe Cameraman. I will not raise your taxes.

-- Curtis Dann-Messier...

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