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Washington Post: Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame

Washington Examiner: Media gives Palin the third degree, Biden a pass

N.Y. Times: In ‘Sweetie’ and ‘Dear,’ a Hurt for the Elderly

L.A. Times: Father kills family and himself, despondent over financial losses

USA Today: Presidential poll tracker

Politico: How McCain could pull this one off

ABC News: After Bailout, AIG Execs Head to California Resort

CBS News: CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens

Fox News: 75-Year-Old Arkansan ‘At Her Wits’ End’ Says She Killed Husband While He Slept

CNN: Esquire names ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

Wall Street Journal: WSJ/NBC Poll: Obama Widens Lead

MSNBC: 10 dangerous lies women tell their doctors

Congressional Quarterly: Analysis: Palin’s Lost Luster a Gain for Obama

NPR: Farewell Opus; Hello Pete, The Perfectly Practical Pig

Roll Call: Poll Finds Public Wary of Palin’s Qualifications

Bloomberg: Fed to Purchase U.S. Commercial Paper to Ease Crunch

U.S. News & World Report: McCain Insiders Fretting That Polls’ Downward Trends Tough to Reverse