Election '08: What's hot
Feel far away from the political dialogue across the Atlantic? No more. In the run up to the election, we'll offer a daily selection of stories, editorials and videos causing a buzz in the US.
Oct. 29 – MSMBC: Could Obama win vote but lose election?
Washington Post: Journalists Name 44th President
National Review: John McCain — The Agony of a Gadfly
Harpers: It’s October. Where’s Our Surprise?
Washington Post: GOP Senator Banks on Obama in Oregon Race
Andrew Sullivan, Atlantic: The Top Ten Reasons Conservatives Should Vote For Obama
USA Today: More executives sold on Obama
Memphis Commercial Appeal: Sheriff tells how plot to kill Obama was uncovered
Associated Press: Sister says suspect in Obama plot is sorry
Kathleen Parker, Great Falls Tribune (Montana): Many votes will be against a McCain campaign turned ugly
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.): Why I Won't Vote for John McCain
Christopher Buckley: My Brush with Rush: How Limbaugh tried (and failed) to replace my dad
Watch: McCain on Meet the Press tangling with Brokaw:
Oct. 28 – Associated Press: Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted
New Yorker: Odd Man Out – Chuck Hagel’s Republican exile
Salon: Palin 2012 begins
National Journal: How Would Obama Govern?
Oct. 27 – Frank Rich, New York Times: In Defense of White Americans
Wall Street Journal: Obama vs. McCain: It's About Your Money
The Economist: The rise of the Obamacons
Los Angeles Times: Alaska's No. 1 newspaper makes its pick: Barack Obama
Maureen Dowd, New York Times: A Makeover With an Ugly Gloss
Portfolio: How Bill Kristol Bet the House on Palin
Chicago Tribune: Sarah Palin responds to wardrobe flap
Kathleen Parker, Washington Post: Something About Sarah
David Brooks, New York Times: Ceding the Center
Associated Press: Latest Obama advocates: Opie, Andy Griffith, Fonz
Oct. 26 – CNN: Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says
David Frun, Washington Post: Sorry, Senator. Let's Salvage What We Can
The Independent: Republican chiefs turn on each other as campaign falls apart
Newsweek: The Palin Problem
Lauren Sandler, Huffington Post: In The Last Days Of The Election: Apocalypse Now, Palin?
Associated Press: McCain has terse response on Palin shopping spree
Chicago Tribune: Salvation Army: We'll take Palin's clothes
Watch: 'SNL' video: George Bush endorses John McCain and Sarah Palin
Oct. 25 – New York Times Magazine: The Making (and Remaking) of McCain
Huffington Post: Expat Voters Tangled Up in Ballot Red Tape
Associated Press: Al-Qaida-linked Web site backs McCain as president
New York Times: Barack Obama for President
Boston Globe: Group files complaint over Palin clothesOct. 24 – Associated Press: Errors, mischief could lead to long election night
Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: On Shopping and Patriotism
Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal: Palin's Failin'
Washington Post: In Real America, Shining a Light on Faux Pas
National Review: How Palin Governed
Maureen Dowd, New York Times: Moved by a Crescent
Huffington Post: Republicans Voting for Obama: In Their Own WordsOct. 23 – New York Daily News: In CNN interview, Palin says she's really sorry for 'real America' comment
Washington Post: Expensive Wardrobe Goes Against McCain-Palin Story Line
Los Angeles Times: See photo essay of Palin's fashion conversion since the RNC.
New York Times: October Surprise
See her apologize for comments: "I made a misstatement"
Bob Herbert, New York Times: The Real Scandal
Huffington Post: Palin on SNL: What Did You Expect?
New York Times: Hate Groups Mostly Quiet in Election
Watch: Sarah Palin: Queen of the Senate
Oct. 22 – The New York Daily News: Shopping Spree: RNC spends thousands on dresses, make-up for Sarah Palin & family
Huffington Post: McCain Employing GOP Operative Accused Of Voter Registration Fraud
Wall Street Journal: Google CEO Backs Obama
New York Times: Historians Size Up Obama’s Time-Out
Paul Krugman, New York Times: The Real Plumbers of Ohio
Joe Klein, Time: Incoherence
The Palin Song: Interview with Couric set to music
Oct. 21 – Wall Street Journal: Obama Cancels Campaign Events To Visit Ailing Grandmother
Reuters: Obama opens 8-point lead over McCain
Huffington Post: "Obama Is a Socialist" Smear Falls FlatOct. 20 – Los Angeles Times: How $5, $10, $25 beats $84.1 million in federal campaign funds
Huffington Post: The Palin Plunge: Voters Sour On McCain VP Pick
The New Yorker: The Insiders: How John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin.
Frank Rich, New York Times: He Just Can’t Quit W
Carl Bernstein, Huffington Post: Ayers and the McCain-G. Gordon Liddy Symbiosis
Oct. 19 – CNN: Colin Powell endorses Obama
Baltimore Sun: Palin plays safe, Fey and Poehler shine (again) on SNL
Video: Letterman: Tina Fey On Sarah Palin Impression!
Seattle Times: McCain "robo calls" draw bipartisan fire
Associated Press: 'Joe the Plumber' strikes back at media
Editor and Publisher: Obama Widens Endorsement Lead to 72-18
Salt Lake Tribune: Why newspapers endorse political candidates
Oct. 18 – New York Times: Justices Rule Against Ohio G.O.P. in Voting Case
New York Daily News: Watch out Tina Fey, Sarah Palin elects to go on 'Saturday Night Live'
Huffington Post: Palin Explains What Parts Of Country Not "Pro-America"
Washington Post: Barack Obama for President
Steve Clemons, Huffington Post: Waving Goodbye to Bill Kristol, Colin Powell "Might" Endorse Obama
Oct. 17 – Spending Spree, Tax Cutter, Same Path: Watch the Ads
New York Times: The Boss, the Piano Man and the Candidate
New York Times: At Dinner, McCain and Obama Share Some Laughs. No Joke.
Watch Obama and McCain roast and toast each other.
New York Times – On The Trail: Staying Cool and Irritating Your Opponent
New York Times: Working for the Working-class Vote
Press-Enterprise (San Bernadino, CA): GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp
The Washington Independent: Penitant McCain Seeks Letterman's Forgiveness (for more on the McCain-Letterman War, see below)
Oct. 16 – The Debate and Joe the Plummer
New York Times: Rivals Split, With Joe in the Middle
Washington Post: Candidate Makes a Name for this Guy Joe
BBC: Profile: Joe Wurzelbacher
Huffington Post: Joe The Plumber: Not A Tax Expert
Kathleen Parker: The Final Debate: Their Essential Selves
Watch the last presidential debate:
View from abroad
Expatica: Let’s go ask our American
Expatica: No lo doy por seguro...American (and Democrat) Expatica blogger Kristen Bernardi is not as certain about November’s presidential elections as her European counterparts.
The Guardian: Flirting her way to victory -- Sarah Palin's farcical debate performance lowered the standards for both female candidates and US political discourse.
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone: Mad Dog Palin –The scariest thing about John McCain's running mate isn't how unqualified she is - it's what her candidacy says about America
Maureen Dowd, New York Times: Sarah’s Pompom Palaver
Frank Rich, New York Times: The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama
James Fallows, The Atlantic: The Palin Interview
Many Republicans can’t stomach this election landscape anymore. Here is a selection of those turned ‘traitor’ and others.
CQ Politics: Republicans Surrender in Battle of Ideas
Kathleen Parker: The Palin Problem -- She’s out of her league.
David Brooks, The New York Times: The Class War Before Palin
David Brook, The New York Times: Why Experience Matters
The Capitol: Why Republicans Should Reject McCain
Omaha World-Herald: GOP senator: A 'stretch' to say Palin is qualified
The Christopher Buckley saga – Author and son of National Review founder and icon William F. Buckley, Christopher Buckley rocked the Republican establishment by endorsing a Democrat.
Christopher Buckley: Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama
Christopher Buckley: Sorry dad, I was fired -- Buckley Bows Out of National Review
Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: National Review Boots Buckley Son For Obama Boost
Video: Watch Republican Andrew Sullivan’s hissy fit: Atlantic’s columnist has finally had enough.
Nothing to do but laugh
In this election, the nation's comedians are having a blast as never before. Here is a selection.
The Letterman-McCain war
John Stewart: McCain Recycles…His Stump Speeches
Anchorage Daily News: Late Night Comedians Target Palin
Kansas City Star (blog): Forget Tina Fey. Sarah Palin's worst nightmare may be Jay Leno
Tiny Fey has stolen the limelight from the real Sarah Palin in her three episodes mocking the vice presidential candidate.
Los Angeles Times: These days, even 'The View' is getting political
The View: Bill Maher calls Palin a bimbo
The McCain Petition: Please shut up! South Carolina small businessman fed up...
Huffington Post: McCain Transition Chief Aided Saddam In Lobbying Effort
Gawker: Wait, What’s up with Acorn?
Huffington Post: Alaskan Independence Party: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel
Washington Post: Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame
Gawker: Sarah Palin's personal emails
Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis