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'Stand With Jenny' Petition

Amid the heartbreaking turmoil of her personal life, South Carolinians appear more enamored than ever of their first lady, Jenny Sanford. As Newsweek's Kathy Deveny noted, Mrs.

President Obama Gets to Keep His Blackberry

It could go down as Barack Obama's first presidential triumph. After a fierce negotiation with his handlers, Obama announced that he'd be able to keep his beloved BlackBerry—making him the nation's first e-mailing president. "I won the fight," he crowed to reporters.

The Final Days

Obama was leading in the polls, even in red states like Virginia. But McCain almost seemed to glory in being the underdog.

The Filter: Oct. 10, 2008

A round-up of this morning's must-read stories.MCCAIN IN A BEAR MARKET (George Will, Washington Post) In the closing days of his 10-year quest for the presidency, McCain finds it galling that Barack Obama is winning the first serious campaign he has ever run against a Republican.

The Filter: Oct. 6, 2008

A round-up of this morning's must-read stories.ECONOMIC UNRESTS SHIFTS ELECTORAL BATTLEGROUNDS(Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny, New York Times)The turmoil on Wall Street and the weakening economy are changing the contours of the presidential campaign map, giving new force to Senator Barack Obama's ambitious strategy to make incursions into Republican territory, while leading Senator John McCain to scale back his efforts to capture Democratic states.

When Opportunity Knocks...

Nothing like hearing from an old friend to brighten your day. Last night at 7:42 p.m., an email arrived in my inbox from a fellow who hadn't bothered to call, write or visit in, oh, three-and-a-half months: former senator, vice-presidential nominee and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards. (I join each candidate's mailing list on my personal account to keep tabs on what they're sending supporters.) The title--"Help Me in North Carolina"--piqued my interest.