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The Fight for Wachovia, McCain's Record, GOP Questions Obama Donations

POSTED: 10:09 AM ET, 10/ 6/2008 by Amanda Zamora

Good morning, and welcome to Monday's Daily Read, the post-$700 billion bailout edition. See something we missed? Post your story suggestions in the comments below.

Inside the Wachovia Fight » A sworn affidavit filed this weekend in federal court suggests that Wachovia, the nation's eighth-largest bank, came close to failing at least twice in the last week as the FDIC pressured the bank to sell itself to Wells Fargo, upending its original deal with Citigroup. — Wall Street Journal

McCain's Record » An examination of presidential candidate John McCain's early career as a pilot highlights three crashes that prompted officials to fault or question his flying skills and judgment ... meanwhile, Barack Obama's campaign is set to release an online "documentary" examining McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal of the late 1980s and early 1990s. — Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal

RNC Questions Obama Donations » The Republican National Committee is calling for the Federal Election Commission to investigate the source of thousands of small contributions to Sen. Barack Obama, alleging that his campaign has "looked the other way" from suspicious donors. — The Washington Post.

Palin Seven to Testify » Seven Alaska state employees who had refused subpoenas in the investigation of potential abuses of power by Gov. Sarah Palin's office have now agreed to testify in the case. — Anchorage Daily News

Medicare Fraud Probed in Miami » The federal government is investigating whether fraudulent billing in the Miami area has caused home health care services billed to Medicare to skyrocket at 20 times the national average in the past five years. — USA Today

Google-Yahoo Stokes Fear » The Justice Department's antitrust investigation of the proposed advertising partnership between Google and Yahoo reveals a growing resentment of Google's influence among the very customers Google needs to grow its business. — New York Times

By Amanda Zamora |  October 6, 2008; 10:09 AM ET The Daily Read
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How a McCain/Bush/Schmit/Rove campaign would Change a Light Bulb

How many members of McCain/Bush/Schmit/Rove campaign does it take to change a light bulb?

1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed;

2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed;

3. One to blame American Voters for burning out the light bulb;

4. One to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of light bulbs;

5. One to give a One Trillion dollars to Wall Street for the new light bulb;

6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: Light Bulb Change Accomplished;

7. One campaign insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how McCain/Bush/Schmit/Rove was literally in the dark and out of touch with the American Voter

8. One to viciously smear #7;

9. Sarah Palin to campaign on TV and at rallies on how John McCain has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along;

10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.

Posted by: YĆ©il Raven | October 6, 2008 11:21 AM

Seems the results are in, the most electable republican ticket would be Huckabee/Palin, not McCain/Palin this is according to a new poll at nearly 4 to 1 people would preffer Huckabee/Palin over McCain/Palin. Ha The RNC got it way wrong this time.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:56 PM

See Actor Jon Voight, Go nuts on Obama. Assuses him of all kinds of stuff. He was on fox last night, He went into a rant

Posted by: Anonymous | October 6, 2008 1:39 PM

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