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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, again

This is brilliant in every conceivable way: Note the inclusion of verbatim passages from the actual Palin interview. It parodies itself.

Debate: spending

Last night moderator Jim Lehrer pressed the candidates about what spending priorities they would postpone or cancel in response to the financial crisis (a bit …

Question

Will McCain’s “spending freeze” include spending on nuclear power and clean coal?

While McCain and Obama squabble …

… about who supports clean energy more, Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling together a summit of community and local leaders from Europe, Australia, India, …

Debate: Green issues largely sidelined in first debate

Energy security came up frequently, but climate change only mentioned in passing

The first presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama focused mainly on national security issues and the economic crisis/Wall Street bailout package. …

Debate: The big picture on energy

Candidates spar on who has most comprehensive vision

Obama said that we “have to have an energy policy to deal with not just Russia” but with other not-so-friendly regimes. He also said the …

Debate: concessions

Okay, Obama tags McCain for voting against renewable energy 23 times, which is fine. But in the process he concedes offshore drilling, he concedes nuclear, …

Debate: fact-checking

Check out ThinkProgress for some pretty amazing real-time fact-checking of this debate. And more at washingtonpost.com, Factcheck.org and Politifact.com.

Debate: More on the 2005 energy bill

McCain and Obama trade jabs on energy bill and Big Oil

More on the 2005 energy bill, which came up earlier in the debate. McCain said it was “festooned with Christmas tree ornaments,” and claimed that …