It's Black Monday for Wall Street, as storied investment firms Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers are failing, declares The Huffington Post. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE is gambling that the traditional rules of campaigns, which require candidates to be truthful, don't apply this year and that the press and voters won't care about his false statements, writes Thomas B. Edsall.