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2:40 PM ET, August 8, 2008

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New York Times:
Russia Threatens Retaliation After Georgia Says It Fired on Planes  —  MOSCOW — The sharpest fighting since the early 1990s in the disputed Caucasian enclave of South Ossetia threatened to draw Russia and the American-backed former Soviet republic of Georgia into direct military conflict on Friday.
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CNN:
Georgia ‘under attack’ as Russian tanks roll in  —  TBLISI, Georgia (CNN) — Georgia's president said Friday that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians as tensions over the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia appeared to boil over into full-blown conflict.
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Russia Invades South Ossetia, Georgia Shoots Down Russian Planes  —  Russian tanks have moved into the disputed Caucasus region of South Ossetia, dramatically escalating already high tensions with Georgia. … This is still a holdover from the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Georgian, Russian Troops Clash in South Ossetia
Discussion: Guardian and Hot Air
Musa Sadulayev / Associated Press:
Georgia says Russian aircraft bombed its air bases
Amy Sullivan / Time:
An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?  —  It's not easy to make the infamous Willie Horton ad from the 1988 presidential campaign seem benign.  But suggesting that Barack Obama is the Antichrist might just do it.  —  That's just what some outraged Christian supporters of the Democratic nominee …
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Wall Street Journal:
McCain Web Ad Is Accused Of Linking Obama to Antichrist
Denver Post:
Clinton backers want vote  —  Brenda Krause is tired of fearmongering among the Democrats.  —  The 55-year-old delegate to the Democratic National Convention doesn't think the party — or its unity — is in any way compromised by her voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the roll call.
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Washington Post:
Atlantic Scores Internal Clinton Campaign Emails  —  Just when you thought everyone had moved on... former advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are in a tizzy over an upcoming piece in the Atlantic Monthly that chronicles the inner workings of the now-defunct campaign.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:   FIRST THOUGHTS: THE OLYMPICS LULL
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Roles of Clintons at Convention Start to Clear
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Know-Nothing Politics  —  So the G.O.P. has found its issue for the 2008 election.  For the next three months the party plans to keep chanting: “Drill here!  Drill now!  Drill here!  Drill now!  Four legs good, two legs bad!”  O.K., I added that last part.
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Political Cycles  —  You're in a plane and you're flying over the campaign at a level of about 10,000 feet, and you look down and see: Not much has changed.  Battle lines fixed, topography the same, troops pretty much where they were.  —  But land the plane, walk around and talk to people, and you realize: This thing is moving.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Accountability Now/Strange Bedfellows money bomb  —  Richard Nixon, August 8, 1974, 9:01 p.m. from the Oval Office: … Thirty-four years ago today, Richard Nixon was forced from office as a result of mounting public anger, which in turn fueled the bipartisan intent of Congress to impeach him …
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Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Stung By FISA, Group to Drop Money Bomb
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Accountability Now  —  One of the most significant opportunities …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Group Plans Campaign Against G.O.P. Donors  —  Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week.  —  The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual …
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Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Group Touts Reward Against G.O.P. Donors to Independent Efforts
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
When Identity Politics Backfire  —  Nikki Tinker's resounding defeat in her primary challenge to Rep. Stephen Cohen may suggest that identity politics don't work quite as well as they used to.  —  This week the Democratic primary in the mostly African-American Ninth District in Memphis, Tennessee made national headlines.
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Beth Rucker / Associated Press:
Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary
Woody Baird / Associated Press:
Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK
Discussion: Think Progress
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
Suskind to Release CIA Interview Transcripts on ‘Forged’ Document  —  Author Ron Suskind says he will release transcripts of his interviews with a top CIA official that will confirm his story that in 2003 the White House ordered the agency to fabricate a phony document linking Iraq to the Sept. 11 …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Joe Conason / Salon:
New evidence suggests Ron Suskind is right
Discussion: Emptywheel
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
YEP  —  Schumer: “I would answer back hard.  What do you mean [Obama's] not one of us?  It's John McCain who wears $500 shoes, has six houses, and comes from one of the richest families in his state.  It's Barack Obama who climbed up the hard way, and that's why he wants middle-class tax cuts and better schools for our kids.”
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Marc Ambinder:
Just Asking...  If there were a group of questionable donations all with the name Abdullah  —  that were funneled through a guy in Jordan  —  who is under investigation for war profiteering  —  would this be a bigger deal?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
After shake-up, McCain ground game revs up  —  A month after a campaign shakeup that reshaped John McCain's field operation, aides to the Republican nominee are touting organizational changes they say are bringing them closer to Barack Obama's sprawling effort.
Paul Bedard / US News:
One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute  —  George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000.  And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Cheney will speak at GOP convention  —  Vice President Cheney will speak at the Republican National Convention next month in St. Paul on the same night as President Bush, according to representaives for the vice president and John McCain's campaign.  —  “The vice president looks forward …
Discussion: TIME.com
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James Gerstenzang / The LA Times President Bush Blog:
Dick Cheney to get his time in the GOP convention spotlight
Discussion: Associated Press
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Republican Energy Fumble  —  Politics has its puzzling moments.  John McCain and most of the GOP experienced one late last week.  That was when five of their own set about dismantling the best issue Republicans have in the upcoming election.  —  It's taken time, but Sen. McCain and his party …
Discussion: The Corner and www.redstate.com
CNN:
Mayor wants federal probe after SWAT raids house, kills dogs  —  (CNN) — A Maryland mayor is asking the federal government to investigate why SWAT team members burst into his home without knocking and shot his two dogs to death in an investigation into a drug smuggling scheme.
 
 
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Camp: McCain's Latest Celeb Ad “Is A Lie”
Amy Silverman / Phoenix New Times:
Postmodern John McCain: the presidential candidate some Arizonans know — and loathe
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Barbara Starr / CNN:
General: ‘Surge’ may not work in Afghanistan
Megan McArdle:
American exceptionalism  —  It's that time of year again …
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Random House pulls novel on Islam, fears violence
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Obama is a Zero
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White House press corps plane detained in China
Marc Ambinder:
RNC Tweaks Obama's Hawaii Vacation
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New York Post:
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Josh White / Washington Post:
Tactic Used After It Was Banned
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