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9:10 PM ET, August 19, 2008

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Howard Fineman / MSNBC:
Biden the clear frontrunner for Veep  —  Foreign Relations Committee chairman has globe-trotting credentials  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - I've recently spoken with two of the finalists for the role of Barack Obama's running-mate, and to two other sources who are close to the process.
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Biden on Obama's VP Pick: 'I'm Not The Guy'  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf and Jennifer Parker report: As Delaware Sen. Joe Biden was leaving his house in Wilmington this afternoon, he slowed down and said to the gathered news reporters outside his home: “Hey guys, I'm not the guy.  See ya.”
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
BIDEN: 'I'M NOT THE GUY'  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli  —  As Delaware Sen. Joe Biden left his home a few minutes ago, golf clubs in tow, he was asked where he was going to be on Saturday.  —  Biden replied, “Here” and pointed down to his driveway.  —  As he pulled out of the driveway …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Biden: “I'm Not The Guy”
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama gives a shout out to his VP?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Open Left
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Biden '88 as McCain '08  —  A classic Joe Biden ad from 1988 …
Discussion: The Swamp
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Do Voters Like Joe Biden?
Bill Carter / TV Decoder:
Rachel Maddow to Replace Dan Abrams on MSNBC  —  Rachel Maddow, shown filling in for Keith Olbermann on “Countdown” last month.  Ms. Maddow will host the 9 p.m. hour beginning Sept. 8.  (Ress Greenberg/ New York Times)  —  Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election …
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Keith Olbermann / Daily Kos:
Rachel Gets Her Own MSNBC Show
Discussion: The Nation and Think Progress
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Barack Obama's image suffers amid John McCain attacks, poll finds  —  People watch as Sen. Obama arrives at the Sheraton hotel today in Raleigh North Carolina.  McCain and his allies have portrayed Obama in recent weeks as a naive celebrity who is unprepared to lead the nation in dangerous times.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama at 45%, McCain at 44%
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Fox News:
RNC: McCain Won't Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate  —  As speculation grows around who John McCain will select as his vice presidential running mate next week, Republican National Committee officials said Tuesday that McCain is no longer considering former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Tom Ridge Ruse: CEO Meg Whitman as Veep?
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Corner
TheFounder / Tribble Ad Agency:
Barack Obama chooses Kathleen Sebelius for Vice President  —  We have a credible lead that Barack Obama will be announcing Kathleen Sebelius for Vice President / VP.  —  Our sources work within an ad agency that is hired by the Obama campaign, and have noted that the vast majority …
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John F. Harris / The Politico:
Nader predicts Obama to pick Clinton  —  Count Ralph Nader as unimpressed by the crop of supposed finalists to be Barack Obama's running mate.  —  “I don't think he's that dumb,” said Nader, commenting on widespread speculation that Obama's choices are down to Sens. Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, or Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
Discussion: The Corner, Hot Air and Political Punch
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Solzhenitsyn Biographer: Cross-In-Dirt Gulag Story Never Happened  —  There's been a ton of buzz on the web for the last day or so — beginning with this Daily Kos diary — suggesting that John McCain patterned his story about a Vietamese captor drawing a cross in the dirt before him on a similar episode …
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Byron York / The Corner:
More Cross-In-The-Dirt News  —  There appears to be a growing consensus in the pro-Obama blogosphere that John McCain didn't steal the cross-in-the-dirt story from Alexander Solzhenitsyn.  Instead, he stole it from Charles Colson's 1983 book, Loving God.  So a few minutes ago I asked Mark Salter …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
McCAIN'S CHOICE....David Brooks writes today that John McCain tried to run an honorable campaign, but it just didn't work: … The problem?  Too many bloggers.  A bored press.  A stuffy conservative establishment.  McCain tried to take on the system, and the system won.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Lynn Sweet:
Exclusive: Obama team reserving Old State Capitol in Springfield for Saturday to showcase running mate  —  The Chicago Sun-Times has learned that the Obama team, in the run-up to the Democratic convention, will showcase the new Obama ticket Saturday in Springfield at the Old State Capitol …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush Administration Open To Giving Musharraf Asylum In The United States  —  On Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Fox's Chris Wallace that U.S. asylum for former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was “not on the table.”  However, she refused to explicitly rule the option out, insisting that he had been a “good ally.”
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Hysteria-Based Foreign Policy  —  Matt Welch has an excellent little reason article putting John McCain's heated Georgia rhetoric in the context of McCain's larger record of overreacting to every international event.  He wasn't just worried by North Korea's nuclear program in 1994 …
CNN:
Gore to speak on Democratic convention's final night  —  (CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore has accepted a speaking role on the final night of the Democratic convention, appearing on the same stage that Barack Obama will officially receive the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, three sources tell CNN.
Discussion: TIME.com
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Kenneth F / CNN:   Gore to speak at convention Thursday
David Gergen / CNN:
Is the tide turning?  —  CNN Senior Political Analyst  —  Heading into the candidates' appearances on Saturday night at Saddleback Church, the conventional wisdom in politics was Barack Obama should have a clear upper hand in any joint appearance with John McCain — one the young, eloquent …
New York Times:
Taliban Forces Kill 10 French Soldiers and Raid U.S. Base  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting, one a complex attack with multiple suicide bombers on an American military base on Monday night, and another by some 100 insurgents …
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Jack Cafferty / CNN:
Commentary: Is McCain another George W. Bush?  —  Editor's Note: Jack Cafferty is the author of the best-seller “It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America.”  He provides commentary on CNN's “The Situation Room” daily from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. You can also visit Jack's Cafferty File blog.
Marc Ambinder:
Obama To Appear with VP in Springfield  —  It's now official: Barack Obama's [first appearance with his ]will appear with his vice presidential choice will be in Springfield, Illinois, at noon CST on Saturday, according to an Obama aide.  —  I'm fairly certain it'll be his first appearance with the pick, but not 100% sure.
Discussion: CBS News
 
 
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
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