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8:45 AM ET, August 23, 2008

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New York Times:
Obama Chooses Biden as Running Mate  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware to be his running-mate, turning to a leading authority on foreign policy and a longtime Washington hand to fill out the Democratic ticket, people told of the decision said.
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Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
U.S. Secret Service on Way to Biden's House; Kaine and Bayh Told Nope on Veep  —  The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden …
CNN:
Sources: Obama picks Joe Biden as VP candidate  —  (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama has picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN.  —  The longtime Democratic senator was long considered a likely choice for vice president, but the buzz surrounding …
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Picks Sen. Joe Biden  —  This is a formidable ticket, and a risky ticket, and not a comfort zone choice for Obama.  —  Put aside the obvious: Biden has foreign policy meat on his bones...He's a great debater... he has a working-class Scranton-bred Irish-Catholic heritage …
Discussion: Donklephant and The New Republic
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Analysis: Biden pick shows lack of confidence  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - The candidate of change went with the status quo.  —  In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office …
Associated Press:
Obama taps Biden to be running mate  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.
CNN:
Activity at the Bidens  —  (CNN) — After hours staking out Joe Biden's Delaware home with no sign of the prospective VP candidate, reporters are now witnessing a flurry of activity.  —  Cars have recently pulled into the driveway — including a police car — and Biden's daughter, son, and wife are now believed to be inside.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama Picks Biden as V.P.  —  Barack Obama confers with Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which Biden chairs.  —  Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, a pick designed to shore …
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware: What's This Flight?  —  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ EJA863  —  A flight from Midway to New Castle, DE... to pick someone up?  Who knows?  No other flights from anywhere in and around Chicago to anywhere in and around Delaware... or vice versa.  Just this charter.
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
Biden speaks _ and speaks _ his own mind … WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama told everyone he wanted a running mate who will challenge his thinking, and now he's got one.  Joe Biden's tendency to speak his own mind—and speak and speak—is entwined in his DNA.
Discussion: America's Right
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Field Narrows for Obama's Running Mate  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama informed two of his top three vice-presidential prospects Friday night that he would not be choosing them, Democratic officials said, encouraging a consensus within the party that he had settled on Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware.
MSNBC:
Obama chooses Biden as running mate  —  Foreign Relations Committee chairman has globe-trotting credentials  —  WASHINGTON - Barack Obama named Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Biden's Views on Liberal Democrats
Discussion: Pajamas Media
CNN:
Sources tell CNN: Obama names Biden as Dem VP
Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
Joe Biden vs. Joe Biden's Mouth
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
O'Biden! O'Biden! O'Biden!
Discussion: Commentary and www.redstate.com
Bridget Johnson:   So Joe Biden is ‘change’?
Bill Nichols / The Politico:   The ticket: Obama-Biden  —  Barack Obama has ended an intense …
Mark S. Geiger / CNN:   Source: Clinton has been told she's not the VP pick
CNN:   CNN confirms: Bayh out of the running
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:   Wait Til America Gets to Know JILL BIDEN
Gitell / Dispatches from Seth Gitell:
Unpublished: Joe Biden on Obama and More
Discussion: The New Republic
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
NBC: KAINE, BAYH TOLD THEY'RE NOT IT
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Illinois releasing Barack Obama's records  —  DENVER — As the Democratic Party prepares to unleash its presidential nominating convention here, the University of Illinois at Chicago said today that it will release records of Sen. Barack Obama's service to a nonprofit organization linked to William Ayers …
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Fred Barbash / Yahoo! News:
Obama's striptease may be risky  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  In dragging out the announcement of his vice-presidential nominee to almost the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has at once demonstrated his willingness to defy conventional political expectations …
 
 
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