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12:20 PM ET, August 25, 2008

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The Politico:
Exclusive: Obama- Clinton feud reignites  —  DENVER — As Democrats arrived here Sunday for a convention intended to promote party unity, mistrust and resentments continued to boil among top associates of presumptive nominee Barack Obama and his defeated rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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William Kristol / New York Times:
A Joe of His Own?  —  The anguished cries of Hillary supporters pierced the midday calm here on Saturday, as Barack Obama confirmed that his vice presidential choice was not Clinton, who got about 18 million votes this year running against him, but rather Joe Biden, who gained the support …
New York Times:
Delegates for Clinton Back Obama, but Show Concerns  —  Delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrive in Denver having largely put aside the deep divisions of the primary fight between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, although some hold lingering concerns …
Marc Ambinder:
A Flare-Up Between Hillaryland and Denver  —  Politico's editor in chief and a colleague report on tension between the Clinton and Obama camps over Bill Clinton's speech.  I've downplayed reports of tensions in the past.  But sources back up the Politico to a point: things are getting …
CNN:
CNN poll: Post-Biden poll shows dead heat  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — It's a dead heat in the race for the White House.  The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator …
CNN:
Bill Clinton not happy with convention role  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Bill Clinton is perplexed and, frankly, not happy that he was asked to speak about national security Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and not about the economy, the issue that he rode to the White House …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Howard Wolfson / The New Republic:
Smothering the Hatchet  —  Hillary's former communications director on how to close the Clinton-Obama rift.  —  The New Republic has asked me what advice I would give to Senator Obama to improve relations with the Clintons during this convention week.  —  To be clear, I believe …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Entitled To Your Support  —  I am the type of Democrat …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Pushing Dem division, McCain up with new ad featuring Clinton backer
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Chicago Sun Times:
Delegate says Jones called her ‘Uncle Tom’
Discussion: Hot Air
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Experience Is Double-Edged Sword for The Ticket
Discussion: Commentary
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Accentuate the Negative  —  So the Obama campaign has turned to the politics of personal destruction, attempting to make a campaign issue out of John McCain's inability to remember how many houses he has.  And the turn comes not a moment too soon.  —  Over the past month or so many Democrats …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
I'm a Brilliant, Original, and Idiosyncratic Thinker But Don't Ever Disagree With Me  —  Much like Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, I write for a living.  Primarily about U.S. politics and public policy.  I write about these things because I think they're important.
The New Republic:
McCain Campaign Tries the Chicken Prank  —  I almost feel like a dupe writing about the second pro-Hillary ad McCain released today at 6am: It's a stunt, a trick meant to keep him in the press during the Democratic convention and gin up more Hillary-Obama-tension media storylines.  Message: neener neener neener.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Don Surber
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Sean Wilentz / Newsweek:
A Liberal's Lament  —  To win, Obama must convince the country that he is a man of substance, not just style.  History suggests this won't be easy.  —  A Bold Agenda: Kennedy, at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1960, outlined the framework of his New Deal update, the New Frontier, to a standing ovation
Faiz / Think Progress:
80 percent says United States is on the wrong track.  —  A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds, “Eight in 10 say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the USA, and even more rate the economy as ‘only fair’ or poor.  Seven in 10 say it's getting worse.”
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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New York Times:
Obama Aides Defend Bank's Pay to Biden Son  —  During the years that Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. was helping the credit card industry win passage of a law making it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy protection, his son had a consulting agreement that lasted five years …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
Fractious Coalition in Pakistan Breaks Apart  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The five-month-old coalition government in Pakistan collapsed Monday when the head of the minority party, Nawaz Sharif, announced his members would leave the fractious alliance, citing broken promises by Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the majority party.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The Corner
James F. Smith / Boston Globe:
Kennedy plans to address DNC  —  In a development that is sure to bring the house down, US Senator Edward M. Kennedy is expected to attend the Democratic National Convention, most likely to deliver a speech tomorrow night.  —  Kennedy is battling brain cancer, and his doctors are said to be worried …
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Camp Pressed Hard For a Slot on the Ticket  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate reached a pivotal point in a secret meeting on the night of Aug. 6.  Sen. Biden was whisked into a Minneapolis hotel room through …
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Protesters: To the streets  —  In numbers much lower than expected …
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