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3:00 AM ET, August 25, 2008

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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 …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Biden: Barackal, America, Obaman  —  Sen. Joe Biden's gotten a lot of unsolicited advice on how to curb his gaffe habit, but he might start by practicing his running mate's name.  —  Three times during his inaugural speech as Barack Obama's vice presidential candidate Saturday, Biden butchered Obama's name — in three different ways.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Transcript: Tim Kaine and Bill Ritter on ‘FOX News Sunday’  —  WASHINGTON — The following is a partial transcript of the Aug. 24, 2008, edition of “FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace”:  —  “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” HOST CHRIS WALLACE: Of course, the question now is how the choice of Joe Biden will play across the country.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton expected to release delegates Wednesday  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, hoping to unite the Democratic Party and cement her future in it, will gather her hard-won primary delegates Wednesday at a reception where she is expected …
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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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Caucus
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Dems give Michigan and Florida full voting rights  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - Democratic delegates from Michigan and Florida were awarded full voting rights at the national convention Sunday, despite holding early primaries against party rules.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:   Anxious Party Hopes to Show Strong Obama
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
More on the Clinton Controversy (Sigh)
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Rendell: Obama coverage was embarrassing  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon's Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC's Tom Brokaw, ABC's George Stephanopoulous and CBS's Bob Schieffer …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The POW card, cont'd  —  First Read quotes unnamed McCain aides suggesting that McCain's prisoner of war experience may become his first response to the attack on his having lost track of his real estate holdings — a non-sequitur, perhaps, but emotionally powerful.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Philly.com
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Ben / Think Progress:
Halperin: McCain's Houses Gaffe ‘One Of The Worst Moments’ Of The Campaign For...Barack Obama  —  Last week Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told Politico that he did not know how many homes he and his wife Cindy own.  “I'll have my staff get to you,” McCain said.  ThinkProgress noted …
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
On the Tire Swing  —  Apparently on ABC this morning Mark Halperin …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RIDE THAT TIRE SWING!
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 …
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Marc Ambinder:
McCain-Whitman Buzz In Denver  —  A Democratic member of Congress throws out the following scenario:  —  With Biden on board Obama's train, McCain will find himself boxed in by events.  —  He can't choose Tim Pawlenty — a man with arguably fewer foreign policy credentials than Obama.
Discussion: Donklephant
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Drilling Boom Revives Hopes for Natural Gas  —  HOUSTON — American natural gas production is rising at a clip not seen in half a century, pushing down prices of the fuel and reversing conventional wisdom that domestic gas fields were in irreversible decline.
Emily Giske / The Huffington Post:
Oprah I Forgive You  —  I was one of those Hillary women who was heartbroken when Oprah supported Obama for President.  —  How could Oprah and her pal Gayle do that do me?  Sure Obama was from her hometown and Chicago's favorite son...but I kept asking, what about me?
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
AUGUST 2008 WESTERN STATES POLL  —  400 likely voters interviewed August 13-15, 2008, in each of the following states — Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  The margin for error in each state is plus or minus 5%.  The margin for error on the overall weighted regional results is plus or minus 2%
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Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Blacks Debate Civil Rights Risk in Obama's Rise  —  WASHINGTON — On the night that Senator Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for president, Roderick J. Harrison plans to pop open a bottle of Champagne and sit riveted before the television with his wife and 12-year-old son.
 
 
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