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9:20 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Many Clinton Supporters Say Speech Didn't Heal Divisions  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's most loyal delegates came to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night looking for direction.  They listened, rapt, to a 20-minute speech that many proclaimed the best she had ever delivered, hoping her words …
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Marge Hibbing Mn / CNN:
Source: Bill Clinton will not attend Obama's Invesco speech  —  DENVER (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will be on hand for Barack Obama's acceptance speech, but according to a source close to former President Bill Clinton, he will not: the source tells CNN that Clinton will not join his wife at Invesco Field Thursday night.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Delivers Emphatic Plea for Unity  —  DENVER — With her husband looking on admiringly and her supporters watching with tears in their eyes, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton deferred her own dreams on Tuesday night and delivered an emphatic plea at the Democratic National Convention …
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Biden is wrench in McCain's VP choice  —  DENVER — Democrat Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a running mate is complicating Republican John McCain's analysis of his prospective vice presidential contenders.  —  Biden will make his formal debut Wednesday with a prime-time address.
Ed Hornick / CNN:
Angry Clinton supporters toast McCain, roast Obama  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she'd spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party.
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
Obama, Bill Clinton Remain Distant  —  Despite Similar Stories, a Complex Relationship  —  Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — in so many ways two sides of the same coin.  Old heat and new cool, two guys who came out of nowhere, bereft of early connections, overcoming the odds.
Discussion: The Swamp and marbury
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Analysis: A perfect night for Clinton, Obama?
Mike Murphy / Swampland:
PUMAs Without Claws...
The New Republic:
Hillary Clinton, Reluctantly—And Persuasively—Making The Case For Obama
Discussion: The XX Factor and The Corner
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New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic Convention Speech  —  The following is a transcript of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by CQ Transcriptions.  —  Senator Clinton: Thank you.  Thank you all.  —  Thank you.  Thank you all very, very much.
Weekly Standard:
The Temple of Obama  —  Reuters reports that “Democratic …
Discussion: Power Line
Fox News:
Ayers Unrepentant for Radical Group's Violence in 1960s, 1970s  —  William Ayers, who was a founder of the 1960s and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground, told FOX News correspondent James Rosen in a candid 2004 interview that he still believed he was “on the side of justice” years after the group's wave of attacks.
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Obama's Response Ad Reflects Lessons of 2004
Patterico's Pontifications:
Andrew Sullivan Mints a New Swift Vet
Discussion: QandO
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Obama Campaign Wages Fight Against Conservative Group's Ads
Discussion: PrestoPundit
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:   Hillary Knocks It Out of The Park: “No Way. No How, No McCain.”
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:   The Keynote  —  Mark Warner is an attractive, articulate former …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton's convention speech  —  Hillary's speech — a success in the hall — was a study in the virtue of low expectations.  —  Some in the media, and some delegates, came in expecting that, as Dave Barry put it, Clinton would “attempt to snatch the nomination and escape with it by helicopter to a secret mountain fortress.”
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Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
What's Missing From Hillary's Speech
FactCheck.org:
Obama and ‘Infanticide’  —  The facts about Obama's votes against ‘Born Alive’ bills in Illinois.  —  Anti-abortion activists accuse Obama of “supporting infanticide,” and the National Right to Life Committee says he's conducted a “four-year effort to cover up his full role in killing legislation …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Corner
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
“Here's A Situation Where Folks Are Lying”
Discussion: Riehl World View
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain plans 3-state VP rollout  —  DENVER — John McCain is planning to rollout his vice-presidential nominee in three battleground states this weekend, with large-scale rallies planned for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to aides and advisers.  —  The GOP nominee-in-waiting …
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New York Times:
Some Clinton Fund-Raisers Are Still Simmering  —  DENVER — A significant number of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's top fund-raisers remain on the sidelines and unwilling to work for Senator Barack Obama, a nettlesome problem that appears to be contributing to the campaign's failure to keep pace …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Conservative Democrats Peeling Away From Obama  —  Moderate/Liberal Republicans also shifting more to McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has been struggling to maintain his Democratic base thus far in August, and according to weekly averages of Gallup Poll Daily tracking, the problem seems to be with conservative Democrats.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
High Anxiety in the Mile High City  —  I've been to a lot of conventions, and there's always something gratifyingly weird that happens.  —  Dan Quayle acting like a Dancing Hamster.  Teresa Heinz Kerry reprising Blanche DuBois.  Dick Morris getting nabbed triangulating between a hooker and toes.
 
 
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