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11:50 PM ET, August 27, 2008

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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Obama Secures Historic Nomination  —  DENVER — Barack Hussein Obama, a freshman senator who defeated the first family of Democratic Party politics with a call for a fundamentally new course in politics, was nominated by his party today to be the 44th president of the United States.
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
CONVENTION MIDTERMS.  —  We're halfway through this convention.  Not all the way through, nor even near it.  And I'm inside the convention, not watching it on television and consequently not sure how most Americans are actually experiencing it.  But if I were doing the grading now, I'd fail the thing.
Discussion: Ross Douthat
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Two Days Down  —  Ezra Klein frets: … I'm afraid I concur.  With the sole exception of Michelle Obama's superb speech, this convention has been McCain's dream.  Yes, there's Biden and the chance that someone - who knows? - might actually attack the worst national security record of any administration in modern times.
Discussion: JustOneMinute, TigerHawk and Commentary
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Feeling Frustrated  —  I am feeling really frustrated today.  I am sensing that something is wrong with this convention, and that there will be no bounce.  I don't know exactly what we need to do to get a bounce, but I do know that we haven't done it yet.  —  Is it that the Democrats aren't attacking McCain enough?
Paul Hogarth / The Huffington Post:
Schweitzer Steals the Show; Hillary Calls for Unity
Discussion: BeyondChron
Michael Barone / US News:
Hillary Clinton's Speech Was a Good Start on Her 2012 Run
Discussion: The Corner
The Huffington Post:
John Kerry Set To Rip Into McCain
Discussion: Hot Air and the albany project
CNN:
Examining body language: What did Clinton's say?
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:   An Open letter to Hillary Clinton Supporters
Stephen Clark / Fox News:
Bill Clinton to Skip Obama Speech at Invesco Field
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Bush's 2004 temple  —  Barack Obama's appearance in Denver won't be the first convention speech framed by Greek columns.  —  Republicans who are mocking Obama's appearance haven't mentioned it, but George W. Bush accepted his own nomination in 2004 on a set with a similar neoclassical theme …
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Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
Has He Lost His Mind?  —  “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.  —  The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line …
Agence France Presse:
McCain camp gleefully mocks ‘temple of Obama’ … Republicans, who mock Barack Obama as a self-appointed divine savior, gleefully pounced Thursday on pictures of the set for his big convention speech, which appears to resemble a temple.  —  The Democratic presidential candidate will accept …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   Columns  —  On cable they seem really upset that Barack Obama's stage …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama camp blasts National Review writer as “slimy character assassin”  —  Barack Obama's campaign hasn't advertised this a great deal this week, but the campaign's “Action Wire” has been waging large-scale campaigns against critics.  That includes tens of thousands of e-mails …
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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama campaign confronts WGN radio
Discussion: The Corner
New York Times:
McCain Has Made His Pick and Is Set to Tell on Friday  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain has decided on his running mate, two Republican strategists in contact with Mr. McCain's campaign said Wednesday.  He is expected to reveal his choice at a rally at a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Friday.
Discussion: MSNBC, Sister Toldjah and Donklephant
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rove tried to kill Lieberman VP pick  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove called Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) late last week and urged him to contact Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to withdraw his name from vice presidential consideration, according to three sources familiar with the conversation.
Discussion: Hot Air and PoliticalBase.com Blog
The Politico:
McCain selects his VP  —  Sen. McCain has chosen his running mate and the person will be notified on Thursday, a senior campaign official said.  —  A friend said McCain had pretty much settled on his selection early this week, and it crystallized in the past few days.
Discussion: Hot Air and TIME.com
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Liebermanworld pushes back HARD on Novak report
Discussion: No More Mister Nice Blog and Salon
Robert D. Novak from Creators Syndicate:
Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster
Discussion: The Raw Story and Hot Air
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors  —  Asa Eslocker Was Investigating the Role of Lobbyists and Top Donors at the Convention  —  DENVER—Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures …
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
From the Fact Check Desk: Did Obama Say Iran Is a ‘Tiny’ Country That 'Doesn't Pose a Serious Threat'?  —  We, in the media, have given a lot of airtime to the TV ads of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., this week, starring, as they do, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
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The Politico:
Storm could swamp GOP convention  —  Planners of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul held emergency conversations Wednesday about what to do if a tropical storm continues on its track as a potential Category 3 hurricane threatening New Orleans.  —  Gustav's projected path suggests …
Byron York / The Corner:
McCain Decision Soon  —  I'm told McCain's inner circle is having a final meeting on the vice presidential issue.  It's not entirely clear whether it is to go through the choices again and reach a final decision, or whether it is for McCain to inform his inner circle of his choice.
Discussion: TIME.com
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Howard Wolfson Goes To War With MSNBC, Hammers Chris Matthews And Keith Olbermann  —  On Fox News just now, Howard Wolfson unleashed a broad attack on MSNBC and its top on-air personalities, slamming the network's coverage of Bill and Hillary, hitting back at Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann …
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Wolfson Rips Tweety And Olbermann
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Obama in Never-Before-Aired ‘Nightline’ Interview From 2004: Praises John Kerry's Experience, Disses ‘Cut and Run’ Proposals From Iraq  —  It was a very different time, the Iraq war was just over a year old, and then-State Sen. Barack Obama was in a very different place.
Discussion: The Swamp
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Joe Cirincione / The Huffington Post:
Joe Knows National Security
Discussion: Think Progress
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's Newest Left Hand  —  In her black-rimmed glasses, black T-shirt, jeans and orange sneakers, green iPod wires dangling from her ears, Rachel Maddow cuts an unassuming figure at odds with her growing celebrity.  —  “I know I don't look like everybody else on television …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and TVNewser
Julia Hoppock / Political Punch:
Obama Camp Responds to GOP Slams on Greek-Columned Stage for Obama Speech  —  Lots of slings and arrows headed Obama's way for the Greek set for his speech tomorrow night.  —  “Tomorrow you're going to see Obama come down from Olympus to be among us mere mortals,” said former Maryland …
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Hang it up, Scarborough.  —  Joe Scarborough goes after bloggers …
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Stephen Spruiell / The Corner:
Going Out With a Bang  —  The 2008 Republican Platform Committee …
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Jim Rosapepe / Roll Call:
Biden in Action: In Romania, He Mixed Intuition and Smarts
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Alex Koppelman / Salon:
Greek columns?  Really?  —  DENVER — Thus far, the Democratic …
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