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12:45 PM 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Scott J. Anderson / CNN:
Bill Clinton to take center stage  —  (CNN) — Sen. Joe Biden will make his first appearance before the Democratic National Convention as his party's vice presidential nominee Wednesday night, but the real drama of the evening may come from former President Clinton and what he says about Sen. Barack Obama.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
Marge Hibbing Mn / CNN:
Source: Bill Clinton will not attend Obama's Invesco speech
Craig Crawford / Craig Crawford's Trail Mix:
No Personal Touch in Clinton's Endorsement
Discussion: The Politico, Time and Reason
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
“No Way, No How, No McCain”
Discussion: Guardian
John Dickerson / Slate:
HILLARY CLINTON THROWS ALMOST EVERYTHING BEHIND BARACK OBAMA.
Discussion: Commentary
Josh Kurtz / Roll Call:
Carney-Hackett in Tight Pa. Race, Poll Shows
Mike Murphy / Swampland:
PUMAs Without Claws...
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple  —  DENVER (Reuters) - 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 …
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Fausta / Fausta's Blog:
The upcoming Invesco Field Olympus  —  Pejman's asking, This Is A Joke, Right?  —  For good reason: Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple.  —  John McCormack has a photo:  —  Or, as the trekkers would ask, Who Mourns for Adonis?  —  Yes.  A Greek temple for the Messiah!
Weekly Standard:
The Temple of Obama  —  Reuters reports that “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.”  —  To which a McCain adviser quipped: “Is this from the Onion?”
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:   Not a Greek Temple, but a Greek Tragedy
New York Post:
BRAWLING ANCHORS ON MSNBC  —  ANIMOSITY among MSNBC anchors has reached a mile-high peak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with on-air squabbling between such big egos as Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster.  —  Scarborough, who served in Congress …
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Mark Finkelstein / media.newsbusters.org:
Tensions Boil Over at MSNBC as Shuster, Scarborough Feud
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and NewsBusters.org
Chris / TVNewser:
(Slightly) Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #3, With a Shot at Fox
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Open Left
Robert D. Novak from Creators Syndicate:
Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster  —  Creators Syndicate is pleased to announce that Robert D. Novak will be writing occasional columns.  All his groundbreaking election analysis will be available on creators.com.  Read it here first.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports of strong support within …
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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Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist
Discussion: Fox News and The Strata-Sphere
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.
William Yardley / New York Times:
Senator From Alaska Wins Primary  —  Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska won the Republican primary in his home state on Tuesday, soundly defeating six Republican challengers less than a month after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil services company.
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John Bresnahan / CBS News:
Don Young Just Edging Out Parnell In Alaska GOP Primary
Discussion: The Corner
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Smears And Fears  —  My main worry with John McCain is foreign policy.  What do I worry about?  That everything that has been awry with this administration would be made worse by his.  Seeing the world as a series of enemies to be attacked rather than as a series of relationships to be managed …
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New McCain Ad Badly Distorts Obama's Words About Iran
Eleftheria Parpis / Adweek:
Campaign '08: Power Play  —  Agency creative directors put their spin on the presidential campaigns  —  The election's heating up.  The presidential candidates and their political parties are bombarding us with ads, most recently with millions of dollars worth of TV advertising during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Ad Hacks  —  Ad Age asked various professional ad agencies …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
A Biblical Seven Years  —  After attending the spectacular closing ceremony at the Beijing Olympics and feeling the vibrations from hundreds of Chinese drummers pulsating in my own chest, I was tempted to conclude two things: “Holy mackerel, the energy coming out of this country is unrivaled.”
 
 
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