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12:10 PM ET, August 3, 2008

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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Mr. Darcy Comes Courting  —  It is a truth universally acknowledged that Barack Obama must continue to grovel to Hillary Clinton's dead-enders, some of whom mutter darkly that they will not only not vote for him, they will never vote for a man again.  —  Obama met for an hour Tuesday …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama taps Rep. Emanuel for debate negotiations  —  Barack Obama's presidential campaign agreed to three debates against rival John McCain this fall and announced that Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will handle the Illinois senator's negotiations.  —  In a letter to the Presidential Commission on Debates …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Jon Perr / Crooks and Liars:
Eight Years Ago Today: Bush's Broken Promise  —  Eight years ago today, George W. Bush uttered the now broken promise that has come to define his failed presidency.  Accepting his party's nomination, Governor Bush promised to restore “honor and dignity” to the White House.
Discussion: Think Progress
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Hail to the Twitterer  —  Washington — Big surprise: a lot of smarty-pants computer types have been snickering at John McCain lately.  —  The self-described “Neanderthal” of the Grand Old Party (emphasis, old) has been catching flack for admitting that he is no techno-geek.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Embraces Return to Ambassador Role  —  After the Bitter Primaries, He Calls Charity ‘My Life’  —  There will be no Clinton restoration — not this year, at least.  But the rehabilitation of Bill Clinton has begun.  —  The former president in many ways ended the Democratic primary campaign …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots and TIME.com
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
John McCain, Barack Obama: Tied again  —  The short-lived bounce of Barack Obama's European tour is gone, and the presidential contest between Obama and John McCain has settled back down to a dead-heat, in the measure of the daily tracking surveys of the Gallup Poll.
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and Gallup
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Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
Why Pakistan's Military Won't Change Its Ways Easily  —  Following on from my earlier posts, here's McClatchy's Jonathan Landay with a great bit of analysis. … Chamberlain, who was Dubya's pick as US ambassador, has the same kind of trained forgetory as Lisa Schiffren.
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Jonathan S. Landay / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Why Pakistan is unlikely to crack down on Islamic militants
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
The Politico:
McCain is vetting Cantor  —  The McCain campaign is vetting Rep. Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) as a potential vice-presidential candidate, a campaign adviser told Politico on Saturday.  —  Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is a top running-mate prospect for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), opening up the possibility …
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Bob Lewis / Associated Press:   Va. congressman vetted as possible McCain veep
Ben Smith / The Politico:
McCain's tech deficit poses problem  —  John McCain's low comfort level with the Internet, a technology familiar to 73 percent of American adults, poses a political problem for his campaign and exacerbates mostly unspoken concerns about his age.  It also contains an element of irony: In 2000 …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Associated Press:
Lawsuit against Nancy Grace, CNN moves ahead  —  OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims CNN's Nancy Grace pushed the mother of a missing toddler to suicide through aggressive questioning.  —  CNN and Grace argued the wrongful death lawsuit brought …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
‘Bomb Bomb Iran’?  Not Likely.  —  Analysts speculate about the danger of a U.S. or Israeli military attack on Iran before the Bush administration departs office next January.  But if you read the tea leaves carefully, the evidence is actually pointing in the opposite direction.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Jennifer Finney Boylan / New York Times:
The XY Games  —  Belgrade Lakes, Me.  —  IN the 1936 Olympic Games, the sprinter Stella Walsh — running for Poland and known as the fastest woman in the world — was beaten by Helen Stephens of St. Louis, who set a world record by running 100 meters in 11.4 seconds.
Discussion: Althouse and NewsBusters.org
Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Shipping Costs Start to Crimp Globalization  —  When Tesla Motors, a pioneer in electric-powered cars, set out to make a luxury roadster for the American market, it had the global supply chain in mind.  Tesla planned to manufacture 1,000-pound battery packs in Thailand …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and The Impolitic
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
A Slate To Revive The Senate  —  Senators are great glad-handers, not just with their constituents but with each other.  Every time a vote is called, they mill around in front of the rostrum, grabbing hands and shoulders or patting each other's backs.  —  But, as my colleague Dana Milbank noted …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Post:
Scientists Question FBI Probe On Anthrax  —  Ivins Could Not Have Been Attacker, Some Say  —  For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick's Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants …
Kyle / Right Wing Watch:
Right Gears Up to Fight “Armageddon of the Culture War”  —  For two hours earlier this week, pastors gathered at more than 200 sites throughout California, Arizona, and Florida to be exhorted by national Religious Right leaders like Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Maggie Gallagher …
Discussion: D-Day
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   Right Gears Up For “Armageddon of the Culture War”
 
 
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Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
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Johanna Neuman / The LA Times President Bush Blog:
Feds now arrest your laptops at border
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
The Story the Campaign Pictures Tell
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
VEEP WATCH: AN INDIANA LAY OVER
Discussion: TIME.com and Open Left
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McCain Lies About His Support For MLK Jr. Day in Arizona
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Ellen Gamerman / Wall Street Journal:
When Voters Lie  —  It's a given that people fib in surveys …
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
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Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Right strategy, wrong candidate?
Discussion: Eunomia and The Swamp
Alex Leo / The Huffington Post:
John McCain Blames Rise of Internet on New York Times Editorial Board
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates
 

 
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