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10:30 AM ET, August 3, 2008

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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.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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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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:   In veep search, McCain asks Cantor for records
Michael James / Political Radar:
McCain Hit Obama With Britney, Paris — Now Light Sabers?  —  Britney Spears?  Paris Hilton?  Moses?  —  The McCain campaign's ads comparing Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., to those figures may have prompted a chuckle, but Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News' Diane Sawyer he's dead serious about the issues in the ads.
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
McCain: The original political celebrity  —  If Barack Obama gave new meaning to the term “political celebrity,” then John McCain helped define it.  —  He emerged as the most popular Republican in Hollywood following his 2000 presidential primary defeat, winning more screen time than the rest of Congress combined.
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
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: TIME.com
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 …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McCain Lies About His Support For MLK Jr. Day in Arizona  —  Liar, liar, Grampa McSame pants on fire.  Clearly, McCain is not used to the YouTube generation where you can no longer lie without a bunch of bloggers furiously fact-checking.  And the facts for McCain, they don't look so good.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Jed Report
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Ari / ProgressiveAccountability.org:   FACT CHECK: McCain Opposed Federal MLK Holiday, Arizona MLK Holiday …
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
Immigrants Deported, by U.S. Hospitals  —  JOLOMCÚ, Guatemala — High in the hills of Guatemala, shut inside the one-room house where he spends day and night on a twin bed beneath a seriously outdated calendar, Luis Alberto Jiménez has no idea of the legal battle that swirls around him in the lowlands of Florida.
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”
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Right strategy, wrong candidate?  —  Even a good strategy has to match the candidate  —  WASHINGTON - The hardest thing to do in politics is campaign as someone you aren't.  —  People can spot an imposter from a mile away.  —  The most successful politicians are the ones who embrace …
Discussion: The Swamp and Eunomia
 
 
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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: NewsBusters.org
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
VEEP WATCH: AN INDIANA LAY OVER
Discussion: Open Left
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Ellen Gamerman / Wall Street Journal:
When Voters Lie  —  It's a given that people fib in surveys …
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Where Have You Gone, John?  —  His zesty attacks on corporate greed …
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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