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8:15 PM ET, August 8, 2008

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ABCNEWS:
Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate  —  In ABC News Interview, Edwards Says He Cheated, but Did Not Father Child  —  John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
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Stephen Spruiell / The Corner:
Nine Months  —  Overheard in the office: “Why would Edwards admit the affair but deny fathering the child?”  —  I'll tell you why: Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with incurable cancer in late March of 2007.  Rielle Hunter's baby was born in late February of 2008.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Edwards admits to affair he denied as candidate  —  WASHINGTON - Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who won nationwide praise and sympathy as he campaigned side by side with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, admitted in shame Friday he had had an affair with a woman who produced videos as he prepared to launch his campaign.
Marc Ambinder:
More On Edwards's Admission  —  ** The interview airs tonight on ABC.  —  ** According to people close to the Edwardses, Elizabeth Edwards has secured a primetime speaking role at the Democratic National Convention; John Edwards, as of this point, does not, and people close to him think he will beg off …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Salon
Ryanteaguebeckwith / Raleigh News & Observer:
John Edwards in 1999  —  What was John Edwards thinking when the National Enquirer story broke?  —  ABC News has not yet aired its interview with the former Democratic presidential candidate, but a celebrated speech by Edwards during the impeachment of Bill Clinton is interesting to re-read.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
CNN:
Edwards admits to extramarital affair  —  (CNN) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted Friday to an extramarital affair.  He denied being the father of the woman's child, as had been alleged in tabloid reports.  —  “In 2006, I made a serious error …
Discussion: National Post and Big Brass Blog
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
ABC News: Edwards admits affair; Update: Enquirer was “95 to 96% accurate,” says Brian Ross; Update: Edwards statement: “I started to believe that I was special”  —  Rielle Hunter is his lover — but the kid is not his son.  Er, daughter: … Stand by for updates.  —  Update: Who forced him to finally 'fess up?
Marc Ambinder:
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
John Edwards Admits To Affair  —  Update: Our money bomb is just under $105,000.  If you can't donate, you can help by lending your name to Accountability Now's efforts to push for a Congressional investigation into the Anthrax attacks.  —  So Edwards did it — not really a surprise …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Post:   John Edwards Admits Affair, Denies Fathering Child
Matt Welch / Reason Magazine:
John Edwards' Two Americas Lady-Friends
Discussion: The Corner
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas lawyer Fred Baron paid Edwards' mistress to relocate
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
He Did Not Have Paternal Relations With That Woman
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards admits he lied about affair
Discussion: The Swamp and Deceiver.com
Digby / Hullabaloo:
The Rulz  —  I realize that everybody gets excited about sex scandals.
Discussion: Democrats.com, Open Left and Daily Kos
New York Times:
Russia Threatens Retaliation After Georgia Says It Fired on Planes  —  MOSCOW — The sharpest fighting since the early 1990s in the disputed Caucasian enclave of South Ossetia threatened to draw Russia and the American-backed former Soviet republic of Georgia into direct military conflict on Friday.
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James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Russia Invades South Ossetia, Georgia Shoots Down Russian Planes
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Guardian
Times of London:
Georgia says Russian tanks mean ‘war’ in South Ossetia
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Nathan Hodge / Danger Room:
Did the U.S. Prep Georgia for War with Russia?
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Amy Sullivan / Time:
An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?  —  It's not easy to make the infamous Willie Horton ad from the 1988 presidential campaign seem benign.  But suggesting that Barack Obama is the Antichrist might just do it.  —  That's just what some outraged Christian supporters of the Democratic nominee …
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Wall Street Journal:
McCain Web Ad Is Accused Of Linking Obama to Antichrist
Discussion: slacktivist
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN'S NEW AD CONTAINS DUBIOUS CLAIMS  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  The McCain campaign has announced it's running yet another TV ad hitting Obama for his “celebrity” and for wanting to raise taxes.  —  The campaign says the ad is being cycled into its buy in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain contrasts celeb Obama with average Americans
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MUST BE GRAND ...  Must be grand to be flying in your private jet …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:   Obama Camp: McCain's Latest Celeb Ad “Is A Lie”
The Politico:
John Edwards' statement  —  In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs.  I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness.
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards' statement  —  Edwards spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri sends …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Edwards' statement  —  Edwards spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri sends …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ryan / Think Progress:
‘Selling Out To Big Oil’ Costs Rep. David Davis His Job  —  Yesterday, Rep. David Davis (R-TN) became the first incumbent Tennessee congressman to “lose in a primary in more than four decades.”  He lost to Johnson City, TN Mayor Phil Roe who accused “Davis of selling out to 'big oil …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Politico
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
GOPer Ousted After Aggressively Championing Offshore Drilling
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Republican Energy Fumble  —  Politics has its puzzling moments.  John McCain and most of the GOP experienced one late last week.  That was when five of their own set about dismantling the best issue Republicans have in the upcoming election.  —  It's taken time, but Sen. McCain and his party …
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Larry Kudlow / The Corner:   The Oil Tax Cut Is Good for Growth, Lower Inflation, and Solving the Credit Crunch
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
More on the Tire Gauge Lie  —  Thinking more about this McCain tire gauge lie, I'm wondering why Barack Obama doesn't just outright call McCain a liar.  All politicians spin, some more agresssively than others, but McCain's claim that Obama's energy policy consists of urging people to inflate …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Tire Gauge Lie
Discussion: The Corner and Time
Washington Post:
Atlantic Scores Internal Clinton Campaign Emails  —  Just when you thought everyone had moved on... former advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are in a tizzy over an upcoming piece in the Atlantic Monthly that chronicles the inner workings of the now-defunct campaign.
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
Suskind to Release CIA Interview Transcripts on ‘Forged’ Document  —  Author Ron Suskind says he will release transcripts of his interviews with a top CIA official that will confirm his story that in 2003 the White House ordered the agency to fabricate a phony document linking Iraq to the Sept. 11 …
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Joe Conason / Salon:
New evidence suggests Ron Suskind is right
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Brian Goldsmith / CBS News:
Evangelical Leader Warns McCain On VP Pick  —  Political Players: Richard Land Says VP Selection Is The “Most Important” Decision Of The Campaign … CBSNews.com: You've not always been the biggest McCain fan.  Has he done a good job in this campaign reaching out to you, and reaching out to the Southern Baptists you represent?
Discussion: The Swamp
Amanda / Think Progress:
Boehner: The American Public Will ‘Hang’ Nancy Pelosi  —  House Republicans are incensed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refuses to cave to their political grandstanding and call Congress back into session.  The GOP has promised to continue pushing for oil drilling until the Democratic convention in late August.
 
 
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Clinton backers want vote
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