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12:15 AM ET, August 10, 2008


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Bonnie Fuller / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Edwards Drank Her Husband's Kool-Aid And Became His “Ambition Enabler”  —  Here's why Elizabeth was willing to believe her husband could cheat and STILL run for president  —  It's easy to understand why John Edwards first felt he was entitled to cheat on his wife and family …
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
Edwards furious with ABC News  —  John Edwards' ludicrous denials of an extramarital affair crumbled on Friday when ABC News applied enough pressure to get Edwards to agree to an interview - and an admission - finally giving the story first reported in the National Enquirer legitimacy in the eyes of the mainstream media.
Mistress' Family Challenges Edwards to Take DNA Test  —  Sister of Other Woman in Edwards Affair: ‘Stop Bad-Mouthing My Sister’  —  The family of John Edwards' former mistress, Rielle Hunter, is challenging the former senator to take a DNA paternity test after his claim that he did not father Hunter's 6-months-old child.
The Huffington Post:
John Edwards' False Assertion During The ABC Interview  —  John Edwards made a false assertion about the nature of his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter during an interview with ABC on Friday night.  —  Asked by correspondent Bob Woodruff to detail the beginnings of his romantic relationship …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Keeping It Rielle  —  John Edwards's confession was a little bit breathtaking.  —  Not the sex stuff.  That happens here all the time.  —  And certainly not covering up the sex stuff.  That happens here all the time, too.  First people uncover; then they cover up.
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Candidates' Reactions to Georgia Conflict Offer Hints at Style on Foreign Affairs  —  LAS VEGAS — When Russian troops rolled into South Ossetia on Friday, Senator John McCain's response was immediate and tough.  —  Russia had crossed “an internationally recognized border into the sovereign territory …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Ben Smith / The Politico:
‘Invasion of Georgia’—a ‘3 a.m. moment’  —  When the North Caucasus slid into war Thursday night, it presented Senators John McCain and Barack Obama with a true “3 a.m. moment,” and their responses to the crisis suggested dramatic differences in how each candidate, as president, would lead America in moments of international crisis.
Elise Labott / CNN:
U.S. official: Russia's attack on Georgia is ‘disproportionate’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Russia's use of strategic bombers and ballistic missiles against Georgia's civilians outside of the South Ossetian conflict is “far disproportionate” to Georgia's alleged attack on Russian peacekeepers, a senior U.S. official said Saturday.
New York Times:
1,500 Reported Killed in Georgia Battle
Charles Ganske / Russia Blog:
War in Georgia: Yawns and Kneejerks in America
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Eunomia
The New European / Transatlantic Politics:
Russia crushes Georgia and Europe's hopes for energy independence
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Kosovo and South Ossetia
Gallup Daily: Obama 47%, McCain 42%  —  Preferences have been stable last few days  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update finds Barack Obama with a 47% to 42% lead over John McCain, when registered voters are asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today.
Freddie Wilkinson / The Huffington Post:
K2: What The Mainstream Media Isn't Reporting  —  The media frenzy surrounding the recent tragedies on K2 climaxed on Wednesday with a front page article in the New York Times.  Though disjointed, the article did sketch out the rough facts that by now have been widely reported in the mainstream news.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
The surge is working?  Hardly.  —  A Guardian journalist returns home to Iraq to find that far from what we hear in the US, the surge has produced nothing approaching normalcy or peace, but rather ghettos seething with violence, with nothing but makeshift walls dividing the increasingly hostile warring factions.
Brooks Jackson / Newsweek:
More Tax Deceptions  —  McCain misrepresents Obama's tax proposals again.  And again, and again.  —  McCain released three new ads with multiple false and misleading claims about Obama's tax proposals.  —  A TV spot claims Obama once voted for a tax increase “on people making just $42,000 a year.”
Discussion: Macsmind
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
No Olympic holiday for McCain's presidential bid  —  LAS VEGAS - John McCain doesn't begrudge Democratic rival Barack Obama his weeklong holiday in Hawaii.  In fact, the GOP presidential hopeful says he could use a little rest himself.  —  Speaking Friday to reporters aboard his campaign plane …
Discussion: and The Jed Report
New York Times:
In Loose Style, McCain Leads a Camp Divided  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain is so quick to pick up his gold-colored cellphone to solicit advice — from senators, campaign consultants, even the stray former deputy press secretary — that aides, concerned about his tendency to adopt …
Discussion: RADAMISTO and
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Clinton T-Shirts Are Off, Obama's On  —  Isaac Baker, who was Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's communications director in Ohio, has stashed away the Hillary T-shirts and the campaign's taunting “Meet Me in Ohio” sign.  Mr. Baker did end up meeting Senator Barack Obama in the Buckeye State as the sign urged …
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