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9:05 PM ET, August 10, 2008


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Nathan Gardels / The Huffington Post:
BRZEZINSKI: RUSSIA'S INVASION OF GEORGIA IS REMINISCENT OF STALIN'S ATTACK ON FINLAND  —  On Sunday I talked with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the elder statesman who was national security  —  advisor to President Jimmy Carter, about the Russian invasion of Georgia.  He long tangled with Soviet power.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
WAR IN GEORGIA: THE OIL ANGLE  —  News reports indicate that Russia may have tried to bomb the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which runs through Georgia.  If so, the bombs missed, and flow of oil through the pipeline was not interrupted.  The BTC pipeline runs from the Caspian Sea …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain prescient on Russia?  —  When violence broke out in the Caucasus on Friday morning, John McCain quickly issued a statement that was far more strident toward the Russians than that of President Bush, Barack Obama and much of the West.  —  But, as Russian warplanes pounded Georgian …
Georgia: Russia demands to be regarded as number one  —  Why has Russia reverted to traditional means of controlling its former satellite states?  At the heart of Vladimir Putin's aggressive nationalism is his firm belief that the power of the West is on the wane, says James Sherr.
Daily Mail:
The Pipeline War: Russian bear goes for West's jugular  —  The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.  —  After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian leaders claimed …
New York Times:
Russian Troops Tighten Hold on Georgia  —  GORI, Georgia — Russian troops that had poured into the disputed territory of South Ossetia moved up to the border with Georgia on Sunday, as the conflict appeared to be developing into the worst clashes between Russia and a foreign military since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Michael J. Totten:   The Explosive Caucasus  —  Just as I'm ready to board a plane …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Clinton told to portray Obama as foreign  —  Mark Penn, the top campaign strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign, advised her to portray Barack Obama as having a “limited” connection “to basic American values and culture,” according to a forthcoming article in The Atlantic.
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Clinton supporters at Democratic meeting fail in bid to end caucus system  —  The party's platform committee sets aside the caucus amendment, saying the rules committee will deal with it.  The new draft party platform is a mixed bag.  —  PITTSBURGH — Hillary Rodham Clinton loyalists tried Saturday …
Jim Morrill / The Charlotte Observer:
87°  —  The rise and fall of John Edwards  —  When veteran Democratic strategist Bob Shrum first met John Edwards in 1997, he saw in the accomplished trial lawyer a raw political talent.  —  “I called my partners and said.  ‘I think I just met a future president of the United States,’” Shrum recalls.
Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Feingold remains a McCain admirer  —  He favors Obama's views but likes GOP candidate  —  Washington - If Republican John McCain needs someone to vouch for his independence, he could easily do worse than Senate colleague Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, a liberal Democrat from a key battleground state.
Discussion: The Jed Report
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   Russ Feingold not making life easy for DNC
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
But He Gave Up Golf  —  US President George W. Bush plays beach volleyball with US beach volleyball player Misty May Treanor during a visit to the US team at Beijing's Chaoyang Park Beach on August 9, 2008.  By Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images.  An even classier pic can be seen here.
Discussion: Althouse
John Ellis / Fresno Bee:
Voters in Valley fleeing the GOP  —  Republican Party rapidly losing its advantage in registration after reaching its peak in 2004.  —  The Republican Party, which overtook Valley Democrats in voter registration totals eight years ago, is losing ground for the first time in at least a decade.
Discussion: D-Day
Mohammed Abbas / Reuters:
Iraq demands “very clear” U.S. troop timeline  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States must provide a “very clear timeline” to withdraw its troops from Iraq as part of an agreement allowing them to stay beyond this year, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Sunday.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Michelle Obama: Headliner opening night  —  Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic candidate for president, will take the leading role at the podium on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.  —  by Mark Silva  —  Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee …
Thomas M. Defrank / NY Daily News:
Chelsea bumps Bubba to introduce Hil  —  WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton wants to be introduced by her daughter Chelsea at the Democratic National Convention, and party insiders say Barack Obama has signed off on the idea, the Daily News has learned.  —  Some Clinton and Obama partisans …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
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Discussion: Commentary and
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Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
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