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12:10 AM ET, August 13, 2008

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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
Lieberman: Obama Has Not Always Put Country First  —  YORK, Pa. - One of the McCain campaign's new themes, that Senator John McCain has always put his country first, has been seem by some analysts as a subtle suggestion that his opponent, Senator Barack Obama, has not.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OY  —  From the Journal ...  It's genuinely hard to know where to start with this sort of nonsense.  To say that Randy has a conflict of interest misses the point.  And I'd hope that's not the argument the Obama campaign is trying to make.  The point is that Randy was running point …
Star Bulletin:   Some politics, then some fun  —  Obama urges truce in Georgian conflict
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Two Cheers for Russia's Invasion of Georgia  —  The thoughts of a former expert on the former Soviet Union—that would be me, to crib a line from geopolitical guru Thomas Barnett—about the Russian invasion of Georgia:  —  1) It would be great if clarity came cheap.  Sometimes it does, but often it doesn't.
Discussion: Reason Magazine and The Corner
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Peter Wehner / Commentary:
Sullivan's Travels  —  In a post early this morning, Andrew Sullivan concludes with this: … This highlighted statement is an astonishing one.  The clear implication is that what America did in going to war with Iraq is the moral equivalent of what Russia has done to Georgia.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
McCain: Putin wants ‘to restore the old Russian empire’  —  HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (CNN) - John McCain is turning up the heat on Moscow, and accusing Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of wanting to “restore the old Russian empire.”  —  McCain's comments came in an interview …
New York Post:
RUSSIA GOES ROGUE
Discussion: New York Times and EXILED ONLINE
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet  —  We like to keep track of the, er, intriguing sayings of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the Christian Right champion from Minnesota.  But this latest is really out there — Bachmann says we don't need pesky environmentalists …
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Jim Brown / OneNewsNow.com:
GOP floor revolt over inaction continues
Paul Bedard / US News:
Obama Salute Creator Hits Back at Critics  —  At first, Rick Husong was stunned by the overwhelming wave of negative and sometimes crude reactions to his bid revealed in Whispers last week to build a pro-Sen. Barack Obama movement around a hand salute dubbed the Big-O. Among the hundreds …
Michael Goldfarb / John McCain 2008:
Celebrities Fight Back  —  Obama's celebrity friends are bringing their considerable resources to bear in this election, hosting fundraisers at their estates in Geneva, offering advice on Middle East policy, and now threatening this campaign with legal action over our latest ad, “Fan Club.”
Frederick W. Kagan / understandingwar.org:
BACKGROUNDERS: SITUATION REPORT, RUSSO-GEORGIAN CONFLICT  —  Situation Report, Russo-Georgian Conflict  —  • Russia has announced a unilateral ceasefire because its operations have achieved their aims.  —  • Medvedev and Sarkozy have drafted a document that encapsulates …
Discussion: Telegraph and Opinio Juris
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Media Matters for America:
Limbaugh: “Edwards might be attracted to a woman whose mouth did something other than talk”  —  On the August 12 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh said of former Sen. John Edwards' recent disclosure of an extramarital affair: “I've got a theory about the motivations.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
A Tad Short Of 99%  —  Every sex scandal, it seems …
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
McCain ignoring calls to cancel controversial fundraiser  —  Republican presidential candidate John McCain so far is ignoring calls from several watchdog groups to cancel an Atlanta fundraiser promoted by Ralph Reed, a longtime friend and business partner of imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Discussion: Talk To Action
The Barna Group:
Presidential Race Tightens as Faith Voters Rethink  —  Their Preference  —  (Ventura, California) - A new nationwide survey of people's candidate preference conducted by The Barna Group some movement over the past two months, with Sen. Obama maintaining a substantial 43% to 34% lead among …
Discussion: Hot Air
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
An Empty Promise  —  Senator John Kerry was on the phone and the words were coming in a rush.  —  “It's a completely fraudulent argument,” he said.  “It's misleading.  It's snake oil salesmanship of the worst order.”  —  He was talking about the latest smoke screen in the presidential election …
Discussion: Environmental Capital
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ABCNEWS:
Alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda Could Provide ‘Treasure Trove’ of Intelligence  —  Aafia Siddique Had a List of Targets in New York & Chem-Bio Weapons Information in her Possession  —  When she was arrested in Afghanistan last month, Aafia Siddique allegedly had in her possession maps of New York …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Stop The ACLU
On Politics:
Sen. Hagel won't be endorsing a presidential candidate  —  Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican who is one of John McCain's closest friends — but who has been mentioned as a potential running mate for Democrat Barack Obama — is sitting out the presidential contest, according to his spokesman, Jordan Stark.
Martin Wisckol / Orange County Register:
POW mate calls McCain ‘liar’ over ‘turncoat’ charge  —  Retired Marine colonel angered by candidate's statements that he helped enemy while 2 were in Vietnamese prison camp.  —  Recommend  —  Former Orange County Supervisor Edison Miller is lashing out at John McCain …
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Today's Campaign Contest: Count the Young White Women in McCain's Anti-Obama Video  —  How many young white women professing adoration for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, can you count in this anti-Obama web video that the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, was sending out yesterday?
 
 
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See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Obama politicizes military spouses
Mark Barna / Gazette:
VIDEO: Focus pulls video urging prayers for rain on Obama
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
What Is the Future of Suburbia? A Freakonomics Quorum
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Support for Third-Party Candidates Appears Limited Thus Far
Discussion: MyDD and Open Left
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Mark Penn's Playbook for McCain
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Olympic ceremony singer was fake
Ken Fireman / Bloomberg:
Stevens Charges Leave Alaska Republicans in Meltdown
Keating Holland / CNN:
Will Clinton's name go into nomination? Stay tuned
Discussion: Washington Wire and Spin Cycle
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Supports Tax Breaks For Oil Industry — But Not For Wind Power
Andy Sullivan / Reuters:
Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal
Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
Did Obama Actually Register for Selective Service?
Discussion: pandagon.net
Michael Goldfarb / John McCain 2008:
Russia Complies With The One  —  On Fox this morning …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Christianist Watch  —  James Dobson's outfit urges his followers …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
This is only one of John McCain's 8 or 9 (or 10) houses
James Fallows:
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