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4:50 PM ET, August 14, 2008

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Marc Ambinder:
Clinton's Name Likely To Be Placed In Nomination; Agreement Near With Obama Campaign  —  Reports of strife between negotiators for Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama are exaggerated and the two sides are nearing an agreement on how Clinton's delegates will participate …
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Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Payback?  Obama snubs Rangel  —  The Obama campaign is denying House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel a speaking role at this month's Democratic National Convention — a move those close to the powerhouse Harlem congressman view as a spiteful snub.
Steven Stark / Real Clear Politics:
Breaking the Press  —  With the polls continuing to show John …
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Clinton to get roll call at Democratic convention
Discussion: Reuters and NO QUARTER
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton's Name to be Placed in Nomination at Convention
Discussion: Bring It On! and Wake up America
Byron York / The Corner:   The Deal  —  Just in from the Obama and Clinton press offices:
Luke Rosiak / OpenSecrets.org:
Troops Deployed Abroad Give 6:1 to Obama  —  During World War II, soldiers crouching in foxholes penned letters assuring their sweethearts that they'd be home soon.  Now, between firefights in the Iraqi desert, some infantrymen have been sending a different kind of mail stateside …
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Amanda / Think Progress:   U.S. Troops Deployed Abroad Reject McCain's Iraq Plans, Donate 6:1 To Obama
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Anti-Obama Author on 9/11 Conspiracy  —  Among the follow-up efforts to Jerome R. Corsi's “Unfit for Command,” which inspired the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attacks on Senator John Kerry in 2004, is “Obama Nation.”  But the conservative commentator's book about Senator Barack Obama appears …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign Mapping Out Aggressive Counter-Attack Against Swift-Boating
Discussion: The Corner and Talking Points Memo
Marc Ambinder:
How Obama's Campaign Is Confronting Corsi
Byron York / The Corner:
Corsi, Swift Boats, Obama, The Enquirer, and Smears
Seumas Milne / Guardian:
This is a tale of US expansion not Russian aggression  —  It's likely to be a taste of things to come  —  The outcome of six grim days of bloodshed in the Caucasus has triggered an outpouring of the most nauseating hypocrisy from western politicians and their captive media.
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John McCain / Wall Street Journal:
We Are All Georgians  —  For anyone who thought that stark international aggression was a thing of the past, the last week must have come as a startling wake-up call.  After clashes in the Georgian region of South Ossetia, Russia invaded its neighbor, launching attacks that threaten its very existence.
Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Tax Plan  —  Even as Barack Obama proposes fiscally responsible tax reform to strengthen our economy and restore the balance that has been lost in recent years, we hear the familiar protests and distortions from the guardians of the broken status quo.
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James Pethokoukis / US News:   With Polls Close, Obama Blinks on Taxes
Lynn Sweet:
Obama camp said to be leaning towards Biden for vice president.  —  I'm just passing on the latest I'm hearing—that Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) is moving up on the list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).  While Obama's heart may go towards Virginia …
Discussion: Open Left and Bleeding Heartland
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Fox News:
Kristol: Colin Powell Will Endorse Obama
Discussion: News Hounds
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:   Evan Bayh Served on Board with McCain, Kristol, Lieberman, Woolsey, and Scheunemann
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
I See Four Key Battleground States  —  Presidential campaigns ultimately come down to who can win 270 Electoral College votes.  With most states favoring one candidate or the other, this year's contest could come down to a few battleground states.  —  Based on visits this past week …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
Musharraf Is Expected to Resign in Next Few Days  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Faced with desertions by his political supporters and the neutrality of the Pakistani military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, an important ally of the United States, is expected to resign in the next few days rather …
ccrjustice.org:
In Extremely Rare Occurence Court Moves to Rehear Case of Canadian Rendition Victim Maher Arar  —  Court Acted Sua Sponte, Deciding to Revisit June Decision Against Arar Before Being Asked  —  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an extremely rare order that the case …
Rasmussen Reports:
47% Favor Government Mandated Political Balance on Radio, TV  —  Nearly half of Americans (47%) believe the government should require all radio and television stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary, but they draw the line at imposing that same requirement on the Internet.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
After The Cold War  —  I've made this point before, but a reader puts it more succinctly: … No s**t, Sherlock.  One of the good things about having a blog that has published almost daily for almost a decade is that one's own evolution and zig-zags through a period of history are exposed to the glare of day.
Discussion: Swampland
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Against Progressive Platforms  —  It appears that, for some reason, the “netroots” has decided to write a platform.  Maybe we were just too pluralistic a group for some people, and the non-believers in the revolutionary avant-garde needed to be identified and weeded out.
Discussion: MyDD
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Johnny, I hardly knew ye  —  After covering John Edwards — and liking him — for years, what I thought I knew about him was wrong.  But reporters often misjudge candidates.  —  John Edwards at his South Carolina primary night rally in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 26, 2008.
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Cruelty to Little Girls  —  Before the event recedes farther from view, I wanted to say something about the little-girl switcheroo, pulled by the People's Republic of China.  You know: One little seven-year-old, Yang Peiyi, won the competition to sing at the opening ceremony.
 
 
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David Flumenbaum / The Huffington Post:
Scandal of the Ages: Documents Reveal Underage Chinese Gymnast
Ira Teinowitz / TVWeek.com:
Obama Tests Waters With Late-Night Informercial
Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
No Military Option  —  Michael, beyond some largely symbolic gestures …
Discussion: New York Sun
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The Huck effort to block Mitt for veep
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San Diego Union-Tribune:
Chicken challenges Bilbray on debates
Nick Bunkley / New York Times:
Judge Permits Detroit Mayor to Attend Party Convention
Marc Ambinder:
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Discussion: Think Progress
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
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Lauren Kornreich / CNN:
Firefighters union backs Obama
Discussion: TIME.com and Wonkette
Associated Press:
Chef Julia Child, others part of WWII spy network
Rob Kall / The Huffington Post:
Obama's Giving McCain Enough Rope to Hang HImself With Russia Georgia Reaction
Discussion: First Draft
Josh Flory / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
N.C. congressman Shuler, TVA swap land
Amanda / Think Progress:
McCain's gets confused about the conflict in Georgia.
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Hair Samples in Anthrax Case Don't Match
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Conventional Nonsense  —  MAKING THE CASE FOR A PRESS BOYCOTT …
Discussion: The Swamp and FishBowlDC