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9:30 PM ET, August 14, 2008

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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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Troops stationed abroad donating to Obama by six to one margin  —  Via Cuffy Meigs, who's wondering what the plural of anecdote is.  The left will happily run this up the flagpole, just as Ron Paul's supporters did last year, despite the fact there are so many variables in play …
Media Matters for America:
Despite “all my apologies” for bigoted comments, Corsi reportedly scheduled to appear on “pro-White” radio show  —  In an appearance on the August 13 edition of CNN's Larry King Live, after Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Paul Waldman noted that Jerome Corsi, author of The Obama Nation …
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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 …
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Fighting the Last War  —  Doesn't it seem like Obama and his supporters in the press are over-learning the Swift Boat lesson with their reaction to the Corsi book?  Kerry's original instinct in 2004 was to ignore the attack so as not to draw more attention to it.
Discussion: The Politico and The New Republic
Marc Ambinder:
How Obama's Campaign Is Confronting Corsi  —  Barack Obama's campaign hasn't said much publicly about Jerome Corsi's 2008 polemic against Barack Obama, but don't think for a minute that his aides aren't paying attention, and don't confuse the relative silence for a lack of action.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign Mapping Out Aggressive Counter-Attack Against Swift-Boating
Discussion: The Corner and Talking Points Memo
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
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
“A Plan to Put Hard-Working Americans First”
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Steven Stark / Real Clear Politics:
Breaking the Press  —  With the polls continuing to show John …
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton's Name Likely To Be Placed In Nomination; Agreement Near With Obama Campaign
Associated Press:   Clinton to get roll call at Democratic convention
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 …
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Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:   Evan Bayh Served on Board with McCain, Kristol, Lieberman, Woolsey, and Scheunemann
Hindrocket / Power Line:
GIVE THIS WOMAN A PURPLE HEART  —  Later on I intend to comment on today's events in Georgia and the region, but for now, check out this video of a Georgian television reporter named Tamara Urushadze.  She was reporting from Gori when she was shot, apparently by a sniper.
Discussion: Hot Air and Wake up America
Washington Wire:
Phil Gramm Attends McCain Campaign Briefing  —  Laura Meckler reports from Aspen, Colo., on the presidential race.  —  Ousted John McCain campaign co-chairman Phil Gramm is back with the campaign's top advisers this weekend, as the campaign gathers top supporters for a series of briefings in scenic Aspen, Colo.
Austin Bay Blog:
Up the Ante Diplomacy: US and Poland go for Euro-Anti-Missile  —  This via AP: … Nice AP lede, great comment by PM Tusk.  The Russian invasion of Georgia made “crossing the Rubicon” very politically palatable.  Made is easy for the US to provide Patriots.  —  The VOA report says:
Discussion: Hot Air and FP Passport
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Associated Press:   US, Poland agree to anti-missile defense deal
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
U.S. and Poland sign missile shield deal
The Huffington Post:
Jackson Browne Sues GOP And McCain Campaign  —  Singer, songwriter, liberal activist and now John McCain scourge Jackson Browne filed a lawsuit today against the presumptive GOP nominee and the Republican Party for failing to obtain a license to use one of his songs in a television commercial.
David Flumenbaum / The Huffington Post:
Scandal of the Ages: Documents Reveal Underage Chinese Gymnast  —  What began as whispers among the media and gymnastics insiders weeks ago about the ages of three of China's female Olympic gymnasts — Jiang Yuyuan, Yang Yilin and He Kexin — has grown into ear-shattering, head-hurting shouts.
Ryan / Think Progress:
Rep. Sali: There ‘Could Be Up To Forty Barrels Of Oil In A Single Tree’  —  Rep. Bill Sali (R-ID), who is participating in the GOP's ongoing “Drill Now” energy stunt, has a unique idea about how to bring down gas prices: extracting oil from trees.  In a meeting in his Capitol Hill office …
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.
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Anatomy of a smear  —  Anyone looking for a good reason why the mainstream media took so long to get onboard with the tabloid-sourced news about John Edwards' affair need only look to a story that ran this week about Barack Obama and actor George Clooney.  —  According to the story …
Washington Post:
Russians Say Separatist Enclaves Will Not Revert to Georgia  —  Russian officials said Thursday that the Georgian government will not regain control over two breakaway provinces that are at the center of a week-long military conflict, as the Kremlin issued an uncompromising response to U.S …
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John McCain / Wall Street Journal:
We Are All Georgians  —  For anyone who thought that stark …
 
 
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WHERE TO DRILL FIRST  —  Those who favor outsourcing …
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No Military Option  —  Michael, beyond some largely symbolic gestures …
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Rob Stein / Washington Post:
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ccrjustice.org:
In Extremely Rare Occurence Court Moves to Rehear Case of Canadian …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
After The Cold War  —  I've made this point before, but a reader puts it more succinctly:
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Hair Samples in Anthrax Case Don't Match
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