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10:55 PM ET, August 16, 2008

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General Wesley Clark / WesPAC:
General Wesley Clark on CNN's Situation Room  —  August 15.  2008  —  Transcript by Reg NYC  —  Tom Foreman: The Soviet Union is long gone, but now there is a Cold War chill between the U.S. and Russia.  With Russian tanks in Georgia and new threats over a U.S. missile shield in Poland things could suddenly get very hot, maybe.
Discussion: TalkLeft and European Tribune
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
Memo From a Poison Penn  —  Say you find yourself seated on the train behind two white supremacists who are beside themselves over the possibility that Barack Obama could become America's first black president.  —  They are so fired up, they fail to notice you.
Discussion: TPMCafe
Burt Hubbard / Rocky Mountain News:
Colorado turns purple in polls  —  Electorate's great divide is by age and geography  —  A political battle for the ages may become a battle of the ages.  —  Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are neck-and-neck in Colorado, solidifying the state as a key …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The New Republic
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama nearly doubles McCain haul  —  Barack Obama raised $51 million in July, nearly twice as much as John McCain.  —  McCain revealed Friday that he raised $27 million last month, his best month of the campaign.  —  The summer surge pushed Obama over the $400 million mark for what he's raised …
Discussion: New York Times
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Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Obama Raised $51 Million in July
Discussion: Don Surber, pandagon.net and TIME.com
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:   Obama's July fundraising bodes well for fall race
Ed Hornick / CNN:
McCain and Obama on the spot at Warren's forum  —  LAKE FOREST, California (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday that the country's — and his — greatest moral failure has been selfishness.  —  “We still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew — whatever you do to the least of my brothers ... you do to me,” Obama said.
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Response to 9/11 Offers Outline of a McCain Doctrine  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain arrived late at his Senate office on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  “This is war,” he murmured to his aides.  The sound of scrambling fighter planes rattled …
Discussion: Think Progress
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Allies Ask Obama to Make ‘Hope’ More Specific  —  As Senator Barack Obama prepares to accept the Democratic presidential nomination next week, party leaders in battleground states say the fight ahead against Senator John McCain looks tougher than they imagined, with Mr. Obama vulnerable …
Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
Obama's Massive Headfake: Hillary for VP?  —  The reasons to think Hillary Clinton will not the Democratic VP nominee are myriad.  Among them:  — Clinton's camp says she is not being vetted  — VoteBoth, a Clinton-for-VP project by two former Clinton operatives, has shut down, proclaiming Clinton's VP chances nonexistent
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Saddleback - McCain  —  9.57 pm.  McCain's evolution into a candidate who knows how to stroke the Christianist base is somewhat impressive.  It was a little canned at times, but it will work with evangelicals.  All in all, this struck me as pretty much a draw.
Discussion: American Spectator
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Cold Friends, Wrapped in Mink and Medals  —  Writing in The Financial Times last week, Chrystia Freeland recalled Francis Fukuyama's 1989 essay “The End of History?,” which trumpeted the definitive triumph of liberal democracy.  The great nightmare tyrannies of last century — the Evil Empire …
Discussion: The New Republic
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Manhunt backlash  —  The executives of a gay sex site are apparently more concerned about the perception that they're associated with John McCain than McCain is about the association with them.  —  The chairman of the board of Manhunt, the Cambrige-based hook-up site, was forced to resign after reports that he gave $2,300 to McCain.
Kevin Vaughan / Rocky Mountain News:
Ticket give-away creates suspicion  —  As the Barack Obama campaign begins doling out tickets today to his historic Invesco Field speech, some of those who missed out are questioning whether the system really was first-come, first-served.  —  Several of them said they were upset …
 
 
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
BOUNDARY ISSUES
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