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7:45 PM ET, August 19, 2008

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Howard Fineman / MSNBC:
Biden the clear frontrunner for Veep  —  Foreign Relations Committee chairman has globe-trotting credentials  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - I've recently spoken with two of the finalists for the role of Barack Obama's running-mate, and to two other sources who are close to the process.
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Biden on Obama's VP Pick: 'I'm Not The Guy'  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf and Jennifer Parker report: As Delaware Sen. Joe Biden was leaving his house in Wilmington this afternoon, he slowed down and said to the gathered news reporters outside his home: “Hey guys, I'm not the guy.  See ya.”
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
BIDEN: 'I'M NOT THE GUY'  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli  —  As Delaware Sen. Joe Biden left his home a few minutes ago, golf clubs in tow, he was asked where he was going to be on Saturday.  —  Biden replied, “Here” and pointed down to his driveway.  —  As he pulled out of the driveway …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama gives a shout out to his VP?
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Biden: “I'm Not The Guy”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Biden '88 as McCain '08  —  A classic Joe Biden ad from 1988 …
Discussion: The Swamp
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Do Voters Like Joe Biden?
Bill Carter / TV Decoder:
Rachel Maddow to Replace Dan Abrams on MSNBC  —  Rachel Maddow, shown filling in for Keith Olbermann on “Countdown” last month.  Ms. Maddow will host the 9 p.m. hour beginning Sept. 8.  (Ress Greenberg/ New York Times)  —  Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election …
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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
VP Alert  —  NR has learned that the McCain campaign has been calling key state GOP officials around the country the last couple of days and sounding them out about the consequences of a pro-choice VP pick.  The campaign is asking about the reaction of conservative grass-roots activists …
Fox News:
RNC: McCain Won't Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate  —  As speculation grows around who John McCain will select as his vice presidential running mate next week, Republican National Committee officials said Tuesday that McCain is no longer considering former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Tom Ridge Ruse: CEO Meg Whitman as Veep?
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Corner
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Solzhenitsyn Biographer: Cross-In-Dirt Gulag Story Never Happened  —  There's been a ton of buzz on the web for the last day or so — beginning with this Daily Kos diary — suggesting that John McCain patterned his story about a Vietamese captor drawing a cross in the dirt before him on a similar episode …
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Byron York / The Corner:
More Cross-In-The-Dirt News  —  There appears to be a growing consensus in the pro-Obama blogosphere that John McCain didn't steal the cross-in-the-dirt story from Alexander Solzhenitsyn.  Instead, he stole it from Charles Colson's 1983 book, Loving God.  So a few minutes ago I asked Mark Salter …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
TheFounder / Tribble Ad Agency:
Barack Obama chooses Kathleen Sebelius for Vice President  —  We have a credible lead that Barack Obama will be announcing Kathleen Sebelius for Vice President / VP.  —  Our sources work within an ad agency that is hired by the Obama campaign, and have noted that the vast majority …
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John F. Harris / The Politico:   Nader predicts Obama to pick Clinton
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Don Frederick / Top of the Ticket:
Experience a key John McCain advantage in new L.A. Times/Bloomberg poll
Discussion: Hot Air and The Swamp
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama (and VP pick?) to start in Illinois
Discussion: TalkLeft and Top of the Ticket
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Education of McCain  —  On Tuesdays, Senate Republicans hold a weekly policy lunch.  The party leaders often hand out a Message of the Week that the senators are supposed to repeat at every opportunity.  Sometimes there will be a pollster offering data that supposedly demonstrates …
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
McCAIN'S CHOICE....David Brooks writes today that John McCain tried …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Inverted optics: DNCC wraps Obama in upside-down flag; A familiar look?  —  Maybe the DNCC has kept track of the polling this summer and figures the Democratic nominee is officially in distress.  That's the only explanation for a silly gaffe by the convention committee for the graphics …
New York Times:
Taliban Forces Kill 10 French Soldiers and Raid U.S. Base  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting, one a complex attack with multiple suicide bombers on an American military base on Monday night, and another by some 100 insurgents …
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David Gergen / CNN:
Is the tide turning?  —  CNN Senior Political Analyst  —  Heading into the candidates' appearances on Saturday night at Saddleback Church, the conventional wisdom in politics was Barack Obama should have a clear upper hand in any joint appearance with John McCain — one the young, eloquent …
CNN:
Gore to speak on Democratic convention's final night  —  (CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore has accepted a speaking role on the final night of the Democratic convention, appearing on the same stage that Barack Obama will officially receive the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, three sources tell CNN.
Discussion: TIME.com
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Kenneth F / CNN:   Gore to speak at convention Thursday
Jack Cafferty / CNN:
Commentary: Is McCain another George W. Bush?  —  Editor's Note: Jack Cafferty is the author of the best-seller “It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America.”  He provides commentary on CNN's “The Situation Room” daily from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. You can also visit Jack's Cafferty File blog.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Hysteria-Based Foreign Policy  —  Matt Welch has an excellent little reason article putting John McCain's heated Georgia rhetoric in the context of McCain's larger record of overreacting to every international event.  He wasn't just worried by North Korea's nuclear program in 1994 …
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
STARTING GATE  —  There's been a lot of chatter about the state …
Discussion: American Spectator
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
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Washington Wire:
Obama Catches a Cold
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Veterans Solidly Back McCain
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
University won't open Obama-related records now
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 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Lieberman aides collecting info on their man
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. mayor passed over for speaking role at Democratic convention
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Once Upon a Time  —  I was watching the old pre-9/11 Three Kings …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rick Warren admits McCain was late for Forum and then says we'r …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Speaking To Veterans, Obama Directly Takes On McCain's Attacks On His Patriotism
Jonathan S. Landay / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Rice warns Moscow about its bomber runs off Alaska
Discussion: Salon and Think Progress
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
It's Rudy  —  So many e-mailers this morning are predicting …
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama veep announcement expected in coming days