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6:40 PM ET, August 20, 2008

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Plain Dealer / Cleveland's Top Story …:
Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died, sources say  —  U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died after suffering a brain aneurysm, said sources familiar with the situation.  —  She was removed from life support at 12:19 p.m. at Huron Road Hospital, the sources said.
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Caucus
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CNN:
Ohio congresswoman Tubbs Jones hospitalized  —  (CNN) — Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio — a Democratic superdelegate and one of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters — was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after suffering an aneurysm, the hospital said.
CBS News:
Report: Rep. Tubbs Jones On Life Support  —  Congresswoman From Cleveland Hospitalized After Suffering Aneurysm  —  (CBS) This story was written by CBS News reporter Ryan Corsaro.  —  Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, is reported to have suffered an aneurysm and is not expected to recover …
Discussion: Think Progress and Balloon Juice
Clinton Supporter / CNN:
Doctor: Congresswoman remains in critical condition
Discussion: The Swamp and Talking Points Memo
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Rep. Tubbs Jones In Critical Condition
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Confusion Over Tubbs Jones's Condition
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Poll shows McCain in 5-point lead over Obama  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Obama's Ads in Key States Go on Attack  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama has started a sustained and hard-hitting advertising campaign against Senator John McCain in states that will be vital this fall, painting Mr. McCain in a series of commercials as disconnected from the economic struggles of the middle class.
Marc Ambinder:
On Those National Polls  —  The Obama campaign has two disadvantages when it comes to spinning reporters about poll numbers.  —  One is an us-versus-the-establishment mentality that has, at times, served to protect the campaign from the ill-winds of fashionable opinion: last summer, the national press all but wrote Obama's obituary.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Obama campaign set to release TV ad linking McCain, Reed
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Washington Wire:
WSJ/NBC News Poll: McCain Running a Negative Campaign
Discussion: Associated Press
Existenz / Old Man McCain:
Rare Video: Barack Obama Circa 1995  —  Curious to see what Barack Obama was like before he got into politics?  —  This rare TV interview from 1995 will give you some insight.  One thing is clear - the guy is consistent.  He's been talking about post-racial, non-polarized politics for over a decade now.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Donklephant
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Obama In 1995  —  A blogger has dug up an interesting television …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Nick Pisa / Telegraph:
Barack Obama's ‘lost’ brother found in Kenya  —  Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed.  —  The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut …
Borys Krawczeniuk / The Times-Tribune:
Local Clinton backers, McCain adviser meet  —  A brother of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and local Democrats who backed her unsuccessful presidential campaign socialized privately Monday with a top surrogate of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain.
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Ken Whitehouse / Nashville Post:
Obama team to hold ‘major’ event Saturday in Bayh's Indiana  —  Campaign team gathering for possible veep announcement  —  NashvillePost.com has learned that senior campaign officials from the Barack Obama Presidential campaign are being dispatched from various locations around the country …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
FREE ADVICE, WORTH EVERY PENNY  —  Don't ever demand someone stop attacking you.  Doesn't work.  Don't do it.  Sounds weak.  Sounds pathetic.  And a lot else.  —  Look at John McCain attacking my patriotism.  It's sad what he's become.  He'll do anything to get elected.  Attack my patriotism.
Discussion: Open Left and Corrente
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain On Reinstituting A Military Draft: 'I Don't Disagree'  —  Today at a townhall meeting, an audience member praised Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for his vow to “follow bin Laden to the gates of hell.”  After a long question about veterans' care, the questioner said she believed we needed …
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National Enquirer:
JOHN EDWARDS BLOCKBUSTER NEW EXPOSE!  —  The NATIONAL ENQUIRER's exclusive ongoing investigation uncovers shocking new revelations about The John Edwards Scandal!  —  The day prior to Edwards bombshell admission to an affair on ABC's Nightline, Rielle Hunter and her 6 month old daughter …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Risk of the Zinger  —  It was February 2006 in Munich, and John McCain's eyes were flashing with the mischievous spark that comes when he's about to fire a verbal rocket.  “I've got a zinger coming,” he told me, referring to a speech on Russia he would give a few hours later at the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy.
Discussion: The RBC
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
What Did We Expect?
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Obama Adviser Offers Some Advice to Damascus  —  Daniel Kurtzer Says Israel-Syria Negotiations Should Be Moved Along  —  WASHINGTON — The next president, whether Republican or Democrat, will make a Syrian-Israeli peace agreement a priority only if the two sides, meeting now in Turkey …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama Looking to Diminish Superdelegates  —  Barack Obama's campaign will call next week for the creation of a new commission to revise the rules for selecting a presidential nominee in 2012 with a goal of reducing the power of superdelegates, whose role became a major point of contention during …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Two Women Sentenced to ‘Re-education’ in China  —  BEIJING — Two elderly Chinese women have been sentenced to a year of “re-education through labor” after they repeatedly sought a permit to demonstrate in one of the official Olympic protest areas, according to family members and human rights advocates.
Discussion: Commentary
 
 
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Matt / Think Progress:
Romney: McCain Doesn't Speak For McCain When He Suggests Renegotiating …
Krooney / TIME.com:
Obama's Rice, Clarke Drill McCain Over and Over
Glenn Thrush / The Crypt's Blogs:
Clinton creates ‘whip team’ to quell anti-Obama protests
Discussion: TIME.com
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Shopping for Snacks, Dodging V.P. Questions
Discussion: TIME.com
Bill Plaschke / Los Angeles Times:
A son of illegal immigrants, U.S. wrestler hoists his flag
Los Angeles Times:
Russian general: ‘We are not pulling out’ of Georgia
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Cutting off the JTA
Glenn McCoy / Slate:
Meet Glenn McCoy
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
How Obama Reconciles Dueling Views on Economy
Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
Endangered Documents Act
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Fun (or Agony) with Pronunciation
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Yglesias Award Nominee
gqrr.com:
New Poll Suggets Public is Hungry for New Vision of Patriotism
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Townhall.com:
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver on his book Render Unto Caesar …
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