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9:40 AM ET, August 24, 2008

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William Kristol / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Democrats' Glass Ceiling  —  So Hillary Clinton gets about 18 million votes in 2008, and isn't even considered for—she apparently isn't even given the courtesy of being consulted—the vice presidential pick.  Joe Biden manages to persuade a few thousand (if that) Iowans to support him.
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain Tries to Rile Up Clinton Voters Against Obama  —  SEDONA, Ariz. — A new television ad by Sen. John McCain aims to tap into anger at Sen. Barack Obama among the legions of Hillary Clinton supporters by suggesting that the Democratic nominee dissed his one-time rival.
Washington Wire:
New McCain Ad Uses Clinton Attacks  —  Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race in Springfield, Ill.  —  No sooner had Barack Obama publicly announced his new running mate had John McCain's campaign produced an attack ad asking: Why not Hillary?  —  “Passed Over” will hit the airwaves at (you guessed it) 3 a.m. Sunday.
Rasmussen Reports:
39% Say Biden the Right Choice, Women Less Enthusiastic  —  On the day that Barack Obama announced Joe Biden as his running mate, 39% of voters said he made the right choice.  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 25% disagreed and another 35% are not sure.
Discussion: Don Surber
CNN:
Some in Clinton circle ‘outraged’  —  (CNN) — Evan as Hillary Clinton praised the newly-minted Democratic presidential ticket Saturday, some in her circle are furious Barack Obama did not appear to give the New York Democrat serious consideration for the No. 2 spot, or even ask for her consultation on the matter.
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Misspeaks, Calls Biden ‘The Next President’; Biden Calls Obama ‘Barack America’  —  ABC News' Sara Just reports: Journalists who were awake until the wee hours waiting for confirmation that Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., was indeed Barack Obama's running mate, cannot be blamed if their hearing is a little fuzzy today.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Biden got Obama call during root canal  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - Joe Biden got the call from Barack Obama while undergoing a root canal.  —  As he sat in a dental chair Thursday, Biden received word that Obama was on the line and interrupted the procedure …
Amanda Scott / Barack Obama:
Obama and Biden in Springfield, IL: “With Joe Biden At My Side”  —  Barack and Joe Biden just finished the Springfield event.  Over 35,000 people gathered for Barack's Vice President announcement speech.  —  Here is part of his speech...  Watch the speech below...  Read Barack's full remarks, as prepared for delivery...
Lynn Sweet:
The launch of the Obama-Biden ticket in Springfield.  Obama speech text.
Discussion: Undiplomatic and TRAIL BLAZERS
Reuters:
VP choice Biden unpopular in Iraq for autonomy plan
Discussion: TigerHawk
Washington Post:   Biden Is Obama's Pick for VP
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Finding the Mess Behind the Mess  —  A BURSTING real estate bubble set off the Japanese recession of the 1990s, which deepened as ailing banks languished.  It took Japan's economy more than a decade to resume steady, noticeable growth.  —  Will this happen to the United States?
Washington Post:
Support for Each Candidate Holds Steady  —  Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are locked in a highly competitive race for the White House, with voters giving McCain a clear edge as a potential commander in chief but Obama a sizable advantage on economic issues …
David Harsanyi / David Harsanyi's Blog:
Biden on Haditha  —  In June 2006, straight-talking Joe Biden went on Meet the Press and demanded accountability from the administration for the so-called Haditha massacre.  Biden spoke about the incident as if the accused marines were guilty (before a trial) and called on the administration to proceed …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Some Comic Relief And A Real Problem  —  Share This: Digg!  —  Provided by Frank Rich: … Of course, Rich is so for Obama, that he hurts him like this: … Relatedly, Todd Beeton provides an interesting anecdote from Denver: … It is this arrogance that could sink Obama's campaign.
Discussion: New York Times
 
 
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Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
The Chosen Obama Narrative
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
ACTION: Tell AP To Remove Ron Fournier From the Presidential Beat
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Flashback: The obligatory “I think I probably have a much higher IQ …
Chicago Sun Times:
U. of C. shunning poor patients?
Monique Morrisey / epi.org:
Social Security — government report shows that program is healthy …
Peter Wehner / The Corner:
Obama-Biden 2008  —  I have now watched and read Senator Biden's speech …
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
A Democratic Leader on Foreign Policy, in Iraq and the Balkans
Discussion: The Swamp
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
McCain Counters With...  Romney, of course.  The same factors …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
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