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8:30 AM ET, August 25, 2008

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The Politico:
Exclusive: Obama- Clinton feud reignites  —  DENVER — As Democrats arrived here Sunday for a convention intended to promote party unity, mistrust and resentments continued to boil among top associates of presumptive nominee Barack Obama and his defeated rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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CNN:
CNN poll: Post-Biden poll shows dead heat  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — It's a dead heat in the race for the White House.  The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator …
William Kristol / New York Times:
A Joe of His Own?  —  The anguished cries of Hillary supporters pierced the midday calm here on Saturday, as Barack Obama confirmed that his vice presidential choice was not Clinton, who got about 18 million votes this year running against him, but rather Joe Biden, who gained the support …
Discussion: Firedoglake, TPMCafe and TBogg
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Camp Pressed Hard For a Slot on the Ticket  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate reached a pivotal point in a secret meeting on the night of Aug. 6.  Sen. Biden was whisked into a Minneapolis hotel room through …
Discussion: TIME.com
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Praise of McCain could haunt Biden  —  Within three hours of the announcement that Joe Biden would be Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate, their Republican rival John McCain was up with a striking ad highlighting Biden's praise for McCain.  —  And there's plenty more where that came from.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Experience Is Double-Edged Sword for The Ticket  —  A week after a young state senator named Barack Obama stood in Chicago's Daley Plaza and denounced the move toward a “dumb war,” Joseph R. Biden Jr. took to the well of the U.S. Senate to make a much more nuanced argument …
Discussion: Commentary
MSNBC:
Aug. 24: Caroline Kennedy, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), political roundtable  —  MR. TOM BROKAW: Our issues this Sunday: Obama chooses his running mate.  —  SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): With Joe Biden at my side, I am confident we can take this country in a new direction.
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
The Democrats Field a Liberal Dream Team
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan and Angry Bear
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Transcript: Tim Kaine and Bill Ritter on ‘FOX News Sunday’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Maybe Biden was angry in the debate?
Discussion: Power Line
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
More on the Clinton Controversy (Sigh)
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Political Punch
James F. Smith / Boston Globe:
Kennedy plans to address DNC  —  In a development that is sure to bring the house down, US Senator Edward M. Kennedy is expected to attend the Democratic National Convention, most likely to deliver a speech tomorrow night.  —  Kennedy is battling brain cancer, and his doctors are said to be worried …
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CNN:
Clinton to release her delegates to Obama  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton likely will release her delegates to Sen. Barack Obama, a Democratic official said Sunday, the eve of the Democratic National Convention.  —  Also Sunday, the Democratic Party decided delegates …
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:   Clinton expected to release delegates Wednesday
MSNBC:
Kennedy may speak at convention
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Rendell: Obama coverage was embarrassing  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon's Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC's Tom Brokaw, ABC's George Stephanopoulous and CBS's Bob Schieffer …
New York Times:
Obama Aides Defend Bank's Pay to Biden Son  —  During the years that Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. was helping the credit card industry win passage of a law making it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy protection, his son had a consulting agreement that lasted five years …
Discussion: The Corner and Betsy's Page
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Blacks Debate Civil Rights Risk in Obama's Rise  —  WASHINGTON — On the night that Senator Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for president, Roderick J. Harrison plans to pop open a bottle of Champagne and sit riveted before the television with his wife and 12-year-old son.
Maggie Hendricks / Yahoo! Sports:
Openly gay diver wins gold  —  Diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete in the Beijing Olympics, won gold in the 10m platform.  He beat Chinese favorite Zhou Luxin by 4.8 points, preventing China from sweeping gold in diving events.  Mitcham is the first Aussie to win diving gold since 1924 …
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Amanda / Think Progress:   NBC Censors Sexual Orientation Of Openly Gay Gold Medalist Diver
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The POW card, cont'd  —  First Read quotes unnamed McCain aides suggesting that McCain's prisoner of war experience may become his first response to the attack on his having lost track of his real estate holdings — a non-sequitur, perhaps, but emotionally powerful.
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
SOME MCCAIN CAMP INSIGHTS...
 
 
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