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6:20 AM ET, August 26, 2008

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Brian Maass / CBS4Denver:
Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point  —  DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver.  All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.
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Rocky Mountain News:
Police investigate possible plot to kill Obama  —  Authorities are investigating a possible threat against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.  —  Aurora police arrested a longtime drug user Sunday afternoon during a routine traffic stop where the man was seen “weaving,” sources said.
Felisa Cardona / Denver Post:
Possible Obama connection in gun arrest  —  Federal authorities have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon amid reports that a fortunate traffic stop by Aurora Police may have disrupted an assassination attempt against Barack Obama.  —  KUSA-TV is reporting that two men …
Ernest Luning / The Colorado Independent:
Police probe possible plot to kill Obama; two arrested, one with sniper rifle  —  CBS4's Brian Maas reports police are holding two men who could be involved in a plot to assassinate Barack Obama :  —  Mug shot of Tharin Gartrell, one of two men suspected of an assassination plot against Sen. Barack Obama.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:   Police schedule press conference amid report of Obama assassination plot
Patrick Healy / New York Times:   A Possible Plot Against Obama
KUSA-TV:
3 arrested after alleged threats to kill Obama
Discussion: Wonkette
Theresa Cook / Political Radar:   Authorities Probe Possible Obama Threat
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Obama Responds On Ayers  —  Obama has an ad up “responding” to the criticism of his relationship with Bill Ayers.  Left unanswered:  —  1. Why has he been covering this up before now?  —  Obama's campaign manager David Axelrod told The Politico in February that
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
The Biggest Goof Yet  —  The conservative blogosphere is agog: what was Barack Obama thinking?  He took a story largely confined to the internet, (only briefly raised in the primary) about Obama's connection to former terrorist Bill Ayers, put it in his own ad, and then filed a claim trying …
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama seeks to silence ad tying him to 60s radical
New York Times:
Michelle Obama's Remarks at the Democratic Convention  —  The following is the text of the remarks by Michelle Obama, the wife of Senator Barack Obama, on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.  —  As you might imagine, for Barack …
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Associated Press:
Cindy McCain to visit distressed Georgia
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Carter won't speak at Dem convention
Discussion: Political Radar, The Swamp and Hot Air
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain and Jay Leno Joke About His Age
Little Green Footballs:
Zombie Update: Riot in Denver City Center  —  Just received via text from Zombie: … UPDATE at 8/25/08 6:54:17 pm:  —  Received at 6:50 pm PST: … UPDATE at 8/25/08 7:01:15 pm:  —  A web camera at the Civic Center: Livecam - The Denver Post.  —  UPDATE at 8/25/08 7:21:33 pm:
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Elpresidente / Peoples Press Collective:
Video Exclusive: Michelle Malkin Attacked at DNC; “Kill Michelle Malkin”  —  Michelle Malkin was attacked by protesters and conspiracy nut Alex Jones during the “Shake Your Money Maker” event while Recreate68 attempted to levitate the Denver Mint.  Another protester began shouting “Kill Michelle Malkin.”
Michelle Malkin:
Mob scene at the Mint; Update: The trouble begins; riot at Denver City Center, pepper spray comes out  —  Outside the Denver City Center...10:06pm Eastern/8:06pm Mountain...Founding Bloggers  —  is on the scene.  Blogger Charlie Martin is also there and reports that press and police again far outnumber protesters.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Carville Critique  —  The notion that tonight should have been about ripping the bark off the president seems to me misplaced.  No one needs to be persuaded that the country is on the wrong track.  We have endured one of the worst presidencies in American history, a stalling economy …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK II  —  Thought we had some great speeches tonight.  But I did not hear much about President Bush or John McCain.  Maybe this wasn't the night for it.  Maybe this was Kennedy and Michelle Obama.  But they need to go there.  See what Begala said in the interview David did with him earlier this evening.
Discussion: The RBC
Craig Crawford / Craig Crawford's Trail Mix:
Anatomy of a Subplot  —  The Democratic convention now teeters on the brink of a media disaster thanks to real news that threatens to distract reporters from the scripted show.  —  And wouldn't you know, it's all about the Clintons.  The trouble with the news-free nature of modern conventions …
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Three Democratic Clans Mix Uneasily
Discussion: The New Republic
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Ted Kennedy's Likely Last Big Hurrah
Discussion: CTV.ca
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
PARTY PEOPLE: KAREN BROWN AND BONNIE TIERNEY, CLINTON AND MCCAIN SUPPORTERS  —  TAP ran into Karen Brown and Bonnie Tierney on 16th Street in Denver, Colorado.  Brown was wearing a Hillary Clinton shirt and a John McCain button.  They weren't delegates, but they'd come down from Colorado Springs to bear witness to the convention.
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Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
HOW BARACK OBAMA MIGHT REACH 50% IN THE POLLS.— Many pundits on the right are underestimating the ease with which Barack Obama has it within his power to get a 3-8% bump in support in the polls.  —  Remember, Obama got enormous mileage in his 2004 convention speech from some modest statements …
Discussion: The Corner
David Greenberg / Slate:
WHY BIDEN'S PLAGIARISM SHOULDN'T BE FORGOTTEN.  —  Teachers and scholars consider the unattributed use of someone else's words and ideas to be a very serious offense, but the public doesn't seem to mind much, at least when it comes to politics.  The incidents of plagiarism and fabrication …
Discussion: The New Republic
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Wow  —  One of the best, most moving, intimate, rousing, humble, and beautiful speeches I've heard from a convention platform.  Maybe she should be running for president.  You don't need any commentary from me.  This was a home-run.  And sincere.  Thank God that in the end, the truth struggles out there.
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Peter Wehner / The Corner:
Obama's Misfire  —  I want to echo what Yuval says, as well as Jennifer Rubin over at Contentions.  Senator Obama's new ad, trying to explain his association with the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, may rank as among the worst tactical mistakes of the campaign.
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