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5:40 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Bill Clinton in Denver again undercuts Obama  —  DENVER — Bill Clinton appeared to undermine Sen. Barack Obama again Tuesday.  —  The former president, speaking in Denver, posed a hypothetical question in which he seemed to suggest that that the Democratic Party was making a mistake in choosing Obama as its presidential nominee.
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Rebecca Traister / Salon:
Angry PUMAs on the prowl in Denver  —  They don't care if they make Chris Matthews happy, or if they make Hillary Clinton look bad.  They don't even care that she wants them to stop.  —  DENVER — “This is where you see the civil war!” burbled Chris Matthews, experiencing near-asphyxiatory pleasure …
CNN:
Carville: Dems wasting first night  —  (CNN) — Have the Democrats wasted the first night of the convention?  —  Yes, says Democratic Strategist and CNN contributor James Carville.  —  Speaking on CNN, Carville said the party was too soft in its attacks on John McCain Monday night …
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Obama Signaled Early That He Was Unlikely To Choose Ex-Rival  —  In a private meeting with Sen. Barack Obama after she conceded the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton made a request: that he consider her for his vice presidential running mate …
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Hillary Clinton speaks at convention.  The press concocts a story  —  Within the fast-forward world of campaign journalism, it's not considered cool to examine the recent past in order to provide context for today's events.  (We know it's not cool because nobody does it.)
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Hullabaloo
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Denver drama: Can Clintons get over it?  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton is over it — at least when people are watching.  —  Within days of losing the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, her aides said she was all business, returning to her Senate duties, telling people she would do whatever …
Denver Post:
Obama, Clinton camps working on hotel roll-call vote
Discussion: The Caucus
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Michael J. Totten:
The Truth About Russia in Georgia  —  TBILISI, GEORGIA - Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia.  “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched …
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James Gerstenzang / The LA Times President Bush Blog:
Why was Cheney's guy in Georgia before the war?  —  What was a top national security aide to Vice President Dick Cheney doing in Georgia shortly before Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's troops engaged in what became a disastrous fight with South Ossetian rebels — and then Russian troops?
Discussion: Think Progress
Pajamas Media:
Live from DNC: Malkin in Jeopardy  —  [VIDEO] Michelle Malkin under attack by self-described anarchists yelling “Kill Michelle Malkin” in front of the Denver Mint.  —  In this exclusive Pajamas TV video... Michelle Malkin is under attack by self-described anarchists yelling “Kill Michelle Malkin” in front of the Denver Mint.
Bizarre Florida:
Man reacts negatively to Michelle Obama speech; SWAT team called  —  The man stood outside his RV, yelling and shooting a gun into the air.  When Pasco sheriff's deputies confronted him, he ran inside and wouldn't come out, according to Tampabay.com.  —  That started a six-hour standoff …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Hit with ‘houses’ on Leno, McCain cites POW experience and more  —  A largely lighthearted turn on Jay Leno took a more serious turn when McCain was asked about how many houses he owns.  He offered his most expansive answer yet on the matter, including a new shorthand twist at the end.
CNN:
FAA computer problems causing flight delays  —  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Every major airport in the United States was experiencing flight delays Tuesday afternoon because of a communications breakdown at a Federal Aviation Administration facility, the administration said.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Megan McArdle:
Annals of idiocy  —  I am resigning from the human race.  I don't want to be associated with this: … We live in degenerate times, my friends.  Our ancestors got into ships that would hardly do for a weekend sail on the lake, crossed stormy oceans, fought mountain cats and drought …
Megan McArdle:
Not ready for prime-time  —  According to Nielsen, none of you are watching the conventions.  An even lower none than in 2004, which was itself a dramatic decline from the lackluster ratings of 2000.  And why would you?  You could replace all the speeches with the following template:
 
 
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Peter Wehner / The Corner:
Let Us Pray  —  I just watched this video tribute to Barack Obama, “American Prayer.”
Discussion: Althouse
VetsForFreedom.org:
I am the Surge  —  To download the video, right click below and choose “Save Target As”
Apollo Gonzales / Switchboard:
Is T. Boone selling you shinola, or something else?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama camp: Prosecute Simmons
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
Pelosi to protesters: “Can we drill your brains?”
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Hot Air
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Did Biden Call for a Cut-Off in Aid to Israel?
Fox News:
Archbishop of Washington Chides Pelosi; Denver Archbishop Warns Biden …
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Wire:
Politicker Poaches From Politico
Paul Singer / Roll Call:
School Pays Biden Healthy Stipend
Discussion: The Swamp and www.redstate.com
David Neiwert / Firedoglake:
The Crazies Start Coming Out Of The Woodwork
Michelle Malkin:
Fighting back against Obama's thugs
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LEACH GETS THE SHORT SHRIFT.... Last night, DDay asked …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The 21st-Century Man  —  I flew into the airport here on Sunday …
Washington Post:
For Those From Swing States, The Watchword Is . . . Worry
Michael Rubin / Washington Post:
Biden's Blink on Iran