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10:05 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Romney: McCain earned his homes; Obama didn't  —  Mitt Romney spoke in Denver today.  (Yoon S. Byun / Globe Staff)  —  DENVER — Former governor Mitt Romney, perhaps continuing his audition to be John McCain's running mate, attacked Barack Obama today for making an issue out of McCain's many homes.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: No Bounce for Obama in Post-Biden Tracking  —  PRINCETON, NJ — It's official: Barack Obama has received no bounce in voter support out of his selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.  —  Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 23-25 …
Marc Ambinder:
Some In McCain Camp Ponder Thursday VP Announcement  —  Perhaps hoping to turn a fresh page from the Democratic convention, advisers to Sen. John McCain are considering a Thursday night vice presidential announcement, an aide said yesterday, although the unofficial word from campaign headquarters is that Friday is still more likely.
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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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.)
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Rendell: Obama Is “Like Adlai Stevenson ... What The Heck Is Going On?”  —  As I've noted before, it's impossible to write an item about former Hillary supporter Ed Rendell without using the word “blunt,” and this blunt assessment of Obama from Rendell certainly won't quiet the talk of tensions between the Hillary and Obama camps:
Discussion: Open Left and Philly.com
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson  —  DENVER — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell captured the jitters of the Democratic Party today when he conceded that for all Barack Obama's gifts, “he's not exactly the easiest guy in the world to identify with” and urged the presumptive nominee to start punching back against Republican attacks.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama camp: Prosecute Simmons  —  Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice Department, directly attacking the Dallas billionaire funding a harsh attack ad, Harold Simmons.  —  “We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill …
Ed Hornick / CNN:
Angry Clinton supporters toast McCain, roast Obama  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she'd spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party.
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WSJ.com:
McCain's Hillary-Themed Ads Are Barely Broadcast  —  Aaron Rutkoff reports from Denver on the Democratic convention.  —  Even before Hillary Clinton takes the stage for tonight's big speech, she has emerged as an unusually bipartisan star in the hullabaloo surrounding the convention.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Wake up America
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Michelle Obama / American Prospect:
Fighting Jackie Robinson Syndrome  —  Michelle Obama's convention speech was inspired, but it was also a testament to the extra burden she's asked to bear as a black woman in America.  —  Many people were moved by Michelle Obama's speech last night, in which she exhorted Americans to work toward “the world as it should be.”
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?
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.
Daniel W. Reilly / The Politico:
Democrats take aim at McCain's temper  —  DENVER — John McCain's Democratic colleagues in the Senate are zeroing in on his oft-discussed temper, questioning whether the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is too volatile to be commander in chief.  —  In separate interviews with Politico …
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Will Get Nominating, Seconding Speeches Tomorrow  —  A senior conventional official says that supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton will formally place her name into nomination Wednesday night with regular nominating and seconding speeches.  The roll call of states begins around 6:00 pm ET.
Discussion: TIME.com and Taylor Marsh
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration  —  Minneapolis-  —  All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week's convention.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
 
 
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FactCheck.org:
Obama and ‘Infanticide’  —  The facts about Obama's votes …
Discussion: The Corner
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why Not Make Hillary the Keynote Speech?
Stuart Silverstein / Top of the Ticket:
TV audience up 20% over '04 Democratic convention
Discussion: TIME.com
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Okay.  I'm up for it tonight. …
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Obama rolling the dice on Clintons
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Politico
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Determined to Give Speech, Kennedy Left Hospital Bed
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
HuffPo Lunch: Dirty Bloggers Eatin' Cold Salmon
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Douthat's Confusion  —  Ross Douthat sarcastically points …
Discussion: The Corner and Ross Douthat
 Earlier Items: 
Hesiod / Daily Kos:
UPDATES: Ayers Ad Funder Ripped Off His Own Daughters
Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
Please, Democrats, Attack
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Snubbing Hillary  —  Team Obama tried way too hard to leave this as a Top Ten.
Discussion: The New Republic
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Behind the Scenes of the Vice-Presidential Selection Process
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
Pelosi to protesters: “Can we drill your brains?”
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Hot Air
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ayers & Dohrn  —  I am amazed, simply amazed, at the amazement …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Megan McArdle:
Not ready for prime-time
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Hit with ‘houses’ on Leno, McCain cites POW experience and more