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10:50 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: and Taylor Marsh
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.
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
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 …
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  —  That started a six-hour standoff …
Discussion: Wake up America
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.”
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.
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 …
James Gerstenzang / The LA Times President Bush Blog:
Why was Cheney's guy in Georgia before the war?
Discussion: Think Progress
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why Not Make Hillary the Keynote Speech?  —  Wouldn't it have been a costless way to make Hillary and her partisans feel respected?  I mean, she's already far-and-away the biggest draw of the night.  I suspect most people think she's the keynoter anyway.  The only difference is that …
Discussion: New York Times
New York Times:
Some Clinton Fund-Raisers Are Still Simmering  —  DENVER — A significant number of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's top fund-raisers remain on the sidelines and unwilling to work for Senator Barack Obama, a nettlesome problem that appears to be contributing to the campaign's failure to keep pace …
Discussion: Hot Air and Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Okay.  I'm up for it tonight.  I'm live-blogging Hillary Night at the Democratic Convention.  —  6:50 Central Time: My resolve jells.  —  7:15: I'm watching PBS tonight.  C-SPAN last night.  PBS has HD + longer coverage than the networks.  (I don't have CNN HD.)
Discussion: Right Wing News
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard Blog:
Kristol Calls In: Warner Gets Bumped for Refusing to be Attack Dog
Marc Ambinder:
Massive Mag Lines
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Eric Posner / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Discussion: EconLog
Obama and ‘Infanticide’  —  The facts about Obama's votes …
Discussion: The Corner
Stuart Silverstein / Top of the Ticket:
TV audience up 20% over '04 Democratic convention
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
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue …
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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
Hesiod / Daily Kos:
UPDATES: Ayers Ad Funder Ripped Off His Own Daughters
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Snubbing Hillary  —  Team Obama tried way too hard to leave this as a Top Ten.
Discussion: The New Republic
Daniel W. Reilly / The Politico:
Democrats take aim at McCain's temper
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