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4:10 AM ET, August 27, 2008


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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.
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.
Marge Hibbing Mn / CNN:
Source: Bill Clinton will not attend Obama's Invesco speech  —  DENVER (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will be on hand for Barack Obama's acceptance speech, but according to a source close to former President Bill Clinton, he will not: the source tells CNN that Clinton will not join his wife at Invesco Field Thursday night.
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 …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Delivers Emphatic Plea for Unity  —  DENVER — With her husband looking on admiringly and her supporters watching with tears in their eyes, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton deferred her own dreams on Tuesday night and delivered an emphatic plea at the Democratic National Convention …
Clinton: I'm a proud Obama supporter  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton introduced herself as a “proud supporter of Barack Obama” at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday as she called on her party to rally behind her former rival.  —  “Whether you voted for me …
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Analysis: A perfect night for Clinton, Obama?  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - For one evening, their political world was perfect.  Or so it seemed.  —  Standing before hundreds of delegates, almost half of them her backers, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declared it time …
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 …
New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic Convention Speech
Discussion: Guardian and Shakesville
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Will Get Nominating, Seconding Speeches Tomorrow
Discussion: and Taylor Marsh
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson
Discussion: and The Reaction
Stuart Silverstein / Top of the Ticket:
Hillary Clinton skips mentioning Obama in a speech to supporters
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Rendell: Obama Is “Like Adlai Stevenson ... What The Heck Is Going On?”
Discussion: Open Left and
Washington Wire:   Republicans Gleefully Woo Clinton Backers
Gromer Jeffers Jr / TRAIL BLAZERS:
BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton will campaign in South Texas for Obama
Discussion: Burnt Orange Report
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Obama rolling the dice on Clintons
Discussion: TalkLeft
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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain plans 3-state VP rollout  —  DENVER — John McCain is planning to rollout his vice-presidential nominee in three battleground states this weekend, with large-scale rallies planned for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to aides and advisers.  —  The GOP nominee-in-waiting …
Marc Ambinder:
Some In McCain Camp Ponder Thursday VP Announcement
Discussion: Salon and Blog
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton's convention speech  —  Hillary's speech — a success in the hall — was a study in the virtue of low expectations.  —  Some in the media, and some delegates, came in expecting that, as Dave Barry put it, Clinton would “attempt to snatch the nomination and escape with it by helicopter to a secret mountain fortress.”
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
What's Missing From Hillary's Speech  —  I'll amend this if I'm mistaken but on first read of Hillary's speech text I see no clear, flat assertion that Obama is qualified and prepared to be commander in chief from day one, which of course was always her central critique of him.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
The New Republic:
Hillary Clinton, Reluctantly—And Persuasively—Making The Case For Obama
Discussion: The Corner and The XX Factor
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Conservative Group's Ads Link Obama to 1960s Radical  —  DENVER — As Senator Obama's campaign makes its argument for his candidacy before a national audience here this week, it is waging a separate, forceful campaign against a new conservative group running millions of dollars of ads linking him to the 1960s radical William Ayers Jr.
Discussion: PrestoPundit
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Obama's Response Ad Reflects Lessons of 2004
Fox News:
Ayers Unrepentant for Radical Group's Violence in 1960s, 1970s
Discussion: PrestoPundit
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:   Ayers & Dohrn  —  I am amazed, simply amazed, at the amazement …
Obama and ‘Infanticide’  —  The facts about Obama's votes against ‘Born Alive’ bills in Illinois.  —  Anti-abortion activists accuse Obama of “supporting infanticide,” and the National Right to Life Committee says he's conducted a “four-year effort to cover up his full role in killing legislation …
Discussion: The Corner
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
“Here's A Situation Where Folks Are Lying”
Discussion: Riehl World View
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple  —  DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.  —  The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts …
Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's Sad Transformation  —  The transformation of Michelle Obama from a bracingly proud contemporary woman — mother, wife, career woman — into a prime time Betty Crocker was sad to see.  This is not to say that she was not up to the task assigned her Monday night.  She spoke well and looked swell.
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Warner camp confused by criticism over bi-partisan speech  —  DENVER (CNN) - A source close to Mark Warner who helped the Senate candidate craft his convention keynote speech said criticism by senior Democrats that his planned remarks were not partisan enough were off-base …
Patrick Edaburn / The Moderate Voice:   Mark Warner Keynote: A Nominee That Should Have Been
Scott Mayerowitz / ABCNEWS:
FDIC Warns of More Bank Troubles  —  The Government Insures Depositors When Banks Fail, But Does It Have Enough Cash?  —  ABC NEWS Business Unit  —  The health of U.S. banks is quickly deteriorating, and the government fund set up to protect depositors might not have enough money to insure everybody, analysts told
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics
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 …
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