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9:40 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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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 …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
A Possible Plot Against Obama  —  DENVER — City and federal authorities said Monday night that at least three people were under arrest on firearms and drug charges in connection with a possible plot to kill Senator Barack Obama during his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night.
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.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Angry Democrats Distracted DNC Attendees in Denver  —  Obama Maintains the Clintons Are Sincere in Their Support  —  As he watched the first night of his Democratic National Convention from the cozy living room of local supporters Jim and Alicia Girardeau, Sen. Barack Obama undoubtedly wanted his wife …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Aurora Police & Feds Bust Plot Targeting Obama
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Police schedule press conference amid report of Obama assassination plot
Discussion: Wonkette
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.”
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Gateway Pundit:
MICHELLE MALKIN ATTACKED AT DENVER PROTEST!!  —  Leftists Ambush Michelle Malkin!  —  Scream— “Kill Michelle Malkin!”  —  MICHELLE MALKIN ATTACKED AT RECREATE 68 PROTEST!  Today was the Recreate 68 “Shake the Money Maker” protest at the Denver Mint.  —  What started out as another failed Leftist protest turned violent.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama to DOJ: Block terrorist ad  —  Sen. Barack Obama has launched an all-out effort to block a Republican billionaire's efforts to tie him to domestic and foreign terrorists in a wave of negative television ads.  —  Obama's campaign has written the Department of Justice demanding …
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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama seeks to silence ad tying him to 60s radical
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 …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Unions stress over racism in the ranks
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Ted Kennedy's Likely Last Big Hurrah
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Kennedy Tugs at Hearts, as Obama's Wife Praises Values
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 …
Discussion: Commentary, NewsBusters.org, PSoTD and Time
CNN:
Transcript: Michelle Obama's ‘One Nation’  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — Michelle Obama appeared before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Monday with a clear message: “One Nation.”  —  Barack Obama's wife of nearly 16 years described what the Illinois senator is like as a husband and father.
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NPR:
Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Shakesville
Clive Crook:   Michelle Obama's speech
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain ad: “3 AM”  —  We knew this was coming, didn't we?  With John McCain essentially recycling Hillary Clinton's questions about Barack Obama's experience, the 3 AM question runs as the subtext of all of these ads.  Why not make it explicit? … Presidential candidates have plenty …
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain and Jay Leno Joke About His Age
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.
Discussion: The RBC
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Kennedy Tribute  —  Here it is.  —  post comment | … Weird.  Tributes are usually for people who have passed away.  If they are going to do them for living people, why did they choose Kennedy over Bill Clinton????????  —  Where's the part about his drinking and leaving the scene of the accident?
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Michael Rubin / Washington Post:
Biden's Blink on Iran  —  In selecting Joseph Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama acknowledged the importance of foreign affairs to this year's election.  His Web site trumpeted Biden as “an expert on foreign policy” and a man “who has stared down dictators.”
Discussion: Hot Air and Jihad Watch
CNN:
Gergen: Michelle Obama rescued the night  —  The Democrats should be enormously grateful to Michelle Obama: after a very slow start to the convention, punctuated by a moving tribute to Teddy Kennedy and his own rousing speech, the first evening was in danger of becoming an entirely lost opportunity.
Dave McKinney / Chicago Sun Times:
Biden has deep ties to Rezko accomplice  —  DENVER — No matter what help Barack Obama might get from Sen. Joseph Biden, his newly named vice presidential running mate won't give Obama much cover on the Tony Rezko front.  —  Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure …
 
 
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Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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Discussion: The Corner
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Discussion: Chicago Boyz
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