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9:10 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 …
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.
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.
Felisa Cardona / Denver Post:
Possible Obama connection in gun arrest  —  Federal authorities have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon amid reports that a fortunate traffic stop by Aurora Police may have disrupted an assassination attempt against Barack Obama.  —  KUSA-TV is reporting that two men …
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
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
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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Little Green Footballs:
Zombie Update: Riot in Denver City Center  —  Just received via text from Zombie: … UPDATE at 8/25/08 6:54:17 pm:  —  Received at 6:50 pm PST: … UPDATE at 8/25/08 7:01:15 pm:  —  A web camera at the Civic Center: Livecam - The Denver Post.  —  UPDATE at 8/25/08 7:21:33 pm:
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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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  —  Listen: Michelle Obama's Primetime Speech … As you might imagine, for Barack, running for president is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother, Craig.  —  I can't tell you how much it means to have Craig and my mom here tonight.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Shakesville
Clive Crook:   Michelle Obama's speech
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
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
Associated Press:
Cindy McCain to visit distressed Georgia
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
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Ted Kennedy's Likely Last Big Hurrah  —  Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, the last of the legendary Kennedy brothers and keeper of the torch of legacy who is battling a brain tumor, surprised 'em and wowed 'em at the Democratic convention — appearing after a day of speculative reports …
Discussion: CTV.ca
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Three Democratic Clans Mix Uneasily
Discussion: The New Republic
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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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Cheney To Visit Georgia Next Week
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Kennedy Tribute  —  Here it is.  —  post comment | … Weird.
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
AT&T thanks the Blue Dog Democrats with a lavish party
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
DNC Diary: Michelle, Michelle, Michelle
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
No Joke: Jon Stewart Takes Aim At 24-Hour Cable News ‘Beast’
Discussion: TVNewser
Ali / Think Progress:
Fox News's DNC coverage focuses on cheerleaders, Hooters girl.
National Black Republican Association:
50 Martin Luther King Was A Republican Billboards Welcome Obama To Denver
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
HOW BARACK OBAMA MIGHT REACH 50% IN THE POLLS.— Many pundits …
Discussion: The Corner
Mark W. / Times of London:
Madonna infuriates McCain with Hitler-Mugabe sequence at Cardiff concert
New York Times:
U.N. Envoy's Ties to Pakistani Are Questioned
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Wow  —  One of the best, most moving, intimate, rousing …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PUFFED-UP HYPOCRITE WATCH
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain and Jay Leno Joke About His Age
Chicago Sun Times:
National Organization for Women president calls for Jones' resignation …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
David Greenberg / Slate:
WHY BIDEN'S PLAGIARISM SHOULDN'T BE FORGOTTEN.