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11:20 AM ET, August 26, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Simply Left Behind
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Obama Signaled Early That He Was Unlikely To Choose Ex-Rival  —  In a private meeting with Sen. Barack Obama after she conceded the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton made a request: that he consider her for his vice presidential running mate …
Discussion: MSNBC, Political Punch and TIME.com
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 …
Jack Cafferty / CNN:
Cafferty: Beverly “Hillary-billies” come to Denver
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Ted Kennedy's Likely Last Big Hurrah
Discussion: CTV.ca and The New Republic
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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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.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Plot unfolds to assassinate Obama on national TV, a 4th arrest, more details  —  More details emerging from Denver as we write this in the predawn hours on the now suspected plot to assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with a high-powered rifle on national television during …
Steven K. Paulson / Associated Press:
Officials: Man wasn't a ‘credible threat’ to Obama  —  Featured Topics: - U.S. Elections - Iraq  —  DENVER - Authorities are investigating whether a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck made statements threatening Barack Obama, but emphasize he never posed a …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Aurora Police & Feds Bust Plot Targeting Obama
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
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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Denver Post:   100 protesters taken to temporary center
Judy Keen / USA Today:
Obama dogged by links to 1960s radical  —  CHICAGO — Conservatives are stepping up efforts to turn 1960s radical Bill Ayers into a political liability for Barack Obama.  —  This spring, Obama's links to Ayers briefly became a campaign controversy.  Now American Issues Project …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama to DOJ: Block terrorist ad
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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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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Washington Post:
For Those From Swing States, The Watchword Is . . . Worry  —  The anxiety comes in several forms, but particularly common is the pained look, followed by the quick glance away and the lengthy pause, in the face of a simple question: How is Barack Obama doing?
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Unions stress over racism in the ranks
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
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.
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 …
Discussion: Commentary and Pajamas Media
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.”
Dayo Olopade / The New Republic:
Barack's Big Night  —  Obama's national career was launched four years ago with his keynote speech at the Democratic convention.  The inside story of how did he got the gig—and who really deserves credit for it.  —  More than any politician in recent history, Barack Obama's national career began …
Discussion: Swampland
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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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
How She Did It  —  Michelle Obama's speech was quite effective.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and The Mahablog
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Olbermann: 'I'm Beginning to Sound Borderline Sycophantic'
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Huckabee: Romney should have ignored the Massachusetts Supreme …
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Some Recent History  —  As you may recall, several months ago …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
BBC:
Russia recognises Georgian rebels
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Marc Ambinder:
Bob Bauer's Election Protection Mission
Discussion: Election Law
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Tax loopholes seen costing billions annually
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Don Surber
 Earlier Items: 
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Huckabee as VP
Discussion: The Opinionator
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Don Surber
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Kennedy Tribute  —  Here it is.  —  post comment | … Weird.
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
Average U.S. Income Showed First Rise Over 2000
Discussion: BizzyBlog and The Big Picture
Dave McKinney / Chicago Sun Times:
Biden has deep ties to Rezko accomplice
Discussion: Riehl World View and Hot Air
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’