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4:15 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Rasmussen Reports:
47% of Democratic Women say Hillary Should be on the Ticket  —  Nearly half of Democratic women (47%) say Barack Obama should have chosen Hillary Clinton for his running mate instead of Senator Joseph Biden as the former First Lady prepares to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention.
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.
New York Times:
Michelle Obama's Remarks at the Democratic Convention
Bizarre Florida:   Man reacts negatively to Michelle Obama speech; SWAT team called
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Hillary Clinton speaks at convention. The press concocts a story
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jack Cafferty / CNN:
Cafferty: Beverly “Hillary-billies” come to Denver
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Angry Democrats Distracted DNC Attendees in Denver
Elrod / The Moderate Voice:   Why Michelle's Speech Matters
Gallup:
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 …
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 …
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James Gerstenzang / The LA Times President Bush Blog:
Why was Cheney's guy in Georgia before the war?
Discussion: Think Progress
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Hit with ‘houses’ on Leno, McCain cites POW experience and more  —  A largely lighthearted turn on Jay Leno took a more serious turn when McCain was asked about how many houses he owns.  He offered his most expansive answer yet on the matter, including a new shorthand twist at the end.
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Reuters:
McCain uses POW ordeal to fight housing gaffe
Discussion: Alas, a blog
Faiz / Think Progress:
Rove Blasts Michelle Obama's Patriotism: 'I Don't Think She Did Well On Saying I Love America'  —  In a speech last night at the Democratic convention, Michelle Obama “began a weeklong effort to present her husband — and his entire family — as embodiments of the American dream.”
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
What It Meant To Some, II  —  [Re-posted] A reader writes:
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.”
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:   Biden and Iran  —  Michael Rubin's op-ed on Joe Biden …
Michelle Malkin:
Fighting back against Obama's thugs  —  Here is the ad Barack Obama doesn't want you to see.  Pass it on.  —  I cannot stress how outrageous the Obama campaign's attempt to silence the creators of the Ayers ad is.  Mr. Hope and Change is applying Chicago-style mafia tactics to intimidate …
Discussion: Moonbattery, Law Blog and Stop The ACLU
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Clifford J. Levy / New York Times:
Russia Backs Independence of Breakaway Georgian Areas  —  MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday formally recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the two enclaves in Georgia whose separatist aspirations stirred the fierce conflict this month.  —  The step, which goes beyond Russia's …
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Wall Street Journal:
Russia's Aggression Is a Challenge to World Order
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
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 …
Megan McArdle:
Annals of idiocy  —  I am resigning from the human race.  I don't want to be associated with this: … We live in degenerate times, my friends.  Our ancestors got into ships that would hardly do for a weekend sail on the lake, crossed stormy oceans, fought mountain cats and drought …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LEACH GETS THE SHORT SHRIFT.... Last night, DDay asked a very reasonable question: “If a 30-year Democrat spoke at the RNC, excoriated his former party, and endorsed the Presidential candidate of the opposite party, would the media cover it?”  —  DDay was referring, of course …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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Megan McArdle:
Not ready for prime-time
Associated Press:
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Amanda Carpenter / TownHall Blog:
Are Khalid al Mansour and Obama Friends?
 Earlier Items: 
Ross Douthat:
Obama-Dullsville '08  —  I was feeling a little bad …
Discussion: Commentary
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Dog That Isn't Barking  —  The fun and games may be in Denver …
Discussion: Commentary
Politics West:
Republicans set up “war room” near downtown
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
Pepper Spray Disperses Group
David Brooks / New York Times:
The 21st-Century Man  —  I flew into the airport here on Sunday …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
More People Have Health Insurance. Thank Uncle Sam.
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Who's Our (Sugar) Daddy?