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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Many Clinton Supporters Say Speech Didn't Heal Divisions  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's most loyal delegates came to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night looking for direction.  They listened, rapt, to a 20-minute speech that many proclaimed the best she had ever delivered, hoping her words …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Delivers Emphatic Plea for Unity  —  DENVER — With her husband looking on tenderly 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 …
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Biden is wrench in McCain's VP choice  —  DENVER — Democrat Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a running mate is complicating Republican John McCain's analysis of his prospective vice presidential contenders.  —  Biden will make his formal debut Wednesday with a prime-time address.
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.
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
Obama, Bill Clinton Remain Distant  —  Despite Similar Stories, a Complex Relationship  —  Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — in so many ways two sides of the same coin.  Old heat and new cool, two guys who came out of nowhere, bereft of early connections, overcoming the odds.
Discussion: The Swamp, TIME.com and marbury
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
For Obama, a Challenge to Clarify His Message
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 …
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New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic Convention Speech  —  The following is a transcript of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by CQ Transcriptions.  —  Senator Clinton: Thank you.  Thank you all.  —  Thank you.  Thank you all very, very much.
Weekly Standard:
The Temple of Obama  —  Reuters reports that “Democratic …
Discussion: Power Line
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   “No Way, No How, No McCain”
Fox News:
Ayers Unrepentant for Radical Group's Violence in 1960s, 1970s  —  William Ayers, who was a founder of the 1960s and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground, told FOX News correspondent James Rosen in a candid 2004 interview that he still believed he was “on the side of justice” years after the group's wave of attacks.
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Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist
Discussion: Fox News
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Obama's Response Ad Reflects Lessons of 2004
Robert D. Novak from Creators Syndicate:
Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster  —  Creators Syndicate is pleased to announce that Robert D. Novak will be writing occasional columns.  All his groundbreaking election analysis will be available on creators.com.  Read it here first.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports of strong support within …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Salon
William Yardley / New York Times:
Senator From Alaska Wins Republican Primary  —  Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska won the Republican primary in his home state on Tuesday, soundly defeating six Republican challengers less than a month after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil services company.
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Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Stevens Wins Alaska Primary, Young in Dead Heat
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Conservative Democrats Peeling Away From Obama  —  Moderate/Liberal Republicans also shifting more to McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has been struggling to maintain his Democratic base thus far in August, and according to weekly averages of Gallup Poll Daily tracking, the problem seems to be with conservative Democrats.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Corner
New York Post:
BRAWLING ANCHORS ON MSNBC  —  ANIMOSITY among MSNBC anchors has reached a mile-high peak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with on-air squabbling between such big egos as Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster.  —  Scarborough, who served in Congress …
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Mark Finkelstein / media.newsbusters.org:
Tensions Boil Over at MSNBC as Shuster, Scarborough Feud
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Highlight Tax Cuts For Middle Class in Speech  —  Barack Obama said he plans to focus on the struggles of middle-class Americans, including their tax burden, in his Thursday night speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president.  —  “The single most important thing …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Hillary Knocks It Out of The Park: “No Way. No How, No McCain.”
Discussion: Truthdig
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 …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain ad turns to foreign policy  —  Another day in Denver brings another McCain ad served up for the voracious mouths at the cable nets who have many hours to fill before and after the marquee speakers.  —  With some of tonight's speakers, especially Joe Biden, intending to focus on foreign policy …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
POWERFUL  —  That was quite a speech.  It occurred to me as she built to the conclusion in the last few minutes, that the pre-2008 Hillary Clinton would not have been capable of that speech.  That's not a dig.  But she grew incredibly as a candidate over the course of this campaign.
Julie Mason / Houston Chronicle:
Chatter over Hutchison as possible VP pick grows louder  —  CRAWFORD — Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's long-shot odds for vice president are getting a push from conservative and other pundits in the lead-up to next week's Republican National Convention.  —  The latest flurry of speculation online …
 
 
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